Our tiniest Valentine
3 Comments Karen HamiltonFebruary 14, 2012
I hope you are spending this Valentine’s Day surrounded by those you love. We are–we, in fact, got acquainted this morning with the newest member of our family:
Perhaps this is sufficient reason for some of you to forgive me for the lack of food commentary of late. Morning sickness crested last week but I’m still reliant on Diclectin (you wonderful drug, you) to calm the waves of nausea. Meat’s tough to neighbour, let alone ingest. Doesn’t make for a very adventurous diner, but I’m optimistic that my appetite will be back in full force by the time we explore Chile at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival in two weeks.
On Eating for Two: Post-Script
Typically, pregnant women are advised to stay away from practically all foods of gourmet interest: unpasteurized dairy, sushi, raw or undercooked meats, caffeine, alcohol, and more. I was paranoid and obsessed with eating rules in those first few months. I’m thankful that the experience taught me many lessons on how to eat prenatally without paranoia. I will indulge in occasional sips of wine in my later trimesters, and I’ll relish the charcuterie, sashimi, and aged dairies that our local purveyors stand behind. We’ll also crack open our well-referenced book, The Panic-Free Pregnancy, which was instrumental in pinpointing the non-edible issues that one shouldn’t stress over.
Hope you enjoyed peeking at our little one.