Friday, June 27, 2014

A Big BIG Secret Revealed

I’m sure that many of you have noticed that I haven’t been able to blog much lately. It’s been hard to keep it a secret from you all, BUT I’ve been working on a top secret baking project with my favorite person in the world: Parrish!

This baking project has taken up so much of time – but now, 10 weeks later, I’m so excited to finally share it with you!

Parrish and I started the project 4 weeks before my Vermont trip. In fact, I’m pretty sure that all that baking was a big reason why my race didn’t go as I expected.

While some of the ingredients are too personal to discuss, I can tell you the add-ins I’ve been using lately:


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SO MUCH GINGER. Ginger Chews, Crystallized Ginger, Ginger Ale – I’ve tried it all. Unfortunately it doesn’t quite get me the result I want.

Almond Milk.

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Ice Cold Almond Milk. I can’t get enough – I think this will really help the overall project too, it’s so rich with calcium!

Plain Gluten Free Bagels with Cream Cheese

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I know it sounds weird to add a baked good to something I’m already baking….but trust me, the bagels are SO important! The past few weeks, the entire project has left me nauseous pretty much all day long, and plain bagels are one of the only ingredients that don’t leave me gagging.

Aside from the nausea, the hardest part about the baking project?

It won’t be fully baked until January 2015!

It’s going to be hard to wait that long….but yesterday Parrish and I were able to take a peek into the oven and it was amazing.

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AND it will be so much easier to wait these next 7 months now that you guys are all in the loop!

Baby Ravelli – Coming Soon – January 29th, 2015


Unknown said...

Congratulations April and Parrish! How exciting! :)

Ashley said...

Congrats Marlow! What wonderful news! :)

Alissa said...

Congrats! So happy for you!

chacha said...

Congratulations! So excited for you both. Praying for a healthy and happy pregnancy.

Unknown said...

Congrats!!!! How wonderful!

collegeceliackc said...

Congrats! You made me laugh out loud with the reveal! ;)

Lisa K said...

That is the best baking secret! It will be your most amazing, gorgeous, sweet smelling project ever!! Congrats.

Becky said...

How wonderful and exciting!

Regan @ Cabot Creamery said...

Sooo excited for you :)

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

What a fun way to reveal Baby on the Way!! Feel privileged to have been let in on the secret in VT :) Hoping the nausea goes away soon but glad to see everything is "cooking" along just fine - whoot!

KellytheCulinarian said...

Congrats! Happy baking!

Nicole, RD said...

Awww, congrats! I can definitely relate! I was supposed to run with Cabot this year but due to restrictions during my own pregnancy (6 months baked, woo!), I had to back out :( Wishing you a healthy and happy 9 months!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Marlow! Can't wait to follow your blog thoughout this new journey for you.

Janetha @ meals + moves said...

ah! congrats to you guys! so happy for you :)

nellbe said...

Congratulations! What a great way to reveal the news :) Wishing you all the best. :)

Amy Adkins said...

Congrats! I clearly remember the all day nausea. Here are a few tips that helped me:

1) keep yourself busy because the busier you are the less you think about the morning sickness.

2) drink something cold and fizzy. I have never been a soda drinker but for weeks 6-10 I had one every afternoon to get through the waves of nausea.

3) give yourself permission to eat whatever your body will tolerate. I loved eating cereal during my first trimester, but I got concerned that it wasn't nutritious enough for the baby. Finally, I just decided that it was better to eat cereal and keep it down vs eating a salad and throwing it all back up.

4) remember that this does end! It can feel like it lasts forever, but it doesn't. No one has ever had morning sickness for life!

Best of luck with your pregnancy! Keep the updates coming!!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!!! Wishing you all the best! Lots of love from Italy!