Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Big News!

I have been aching to write this post for months.  Months are all I've been blogging for anyway, but it's been a long wait.  When I started blogging, I really wasn't sure if this post would ever be reality.


About a week or two after I began blogging, The Shepherd and I got some wonderful news.  Since you've all become a part of my life, I'm ready to share this part of my life with you.


I'm pregnant!


We are so thrilled.  I'm shaking typing this from the anticipation of waiting to type this.  I'm about 15 weeks and am due mid-October.  I've had a pretty easy ride physically these past few months, no morning sickness, just a lack of motivation, hence, my struggles with the gym last month.  I'm still struggling a little to get there now, but that is due to weather and things growing in my garden rather than lack of energy.

This also could explain the massive cravings for chocolate a month ago. :)

This means big changes for my garden this season, and it's the reason I only showed a picture of one shelf of tomatoes rather than 8 - because there is only 1!

My summer plans are bittersweet.  Mostly sweet.  I love the farmers market.  It's my happy place.  I'm still going to sell my goods, but only until the end of July.  I don't know that I'll have the energy, drive or desire through August/September.  I do it mostly on my own as well, the work and the loading up, the selling, et.  Also, will I be able to crawl on my hands and knees weeding?  Is it really safe to lift that tub of carrots?  You want me to dig how many potatoes?  These things will all be growing, but only enough for The Shepherd and I.


I'm also not selling CSA shares this season, which I find very difficult.  I have a strong belief in the CSA movement and adore being part of it.  However, at the end of summer, I want to go on long walks, shop, hang out with my friends and family and put my feet up.
I don't know that food descriptions even matter to me today, so I'll leave you with some photos from the last 2 days and a thank you.  Thank you for being around to read my blog and giving me a new group to share this news/my food/and my life with.  Thanks for all of the supportive, funny, etc. comments you leave me.   I'm sure I'll have a lot more to say in the coming days/weeks/months.

Jess









Jess

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!! This is so weird, b/c just yesterday as I was reading your post, I said to myself..I wonder if they are going to have kids? Wow.

    Motherhood is such a joy. We have a 7 mo. old boy and staying home with him is so much fun. I'm sure we'll be working on #2 sooner rather than later! Congrats again, take it easy this summer!

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  2. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww congrats! (was that aw long enough?) That is so so fantastic. Very happy for you. I totally understand your decision to pull back a bit- you must do what is best for your body and your bump ;)

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  3. YAY!!! I'm SO excited for you both! What a wonderful post to read!!! I think it's a smart move to cut back on the market a bit. Seeing as this is the first time for you, you, never know how you'll feel....especially on those HOT summer days. Eeeee....this is just GREAT! :)

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  4. Congrats!!! That's so exciting :D
    I agree with the others- if cutting back is what you need to do then do it :D

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  5. omg!! CONGRATZ!!! This is so exciting. Can't wait to read all about your experience :D

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  6. Congrats Sweet Couple!

    Maybe SHE...he he!...will come on my birthday...Oct. 13!

    Good luck!

    xoxo

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  7. OH MY GOSH CONGRATS LOVE!! so exciting !! your going to be an AMAZING MOMMY!!

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  8. I got your email this morning! It must be such a relief to finally tell everyone. I can't believe we'll be having our babies together :)

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  9. Wow CONGRATS, that is awesome! So many great fresh eats here too :)

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  10. Yay! Congrats!! I'm a new reader and I can't think of a better post to get started wtih!!

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