Baby and Cookbook News :)

All kinds of fun to spill today. As most of you know, I have my first cookbook coming out this year, you can peek and even pre-order on Amazon HERE Barnes & Noble HERE. It has been an amazing process that I feel so blessed to be apart of. At first, the release date was going to be September 19th, but we have to bump that date one month to October because……

The Picky Palate family will be having another baby in September also! As some of you know, my youngest is almost 7 years old, so I haven’t done this whole pregnancy thing in a while…not to mention I’m no spring chicken. I am 35 years old! The funny thing is, we have been trying for another baby for almost 2 years and this little one decides to come the same time as the cookbook. Looks like he will fit in perfectly with my boys 🙂  Yes, I did say he. We will be having a 3rd boy!

Kind of funny how you seem to forget how miserable the first trimester is. Seemed like an eternity of nausea, but I am happy to say, I made it through all of that and am feeling great at 18 weeks. Those of you who follow me on Instagram do not have to ask me any longer how I stay so skinny, I’m eating for 2 now, ok? Lol!

This is going to be quite an exciting end of 2012 for our family, I am so excited to share it with you!

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  1. Excellent web site. Plenty of helpful info here. I am sending it to several pals ans also sharing in delicious.

    And of course, thanks for your sweat!

  2. Jenny

    I’m a little late to this party but congrats on the baby!! I had to laugh at your “spring chicken” comment. My other son is 9 yrs old and I just had our second son in January (and p.s. I’m 34 too. believe me it’s definitely a game changer after you get used to one child being more on his own. But it is such a wonderful blessing too!

  3. Aubry

    Congratulations on the baby Jenny! (And the cookbook for course, but I already pre-ordered that). I am so excited for you and hope the rest of the pregnancy and delivery is smooth sailing.

  4. I am SUCH a fan of your site and came by (again) but somehow had missed this!
    As a Momma of 3 (under 7) I am SO excited for you!
    So here’s a big ol’ congrats to you…your husband and those boys! Babies are the BEST ever!

    Hugs, Leah

  5. Kim in MD

    Congratulations on the cookbook and your pregnancy! Wow…you are going to have an exciting September! I’m so happy for you, and can’t wait to receive my copy of your cookbook!

  6. Congratulations! I just had a baby almost a year ago and there is a six year gap between my second and third. I keep worrying that it will be too much. But it has been so fun and so much easier this time around with the oldest two able to help a little more. I’ve enjoyed this baby so much since it isn’t the arrangement it was before with a toddler and baby. We love her to death and my husband constantly worries I will want a fourth one so the two youngest are close in age like the first two. Enjoy…it will be wonderful and a completely different experience than the previous two! And that third will be spoiled to death by you and the oldest kids. That I worry about the most. πŸ™‚

  7. April Johnson

    Yea! That is exciting news! So happy for you guys. Glad you can stay in the “all boys club”! You get all kinds of sympathy from complete strangers. Hopefully we can get together next time I’m in cali.

  8. Trisha

    I just the post congrats to you and your family! You one of many people I “know” that are having babies this year. Almost makes me wish I was having one…note I said ALMOST πŸ™‚

  9. Libby

    Congrats Jenny!!! What exciting news. We were actually at Disneyland over the weekend. As we were there eating our Dole Whips I thought about you, and then I ran into Diana….of all places. She told me about your excting news. So fun girl! I also ran into Cullen’s dad last month. I haven’t seen him in years. Anyhow, congrats to you guys. Oh, and congrats on your cook book. Yeah!!

  10. Oh me oh my! I’m so happy for you. Three boys. Yikes. That’s sure to be a fun ride. I wish you had told me you had morning sickness. I have a few cures: sniff a lemon, drink lemonade, sometimes salty chips help too. Let me know if you nee any advice in that area!! Again, so happy for you…
    PS: What are you craving???

  11. Jenny this is such wonderful news for you and your family!! I wish you all the best at this fun + exciting time in your lives πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for your book and your BABY BOY!!! xo

  12. Steffanie Phan

    JENNY! CONGRATS! I am so excited for you! I can’t believe I met you almost a year ago and you a pregnant with a third boy! WOOO!

  13. Congratulations!!! I absolutely love your recipes and your comments about your boys. I look forward to hearing about the newest addition, and I wish you much health and comfort in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters!

  14. Wow-big year for you and your family. Congratulations on the new baby and the book! I can’t wait to get my hands on The Picky Palate cookbook!

  15. Victoria

    you ARE a spring chicken! I had my first at 33 and my last three years ago (twins) at 41. Six boys in all…so fun!!!

  16. Congratulations! Such an exciting year for you. I can’t wait to see the cookbook – and of course hear more about this new addition to your family!

  17. Congratulations to you and your family on the upcoming birth! I had my second at 39 and believe me, it’s a blessing and will keep you on your toes. Congratulations, too, on your book. What a great achievement!

