A Big, Big, BIG Announcement!!

Einstein and Duke have some very exciting news to share…

We're having a baby!

The BEB family is expanding, and no, we are not getting another dog πŸ˜‰

WE’RE HAVING A BABY!!!

I am 14 weeks todayΒ and little (two-legged)Β baby brother or sister is due to arrive around January 12, 2015. We are SOΒ excited and I’ve been dying to tell you all!

No crazy cravings yet, and only one specific food aversion. You may have noticed a drop off in recipes containing, of all things… chocolate. Ugh! I can do a little chocolate if it’s in something else, like a chocolate swirl in ice cream, or a peanut butter cup (!), but forget about things like chocolate ice cream, cake or brownies. I haven’t wanted it at all, and when I do eat just a little bit, I feel sick. What a bummer, I hope this passes!

Aside from some nausea during weeks 6-10, the only other really negative symptom I’ve had is some mind-numbing exhaustion. Holy crap, some days I was almost in tears just because I was SO TIRED. I’ve never been much of aΒ napper (well, since college, anyway!), but napping has become an almost daily occurrence for me. Some days I know I need to go lay down and sleepΒ for awhile, and others I just randomly pass out on the couch.

On a positive note, I finally have the beginnings of a bump! I was so excited to start seeing a belly show up πŸ™‚

(Apologies for the dog hair all over my shirt – the pups areΒ shedding like crazy right now and I was hugging them before we took this picture.)

13-week baby bump

I’ll certainly be keeping you updated as things move along, and am so excited to finally share this news with you! ❀️

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493 Responses to “A Big, Big, BIG Announcement!!”

  1. Wendy on July 14, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Congrats!!! :-))

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  2. Debra on July 14, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Wonderful news πŸ™‚

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  3. Shannon on July 14, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Omg, congratulations!!!!!

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  4. Xiaoxi on July 14, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Congratulations!! I am happy for you. Your kid is a lucky child to have a mom like you. His/her sweet tooth will never be unsatisfied. I am your long time reader and I always forget to comment.

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  5. Michelle Child on July 14, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Wonderful news!!!CONGRATS to the 4 of you!

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  6. Merle on July 14, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Congratulations! This is just the beginning of so many blessings to come your way. Take care of yourself and that precious little one. Your growing family will be in my prayers!

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  7. Kimberli Bean on July 14, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Congratulations!!

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  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks on July 14, 2014 at 12:45 am

    What an awesome announcement and congrats, Michelle! Motherhood is the best gift (and the biggest wild ride) ever and I’m thrilled for you guys!! πŸ™‚

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  9. Diane W. on July 14, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Congratulations Michelle and CCC! Einstein and Duke will be great older brothers!

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  10. Gry on July 14, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Wow – congratulations! I’m so so happy for you! Thank you for sharing this with us readers!
    Hugs.

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  11. Caitlin on July 14, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Congratulations! Love the shirts on your pups!

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  12. Kristen on July 14, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Congrats on such exciting news!

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  13. Melanie Giandzi on July 14, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Congratulations!! Best of luck on your journey during pregnacy! xx

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  14. Priya on July 14, 2014 at 2:30 am

    All the very, very best for a healthy pregnancy and a bonny baby! We will get used to the idea of chocolate-less recipes for a while!!

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  15. Linda on July 14, 2014 at 2:50 am

    Congratulations! Think I had asked about this a few weeks ago.

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  16. Marty on July 14, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Congratulations!

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  17. Jessi on July 14, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Congratulations!!! I’m pregnant too (25 weeks). Don’t worry the love for chocolate returns. For me it came back sometime around week 15 =) Hope the tiredness eases off soon!

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  18. paola on July 14, 2014 at 4:37 am

    congratulazioni, che bello la famiglia si espande,grazie di averlo condiviso buona giornata

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  19. Geraldine on July 14, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Congrats BEB family!

    I’m sure Einstein & Duke will make excellent big brothers πŸ™‚

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  20. Gretchen on July 14, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Congratulations. What exciting news. I always read your blog but rarely comment. Look forward to reading more.

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  21. Charlene Yuhas on July 14, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Congratulations!!! What an amazing time in your life!! The exhaustion can be overwhelming but it will pass.

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  22. Denise P. on July 14, 2014 at 5:19 am

    That is awesome news. I’m thrilled for you!! Congratulations to you and your family. Just love those two beautiful boys.

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  23. Romy on July 14, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Congratulations!!!!! I hope that the rest of your pregnancy will be a bit easier.

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  24. Heather on July 14, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Congrats!!! I am 11 weeks myself and am having the same problem with chocolate. So sad! I will look forward to reading about how things progress for you. Love the big brother shirts on the dogs!!

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  25. Espie on July 14, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Great news! Congrats!

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  26. meg-made on July 14, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Congratulations! Super exciting news for you all!! Ah give in to the naps, they’ll get you through the next year!! Maybe baby will be a salt fiend… my pregnancy cravings were for very salty things and sure enough, even at 2 she would prefer salty over sweet!!! Congrats xx

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  27. Amy K on July 14, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Congratulations on your exciting news!

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  28. Mary B. on July 14, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Such exciting news – children are a tremendous blessing!

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  29. Ashley on July 14, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Congratulations!

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  30. Darlene on July 14, 2014 at 6:11 am

    How exciting!! Congratulations!!

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  31. Kim on July 14, 2014 at 6:13 am

    So happy for you!!! And your little one will have the best puppy brothers ever

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  32. Joyce on July 14, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Congratulations!! So happy for you and your family! Hope everything goes well and wish you the best of health!

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  33. Andrea Thompson on July 14, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Congratulations.
    I’m so happy for you and your family.
    I’ve been following your blog for a while now and love it, especially your ‘Friday Things’ posts – it’s like catching up with a good friend.
    Take care.

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  34. Lenore on July 14, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Congratulations and many blessings!

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  35. Serena on July 14, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Congrats!!!! My best wishes to you two parents to be!!

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  36. Bethany on July 14, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I always get your emails but this is my first comment on the site: Congratulations!!

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  37. Diane on July 14, 2014 at 6:20 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!

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  38. Kristie Taylor on July 14, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Wow so exciting!! I know duke and Einstein are going to make great big brothers!! Sooo happy for you and your husband… And the boys Ofcourse!!! Congrats!!

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  39. Linda Dubois on July 14, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Wonderful news. Michelle! Einstein and Duke are going to be amazing big brothers. Take care and all the best over the next several months! XO

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  40. Rashmi on July 14, 2014 at 6:24 am

    CONGRATULATIONS to you Michelle!
    All the best πŸ™‚

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  41. Erin M. on July 14, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Congratulations!!!!

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  42. Mishelle on July 14, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Congratuations! I wish you a happy, healthy and calm pregnancy!

    M

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  43. Paula on July 14, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Congrats!! I went through the tired spell, too. After that, pregnancy was a breeze!
    Can’t wait for updates!

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  44. Jeanette on July 14, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Congratulations! Naps were a big part of my life while pregnant. I was also going to eat gallons of peanut & jelly ice cream. Love peanut anything. When pregnant I could not even look at it for the whole 9 months.

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  45. Diane on July 14, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Congratulations!!

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  46. Leia on July 14, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Hearty congratulations, but I already suspected it. I cannot remember what triggered the notion that you were pregnant, but I have been waiting for you to “spill the beans”.
    Einstein and Duke will be great company for your child. You and your family must be over the moon.

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  47. Sue on July 14, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Congratulations! So happy for all of you. Einstein and Duke will be the BEST big brothers! Such exciting news!

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  48. Christina on July 14, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Yay!!! Awesome!

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  49. Elizabeth on July 14, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Congratulations, Michelle!!! That is such wonderful news. I so remember those days during first trimester when I felt like I’d been hit by a bus & couldn’t keep my eyes open. Hopefully it will pass for you during 2nd trimester πŸ™‚
    Also wanted to tell you I made 3 of your recipes this past weekend: gyros, baklava, & S’Mores ice cream…omg, they were all 3 AMAZING. Seriously, so incredibly good, my husband & I were singing your praises πŸ™‚
    Congrats again! So happy for you & your hubby!!

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  50. Mary Liu on July 14, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Congratulations!

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  51. Helen on July 14, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Great news! Take advantage of those naps! Congrats!

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  52. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on July 14, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you! I think it’s cute that you and your friend Jessica from How Sweet it Is pregnant at the same time. πŸ™‚

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  53. Kim on July 14, 2014 at 6:47 am

    So happy for you! I loved being pregnant, it felt so……different. Wait till that little one pushes with his feet or rolls over in your womb. Crazy good feeling!

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  54. Amber on July 14, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Congratulations! Becoming a mom is a wonderful, hard, exciting, overwhelming, and the best thing to ever happen (to me).

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  55. Donna Walker on July 14, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Congratulation! I am so very excited for you and your family. Those two are going to have a blast with the baby and will be so protective. Enjoy you time now so you can savor all the changes as they happen, because time will go so fast and before you know it January will be here. I wrote letters once a month to my baby (we didn’t want to know the sex) so they would know just how much I loved them before I even met them! Good luck and get lots of sleep!

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  56. Ada on July 14, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Wow, wow, wow!!!!! Michelle, I am so happy for you. Your family will be in my prayers, and many, many, many, many more blessings.

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  57. Donna on July 14, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Congrats! Your two elder sons (Einstein and Duke) are just beautiful!

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  58. shelley on July 14, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you!!!!!

