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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Weekly Update

32 weeks, 1 day

Size of baby: Honeydew (19 in., 4.5 lbs)

Newly craved food: Hot dogs, mint chocolate chip ice cream

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss:  Over the past week or so, I was missing my friends and family who all live 5-6+ hours away.  We saw them over the Christmas/New Year’s holidays, but will not be making another trip to see them until at least Memorial Day weekend.  (We moved to another state over the summer.)

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Spoiled Milk

Why is it that when I want cereal the most, I end up having only spoiled milk in the fridge?

Hmm…this sounds like a parable to life, but I’m so sleep deprived that I can’t quite grasp it…

SHAMROCK SHAKE!

I *still* want one!!!  I’m so sad that we’re snowed in!

Cravings…

Thanks to pictures posted by various Facebook friends, I want a Shamrock Shake and a piece of chocolate cake.  Stat.

Hunger?

I thought pregnancy – especially the 3rd trimester – brought a flurry of hunger?!  I almost wish that I felt hungry, because I don’t think I’m getting the recommended caloric intake.  I’m just never really hungry.  Most of the time I force myself to eat.  Tonight, I ended up getting lightheaded and realized that hypoglycemia was setting in.

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Weekly Update

30 weeks

Size of baby: Butternut Squash (17 in., 3.1 lbs) (although, he was bigger than this 1.5 weeks ago…)

Newly craved food: Last night I wanted oreos and milk, but there haven’t been any weird cravings in a while.

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

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Weekly Update

28 weeks, 1 days

Size of baby: Small cabbage (17 in., 2.9 lbs)

Newly craved food: This is so random and I haven’t caved into this craving yet…but Little Debbie Zebra Cakes.  I don’t think I’ve had one of those since I was in elementary school, so I find it a little confusing!

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Weekly Update

26 weeks

Size of baby: Cucumber (approx. 15 in., 2.2 lbs)

Newly craved food: I indulged in some Cold Stone this week and it was fantastic!

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss: This week I started to miss working in a full-time job, mostly because of the constant social interactions that come along with it.  It’s weird being home all of the time, and I’m looking forward to having our baby to keep me busy!

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Weekly Update

25 weeks, 2 days

Size of baby: Eggplant (approx. 9.2 in., 2 lbs)

Newly craved food: Chocolate, Cold Stone Creamery ice cream

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss: Nothing new :)

What are you looking forward to: I ordered three pregnancy workout DVDs today and am excited for them to get here.  I so badly want to work out, but my usual workouts were too high intensity for me to do now.

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Weekly Update

24 weeks, 2 days

Size of baby: Eggplant (approx. 9 in., 1.7 lbs)

Newly craved food: Oranges

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss: Working out at the gym!  I think this is the one thing that I miss most about not being pregnant.  I loved being able to go to the gym, put in my headphones and tune the world out for an hour while I sweated off all stress.

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Weekly Update

20 weeks, 2 days

Size of baby: Banana (7 inches, 11 ounces)…although via the ultrasound we know that he was 13 ounces last Friday!

Newly craved food: Assorted Creams – Chocolates by Russell Stover

Food aversions: Fried foods

What do you miss: Running

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Weekly Update

17 weeks, 0 days

Size of baby: Turnip (approx. 5 inches, 5 ounces)

Newly craved food: Kraft Spaghetti

Food aversions: Beef and fried foods

What do you miss: I really, really, really still miss running.

What are you looking forward to: Being able to fall asleep before 3am. This week has not been pleasant so far.

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Kraft Spaghetti

Have you ever tried Kraft’s Tangy Italian Spaghetti?  It comes in a box like Macaroni & Cheese.  You add the spices from the packet to a can of tomato sauce, boil the noodles and voila!  You have a fabulously delicious, spicy spaghetti.  It truly is fantastic.

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Weekly Update

16 weeks, 0 days

Size of baby: Avocado (approx. 4.5 inches, 3.5 ounces)

Newly craved food: Nothing new this week, although I am starting to enjoy a nightly cup of hot chocolate!

Food aversions: Beef and fried foods

What do you miss: (Background = we moved to a different state over the summer.) I miss being closer to family for quick trips to visit.

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