I’ve Been Keeping a (Kinda Big) Secret

If you follow me on Instagram then you already saw my news yesterday.  For the past few months I have been keeping a big secret from you guys.  I am pregnant! Although you might have already guessed this when there was a lack of posts about wine and wine recs (I can tell you I sure do miss my wine and lets be real my vodka and tequila too).  I can’t tell you how overjoyed we were to find out I was pregnant after our long journey and struggle for baby number two.  Maybe it was cathartic that I wrote about my struggles and that helped take the stress off me but I think most likely this was just God’s grand plan.   I also think each and everyone of you that prayed for us helped.  Prayer makes a difference, I am firm believer in that.   I never in a million years thought it would take me 14 months to get pregnant again, but patience and trusting God’s master plan paid off.  Everything happens for a reason and I strongly believe that.

It has been a long first trimester, after a miscarriage your head is messed up, you worry about everything. I tried to relax but the 12 weeks crept by as I waited to be out of the first trimester.   However I will say this time I did not have that weird feeling I had before when I had my miscarraige, I felt like this pregnancy would stick.   I have been sick this time around,  everything has made me nauseous and it has been hard to eat but in all honestly I welcomed the symptoms with open arms because I felt like it was reassuring that my baby was ok.  After struggling for so long you appreacite every aspect of your pregnancy, even feeling like ass.   One thing I will say, is it is true you show way early with baby number two.  By 11 weeks I had a full on baby pooch.  We just had our big ultrasound this week and everything looked normal.  This is me estactic afterwards (yes,  I totally made Matt snap my picture in a parking lot to document).

We are due in November and the timing could not be better.  I orignally wanted my kids close in age but now I am so happy for the spacing we will have. Sterling gets more independent each day and I know he will be a huge help when the baby comes.  Plus this sweet baby is going to have two cousins within 9 months of him or her.  We are thankful beyond belief.  God’s timing is perfect.

Don’t worry this won’t turn into a baby blog,  but I will share some baby things I discover along the way and bump fashions of course.  I am pretty anti- maternity clothes so I will be working with my closet and buying a few regular pieces that can be worn while pregnant and post baby.  Get ready for some major bump styling.

Thank you all for your prayers and continued support.  I have no doubt all your prayers helped.  and for those of your still trying, stay strong and don’t give up.  It takes alot of patience and it is hard but stay positive and trust in God.  He has a plan for all of us sometimes the timing is just different from what we imagined.


I am signing off til next week to spend some time with family as we celebrate my grandfather’s life.  Have a fabulous weekend dolls!
xoxo

131 Comments

  1. May 16, 2013 / 11:27 am

    Congratulations!!!! Oh, the power of prayer.

  2. May 16, 2013 / 11:29 am

    Congratulations!! Such exciting news! Can't wait for your preggo fashion posts!

  3. May 16, 2013 / 11:33 am

    Congratulations! God is so good! I am so happy for you!

  4. May 16, 2013 / 11:34 am

    Congratulations!! I was so excited for you yesterday when I saw your pic. There are 3 years between my first and second and trust me it is a perfect size space especially for your sanity!!

  5. May 16, 2013 / 11:37 am

    All in His time! Congratulations!

  6. May 16, 2013 / 11:42 am

    So happy for you! And just think, you'll be able to have wine in time for the holidays! 😉

  7. May 16, 2013 / 11:43 am

    So happy for you! And just think, you'll be able to have wine in time for the holidays! 😉

  8. May 16, 2013 / 11:43 am

    His timing is always perfect—that is truth…but I am with you–it is SO hard to fully trust in that. So so happy for you!!! Congratulations!!

  9. May 16, 2013 / 11:49 am

    Praise God!!!! I am so happy for you. I've been reading your blog for quite a while now and I really enjoy it. Sorry for lurking so long. Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy!!!

  10. May 16, 2013 / 11:49 am

    Congratulations!!! You are truly blessed – God is good! Much love to you and your beautiful family!!!

  11. May 16, 2013 / 11:50 am

    Congrats my darling!! You will be rocking pregnancy like none other!!

  12. May 16, 2013 / 11:51 am

    We are due in November too, after quite the wait. Praise God! Cant wait to get lots of maternity style help from you! Congrats!

  13. May 16, 2013 / 11:55 am

    Congratulations! I can relate to the terror of the first tri after a loss, glad everything is looking perfect and hop you start feeling better soon!

  14. May 16, 2013 / 11:55 am

    Canot wait to follow along in your pregnancy adventures! So so excited for you. Congratulations!

  15. May 16, 2013 / 11:55 am

    This is such wonderful news!!! CONGRATS! God's timimg is perfect

  16. May 16, 2013 / 11:57 am

    Ahh so happy for you my love!

  17. May 16, 2013 / 12:03 pm

    Woohoo!! Congratulations!! So excited for you all! Can't wait to see bump fashion- maternity clohtes are awful but ASOS has some great trendy affordable options!

