Monday, January 17, 2011

E: The Announcement- Itzy’s Kitchen + 1

I feel like I’ve been fibbing to you for some time…and it feels good to FINALLY be able to come clean :).

Josh:

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and I:

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are expecting!!! Our little peanut is due in July. I am just through my first trimester and am feeling great (although this wasn’t always the case ;)). Due to some swelling issues I’ve been having…I’m bumping out a bit already. I tried to get a couple pictures to show you the mini bump:

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Just to note: The minor swelling issues have meant that I have been unable to teach for a while now (which is why you haven’t been hearing me blab on and on about my classes ;)). I am still allowed to walk though, and have been doing inclined walks at the gym and enjoying walks outdoors.  Also, due to protein requirements, I have gone back to eating a little bit of meat a few times a week.  You can definitely sustain a vegetarian diet throughout pregnancy, I have just decided on a different path.

Hope you all have a fantastic Monday! And thank you for your continued support!!

106 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Ah! Congratulations!! I am SO happy for you guys. :)

Rene said...

That's so wonderful!! Congratulations!

GF Gidget said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!

Campinggirl said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful gift for the 2 of you!

fitchocoholic said...

Congrats!!! That's wonderful!

Heather said...

Yayayay!!!!!!!!! I'm SO happy for you both!
Take care of yourself....and that little peanut. :)

Bridget said...

I know I already told you but CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can't wait to see the little peanut in July :)

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

How exciting!!!! Congrats!!!!

thedallasceliac.com said...

CONGRATS!!! I am so very excited for you! You will be an awesome Mom. What an exciting time! :)

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Ahhh I totally was hoping that this was going to be the news!!! So excited for you guys!!! Yay yay yay :) :) :)

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Erica,
I could not be more happy for you and Josh!!! You are glowing and look absolutely beautiful. :)

I had some swelling issues as well that first trimester due to some leaking cysts. Not fun, and I looked about 4 months pregnant when I was only 2 weeks along. I had to wear baggy clothes b/c we weren't telling anyone. The swelling eventually went down, but until it did, I wasn't even allowed to walk much. It felt so good to start moving again...the 2nd trimester is soooo much better!

I CANNOT wait to meet your little one, and based on you and Josh's baby pics, baby Itzy is going to be so precious. :)

Love you!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Congrats to you and your hubby!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Ooooh Erica! I am so so so so happy for you and your family. You and Josh will make fabulous parents. I can wait to hear all about your new adventure. Thanks so much for sharing with us! :-)

KatiePerk said...

HOW EXCITING!!! I am so happy for you guys!! Looking forward to the next blogger brunch!! You sneaky gal!!

Nisrine | Dinners and Dreams said...

Congrats! This is fantastic news!

RhodeyGirl said...

You look gorgeous!

Can't wait to see that bump grow!!!!

Congratulations!

Nicole said...

Congrats! I just found your blog from Sabrina linking to this post on twitter. Can't wait to read more!

Lauren said...

Congratulations!! You are positively glowing :) This is such exciting news!

I'm sorry you've been experiencing some swelling issues, but I hope the 2nd trimester (and the rest of your pregnancy) is better and without any issues!

Megan D said...

This post gave me chills! I am SO happy for you guys!!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my goodness how exciting! Congratulations Erica!!! I cannot wait to see your bump grow. You're going to be so cute preggers!

xo

K from ksgoodeats said...

CONGRATS!!!!! How exciting!!

wechosethelifewelive said...

yayyyyy this is awesome!!!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

many congrats to you Erica! How exciting for you!!!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

awww congratulations!!! so happy for you :)

*Naomi* said...

YOU LOOK GEORGOUS!!! i am so happy for you two!! you are going to be the BEST parents!!!! love love love!!!!!
xoxox

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

Oh my goodness Erica - congrats!! You guys are going to have one CUTE little baby :).

Christina said...

SO SO SO happy for yall. and you look gorgeous!

Deirdre said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you!

Diana said...

WAHOO Congrats!!! You look amazing - if you're uncomfortable it doesn't show. All I see is a happy itty bitty bump. :)

Nicole said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you both!

Susan said...

Eeek! Congratulations! You are going to be amazing parents!!!!

Holly said...

ERICA!!!! I am SO excited for you!!! Oh my goodness! I was wondering if a baby might be the announcement, eeeek! No doubt about it, you are going to make one FANTASTIC mama. :-) AND you are going to make the MOST adorable preggo, too. Congratuations to you both!!

brandi said...

congrats!!!! I had a feeling this would be the announcement ;) That's so exciting!

Amelia said...

Congratulations to you and Josh! I had a feeling that this was the announcement. ;) I hope you are enjoying your pregnancy!

Green Dog Wine said...

