Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dear Baby,

When you want something, you want it now. This is something I've had to get used to over these past few months, particularly when it comes to my eating habits. First it was the Cheerios in the middle of the night during the weeks of nausea, but your demands have definitely evolved. There are things I didn't really like before that I eat a lot of now because they are things you like. One good example of this is celery. Before I was pregnant, I didn't like the texture, the stringiness of celery. But now--I can't get enough of it!

Another example is beef. Child, I'll have you know that before you existed, your Momma didn't really like red meat all that much. Apparently you like red meat, because I've been eating steaks and hamburgers for weeks. In fact, yesterday I got a craving that I couldn't ignore, and it was something I've never made before, but since you wanted it, your dad and I got all of the ingredients to make it this morning. And then, I went to bed last night and dreamed about it all night long. You're definitely persistent, I'll give you that!

So, I woke up this morning and turned our kitchen into Denny's so you could have the breakfast of our dreams:
I cooked every little bit of this for you, from the biscuits to the eggs to the [real] sausage gravy, and it was delicious. I hope you liked it! I have to say, as much as he makes fun of me for my sudden cravings, I think your dad is grateful to you for getting me wanting to eat beef, because it means I cook it and he gets to eat it, too!

I have more typical pregnancy cravings, also, like dill pickles [we've gone through two jars so far] and various types of cookies [I haven't been counting the cookies]. We're wondering whether you will also like these things when you come out and can eat solid foods many months from now. I guess there aren't many people who don't like cookies, so I'll have to improve my baking skills. Or maybe that's something your dad could take over, instead.

I love you, baby. We're getting bigger every day, and I'm so excited to meet you!


Edited to add: Here's my recipe for homemade sausage gravy. You, too, can satisfy your craving for this rich breakfast creation!

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