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Anyone else suddenly starving?

post #1 of 18
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I have not had much of an appetite lately.. the last few months I have eaten 3 meals a day, but not heavily.

Last night (I'm just 38 weeks) I woke up at 4 am and HAD to get up to eat.. It was a primal need for food.. and I haven't stopped today. I am starving!!!!

??? why the sudden need to eat?
post #2 of 18
I don't know why, maybe the baby is just putting on it's final layer of fat and needs the extra food, but I'm super hungry all of a sudden too! I do not need to gain anymore weight at this point, thank you very much , but I'm afraid I'm going to gain until this baby comes out.
post #3 of 18
Hey Chantal! Remember me? Ivana? Ahem...from you know where...

I just saw that you posted wanted to pop in and tell you I was thinking of you lately. I knew you were due soon. I hope all goes well and wishing you a happy babymoon.

We had tons of fun at your house at the playdate last spring, before you were even pg I think?

Still hope you come on over sometime for a zoo visit. We'd love to have you all. Take care.

How much longer do you think?
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by 2crazykids View Post
How much longer do you think?
Hey stranger

Soon I Hope!!!!
post #5 of 18
I thought it was just me. I am so so so so hungry all the time! My DH even told me to slow down. We ate out bagel sandwiches this morning. My Dh commented about how he was so full. I could've eaten mine *and* his!! When we got home after that, I dashed for the fridge! I am 38 weeks, too. So, who knows what this means, but it is the hungriest I have been the whole pregnancy!

I am so happy I am not alone!
post #6 of 18
I'm 38wks and 2days, and I've been starving hungry for a couple of days now too. I hadn't had much appetite for the few weeks prior to that either. It's like I'm a bottomless pit all of a sudden!
post #7 of 18
maybe your baby dropped down allowing for more room in your stomach??
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
He dropped a few weeks ago.. it is more a primal need for FOOD

My DH reminded me I was this way the night I went into labor with my first..
post #9 of 18
hrm....well good luck getting that baby out then!!
post #10 of 18
My baby dropped a week or so ago, so maybe that could account for some of it. But, I agree this is a primal need for food feeling!
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by chantald View Post
He dropped a few weeks ago.. it is more a primal need for FOOD

My DH reminded me I was this way the night I went into labor with my first..


I'm just the opposite.. my appetite usually vanishes right before I go into labor.:
post #12 of 18
I'm glad it's not just me. I've suddenly been waking up in the middle of the night, STARVING. I think I've been hungrier during the day, too. I'm 38 weeks today.
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
I was afraid to step on the scale this morning...

Not a lb heavier...

Can't wait for this one to show.. my babies always tease like this..
post #14 of 18
Hey Chantal!! Hope that baby gets moving soon!!!

I've had the same thing lately. I only gained 10 lbs total with this pregnancy and never really had an appetite at all. This is very unusual for me being pregnant I'm usually the biggest pig you've ever seen.
I'll be 40 weeks on Tues and just this week, my appetite has really kicked in! DH has been amazed at me and how much I can eat lately. I keep finding myself wandering into the kitchen and standing in front of the fridge. Hopefully this is a sign of impending labor for all of us!! Wahooo
post #15 of 18
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I did it!! Elias James, was born at home on Jan 16th, my HBA2C!!

My biggest baby to date!! with a nuchal hand!!!

Here is his birth storyhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions...01#post7072701
post #16 of 18
congrats! Your story was awesome!
post #17 of 18
In February DDC....but this must have something to do with being around 38 weeks. I am 37 and a 1/2 weeks, and last night and all day today I can't get enough food.
We ate this huge dinner last night, and an hour later I wanted a whole other plate full of food. Then I got up in the middle of the night, starving!! Now, today, I just feel so happy it's another day that I can eat, eat, eat!! They're doing something that demands food. Maybe it's a labor preparation thing. Here's hoping!!
post #18 of 18
okay....just saw that you had your little one!! Congrats!!! That's awesome. Maybe the hunger is labor prep. Enjoy your babymoon!!!
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