Okay so after only posting 16 total times in the last three months, as well as dropping off precipitously from reading and commenting on other blogs, I am finally ready to provide an explanation for my whereabouts.
H and I are having a baby!!!
Baby H is due January 6, 2015. We will not know the sex until then so you’ll have to stay tuned for that 🙂
I am 18 weeks and 1 day today, so well into the second trimester by this point. I’ve been feeling great the past couple of weeks, although it was quite a bit rougher before that. While I luckily didn’t have violent morning sickness, I was pretty much constantly queasy for about ten or eleven weeks there, and TIRED beyond all belief:
I miss you, Marty ❤
[Note: this picture was actually taken the night before we realized anything was up with me!]
Needless to say, it was sometimes necessary to stay away from reading some of my favorite blogs, because even the most beautiful recipes had the tendency to inspire bad feelings in my tummy (sorry!).
Thank the LORD for no coffee aversion!
As for eating, well…let’s just say I haven’t exactly been a paragon of vegan eating recently. I’ve tried hard to walk the straight and narrow but there were times when it was almost impossible to think of anything that sounded good to eat. My meals have ranged from very healthy:
Biggest salad of all time, constructed from the greens in my fridge + goodies from the WF salad bar
To decidedly un-:
Grilled Daiya (Swiss slices used) with tomato and tater tots…call it a craving?
^These are magical for nausea, however.
In general I’ve just been trying to get lots of rest and a moderate amount of exercise in between my regular work schedule and planning for baby.
Work has begun on the nursery! Step one: painting, is complete.
In the past few weeks we’ve “come out” to everyone we see on a regular basis, which is fortunate because it’s becoming tough to hide!
Resting with my boys
Anyway, I hope you can all forgive my absence (from here and from your blogs) as well as my delay in announcing this news–this is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to us and I wanted to make sure I could do it some justice!
Before I sign off, let me just say that by no means is my blog going to be all about pregnancy for the next few months. However, hopefully now some of the weirder crap I’m eating can be put into context 🙂
Hump Bump Day!
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I am so excited for you!!! Congratulations!!! I look forward to hearing all about your planning and cravings. I haven’t had tater tots in probably 15 years, but I may have to join you out of solidarity! (Plus, that sandwich looks all kinds of good.) That picture of you and Marty is so sweet. Lots of hugs to you!
Thanks, Cadry!! Should be an exciting few months 🙂
The sandwich actually did turn out pretty great–nothing wrong with cheesy potatoes! Might have been better if the tots were a bit fresher though…the ones we had had been in the freezer for a time.
oh yay! congratulations Ashley.! and that sandwich oh my! all the very best for the pregnancy and delivery! and wishing that all the nausea disappears really soon! 🙂 xoxo
Thank you, Richa!! I am feeling a lot better and ready to tackle recipe testing with renewed vigor 🙂
take your time really. don’t worry about the testing :). you did test a lot already.
if you develop a craving for some spice, then try some:)
I am so happy for you! You’re going to be a great mom – your kiddo is going to eat like a little king! If you’re looking for support, don’t hesitate to holler at me with any questions. You might also like The Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide by Sayward Rebhal. That book transformed my pregnancy!
Thanks, Becky!! I’ve already bookmarked most of your baby-approved recipes for reference 🙂 Thanks for the book recommendation too–I will definitely be checking it out!
Congratulations!! Such amazing news x
Thanks, Becky!! We are so excited 🙂
Congratulations! I vaguely remember those days. Little tummy is turning one on Wednesday and the whole pregnancy thing seems long ago. I do recommend “The Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide.” It’s a nice little read full of information. Keep doing what you’re doing. The big day will be here before you know it. Until then, take it easy!
Thank you!! And happy birthday to your little one 🙂