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#1 of 28 Old 08-03-2008, 12:51 AM - Thread Starter
 
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The daily thread has turned into a food discussion so I wondered if you've decided what you want your first meal to be (or what was it?).


I'm not sure what I want yet. Last time dh made pancakes while holding ds while the midwife helped me clean up and deliver the placenta (it took a while to come out).

Some of my favorite meals last time were these frozen rice bowls with orange chicken that my inlaws brought, cheese danishes, and fresh pesto and angel hair.

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well tomorrow I know I am having steak and eggs for breakfast...
but for my first postpartum meal... who knows!
I've always given birth in the brunch/lunch time...
There's a starbucks at the hospital - lol and a mcdonalds...

But probably if its during the day it will be take out from my fav breakfast restaurant - french toast and a monster fresh fruit salad....
WITH A LARGE COFFEE!!!!!

8 might be enough
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I'm delivering in a hospital, and it actually has INCREDIBLE food. The last two times I've gotten this insanely good veggie mushroom burger, steak fries, and a chocolate shake. The rest of the time I have a lot of risotto and salads, or blueberry banana pancakes. The kitchen is open 24 hours a day, so I order a cookie and milk at 2 am just because I can.

Now I'm hungry. :
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I have no idea... I guess it depends on when I actually give birth I gave birth at 5:25am to my son, and I had a huge plate of scrambled eggs that the midwives made for me.
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ohhhh how funny!!!! I was discussing this with my mom today... I been craving a Turkey soup she made the other day and I want it for PP. We got a whole turkey the other day for $.89 the pound and broke it down into 3 parts, so one part is going to be our soup for PP. I want to be able to eat something hot and easy to digest. She makes it with potatoes, oregano, salt, pepper and cilantro. Very simple and easy :

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I want a medium rare steak with sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers.

Or croissants and tons of fruit.

Heck, I just want to eat without somebody's feet in my stomach!

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Probably the first edible thing I see.

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Probably the first edible thing I see.
Sooo the placenta then huh?

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Sooo the placenta then huh?


I don't consider placentas any more edible than any other human organs... maybe I'll reconsider, though!

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Breakfast: scrambled eggs with cheese, hashbrowns, turkey bacon and a smoothie

Lunch: Seafood pasta with strawberry limeade soda from Sonic

Dinner: Potato, corn and neckbone soup in heavy cream

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Last time all I wanted was fresh pressed apple juice from granny smith apples with a little lemon. Tart and yummy. I drank liters of of it and was so:. Who knows what I'll want this time. Maybe more juicing. Apple, carrot, celery, spinach, and ginger sounds good right now and no, I'm not joking

light and easy does it for me!

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strawberry limeade soda from Sonic
I have an unnatural love for Sonic limeades... Mmmmm...

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Sushi. Lots of it.
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No clue! I don't even remember what we had last time. I've got the kitchen stocked, so hopefully the meal of my dreams!

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I had a hamburger after ds was born and it was delicious! This time I don't know. Probably whatever sounds good.

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well, I have to announce that our Turkey soup is ready!!!

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After every one of my babies so far it's been In N Out burgers (two, please!) mainly because it's open late, and for some reason it's just delicious. It depends on what time this baby comes though...between 2 AM and 10 Am and it's a no - go.

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well, I have to announce that our Turkey soup is ready!!!
Is that your way of telling us that you are in labor? ;-)
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I have no idea yet! I'd better get something figured out...
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No clue either...I had a roast beef sandwich, chips and birthday cake last time(for my DH and DD) and 2 advil! LOL

I know I was STARVING and could have eaten a bear whole..so anything was great

It kind of depends what time Ethan makes his appearance! If my dream is correct, it should be 4:55pm, so PLENTY of time to have ANYTHING my heart(and stomach!) desires! : (Although steak tips, rice, corn on the cob and a milkshake are sounding pretty good right now!!!!!)

I would like something different this time, but I will SO take the advil with whatever meal I have

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I totally don't do deli meats while preggo so both times I had the same thing- HUGE sandwich! I will do the same this time as well
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Dh's labor project is to make his sinfully yummy gooey dark chocolate chunk brownies - so I'm hoping for that and a big glass of milk.

And then - whatever else is on hand, or someone's hand if they get in the way of the brownies

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Wow, everything on this thread makes me hungry, lol! The hospital I have been to the last 3 times brings you a cheese/cracker & grapes plate right after birth that just seems like the best food I have ever tasted each time. Then they bring you some food, but that is the highlight. I am going to a more baby friendly hospital this time and have no idea, but I am always starving after birth.
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I have two meals frozen for our first post-birth meal. My husband is supposed to get both out as soon as I am in labor, and my sister is in charge of preparing the food closer to the actual birth.

If we have a morning birth, I made a carmelized onion, roasted red pepper, and feta strata (egg casserole), biscuits and gravy, and cinnamon rolls. My sister will make some roasted potatoes to go with it - everything else can be stuck in the oven frozen or thawed!

For afternoon/evening, I made smoked pulled pork BBQ, chorizo baked beans, and scalloped potatoes. Sister will whip up my tarragon veggie slaw. I also have some gooey brownies with peanut butter frosting and a birthday cake (yellow cake, strawberry mousse, white chocolate frosting) for the baby for dessert! :
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Boy, I don't know! I guess it depends on when I give birth. My first choice would be these enchiladas rancheras that a local place makes. They're a big favorite of mine.
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My mom made me a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats. Baby N was 2 weeks early so we were a little unprepared (no faucet hookup for the birth pool hose, the freezer meals were all planned to be made in the coming week, etc...). He was born at 6 and mom came after I had a little nap around 9ish. But lemme tellya, Honey Bunches of Oats never tasted sooo Goooood!

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Mom's chicken pot pie! Deeeelicious!! Over the next several days I had lots of bananas, salmon, broccoli, etc. I think that really helped my milk supply.
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My hospital has soup and cereal for after delivery that is a non-mealtime. DH knows that he is to arrange to have something better snuck in. Probably something from the Thai place across the street, if its the right time of the day. Or, if not, then Tolly Ho, the 24 hour campus greasy spoon, down the street.
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