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2.29.2012

September 4

Hi.

I’ve never made an announcement like this before, and it feels very awkward and shouty to do it through a computer screen, so please be nice and pretend that we’re sitting in your living room. I’ll give you a minute to get settled.

The thing is, I’ve been working on my manuscript, yes, yes, but I’ve also been working on something else. That something else has made it difficult, actually, to work on my manuscript, because it’s made me want to lie on the couch instead, eating peanut butter sandwiches and fantasizing about donuts. I know it doesn’t look like much, but it’s there, under my shirt. I’ll give you a hint. It’s a baby.




I’m 13 weeks along, and if all goes according to plan, we will meet this baby sometime around September 4. That means that we will likely be a family of three Virgos. Pray for us.

Wanting to be parents is a recent development for us. I’ve never been into babies, though I can already tell that my own baby will be a very different story. But what I’m most excited about is getting to know the person that we made. I’m excited about introducing this person to chocolate malts, and pizza, and Bruce Springsteen. I’m excited to read When the Sky Is Like Lace with this person, the way my dad read it with me. I’m excited about getting to know Brandon as a parent. I’m excited about getting to know myself as a parent. I’m ready, and I’m not at all ready, but more than anything, I just feel lucky to get to have this experience.

For the past couple of months, whenever I’ve been out and about, driving or sitting at a stoplight, I catch myself staring at people on the street, and sometimes even at their pets, thinking, "Hey, that guy with the facial tattoo was once a baby! That nice-looking older gentleman has a mother, and she gave birth to him! That dog was once an embryo! That woman in the pant suit used to be inside another woman’s uterus!" Pregnancy has turned me into Jack Handey, and I’ve hardly even started yet.

Here we go.

551 Comments:

Blogger anne said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your new life.

8:52 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats!

-form someone who has never left a comment on your blog but always reads :)

-Stacey

8:54 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Amy said...

Congratulations!

8:56 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Sherri B. said...

Congratulations...I am so very happy for you! You will never be the same again, in a very good way. xo

8:57 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Julie said...

Eeeee! I'm so excited for you. Congratulations!!

8:58 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous amy said...

congratulations! you are in for an amazing ride!!

8:59 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations and very best wishes :)

8:59 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Sarah Jackson said...

So wonderful! Congratulations! I'll pray for you on the Virgo thing. I have one of those. Yikes.

9:00 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Jessica said...

Congrats!!

9:01 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Venessa said...

Oh Congrats Congrats! Having a baby around really is the best thing ever.

9:01 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Sophie said...

how wonderfull Molly!

9:01 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} said...

Congratulations!!! That's wonderful news!! Enjoy every moment of pregnancy as your teenee baby grows :)

9:02 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous anneliesz said...

How very exciting! I completely echo your sentiment about getting to know the person you created and getting to see your husband as a Dad. Enjoy the ride!

9:03 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger MidnightAgenda said...

OMG!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so happy for you!

9:04 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous emira said...

In my experience that sensation of everyone once being someone's little baby, only intensifies as things progress. My little girl is 2 and I still do it *all* the time. Congrats, this is fabulous new.

9:04 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous kari brunson said...

brandin told me yesterday after you guys had dinner at la bete! congrats. I also was not a baby person, or i didn't think i was, but i am getting the itch too. you are going to be the CUTEST little pregnant lady. woo hoo!!

9:05 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Debbie said...

How awesome! Congratulations!!

9:05 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger mames said...

welcome. life as a mama has taught me so much. i have been apart from my twins for a full week now, another three days to go before they come back home. and i am not as complete a 'me' without them. best thing i (we) have ever done.

9:05 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Donny said...

Congrads!!

9:05 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger A Long Far View said...

Congratulations! Your reasons are precisely why I want kids now as well.

9:05 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous shez said...

A million congratulations, well wishes (and crossed fingers at the thought of three Virgos. Oh my.) to you!

9:06 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous hannah said...

It's such a singular experience. Enjoy this first part, barfs and all, because it just gets crazier from here. Congratulations to you both!

9:06 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Mary said...

congrats! (My birthday is September 4 BTW :-) )

9:06 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Kelly said...

