Break for Baby

Today is going to be my last post for the next month while I take some time to relish the spring weather, try out some new recipes, and oh yeah, maybe give birth to my first child.

When I first announced I was pregnant I got inundated with a lot of questions about what I was eating, and I will freely admit, being a pregnant “foodie” and blogger has certainly been an adventure all by itself. The first trimester was rough – all I wanted to eat was plain spaghetti with butter and parmesan cheese. My poor husband would come home each night, asking hopefully: “What’s for dinner?!” I would sheepishly reply, “Um, spaghetti?”

Eventually my cravings changed and we were able to resume a more normal eating schedule. And while many women have lots of crazy cravings during their pregnancy, some people have found my own particular culinary leanings pretty amusing. I have never been a grapefruit lover, but found myself eating almost an entire grapefruit daily for weeks on end. I’ve gone through 4 or 5 containers of berries in a week by myself. And I can often be found sitting on my couch noshing on an entire bag of roasted Kale. Not potato chips, or even pretzels – roasted kale.

And while I haven’t been much of a fan of meat during the pregnancy, I have single handedly consumed entire gallons of milk within the span of a week. And perhaps I should be embarrassed to admit I have polished off a box of cereal within a span of a few days. I comfort myself assuming it is all for the sake of a healthy baby.

From what everyone has told me, we are about to embark upon a whole new adventure with our first child, and I am not sure what role food will or won’t play, but I certainly look forward to seeing what lies in store.

In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy the food musings of Jessica (and others) who will be taking over for me in the next month, and I look forward to “seeing you” soon.

Happy eating everyone!

Posted on April 30, 2012

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