CONGRATS MAMA!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew as soon as I saw "announcement" in your post title - what you were going to say! So excited for you and Josh (and FRANKY! HE'S GONNA BE A BIG BROTHER!!!) :) Can't wait to follow along and see how everything goes!!! Take care of yourself pretty lady!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Congrats to you and Josh!! What a very exciting time in both of your lives! Enjoy every moment of this pregnancy (even the bad, tiring and uncomfortable times). It all goes so fast ... my first baby is about to lose her first tooth. It may not seem like a milestone to some, but it feels like yesterday when that tiny tooth broke through.

Tina Marie Frawley said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! Oh I can't wait to see you and give you a giant hug! XOXOXOXOXO

Kerr said...

AH! Congratulations!!!! So happy for yall!

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Congratulations!!!

That is SO exciting :D

jodie said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So happy happy for you both. Great news.

Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

OMG Congrats!!!! So happy for you!

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) said...

Oh my gosh, Erica!!!!!! That is so exciting! Congratulations to you and Josh! So happy for you two! You look so cute with your baby bump! You are going to make such a fantastic mom! Yay!

fittingitallin said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting - and you look fantastic!

Angharad said...

Congratulations!! That is such super exciting news Erica! Wow. So thrilled for you and can't wait to "meet" your little peanut :)

Evan Thomas said...

Congratulations to both of you!

Janetha said...

yay, i am over the moon excited for you guys.

Val said...

OH MY GOSH!!! YAY, Congrats! I'm so happy for you. You look super adorable.

Emily said...

I KNEW I'd be seeing this post soon!! YAYYYYYYY!! You have so much to look forward to!! :) Congratulations!!

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

OH my gosh that is so WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations, Erica!! :) You must be so happy. Can't wait to hear more about your little one!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

AHHHHH!!! Congrats, Erica!!!! This totally made by day. I am so excited for you. Can't wait to see how your life changes for the better with little peanut :)

Faith said...

Oh yay, how exciting!!! A huge congrats to you and Josh!!

Ann Claire said...

Congrats!!!

lee said...

OMG congrats! I am so happy for you!!

Esi said...

lol, I figured this would be your announcement. Congratulations to you both!!

Pound said...

SOOOOOO excited for you!! such a wonderful blessing. please let me know if you need any guidance when you start registering :)

Jenna said...

I had a feeling there was maybe a bun brewing in the oven! CONGRATS!!! I couldn't be happier for the two of you. :)

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

Ahhhh!! I was wondering about the meat thing! I'm so happy for you two!! It is going to be a cute kid for sure. ;)

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

Woo hoo!!! I'm so happy for you! You look great. The first trimester is one of the roughest, enjoy the 2nd!

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats! How wonderful!

Julie said...

GAAHHHHH!!!! I'm still beaming like crazy for you :)

now the question is will the babes be a pats fan..

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

And girl, I was sooo sick my entire pregnancy that working out was outta the question, i walked. If i was lucky. And i ate whatever i could keep down. You do your thing, whatever works for you.

You look radiant and adorable and i am thrilled for you guys!!!!
xoxox

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

Congrats! I am so excited for you : ). I hope you have a great pregnancy and blog about it a lot!!

Mary @ Bites and Bliss said...

Congratulations!!!! That's amazing news! Can't wait to see the baby bump updates! :)

fittingbackin said...

eeeeeeeeeeeee I'm so happy for you!! Many congratulations - you're going to be such an awesome mom and I'm looking forward to following you on your journey!!!!

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

Erica!!!! CONGRATS!:) I'm so happy for you and Josh. EEee!!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

SO EXCITED!!!!! I had a feeling this was the announcement! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) I'm so happy for you both!

Kim @ Kim and Mikey said...

Congratulations! Your life is going to change in ways you never imagined...but trust me, it is the greatest change you will ever experience!

Sarah said...

I tried to write this morning at 6am but Blogger was being a stinker.

I am so GLAD for you, there are no sufficient words really. Such a joyful announcement, no one knows like you just how joyful and meaningful it is. I'm so looking forward to the next few months, hearing about how things are going on Itzy's Kitchen. I'm sorry you've had the swelling, I'm sure the next few months will be much better.

You are still so teeny! It's funny how, for a while, every little growth of your belly is amazing- then suddenly you jst balloon out of control and keep thinking how you could get any bigger! :)

Very happy to be a new mommy with you at (almost) the same time!! :)

teresa said...

YAYAYAY! im so excited for you erica! you look adorable and i'm happy to hear that you're feeling better. that first trimester can be tough. definitely keep us posted on how things go. you're going to love being a mom!

Biz said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! So excited for you guys - you are gonna be a great momma!

