Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Announcements galore!

I shy away from Anouncements. So, I put them off as far as I can. But I guess, now I'm ready to share some of my joy with my blog friends.

I'm pregnant! Third month of the first trimester. - Yep, nasty morning sickness and all those usual stuff. Been craving junk food, that's why this month finds me with less home-cooked stuff.

Other announcement is because of Indira. She was telling so much about Toronto and how we get Indian gooseberries and guavas and all those Indian stuff in Toronto. So, I pestered hubby until he agreed to move to Toronto. So, we are moving to Toronto by end of March. Well, I was just kidding. :) We are moving to Toronto, yes, but No!, not because of Indira! (sorry, dear!) We've been thinking about this for a long time and think, now is the right time to move (for some personal reasons).
So, any tips on getting through pregnancy or moving to Canada is very much welcome!

41 comments:

Meena said...

Hey Kay!!

Welcome to Canada!! :o) I'm in Toronto too, it'll be to have a blog friend here!

Congrats on the pregnancy :o)

Garam Masala said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Enjoy the coming months, take care of urself and let the husband serve you for a change :-)

KrishnaArjuna said...

Hi Kay,
I came through your blog when visiting some other food blogs. Great recipes. Thankyou.
Congratulations for pregnancy and happy moving(I know from personal experience moving is never easy. gets tougher every time)
Arjuna

Indira said...

Congratulations Kay!

I guessed that you might be pregnant, when you made that lime pickle. :) But didn't mention it because you never know. :)

Enjoy the pregnancy and congrats on the move to Toronto.

Tanuja said...

congrats:))

Gini said...

Wow! Congrats! Dont let the move stress you out a lot. Have a safe pregnancy....

Kay said...

Thanks Meena! Wow, You are in Toronto, too! :) Coooooool!

Thanks GM, :) Poor husband of mine is 'who's cooking' these days.

மதி கந்தசாமி (Mathy) said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

வாழ்த்துகள்!!!

Welcome to Canada.

-Mathy
Montrealer

மதி கந்தசாமி (Mathy) said...

side note: when you said announcements galore. thought you would be moving to your own website..

but, this is much better. :)

-Mathy

Kitchenmate said...

Kay:
Congratulations on the great news.
Pregnancy period is really sweet period. Try to enjoy. Take healthy food, plenty of water, rest and ofcourse do suggested exercise and walking.
During my pregnancy I took Flax seed meal, has got Omega-3-fatty acid, which helps in babies brain and spinal cord development(available at Trader Joe's) and Wheat Germ (available at American grocery stores), has plenty of vitamin E and folic acid. These two, appear like bran which doesn't alter taste or texture of cooked food. I used to add a tsp each in all my cooking, in gravies, curries, kootu, porial,even in chappati flour.
All the best. Have fun, be happy:-)

Ashwini said...

Wow. Congratulations to the soon-to-be mommy. I guess expecting a child wasnt a big enuf change for you, you decided to relocate as well :-)
Good luck

Kay said...

Blogger has been doing some weird things by arranging posts in different order.

Thanks Arjuna, I'll add you to the Indian Kitchens I visit, list. Yep, moving is never easy!

Indira! You knew it? Wow! Yep, I craved for lemon pickles, suddenly. :) Maybe that was a dead give away. Thanks Indira, for your wishes.

Thanks Tanuja.

Thanks Gini. We were planning to move much earlier - Then decided to wait till the end of first semester.

Thanks Mathi, Wow! There are a lot of bloggers in Canada. Would love to meet you all, after I settle down.

Thanks Kitchenmate, I'll look for flax seed meal and wheatgerm at my local health food store. (No TJ around here, sob, sob). I knew these were health foods, but didnt know they were okay (infact, good) to eat during pregnancy. Thanks again. Kitchenmate, I have a question - Is it ok to exercise during the first trimester? American docs say - go for it! And Indian docs/friends say 'No, wait till second trimester begins'. What should I do?

Thanks Ashwini, Yeah, too many big changes... :)

Lera said...

Hey Congratulations! happy Moving to toronto :)

Sury said...

Wonderful news, Kay! Take good care of yourself and like GM said, let yourself be indulged. Here's wishing you very best with the pregnancy and the move :)

Anthony said...

Congratulations Dear.. May you have a very healthy and bouncy Baby ( Not as healthy as me though if you have read my post on my conception on the other blog anthonysmirror.Blogspot.Com)..

And a safe move too..

Kitchenmate said...

Kay:
During my first trimester OB/GYN visit,they gave me book "Stay Healthy during pregnancy", states few set of safe exercises, I followed very few of them, i used to go for walking about 1/2 mile(then it was summer), not more than thaT. Dont over do. You can do lot of exercise and walking during your second trimester and third. The more you workout and walk, then you have really smoother pregnancy. You can mail (karthisentha@gmail.com) any doubts you have, i will tell you if i know. Take care Kay, and again ALL THE BEST.

