I feel you, totally! I've been hungry for months, and eating without much restraint at all - and here I am at 34 weeks, having gained 45 pounds already
. I'm pretty small to begin with, so no one seems really concerned - but I'm starting to wonder if that means I'm going to gain 60+ by the end of this thing?! And I am hurting from being so heavy and carrying this weight around (in my back and hips).
It sounds terrible, but I'm sort of like, "where's all of that indigestion and squeezed stomach feeling I've been hearing about?". Because I can eat almost nonstop and never feel totally full these days.
And my cravings for sweets are through the roof, even for me (I naturally have a big sweet tooth already!). I try to eat lots of vegetables, whole grains, and good proteins - but there always seems to be plenty of room for fruit, cookies, ice cream, candy.
I"m starting to worry DH and myself... I guess everyone's "normal" is different, and as long as you're making sure you get the stuff you need in there, enjoy it while you can?
I wanted to add to what I wrote here above, because I felt afterwards like I just dumped my panicky 3rd trimester feelings on you, and in fact it doesn't sound like you're even eating that ridiculous of an amount! I was the same way at your stage, but there's no reason you'll gain as much as I am
and even if you do, who cares as long as you're feeling good?
I totally remember that "I will never get enough food in me and we will starve!!" feeling regardless of how much I ate. But then I would get to a point (usually by eating something like mashed potatoes and gravy - which can fill up anyone!) where I felt way TOO full and stretched, and then a few days later would notice the bump was much bigger and I was back to a normal appetite. So I bet your babe is just going through a growth spurt! Enjoy, eat up, and remember that even when you're resting, or sleeping, or even while you're eating, your body is doing things to grow a whole other human, and for that it must have MORE. FOOD!