Halfway there!

Sometimes I feel like this pregnancy is going very slowly and then sometimes I realize that in just 20 weeks, give or take, Ryan and I will be welcoming our little bundle of joy. There is so much to do in the coming 20 weeks. We’ve got to pick out baby clothes. We’ve got to plan and decorate a nursery. There are wipe warmers. Diaper Genies. Car seats. Changing tables. Swings. Cribs. Just thinking about Babies R us makes my head spin, but in a good way. It’s exciting really. But, first things first, we had our 20 week ultrasound the other day and learned that the little miracle that has just started to kick and punch me is a little baby…

BOY! And we couldn’t be happier. He was a little shy during the ultrasound but we eventually got a peak. Thank goodness because we were really anxious to know. It cuts the names that we have to think of by half after all. We have a couple that we like but are going to keep that quiet for now until we decide for sure. I just wanted to share the good news with you all. I’ll keep you posted as things progress and I’ll be back early next week with a new recipe. And believe me you don’t want to miss it. There is roasted garlic, cream cheese and frying involved.

Happy cooking!



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  • How wonderful for you!!!!! : )

  • I am very happy for you. I do not have children, but I am thrillled to see your ultra-sound. Don’t know what else to say, except – enjoy.

  • Adriana

    Congratulations! Boys are a blessing, we have 3 of them!! Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy, rest up, ’cause it’s non-stop once baby gets here! :)

  • Congrats! You’ll be a mommy blogger soon:)


  • Cheryl

    Awwwwwwe…..What a blessing :) Great Blog Des. All the best during the 2nd half of your pregnancy.

  • Oh, Des, I am so happy for you and Ryan!! 20 weeks? Wow, that doesn’t seem like a long time at all!!! It will go so fast… enjoy it… soak it for all it’s worth :) Congratulations!!!

  • michelle

    Congratulations. Man, your ultrasound tech did a fabulous job. What an exciting time.

  • Deeli

    Maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part, Des, but it looks as if your son is developing that cute tip of a nose that you have :-) Forgive me if I am overstepping my bounds but I suggest Rydes as a middle name for a first born son if it sounds melodious with your last name and choice of first ;-)

    I’ve been experimenting with roasted garlic lately so am very much looking forward to your upcoming roasted garlic flavored creation :-)

  • Aww congrats future mama! So exciting! I wanted to let you know about my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)


  • Laura

    Congrats on your little boy!

  • Jeannie

    I am sooooo happy for you!!! :) Don’t forget the Boppy pillow – bar none, the most amazing invention ever for new parents.

  • Christine

    Congratulations! I have 2 boys myself and they really are a blessing :-). Get your rest now!

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