Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden. ~Robert Brault,
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
In case you don't know, I'm pregnant. I hope you were sitting down so the shock of this new revelation didn't hit you too hard. yup. Preggers. By the end of this summer, I'll be the mother of four beautiful children. I am not one of those people that has a terribly hard time being pregnant. I get nauseous, but not super sick. I don't really throw up. I get tired, but not irrationally so. My belly does get HUGE, but that's a post for another day. I've been thinking today about my appetite. Or more aptly, my LACK of appetite. I hate trying to eat when I'm pregnant. All I can think about is food, and what I want to eat. I think I've got it--THE thing that sounds good. And maybe, even, it is the thing that I wanted, but there is something about it that makes it, just....not as good. In fact, not much tastes truly terrific to me during this gestational time. I eat to survive, but the glory and beauty and pleasure of it is gone. It's sad, because I am one of those people who truly dines. (I'm the slowest eater in my family. Always the last at the table.) SO nine months of no appetite is rough, But I do have something to look forward to. That first meal. Mothers, you all know what I'm talking about right? That first meal after the baby comes. While you're in the hospital. After you're stitched up, and cleaned up, and the nurses come and put warm blankets on you, and take the baby to clean it up and dress it for you, they ask that beautiful question: "What would you like to eat?"
Right after Calvin was born, they brought me a turkey sandwich, with lettuce and tomato and pickles and extra mayo, coleslaw and a veggie soup on the side, and a chocolate milkshake (can you hear the hallelujah chorus?) After nine months of just eating to survive, FINALLY the bon appetit was back in full swing! That may be the best meal I've ever had in my entire life. Fabulous doesn't even begin to describe it. It was HEAVENLY!!! I would go through nine months of no appetite just to have a meal taste that good again. I'm already anticipating that first meal this time around. What will it be? It doesn't matter. I can't wait.
And in totally unrelated news, I finally got my pictures to download, so here are my cute little raspberry plants that poked out of the ground a few weeks ago: