Wow! Thank you for all the love yesterday!! We are overwhelmed with all the support and couldn’t be happier to finally share the news with you all. I will say, it was nice to have a little secret though for a while. Something that we could just share with family and friends.
I will be 17 weeks at the end of this week. We are going strong in the 2nd trimester. I have finally started feeling a tad bit better in the last few days. I had a rough few months. I had a relatively easy first couple weeks of being pregnant and then around 9 weeks it was downhill from there. I feel like there are 2 kinds of ladies in the first trimester. The ones that throw up a lot and can’t look at anything to eat and the ones that have to stuff their face every 2 seconds to stop from feeling sick. I am a stuff your face kind of girl. If I didn’t eat constantly I thought I was going to hurl. The only thing that really got me through a lot of it was running. The days I would go running were always my best days. My midwife said it was totally ok for me to keep it up so I was very proud when we ran the half marathon a few weeks back. 13 miles on 13 weeks. I have definitely tapered back milage a lot since then but working out is still something that makes me feel my best.
Being pregnant with a toddler is probably one of the hardest things ever. I thought it was bad when it was just myself last time. Ha! Funny how perspective changes. I am sure if and when we are ever pregnant with a 3rd I will think that is the hardest thing ever. I will look back at being pregnant with a toddler as a joke. There is just no time to be tired or not feel good. You kind of have to suck it up and put on a good momma face and go play with your full of life little one. It helps having an amazingly supportive husband that will let you rest when he gets home from work though. I am looking forward to getting more energy back soon.
We really are just so excited to grow our little family. To become a family of 4. We watch Rowan play with other kids and feel so much joy to be able to give her a brother or sister to play with.
Yellow Lace Top: Forever 21 (similar)
Petticoat Skirt: Modcloth (c/o a very long time ago)
T-Strap Wedges: Banana Republic
Necklace: c/o Modcloth
Dress: Vintage (from a friend)
SO adorable! you look gorgeous and congrats!
I just have to say congratulations again! I felt the same way when I was pregnant with our second son — everything felt impossible because I either didn’t feel well or I was extremely tired. And, yes, being pregnant with your third with two littles running around is ‘worse’ in the sense that you’re even more tired.
One of my close friends is pregnant with her third, and we were reminiscing about how nice it is to be pregnant with a first baby, because you can be lazy when you want to be lazy.
Congratulations Jen!! I’m so happy for you and that was the best baby announcement ever!! i mean ever!! I’ve watched you go from being a teacher and wife to amazing mother. I have learnt so much from you about life, family and especially marriage. I’m so excited for you (no words to describe). Congratulations!! and thank you for setting excellent example of what life really should be 🙂 XOXO
Congratulations! I know outgoing little Rowan will be a great big sister! xo!
aww congrats Jen!!!! so exciting! 😀
Oh wow congratulations Jen, Kev and Rowan! I just watched the video and it was AMAZING!! You guys are the sweetest family, the new baby is very lucky 🙂 xxx
Congrats to all three of you! It’s crazy how happy you can feel for someone you don’t even know, yet, here I am; so, so happy for you :). Your little one is so lucky to be coming to such a sweet family.
This is going to be such a huge adjustment for Rowan…wow. Keep a close eye on that baby once it arrives!
Congratulations to your adorable little family! I’ll be sending you happy, healthy thoughts 🙂
I’m so happy for you! I was one of those stuff-your-face-to-keep-from-being-sick moms-to-be. It got worse with each pregnancy, so I really understand. Best of luck!
Congratulations Jen! This is so exciting! I am wishing you the best in the next stages of your pregnancy and can’t wait to see your family’s newest addition.
I read you from Argentina. Your blog is the first one I’ve ever read in a foreign language, you introduce me to a lot of blogs I read everyday now. I started reading you at the beggining of your first pregnancy and I really apreciate you and love little Cheeta. I wish you the best and I can’t wait to start seeing again the every week post about your growing belly as you did with Rowan.
Lot of love from here!!! and I`m sorry for all the spelling mistakes!!
Congratulations! And hang in there!
