I am now 32 weeks along in this pregnancy and my appetite has seriously kicked up BIG time. I know I'm in the home stretch and this is the time that the baby puts on most of his weight, but WOW! I've had this craving for fried chicken, homemade baked macaroni and cheese, and cabbage- I made it last night and it was soooo good! I don't think I've ever been that satisfied by a meal, even the Pepsi that I drank with it really hit the spot!! Now today I want BBQ beef ribs and potato salad. I never make ribs and DH doesn't eat potato salad, so I'm going to see if I can go to this soul food or Portuguese BBQ place near my house and get the items a la carte. I have been a pretty light eater during my entire pregnancy and now it's totally different all of a sudden. I can see that this is where most of my weight gain is going to come from. I'm not too worried since I lost 10 lbs in the first 4 months and have only gained 16 back. This morning I woke up with a craving for Belgium waffles, so I pulled out the waffle maker and made some along with grits, eggs and cheese, and turkey bacon! Boy, I hope these cravings are short lived!
In other news- let me tell you about my big boy. We came downstairs yesterday morning and I told him to use the potty as I always do when he first wakes up. Well I heard the water running a little longer than was necessary. I went into the bathroom to give him the "you know you're not supposed to play in the water" lecture when I noticed he had a cup in his hands. He turned to me with this big toothpaste smeared smile on his face and all I could do was smile proudly. My big boy had brushed his teeth without having to be told. Here I was about to scold him and he was making his mommy proud! He's really taking leaps and bounds into independence.