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My appetite has been fairly normal since m/s stopped, but last night I woke up super hungry and couldn't get back to sleep until I ate something. Then I got up this morning and ate my normal breakfast and then a huge smoothie because I was still hungry. It's about an hour later, and I'm starving again.<br><br>
What the heck is going on? Could I actually be thirsty and getting confused? Is this normal? Other people have mentioned feeling extra hungry sometimes, but this seems insane.
 

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haha! nope, totally normal. that's why i crack up when i read that pg ladies only need an extra 300 cal a day. i probably ate 750 cal more in my 2nd and 3rd tri w/ DD, and i only gained 30 lbs.<br>
enjoy! having an enormous appetite is my fave part of pregnancy. unfortunately, i'm still waiting on it with this one...
 

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My guess is your body is looking for a specific nutrient. Any cravings to go along with the hunger? That might help you pinpoint what it is.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">haha! nope, totally normal. that's why i crack up when i read that pg ladies only need an extra 300 cal a day. i probably ate 750 cal more in my 2nd and 3rd tri w/ DD, and i only gained 30 lbs.<br>
enjoy! having an enormous appetite is my fave part of pregnancy. unfortunately, i'm still waiting on it with this one...</div>
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Here, take some of mine! I have things I need to do today-- I can't spent ALL day eating! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My guess is your body is looking for a specific nutrient. Any cravings to go along with the hunger? That might help you pinpoint what it is.</div>
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I was wondering about that. But nope, no cravings, just raving hunger (though I did have an almost orgasmic dream about peppermint candy ice cream last night. drooool...).<br><br>
Later, when I sit down to meditate, I'll try to focus on you question and see if I can get a better sense of what might be going on, if anything.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> You guys crack me up.<br><br>
Totally normal Molck! Lately for me though everything I eat makes me instantly full. It lasts for like 4 hours. Miserable!
 

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I just ate an hour ago and I am sitting here thinking about how completely hungry I am... I just bought some candy cane joe joe's...hmmmmmmmm<br>
God, I swore I wasn't going to gain as much weight this time around...ah screw it where are those cookies?!!
 

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last night, i got out of bed at midnight and when downstairs for a bowl cereal and some orange juice. i just couldn't fall asleep with a rumbling tummy.
 

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Welcome to the next 5 months of your life <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. Just wait a few months, though, until your stomach is squished up and teeny and will only hold a tiny amount of food. You'll have to eat at least every hour! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Your totally normal, I'm usually and constantly hungry too (in my other pregnancies). This time I'm weird and I have no appetite at all and its quite worrying b/c I forget to eat.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Your totally normal, I'm usually and constantly hungry too (in my other pregnancies). This time I'm weird and I have no appetite at all and its quite worrying b/c I forget to eat.</div>
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Me too, and now I'm fainting b/c of it.<br><br>
When I was pg with ds1, I was a teacher and had 4th and 6th periods free. I used to go to the cafeteria and eat full lunches BOTH periods. The lunch ladies thought it was hysterical and gave me my extra food for free!
 

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I've got the munchies today too! But I want pumpkin pie or banana cream pie. Sniff Sniff With lots of Whip Cream!
 

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I was already hungry, why did I click on this thread? With all your talk of ice cream, cookies and pies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> My DH is going to have to make a stop on his way home now.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I've hit the hungry phase too! Food, food, food, mmm. So nice after the ms is gone.<br><br>
And majormajor, also <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> at bf'ing mamas only needing an extra 300 cal/day - I NEVER eat so much as during those first weeks when baby is little and nursing all the time!
 

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I've been hungry ALL day long!!! Of course, hypoglycemia and pregnancy don't go well together - with the baby, my blood sugar crashes faster than usual, so I seem to eat all the time!
 

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I've seen craving/food threads in other DDCs. I think I can hold off starting one for a while longer... but only a little while <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've got the munchies today too! But I want pumpkin pie or banana cream pie. Sniff Sniff With lots of Whip Cream!</div>
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<span><b>or some cocnut cream pie with a side of salted brie and pickles (dill!). food is my life. it's kind of ridiculous! I only have 20 more weeks of this eat-a-thon.</b></span>
 

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Yeah, me too. I've been craving any type of Hispanic foods. There's this great Peruvian restaurant that now calls me one of their regulars since my pg started. It was the only thing I could eat through my morning sickness. Spanish rice and beans. Mmmm..... and salsa, pico de gallo, enchiladas, picadillo, arroz con pollo..... gah! I'm at work until 3 with only hummus and veggies and it's 8am! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
My DH thinks it's my version of craving "Traditional Foods" as my dad's a Hispanic mutt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I need food now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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I have been ridiculously hungry too! My major cravings have been pineapples and baked potatoes! I have pineapples and cottage cheese every morning, and a bakes potato every night. And I think about the potato ALL DAY LONG. Hmmm... maybe I'll have one for lunch today!
 
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