Congratulations, from a new reader! The phenomenon of seeing everyone's inherent baby-ness hasn't stopped for me yet.

9:07 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Natashia said...

Congratulations! I'm excited to see what interesting food combinations you come up with :)

9:07 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Gabe said...

Fantastic news, congratulations!!

9:07 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger OMG! Yummy said...

Oh that's fantastic and I just adore how you chose to tell us! My two babies are now teenagers and I frequently look at them in all their teen angst and glory and remember that they too were babies and that I used to change their diapers and speak to them in soothing, happy tones while reading them books that only had happy endings. Time flies...

Enjoy your pregnancy and rest up for parenthood! May your baby grow up to love food as much as mine do :-)

9:08 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Amy said...

Congratulations! I am 21 weeks along with our first, and can totally relate to the wonder. We had just had our first ultrasound, and went out to dinner to celebrate (and probably because I was famished). We were sitting at our table and it was like my eyes were open for the first time. "K." I exclaimed, reaching for his arm, "Do you realize every single person in here used to be a baby?" He nodded, clearly not moved like I was. But he wasn't growing a baby either, so I understand.

Thanks for sharing the joy!

9:09 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Carrie said...

I'm verklempt and I don't even know you! Except that I feel like I do through your book and your blog. Congratulations to the two of you and welcome to the amazing world of parenthood.

9:09 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Andi at The Particular Traveler said...

Oh, congratulations! Having a baby is the most incredible experience and I wish you the very best :-)

9:10 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous charlotte au chocolat said...

Oooh! How exciting!!! wishing you an easy and healthy pregnancy!

9:14 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Keri said...

Congratulations! It truly is the most amazing thing to meet and get to know that peanut who has lived inside of you for what seems like forever! And now that mine are six and three it still seems like they were babies a couple of minutes ago with sweet milky breath and soft hairs and lovely little recessed chins. Enjoy your pregnancy, and all the time on the couch you need.

9:15 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger {natalie} said...

congrats! yay for all those things to teach your baby. i love it.

9:16 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Jessica said...

WOOHOO! That's great news! Congrats~

9:17 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Redd H from Salted Spoon said...

Congratulations Molly and Brandon! Such wonderful news :-) I wonder whose palate the baby will have....

9:18 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Rina said...

Ohmyword I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9:19 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous ForkYes said...

SWEET! I guess you're gonna be pretty busy the next long while, haha. I hope it goes as smoothly as possible!

9:19 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Gayle said...

Congratulations! my baby girl is now 34 years old, and still the most important experience of my life, and the best thing I ever did.

It all goes by very fast; amazing!

Wishing you and Brandon and the baby-to-be all the best!

9:21 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger simple baking said...

congratulations! being a mom of two i can totally understand what you are going through. enjoy the moment and take good rest (god knows you aren't going to get any after sep :))

9:23 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger jen said...

It's incredible, the amount of love that comes from becoming a parent. Love for your child, love for your husband, and love for yourself. So very happy for you.

9:26 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Posy Quarterman said...

Yippee! Super congratulations. I love what you said about getting to know Brandon as a parent, it is so wonderful. I'm four and a half years into this parenting gig and I'm still stunned that I created this person. So so happy for three!

9:28 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Emily Rae said...

Congratulations on the baby, and also (selfishly) thanks for reminding me about When the Sky Was Like Lace.

9:36 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

This is SUCH wonderful news!! Congratulations!! May I suggest a name from the captcha below: Anfur? Tiorkf? Both have a certain je ne sais quois... :)

9:36 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Sara M said...

Congratulations! I couldn't be happier for you and Brandon. I have no doubt that you two will be fantastic parents!

9:37 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Marco North said...

Brilliant. Just brilliant. I dare say, your writing is going to change as much as the rest of your life. That will be a pleasure for us to witness - the same as you witness your child.

9:40 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Michelle Stiles said...

it is a big deal! congrats from the bottom of my heart!

9:45 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Stacy said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Congratulations! Though I don't actually know you and Brandon, except through this blog and your book, I feel quite confident that you're going to be wonderful parents. And we all know your child will eat well. (:

9:45 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger ila said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

9:49 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Nicole said...

