10.30.2013

Here we are

Eight years ago today, I married Eli Schleifer. I was 25 and in my first year of graduate school, and we’d just moved to Cambridge. The first snow of the season fell the night before the wedding, but by morning the temps had reached the mid-70s, so we moved the ceremony outdoors and set up the chuppah facing the ocean. There was French toast, and bluegrass, and baskets filled with pomegranates, and several ladybugs that found their way into my veil.

We weren't sure back then that we wanted to be parents. Then all of the sudden, we were very sure, but I got sick, and we didn't know if we could be. And now, here we are. Here we are! With one Mia, and one tiny human-in-the-making, whose flips and flutters I’m just beginning to feel. Yep. I’m pregnant. And so happy, finally, to share this news with you. (It was a loooong first trimester. Though, damn, powdered macaroni and cheese never tasted so good.) We’re due sometime around April 1.

I was much sicker for much longer with this pregnancy – hence the silence here – but I’m happy to report that things are better now. It’s 8:43pm and I am conscious! I’m cooking again, and writing. I’m even eating the occasional green vegetable. Goooooo, second trimester!

We celebrated an important birthday here in the months since I last wrote, and there was cake. Back soon to tell you about it.

 xo.

34 comments:

koshercamembert said...

Mazel tov on the anniversary, b'shaah tovah on the flipping fluttering tiny one, and so glad to see you back here. Here's to hoping the second trimester is more kind to you than the first. Happy end of October. (!)

Shanna Mallon said...

Oh, Jess! What happy, happy news! Congratulations, mama! Happy anniversary and to life!

Sasa said...

W00t! Yay Jess, that is such awesome news, congratulations xxx

Kai said...

Congratulations! I've been missing your posts. Soooo glad to hear that you're feeling better, and also glad that we'll be hearing more from you soon! Best of health to you and your family.

tea_austen said...

What lovely, lovely news! Congratulations. I am so delighted for you, and Eli, and Mia, and the lucky little human that gets to call you family.
And there is totally a time and place for powdered mac and cheese. This I believe.
xox

shari said...

So happy for you both! Such great news. xo

nikole said...

So happy for your guys. Congratulations! xo

Kelly said...

Congrats on both accounts. Good to hear that the silence means good news!

Rivka said...

Happiness all around. I was wondering why this space was so quiet - what a wonderful way to come back out of the shell! xoxoxoxo. Can't wait to give you a hug.

Hannah said...

Wonderful!!! Happy anniversary (we just celebrated eight this month too!) and how exciting for everyone - another little person with such great people to call family. Both times around I had my share of mac-and-cheese, and bed by 7pm, and man it feels good to get out of that part. Glad you're feeling better - green vegetables indeed. xoxo

Jodi said...

hooray! congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

A baby AND a book! What a year you're in for! Congratulations!

Toni said...

Inspiring life. Very happy for you, Jess!

Kasey said...

Congratulations!! I hear that 1st trimester with a second babe is haaard. So so happy for you! x

Jenn said...

You've been missed here! Welcome back, and a huge congratulations to you and Eli.

Sarah said...

You wonderful mama. So happy for you and yours. ---S

sonya said...

Mazel tov on your happy news!! :)

Pia said...

Congratulations, hugs and all sorts of good things, Jess! What wonderful news. Glad to hear you're doing well, and over with the first trimester xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you all. Love babies- love your story of how you two met and love your blog. Look forward to more great food and family stories.

John S said...

Yaay! Another addition to the family! And so, it continues.... l'dor va dor...

Janet said...

So glad that you're through that awful first trimester and beginning to feel better. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

You are so talented and blessed. Thank you for sharing your life with us here. Best wishes, Victoria

Ileana said...

Congrats!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jess!!

Im on first semester here and its so much worse than i imagined! Tired, sick and grumpy 24/7. Bring on week the second, pleaaaseee!!

M.

Sini │ my blue and white kitchen said...

Congrats to the whole family! Such exciting news. Glad to hear you're feeling better now.

Emma said...

Congratulations, Jess!! I'm glad you're back, and I can't wait for a whole book of your stories.

Gemma said...

I know I said it on instagram but, one again, congratulations!!! Wonderful news xo

Kristin said...

Yay! You're back! And with such wonderful news! Congratulations, Jess!

Jess said...

Thank you all so much for your cheers, and for the warm welcome back to this space! (I'm grateful you stuck around!) Have a wonderful weekend, and see you soon. xo.

Kate said...

Congratulations! Such blessings!

anya said...

No better way to come back than with such beautiful news (and a cake)! Happiness unabridged, this. Eeeee!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you, Jess! Congratulations.

molly said...

wahoooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

ahem. congratulations.

oh, all of the above!!

so, so happy for you, jess, eli, mia. here's to second trimesters, and second babes, and so much goodness, big and small.

xo,
molly