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  59. Joy on July 14, 2014 at 7:02 am

    congrats, Einstein and Duke will make worthy brothers. take it easy.

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  60. Debbie S on July 14, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Congratulations to the whole family!

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  61. Paula on July 14, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Cutest pregnancy announcement picture yet! Congratulations and sincere best wishes.

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  62. Laura on July 14, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Congratulations! Motherhood is a wonderful journey! You are blessed.

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  63. Sarah Beth on July 14, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Congratulations!
    We’re expecting too (Jan 4th) and my biggest food aversion in the first few weeks was Chocolate Chip cookies…a total bummer. So happy for you and your little family! I’m certain Duke and Einstein will be fabulous big brothers!

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  64. Let's Have Mixture on July 14, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Congratulations!!!

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  65. Dana on July 14, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Oh, wow! Congratulations!! So very happy for you and your Chief Culinary Consultant! Wishing you a very healthy and happy pregnancy! Your new addition will bring lots of joy!

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  66. Therese on July 14, 2014 at 7:13 am

    That is so exciting! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. Cally on July 14, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Congratulations! I am so excited for you. I love the tshirts! I am sure they will make great big brothers. πŸ™‚

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  68. Bev on July 14, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Congratulations!

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  69. Key2cakes on July 14, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Congratulations and many, many blessings to you and your family!! I am a fellow Pittsburgher and have been a fan for a long time!

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  70. Jodi4372 on July 14, 2014 at 7:21 am

    So happy for you!! Congratulations!! January 12th…that’s my birthday πŸ™‚ Best wishes on a healthy baby in 2015!! I hope the chocolate aversion passes soon:)

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  71. Sharon on July 14, 2014 at 7:21 am

    My well wishes can be added to all the others, Heartfelt Congratulations to you and hubby. I know the pups will love her/she just like you love them.

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  72. Jackie on July 14, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Yay – Sooo excited for you!!! Your life is gonna change in a great way!

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  73. laura H on July 14, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Oh my, how exciting!!!! Congratulations and all the best with the pregnancy, and hope everyone is healthy. Loved being pregnant, nothing like it. Enjoy.

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  74. Megan Jenkins on July 14, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Congrats! And congrats on having a very dedicated late night / early morning blog reading fanbase! I looked and thought, 70 comments at 7:23 am? Impressive!

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  75. Mary bureltt on July 14, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Congratulations to you Michelle and to your CCC. We’;; be with all the way!

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  76. Lisa G on July 14, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Congratulations on the good news!

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  77. Valerie's Viand on July 14, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Congratss! I saw the subject and guessed it was a child. I just hope it’s born on the 13th, because… THATS MY BIRTHDAY! Another Steelers Capricorn so exciting.

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  78. Domenica on July 14, 2014 at 7:25 am

    This is wonderful news! Congratulations to you and the family!

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  79. Estelle on July 14, 2014 at 7:26 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! What wonderful news to start a Monday morning!! Wishing you and your family the very very best!!!

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  80. Suz on July 14, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Couldn’t be happier for all of you. Please listen to your body and take advantage of those naps, it’s your system asking you for help to produce this beautiful new addition to your family. Thank goodness the temporary food issue is chocolate and not peanut butter, you would really be disappointed, but this too shall pass. Best Wishes and can’t wait to hear all about everything.

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  81. Julie C. on July 14, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Congratulations!!! How exciting for you and your family!!! I can’t wait to follow this journey w/ you!!! πŸ™‚

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  82. Laura on July 14, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Congratulations! So happy to hear this news!

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  83. Mary Anne Paul on July 14, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Yay! Congratulations! I thought something was up……I did notice drop in chocolate recipes? So, so happy for you & CCC & the big brothers!

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  84. Maria in NJ on July 14, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Oh Michelle! how exciting! congratulations to you and your husband on your new addition…

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  85. Helen Sturgeon on July 14, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Congratulations! You will be an AWESOME mom! What a wonderful time in your life…. Enjoy every minute ( including the naps!).

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  86. Diane on July 14, 2014 at 7:37 am

    What happy news! Congratulations!

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  87. Traci on July 14, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Your post made smile. Congratulations!

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  88. Meaghan on July 14, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Congratulations! What wonderful news! Wishing you a healthy pregnancy.

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  89. Monica on July 14, 2014 at 7:38 am

    That’s so wonderful and exciting!!!! I can already see the baby climbing all over Einstein and Duke :-). Keep the monthly baby bump photos coming πŸ™‚

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  90. Danielle on July 14, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Congratulations!! I just had a little one two weeks ago today and let me just tell you, it’s all worth it! Every bit of it! Pregnancy takes a strong woman and it’s so special, yet not easy, but what you get in the end is the best reward you could ever ask for πŸ™‚ Our two dogs have taken a bit to adjust, but they do just thst and in no time, you’ll feel like you never knew what it was like not to have a baby around and they will feel thst way too. How exciting! I hope your dislike for chocolate goes away soon!! Crazy hoe pregnancy does that! I hated cucumbers before I was pregnant and now I love them! Fish was my good adversion and I still don’t care for it as much now, but you have to love chocolate again someday, it just wouldn’t be right otherwise!
    Congrats again!!

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  91. Trinidi on July 14, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I knew it when I saw the title. Yayyyyy. Congrats!!!!!!

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  92. Lauren at Keep It Sweet on July 14, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Ah congrats! And don’t worry, your energy WILL come back. I felt so tired I could barely take it and around week 15 or so I FINALLY started to feel normal and energized again!

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  93. Sue on July 14, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Woohoo! I’m so happy for you! Wishing you a healthy pregnancy.

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  94. Linda Jean on July 14, 2014 at 7:50 am

    That’s just awesome news! Congratulations! Parenthood is a great adventure!

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  95. Bri | Bites of Bri on July 14, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Ahhhh! So exciting!!!! Congrats on the big news!

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  96. Linda on July 14, 2014 at 7:52 am

    YAAAAY! πŸ™‚ Congratulations! πŸ™‚ The pictures are adorable! How exciting! But chocolate….really?! I am sorry to hear that part for you. πŸ˜‰

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  97. SusieQ on July 14, 2014 at 7:53 am

    When I first saw the picture i thought, ‘wow, another puppy?!’ To be honest, I thought you were a little crazy. But I was wrong. CONGRATULATIONS! I look forward to following your pregnancy.

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  98. Karla on July 14, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Congratulations! That is so exciting and am sure Duke and Einstein will jus love him or her. Keep napping, and yes, the desire for Chocolate will return.

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  99. Cindy on July 14, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Congratulations!!!

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  100. Martha in KS on July 14, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Congrats, Michelle! When you posted the pix of you in the recliner, I wondered if you were ill – now I know why you were taking it easy. So happy for you two!

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  101. Tina B on July 14, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Congratulations!! I am happy for you both – very exciting news!

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  102. Nela on July 14, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I knew something was up when I saw the title of this post! πŸ˜‰ Haha, congratulations!

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  103. Dorothy on July 14, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Congratulations! I know you are thrilled. I am currently 21 weeks with our first baby, a sweet little girl. Pregnancy is such an exciting time — enjoy every minute!

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  104. Liz on July 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Congratulations!!!

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  105. kaytlen on July 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

    So happy for you both. Hope the pregnancy and birth goes smoothly. Keep us (your followers) posted on developments!

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  106. rebecca lookingbill on July 14, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Congrats to you and your family!!! Cant wait to hear about your progress and then the sweet pictures once baby is here πŸ™‚ Such great news for my Monday!

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  107. Sylvia on July 14, 2014 at 8:04 am

    What wonderful news! I am sure your baby will eat well, and you will share some of your marvelous recipes for ‘homemade baby food’ in the process … πŸ™‚ And Einstein and Duke will so enjoy their new baby brother or sister. Looking forward to lots of cute photos! Congratuations to you and your husband!

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  108. Amanda on July 14, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Yay! Congratulations! I’m currently 24 weeks pregnant and for the first few months I also had an aversion to chocolate – it tasted like chalk! Luckily that has passed and things are back to normal. Best of luck to you over the next few months – here’s hoping you remain mostly symptom free πŸ™‚

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  109. Dawn McPherson on July 14, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Sooooooooo excited for you and your family! Congratulations! All my favorite food
    blog peeps are preggers…. yippie. Cant wait to follow your journey.

    much love
    D

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  110. Lauren on July 14, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Yay!! Congratulations! I’m pregnant too (About 23 weeks) so I always get excited hearing/reading about others who are heading down the same path. My energy came back around week 16 and it happened within a day. One day I needed lots of naps, the next day I woke up and felt ready to take on anything. So excited for you and I look forward to hearing how the rest of your pregnancy (and beyond) goes.

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  111. Carolette on July 14, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Congratulations!

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  112. Jrzygrl34 on July 14, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Congratulations on your wonderful baby news! I love reading your blog for the great recipes and to see what your Einstein & Duke are up to.

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  113. nancy k on July 14, 2014 at 8:09 am

    A sincere congratulations to you, your husband and the two big bros! Such exciting news.You will have such fun getting all things baby ready for the little one. I am wondering if you plan to find out the sex or if you are going for the big surprise? Also, I am thinking something must be in the water in Pittsburg these days. Jessica @ How Sweet Eats made a baby announcment last week as well.
    Take good are, rest as you need to and enjoy every new, exciting day. Oh, and I have to ask…how did you ever manage to get those t-shirts on not one but two big dogs???