Congratulations Molly!

9:49 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Roberta said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! It's all so exciting, this new direction that your life is taking. Enjoy every minute of motherhood.

9:52 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Rachel said...

Congratulations! Its even crazier when you get to look your baby in the face and realize he used to live inside of you. Very exciting!

9:52 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Stacey said...

Wonderful! Congratulations!

9:55 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Jess said...

Congrats to all three. You guys will be fabulous.

9:55 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous sprite said...

Congrats!

9:55 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Pei-Lin said...

Congratulations!

Oh, gosh. I am so happy and excited for you, Brandon, and the baby. The baby is going to have two foodie parents who cook really well.

9:55 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger XS said...

Oh, Molly!!! I'm SOOOOO happy for you!!! :) You are so lovely and kind and I just know that you're going to be the most amazing mother :) I've always adored you and your writing and just want to say that I'm just so happy for you and everything to come :) Congratulations!! Lots and lots of love, dear :)

9:59 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Danica said...

Awwww congratulations! That was the best "announcement" post ever :) I could talk this stuff for hours on end. Perhaps because I've been a labor and delivery nurse for 12 years... and I am still amazed at what women's bodies can do. Produce a human? Sure. Bam. Done.

10:03 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Fresh Local and Best said...

Congratulations Molly! This is so exciting!

10:08 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Simply, absolutely, spectacularly wonderful.

10:15 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Jamie said...

Molly! You are so cute!!! I just adored your book and of course I love your blog.
Your passion is going to make you a wonderful mum!
Giant Congrats!,,,,.

10:16 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Erin said...

congrats! september will be a lovely time to have a little one! I have been trying to guess based on your blog titles for awhile now when you'd announce you were pregnant. If you go back and look you might see why I might have guessed any number of them was an announcement... ;) Enjoy those Jack Handey moments, they are so profound after all!

10:19 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Melinda said...

Molly! What fantastic news. Congratulations again and again!

10:21 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Katie W said...

Here I was, heading to your post with huge amounts of excitement and anticipation, sure that you would be sharing more details about your book....and THIS news! SO very happy for you and Brandon! It truly is the most blissful, crazy experience in the world to be a parent-nothing could be better. I am sure you'll be a wonderful mother, and I'll bet your dad is looking down and beaming happily :)

10:25 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Wendy said...

Molly, how exciting! I am also pregnant at the moment - 16 weeks - and I can relate to much of what you're saying, especially the coming to terms with it bit!

Hopefully you have been feeling ok over the last week while, and that you will start feeling a bit more human soon - albeit with an inflating beachball shoved up your jumper :-)
Yay!

Wendy

10:50 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Amy said...

Ahhh yes all my favorite bloggers (haha, you and Luisa) are having babies this is so exciting!!! Congratulations Molly!

PS: Loved the part about introducing Bruce Springsteen. ;) That lucky baby is going to have an awesome experience with food and music!

10:51 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Sarah W. said...

Congratulations! What happy news :) My mother said that when she was young, she was scared about having a baby because she didn't like kids and thought everyone else's child was ugly. Then she had her first, and she said her mind was changed instantly. Wishing you health and joy on this journey!

10:53 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Alice Q. Foodie said...

Congratulations Molly - so happy for you and Brandon! You will be a marvelous mama. :)

10:58 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger mosey (kim) said...

It's an adventure you'll never regret. So, SO excited for you.

11:03 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous dj said...

thanks for sharing and congratulations!

from another someone who has never left a comment on your blog but always reads it.

and i don't have children but i understand what you're saying and wish you 3 the best. yay!

11:07 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Kirsten said...

I have been waiting and hoping for this post-- is that weird? Babies in general are ok, but your OWN baby is a biteable, joyous wonder. This will rock your world in the best way possible.

-loyal reader and Spilled Milk listener, Kirsten

11:10 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Dana said...

I think this is probably the first time I have commented, though I have read your site for years and sat across a table from you and enjoyed chatting with you on numerous occasions. I am thrilled for you and Brandon and I wish you all the very best.

