Since being pregnant I haven't had any real cravings...until now. And of all things I crave ice! The weird thing is that I hated ice before this. It always hurt my teeth and was more of a nuisance than anything to me.
This craving has not only turned me on to something I used to not care for, but it has turned me into a ice snob! The hard, big, not easy to chew ice my fridge was making was not good enough anymore. I would go to different gas stations and restaurants looking for the perfect ice...asking the drive through person if they had crushed ice. Then I remembered that Sonic had small crunchy-perfect ice! I would buy a large drink, dump the drink out and just chomp on the ice. Then I found out you can BUY A BAG OF SONIC ICE! I had no idea until one day I was having such a bad craving I felt the need to research where I could buy my own Sonic-like ice...who knew that I would be able to buy it at Sonic of all places! :)
Turns out craving non-food items is called PICA and it's actually not a good thing. The doc tested my blood and put me on an iron pill...blah, blah, whatev! Still love ice. I don't crave it as much as I used to now and for some reason this makes me sad. I've also tried to cut back a little because I think it might have been damaging my already crappy teeth.
This is going to be a tough winter though to resist the cold stuff. With the big snow storm last week every time I see snow I think about ice and start to crave it. I know I'm a freak (can you believe I just wrote a whole post about my love for ice? weird!)