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    • Michelle on July 14th, 2014 at 8:55 am

      Hi Nancy, Thank you! We’re still undecided about whether we’re going to find out the sex. We won’t be able to until the 20-week ultrasound, so we have a little time to decide. Haha, yes, definitely something in the Pittsburgh water! Einstein is so totally agreeable to everything, he just stood there while I put the shirt on him. Duke was a little bit more of a challenge, but thankfully they both sit still for treats πŸ™‚

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      • nancy k on July 14th, 2014 at 11:34 am

        Hi Michelle,
        Thanks for the reply. I really do have a visual in my head about the t-shirt “procedure”. It must have been a hoot. I vote( not that you are asking,lol) for the big surprise. I have friends who learned the sex as soon as they could and others who chose to wait. The friends who waited have said that there is no other surprise in life that is quite as amazing, joyous and special. If you do chose to know early on, make the reveal special too…maybe have the ultrasound tech write it down, seal it up and you and your husband can plan a special reveal just for the two of you alone. Again, congratualtions. I feel like I know you and I am so happy to hear this wonderful news.

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        • Lynne on July 14th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

          Just a comment on this because so many people talk about the “surprise” element of finding out the sex at the end – but it’s a surprise no matter when you find out, it’s really about when and the circumstances you are in when you get that surprise. Personally, I wasn’t a fan of finding out with my legs up in stirrups πŸ™‚ The other thing I’ll say (and then shut up about it), is that the mothers I know who waited said that they were a little too surprised, as in they expected one sex and got another, and it took them awhile to adjust to it in their heads and hearts. One of them, my sister, said she didn’t even realize that she had expected a boy until her daughter was born, and then she was like, “really, you’re sure it’s a girl?”

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  114. Vicki on July 14, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Congratulations! What wonderful news! You should nap at every opportunity–you’re growing a baby!

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  115. Marilyn on July 14, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Congratulations!

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  116. Beth B on July 14, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Congratulations! A new and wonderful adventure to embark on!

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  117. Maria S. on July 14, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Congratulations!

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  118. Kristin on July 14, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Congratulations! Your child will never want for delicious food in your house! Now…if you can only get him/her to try it. πŸ˜‰
    I love reading your blog and trying your recipes. I look forward to seeing your progress through the pregnancy!

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  119. Linda Hensens on July 14, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

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  120. Amy on July 14, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Congratulations…what wonderful and exciting news!

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  121. Celeste on July 14, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Congratulations!!!!!

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  122. JaneM on July 14, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Absolutely Fantastic! And the first time you feel the little peanut stirring, you will fall in love.

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  123. Barbara on July 14, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Congratulations! LOVE Einstein and Duke’s announcement shirts! They will be great big brothers to your little 2-legged guy or gal! πŸ™‚ For the sake of ALL of us I pray the chocolate aversion passes quickly! πŸ™‚

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  124. Linda on July 14, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I am so excited for you! Being a momma is a wonderful thing! Will be praying for you through your pregnancy. It is one of the best things that can happen to any woman.

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  125. mary on July 14, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Wonderful News!!!! Congratulations!

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  126. Allie on July 14, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Congrats! What a great day to be due πŸ˜‰

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  127. Pam on July 14, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Congratulations!! That’s so exciting!! The puppies will be great buddies for the baby.

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  128. Judy Puentes on July 14, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Congratulations! Happy pregnancy! Such an exciting and wonderful time. Stay well.

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  129. Emily @ Life on Food on July 14, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Congratulations!! This is exciting!!

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  130. Louise Mourgues on July 14, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Congratulations!!!! Thanks very much for keeping the recipes coming through the first trimester, I wasn’t so productive in that first stage of pregnancy.

    All the best for this very happy time!

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  131. Gina on July 14, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Such exciting news! Congratulations πŸ™‚

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  132. Laura Dembowski on July 14, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Huge congratulations, Michelle! I’m so happy for you. January 12th is my dad’s birthday, so that’s a good day πŸ™‚

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  133. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel on July 14, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Congrats!!! Such exciting news πŸ™‚

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  134. Jackie on July 14, 2014 at 8:43 am

    That is so exciting!! My fiancee and I are expecting as well and I am due on the 15th of January! Going to be a lot of great holiday treats for us coming up!

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  135. Diane P. on July 14, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Congratulations! I have enjoyed reading your blog and will enjoy reading all about your pregnancy and baby. Such an exciting time in your lives!

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  136. mickey on July 14, 2014 at 8:45 am

    cogratulations!!!

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  137. Jane on July 14, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Congratulations!! You will find it is the best thing you ever “baked”! When my sister was pregnant with her son, she couldn’t listen to Jackson Brown (her favorite artist at the time) and I couldn’t read women’s magazines with food in them, with my first! And I love to cook!! (been cooking since I was 7) but looking at pictures of food made me plain old sick…LOL…Can’t WAIT to see your progress, and who pops out..!

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  138. Jeff on July 14, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Congratulations! That is very exciting!

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  139. Elizabeth on July 14, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Congratulations!

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  140. Maria on July 14, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Ahhh!!! Congrats!!!

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  141. Melanee on July 14, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Oh, I remember sending my husband for a chocolate milkshake – I needed it so bad…. But when he got home just the smell made me sick. He enjoyed the results of his errand πŸ˜‰ I have five beautiful children with the youngest twin 13 yr olds. Keep a private journal of your thoughts and feelings (physical and emotional) — the whole process. It will not only bring you joy, but someday this little person will be so excited to see it, too! Naps are a have to now since you are making another person! Just make it part of your schedule. Your greatest job in the world is before you – congratulations! May you have health and strength!!!!

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  142. Daphne Minkus on July 14, 2014 at 8:55 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! I was wondering when you and your consultant would be having a baby! Now you’ll have to post some baby food recipes!! πŸ˜€

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  143. Carol Mirabella Finch on July 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I’m so happy for you, your husband, your dogs, and the rest of your family. Remember to let your first ‘kids’ be a part of this great adventure (and what an adventure it will be!).

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  144. Courtney on July 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

    So exciting and so incredibly happy for you! πŸ™‚

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  145. Michael R. on July 14, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Congratulations, Mama! πŸ˜€

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  146. Julie on July 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Aww- that’s awesome! Congrats! Kids are the most life-fulfilling wonders you can imagine! Looking forward to some kid- friendly recipes too!

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  147. Lisa on July 14, 2014 at 9:02 am

    So exciting congrats!

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  148. Stephanie on July 14, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Congrats!!!

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  149. Jessica on July 14, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Congratulations!!!! Being a momma is the best!

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  150. Janie on July 14, 2014 at 9:05 am

    So happy for you!!! Sleep. Nap. And enjoy your pregnancy.

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  151. Cheryl s. on July 14, 2014 at 9:06 am

    So exciting!

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  152. Mary M on July 14, 2014 at 9:07 am

    How exciting! It must have been hard not telling us! What a lucky baby! Stay healthy and get your rest!

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  153. Linda Lowry on July 14, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Congratulations!!!! Enjoy every moment with your child. I have two boys…26 and 21. Hard to believe they’re grown. Then you never hear from them……you never write, you never call…………. Enjoy them.

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  154. Christine M on July 14, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Congratulations! It’s such an exciting time! I was also extremely tired with my first pregnancy, but it does pass. I didn’t get the ad version to chocolate though. All I craved were Swiss rolls and Lucky Charms – basically anything I use to eat as a kid!

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  155. Jen on July 14, 2014 at 9:12 am

    congrats! that’s the cutest little bump!

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  156. Fran@fransfavs.com on July 14, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Little baby – BIG changes! Congratulations on the wonderful news! Your lives will be forever changed in ways you can’t even begin to imagine now–mostly (99+%) for the better. πŸ™‚

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  157. sue sternberg on July 14, 2014 at 9:16 am

    CONGRATS !!!!
    I’ve been following you for such a long time (look forward to my email everyday)
    SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU !!!!!!!!

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  158. Flavia on July 14, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Congratulations Michelle! So excited for you! And those t-shirts on your pups–adorable!

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  159. Jen McNew on July 14, 2014 at 9:21 am

    So wonderful!! Congratulations!!

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  160. Kirsten on July 14, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Congratulations!

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  161. Annie on July 14, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Wonderful news! Congrats!

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  162. Kari on July 14, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Congratulations!! Exciting news! I hope you have a healthy birth and delivery. I will keep you in my prayers.

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  163. Kathy Kordesich on July 14, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Congratulations! How exciting! πŸ™‚

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  164. Elsa Francescone on July 14, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Congratulations!!!

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  165. Nalini on July 14, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Ah that’s wonderful news!!! Congratulations to you, CCC , Duke and Einstein!!

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  166. Leah on July 14, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Congrats!!! So exciting!! Bummer that you don’t like chocolate right now!!

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  167. jen in pa on July 14, 2014 at 9:26 am

    congratulations!!

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  168. jean on July 14, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Wonderful news! So happy for all of you. Einstein and Duke will make great big brothers! Love your blog and call Einstein and Duke my on line dogs- ha ha I have a dachshund but Duke and Einstein make me want a golden.
    all the best! Jean

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  169. Vonnie on July 14, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Congratulations!

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  170. Kim on July 14, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Congrats! I am so happy for you two (and the puppies, too!)

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  171. Sherri on July 14, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Oh how exciting! Congratulation to you & your husband!

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  172. Kelly on July 14, 2014 at 9:34 am

    That’s exciting news, congratulations.

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  173. Kathy Rupff on July 14, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Best wishes and prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy!

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  174. kerrin on July 14, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Congratulations!! Love the t-shirts on the boys and best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy!! I’m 31 weeks with my 3rd and I hear you on the exhaustion!!

