ELR Baby

12 weeks-6881

1st Trimester ~

Our Pregnancy Announcement!

The Big, Long First Trimester Post {week by week recaps}

First Trimester Favorites

2nd Trimester ~

Pregnancy Notes and Gender Reveal Plans

It’s a….

Second Trimester Favorites

The Big, Long Second Trimester Post

My Pregnancy Workouts

Third Trimester ~

Pregnancy Notes: 31 Weeks

“Maternity Leave” Plans

In My Hospital Bag

Introduction to Cloth Diapering


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    November 4, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Omigosh!!! Congratulations. I’m so excited for you guys! ( I am a newleywed and actually 12 wks too.) If you want to compare notes, please feel free to shoot me an email. Wishing you all the best. 🙂

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    November 5, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Congratulations Jenna …….what a lucky baby to have a Mom as wonderful as you !

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    Pam K.
    November 5, 2013 at 5:27 am

    I have been reading your blog for a few years, can’t remember how I happened upon it. But, you are such a delightful person to follow. I love your recipes, your monthly “favorites” and just everything.
    I am so happy for you and your husband. Cherish each moment. There is something very special about your first child, and the first pregnancy, I think that it’s because it’s just the two of you, with no distractions, which allows you to really live the pregnancy together, intimately. You look incredible. Praying for a safe pregnancy and delivery!

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      November 5, 2013 at 8:45 am

      Well said Pam! I know you will enjoy every moment, such exciting news. I am so happy for you and Adam!

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    Jessica @ www.myhealthypassion.com
    November 5, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Hi Jenna! I stumbled upon your blog a few years ago, it actually inspired me to start my own blog, My Healthy Passion. I am such a fan, I read your book as well (which I loved!). Thanks for letting us into your lives, introducing us to amazing recipes, and I can’t wait to hear more about your pregnancy! Congratulations to you and Adam!! P.S…I can’t wait for some pregnancy craving recipes!! ; )

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    November 5, 2013 at 10:16 am

    AHHHHHH!!!!! I was shocked when I pulled up your blog this morning! How very very exciting, congratulations to you and your husband! Being a mommy is such a blessing, as you’ve already experienced in the first few months:) You look beautiful. Look forward to seeing your baby belly and family grow!

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    Lauren P
    November 5, 2013 at 10:30 am

    A friend called me today to say that she was 12 weeks, and then I read this! She’s also already showing! SO SO excited for you. Congratulations!

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    Nic G
    November 5, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Congrats! I am 11 weeks along with twins! I must have the mommy-to-be intuition, but as a long time reader (and limited commenter) I had a gut feeling that your announcement would come soon. Enjoy this time, I can’t wait to hear if your first trimester was as interesting (read: nauseating) as mine!

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    Leanne T
    November 5, 2013 at 11:53 am

    This is so exciting! I am so so so happy for you and Adam! What a beautiful blessing, Motherhood is the BEST! Just remember to enjoy every season of their lives. Mine are now 24 and 20, we never stop being momma’s!!

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    November 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Your announcement totally made my day yesterday…feel like you’re part of the family. Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy and many joys ahead for you and Adam and Baby ELR.

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      November 5, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      thank you so much, christina!!! you’re so sweet!

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    November 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Jenna. I haven’t commented in years. I was a loyal reader back in the “baby” stages of the blog when you were still in culinary school and living in Florida. I cannot believe how long you have been blogging and I have been reading. Congrats on the your little bundle of joy that will be joining your family very soon! I just wanted to know that I love your honesty and your dedication to healthy eating, but not to the extent of restricting.

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      December 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Same here. Been reading you for YEARS! so fun seeing how life has changed for you! Congrats! so very happy you found love, an amazing life, and now a little family in CA. Sending love

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    November 10, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Congrats Jenna! How exciting!:) Praying for a wonderful pregnancy and healthy baby.

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    November 11, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Jenna, Congrats and I am so happy for you and Adam. I have been following your wonderful blog for about a year now and it just makes me happy everytime I look at it. You are my mentor of everything Id like to become in the future as I have a degree in English, do am yoga with Rodney Yee 4 days a week, substitute teach and love to cook. I made your slow cooker chicken tikka masala this weekend and everybody in my family loved it and I am eating it right now on my conference period at school. Thanks for every thing happy and praying for a blessed delivery for you.

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    November 11, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Congratulations! I know SO many people who have recently gotten pregnant. I think there’s something in the water?!

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    January 22, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Hi Jenna, I have been following your post and enjoying your recipes for a couple years now (at least). It’s strange, but in a way, I feel like we are friends..;0) It has been a long time since I have visited Eat Live Run, because my 8m old son has been keeping me very busy. Instead of cooking for me and my husband, I spent most of my time preparing baby food and coming up with fun flavors to mix together for our son-Rio.

    When I found out you were pregnant and read your pregnancy journal, it brought back many recent (yet they feel so long ago) and forgotten memories of my pregnancy (warning nostalgia alert!!). There are pros and cons to every stage and when your in it, it may feel like time is passing slow (esp the first 3m) but then time flies and you wonder how the little baby you used to be able to take to mama & baby yoga and do squats with him while holding him in one hand has developed into a 18 pound baby that is crazy curious about the world around him- so curious that he NEVER stops moving;)

    Anyways, I’m in memory land and this post is getting to be a bit long…if theres anything I can share with you it’s these few things:

    on delivery day, trust your body…it is wise and knows what to do (I had a home birth and would never do it any other way (3 days of labor though, but in a relaxed environment and at home)

    Everyone around you will have advice and it will all be different and contradictory- you and Adam will figure it out together one step at a time.

    Something that I would have done differently: figure out how you will address your baby’s sleep. We didn’t think about this much. But when baby is finally, out, it becomes a big topic and one you can’t ignore. Thinking about it now, is much nicer than when you both are sleep deprived and baby is a night time monster…;)

    Again, very happy for you both. This is such a beautiful time in your lives, enjoy it and take a babymoon (or 2 or 3) before baby arrives because once he does, it will always be a party of three.

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    February 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Congrats!!! Motherhood is amazing. I am so blessed with 2 amazing grown daughters,5 granddaughters (3 of them foodies) and 1 grandson (8 years old , buff and loves to eat any thing his sisters and Mom cook.)
    So happy for you guys.

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    February 18, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I have been a huge fan of your blog for a couple of years now and love all of your fun baby updates! Have you found any good maternity skinny jeans? I will be in need in the next few weeks and have loved your suggestions so far!

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      February 18, 2014 at 10:28 am

      I just got a pair from Gap and love them!

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    August 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Your baby is Beautiful Good Luck and enjoy him it doesn’t last long.

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