My Life Lately…

by Erica Dinho on October 21, 2010

I want to apologize to all of my readers for not posting as often these past couple of months and to my blogging friends for not visiting your blogs as often. I do have a couple of pretty good excuses though…

I have some news that I’ve been meaning to share with you for a while now, but I just haven’t had the time to write even a short post such as this.

Okay guys, here it is… I am expecting my second baby and I had a difficult first trimester. It was really hard to cook, go to the market and even talk too about food.

The second excuse is that I started I new job at the same time! But I am feeling a lot better lately and am cooking again and I promise that I will be posting more often. I’m deeply grateful to you all for reading my blog day after day.


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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa October 21, 2010 at 10:37 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What WONDERFUL news. Glad you’re feeling better. Sounds like lots of wonderful “news!”


2 Lynda October 22, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Congratulations Erica!!!! So glad that you are feeling better now and hope you are enjoying your new job too. Don’t overdo and don’t worry about blogging as often. Just take care of yourself and your little one.


3 Anne October 22, 2010 at 12:52 AM



4 Danielle October 22, 2010 at 1:11 AM

Omg!!!Congratulations! How exciting. Sorry you had a rough time in the beginning but glad you’re feeling better. Don’t pressure yourself…just post when you can, at your leisure. And keep us updated on how everything is while you’re talking to us about food :)


5 Chris October 22, 2010 at 4:16 AM

Congrats!!! I know just how much craziness happens with that!! LOL Just had our little girl last month, my wife felt REALLY bad for the first 2 months, bad morning sickness, migraines, all that.

Hope you’re doing well, my wife was told that Acetimenphen is the only painkiller you can take while pregnant that is safe for the baby. So if you get headaches like my wife did, that can help, but no more than 800mg, or 8 pills a day.


6 Lucia October 22, 2010 at 7:23 AM

Congratulations! You do have a lot of news!


7 Simply Life October 22, 2010 at 8:11 AM

Congratulations! I hope things go well and can’t wait to hear updates!


8 Lyndsey October 22, 2010 at 9:37 AM

Congratulations! That excuse is good enough for us! Besides as long as you come back, you can give us any excuse!


9 Melanie October 22, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Congratulations Erica. Glad you are feeling better. Have a great weekend.


10 norma October 22, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Felicidades…I was wondering what was going on. I am so happy for you and your family.

Take care of yourself first and know that we are always here for you….


11 Diana October 22, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Congratulations!!! Hope you have a healthy and happy pregnancy.


12 Soma October 22, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Congrats Erica!! What a wonderful news.

I know I am guilty for not visiting you and not being able to blog hop.. i must have missed something.

wow.. happy for you girl :-) take care and wish u all the best.


13 Maryut October 22, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Congratulations Erica for your second pregnancy, hope it’s smooth sailing from now on. I thoroughly enjoy your blog and have prepared several of your dishes; all of them turn out beautifully. I recommend your recipes to my daughter who being a Colombiana loves the food from her native Valle del Cauca but also likes to try anything new, but her Spanish has gotten a bit rusty.(Un abrazo desde Suecia)


14 viviana October 22, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Congratulations Erica! It’s good to hear the good news! Hope you’re feeling much better now, and keep up the good mama-work!


15 Erica October 22, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Thank you guys for the wonderful comments :)


16 Joan Nova October 22, 2010 at 5:26 PM

You’re the second blogger I follow who just announced the ‘happy’ reason for not blogging so often lately. A second baby is wonderful — I didn’t know there was a first. Best wishes to you and your family!!


17 Beatriz October 22, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Congradulations! That is such wonderful news.


18 Wendy E October 22, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Wonderful – Congratulations!


19 Velva October 22, 2010 at 7:59 PM

YEAH!!!! Erica, that is so awesome. I am really happy for you!!!! I hope that you will keep us posted on your progress.


20 Lisa October 22, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Whoo-hoo! So very pleased for you and your family. :)


21 Chris October 22, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Well that is great news! And don’t fret about not posting. My sister didn’t cook, couldn’t even be in the house while cooking was going on, while she was pregnant. Take your time and best of luck. We’ll have you in our RSS feeds when you get back to posting.


22 Joy October 22, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Exciting news Erica. But no wonder you have been exhausted! Look after yourself and that little growing baby. Lucky child to have such beautiful food all around!


23 yolanda October 22, 2010 at 11:14 PM

Congratulations Erica, what a wonderful time for you and your family. I was not able to even make coffe in the morning when I was pregnant ( and I’m a catering chef) so I know how you feel, I’m glad you feel better, good luck on your new job; do not woek to hard, take good care of your new baby. May God bless you..


24 Chef E October 23, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Yes, Chris is right we have the RSS feed, and I am sooo slow about coming over, but it sits there staring at me each day, lol, and hey I am about to give birth to my first short story and poetry book, so I can relate, the nausea is almost to much to bare!

LOL, well seriously after two kids and twenty something years later, I feel sick, it reminds me of being pregnant but I have to cook, or hubby will starve!

I wish you so much happiness and many days of feeling great!


25 Sandra October 23, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Congrats, Erica. God bless you


26 Sandra G. October 23, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Congtatulations Erica! God Bless You And Your Family!


27 Angie October 23, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Congrats Erica! SO happy for you!


28 Christine @ Fresh Local and Best October 24, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Congratulations Erica!!! You do have a lot on your plate! One of those changes would have a lot. I can’t wait to hear about how your pregnancy progresses!


29 Oysterculture October 24, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Woohoo! Congratulations. I am so happy for you what wonderful news, and I hope that the second trimester is going much better.


30 rebecca subbiah October 24, 2010 at 4:16 PM

congrats thats wonderful hugs Rebecca


31 Sophie October 25, 2010 at 3:58 AM

Congratulations, dear Erica on your 2nd babay & on the new job too!! Yeah!!!


32 ella October 25, 2010 at 6:55 PM

Congratulations and thank you for your blogs, my boyfriend is columbian and we live in a small seaside town in england so as you can imagine I need as much inspiration as possible, he misses his mums cooking so I am trying my best to bring a bit of colombia to cornwall x


33 Ivy October 26, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Erica, that’s great news. Congratulations both for your pregnancy and new job. I am very happy for you and there is no need to apologize. I haven’t been around much either as I am determined to finish my book but I always try and comment back whenever I get a comment.


34 Muneeba October 26, 2010 at 7:37 PM

What wonderful news, Erica!!! Congrats on the pregnancy and the new job! That first trimester can be a real bitch, huh?? Well, now that u’re past it, time to pig out to your heart’s content :)


35 Adriana October 27, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Felicitaciones Erica!! y suerte en tu nuevo trabajo!


36 Erica November 1, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Thank you all!!!!


37 Dolph November 3, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Congratulations on being a mom for the second time. I am new to your site but I am enjoying it very much. Six months ago I made a friend in Cali and this is my first Colombian friend. Thanks again for sharing your recipes.


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