Sunday, July 12, 2009


Thank you all very much for your comments and emails about our really big news. It was hard to keep quiet about the baby, the reason I wasn't posting much or visiting your websites hardly at all. I hope I replied to all of those who asked but in case I didn't, or if anyone else is wondering, my due date is December 5, and we are not finding out if it's a boy or a girl.

I have been supremely uninterested in food 90% of the time. Planning, cooking and eating meals have mostly been a struggle. Anything beyond toast, eggos, cheese slices and fruit is largely unappetizing, even now, at 5 months gone. We had some family come to town to visit and meal planning, which normally would have taken me an hour, took a solid week. I could not think of a single thing that I wanted to eat that would appeal to anyone else. Reading cookbooks or websites devoted to food is almost always out of the question.

But because it's just me and you here, I can tell you that there are the days when all I do is eat. EAT. On work days I'll have something for breakfast at home; toast or an eggo. Then I'll take my food to work - my "second breakfast" of cereal or yogurt or fruit, my lunch, and then some more fruit for the afternoon. Some days that's good enough. But then there are the days when I've eaten my second breakfast by 8:30 and by 10 I'm eating my lunch. And then someone walks in my office and I scramble to shove my bowl of stir fry in a drawer, and their all "Why does it smell like meat in here at 10 am?" and I'm all "It doesn't! Get out! What do you want!" and then by noon I'm in the grocery store forlornly wandering the aisles, looking for something that doesn't gross me out.


I'll wrap it up with a picture from my ultrasound on Friday. Now it's possible I'm a little biased, but I think you'll agree that this might be the most beautiful baby IN THE WORLD.


Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Love your ultrasound pic!!

Happy Anniversary. What a great trip you took too. Perfect way to celebrate.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Marvelous and then some. Beautiful doesn't cover it.

NKP said...

What a wonderful trip, good thing you had it before starting a family!
So amazing to see your own child in the womb. And so well developed already. You must be getting excited.

foodiechickie said...

Aww I loved getting my ultrasound pics. I fell hard for my baby:)

And I was the same way I had zero interest in food!

Mmmm seafood!!!!

Oh and you should have seen me at Time Horton's down here. I was thanking them for opening down "south". Heh heh.

Annie said...

In deed, beautiful!!!

How about all that bread? Even that is not appealing lately? I think I could eat bread any where any time any how, but then again I've never been pregnant so I'll shut up now =)

Sara said...

Ani - I was forced to go buy a small box of Timbits after all the Tim Hortons talk! You guys owe us for sharing with you. ;)

Annie - bread is definitely my friend. Bread and butter, toast and butter, english muffins and cheese if only I could have peanut butter.

görel said...

Of course it's the most beautiful
baby in the world, it always is!

My niece (in upstate New York btw) had her second child in April, she had some nasty reflux problems and among other things couldn't eat bread or the tiniest amounts of fat at all during the whole pregnancy.

Guess what she was doing the week after she gave birth ...

Deborah Dowd said...

No worries- this is a time you can be supremely productive doing nothing! I am so amazed by your ultrasound. When my kids were in utero, the pix were so fuzzy that they had to label all the parts!

Lien said...

You're totally right; this is the most beautiful baby in the world.