Thursday, June 2, 2011

Big News

This was a few weeks ago, at 3 months pregnant.

After taking a much needed break from blogging, I'm happy to be back (albeit more sporadically) and excited to share our big news with everyone.  Gabe and I are expecting a baby in November!  We're overjoyed to be starting a family and aside from a ton of morning sickness, a little insomnia, and some serious nacho cravings, everything is going great.  

And...we're moving to Michigan in July!  Gabe accepted his ideal job at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and we'll be living in either Birmingham or Royal Oak.  We're planning a visit there in a few weeks to decide on a place to live and can't wait to get acquainted with the area (our last visit seen here).  Thank you to everyone who checked in on me when I wasn't posting.  I really appreciated all the sweet messages I received from you.  

73 comments:

Katie said...

Oh wow - congratulations! Have missed you blogging, glad you're back :)

caknitter said...

OMG!!! This is sooo exciting! Congratulations to you and your hubby for all your blessings.

annelise said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Val, how exciting!! I've often wondered where you've been so I'm glad you have come back with good news.

And a move as well? That's definitely going to keep you busy!

Again, congrats to you and Gabe. Babies are the best news. x

Krystal said...

WOW!!! congratulations!!! this is so exciting!! It is seriously funny how excited you can be for someone you've never met, but I think we've been reading eachothers blogs for a year at least! yayy valerie!! and detroit - that's a big move!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

oh my gosh! Wow! I'm sooooo happy for you. Congrats to the both of you! =)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Give into the cravings. It's some of the best parts of being pregnant.

Mint Chutney

Kathryn said...

YEAH!!! Congrats!!! I have been missing your blogging lately, but I totally understand why!!! Congrats on Gabe's new position too!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Awwww - congrats to you on your exciting news!!! For you it was nachos, for me it was guacamole. If we had been preggers together, we could've eaten our way through a Mexican restaurant!

Good luck on your move too!

merci,
Shannan

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Congrats! So excited for you guys!!!

CJ said...

Congratulations!

Lindsay said...

CONGRATS VALERIE! What an exciting time in your lives. I missed you!

tara said...

Congrats!! :)

style'n said...
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style'n said...

I had a feeling you might be preggers but of course couldn't ask :)
Hope you are feeling well. Congrats to you and Gabe and also congrats on the move!

Siri said...

CONGRATS!!!! So happy for you. Lot's of exciting changes in your future!

I thought for SURE we'd run into each other one day, better do it soon : )

Legs said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations!!! :D I'm so happy for you. All the love in the world to you and yours.

Chiara said...

CONGRATS!!! What amazing news!! Glad to see you are back. xo

Simply Bubblelicious said...

Congrats! Such exciting news!

Torrie said...

Ahhhhh... Now it all makes sense... :).

CONGRATULATIONS to both of you.

Charleston Girl said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!

Marcie said...

Yay! I am so excited for you!! Big and fun changes ahead! And I am glad you are back in the blogging world. I've missed you.

Looking forward to catching up in LA before you move.

M

Lyndsy said...

Congratulations on the big news! What exciting times the two of you have ahead! I am sad to see all of your LA faves but look forward to all you Michigan posts and baby posts ahead!

Kristyn Burtt said...

We'll miss you in LA, but I have a delicious list of restaurants for you in Detroit when you are ready.
Congrats!

KB
http://redcarpetcloset.tv/

PursuitOfLLT said...

I thought you might be pregnant! YAY!!! Val, I am SO happy for you. You're going to be a wonderful mother :) I'm so excited for you!

Good luck with the move, it will be fun to look at houses and areas.

This year is going to be your best yet!

Andee Layne said...

ahhh congrats love! all my fellow bloggers are preggers! Hope to join that bandwagon soon ;) xo

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

CONGRATS! you look gorgeous :)

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Oh wow, congratulations! Big news and a move too!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Congratulations! You and your honey are overflowing with fantastic news - I'm excited for you!

melissa said...

Congratulations! Such exciting news!

Gabriel said...

Hooray! This is some seriously exciting stuff, although I don't think the nacho cravings are new. Everyone knows babies love Detroit!

California Wife said...

Oh my goodness, so exciting! Big changes are coming your way, I can't wait to hear more.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Congrats-what awesome news and congrats to Gabe on the new job!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Josie said...