11:25 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Joanna said...

Weird... I was just thinking the other day (who knows why) that I had a feeling this was something that you were going to announce soon. so congrats... It's a wonderful journey and now doubt you will both be great parents. Enjoy it all and I look forward to following it with you (which is a bit weird but hey, that's the world we now roll in). x

11:40 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger indigo said...

Congrats!
Virgos are the *best*!

11:41 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger Victoria said...

So funny, I'd wondered about that, about you, only recently - so funny! CONGRATULATIONS - you and Brandon will be amazing. x

11:49 PM, February 29, 2012  
Blogger SreeBindu said...

OMG :) congratulations =)

11:56 PM, February 29, 2012  
Anonymous Shanni said...

CONGRATS!!

12:01 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When my husband cleans the computer all the blogs i follow are wiped clean, I stumbled onto your blog and I am thrilled to congratulate you upon the news of your baby coming in september 2012 how wonderful and exciting..I love your blog and have missed it alot I could not remember the name at all, but suddenly looking at another site it was listed and boom I got thru to your blog, oh, my goodness what great news for your and your sweetheart..take care and I am thrilled you will be a mom soon!

12:04 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Lisa :-] said...

Wow! That is major. Best wishes to the soon-to-be three of you!

12:16 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Sweetgum Bakery said...

Congratulations on your exciting news! :)

12:22 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Blackbird Experience said...

congratulations! My hand hurts from scrolling to the bottom of all your comments! :)

12:33 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger tori said...

So thrilled for you. That baby is going to be so blessed.

12:52 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Monika said...

my congratulations!
to remarkable gift, conscious expectation, full of the faith, the warmth and hope is beautiful!
I am greeting from Poland!
m

12:55 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful news with us! Best wishes, Jessica :) xoxo.

12:57 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger erica said...

oh, what wonderful news. congratulations and wishing you all the best for a happy pregnancy!

12:59 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger thinking of the days said...

Well that's what I call news!
Bringing out a book and a baby -what a wonderful year for you.

Congratulations!

1:03 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Julia said...

Congratulations, and all the best in your new adventure, Molly!! We're two Virgos at home too, me and my boyfriend were born with only 10 days of difference. So I can totally relate with your fear of being three :D

1:09 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Anne said...

Ooh, great news! Congratulations! :)

1:45 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Su-Lin said...

Oh, congratulations, Molly and Brandon! I'm sure you guys will be terrific parents!

2:18 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Poires au Chocolat said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news.

2:32 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger kassiastclair said...

I'm in my mid twenties and have never really wanted children, reading your post nearly made me change my mind.

Congratulations!

kassiastclair.com

2:42 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

THRILLED for the two of you :))))))

2:44 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Valeria said...

Oh I am sososososo happy for you, Molly! Congrats! Virgo is a great sign, my husband is virgo :) Best of luck to you, he/she is going to be a very lucky kid with such an inspiring mum!

2:53 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Ana87 said...

Hey, you and Brandon got married on the same date as my husband and me.
We would love to have a baby but something is not working correctly... We haven't figured out yet what it is... :) Now you are the first one of us to carry a child! How wonderful! God bless you!

2:59 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger W @ Rich Autumns said...

Mubarak Molly.. May God bless you and your baby....

3:11 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger london bakes said...

Congratulations!!

3:16 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Stephanie said...

How exciting Molly! Congratulations! :) So happy for you and Brandon. Thanks for sharing with us!

3:19 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Didi said...

Oh my! Maybe that's why you've been feeling extra stressed? Hormones raging and a life inside your belly! Congratulations Molly :) I'm sure your food life will be more interesting with the baby around. *hugs*

3:30 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger quinn said...

Congratulations to ALL!!!

3:30 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger emily said...

Congratulations!

3:35 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

3:36 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Julie said...

Lovely news! Best wishes to you all! Parenthood is a wild, crazy, wonderful ride...enjoy every minute. (And take naps...all pregnant women are entitled to naps!) ;-)

3:36 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Lola said...

Congratulations! And welcome to the crazy, exhausting, scary and wonderful world of parenthood...