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Kay... I'm so happy for you.. I got your msg on my mail just today & voila... a good news from your side too... Congratulations !!!!!!!! I just disappeared bcoz of my 9 month old angel who just does not want her mommy to sit on the laptop. She has been recently standing with support & is always upto something. So I have to be alert.

Pregnancy is the best part of a womans life & the best of all is when you will be holding your sweet little baby in ur arms & watch her grow.. Eat well, sleep well, drink a lot of water, listen to a lot of soothing music, keep urself happy, have your prenatals on time, dont miss on ur doctors appointments & most importantly... make an album. Take your pics every month & put those in the album, put pics of ur sonography & then pics of ur baby & her milestones every month after he/she is born. Do register on all baby websites.. they send you wonderful gifts. One of them is americanbaby.com.

Take care & congratulations once again...

Mika said...

Hi Kay- CONGRATS gal! It is a very sweet period. Enjoy it as much as you can. And eat healthy too.

BTW, toronto is a great place to stay too.

Nupur said...

Congratulations Kay! Wishing you the best with the new arrival and the move!

sailu said...

Congratulations.Kay.
Have a safe pregnancy and all the best with your move to Canada.

Puspha said...

Hearty congrats to u Kay. Can imagine howu feel as I have gone thru it once. Eat lots of veg & fruits. Drink plenty of water & drink milk at least once a day. All the very best to u.

paati said...

CONGRATS Kay!& all the best with your move to canada.Take care, bye
paati

paati said...

CONGRATS Kay!& all the best with your move to canada.
Take care.



paati

Kay said...

Thanks Lera, Sury, Anthony (Yep, I've read that story!), Mika, Nupur, Paati(How I missed you!), Sailu, Pushpa. Thanks a bunch for your advices and wishes! :)

Thanks Tina! That's lovely to hear about your 9 month angel, who just started waking on her own! and yes, I like the idea about the album.

Kay said...

Thanks Kitchenmate! I'll start walking slwoly, about half a mile... Thanks for your kind advice.

Anjali said...

Kay, Wow ... too many good things ..congrats on both ur pregancy and move to Canada!! Hope you enjoy your move to Canada. I like moving to different places a lot .. well I think I have been moving quite a bit to say that!;) Take care of yourself and the little one inside you!!

Kay said...

Thanks Anjali! :)

Santhi said...

Congratulations Kay.
I am assuming you a first time momy.
Enjoy the days to come along. Its a wonderful time and its a wonderful feeling to feel the lil one grow.

Lulu said...

hearty congrats, kay. how exciting! all the best with the pregnancy and the big move. looking forward to learning more about toronto from your blog!

Kay said...

Thanks Santhi, Yep, first time to-be-mom here!

Thanks Lulu, I'm excited about Toronto too. :) Havent started enjoying pregnancy yet, maybe when this nasty morning sickness stops.

Menu Today said...

Hello Kay...
CONGTRATS!!!!

Priya said...

Hi Kay, CONGRATULATIONS :) Oh so now i know why u made the pickle ;) And Happy Moving too .

Manisha said...

Kay! Congrats on the great news!! Enjoy your pregnancy as much as you can. The morning sickness will go away soon, I am sure! Eat healthy, drink lots of fluids, think positive thoughts, walk a lot and if you can find a local health club or rec center, join their fitness program which they will adapt for a pregnant woman, based on how far along you are. There are many pregnant women at my local Rec Center working out with other non-pregnant folks.

Good luck with the move, too! Don't do any extra lifting or carrying! Leave that to the hubby and/or the movers. And if the amount of stuff you have to sort through affects your mood, just junk it or give it away to Purple Hearts or the Salvation Army or some such organization that will gladly accept it.

Lots of warm and positive thoughts are flowing your way from me!!

Hugs,
Manisha

Kay said...

Thanks Menutoday, Priya and Manisha!

Manisha, the morning sickness is keeping me busy these days. Will follow your advice from second trimester. And yep, we have started disposing of most of our stuff and furniture ..

Frankie said...

Welcome to Canada!!!
I'm in Vancouver, but we'll still be sisters of sort.
Indulge your cravings and enjoy!
Happy Adventures

www.strikingconnections.com

Anonymous said...

hi kay!!!!!
Congrats....
had time to look at ur blog finally....
keep up the spirit and keep going!!
shall sync up with u soon..
-spark

Kay said...

Thanks Frankie and Anonymous!

James said...

A great place to start is the Moving To Toronto page of the Ontario Tenants Rights website.

GAYATHREE said...

HELLO KAY,
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PREGNANCY & ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR MOVE TOCANADA.JUST CAME THRO YOUR SITE.YOUR RECIPES ARE REALLY WONDERFUL.THANK YOU SO MUCH

Princess Au Contraire said...

What a glorious time in your life! Enjoy your pregnancy-I am sure you can only do that once the morning sickness stops i am told! Indulge your cravings and stay healthy. Good luck on the move!

Anonymous said...

where do you buy amla in toronto, can you please tell me the place?