October 16, 2008
I am pregnant. Yay – I have a perfectly legit reason to go clothes shopping. Boo – I can’t drink alcohol until March 2009.
On the bright side I didn’t get any of the really bad sickness. Although I am craving a double G&T and OTC drugs. A positive sign of the sprog’s superlative genetic makeup methinks.
While I keep going as normal on Virgin Mary, the news seems to be having a strange effect on people around me. They are now full of dubious parenting advice, odd requests for baby scan photos and fewer expletives.
And call me old fashioned, but since when has groping someone’s protruding belly been considered acceptable public behaviour? I might start returning the favour soon.
Just when I was taking it all under my stride, two things happened – I caught a cold and my version of mother’s special recipe for Vodka Chilli Cocktail made the cut for a newspaper feature.
Oh, cruel world…
Here’s to the future. I’ll take two sips.
Wash and pat the green chillies dry. Make a two-centimetre slit along the thickest part of each one taking care not to cut through the chilli. In a small cup, mix together the black salt and pepper. With the tip of the knife, stuff the slits with the salt and pepper mix.
a little late on the bandwagon- congratulations. I am excited to hear such great news. I’d love to hear news about the baby as time passes.
The latest scientific study shows “light drinking while pregnant may lead to calm babies”, according to a headline in today’s Independent. Published today, the findings, from the International College of Epidemiology, classify light drinking as one to two units a week. I always thought a little of what you fancy does you good (especially after the first trimester). Here’s a link to the BBC report
Oooooh!! Congratulations! What wonderful news!!!
Congratulations!!! That’s such great news!
Have a happy and healthy pregnancy!
Congratulations on the great news.
I have been a regular reader here & have loved your posts!
Thats great news Mallika..Congrats..
mallika, another lurker here. Congratulations!!!
Congratulations Mallika, wonderful news! Hopefully the rest of the period will go smoothly too. I am a big advocate of vodka with chilli pepper. had it at a friend’s house and became a convert ever since
Congrats on this great news. This cocktail looks really intoxicating. I’ll try it out the next time I party.
Congratulations! I hope the rest of dry period will go safely and that The One brings you much joy :).
Hey Mallika – fantastic news in this gloomy weather and economy – really happy for you – I am hoping interesting recipes will continue to follow?
I am a regular visitor. commented a long long time ago. I enjoy your blog so much as well as trying out the different recipes. Excellent stuff.
And now ure gonna be a mommy!! Yayy! Huge congratulations! I used to sometimes wonder about you wanting to become a mom, excuse my ole’indian nosey self!! I am preggers too, due in Dec. have fun girl, enjoy it all. Sometimes though cooking might be a bit a of a pain, when you just want a break and have someone doing it for you in turn….
Have a healthy and safe pregnancy of whatever is left of it.
WOW – Congratulations, dear Mallika! what a wonderful news! Hugz!!!
Darling girl congratulations ! Raising a toast to the baby . Salut !
Congratulations girl!! enjoy every moment of it….take care!! hugs!!
Congratulations. Have a safe, happy and painless pregnancy.
Hey Mallika… Congrats. So happy for you.. Happy Pregnancy and Happy healthy eating.
take care and enjoy the time.
Great news Mallika, & 2 sips of celebration are good enough!! GOOD FOR BOTH OF YOU…take care of yourself, luxuriate, indulge, shop & relax while the going is good!I’m quite the old-fashioned sorts too, & know what the feeling is; been there, done that. Life will never be the same again after the new arrival…he he!! That’s one neat drink & all the very bsat. Hugs Deeba
Congratulations!!! Will hold the booze fort for you
Congratulations!! This is so awesome
wow! I am so happy for you! Take good care of yourself and the li’l one!
Oh, wow! Congratulations! Such wonderful news. Looking forward to seeing all your strange cravings recipes and then homemade baby food, hehe
Congratulions Mallika! Take care of yourselves.
Now don’t tell me this good news will make you all kind and mellow – going by this post, likely you’ll remain your funny, wicked old self.
Best of luck!
Yah! Congrats! I won’t be groping your belly anytime soon but don’t mind if I bug you with advice now and then! Sending lots of good wishes your way….take care and eat right!(haha..as if you can go wrong with the menu on this blog).
Wonderful news on a day where I need it! Fabulous. So pleased for you. Gush, gush, gush…
Congratulations, Mallika! Wishing you a wonderful, healthy and happy pregnancy.
The chilli vodka sounds fab!
Congratulations! Fantasic news.
I lvoe chilie vodka.
Congratulations! Chili vodka sounds like a great recipe, I’ll be trying this soon.
Congrats girl! and good luck with your pregnancy!
Congratulations…..visiting your blog for the first time…loved reading your post…you have a wonderful sense of humor.
I am so thrilled for you guys! Abhinandan! Do leave us the occasional tidbit to let us know how the baby is progressing.
what a wonderful news, hugs & heartiest congratulations.
sprog does give indicators of superlative genetic makeup:D
pregnancy= more food cravings= more recipes… all good!
Congratulations. I soo missed alcohol, but I have to admit to having the odd white wine spritzer – didn’t seem to do her any harm! Luckily Im not preganat at the moment so I can enjoy this fab drink
wow Thats a great news Mallika, Congratulations dear. Enjoy evevry moment of it n be happy
Hi Mallika…my hearty congrats..wishing you a safe, healthy n happy pregnancy…just enjoy each n every moments while caring…
Congratulations dear Mallika. Wishes for a happy and safe pregnancy! No parenting advise from me here :-)) Just enjoy every bit of it.
Hey Mallika Congrats!!!!!!! this is such great news….I have been reading your blog for a while now…(please dont ask me why I havent left a comment..) mostly cos your witty repartee left me in splits…but i discovered I am preggers as well…and this calls for a double celebration…of virgin marys of course (sigh!!!)