  18. Hi, I was your silent reader for years, and decided to leave a comment to celebrate the good news. Congratulation for your pregnancy and the new cook book. I live in Jakarta, Indonesia; and I hope I can find your book in my city.

  19. Carie Reagan

    Congratulations your new addition!! I ordered your book on Amazon back in February and will patiently wait another month πŸ™‚ Good health is much more important!!

  20. Tracy

    Wow, like your family isn’t adorable enough already. I don’t know how you manage everything and always look amazing! Congratulation on your new little someone to love. So excited for your book too! Take care of you!

  21. Marisa

    Congratulations! Ecxited but joyful times ahead with the book and baby coming up! Wishing you and your family the best from the Netherlands! Lots of love.

  22. Nicole

    Congratulations Jenny to you and your family. I had my 3rd child at 35 also! He is now 14yrs old. So happy for you. God bless.

  23. sweetpumpkin

    Congratulations!!! How very exciting! Wishing you and your family blessings with your new addition.

  24. dee

    Congratulations! oh man, both picky-palate AND confessionsofacookbookqueen announcing their pregnancies today! What an exciting day for bloggers! : )

  25. Thesha

    Congratulations,how very exciting! September is a great month to have a baby (well except that you or at least I was, hugely pregnant during the hottest months of the year :)). I am so excited for your cookbook to come out too!

  26. YAYYY!!!! COngrats on everything!!! SO excited for you πŸ™‚ what a lucky newcomer you have to be blessed with as loving as a mother as you are. already excited to see pictures πŸ˜€

  27. Congratulations! What an exciting time for you and your family. I have been reading your blog for quite awhile and love your recipes, The Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies are legendary here:)

  28. Amy C

    Congratulations!! I was already excited about the cookbook, and what a great reason to push off the date for the book! So glad to hear such happy news for you and your family. Glad you’re feeling better!

  29. Amanda

    Congrats to you and your family! I look forward to seeing what indulgnet recipes you post to satisfy your pregnancy cravings πŸ™‚

  30. Zarah Maghirang

    Congratulations! Wow! 3 boys! My hubby and I are possibly thinking of getting pregnant again too (we also have 2 boys currently) We really want a girl this time, but of course, we can’t be 100% sure we’ll get our wish! πŸ™‚

    Anyway, I absolutely love your website and culinary creations! I’ve already tried out several of your(delicious!)recipes, and am always happy when you post new recipes to share, so Thank you! πŸ™‚

    Again, God bless you and your growing family!

  31. Lauren

    Congratulations! I’m 35 and pregnant with our 3rd as well – due in November. I’m going to have 3 under 3…jealous of your spacing! Congrats!

  32. Wow! Great news! And you probably didn’t think you could top the thrill of putting out your first cookbook! I would say that having a baby trumps even that!

  33. Jessica

    What exciting news!!! Congratulations to you and your boys! I’m pregnant with my second son and look forward to being a momma of two little guys. Enjoy this exciting year…and thank you for sharing with us!

  34. Congratulations! My hat is off to you. I will be 35 in a minute and my youngest is three and I couldn’t imagine doing it all over. Congrats on the book too! I will be picking that up in October!

  35. What great news! New baby and book, what a special year! Wishing you much success on your new book and looking forward to reading about your adventures with the new baby in the near future!

  36. Congrats!! I too am the mom of 3 boys and love it. 11,8 &4. Can’t wait to see the new cookbook and try out some of the recipes Best wishes on all your upcoming adventures. Cindy

  37. Kimberli

    Congratulations to you, such an exciting year!!! And yay for more boys – I have 2 myself and couldn’t imagine it any other way!!

  38. Katie W.

    Congratulations!! I have been following your blog forever and love that you will have another precious little boy to help you in the kitchen! I also can’t wait to get my hands on your cookbook, your recipes always turn out wonderful!!


  39. Mary P

    Congratulations! I had my last surprise baby at 42, so know where you are with that! Exciting news, thanks for sharing it with us !

  40. Congratulations on the soon to be addition to your family and for the new book! Such wonderful news! I love your recipes on your blog so I will definitely be purchasing your book.

  41. Yay!! I am so, so excited for you Jenny!! So many exciting things to come this year. I can’t wait to see you and the precious baby bump in June!! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  42. Carol

    A big congratulations to you on your cookbook AND your new addition. What exciting news!

    My daughter’s 2 boys are 7 years apart-Stephen was and IS a huge help with his little brother. I bet your 2 boys are excited for their baby brother to arrive.

    what fabulous news all around. I’m so happy for you. πŸ™‚

  43. Marie in Va

    Congratulations! I had my last baby at 35… You’ll do great! πŸ™‚ And your boys will be so much help!
    I pre-ordered your book last month and can’t wait for it to be released!