Valerie, I read the first sentence of this and actually starting clapping with excitement. Weird? Well, yeah. Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS! This is so exciting. And the move is super exciting as well -- you'll be so close to me at school! Super fun. I'm so glad you're back and can't wait to hear all about your adventures again!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Congratulations!! That's fabulous news!! Are y'all going to find out what you'll have? Good luck with the move. :)

Kate's Rant said...

You're absolutely gorgeous and glowing and I couldn't be happier for you. Take every break you can. I blog less and have fewer excuses!! Yay!!!! So excited!

Anonymous said...

no more redvines for breakfast, val. more like yogurt and fruit for the bambino. :)

this free bird said...

Valerie it's been too long. I'm so glad the cat's out of the bag...and the baby's on the way :) We need a nacho recipe. STAT!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Mandy said...

Congratulations!! That's amazing news! Good luck to you and Gabe :)

Daisy said...

I was wondering where you'd been! Congratulations! this is such exciting news on all accounts.

Jenster said...

congratulations!!!!

Val said...

Congrats!! I'm so happy for you! You've been missed!

Kristin said...

Woo hoo! Many congrats. You're totally glowing!

Erica said...

Valerie, how I've missed you!!! This is such exciting news! Congrats and many blessings being sent your way ; )

Marie said...

Congratulations!:D You are glowing!:D


***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

Nikki said...

CONGRATULATIONS VALERIE & GABE!!!
I am so happy for you!
You look amazing in this pic! I hope you're feeling well now. Email me for any tips- I was so sick in the beginning too!

xx
Nikki

Amber Blue Bird said...

this is a bit belated but MANY CONGRATS. What an exciting time!

Kristin W said...

Congrats on all your big news! Enjoy it all :)

Ambypure said...

aahhh... congratulations!

Julie said...

Wow!! That's so exciting and I'm so happy for both of you! You're going to be such a stylish mama!! xo

jayme said...

so happy for you!!! congrats!!

also, i was born at henry ford hospital! :) but i moved to kentucky when i was like 10 months or something! ha

Ashley said...

Yay Valerie! Congrats on both! I had a feeling you were preggo, you are my 3rd blogger friend who disappeared for a few months only to reemerge pregnant! haha. Keep us posted! XO

Stephanie said...

congratulations! xo

Annie said...

awwwww!!!! omg CONGRATS TO YOU & GABE!! SO SO happy & excited for you guys :)
My day job deals with patient safety and Henry Ford is one of our clients! Such a great hospital and I just LOVE what their doing with the hospital food (http://www.henryford.com/foodrevolution)

CONGRATS AGAIN VALERIE!!! XO

Marisa said...

YAY!!!!!! Congrats that is so exciting! Well aside from the morning sickness. Hopefully that passes soon. Glad you're back!

Laura said...

CONGRATS!!! That is so exciting. I wish you a wonderful and smooth pregnancy, and move!

Lindsay With An "A" said...

I was wondering where you were! :) CONGRATS!!! Such exciting things headed your way!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! That is SO wonderful (and you look beautiful!)

Cara said...

Wow! Big big news! Congratulations darling!
Lilac and Grey

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my word! Congratulations! You've been missed!

xo

Jess said...

Yayyy! Congratulations, girl! Excited to hear more updates in the future...

She Wore It Well said...

I am SO excited for you guys!! Congrats! What an exciting year that's going to be. New job for Gabe, new city and a baby!

x

Kirsten said...

Ahhh congrats! My brother and sister-in-law are due in November too. Cannot wait for a baby niece.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

WHAT?! So that's where you were! Congrats!! This is so awesome!! I'm so happy for you :)

♥ joei said...

Congratulations! :)

Definitely, Maybe

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Oh my goodness, Valerie! So much exciting news!! Congratulations, lady!

XoXo

max said...

congratulations!!! that is so exciting and what a whirlwind to be moving as well! i can't wait to follow along and welcome back we missed you!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Bring Pretty Back said...

CONGRATULATIONS and welcome to Michigan! I have lived in Mi. all of my life!
You must visit northern Michigan in the fall! Northern mi. and Southern Mi are like two different worlds! ( :

Have a PRETTY day!
Kristin

Alexandra said...

CONGRATS! So many pregnant bloggers right now!!! I hope your move goes well and that the morning sickness and insomnia leave you alone :-)

Elle Sees said...

Congrats! Glad you are doing well too.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful!!

caknitter said...

Haven't seen you around blogland. Hope everything is okay with you and your hubby in Michigan. :)

Annie said...

Hope you're doing/feeling great Valerie!! xo

Nicole Marie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!