Friday, July 11, 2008

already a trouble-maker

On Wednesday, we got our first baby gift. :-) It was a copy of The Runaway Bunny with an inscription in the front from Aunt and Uncle KD - so adorable. They sent it along with a card that said "Pregnancy is the happiest reason ever for feeling like crap." It was pretty timely, actually.

Not 60 seconds before opening the package I had told M that I was feeling terrible and if this is what the next few months were going to be like, I was in for a rough ride. I had been sick to my stomach for the last 24 hours and I was about ready to pass out from exhaustion. I couldn't believe I was feeling so awful at only 5 weeks and I was pretty intimidated by what was in store as my pregnancy hormones continued to compound. I needn't have worried - yet, at least. I'm feeling about a thousand times better. It seems, much to my dismay, that our baby just doesn't like Sesame Tofu. *gasp* On Tuesday night, we went to one of our favorite restaurants and I ordered my favorite dish there... and then I spent the next 36 hours paying for it. It became clear within the hour that I'd made a mistake, but it wasn't until the middle of the night that I realized the extent of what I'd done. No fun.

This Sesame Tofu issue pains me on two levels. First, our baby clearly has a disaster of a palate. Already. This particular entree is one of the finest dishes I have ever tasted and if our child can't appreciate that, I just don't know what to think. Second, if I have to go 9 months without Sesame Tofu, I'm not sure I'm going to make it. I mean, no alcohol? Fine. Limited seafood? I can live with it. No soft cheeses? Eh, not my fave restriction, but I'll make it work. No Sesame Tofu? That may just be crossing a line. Apparently this kid is intent on testing the limits from the word go. Only the size of an appleseed and already has me wrapped around his or her little finger...

5 comments:

Inlocoparentis said...

Let's just hope s/he doesn't have M's sophisticated palate - they do not make Dorito flavored baby food.

Meegs said...

Lol, wait until the second trimester and try it again. From what I've heard the first trimester isn't the time to judge your pregnancy food likes. Hopefully it will work better then and the baby will develop a taste for it!

wishinghopingpraying said...

You poor thing! I hope it gets easier. I have heard that soy can make you ill, all that extra estrogen makes your body revolt. Take it easy today.

CD & SP said...

if it's merely heartburn separating you from your sesame tofu, may i suggest zantac? it's allowed for pregnant ladies and saved my pregnant lady's life. we call it her vitamin z!

babypants said...

I hope that little baby changes his/her mind in the 2nd trimester. I have such fond memories of Runaway Bunny - what a perfect 1st gift.