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  175. Bev Wraspir on July 14, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Congratulations!!

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  176. Dee on July 14, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Congratulations!! Very happy for you and your family.

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  177. Stphane-Oh on July 14, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Congratulations!

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  178. Laurie on July 14, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Congratulations! I am so very happy for you! Bummer on the chocolate, but that’s ok. Sleep as much as possible! Can’t wait to hear more in future blogs.

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  179. Cat on July 14, 2014 at 9:36 am

    What blessed news, Michelle! Our first grandchild celebrates her 6 week birthday today, so I’m no stranger to a new little one in life. Your bump is so cute! All the best and much love to you, your CCC and the little one.

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  180. Kit on July 14, 2014 at 9:36 am

    So excited for you. Congratulations!

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  181. Robin Christensen on July 14, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Oh, Michelle! I’m so excited for you! I’ve been wondering when you were going to start a little “human” family! I know those two boys of yours are going to be great big brothers! I can’t wait to see your little bump progress in the coming months!

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  182. Charley-Girl on July 14, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Congratulations!!! All the best too you and your family!! Hopefully you will enjoy your chocolate again soon!!! Salty snacks and recipes might be better for now!!

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  183. Cat on July 14, 2014 at 9:40 am

    BTW, forgot to add that in January, I was the one who made the cake for the gender reveal party. I made an actual 3-D baby to top a full sheet cake, which I torted and filled with fresh raspberry filling laced with framboise. That day between when I found out , and until the cake was cut, was one of the longest days of my life! Anyway, if you can send me an email address, I’ll send you pictures.

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  184. Jasmine on July 14, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Congrats!

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  185. Reshana on July 14, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Congratz Mich πŸ™‚ soooo excited for you and your hubby. I wish you all the best. You little bundle of joy is very lucky to have you as a mommy. You are going to be fantastic!!!!

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  186. Brandy Yekel on July 14, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Congrats!!!! What terrific news!

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  187. Pamela on July 14, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I just KNEW that’s what you were going to say as soon as I saw the subject line. My biggest congrulations to the entire bloomin’ family, especially Einstein and Duke. You couldn’t have any better 4-legged big brothers for a little one. Lucy, who has been known to just plow into me or any adult as if you’re not even there, walk so gently and so delicately around a little toddler just learning to walk that it left me speechless, she even controlled her tail, all without me having to say a word to her about being “easy”. But it shouldn’t surprise any of us, after all, goldens are known as the “mothers” of the dog kingdom. They’ll try to mother and care for almost any sort of baby or injured creature.

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  188. Monica on July 14, 2014 at 9:43 am

    What happy, happy news! Congratulations to you and your family!!

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  189. Jessie on July 14, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Congratulations!! That is wonderful!

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  190. monica on July 14, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Congratulations Michelle, rest rest rest.. you need your energy for the next 25years.. kids linger longer these day.. Enjoy this time it is wonderful..
    Monica from Toronto

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  191. Cheryl E. on July 14, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Congratuations!! I am so very happy for you!!

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  192. Genevieve on July 14, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Congratulations! This is exciting news… Your world will change upside down, but for the better!

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  193. Lauren | Bears By Lauren on July 14, 2014 at 9:48 am

    That’s great news! Congratulations!

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  194. Robin O. on July 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

    So happy for you and your family!

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  195. Karen on July 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Congrats and Best Wishes! Enjoy it-it goes so fast!

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  196. Rachel on July 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Congrats!!

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  197. Rachel on July 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Congrats!!

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  198. TERRY on July 14, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Awwwwww! Best wishes to the happy couple!!!

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  199. Tammie on July 14, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Congratulations!!! What wonderful news for you and your family! I have been following you for a while now and I am so happy for you all. Thanks for sharing the news.

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  200. ShaNae on July 14, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Congratulations! Babies are such blessings! So happy for you and your family!

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  201. Jacki on July 14, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Congratulations. I remember that mind-numbing exhaustion. Just remember how much work your body is doing right now to build a tiny human. Remembering that certainly made me feel more productive on days when I didn’t seem to manage anything else. Enjoy this first season of motherhood, it is beautiful.

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  202. Itcybits on July 14, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Awe so happy for you CONGRATS

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  203. Rena on July 14, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Congratulations! What wonderful news!
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  204. irene on July 14, 2014 at 9:58 am
  205. Halle on July 14, 2014 at 9:59 am

    What a joy to start iff my morning reading this!! I am SO happy for you! I don’t even know you, but I cried when I read this! I can’t wait to read your upcoming posts about the pregnancy and baby.

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  206. Dianna on July 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Congrats!!!!!! You’ll be a great mom! πŸ™‚

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  207. Aimee @ like mother like daughter on July 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Congratulations Michelle! I am so glad you are feeling better and what a cute announcement! Where did you get those shirts for your pups? I just had my first baby in May, what an exciting experience!!!

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    • Michelle on July 14th, 2014 at 10:30 am

      I got them at Kohl’s in the Boys 4-7 department πŸ™‚ As you can see, the size 7’s barely fit, lol.

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  208. Beatriz on July 14, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Congrats to you, your husband and the big brothers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

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  209. Amy on July 14, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Congratulations!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this adorable picture of the big brothers, too! I have been reading your blog for about 2 years now and it is my favorite! I cant wait to hear all the updates on the upcoming new arrival!!! πŸ™‚ What wonderful news!!!!!!!

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  210. Joel Smith on July 14, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Congratulations….Duke and Einstein will be great role models!!!

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  211. Jennifer on July 14, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Congratulations to the BEB family! It seems that all the food bloggers I follow are pregnant right now. I had that exhaustion with my first pregnancy too – would come home from work, pass out on the couch, and then get up in time to go to bed. It passes! Wishing you a happy, healthy pregnancy!! πŸ™‚

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  212. Patti Z on July 14, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Big, big, BIG congratulations!! Such a cute way to tell us!

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  213. Kat on July 14, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Congratulations!

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  214. Marcia S. on July 14, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! Goldens do make the best big brothers too!

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  215. Genny on July 14, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Congratulations! So happy for you all!

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  216. Dana on July 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

    congrats!!! pregnancy is a journey itself….but being a mom is quite awesome and an even better journey!! πŸ™‚ Enjoy this special time!

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  217. Rhiannon on July 14, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Congrats to you and the big brother furballs!!!

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  218. Jules on July 14, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Aww!! Congratulations to your little family! So happy for you.

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  219. Judith on July 14, 2014 at 10:19 am

    07/14/14 Outstanding! This is a good reason to look forward to January 2015!
    Judy

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  220. Betty G on July 14, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Congratulations!
    May blessings be with you, your child and your entire family πŸ™‚

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  221. Shari on July 14, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Awww you almost brought a tear to my eye, having a baby is the best thing EVER! They will take away your sleep but those precious moments with them are so WORTH IT! Congratulations!!

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  222. Rose on July 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Congratulations! How exciting for you all! I wish you many blessings on you or your baby.

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  223. Andrea @ Cooking with Mamma C on July 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I’m so happy for you! Thanks for sharing your exciting news. It brought a smile to my face.

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  224. Maria D. on July 14, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Congratulations! The boyz look cute in their t-shirts!

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  225. Anita on July 14, 2014 at 10:23 am

    You have to be overwhelmed to see how many people are so happy for you and I am one of them. Your first baby will be of the happiest and most rewarding experience of your life. Savor every moment of your pregnancy as it is truly a miracle. Sharing your excitement and wishing blessings for you and your precious baby.

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  226. Diana on July 14, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Big Congrats! So Happy for you!!!

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  227. Candice on July 14, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Congratulations, Michelle! I’m so excited and happy for you and your family. =) Looking forward to following your pregnancy.

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  228. sophie on July 14, 2014 at 10:24 am

    many congratulations!! I can imagine a very fun and exciting future for you and your child!! I hope to see some cute little hands joining some photos of you sharing your amazing cooking/ baking skills!!! wishing you lots of luck xx I know you will be a great mom xxx

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  229. Rochelle on July 14, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Congratulations!!

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  230. Linda on July 14, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Congratulations!!!

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  231. Sue on July 14, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Wonderful news! Congratulations!

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  232. Karen Boyle on July 14, 2014 at 10:30 am

    How exciting!

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  233. Kim Miller on July 14, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Congratulations!! Babies (two-legged and four-legged) are such a blessing!!

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  234. Leslie Levy on July 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Congrats!!!

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  235. Jenny F on July 14, 2014 at 10:37 am

    I’m so happy for you! Wonderful news. πŸ™‚

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  236. Terri on July 14, 2014 at 10:39 am

    CONGRATS!! How wonderful for you! Both my pregnancies (though a long time ago) I was so exhausted in the first trimester but your energy comes back, just in time for those wonderful sleepless nights πŸ™‚ you and the chief culinary consultant are blessed!

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  237. Josette on July 14, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Awwwwhhhh…..congratulations!!!

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  238. Melissa Lawler on July 14, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Wonderful news. Congratulations!

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  239. Tarn on July 14, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Congratulations! That is amazingly exciting!!!

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  240. Jill T. on July 14, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Congrats to the whole family!

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  241. Jenn on July 14, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Congratulations! Very exciting!

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  242. Kelly on July 14, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Hooray!! So happy for your family to enter this new phase in life and so thankful you have chosen to share the joy with all of your fans! Congratulations!

    Kelly

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  243. Brenda Mc on July 14, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Oh, congratulations to you! The pups will love their little sister/brother! Cannot wait to see what you bake for his/her first birthday!

