*Ahem* I have an announcement…


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!

*Ahem* I have an announcement…

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

  • Amy

    Congrats!! Those cupcakes are super cute! 🙂

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

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

  • Congratulations!!!

  • Annie

    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!

  • Congratulations! Wonderful news!

  • Congratulations!

  • Louanne


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

  • WOW, Congrats! What a blessing! March is a great month…it is my month… 🙂

  • 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

  • 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♥

  • brannyboilsover


  • congrats! we are close together 🙂

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

  • Congrats H&H 9 Months!

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

  • Lindsay

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

  • Esi

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

  • Congratulations! Adorable way to announce it too 🙂

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

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

  • Lacey

    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.


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

  • Ivy

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

  • Jen

    Congratulations! those cupcakes are adorable.

  • How exciting! Congrats!!!!

  • Laura

    Congrats! H&H pregnancy

  • becky s

    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.

  • Stephany

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

  • 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.

  • Congratulations! The best is yet to come . . .

  • Kathy S.

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

  • 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!

  • Congratulations Elly!!!

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

  • Ashley

    Sincharitiria from one pregnant foodie Greek lady to another!

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

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

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

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

  • Many and many congratulations! So exciting for you 🙂

  • nutmegnanny


  • mb

    Congrats, Elly!

  • Andrea

    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 🙂

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

  • 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!!!

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Now how did has happen??? lol

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

  • CONGRATS!! How exciting!!

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

  • Congratulations Elly!

  • congrats elly!

  • 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!

  • Georgann

    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.

  • Stina

    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!!

  • Irini

    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!

  • Congrats…The cupcakes are super cute!!