Big News!

Well after months of waiting, I can finally share some big news – Ryan and I are expecting our first little veggie baby in January!  I’ve been dying to be able to write about this for a while, mostly because we’re so excited, but also to explain my totally falling off the map with blogging, among other things.

Now that we’re past the first trimester, it’s been awesome to be able to share this news with our families and friends, and it’s so nice to get it out there publicly as well.  Keeping it a secret was so hard!  It’s still pretty surreal, and being able to share the news makes it seem like it’s actually happening.

It’s also great to finally be getting my appetite back.  For most of my first trimester, not much sounded appetizing to me (except of course things like Popeyes Biscuits and Chocolate Pudding Pie).  I was nauseous most of the time, and on the rare occasion that I actually had a craving for something, it was generally a bland carb like toast or waffles.  I still have some off days, but I’m excited to be cooking again, and of course – eating!

And speaking of eating, that’s definitely what I’ll continue to write about here at C’est La Vegan.  I’ll probably talk about some baby stuff from time to time, as it’s kind of hard not to when it’s the biggest thing in my life, but I have no intentions of turning this into a baby only blog.  It’s still all about the food for me.

That being said, if any of you out there had vegan pregnancies or are raising vegan kids, I’d love to hear about your experiences.  I’m always looking for good book recommendations as well, so feel free to suggest away.

And here’s a shot of the little alien from a few weeks ago.  Pretty crazy!

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94 Responses to “Big News!”

  1. Congratulations!!!!

  2. Congratulations, Kim! I hope the rest of your pregnancy is going smoothly for you and the baby.

  3. Congratulations!! You look so lovely, too- You definitely have that “glow” that everyone always talks about with pregnant mommies. :)

  4. So many congratulations to you! You make a beautiful mom-to-be. :)

  5. I’m so happy for you and Ryan! You are both going to be such wonderful parents! xoxo

  6. Jenna, you’re so sweet! I’ll check out your blog. I love that your little guy is a great eater!

  7. Thanks, Jackie!

  8. Thank you, Kelly!

  9. Thanks, Hannah! I feel like it took a while to get the glow – my skin was going crazy at first… so happy to be through most of that!

  10. Thanks, Stefanie!

  11. Thanks, Cadry!

  12. Thanks, celine! You’re so sweet!

  13. Thanks, Susan! I love that your kids like the blog! I hope to have kids that are great eaters. I’ll definitely be reading your blog with new eyes!

  14. Congratulations to you both! That’s a beautiful picture, I hope things are going smoothly and there’s no more tummy trouble from here on out.

  15. Thanks, Maggie! I hope so too. :)

  16. WOW!!! Congrats lady!!! SO happy for you and Ryan! Much love! XO

  17. Thanks, Danielle! Hope you’re well!

  18. Congratulations! You are going to be such a beautiful mama!

  19. congratulations! i have a 6 month old little vegan! :)

  20. Thanks, emily! Congrats on your little one!

  21. Thanks, Rachel – you’re so sweet!

  22. See the Vegan RD blog. She has the best info on vegan nutrition.
    http://www.theveganrd.com/

  23. My favorite source on vegan nutrition is:
    http://www.theveganrd.com/

  24. I think ‘Becoming Vegan’ by Brenda Davis has a chapter on pregnancy.

  25. Thanks for the info, Kimberly K – I’ll be sure to check out that book and those sites.

  26. Amazing! Congrats.

  27. You have the look of your Mother, so I know you will make a great one yourself! Congratulations, are we getting Blue or Pink??

  28. Thanks, Uncle Leroy! We don’t know if it’s blue or pink yet, but we’ll make sure to keep you updated!

  29. Thanks, Rhona!

  30. Congratulations to you both! I have some info to share with you but for now I’d prefer doing that by email, so I will email you soon :)

  31. Yay, a baby! I love a good pregnancy journey. Be sure to keep us updated!

  32. Congratulations! Hope it all goes well for you :)

  33. Congratulations,to you & your family !!

  34. Thanks, Adventures in Veg! Me too… :)

  35. Congratulations! I had 3 vegan pregnancies! My kids are all healthy and my oldest is even pretty advanced academically. Don’t know if that has anything to do with it, but ya never know! :) We are raising them as “vegans who can make their own choices”. I nearly cried when my oldest first had a cupcake at a birthday party. Now, I just cringe if they choose to eat a marshmallow or goldfish crackers. They will often ask people “is it vegan?” and I have never told them to ask that, however, they will say “it’s ok, I can still have it.” =/ If I am there to witness it, I will make sure that they know what they are eating. I have also gotten them accustomed to calling meat by it’s source. Beef or hamburgers are “cow”, etc. Sorry for the long comment. I just get so excited when other vegans have kids. Oh, and I also have a friend who had a vegan pregnancy with twins! :) Good luck mama, can’t wait to revisit your blog. It has been too long since I have visited.

  36. Congratulations!!! <3

  37. That’s so awesome, congratulations! Bonzai Aphrodite/ Sayward Rebhal (http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/) is releasing a book on vegan pregnancy. I think it’s out already (http://www.herbivoreclothing.com/vegan-pregnancy-survival-guide-by-sayward-rebhal/)

    Best wishes!

  38. Thanks, MeShell! I actually met Sayward at Vida Vegan Con, and we talked about her book. Thank you for the recommendation!

  39. Kim,

    I’ve just discovered your blog and love it!Blessed congratulations to you and Ryan!!

  40. Thanks so much, Kim!

  41. congratulations! so exciting!!