|One of the only cakes I have made--Red Velvet.|
Now I have not only eaten my words when it comes to that mythical sweet tooth, but I've also eaten cake. And brownies. And pie. And donuts. And chocolate. And a lot of gummy candy. When I read in the birthing book that you should have an activity planned for when you go into labor, what do you think I picked? Baking a birthday cake. This, from the woman who declared cake "too dry" to consume just months ago.
Not that I can necessarily complain. My cravings during this pregnancy have been relatively mild. I haven't sent my husband running to the store, except once, when I needed flaky, buttery biscuits. I waited an astounding six weeks to give in to my donut craving, and when I did, I only bought one donut and I ate it with a big old glass of almond milk. It was worth the wait.
But still, this baby girl is giving me a dose of sweet tooth that sometimes has me worried....will I always be like this now? Will I always want to end the night with a sweet little something? Will I always crave cupcakes?! And the biggest question of all: will I have the willpower to just say no to all these awesome sweet treats when I am not pregnant anymore?!
Being pregnant has its perks. For one, you have a constant reminder of why you want to eat healthy, why you need to work out, and who you are doing all of this for. Sure, I still give in every now and again, but I'm very conscious of the fact that my baby is depending on me for her nutrition. Having that in the back of my head helps a ton.
Now that I have joined the cake consuming masses, I'm incredibly turned on by cake mixes. I swoon after pretty pins of desserts on Pinterest as I wonder, for the first time in my life, "could I make that?!" Oh my sweetness. I can't handle it. Once you are in love with sugar, it shows up practically everywhere. One thing I can tell you, though, is that I will be, from here on out, much more sympathetic to my friends who lament that they love sweets. I feel your pain now. I understand.
And I want to eat cake with you.
The woman who used to hate cake