*Ahem* I have an announcement…

September 28, 2009 · 62 comments

in misc.

i'm pg 4

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!

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Peter G September 28, 2009 at 8:22 am

Congratulations Elly! Everyone in the family must be over the moon!

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Amy September 28, 2009 at 8:49 am

Congrats!! Those cupcakes are super cute! :)

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Jade September 28, 2009 at 8:52 am

Congratulations!! This is so exciting. Love the cupcakes!!

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Katie September 28, 2009 at 8:54 am

CONGRATULATIONS, Elly!!!! Happy and health 9 months to you!!!

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Erin September 28, 2009 at 8:55 am

Congratulations!!!

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Annie September 28, 2009 at 8:59 am

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!

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Elle September 28, 2009 at 9:01 am

Congratulations! Wonderful news!

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amanda @ fake ginger September 28, 2009 at 9:05 am

Congratulations!

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Louanne September 28, 2009 at 9:10 am

Congratulations!

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Meghan September 28, 2009 at 9:14 am

Congrats!!!! What exciting news! (Love the Arrested Development reference too).

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Noelle September 28, 2009 at 9:19 am

WOW, Congrats! What a blessing! March is a great month…it is my month… :)

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Kiki September 28, 2009 at 9:24 am

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

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Núria September 28, 2009 at 9:40 am

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♥

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brannyboilsover September 28, 2009 at 10:02 am

Congrats!

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alauna September 28, 2009 at 10:15 am

congrats! we are close together :)

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Stephanie September 28, 2009 at 10:33 am

Congratulations!! Being pregnant is such a beautiful and amazing time.

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Carrie September 28, 2009 at 10:40 am

Congrats H&H 9 Months!

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Andreina September 28, 2009 at 10:46 am

Congratulations!!!
I’m expecting twin boys in a matter of weeks and remember very well how good it felt to get the news out!

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Lindsay September 28, 2009 at 11:02 am

oh my goodness! YAY! Congratulations Elly! I am so excited for you to experience the sheer joy that is motherhood.

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Esi September 28, 2009 at 11:30 am

Congratulations!!!!! I loove the announcement on the cupcakes.

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Caitlin September 28, 2009 at 11:42 am

Congratulations! Adorable way to announce it too :)

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Elizabeth September 28, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Great news Elly!!!
Συγχαρητήρια !!!
I wish you “ενα γερό μωρό” with all my heart !!!

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Terri September 28, 2009 at 12:35 pm

My goodness! Congratulations! Such a cute way to announce it!

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Lacey September 28, 2009 at 12:44 pm

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.

Lacey

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melissa September 28, 2009 at 1:18 pm

congrats! best wishes for a wonderful pregnancy! those cupcakes look lovely, annie did a great job.

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Ivy September 28, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Wow, wow, wow. Congratulations, I am so happy for you. 30th March, ha!!! My birthday is on the 29th.

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Jen September 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Congratulations! those cupcakes are adorable.

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Mrsblocko September 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm

How exciting! Congrats!!!!

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Laura September 28, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Congrats! H&H pregnancy

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becky s September 28, 2009 at 6:54 pm

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.

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Stephany September 28, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Congratulations Elly – so happy for you two! so sweet of Annie! Those cupcakes are frigging adorable!!

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Joan Nova September 29, 2009 at 6:40 am

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.

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Toy Lady September 29, 2009 at 6:42 am

Congratulations! The best is yet to come . . .

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Kathy S. September 29, 2009 at 7:27 am

congrats!! (adorable cupcakes – great job Annie!)

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Niki September 29, 2009 at 7:48 am

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!

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Lindsey September 29, 2009 at 8:41 am

Congratulations Elly!!!

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Stephanie September 29, 2009 at 8:52 am

Yeah!! So happy for you!!! Congratulations!

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Ashley September 29, 2009 at 11:10 am

Sincharitiria from one pregnant foodie Greek lady to another!

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Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} September 29, 2009 at 11:50 am

Elly, Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you! Here’s to a happy and healthy nine months for you and the baby!

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Singing Horse September 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Congratulations! I’m really happy for you. God bless.

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elly September 29, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Thank you SO much for all the lovely comments and congratulatory wishes, everyone!

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Colleen September 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Congrats! And more congrats for being out of your first tri – hope you are feeling well!

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Juliana September 29, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Many and many congratulations! So exciting for you :-)

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nutmegnanny September 29, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Congrats!

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mb September 29, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Congrats, Elly!

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Andrea September 29, 2009 at 10:43 pm

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 :)

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nina September 30, 2009 at 1:22 am

This is such fantastic news, I wish you well for the pregnancy, it is the most precious time of your life!!!!!!Enjoy!!

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Bobbie September 30, 2009 at 7:21 am

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!!!

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Amber September 30, 2009 at 9:48 am

i saw this on Annies Blog. SO CUTE!! Congratulations!

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ashlee September 30, 2009 at 10:54 am

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

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katie September 30, 2009 at 1:18 pm

HOW WONDERFUL! congratulations elly! You are going to be the coolest big greek mama EVER! :D

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Peabody September 30, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Congrats to you! Here is to a happy and healthy 9 months.

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Peter October 1, 2009 at 9:11 am

Now how did has happen??? lol

Congratulations…wish you both all the best and may the baby big, bouncy bundle of joy!

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Kerstin October 1, 2009 at 5:29 pm

CONGRATS!! How exciting!!

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SilverMoon October 1, 2009 at 11:53 pm

Congratulations! And those cupcakes are adorable – such a cute idea!

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Psychgrad October 4, 2009 at 7:13 am

Congratulations Elly!

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ashley October 14, 2009 at 10:41 pm

congrats elly!

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Cari October 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm

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!

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Georgann November 5, 2009 at 5:54 pm

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.

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Stina November 9, 2009 at 12:01 pm

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!!

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Irini November 19, 2009 at 7:00 am

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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Nancy & Vijay September 29, 2010 at 9:08 am

Congrats…The cupcakes are super cute!!

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