Congrats!!! You are so cute!!
wow i am a runner too and i am so happy to hear that you ran a half at 13 weeks! thanks so much for sharing! congrats again!!!
I’m also pregnant with #2 and have a 2-year-old, and completely feel that it is the hardest. thing. EVER! I look back on being pregnant with #1 and going to bed at 8:00pm and taking naps and laugh that I didn’t know how good I had it. Hang in there!
Congratulations! Love the video, so creative and bright! Perfect for celebrating a new baby, really.
Yay Congratulations! I’m going to learn a lot from you, I’m sure. I have a 13 month old baby girl and I’m not pregnant yet, but I’m hoping in the near future. Hoping, but scared for the reasons you just mentioned!
OMG! I literaly jumped off my chair! I’m so exited for you guys, you seem to me as amazing parents, and I love Rowan so much so I’m so happy for the new baby on the way! Congrats for running the marathon while pregnant, that’s beyond admirable! Can’t wait for all the baby bump cuteness to start, cause that one last pic of you made me swoon!
Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries
Congratulations to you and your lovely family! I love reading your blog and hope that one day myself and my partner having a family of our own as happy as yours. X
girl i do not even know why you are pressing your skirt down as if there is any belly to even show!
i felt sure it was a girl, but now your queasiness has me rethinking. i’ve thought boys tend to make their mamas sicker. i dunno, i think i still think you’ve got a second girl.
i know how cornbally it sounds, but nobody reminded me. even if you have to turn on sesame street and just sit, soak up the minutes with just you & your cheetah babe. if you’re anything like me, having to watch kev or somebody else “do” rowan while you’re healing & tending to baby 2 will be the hardest part.
aw congrats! I bet you’re both so excited
I’m so happy for you, I’m also pregnant (13 weeks). I can’t wait to see what you have in store for the blog during this pregnancy. I always loved your outfits posts from your last pregnancy. I’m so jealous, I wish food sounded yummy to me. I can’t even look at food right now.
Congratulations! What great pictures!
woohooooo congratulations!! 🙂
Awwe- Congrats! what a cute way to share the news and I love your lace top- I can’t get over lace this year. I want it on everything I wear. Congrats again!
Oh! Congratulations! I have been a lurker reading your blog for a while and this is lovely news. As a mother of a toddler a bit younger than Rowan I am very daunted by the idea of being pregnant with a toddler at the moment. Hopefully I can get over that fear soon enough! Congrats again!
Woo Hoo! CONGRATS! The video made me smile.
jen, you are absolutely beautiful. i mean, wow!
We are SO happy for you!! Levi watched that video over and over and kept asking “more” with his little signsâ€¦You guys are gonna do awesome. Sorry it was a rough 1st tri–but you’re on your way now!
huge congrats and I wish you both the best health!
i cannot believe you ran 13 miles while pregnant! youre one heck of a lady 🙂
I’ve been following the blog for quite some time now and wow!! This is amazing news! Congratulations on having another little one!
And since I’m also pregnant, I’m on every single thing you post! I’m 14 weeks along now with our first child. Been sick the whole first trimester and finally feeling a little better. Cheers to us!
Congratulations!!!! Very happy for you and your family! <3
The part in the video where Rowan is walking along the tracks and bopping her head back and forth is the cutest thing ever! Congrats again to you both (or should I say all 3 of you)!
Congratulations!! Very exciting!
My girls are 20 months apart and I thought my second pregnancy was the toughest. Hang in there. Once that baby is here, it will seem like a piece of cake, most of the time. And to make up for the times you’d like to yank your hair out, you see the two of them naturally snuggle while reading a book or watching a movie and you’ll wonder why you ever wanted to pull you hair out.
Such a blessing!
Congrats Jen!! I’m a stuff-your-face type too : ) And I agree on everything you said about the toddler part! I’ve read your lovely blog for years and we were prego @ the same time with my son & your Rowan, and now I’m 13 weeks with our #2! It’ll be fun to watch you going through everything just a bit ahead of me. I’ve gotta be honest….I’m scared of the next phase!! lol! (but excited too)
Congratulations! I am so happy for you 3… You make a beautiful family.