I actually thought of you on Saturday morning - I took a class called BodyCombat - holy cow was that a tough workout! It was 65 minutes long, and I was a sweaty mess by the end.

July will be here before you know it!

Simply Life said...

oh CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear more updates!!!

carolinebee.com said...

OMyyy goodness, congrats Erica!!! And josh :) I think it's fate that I popped back in to say hi today of all days!?? I am soooo sooo happy for you, best of luck with everything can't wait to hear about the fun to come!

BroccoliHut said...

Congratulations!!! I hope you read my recent pregnancy nutrition post:)

Lauren said...

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Even though I knew, I still screamed with excitement! :)

By the way, you look stunning. Seriously, you are so beautiful and this baby only makes you look more gorgeous! :)

So happy for you guys! Really, my heart is so full. I only hope I can meet the little guy someday. ;)

webmailaddress2 said...

Congratulations!

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

Aww so happy for you Erica, Congrats on the little precious one you are having soon.

I look forward to reading about this new journey.

Maria said...

CONGRATS!!!! I am SO excited for you guys! Really, I am beaming:) Great news!!!

Rebecca said...

wow, congrats to you both. how exciting

The Healthy Hostess said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! I can't even describe what an amazing adventure it is!

Katie said...

AHHH I literally just squealed!!! I'm so, so happy for you guys. Enjoy this happy time together!

Hannah said...

Congratulations!!! Oh, what wonderful wonderful news :)

Autumn@Good Eats Girl said...

Awwww! Congratulations!! Such wonderful news!!

lesley lifting life said...

How exciting!! I'm so happy for you guys. CONGRATULATIONS :D

learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood said...

This is amazing news! I am sure that you will be an AMAZING mother. I am also glad to hear that you are listening to your body and eating the meat as the baby probably needs it to go strong and healthy! Cant wait till July when the little bundle of joy arrives!

MizFit said...

FINALLY BACK AT THE COMPUTER AND SOOOOOO EXCITED :)

Id hope this was what it was.

CONGRATS AND BEYOND!


Carla

Liz Bridges said...

I was wondering if that was what the news was! Wow! Congratulations!!! You are in for an exciting and wonderful ride!!! I cannot even begin to tell you all the wonderful ways my life changed when I became a mom. Congratulations!!!

Anne Marie said...

AHHHH Congrats!!! Enjoy every single moment of this most amazing experience!

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

HUGE CONGRATS!!! So very happy for you. :)

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

Ahhhhh CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I'm so happy for you guys! :)

Krista said...

Still doing the happy dance over here! Can't wait to follow you through this adventure, Erica! (((HUGS)))

Lisa said...

Congrats! Amazing----can't wait to follow you through this journey :)

Krista (kristastes) said...

Aww!!! Congratulations Erica, so happy for you and your hubby! :)

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Congratulations!!! That's amazing news!!

Sana said...

Omgggg you have the cutest baby bump everrrr!

Sana said...

Omgggg you have the cutest baby bump everrrr!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

Congrats girlie! I am so happy for you and Josh. You two will be such good parents, and you're going to be so cute with a huge baby belly!

Kath said...

CONGRATS E+J!!!!!!!

Natalie said...

ahh congrats!! catching up on my blog reading (i've been SO busy) and this just made my day!! :)

We Are Not Martha said...

OMG erica!!! Congrats!! I'm SO happy for you!!! You look absolutely fabulous!! And I'm looking forward to hearing about your baby's progress :) YAY!

Huge congrats to you and Josh!

Sues

chandra said...

I'm a couple days late to the party but - CONGRATS!!! :D I am so so happy for you!

the actor's diet said...

big big big congrats to you both

amanda said...

i am wayyyy late to this! but the sentiment is the same...haha.

CONGRATS! oh my gosh...such exciting news!! you must be ecstatic, glowing, thrilled...and so many more adjectives.

can't wait to see the baby belly growwwww.

Holly said...

i am SO SO SO SO happy for you two! you are going to make amazing parents, and i already know you are going to be the cutest pregnant lady ever!

much love!

Tina said...

CONGRATS! Mal and I (and Murphy) are so happy for you guys! Frank is going to be the best big brother ever! :)

Laural (bhealthier) said...

Congrats!

I think its going to be a boy! But I'm sure whichever sex, it will be a super sweet baby and super loved!

My friends had a baby in september, other friends had theirs in october, best friend had hers in december, jeff's brother just had his in january, my other very close friend is due in february, next friend is due in march, and our other friends in chicago are due in april.

Seriously its like a baby every month!

Aggie said...

Oh My Goodness!!! I just caught up on some blog reading and am so THRILLED to see this post! Erica! This is wonderful news, so so happy for you and Josh. You will make fantastic parents. I just want to cry... :)