24 November 2008

Food, glorious food

One of the main reasons this past few months has been so challenging is due to my perplexing, depressing loss of appetite and inability to consume most food that I LOVE. Pregnancy hormones mess with my appetite more than they're allowed to, I might say, and it makes the gestation period seem like years instead of months.

I love to eat. I mean, I love to eat. I love to cook and try new recipes. I loved reading this post by Ilene, where she talks about how she photographs the food she makes and hangs it in her kitchen. Ilene, your pictures made me drool and someday when I'm back to cooking again, I think I might follow your lead. (and since I can't get stupid blogger to upload any of the mouth-watering photos I found right now, go look at her delicious photos if you want to drool too)

So included on the WAY too long list of foods I have to avoid are all things spicy, acidic, garlicky, fried, chocolatey (is that a word?), and anything that has a potential burp behind it.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone this week--we're heading to the Oregon Coast with my family. Yippee! Eat more than you normally would in my honor (especially of anything that might be included on that list).

Oh, and consider yourself warned: I'm sure this won't be the last post about food. The next one will for sure include some really yummy pictures.


Ilene said...

Yay for the baby!!! The third really hasn't been as crazy as I thought it would be.

I'm glad you liked my food photos. It is seriously so gratifying.

The consolation to this pregnancy diet is that once you get over this crummy part, your appetite will come back full force. Maybe in time for Christmas?

I feel kind of bad for my babies. I eat a ton and they still come out small. Somehow my body commandeers all of the calories for itself. Totally not fun as I am trying to lose all this pregnancy weight.

Chelsea said...

I refuse to live in a world where chocolatey isn't a word.

Brent & Kate Jefferies said...

OH hey! Congratulations Kristine! I hope you feel better at some point in gestation. And I would still love to get together some time, when you're feeling up to it!