3:46 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Susan B. said...

Congrats, Molly and Brandon! This may just be the best thing you have ever cooked!

3:55 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Nadine said...

Amazing news! Congratulations!

3:56 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger last day of may said...

oh how very lovely to read your news today! i can not put in to words what an amazing adventure parenthood is...one part that i really love is seeing my husband as a father. hope you are feeling well now you got through part one. congratualtions and enjoy your pregnancy! hooray!! X

3:57 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Kathy S. said...

Congratulations! (From another Virgo, who lives with two Aries and a Saggitarius.)

4:06 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Lys said...

Oh! Congratulations! Such exciting news.

4:08 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Audrey said...

Many many congratulations! Your baby is terribly lucky to have two such creative and wonderful parents. Hope that the months to come are even lovelier than you've imagined and to hear from you again soon!

4:10 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger rachel said...

Congratulations! Hopefully you will continue to share your insights on pregnancy and parenting along the way. If they are anything along the line of Jack Handey, as you suggest, I am sure they will entertaining.

4:12 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous vic said...

Congratulations!!

4:17 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Annie said...

That's wonderful! September...a great month for starting something new. Congratulations.

4:19 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Annie said...

Congratulations!

4:20 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous art and lemons said...

This is terrific news, so happy for you and yes, the Jack Handey phase well, I'm nearly four years in and it hasn't ended yet...

4:25 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Danielle said...

oh, congratulations! how exciting!

4:26 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Kristin said...

Congratulations!!! Getting to know that baby as a person will take you on an amazing journey. One of my favorite things about my kids is how they notice the tiniest details of things I've forgotten about, or not noticed. I think you still notice more than most people, but am sure you'll still enjoy their help.

4:39 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Juli said...

:)

4:45 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Candic said...

Congratulations! I felt the same way about babies - not interested in too many of them beyond my own. And I still look at people and think, "I wonder what s/he was like as a crazy toddler?"

Motherhood is, without a doubt, both the hardest and best thing I've ever taken on. I look forward to your future thoughts on it and your little one's food adventures.

4:47 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger mjb said...

Wow congratulations! 10 year olds are always what get me about the whole baby thing. You mean my little guy will be that big, that independent and sure of himself? How is that going to happen? All the best to you guys!

4:49 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Heather said...

So excited for you - congratulations on your new adventure!

4:51 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger jen said...

Congratulations! That is amazing news, Molly! I wish you and Brandon all the best. xo

4:54 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Kelsey said...

So excited for you!

4:55 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Sam G said...

Congratulations to you and Brandon! And many best wishes for the future!

4:56 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Chri.s said...

CONGRATS!!! I am reading your Blog for years now and ever since I read your Book (which I preordered on amazon.de btw.. ;-)) I was thinking about "when will they get babies? It seems they match so perfectly - they need to be parents and give their soul to them!" And here we go!!!
I wish you all the best!
Having a child is a blessing and you will enjoy it!!
Chris

4:57 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Caffettiera said...

big hug to you both. What a step to take :) I hope you're well and the hormones are kind on you.

5:03 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Elian T. said...

Woohoo!!! Congratulations! Welcome to a new world ;-)

5:03 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many congratulations! This child will grow up with a very happy tummy indeed. (:

5:08 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Janna said...

Congratulations! I read A Homemade Life when I was pregnant with my second son, attracted to the title as inspiration for my growing family. You're going to have a wonderful time.

5:09 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Laura {gourmettenyc} said...

Congratulations, Molly!!

5:13 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Amanda Allen said...

Congrats to Molly and Brandon! What fantastic news!

5:14 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post made my day, and we've never even met. Congratulations, and I will love following along on these pages!

5:20 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Abby said...

Congratulations! Doubly excited for you, what with the new book as well.

5:22 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Calantha said...

Congratulations, Molly! What an exciting adventure you've just begun. A few friends of mine had a baby about six months ago and it has been such a joy watching them grow into their roles as parents. Such a marvellous experience :)

5:31 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger sk said...

Congrats!! I am also expecting my first, due 8/28 :) Here we go...!

