Pregnancy Cravings: Racine Kringles

I didn’t realize that this was such a regional thing, because I grew up in metro-Milwaukee (not far from Racine).  I can’t find these delicious beauties anywhere near where we live, and it’s driving me bananas!  My taste buds/hormones are dreaming of having some Almond Racine Kringle in my mouth immediately.  This craving is killing me softly (I had this same craving with C, too!).

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My Post-Baby Indulgence Wish List

Every once in a while, I get a craving for something that’s a big “no-no” during pregnancy.  I’ve added several things to my list during the holidays, when delicious food and beverages abound.

I look forward to hearing some of your post-pregnancy must-haves!  Here are mine:

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Raspberry Nostalgia

I’ve been craving raspberries often with Baby Deuce.  Whenever I pop one of those delicious berries into my mouth (never without checking the inside for a worm, of course), it brings back memories of sneaking raspberries with the neighbor kids in their grandparents’ raspberry patch.  Those raspberries, fresh from the vine, were the best in the world.

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My Fruit Addiction

Sometimes, I’m running errands and may or may not get an inescapable craving for strawberries and pineapple.  Which I then consume in my car, ravenously.

Cinnamon Roll Disappointment

Ever get really excited to make something, but it doesn’t turn out like you hoped?  I made some cinnamon rolls this morning (admittedly, they came from one of those tubes found in the refrigerated aisle).  They smell absolutely amazing and I was so looking forward to enjoying one.  Unfortunately, they smell about 50 times better than they taste.  Yet, I somehow managed to go on a crazy pregnant lady binge and eat almost all the tops off of them.  You know, the good part with the icing.

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Craving Creativity

I LOVE sushi rolls.  LOVE them.  I’ve really missed them since getting pregnant.  California Rolls help dull the cravings for raw sushi, but I still cannot wait to scarf down a spicy tuna roll.

Tonight, I had to get creative because I didn’t have any crab, avocado or cucumber in the house.  I ended up making a cream cheese roll and dressing it up with some spicy sauce.  But I’ll still be dreaming about this:

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Craving Confession: Starburst

I had a killer craving for Starburst this afternoon and all but forced the Hubster to go buy me some.  Ever wonderful and devoted, he did.  I proceeded to eat WAY too many of them.  I feel like I’m going to be ravaged with cavities from the sugar, but at the same time…I don’t really care!

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Weekly Update

35 weeks

Size of baby: Large Cantaloupe (up to 22 inches, approx, 5.5 lbs)

Newly craved food:  Veggie subs from Subway

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss?  Being comfortable.

What are you looking forward to?  The ability to sleep on my back, stomach, or however I wish.

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Weekly Update

34 weeks

Size of baby: Pineapple (19-22 in., 4.9 lbs)

Newly craved food: Chocolate

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss?  Sleeping!  Working out for real…not an aerobic workout consisting of bending.

What are you looking forward to?  Having this baby.

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Weekly Update

33 weeks, 1 day

Size of baby: Pineapple (19-22 in., 4.9 lbs)

Newly craved food: BLTs, CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE!!

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss:  Being able to do anything without getting tired!  Putting on pants without struggling.  Being able to put on my own shoes (non-slip-ons, that is!).

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