Mid-Summer Update and an Announcement!

UPDATE: Thank you all SO much for the kind well wishes! I’m truly touched and appreciate all your comments. Thanks!

A funny thing happened last week. I received my favorite cooking magazine in the mail and when I flipped through it, not one thing looked good, not even the sky-high meringue pie on the cover.

Then on Monday, I was making the weekly menu plan and strangely enough, could not come up with any meals that sounded appetizing. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I was hungry.

What’s up? Why the lack of interest in food? Well, you can probably guess – we’re pregnant!

Danny, Noah, Mateo and I are very excited to welcome a new member into the family sometime in early 2012. I’m feeling exceedingly blessed, as we’ve been hoping and praying for this gift, and the timing seems to be really right.

Of course, I’m a little terrified to be doing this all over again! However, there is plenty of time to wrap my head around this pregnancy, and still many months ahead to prepare for the arrival of a newborn.

Food blogging and Pregnancy

Shannon recently wrote about getting through morning sickness and I can totally relate. I’m craving bland, carb-heavy foods such as polenta for breakfast, toast & jam for lunch, and pasta with pesto for dinner. I’ve also been known to stir a pot of rice pudding together at 11pm,  thanks to fierce pregnancy cravings that have wasted no time kicking in to high  gear.

Hopefully, the exhaustion and the nausea will soon pass and I’ll find my motivation again. Don’t worry, I’ve still got some fantastic content planned for August, including a series on Canning, with some wonderful contributors!

Big Summer Potluck

Tomorrow I leave for New York/New Jersey for the highly-anticipated Big Summer Potluck. I’m staying with the hospitable Amber, along with Shaina, Jamie and a gaggle of other girls. It’s going to be like one big food blogger slumber party!

I’m looking forward to all that the BSP organizers have planned for us, including a series of workshops in an old renovated barn at Linden Hill Gardens.  I’ll be sure to give a full report when I return.

That’s our big news! How is your summer progressing?

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. a big congatulations!

  2. Aimee, congratulations!!!! 🙂

  3. ha. so glad i read this. made me feel better because i like you love food and thinking about food etc., but we recently found out we were expecting and i too cant come up with anything for us to eat around here besides carbs!

  4. Congratulations beautiful lady!!

  5. Jennifer says

    Congratulations! That’s wonderful!

  6. Wow, so exciting!! Congratulations to you all!!

  7. Yay! Yay! Yay! So exciting! I’m soooo happy for you and your fam. I’m guessing girl this time around. 😉

  8. Yay!! SO happy for you – congrats! And have fun at BSP!!

  9. Congrats on the new pregnancy, may your cravings won’t be totally” crazy”. Enjoy and all the best

  10. Hi Aimee! I just found your blog through Tracy’s (Sugarcrafter). Congrats on the new baby! And are you by chance referring to the sky-high meringue pie on the cover of Bon Appetit? Yep, I have that one sitting on my coffee table. Yum! Hope morning sickness doesn’t last long for you!

  11. Hoping that the morning sickness subsides soon. So happy for you and Danny and the boys. Wonderful news!

  12. Congratulations Aimée! Very exciting! The more, the merrier! ; )

  13. CONGRATS!!!!! Fantastic news!! xoxoxo

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