5:32 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Simon said...

Congrats!! We became parents last year - it's the most amazing thing but also the hardest you'll ever do. It's amazing seeing our daughter try new foods - she had Bolognese sauce for the first time recently..... she loved it and her face really lit up when she tasted it.

5:33 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous SarahB said...

Huzzah! What wonderful news! A baby!

We're just offering our baby his first purees, and his excitement and delight are just too wonderful. He moves the food around in his mouth and just really tastes it. It warms a foodie mother's heart.

Best wishes for a smooth pregnancy! :)

5:35 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Emma said...

Yay! I'm 23 weeks into my first pregnancy, and I must tell you that your kim chi fried rice and the olive-oily granola are now required eating in our home. The appetite, it is in charge... congrats!

5:36 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger natalia said...

oh my goodness!!
that was the last thing i was expecting to read, but it was such a pleasant surprise!!
so, so very happy for you!!!
there is no doubt you will be a fantastic mother.
it's funny how a blog can make us all seem so close, like we really know you.
which i think makes us all the more excited.
congrats.

5:45 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Sarah said...

Congratulations!

5:46 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Gretchen said...

Congratulations! Always good to bring little foodies into the world. :)

5:46 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger The Coppertop Doll said...

Congratulations!!! Much joy and health and prayers to you for a easy, healthy pregnancy, and a seamless transition to parenthood. Cheers! (That's sparkling grape juice in your glass :))

5:47 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Sabra said...

Congratulations! Long time reader first time commenter. The Sept 4th title peaked my interest today since that's my bday! It's so fun to have a Labor Day birthday. Best Wishes!

5:47 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger amisha said...

congratulations you two!!! so so so excited and happy for you both! xoxo

5:48 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Emily said...

Like everthing you write, very well put. A big congratulations to you and your husband!

5:48 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger T said...

Molly! I don't think I've ever commented on your blog (though I've been reading it for years since college, and can honestly say that your blog is the reason I became brave enough to try to cook), but this is such exciting news, I can't help but say congratulations! All the best to you, Brandon, and the newest addition to your family!

5:50 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Juanita said...

How exciting! I am so happy for you. Enjoy the ride, as they say. Your life is about to become very different in a very nice way.
You will have the best-fed kid in town!

5:50 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger clairehelene7 said...

Oh how wonderful!! Congratulations!!

5:54 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Katie said...

Congratulations! How wonderful!

5:55 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Jessica said...

Wow, congratulations! This kid's definitely going to grow up knowing what good food and good literature are. :)

5:57 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Jenn C. said...

Congratulations!

5:58 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Patrice said...

You brought tears to my eyes this morning. Congratulations! It's a wonderful journey - cherish every second. Mine are 24 and 21 and they will always be my babies.

6:05 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger windycityvegan said...

Oh, congratulations! My daughter just turned five a few weeks ago and she is the most amazing little person, and getting to know her has been the best part of the ride. Teaching her how to cook and being able to share my kitchen with her is right up there, too. Accidentally overhearing her give a lecture on the differences

There was about a one week window of my life when I decided that being a parent might not be so bad, and thankfully my husband stepped up to the plate. Congrats again to both of you!

6:08 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger missris said...

Oh Molly! Many heartfelt congratulations to you and Brandon. Very exciting news, this.

6:08 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Gracia said...

I'm almost 10 weeks pregnant, and call me crazy but I've been reading your blog expecting this announcement ever since last summer, when we started trying. I'm so happy to be pregnant at the same time some of my favorite bloggers are, you included.

I wish you all the best for your pregnancy, and... congratulations!!!

6:14 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous brandi said...

congratulations!!

6:17 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous zephyr said...

Congratulations!!! wishing all 3 of you the absolute best.

6:26 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

My Noah is a September baby and I loved being pregnant in the summer! It's all flip-flops and sundresses. =)

Right now I'm 9 months pregnant and there's a blizzard happening outside. Not as much fun. =)

6:26 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Dianne said...

Congratulations Molly! I can't wait to hear about having a little one through your distinctive tone and wonderful writing. You're off to a fab start with the Jack Handy. Best wishes to you and Brandon and your pups!