I’m pregnant for the first time… 22 weeks by now… and trying to enjoy every moment of it. Your posts have always been an inspiration.
Hugs from Argentina!
Congratulations to whole family and greetings from Finland! 🙂 I love your blog.
watch out… it may be a family of 5 if you get twins… 😉 Ha. I had that shocker at 13wks randomly, but wouldn’t have found out until 20 if I hadn’t asked for an early u/s.
EEEEEK! 😀 I saw that you had tweeted to Melissa, asking about her double stroller and saying that you needed one now, too. Of course I had to zoom on over here and see if there was an announcement.
Congratulations! 😀 Although I generally only lurk, I am so happy for your growing family. Rowan will be such a sweet big sister. 🙂
Jeepers you don’t look 17 weeks! I’m so envious that you can still wear clothes with a waist band, haha!
All the best for bubba #2.
If it’s any consolations…I felt more tired during my 2nd pregnancy than during my 3rd…I think by the third one you already know what to expect ( i.e. managing a kid while you are pregnant) and it doesn’t seem as tiring…that probably makes no sense. hahaha! Anyway..congrats again. And of course you look amazing..:-) I hope some day we can make it out to the East Coast and I can actually meet you all in person…Jenni and Toby have spoken so highly of all of you…:-)
What wonderful news. I was due a week ago with my second (first one is 20 months)… still pregnant… Many congrats to you and your family. Watch how fast this pregnancy flies by!!
Ashley @ The Stork and The Beanstalk
So sweet, Jen! This is such great news. I am looking forward to hearing more stories as the journey continues!
Congrats! That is so exciting!
I love the “B”s in that photo. Did you make them yourself? I also LOVE your outfit!
SUPER Exciting!!! I think I started following your blog back when you first got pregnant with Rowan. I was pregnant too. I don’t follow too many style blogs, but like to check them out every now & then. When I came across yours, I had to bookmark it. It was so nice to see your “pregnancy style files!” and get ideas from you right when I needed them! I’m pretty sure our girls are about a month apart, so I was right there with you and it was fun. That was my 2nd pregnancy, I have a now 5 year old son as well. And…I’m pregnant again with you! (having my third) how fun is that!? Ha! It is for me.
Anyway- CONGRATS and KEEP ON BLOGGING! I love it! I love the style tips/ideas AND the baby tips/ideas.
P.S. if/when you go for a third: spread them out a little bit 😉 My 5 year old helps tons with the little almost 2 year old, while I lay on the couch! hehe…I don’t know what I would do without him. My toddler girl is as adventurous as it sounds yours is. In to EVERYTHING!
Gah I’m just now seeing this! CONGRATS!!! so happy for you guys 🙂
Congratulations! My girls are only 13 months apart, so yeah, it was rough there for a while. But my oldest has been an awesome big sister right from the start though, and now that they’re older (3 & 4), they keep each other happily amused for hours (bonus!).
I too struggled with feeling nauseous and found that mozzarella sticks, for some strange reason, seemed to work the best for me — i carried them everywhere! (That and shoving Kleenexes up my nose whenever i had to change baby #1’s poopy diapers.)
Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family! I have been ready the blog for a long time now, admiring and learning from your awesomely creative mom-skills. Now I am 12 weeks pregnant myself and so hoping that you’ll be doing some maternity style posts! It will be so fun to follow along with you.
aww congrats, so exciting!! & so fun to see that little belly peeking out! You look radiant & so does the whole family.
Congrats!!! I started following your blog when we were both preggo with our first kids. I now have a 4m old as well as my 20m old. It’s definitely a lot to juggle, but I, personally, wouldn’t have it any other way. Yay for your and your family!!!
congrats! this is such wonderful news. I love reading your blog and it’s so fun to see your family grow and change. Just wondering if you plan to blog about your current cloth diaper situation. I’ve appreciated your past posts & am looking for follow-up as you will transition to two kiddos soon.
Ure amazing i love this outfit
I was def both of those women… stuff your face to feel better or throw up on an empty stomach. Congratulations on baby number two! Cant wait to read about the pregnancy and everything.