Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Things My Wife Complains About: #15 Pregnancy

For someone who complains about how heavy her coffee is, my wife doesn't complain that much about being pregnant. On the whole, she enjoys carrying my powerful unborn child. I believe Baby Clou is a good influence on her.

Still, my wife does occasionally complain about the way certain food tastes. She thinks the Panda Puffs cereal she's been eating for 1,354 consecutive days tastes like Thai food, and while she likes Thai food, she doesn't like it for breakfast. Good thing she's not Thai, or she'd only eat two meals a day, which would be down from the four meals she currently eats. She invented a second breakfast. Take that, Taco Bell Fourth Meal.

Much of my wife's complaining centers on eating, which isn't new; it's just much more violent. It's also considerably more challenging, as my wife's tastes change on an hourly basis. Here is an incomplete list of things she's craved in the first trimester:

Condor Egg
Red Fruits (e.g. Cherry)
Peanut Butter
A Single Plum Floating in Perfume Served in a Man's Hat

Just kidding. She's been craving rum. Lots of rum. On French toast.

Mostly, my wife complains about my inability to carry my powerful unborn child. She likes to poke me in all the places she feels extreme discomfort. I get poked in the abdomen every day. It brings us closer together. That's another thing my wife complains about: physical contact. The weight of my arm hairs is oppressive. She complains in equal measure about the absence of physical contact.

There are no possible solutions. But the good news is that all my friends with children have assured me that pregnant woman become increasingly rational, fair, and kind throughout their pregnancy and into the subsequent decades of child rearing. So that's a relief.

Simpsons- "A Single Plum Floating in Perfume"
"A Single Plum Floating in Perfume" from The Simpsons


Robin said...

Congratulations, Ericka and Kevin!! So happy for you and the little peanut Clouther!

Sarah George said...

Geez! I've been waiting for this post for days now - days I say!

We are so stoked for you! Well, I'm super excited and Lukas is probably wondering what effect this will have on his delay tactics.


Rebeccah said...

That's fantastic news! So happy and excited for you. We owe some babysitting, but first, does your house have lots of stairs? :-

eralon said...

I can't wait for all of our kids to play together.

Rachel said...

I'm so glad you're out now! Can't wait to hear more about how you're doing. Congrats again!

Allison said...

It begins!! Great post Kevin. I love the updates about the baby's size/weight/appearance relative to various vegetables (e.g., "the size of a head of garlic")

kathy said...

Tell Robin that your baby is not a peanut . . . she a peach . . . or is he a mango by now?

eralon said...


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