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  244. Donna on July 14, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I am so excited for you and your hubby! Having a baby is such a blessing and I should know cause I have 3 beautiful girls! I remeber those days of not being able to eat fried foods, potatoes and hated chamomile tea. It will pass after you have your preciuos little one. They say if you are tried and sleep alot then you will have a girl but thats just a wives tale cause only God knows for sure. What ever you are having I pray that she or he will be healthy, happy and beautiful! Congratulations and keep on posting those wonderful receipes! God bless!

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  245. Linda Rummage on July 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Soooo happy for you! Keep us posted!

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  246. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough on July 14, 2014 at 11:02 am

    HUGE congrats, Michelle! You’re going to be the best mom!

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  247. Liz on July 14, 2014 at 11:02 am

    OMG! I am so happy for you! Your mom must be so excited. Get as much sleep as you can. Unfortunately, it’s not cumulative. Thanx for the baby bump shot. Congrats!

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  248. Stephanie on July 14, 2014 at 11:03 am

    This is so exciting. Congratulations!!

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  249. Judy Mathews on July 14, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Savor every moment. It is a great time in your life.

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  250. Pam in Fort Myers on July 14, 2014 at 11:08 am

    What great news…I am so excited for all of you! I agree with the other ladies, do not feel guilty about napping. It’s a lot of work for your body, building that miracle! Blessings and best wishes. xxx

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  251. Susan on July 14, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Congratulations!!! What an exciting time for you. Einstein and Duke will be such great big brothers. Thanks for sharing.

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  252. melissa on July 14, 2014 at 11:13 am

    aww how exciting so excited for you guys. I have four kids and now we are considering a puppy. All good thoughts and prayers for you. Enjoy your naps your body is just getting ready for that little one perfectly normal. You look fabulous.. Good bless from one beb to another in Pittsburgh.

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  253. Debbi C. on July 14, 2014 at 11:16 am

    What wonderful news Michelle! Congratulations to you and your CCC! Get all the rest you can! Love the shirts on Duke & Einstein!
    So happy you shared your joyous news!

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  254. Jen of My Tiny Oven on July 14, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Congratulations!! What a wonderful gift! Sorry to hear about the chocolate, hopefully that changes soon!!!

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  255. Tammie Tannery on July 14, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Congrats!!!! I’m so happy for you and your family.

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  256. Jennifer on July 14, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Congratulations! Definitely look into Baby Led Weaning when the time comes for solid foods. As a fellow foodie, you will love it.

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    • Michelle on July 14th, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Thanks for the recommendation!!

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  257. Laurel on July 14, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Congrats and God bless!

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  258. Katie G on July 14, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Congratulations Michelle!! that is so exciting, i wish you all the best during your pregnacy πŸ™‚

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  259. Ina Scott on July 14, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Congratulations to your family!! Best thing ever to have a baby. I can’t imagine how I thought life was good before my son, because it’s 100x more amazing now!!

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  260. Caron on July 14, 2014 at 11:29 am

    This is fabulous news! Congratulations! Babies are such a joy.

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  261. laketia on July 14, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Ahhhhhhh congratulations!!!!!!!

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  262. Danielle on July 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Yay! Congrats! I’m pregnant with my third. Its such a fun time, enjoy it!

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  263. Molly - Doughvelopment on July 14, 2014 at 11:35 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Such sweet pictures! So happy and excited for you!!

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  264. Connie Lee on July 14, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Congrats to you and all your family. I hope everything goes really well for you!

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  265. Nancy on July 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Great news! CONGRATULATIONS!

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  266. AJ on July 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

    What an exciting time in life! Enjoy it! Just think of the chocolate aversion as your pre-parenting lesson: Just like all stages in parenting, the no chocolate stage (as annoying as it may be) will pass even though it seems like it’s taking forever to get there. Congratulations!

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  267. gigi on July 14, 2014 at 11:43 am

    congrats!!!

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  268. Angie on July 14, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Awwww. So excited for you! What a blessing! Your boys will be awesome big brothers! I have 2 Goldens also…girls, & they are awesome, loving, & patient girls with their little brothers (boys 2&4). Your boys will be protective of you these next 6 months! Congratulations & enjoy everyday of your pregnancy & those awesome little baby kicks inside! πŸ™‚

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  269. Sheena on July 14, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Congrats!! I just had a baby in January and I didn’t like sweets the entire time. This was very unlike me because I have a mega sweet tooth. I did however crave sweet potatoes and regular potatoes. Enjoy the journey!

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  270. Rick Sadick on July 14, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Congratulations,wish you the best!

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  271. jessica on July 14, 2014 at 11:55 am

    SO RIDICULOUSLY ECSTATIC!!!!
    i have no words.
    xoxoxoxox

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  272. Maureen on July 14, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Wonderful news for you and hubby! I will be following your great news as well as my daughter -in -law who is also expecting Jan 15th…..

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  273. Janice on July 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Don’t feel bad about not able to touch chocolate, it’s a bummer, but the craving will return…. I LOVE chocolate but couldn’t even smell it when I was pregnant with my daughter… Not sure what happens there, but both she and I are BBBIIIGGGGG chocolate fans!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  274. Sarah at craftnclutter on July 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Hugging them? More like wrestling them into their big brother shirts, right?

    Congratulations!

    How very exciting, I’ve been reading you since about a year after you started blogging, so I feel like an old friend just gave me the big news!

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  275. Tori on July 14, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Congratulations!! So happy for you!! And you enjoy those naps. You are working hard growing that baby!

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  276. Deb on July 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Truly a blessing!
    Congrats..

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  277. Marcy on July 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE!

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  278. Meredith on July 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Awww congrats! That’s so exciting to hear about!!

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  279. Lauren on July 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Yay! Congrats! I’m due on January 18th, so we’re basically twins. Except this is my 2nd child (but my third pregnancy), so my bump popped out much sooner and I already look like I’m 7 months pregnant. Whatevs.

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  280. Mags on July 14, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    What fantastic news. The boys are going to be great big brothers.
    Now you are going to have a first-hand opportunity to create recipes and provide helpful food hints for other pregnant women who are experiencing similar food/smell aversions and the other accompanying symptoms of pregnancy.
    I’m sure that new mothers will anxiously await your baby food recipes when the time comes.
    Don’t worry about the exhaustion, take it easy for now while your body adjusts. As your pregnancy progresses you will find your energy level increasing.
    Exercise, eat healthy, take your prenatal vitamins and enjoy!

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  281. Mary Jo Taylor on July 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Congratulations! So sad to have an aversion to chocolate…but well worth the temporary suffrage.

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  282. Lori Hart on July 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Congrats to you!!!

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  283. Joanne on July 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Congrats!!

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  284. Lecy @ Simple Life Happy Wife on July 14, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Congrats Michelle! I’m so happy for you and the family! I, too, hope your chocolate aversion passes because I so love your sweet recipes!

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  285. Sue D on July 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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  286. Sue D on July 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Congratulations! Very exciting news!

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  287. Jenn on July 14, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    That is VERY exciting news! Congratulations!!!

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  288. Katie on July 14, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Congratulations!

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  289. Yolanda M on July 14, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Congrats!!! Recipe for raising a child….unconditional love and patience! That’s it!

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  290. Karen on July 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    congratulations! Wishing you all the best! I am also sure your boys will be instant best friends with the baby πŸ™‚

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  291. Elena on July 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Congratulations!!!

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  292. Sandra on July 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!!

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  293. KATHLEEN on July 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    WOW—–how fabulous!!!!!! My most sincere congratulations—this is going to be one lucky baby!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

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  294. Pam on July 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Wonderful news! Congratulations to you, your husband, and the big brothers-to-be.

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  295. Aly on July 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Congratulations! I’m at the tailend of my pregnancy (due in 2 weeks!) but can remember how exciting it was to first see the bump. I can also remember the nausea and exhaustion! πŸ™‚ Best wishes for a smooth pregnancy!

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  296. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking on July 14, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Hooray!! Congratulations πŸ˜€

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  297. Denise Neal on July 14, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Congratulations Michelle! What wonderful news – so happy for you and your husband.

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  298. Francesca @ Love.Bake.Read on July 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Congratulations! Such an exciting time!!

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  299. Cynthia on July 14, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Big congrats on your exciting news!!!

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  300. Melanie on July 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Congratulations!!!! Wishing you have happy and easy pregnancy!

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  301. Kathy@sugarrushbaking on July 14, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Congrats!! Yes you should have your baby January 12th, my grandson’s birthday who will be 21.

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  302. Bethanyc on July 14, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Congratulations!!! Yippee!!

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  303. Gina on July 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Michelle, I’m so excited for you. Hope everything goes well. The extreme tiredness will pass soon.

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  304. T.R. on July 14, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Congratulations to you and your family. Aaawww that’s so precious!!!!!!!!!

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  305. Gwen on July 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Have been following your blog for a few years – Einstein drew me in, my son has a golden retriever – Congratulations on the new addition to you family – you will be a wonderful parents.

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  306. Heather on July 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Congratulations!!! How exciting!!!

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  307. Lina on July 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Una gran bendicion, felicidades!!! A great blessing congrats!!!

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  308. Valerie C. on July 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Yay!! Congratulations!! I just love those pups too, they look just like my Lily πŸ™‚

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  309. Margaux on July 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Congratulations!!!

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  310. Marcia on July 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    What wonderful news! Enjoy every minute of this most amazing time in your life. You will know no other love that will consume you like that of this little miracle.

