Saturday, 11 July 2009

figs after easter

This post won't have anything to do with figs whatsoever. Or food for that matter. It's just that, when you do something so late that it's really no use anymore - say announcing the birth of a baby when said baby is four months old for example - in Flemish the expression for this is 'figs after easter'.

Our baby girl was born on 7 March, a week after her due date. At which point I was convinced we 'missed our window' and she would never ever come out. But that's a whole different story altogether. Delivery was smooth and easy (as was my entire pregnancy), the three of us settled nicely back into some kind of normal life at home and bébé is an absolute joy to have around. She's very alert and inquisitive, and it seems she will be as stubborn as her mummy. Having a baby is a lot of work though, especially when combined with renovating a house and planning a wedding (a combination I do not recommend by the way). It's not that I don't have time to cook or bake - I can't remember how often I have made my chocolate fudge pie in the last few months, it's the easiest cake to make and a real crowd pleaser - but having time to try out new recipes, write, photograph and blog is something else entirely. All the pics on our camera these days are of the little one. But I will try to change that, if only because the world should not be deprived of a recipe for a wonderful chocolate cake.

9 comments:

sweet.molin said...

Congratulations!! :)

Linda (a reader of your blog)

thepassionatecook said...

well done, mummy, and congratulations to an adorable baby! you will have the most awesome time with your little bundle of joy, despite the sleep-deprived nights... i know what i am talking about, having three of those ;-)
liev will never be the same again, but as you've probably found out by now, that's just as well! x

Alisa said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Inne said...

Can't believe anyone still reads my blog!

Linda and Alisa, thank you.

Johanna, thanks! I am enjoying every second with our little one. Life is indeed very different and every outing now requires military planning (and don't get me started on taking a pram on the tube) but I wouldn't have it any other way. Hats of that you still have time to blog with 3 little ones around; I'm happy when I accomplish showering, brushing teeth, doing laundry (lots of laundry) and cooking.

Katie said...

Awww she's gorgeous! Many congratulations

Paula said...

Congratulations! missed your blogging and lovely recipes but you could not have a better excuse. hope you enjoy your time with your new little one

Fuji Mama said...

Oh, I am SO behind! She is absolutely gorgeous! Felicitations!!!

tara said...

A thousand congratulations and well-wishes to you and your family. She's just lovely.

Pille said...

Inne, well, I'm really late to this news. You see, our little girl was due around 5th of March 2009, but rushed into this world on January 30th instead :) It's been a wee bit overwhelming, to say the least :)

Congratulations to your lovely baby girl on her first birthday ;)