6:28 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger vanilla bean blog said...

Oh, I don't even know you, and here I am dripping tears all over my keyboard. So happy for you - I know you 3 will make such a lovely family.

And now everyone and their brother will tell you exactly what to do and how to do it right, but my only advice to you is to listen to your Mommy instincts. They always always know best.

6:30 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Emily said...

It's funny, isn't it, how we can be so blase about the idea of wanting children (or becoming parents!). Until one day we wake up, turn to our significant others and say, "Huh. It's time, isn't it?". At least that's what happened to us, and so all of a sudden it's not just time, IT'S TIME. RIGHT NOW.
I wish you (and Brandon) endless happiness, joy and good health for your new journey, just as we begin trying for a little journey of our own somewhere on the other side of the world. :)

6:33 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger lemon said...

congratulations! so very happy for you. that will be one lucky little baby. :)

6:35 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Sarah said...

Happy days to you! Your Jack Handy thoughts made me laugh.
Congratulations!

6:35 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Congrats, Molly! That's so exciting :)

6:37 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Katie said...

Congrats!! How wonderful! I have 2 boys who are now 6 & 4 1/2. After my older son was born I felt nearly paralyzed because I saw everybody as somebody's baby. And in that postpartum haze that was both amazing to me and heartbreaking. It still occurs to me often. But it doesn't take my breath away. It justs reminds me to be more patient with all the people I come across.
I hope your adventure will be as wonderful as mine been. Best wished.

6:37 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Kelly said...

Oh my God! That is so exciting! Congratulations! Currently, you are the 4th person I know (have never met you, but I read your blog religiously and listen to your podcast)that is having a baby in September! How wonderful for you and Brandon. I wish you all the best with your pregnancy and look forward to learning about your little baby too. I am so very happy for you. :)

6:43 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger SaintTigerlily said...

Is it weird that as soon as I saw you had updated I knew this was what the post was about? Creepy.

Congratulations - it is the best.

6:43 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger e said...

you're going to have so much fun! congratulations

6:45 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Katrina said...

Yeay!!! Congratulations Molly and Brandon!

6:49 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Krysta said...

Congratulations! Very excited for you two!

6:50 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Abbey said...

Congratulations! I was not much of a baby person either, but am now 25 weeks pregnant with our third. Welcome to the incredible journey that is parenthood!

6:50 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger EllenP said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful news! Congratulations! What an adventure you are in for.

6:51 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am waiting to give birth in the next little while and am celebrating your miracle with you from afar. It is truly an honour and gift!

6:57 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger MrsMollyK said...

Congratulations! That is fabulous news and I wish you all the best! How exciting!

7:00 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Camille said...

My heart is smiling. Thanks for sharing your fantastic news. Congrats! Congrats!

7:03 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous shedilly said...

Welcome to the club of parents...mothers in particular. Come on in the water is FINE. Family is a source of immeasurable joy and a noble challenge. May your lives be their happiest as you share, teach and grow together.

7:05 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Elise said...

How wonderful Molly, congratulations!

7:09 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger First said...

Congratulations !!! Babies are the best! We are expecting our second baby in the end of august beginning of September !

7:15 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Katie (Mama May I) said...

Aha! Congratulations! Now we get to look forward to a new book and a new adventure from you.

I laughed a little while reading this - the bit about not being into babies. I was like that and now I write a blog called Mama May I. Go figure.

What surprised me most about motherhood - and still does - is that I'm good at it. Really, really good at it. I get the feeling you will be too.

Sending good wishes for a wonderful pregnancy your way.

7:17 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Gina said...

Congratulations!!! That is wonderful news! Imagine how much fun it will be to introduce this little one to the wonders of food... . So excited for you!

7:24 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous ileana said...

Congratulations!!!

7:24 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Magda | My Little Expat Kitchen said...

Molly and Brandon, congratulations!!!

7:27 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger D said...

Congratulations! You must let us know how it goes when you introduce the little one to pizza and chocolote malts, I bet that will be amazing :)

7:27 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the party! They say perspective is everything and yours is about to change drastically (actually sounds like it already has, but it'll keep going on that path). Huge congratulations and praise.

