On the long, long list of things I was thinking about when it came to giving birth, “What I will eat after the baby arrives?” was not high on the list. In fact, I don’t remember thinking about it at all until after my son was born and enough time had passed (an hour or two, maybe?) that I was able to form semi-complete thoughts. So, allow me to share some things no one tells you about your postpartum meal, in case you are ahead of me and already thinking about it. Or, in case you’re not, but just now realizing that it’s kind of a thing (and a big deal, if I do say so myself).
In my case, some of my family members went to the fresh Mexican chain restaurant across the street from the hospital (which also happens to be one of my favorites) and got a whole spread that was shared between me, my spouse, and the new grandparents, who’d all been hanging out at the hospital for a few hours. It was glorious. What was especially great about that meal was that one of the nurses joked that she always knew which rooms had new babies because she could smell their food.