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:"
UPDATE: Shirley and Gat welcomed son Cody on December 2, 2010!