*Ahem* I have an announcement…


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Phew, it feels good to get it out there!

Tom and I are expecting our first baby in March, and couldn’t be happier.  I’m officially out of my first trimester, and will be 14 weeks along tomorrow. I’ve actually been feeling pretty great and, thankfully, haven’t had any major food aversions (although, I have missed my wine and have already consumed a bag of the very-much-clichéd-salt and vinegar chips).

We told our families around 10 weeks, and they were overjoyed. My family had probably given up hope, considering Greek women tend to get pregnant 5 minutes after slipping a wedding ring on their finger. 🙂 There are already showers being planned, booties being bought and, as my fellow Greeks would imagine, shopping for a mati. For the non-Greeks, a mati (meaning eye)  is usually a pin of some sort you can keep on or near the baby to ward off the evil eye.

At any rate, I wanted to let all my readers in on this exciting news. It’s been tough keeping it from so many people until the second trimester, but letting everyone know now has been great. I definitely plan on keeping this blog food-centered and not baby-centered but if the occasional reference to “Annyong” comes up, you’ll know I’m talking about the baby (Arrested Development fans?).

I wish I could take credit for these ridiculously cute cupcakes, but they’re the work of my friend, Annie.  Annie is quite the baker, and always looking for a new project. She knows I’m not a big fan of baking, though, so she offered to make something for me to announce my news. Isn’t she sweet?  She remembered me commenting on how cute I thought these owl and bird cupcakes from Hostess with the Mostess were, and, well, she pretty much nailed them!  Annie’s going to be doing a fondant tutorial on her blog tomorrow, based on these cupcakes, so if you are interested in making cupcakes as well as Annie does, be sure to check it out!

*Ahem* I have an announcement…

62 thoughts on “*Ahem* I have an announcement…

  1. Congrats again, and thanks for letting me help to make your announcement a reality. I can’t wait to see pics of your little one!

  2. Elly synxaritiria!!! Cograts!

    If you guys are stuck for a name ‘kiki’ is a great choice! Haha

    just thought I should throw it out there! xx

  3. Congratulations Elly!!!!! That’s great news :D. Babies are always something to be joyful about :D. It’s great that you are feeling good! The cupcakes are so cute and such a lovely way to express the news♥

  4. CONGRATS ELLY!!!!!! That’s exciting news! You should find out the sex in a few weeks, let us know what it is. I am so happy for you. I had a baby girl in June. Congrats to you.


  5. Congratulations! Enjoy this special time in your life and get ready for the best thing in the world, meeting your baby. Life is good!!
    Great blog too, I found it via Annie’s Eats.

  6. Congratulations to you and Tom and a world of good luck!

    I was struck by how excited I felt when I saw this post. I think it speaks volumes about the camaraderie among food bloggers.

  7. Congrats Elly!!!! I know what you mean about Greek families and babies! When I told my yiayia that I wanted to be married for a bit before I got pregnant, she looked at me like I renounced Orthodoxy!
    Good luck with the pregnancy and all the fun food combos you’ll be craving!

  8. Congratulations!! How exciting for you, your husband, and the family. I too have a Greek family (but no kids) and can only imagine the excitement! By the way, I love your blog 🙂

  9. I’m rubbish at commenting on your blog but have printed off a ton of recipes from it – all of which – when cooked – I’ve loved! Couldn’t let this post go without wishing you Congratulations on your great news. Being a fellow Greek, I can only imagine the euphoria in your family!!!

  10. congrats, elly! i’m so happy for you. i wish you the easiest, least-sick, pregnancy 🙂 and I hope you don’t have any cooking/food aversions because i hate when bloggers get pregnant and have to avoid the kitchen for a few months!! lol

  11. Congratulations Ely! That is fantastic! I wish you an easy pregnancy and delivery! Your world is about to become an amazing journey filled with laughter, love and joy! All the best!

  12. Congratulations! I’m a new reader to your blog and love it after three minutes!! Don’t forget to change your comment in your ‘about’ section now that you’re expecting. I read that first and was really happy I didn’t have to go back too far for the exciting news.

  13. Oh Elly what wonderful news!! I’m so excited.. I’m just getting back into a cooking groove after having mine and was over here looking for recipes. One second I’m drooling over pancakes and the next I’m squealing with excitement… 🙂

    So happy for you!!

  14. I have enjoyed reading your blog for a while now, but apparently I haven’t looked at in a couple of months. What wonderful news! Συγχαριτήρια!

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