Husband's Food Art for Pregnant Wife on Bed Rest
One woman with gestational diabetes shares the adorable food art her husband makes for her strict special diet
For Shirley Sirivong, being pregnant has been anything but easy. After being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, complete placenta previa, and incompetent cervix, she was put on bed rest and a strict special diet. In the early months of bed rest, Shirley's "dull" breakfasts were limited to egg whites, wheat bread, peanut butter, and a few fruits and veggies. To liven up Shirley's bland meals, her husband Gat began to create funny faces out of boiled eggs and toast. "After a few days of that," Shirley told us, "they started to become more elaborate scenes."
Since then Gat has been serving up beautiful, creative, diabetic-friendly breakfasts for Shirley, featuring adorable egg characters parachuting, snowboarding, and even snorkeling. Shirley describes and shares photos of 19 of her husband's food creations.
"Week 9 of bed rest and every morning, Gat prepares my diabetic-friendly breakfast. It's the same every day: one (egg-white only) hard-boiled egg and slice of wheat toast with peanut butter. Lately, he's gotten a little more creative with presentation -- my breakfast appears with funny faces. Here's what I found this morning:"