Monday, December 19, 2011

Secret Post #22: Kids, Even Unborn Ones, Are Expensive

NOTE: This post is part of a series that I wrote in secret during the months before I announced my pregnancy. The series chronicles my pregnancy journey: from weaning off my RA meds, to trying to conceive, to searching for helpful advice and information, to discovering I was pregnant, to the ups and downs of my first trimester. You can read all the posts in this series here.
 This Post Written November 18, 2011
TMI Warning: This post contains details about pregnancy that you may consider to be too much information. Don't say I didn't warn you!

Today's pregnancy lesson: kids, even unborn ones, are expensive. 

Every year in Boulder there is a week in November called "First Bite," where a bunch of fancy restaurants offer tasting menus - 3 courses for $26. It's a tradition among our friends to splurge on 2 or 3 nice dinners every year during this week. On Tuesday I wasn't feeling that great, but I forced myself to go to one of these dinners with my girlfriends. I ended up being able to nibble on some of the delicious food and really enjoying myself. And on Wednesday I felt better than I have in weeks and weeks.

Last night APL and I went with a bunch of our friends to have another nice dinner at a southwestern grill. I again wasn't feeling that great, but I really wanted to get out of the house and spend some time with all our friends. I forced myself to eat some of the food, thinking that would make me feel better like it did on Tuesday, but as the meal went on I only felt worse and worse, though I did manage to remain upright and even enjoyed talking with our friends for most of the evening.

But when we got home I immediately barfed up the whole fancy meal. Oops.

NOTE: This is the last post I wrote in secret before I announced my pregnancy, and so it marks the end of my secret pregnancy posts (and pretty much gives you the taste - ew, bad choice of words - of my first trimester). Back to posting in real-time when I've got something to say!! 

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