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17 weeks-2

Kevin and I feel immensely blessed and are eternally grateful to share this incredible news with you. In addition to the release of my 3rd cookbook, we’re having a baby this September!

17 weeks

The journey to this miracle has been a melting pot of emotions. Not many women talk about this out in the open, but I want to take a moment to offer hope to women and families who have experienced pregnancy losses. There is light beyond the darkness and a shred of hope after heartbreak.

I’m 18 weeks along– I feel healthy and strong. I don’t exactly look about 5 months pregnant yet (totally pushing out my belly here!), but I certainly feel it. My appetite hasn’t changed much though all I seem to crave is salt on top of salt. Sleeping has been difficult, but I just got a snoogle so hopefully that helps!

I’ve been waiting so long to tell you and am full of gratitude to be at this stage. The truth is, I felt overwhelmingly emotional and anxious in my first trimester (not to mention nauseous and exhausted from book writing and hormones) that I was a walking basket case. Probably a good thing I hibernated all winter with my cookie manuscript and 10,000 cookies. Maternity yoga pants, you’ve been a gem.

1st trimester

We’re finding out the sex soon, but are keeping it a surprise. Thank you for sharing this special time with us as we focus on welcoming our 1st bundle of joy!

Real quick: In case any of you mamas are expecting too, here are some clothes I’ve been loving lately. I felt overwhelmed and completely lost when I was shopping, so I spent a lot of time reading reviews online about the best maternity activewear.

  • Active maternity cropped leggings – expensive but comfortable, breathable, supportive, and flattering. I run in these, bought 2 pairs in my pre-pregnancy size, love them.
  • Flowy workout tanks – these are NOT maternity but they are extremely breathable, long, and flowy. I bought 1 size up and have plenty of room as my belly grows.
  • Maternity yoga pants – super inexpensive, I bought 3 pairs in my pre-pregnancy size, and I wear them every day when I’m at home or even running errands. I’m wearing them right now! Comfy for lounging, supportive for out and about.

And PS: already prepping fall and holiday content for my blog. Send recipe ideas and suggestions as I plan my Q4 editorial calendar!

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  1. Sally
    Sorry this comment is so late but congratulations to you guys. I have followed your blog for a while and love it. I just had a daughter and it’s the best thing in the world. I wish you so much happiness with your little one. Ps. You look great and cheers

  2. Sally you are going to make me cry!
    “Not many women talk about this out in the open, but I want to take a moment to offer hope to women and families who have experienced pregnancy losses. There is light beyond the darkness and a shred of hope after heartbreak.”
    I’m on my third pregnancy after two losses and have been feeling extremely anxious. I’m only six weeks but I have an ultrasound tomorrow. I’m so internally conflicted as part of me is overjoyed and part is preparing for the worst again. Your message of hope touched me today ❤️

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