Thursday, February 2, 2012

The hunger of pregnancy..



I am 17 weeks and 4 days pregnant currently, and for the last 5ish days I have been SOOO hungry! It is insane! 

I've lost about 10 pounds so far this pregnancy, which is pretty normal for me. I usually lose weight when pregnant (but it's nearly impossible to lose when I'm not)!  However, I don't remember being as hungry as I have been in the last 5 days ever!

I skipped breakfast this morning (I was in a rush to get to work), but once I came home I ate a bowl of soup and two cupcakes. Now, less than an hour later, I am starving yet again!

In other news, the little one has been very active the last few days... it is such an amazing feeling to feel another living being growing inside you! It's slightly bittersweet since we are nearly 100% sure this will be our last child (thus my last pregnancy).  I will be 20 weeks pregnant at my next doctor's visit, so we will then schedule an ultrasound. I CANNOT wait for the ultrasound, and to find out if we will be blessed with another girl, or boy! 

Back onto the topic of food, in the very beginning of my pregnancy I couldn't drink enough chocolate milk. I would drink at least a gallon of the stuff each day! I've also been craving salads... and Coca Cola! I personally find pregnancy cravings to be very interesting and I always wonder WHY I crave certain things.

Did you or your significant other have any pregnancy cravings or crazy pregnancy hunger? 

5 fantastic comments:

9d505224-32be-11e0-8a29-000f20980440 said...

Eat more protein, it's the only thing that will help. I'm at week 11 and it's taken me this long to realize it, but as soon as I really amped up my protein, and cut out the simple carbs, my ravenous hunger pretty much went away. My midwife said some studies suggest pregnant women increase their protein to as much as 100 grams a day...

Five Foot Mama said...

I'm with you on the Coke! I'm 32 weeks pregnant now and Coke and Mountain Dew have really been my only two big cravings! Can't wait to meet this baby!

http://fivefeetoffun.blogspot.com

Mama Chocolate said...

I craved cranberry juice during one of my pregnancies. I wanted it ALL the time!
So far with this pregnancy I've craved pizza and pot pie, LOL.

ChariT said...

Aww, I remember when I was pregnant with my twins and I would be SO hungry but could only eat very little at a time...that SUCKED!! Lol.

Many blessings to you that you will have a healthy pregnancy and delivery!

~Blessings!

Chari

Anonymous said...

Man I'm prego with my second and only 6 weeks, I get So hungry I can't stand it like Chari said, once I start eating I get full fast. Today I was craving a Burger but settled for a deli sub. Scarfed half of a 6inch down. Couldn't finish hr later I'm friggin hungry again. Eating pretzels now this is annoying lol

 
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