- Chad F.

7:29 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Katherine said...

Congratulations!!! What fantastic news! May this experience be truly wonderful for you & B in every way...

7:32 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Jing said...

Congratulations, Molly! So happy for you! Motherhood is the best!

7:34 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Gretchen said...

Congratulations! I'm due with my third son on July 17th, so it will be especially fun for me to read your pregnant-related posts! I had a hard time thinking or reading about food (let alone blogging about it) during the first couple months, but now that I'm in the 2nd trimester it's a lot easier. Good luck!

7:37 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Marta said...

Congratulations, Molly! I've been following your blog for years and your announcement brought a little happy tear to my eye. So happy for you!!

7:46 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Stacie, One Hungry Mama said...

awesome!! so many lovely things ahead. (and i can attest to the fact that introducing your children to bruce is a true joy.) congrats.

7:47 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Lia said...

Molly,
What incredible news! How exciting that you and Luisa will be having your babes just a few months apart. And I have to say, as a fellow Virgo, that three under one roof will be interesting indeed! Motherhood is the most incredible and rewarding (and very challenging!) thing I've ever done. Getting to know my little boys has been more fun than I even expected. Currently, they're both into Lady Gaga and Adele and we have dance parties, often in the middle of breakfast (at 6:30am -- the neighbors love us, I'm sure!). You and Brandon are going to have a blast. I'm so happy for you. xo

7:47 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger jacqui said...

Congratulation! That's such exciting news!

7:48 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger sarah said...

Yay!

Our twins are 1.5 years old, and it is pretty much the most awesome thing ever. Seattle is a great place to have kids. And once they're big enough to cook for, that opens a whole new wonderful world.

Also, a good chewy pizza crust is a perfect thing to gnaw on while teething. :)

7:48 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Cheryl H. said...

Congratulations!! After being on a marathon listeing spree of SpilledMilk, I feel like I am sitting in the living room with you, or at least in the kitchen laughing with you and Matthew during a recording. Maybe this explains the chocolate-chocolate-broccoli episodes?!

7:49 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Erin said...

Oh, Molly, congratulations!! So happy for you.

7:50 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Heather said...

Wonderful! Enjoy that amazed wonder sticking around for quite some time... I just had my baby 4 months ago, and it is transforming. It feels like my baby and the experience around it is the center of THE universe, when really, she's just the center of my little family's universe. I find it hard to believe sometimes that everyone else isn't so entranced with her as I am. :-) Being a mother, there is nothing like it. Welcome.

7:51 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Erin said...

I am a virgo and my two children are as well! I'm also expecting, due the week before you...so unless I get wacky and go early this time, I suppose there will soon be four virgos in my house. My poor, poor aires husband!

Congratulations!

7:56 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous claiborne said...

Congrats - it really is the best!

7:57 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger pom. said...

woo hoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
congrats congrats congrats! So excited for you! Hope morning sickness disappears and you feel wonderful wonderful!

Being a mama is magic. Srsly.

7:59 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Kaye Syrah said...

Oh, so much fun is in store for you! Congratulations.

8:05 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger momma2O said...

How exciting! Congratulations on the little one. Your life will change in every way, but it will be worth it. :)

8:10 AM, March 01, 2012  
Anonymous Ivy said...

Congratulations :)
Being a new-ish parent myself (little one is 4), it already is going by so fast. While the feeding issues, sleeping issues, and whatever else you (or the baby) might have, might seem interminable in the moment, they do indeed go by in a blink. Looking at pictures from 3 years ago, I find myself thinking "was she ever really that small?" And you'll be amazed at how much time you spend just sitting and staring at a sleeping child.

All this leads up to is that I hope you enjoy every moment of this new adventure you're embarking on.

8:11 AM, March 01, 2012  
Blogger Ellen Glek said...

Congratulations! I'm 39 weeks along and just loved your last recipe for granola. I can't get enough whole grains and yogurt right now! Cheers to eating well with your little one in mind!

8:13 AM, March 01, 2012  

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