  44. Jenny, what amazing news and major congrats!!!!!!! WOW this little bundle of joy is going to have two protective big brothers and so much love in his life πŸ™‚

    Crazy timing but isn’t that the way it always works with things in life!

    So happy for you all!

  45. Bonnie

    CONGRATS!!! I am blessed with two boys and it’s been quite a ride to their adulthood. Your recipes are family favorites…and they are always excited for me to try the latest one. We haven’t been disappointed yet! I will patiently wait for my pre-ordered cookbook πŸ™‚

  46. Ashley W.

    Congrats Jenny! That’s so exciting! I’m also due in September (but a week or two ahead of you since I’m almost 20 weeks) with a boy. Can’t wait to check out the book. πŸ™‚

  47. Congratulations on the Cookbook and the baby! We have 3 boys and there is 5 years difference between #2 and #3. It’s been wonderful! I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  48. Karen

    Congrats! I have three boys too, ages 8, 6, and 7 months. Your two boys are going to love having a baby brother! They are a great age for it. Being pregnant at 35 seemed much harder than at 28, but I survived and couldn’t be happier to have a baby in the family again.

  49. Lori Allberry

    OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS! Jenny, Jenny, Jenny, JENNY! I’m sorry for shouting but I am just so darn excited for you! Yes, everybody asks how you stay so skinny (on Instagram), and how funny, now we all know!!! OMG! This is awesome news!


    I wish you all the best!


  50. Kristen M.

    Jenny congratulations!!!!!!! When I saw your IG comment on Cookbook Queen’s pic last night I had a feeling this would be announced by you today. I am so excited for your families newest addition. My son’s have a 6 year age gap so I understand how you are feeling. It all feels like new experiences again. It took me that many years just to get pregnant a second time so when it happened I was shocked b/c in my mind I had reserved myself to the fact that we would probably only have one child. As you know, boys are wonderful and they have such a special place in their hearts for their mamas. πŸ™‚

    P.S. – I totally looked through your pics last night to see hiding bump pics. LOL!

  51. Congratulations Jenny! That’s so exciting! πŸ˜€ I’m expecting my first right now and I could barely look at food during the entire first trimester. I hope your nausea subsides and you have a happy and healthy rest of your pregnancy! Any advice for the whole birthing thing? I’m only a couple weeks away and TERRIBLY nervous. I just need to binge on some of your cookies and everything will be okay, right? πŸ˜‰ Haha! Again, I’m so happy for you and your family!

  52. Jacks

    What great news!! Congratulations to you and your family! And I can’t wait for the cookbook – I’ve already pre-ordered mine from Amazon! πŸ™‚

  53. Jillian

    congratulations! this is weird since i don’t know you lol, but you always post pics of your boys on your instagram and just yesterday i was thinking ‘i wonder if jenny is going to have any more kids?”…so that’s my weird psychic moment of the week

  54. Congratulations on the two wonderful new additions in 2012!! Good job keeping this secret (well from your regular readers) and may you have an amazing year!

  55. Marcia

    Congratulations, that is wonderful news! I had my last baby at 36, I did find it harder to get off the floor when playing with my other two! I’m very excited for the new cookbook too, there are lots of good things happening at that time!

  56. Baby love!!! Jenny, I’m thrilled for you!! Congratulations to the whole family.

    I can’t believe you kept it a secret for so long. I hope you are feeling well and getting back some of that second-trimester strength back.

    Lots of love ~ A

  57. This is the best post ever!! So many things to celebrate and be joyful about!! Congrats on your book and YAY YAY YAY on your newest miracle!!!

  58. Jennifer G.

    Congratulations on both babies!!! I have two kiddos myself, and am starting to get baby fever again. I hope you have a wonderful and healthy pregnancy!

  59. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so wonderful. Did you know when we were at fbfOrl? I remember telling you about the pomegranate drink at lunch and they way you asked me if there was really alcohol in it made me wonder for a second, but I brushed it off haha. Maybe just a coincidence.

  60. OMG Jenny!!! So incredibly happy for you and your family! I just can’t believe and didn’t even see it coming. (Well, maybe the lighter posting of cooking/baking was a teeny tiny hint…) CONGRATULATIONS!! Xoxo.

  61. Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for your and your family!! Such exciting news, all of it, and I will be sure to get your cookbook when it comes out!! Hugs πŸ™‚

  62. Ok, so I already left a comment on FB and Twitter, but I just have to say Congrats! Such an exciting time. And isn’t it crazy how the timing works?

  63. Yay for the cookbook AND for that precious baby! Such a great year! I am so happy for you my friend! Can’t wait to get our little guys together:) xoxo

  64. Oh my goodness, babies all over the place. I officially have the fever (Shhh, don’t tell my husband!) Many, many congrats to you and your family, Jenny. I am so thrilled for you guys!!

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