Previous Post Next Post


Brought to you by

The McRib and My McPregnancy Craving…

By Danielle |

I think we all need to take a step back sometimes in our pregnancy and realize when we made a critical food craving mistake, and last night was that time for me.  Knowing my husband would be at his company Christmas party until around 9, I knew I was on my own for dinner and took it as an opportunity to be the cool mom and treat the kids to some crap fast food.

Who doesn’t like a happy meal when Daddy isn’t going to be around to bring the 5 o’clock smiles? 

So McDonald’s it was. I was going to get my typical chicken nuggets, with sweet and sour sauce, but when I pulled into the parking lot and saw the advertisement exclaiming “The McRib is back!!” I couldn’t McResist it.

Boy did I make a McMistake!

I dove into it like a teenage boy who had not eaten all day long, and within two bites, I was done. Finished. Grossed out. The barbecue sauce had fooled me, and the mystery meat sent me straight for the bathroom praying I didn’t throw the small bit I had indulged in right back up. Thankfully I kept it down like a champ. I am still trying to decide if that is a good or bad thing though.

This was the first craving I have had this pregnancy that turned out to be truly horrible, but I guess I can’t really blame anyone but myself. Seriously, what about a McRib actually sounds appealing?

So ladies, spill!  What was your worst pregnancy craving… you know the one you regret till this day!

More on Babble

About Danielle



Danielle Elwood is a straight-shooting Florida based mom of three and emerging indie author. Read bio and latest posts → Read Danielle's latest posts →

« Go back to Pregnancy

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Comments, together with personal information accompanying them, may be used on and other Babble media platforms. Learn More.

0 thoughts on “The McRib and My McPregnancy Craving…

  1. Danielle S. says:

    Lucky charms … they didn’t stay down and believe me the moss-green slime they turn into is not charming!

  2. Jenn says:

    Tuna fish…I was 8 months pregnant (mind you this was 21 years ago) and I will still NOT touch tuna fish, the smell makes me wanna puke even….ughhhh

  3. Jill says:

    McIndigestion is back?

  4. Jenna says:

    Haha, mine was McDonalds too! I hadn’t eaten McDonalds in years and one night when I was pregnant I had this craving for a Big Mac that was downright unreal. I was STARVING and had a buy one-get one coupon so I got two and downed them like it was my job.

    And then I spent the whole night vomiting while listening to my husband ask “Seriously… how did you not know this was how it would end?”

  5. Elle says:

    About 10 pickles followed by several green olives.. My stomach was not happy with me.

  6. Amanda says:

    Fresh strawberries. I’m sure you can imagine what that looked like coming back up.

  7. Heather says:

    When I first found out I was pregnant, my husband and I went out to eat and I got a seaood ravioli in a garlic cream sauce. It was pretty good, especially the sauce. However, 20 minutes later, I had my first of only two, so far (I’m 29 weeks now), food related sickness. It was the worst exerience ever! Needless to say, I doubt I will ever eat that, maybe even at the restaurant, again.

  8. Missy says:

    Grilled peanut butter sandwiches. Made just like grilled cheese, but I had to watch the amount of peanut butter because the first one was a gooey mess. I went easy on buttering the bread too, so I didn’t have a problem with keeping it down.

  9. Jennifer says:

    So far, a blueberry bagel with cream cheese has been the worst thing that I have indulged in. Wasn’t really a craving, but after my sickness, I certainly won’t be eating another during this pregnancy, if ever again!

    The grilled peanut butter sandwiches comment gave me a little laugh. I got all the ingredients to make grilled sandwiches with cream cheese and jelly, but I never got industrious enough to try them, and just around the time my morning sickness started to wane it became pretty obvious that I still wasn’t going to be able to eat very many “sweet” things for a long time to come.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.

Previous Post Next Post