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  311. Jiohanny on July 14, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Wao Michelle, these are super happy news. Thousands of blessings for you!

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  312. Shannon on July 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I am a loyal follower and therefore I feel like I know you (that’s probably creepy)! But this is SO EXCITING, and congratulations! Your pregnancy so far sounds similar to both of mine…mild nausea, very tired, and more food aversions than cravings. I have a girl and boy and both pregnancies were almost identical, just the aversions changed, so I can’t offer a guess as to what it might be! But YAY!

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  313. Sandy on July 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. I look forward to seeing pics of the new little one. You’re due just a month after my daughter. (grandbaby # 8) Duke is just a couple weeks younger than our Dixie. She’s a black lab & rottweiler mix. It’s fun to compare their growth.

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  314. jennifer ATOR on July 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    say goodbye to life as you know it and hello to lots of bills (and I mean that in a good way) God bless you and your new family.

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  315. Rick K on July 14, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Congratulations, may you be free of morning sickness and have a painless delivery!

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  316. Lynne on July 14, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    How exciting! In a couple of weeks you’ll be able to find out the sex, will you tell us? I have no advice for the aversions or tiredness, I didn’t have that in my 3 pregnancies, but instead gained over 50# with each, so there’s that. But, I do recommend that you read, “Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way” – even if you plan to have drugs at your birth, this is hands down the best book explaining the process of childbirth and the emotional phases a laboring women goes through. That’s my $.02.

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  317. Katriel on July 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    WONDERFUL!! And I hope the chocolate aversion goes away soon! I’ve had just the opposite. I would like everything chocolate all the time always. Best of luck for a healthy pregnancy!

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  318. marcie on July 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Congratulations, Michelle! Enjoy your pregnancy! πŸ™‚

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  319. Jeannine on July 14, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Aww YAY! Huge congratulations, Michelle & CCC! I totally empathize with you – I couldn’t handle chocolate with either of my pregnancies. Best wishes for a healthy and easy pregnancy πŸ™‚

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  320. Kate on July 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Congrats!! πŸ™‚

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  321. Mrs. B on July 14, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Awesome news, congrats!

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  322. Rebecca on July 14, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Congrats! I had no desire of chocolate when pregnant for my son, but loved chocolate ice cream with my daughter. It’s very strange. Good luck!

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  323. Eva on July 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Congrats! What a cute baby bump!

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  324. Leela on July 14, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Congratulations!

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  325. Sally on July 14, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! I slept through most of my first trimester(s) but then was fine! ENJOY!

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  326. Sara on July 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Congrats! I’m a long time follower of your blog and frequent baker of your recipes. So excited for you!

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  327. Donna on July 14, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Congrats!! So exciting!

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  328. Meri on July 14, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    If you’re not sick of hearing it yet, congratulations! I can attest that golden retrievers make EXCELLENT baby sitters- my mom loves to tell the story of how she found two year old me taking a nap in the doghouse with the puppies.

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  329. Shaina on July 14, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Congratulations!!!!!!

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  330. Gayle on July 14, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I am very happy for you….I hope your pregnancy goes well and that you have a healthy baby.

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  331. HJ Abbotts on July 14, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Congratulations that is great news. Tiredness and aversion to perfume, coffee – I remember it well but it passes and is so worth it.

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  332. gloria on July 14, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Congrats! SO happy and excited for you guys! Feel like I know you well since I’ve been following you for over 2 years now. Such exciting news. And that’s an adorable way to announce it πŸ™‚ best of luck for a healthy and happy pregnancy!
    gloria

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  333. Sarah on July 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Congrats!

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  334. Char Riippi on July 14, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! When I saw the heading, I said to myself…”she’s pregnant.’ (do I have esp or what!?)
    I am thrilled for both of you!! The pic is soooo cute!!
    They are going to be GREAT ‘big brothers!’ Take care of yourself!

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  335. Jeanne on July 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I am a loyal follower and am so happy for you – being a mom is the best! I am dying laughing at your picture because I too am pregnant (15 weeks) and we used the same shirt to announce it on our son!!! Enjoy this fun time and take advantage of the second trimester energy – the chocolate love may come back soon!!!!

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  336. Anna on July 14, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    CONGRATS!!!

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  337. becky on July 14, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    congratulations that is awesome!!!

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  338. Moneba on July 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I’ve been a silent reader for a whole now, but I just wanted to say congrats! I’m so happy for you!

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  339. Sandy on July 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Congratulations!

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  340. Mary S on July 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    OMG!! Congratulations!!! My daughter was born on 1/12/74. I couldn’t stand ham and I LOVE ham!! I craved peanut butter and I wasn’t a peanut butter lover, though I like it now. Go Figure!! And tired!!! Oh, Girl…… talk about tired!!! But once the doctor adjusted my vitamins and I got more air and exercise, I felt more lively.

    You enjoy your pregnancy. We can live without the chocolate recipes (maybe,) until you get back in the mood. Again, congratulations!! πŸ™‚ So exciting!!

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  341. Auntiepatch on July 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Congrats! For all of you! The boys will be such great big brothers! They can get on each side of her/him and teach her/him to walk! Get pictures!

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  342. Maxine on July 14, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Awesome news! Congratulations! Love your blog (it’s my favorite!) and love love love Einstein and Duke. Let us know if they sense your pregnancy! Best wishes to your growing family.

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  343. Jessica Flory on July 14, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Congratulations!!! Soooo excited for you! Having a baby is the best thing ever :D:D:D But not at first. At first it SUCKS. Haha just a warning. Everyone told us about how great it is but not how hard it is. You’ll be such a cute mommy!

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  344. Emma on July 14, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    So wonderful! Very happy for you! Congratulations!!

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  345. Regina on July 14, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I look forward to updates, hope you have a healthy pregnancy!

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  346. M Brenna on July 14, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Congrats:) Such a special time…enjoy the journey!

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  347. Lisa B on July 14, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Congratulations! Einstein and Duke will be such good big brothers. So happy for you. πŸ™‚

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  348. Mikki L on July 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Congratulations from our crew here in Menomonee Falls! May your little one never know anything other than good food, fellowship, the joy of cooking (for oneself, for the challenge of creation, and for the love of others), and how awesome it is to have Einstein and Duke for furry bigger brothers!

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  349. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts on July 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    yay, congratulations!! very, very happy for you πŸ™‚

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  350. wendyworldly on July 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Congratulations! I’m thinking that maybe a chocolate aversion is better than a chocolate obsession

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  351. Trish on July 14, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Congratulations to you both (well… four of you:))!!!!!!

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  352. Emilia on July 14, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Congratulations and best wishes!!!! You’re going to have a beautiful and well fed baby!!!!

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  353. Lizz on July 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Congrats!!! Big Hugs for all Four of You!!

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  354. Rachel on July 14, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Congratulations!!

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  355. Brittany Moseley on July 14, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Congratulations! And the pups look adorable as always =)

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  356. Heather @ My Overflowing Cup on July 14, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Congratulations! There is nothing quite as exciting as a new baby. The little bump is adorable. I’m looking forward to watching it grow. I have teenagers now, so I am always thrilled about new babies.

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  357. Lucy on July 14, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Congratulations Michelle! I am so excited for you!! Years ago when I first got pregnant, before I actually knew, I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. I was 20 and it was 3:00 in the afternoon and I was so tired. I kept thinking “what is wrong with me?” Of course when I found out why it made total sense. With my 1st pregnancy I couldn’t eat anything spicy or I got really bad indigestion, with the 2nd pregnancy it was summer and I love fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob – but if I even thought about eating them I felt sick. Isn’t that funny how everyone has a food they normally love but can’t eat? You will now have another Culinary Consultant to try your dishes out on!!! I had to laugh at myself when I saw your bump. When I was 40, long after my two children were born, after years of having a flat stomach, I got a bump, I guess it’s my 40 year old bump? I can’t for the life of me get rid of it. Not dieting or anything else has worked, so I’ve grown to accept it. Sorry, but it was just funny to see your bump because it something I see all the time on me and that just made me laugh. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your pregnancy and remember, you can always come back to your readers here for advice/questions, we’ll be glad to give it!

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  358. Shelly on July 14, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Congratulations Michelle!!! Good things happen in threes- you, Jessica @howsweeteats… Who is next?!!

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  359. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet on July 14, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    So so excited for you guys! Congratulations!!

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  360. denise on July 14, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    CONGRATS!!! As a mom of 5 I know how excited you must be feeling!
    Wonderful news!
    Denise

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  361. Sister / Auntie on July 14, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    SO over the moon excited that you guys have made me an Auntie!! CAN.NOT.WAIT. to meet (and more importantly) spoil this little peanut. <3

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  362. Hava Weissberg on July 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Congratulations Michelle!! So glad to hear your happy news!

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  363. Julie (A Case of the Runs) on July 14, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Congrats! I was actually Googling some stuff because I am pregnant as well, and this came up as a recent update.

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  364. Robbie on July 14, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Congratulation, I hope the distaste for chocolate passes!

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  365. lisa k on July 14, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you!!

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  366. Lori on July 14, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Michelle, this is wonderful news. You made my day! Congrats to all of you.

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  367. nicol on July 14, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Congratulations

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  368. Tiffany Harrison on July 14, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Congrats! Hope your chocolate aversion passes soon. I was nauseated by garlic during my entire pregnancy. Lol.

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  369. Emily on July 14, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Congratulations!

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  370. Lorrie A on July 14, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    A Big Congratulations! Love the boys shirts. Looking forward to hearing about any food craving. May inspire new recipes!

