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. Congratulations Aimee! I’m so happy for you.

  2. Wow! Congratulations Aimee! I was like you when I get pregnant with my first baby. I lost appetite on foods, and the weird thing is I hate my husband perfume smell. However all the blues ease out when I reach my third trimester. 🙂

  3. Congratulations, Aimee and family. What fun news!!

  4. WooHoo!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! And, much love to you, my friend 🙂

    I hope you’re feeling better soon (but I’m also kinda glad you’re not feeling so great right now because of the wonderful, wonderful reason why)


  5. Pam @ From Apples To Zucchini says

    Congratulations! Never a better reason in the world to have food aversions : ). Here’s to a happy and healthy nine months!

  6. Oh, Aimee! Such wonderful news! I can completely and totally relate to the food aversions; I couldn’t even look at cake, or most other food, for the first few months of my second pregnancy! I’m truly so excited for you and your family. xo

  7. Congratulations on your growing family!

  8. Congratulations!!! So happy for you and your family! Take care of yourself and enjoy those carbs! 😉

  9. Woo-Hoo!!! Congratulations, Aimee!! I’m so excited for you!!! Thank you for sharing your news with us. Blessings for a healthy pregnancy . . .

  10. Congratulations! That’s great news. I’m a nursing mom at the moment, so when I got the same magazine, I wanted to eat half of what was inside of it.

  11. That is the most amazing and wonderful news!!! I am just thrilled for you and your family… and cant wait to meet him/her!

  12. Congratulations!

  13. Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies says

    Congratulations, Aimee. I couldn’t be more happy for you. I’ll be seeing you tomorrow morning! Look for my smiling face in the arrivals lounge. I’ll be the one waiting to give you a big hug. xx

  14. Congratulations!

  15. Over the moon for you, Aimee!! Congrats!

  16. Congratulations, so happy for your family!

  17. congratulations! I have four children. I love my children dearly but I suffered horrible morning sickness with each one. I tried everything to make it better, to no avail. I recently watched a Video from Dr. Corrine Allen. She said morning sickness is a result of dehydration. So I would suggest, drink, drink, drink your water. Sip it gently if necessary. Have fun, enjoy your beautiful family.

  18. Congrats!!!! So exciting. Can’t wait for all of your updates 🙂

  19. MichelleH says


  20. What fabulous news, Aimee! All the best for a healthy and uneventful pregnancy. I can’t wait to hear more. Have fun at BSP, it sounds like it will be fun! xoKelsey

  21. Congratulations Aimee and family! We also have two boys (2 and 5) and are expecting our third bambino in January. So I’m right there along with you on the morning aka all-day and all-night sickness. I’m right at the end though now so I’m finally able to crave and eat all my normal healthy food again after eating a lot of white food (pasta with butter, bread and butter, bagels and cream cheese, crossiants, potatoes)! Bleh! All the best to you for a healthy pregnancy!

  22. Congratulations!! Can’t wait to congratulate you in person this weekend! 🙂

  23. Congratulations, Aimée! That’s wonderful. I’ll bet the boys are super excited, too. I hope the tired/nausea passes quickly for you and you get to enjoy this time.

  24. Congrats! I am due in September and will be at BSP! Hope to meet you there!

  25. Congrats!! I am so excited for you!

  26. Heather @ Sweet Sins says

    Congrats!!! I wish you nothing but the best!

  27. Congratulations – how exciting :)!

  28. Congratulations, Aimee! So happy for you to have another little blessing on the way!


  30. Congratulations!

  31. Yay! What a fantastic way for me to start my day – such great news 🙂 xoxox

  32. Congrats Aimee, and have fun at the potluck!

  33. Yay, Aimee! You deserve all of God’s richest blessings.

  34. Congratulations! And enjoy the Big Summer Potluck.

  35. Congratulations!!!

  36. Yay! Congratulations to you and your family! Have fun at the Big Summer Potluck.

  37. Congrats! So funny that nothing sounded good to you. I’m not pregnant, and can’t stop eating!!

  38. Jennifer says

    Hurray Aimee and family!! That’s wonderful news!

  39. OH, AIMEE! CONGRATULATIONS! I am so very, very thrilled for your beautiful family. Many wishes for a happy, healthy pregnancy! XOXOXO

  40. many congratulations!!!

  41. Congratulations! So happy for you and your family!

  42. Congratulations! What exciting news!

  43. Congratulations! And enjoy the BSP!!

  44. Congratulations Aimee! What fabulous news! All the best to and your family in the coming months.

  45. Congratulations, Aimee. Blessings to you and your growing family. :o)

  46. Tina @ bitemeshowme says

    Congratulations on your wonderful news! 😀 x

  47. Congratulations! Such happy news; I am so happy for you and your family.

  48. Steph (The Cheapskate Cook) says

    Congrats you guys!!! That’s SO exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We’re gearing up to do the newborn thing the second time around pretty soon (36 weeks now). BSP sounds like way too much fun!! Looking forward to the report.

  49. Hooray, Aimée! We are so happy for you and Danny. Enjoy those carbs…

  50. Congratulations Aimee! I’m so excited for you guys! Before my little guy, I never knew “morning sickness” could be morning, noon and night sickness : ) I hope those carbs do the trick for you!

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