It’s been so long since I’ve written here.
By now, I’m guessing you know the two reasons for my silence over the past number of months: not one, but two babies!
You mean you’re having twins?
Well not exactly.
I am indeed pregnant, about 36 weeks along at this point. I’m due around October 10th, which is just around the corner! ACK!
The second baby is more of a metaphor… my very first cookbook! Ironically I began to work on both of these babies around the same time: January of this year. God has some timing, huh? Before I found out I was pregnant, I was so worried that something was wrong with me; my palate was completely off, and I couldn’t stomach the smell of my spice box! And, being more emotional than normal, I took all my “flops” in the kitchen so personally that I found myself in a puddle of tears on the floor of my kitchen. I thought I was going crazy.
My friends gently suggested taking a pregnancy test before I called the psych ward.
Ever since I told you guys about it on my Facebook page, there have been a few questions that have come up over and over, so here are the answers all in one place!
1) When are you due?
October 10th, 2013.
The other baby, the cookbook, is due out September 2014.
2) Are you having a boy or a girl?
I don’t know! Bren and I are trying to do things as close to the way God designed it as possible, so we are enjoying the 9-month long suspense. I mean, how often do you get to be surprised like that anymore? Plus, I love seeing people share their theories for why it’s a boy or a girl: carrying high or low, glowing or not glowing, cravings etc. It’s a hilarious sociological experiment!
3) Why are you calling your baby Crumpet?
We’ve taken to referring to the nugget as “Crumpet” and not necessarily for the reason you think. Upon watching the little one wriggle around in a serious ancy-pants fashion on the ultrasound, Bren said, “It’s like he/she is krumping in there!” And that’s where Crumpet came from. Although Bren maintains that he’s calling him/her Krumpit, not Crumpet. Snort.
4) Do you have names picked out?
We pretty much have a girl’s name sorted. But if it’s a boy, I have a feeling Crumps is going to go by, erm, Crumps for a little while. Which is fine by me. My baby sister, Crish, was nameless for a good long while after she was born. My parents patiently waited for the perfect name to come along. I suspect that it’s a Indian thing to do — wait until the baby arrives to name him/her.
5) How are you feeling?
Mostly, good! I have been really fortunate during my pregnancy to have little to no nausea during the first trimester (although some VERY strong feelings about what was appetizing and what wasn’t. For example, cheese on toast? Delicious. Kimchi? Disgusting). And I pretty much did all the recipe testing and writing during my second trimester so I was on my feet A LOT. Now that the manuscript has been turned in (hooray!), I think my body is pushing me to make up for all that time when rest wasn’t an option. Previously, I spurned naps. Now I nap like a champ! And while I’m so happy that all the extra weight has centered in my belly and ahem, my boobs, it has meant that my lower back is pretty danged sore. Small price to pay, I keep telling myself, for the PRIVILEGE of being pregnant.
6) Where are you giving birth?
At home! Yup, in keeping with the philosophy of answer #2, we’re planning on welcoming Crumps into the world in our living room. Med-free. But with a heavy dose of His presence hopefully! Pray for me!
I think that’s it for now. Have more questions? Ask them below!