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  371. Cristina Ferrer on July 14, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    How very exciting! Congratulations. Enjoy every single moment of it.

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  372. Carol Meyer on July 14, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Congratulations to you. So exciting.

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  373. maidenveil on July 14, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Congratulations!!

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  374. Michelle on July 14, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing the great news! Thank you for making our lives so happy with your posts and recipes. Now we can shower you with happiness! Best to you!

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  375. CC on July 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    OMG Im so happy for you! That’s so exciting! That little kid is going to have a great mom! And a lot of yummy meals πŸ™‚

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  376. Gabrielle on July 14, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Congratulations!!! Einstein and Duke will be jealous but they are the most loving dogs and will warm up to the baby in no time! Good luck and best wishes for a healthy pregnancy!

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  377. Desiree on July 14, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Congratulations!!! Wonderful news πŸ™‚

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  378. Kristen Ruby on July 14, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Congratulations!!! What terrific news!

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  379. Kathy on July 14, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    How wonderful , I’m sure Duke and Einstein will love the baby. Love the pictures with the shirts!!

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  380. Gina on July 14, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Congratulations! Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy. I am loving that my two favorite bloggers (you and Jessica from How Sweet Eats) are pregnant at the same time.

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  381. Tonia on July 14, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Congratulation!!!

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  382. Steph in Lex on July 14, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Congratulations!! How exciting! I never had any food aversions, my sense of smell just became extremely heightened which was quite unwelcome in some situations–there are definitely times you don’t want to be able to smell everything in a one-mile radius! πŸ˜‰

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  383. sharon on July 14, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Congratulations! A brown eyed BABY! Awesome news!

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  384. Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate on July 14, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    From fur-babies to real babies, congrats!

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  385. Ruth on July 14, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    January babies are AWESOME!!!! My third little guy was born last January 14th. He is 6 months old today and just got his first tooth….next July you may be saying something similar. Congrats!!!!

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  386. lew on July 14, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Congratulations!! I’m sure Einstein & Duke will be fantastic big brothers!!

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  387. Teresa on July 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Congratulations!! Best wishes!

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  388. Sandie on July 14, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Congrats on your wonderful news, I am sure your boys will make excellent Big Brothers! Take care and keep us all posted! Again, congrats! God Bless!
    So Happy for your growing family!

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  389. Elisa on July 14, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Congratulations! So exciting! I was so unbelievably tired with both of my pregnancies, it was painful.. But it passes and when you feel that first kick, it is worth every bit of nausea, exhaustion and non chocolate cravings! Keep us posted.

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  390. Cathy Grozdanovski on July 14, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Congratulations! Wishing you and your family all the best and thanks for sharing this wonderful news with us. So thrilled for you!

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  391. Mel on July 14, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    How fun is this announcement! A million congratulations!

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  392. Melinda on July 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Aw, I love pregnancy announcements. Congrats! Happy and healthy 9 months to you!

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  393. nise on July 14, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Congrats!!!!!!!

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  394. Jen B on July 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Congratulations!! Love the “Big Brother” shirts on the pups – great way to make your announcement!

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  395. Maria on July 14, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Congratulations!

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  396. Jess on July 14, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Congratulations from Australia on your exciting news. I have been an avid follower of your blog for a long time but this is my first comment.. Your cupcake recipes are to die for πŸ™‚ Best of luck on this new journey, motherhood is a wonderful adventure!

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  397. Emily on July 14, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    WooHoo!! So thrilled for you and your family! Babies are a joyful addition. Just remember, pregnancy is like being possessed by an alien and you’re just along for the ride. Sleep while you can as once the little one comes, it is fairly sleepless for awhile. πŸ˜€

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  398. Carly W on July 14, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Congratulation Michelle!! I am so happy for you and your family, and I am sending lots of positive thoughts to you guys! Wishing you all the best! πŸ™‚

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  399. Nikki on July 14, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Congratulations!!! I was wondering if this would be announced soon! So exciting!! Enjoy this special time!

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  400. Jenn on July 14, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    congratulations! Hope everything goes the way it should nice and smooth, all the very best to you and your expanding family.

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  401. Kate on July 14, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Congrats! I definitely thought it was another puppy at first!

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  402. Katie on July 14, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Looks like all my favorite blogs are having babies! Congrats to you! Howsweetitis is also preggers!

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  403. Caiti on July 14, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s going to be one happy kid with a mom as cool as you πŸ™‚ Sorry about the sudden aversion to chocolate, though! Its just an opportunity to try stuff that normally would be bumped down the recipe queue in favor of chocolate πŸ™‚ What a blessing for your family!

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  404. Rosemary on July 14, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Wow great news congratulations to you all wishing you a healthy pregnancy lots of love from australia.

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  405. Maureen on July 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Congratulations!! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy:)

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  406. Shealyn on July 15, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Congrats! To bad you couldn’t have detested vegetables instead! You won’t miss chocolate for too long.

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  407. Sarah @ SnixyKitchen on July 15, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Wahoo! Cutest little baby bump ever:)

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  408. AC on July 15, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you!

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  409. Debi on July 15, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Congratulations……………that is wonderful news

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  410. Janet on July 15, 2014 at 1:53 am

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said! Congratulations and I wish you a healthy pregnancy and a fast natural birth. You have the right dogs for the job too.

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  411. Food, Faith, and Other Fabulous Finds on July 15, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Oh my goodness, congratulations!!!! So excited for you and your husband.

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  412. Lynn on July 15, 2014 at 3:34 am

    Long time lurker (I love your site!)…but I needed to say congratulations!!!! Best news ever! Please take care!

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  413. Antonia Gialamas on July 15, 2014 at 3:46 am

    CONGRATULATIONS
    amazing , the most wonderful experience…enjoy it!

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  414. Cheryl Sanders on July 15, 2014 at 5:26 am

    That is AWESOME! I’m so happy for you πŸ™‚ Congrats! My oldest daughter is having her first child in December and I’m sooooo excited to become a grandma!

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  415. Leslie on July 15, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Congratulations!!!!

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  416. Angie on July 15, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing with us! πŸ™‚

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  417. Dorothy Stout on July 15, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Congratulations! That’s wonderful news! I was a “chocolate” girl all my life but after I had both my sons something strange happened. Even though I still love the “thought” of chocolate- I find myself going for vanilla when it comes to ice cream and staying away from brownies….. because it actually makes me nauseous. Don’t freak out – I still eat SOME chocolate – but not the way I used to! haha

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  418. Noreen Thompson on July 15, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Congratulations! I am very happy for you, and I hope your love of chocolate returns!

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  419. Mistie on July 15, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Happy News!! Congratulations πŸ™‚

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  420. Mallory on July 15, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I’ve been reading your blog forever, but never have said hi! Congratulations!! I’m expecting my first baby next month. Take it easy, the first trimester was rough – I hated that tired feeling. For me, it all turned around by 20 weeks, and I started feeling like myself again. Enjoy and best of luck!

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  421. Lydia on July 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

    congrats!!!

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  422. Michelle on July 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Congratulations! This is exciting news for BEB. Nobody ever really talks about the exhaustion like they do the morning sickness. That exhaustion is un.be.liev.able!!!! And it really does bring you to tears . . . But it’s all good in the end. Seeing the dog fur makes me happy . . . I keep a lint brush in just about every room of my house and in my car πŸ˜€

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  423. Carolynne on July 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Congratulations! My husband and I are also expecting our first baby in November. It’s all very scary and exciting at the same time. We have ALSO decided to move in August before the baby comes, so I am trying hard to concentrate on the move right now. Once we are all settled in our new house, I can start buying things for the baby!! They need so much stuff πŸ™‚ Haha, good luck on this new adventure!!

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  424. Amanda on July 15, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Congrats!!

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  425. TD on July 15, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    When you mentioned in another post about your vivid dreams and show characters in them, I KNEW that was the reason. Not sure if this post was before or after that, but I didn’t see the announcement until today. I had crazy vivid dreams during my second pregnancy.
    Congrats!!!

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  426. Lindsay on July 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Congratulations! This is very exciting news. Few things in this world ever seem to exceed my expectations, but I have to say motherhood is one that did. I hope it’s the same for you.

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    • Michelle on July 15th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      What an awesome sentiment, I love it πŸ™‚

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  427. Constance on July 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Yep, baby-bump clearly visible.
    Big Bro shirts a must, of course!
    Take Good Care of You. So happy for all.

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  428. Lyn2847@yahoo.com on July 15, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    So happy for you all! I will be watching things grow! Lol! I sure loved watching the dogs grow. They are such gorgeous animals!

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  429. Tesei on July 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Congratulations one thousand times!!! A baby is such a blessing, you cannot believe how much until you have your own in your arms. Your life is going to change so much, your whole perspective of everything will change, for better, you will see. I am so happy for you all, I wish you the best and for the next 9 months take very good care of yourself and of that little baby your nursing already!

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  430. Jill on July 15, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Congratulations! As soon as I saw the subject I thought “they’re having a baby!!”. so happy that is what it turned out to be. Amazing how happy you can be for someone you’ve never met but yet I feel like I know. I will eat your share of the chocolate until you feel like having it again. πŸ™‚

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  431. Rose on July 15, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I just had my first baby in June and during the first few months I also had a complete aversion to chocolate, even though I’m a total chocoholic. Thankfully, it passed, and by Christmas last year (when I was around 4 months pregnant) I was eating lots of chocolate again. Hope your taste for it comes back too. πŸ™‚

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  432. Christine M on July 15, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Congrats!!! I’m 12 weeks along and can’t wait to share my news in two weeks.

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  433. Lola on July 15, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I hardly know you but I am so thrilled for you!

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  434. Lacey on July 15, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Congrats!!!!! So, exciting!

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  435. Tiffany on July 15, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Congrats!! What great news! Hope chocolate sounds good again soon! πŸ˜‰

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  436. Jean Tav on July 15, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Congrats on your New addition. Loved how you made your announcement. Duke and Einstein will surely make wonderful big brothers.

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  437. Lauren on July 15, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    That’s fabulous news!!! Congratulations to all four (soon five) of you! I hope you enjoy your pregnancy!

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  438. Laura on July 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is awesome news!

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  439. maria dias on July 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    So happy for you! Don’t worry you will eat chocolate again!

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  440. Denise on July 16, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Congratulations and Best Wishes!

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  441. Faye on July 16, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Congratulations Michelle! How exciting πŸ™‚ Wishing you an enjoyable and healthy pregnancy πŸ™‚

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  442. Debbie on July 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

    So happy for you all. Wishing you the very best.

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  443. Mason Canyon on July 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    A belated Congratulations, awesome news.

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  444. Laura on July 16, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Congratulations to the person who got me hooked on food blogs! Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy.
    –So funny, must be something in the water within the foodie blogosphere…I see Jessica over at “How Sweet” is also expecting!! πŸ™‚

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  445. patti on July 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Congratulations! Your photos are adorable – love the big brother t-shirts & lovely baby bump!! πŸ™‚ I was also uncharacteristically exhausted during my first pregnancy – would go hide in a bathroom at work so I could just close my eyes & would fall asleep in a parked car on my lunch break & collapse when I got home. I’ve heard it has to do with the pregnancy hormone which peaks in the first trimester… hopefully will get better as your pregnancy progresses! Hang in there & take care of yourself! Congrats!!!!!!

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  446. Mia on July 16, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Congratulations! That is SO awesome – your kid is going to bring the best cupcakes for his/her birthday at school! Also…what is in the water that bloggers drink these days? It seems like every blogger I follow has gone from literal to proverbial buns in the oven. Congrats again!!!

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  447. Janeka Mearon on July 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Congratulations!!!!

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  448. Sue Mathes on July 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Congratulations Sweetie,
    I’m so happy for ALL of you! What a wonderful gift.
    Sue

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  449. Karen on July 16, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Congratulations!!! Children are a blessing from the Lord!

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  450. Heather in NY on July 16, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    This is just so exciting! Ive been living vicariously through your recipes and posts.. cant wait for the next layer of love to be added to your lives. Congratulations to your family!

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  451. Tammy on July 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    I hope that you and your Chief Culinary Consultant enjoy all of the “quirks” of the pregnancy, as it will be over before you know it and you will holding your little bundle soon. Congratulations! Hopefully we won’t be getting any pickle/ice cream combinations in place of the missing chocolate!! πŸ™‚

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  452. Tropicalmisty on July 16, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Congratulations and best wishes to you and your Culinary Chief Consultant πŸ˜‰

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  453. Jeweler on July 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Congrats! That explains the Peanut Butter &Jelly Icecream recipie.
    Best wishes!

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  454. Kim on July 16, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you!~ <3

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  455. Elisa Brooks on July 16, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Congrats! Love your blog – and so happy for you! I’m 23 weeks along, and had the EXACT SAME THING with chocolate this pregnancy! My aversion finally went away at about 20 weeks, but boy it felt long sometimes! = ) Hope things go smoothly = )

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  456. Emily (The Culinary Couple) on July 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Oh my gosh! Congratulations! So excited for you.

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  457. bridget {bake at 350} on July 17, 2014 at 8:03 am

    So incredibly happy for you!!! Oh my gosh! Cannot wait to meet mini BEB! πŸ˜‰
    Hope you continue to feel good throughout your pregnancy! YAY!

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  458. Koo on July 17, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I am so happy for you!!!
    Thank you for all the recipes and hope you have a easy remainder of your pregnancy!!

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  459. Theresa B on July 18, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Congratulations!!!

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  460. Leila Figueiredo on July 18, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Congratulations.

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  461. Margaret Smith on July 18, 2014 at 7:44 am

    congrats!

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  462. Darnell on July 18, 2014 at 8:33 am

    congratulations, I’m excited for you and look so forward to Fridays. I have a love for the goldens also. I would like to be included in all your baby updates and everything you have.
    Looking forward to next week
    Darnell

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  463. Tina on July 18, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Congratulations, beautiful family!!! πŸ™‚

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  464. Ana Rodriguez on July 18, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Congratulations! a Baby is a blessing. Love your dogs!

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  465. Jaclyn on July 18, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Congratulations Michelle! So exciting!!

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  466. Nicole on July 18, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Wonderful news! We are so happy for you and your family!! Congratulations!

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  467. Jan on July 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Congrats Michelle, You will be a wonderful momma. I luv the pics of your furbabies and all your yummy recipe’s. πŸ™‚

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  468. Christina on July 18, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Congrats!! πŸ™‚

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  469. Deborah on July 18, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Mazal Tov !!!!!!!
    hope you are feeling well…. looking forward to hearing more good news.
    thank you for sharing with us!

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  470. Carol on July 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    So happy for you all!

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  471. Lora Anne M on July 19, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Congrats! Hope the chocolate aversion passes. Many wishes for healthy momma and baby.

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  472. Kathleen Maxwell on July 19, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Congratulations!! Happy days for you! Brave people. Two big dogs, fur baby and now a baby baby! Just go with the chaos. And consider getting a summer cut for the goldens. I did it for my Schmoe. She looked forward to it every April. It cut down on the hair in the house and brushing. She looked just like a yellow lab when she was cut. So happy for you and the lucky Grandparents.
    Kathleen

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  473. Rose on July 19, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Congrats! So exciting!
    I’ve been baking following your recipes with a 4 year old (now 5) superhero on my side and a tiny (not so tiny now) baby strapped on my chest in a carrier for a while now. When the cakes didn’t look the same as your pictures(especially icing), I blamed these two active, noisy munchkins! But the taste was always amazing!
    I am looking forward to reading and trying new recipes with a pinch of motherhood flavour added in! πŸ˜‰

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  474. Charlotte on July 19, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Congratulations! Continue napping. I rememember falling asleep uncontrolably anywhere, when the nappiness hit. Had to watch my salt, so lived on cayenne, crushed red pepper, Tabasco and garlic. Craved coffee in any form. Hagen Daz coffee ice cream never tasted so good. I wish you well. The older brothers will love their sibling. All kinds of extra treats and nibbles given, dropped or snitched.

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  475. Kaylee on July 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Congrats!!!!!!

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  476. Kathleen on July 20, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Congradulations,that’s wonderful!

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  477. Michelle on July 20, 2014 at 9:30 am

    How exciting… congratulations!!! Wishing you all God’s blessings for a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and baby!! Congratulations to big brothers Einstein and Duke, too!

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  478. Sarah M. on July 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Yay! Congrats! I’ve been reading your blog for years so kind of feel like we are friends… very excited for you. Duke and Einstein will be great big brothers πŸ™‚

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  479. Dawn D on July 21, 2014 at 9:53 am

    What a wonderful blessing. Your recipes have been a gift to my kitchen for years. Now you will have the amazing experience of the deepest love ever known! God bless your family.

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  480. Erika on July 21, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Congrats!

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  481. lauri on July 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    LOVE it. What a great way to publicize the big BIG event! Congratulations!

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  482. Racheal on July 22, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I am so excited for you! I’m pregnant right now, too. Only a few weeks ahead of you. Just curious, are you still going to get your Stitch Fix while you’re pregnant? I’ve been following your blog for quite awhile now and decided to try it recently, but obviously, I’m pregnant. (I’m getting my first Fix in the next few days.) I put down that I’m pregnant in my information, but I’m just wondering if the Stitch Fix experience has been the same for you, pregnant or not pregnant.

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    • Michelle on July 22nd, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Hi Rachael, Thank you so much and congratulations to you! I am still getting my StitchFix. So far, I’ve been really specific about my notes and requests and it has worked out well for me. I’ve asked for no pants(!), and maxi-style skirts and dresses for the summer that are flowy and can grow with me, and/or layering pieces to move into fall, and accessories. So far it has been good! My advice would just be really specific about what you want and what you don’t want.

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  483. Liz on July 24, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Congratulations!

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  484. Linda on July 24, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    congratulations !

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  485. Diane Decker on July 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    My daughter is due with her second child on January 11th. Right now she pretty much sleeps 18 hours a day. Nothing tastes good to her, even if she was craving it. Hopefully that stage will pass soon. She will find out the sex of the baby by mid-August. Congratulations Michelle, I’ve been following you for years, but slacked off when I was diagnosed with celiac disease six months ago. It was torture seeing all the beautiful photos of food I will never be able to make without turning myself inside out trying to recreate a gluten free version. My you have a joyous pregnancy!

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  486. Tana on July 28, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I apologize for taking such a long time to congratulate you on your little miracle. I visit your blog EVERY day, but have only posted one other time, so I couldn’t believe I didn’t at least say something. I think you’ll be a fantastic mother, and at least you’ll know how to cook! lol. I’m raising four children myself, and while it’s the most challenging job in the world, it’s also the most rewarding. Here’s to creating a lifetime of memories, and passing down beautiful traditions. πŸ™‚ Congratulations again, to you both.

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