  18. May 16, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    Good gracious I'm so happy for you guys and your teeny tiny bump is adorable! Praying for you today as you celebrate your grandfather and sending prayers and good vibes for your growing family 🙂 xoxo

  19. May 16, 2013 / 12:15 pm

    So happy for you!!!! I was in a similar situation, now 5wks away from baby number 2! Will you be finding out boy or girl? Any cravings? Will continue to pray for a healthy & easy pregnancy fot you! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  20. May 16, 2013 / 12:25 pm

    Congratulations! That is so exciting!

  21. May 16, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    Congratulations Girl!! Such wonderful news. I know Sterling is going to be one great big Brother!!! Excited to follow your pregnancy journey!

  22. May 16, 2013 / 12:33 pm

    Happy and glowing you are! Sorry to hear about your grandfather but I love how you said "celebrate his life." Perfect!

  23. May 16, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    Congratulations! I think His timing is perfect and you've already got the glow! I miss that 😉

  24. May 16, 2013 / 12:41 pm

    Congratulations!!! It is such a blessing and I feel so happy for your family. My kids are 27 months apart and it is perfect for us. Ella was around Sterling's age when our Leo was born and her independence made all the difference. It is great!

  25. May 16, 2013 / 12:44 pm

    Congratulations! What a happy post – I don't think I've ever seen more joy on your face than in that parking lot. Hooray!

  26. May 16, 2013 / 12:47 pm

    So freaking excited for you Natalie!!! And so happy we can openly chat about this! I kept wanting to say how tiny you still look 😉

  27. May 16, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    So happy when I saw your picture yesterday! What great news! You look beautiful. xox

  28. May 16, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    Mazel Tov – After reading about your struggles, this is so thrilling!

  29. May 16, 2013 / 12:57 pm

    Congratulations, Natalie! I can't wait to see all the new baby updates and maternity style posts!

  30. May 16, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    awww, i got goosebumps reading this! isn't it beautiful how the timing worked? god is looking out for you, lady! congratulations to you, matt, and sterling! 🙂 xoxo

  31. May 16, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh! i have been following your blog for quite sometime and aboslutely love everything you do. seeing you open up about your struggle to become pregnany really hit home and made my heart hurt for you. to see this wonderfully exciting news brings so much job to my life for you. congrats to your sweet little family-you have been blessed.

  32. May 16, 2013 / 1:08 pm

    How awesome for you! Congratulations. 🙂

  33. May 16, 2013 / 1:13 pm

    YAY! Congrats Natalie. I have been following your story and I am so excited for you:)

  34. May 16, 2013 / 1:13 pm

    Congratulations!!!! That's so awesome.
    From what you said it seems like I'm about a week behind you… I sent you a rambling email after your initial post about your miscarriage and then BAM, I got pregnant too. This is my first so I'm really going to need these styling tips bad… especially with this Charleston heat. I already have a pooch and am struggling for cute outfits for work. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
    So so happy for you!

  35. May 16, 2013 / 1:19 pm

    I am just so excited for y'all, Natalie! God works in mysterious ways! 🙂

  36. May 16, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    Congrats, so truly happy for you. I am struggling to get pregnant for the second time as well. It has been 14 months ironically and just fpund out this morning it didn't happen this month, but I feel more determined to stay positive after reading your post. I know you will have a wonderful pregnancy and I have faith I have the same thing in my future. 🙂 take care

  37. May 16, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    Congrats girl! You're going to be the cutest!!! SO SO happy for you and have kept you in my prayers. Enjoy your weekend and sorry to hear about your grandfather.

  38. May 16, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    Oh my goodness – I'm so so so happy for you and your family. Congrats, girl. This is the best news I have heard all week. YAY

  39. May 16, 2013 / 1:52 pm

    Yay! Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family! And you couldn't look any cuter! Your belly is so cute already! My two pregnancies were so different too. Maybe you are having a girl.

    Congratulations again Natalie!

  40. May 16, 2013 / 1:53 pm

    Fantastic news – congratulations!!

    It's funny – when you posted about your struggles, it inspired me to post about ours, also in February. Lo and behold – I got pregnant that month too. Something about sharing it with the universe just totally relaxed me and, voila! I'm due in November also, second trimester today!

    You know I will be following along for maternity fashion!

  41. May 16, 2013 / 1:54 pm

    Congratulations Natalie! You have this new momma tearing up! I am soooooo happy for you. Sterling is going to be such an incredible big brother! Xoxo

  42. May 16, 2013 / 1:56 pm

    Congratulations Natalie! You have this new momma tearing up! I am soooooo happy for you. Sterling is going to be such an incredible big brother! Xoxo

  43. May 16, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    Congratulations; so happy for you guys!

  44. May 16, 2013 / 2:01 pm

    I continue to be inspired by how open and honest you are with your posts! Congratulations on the baby and on maintaining such a healthy, positive attitude through the struggles!

  45. May 16, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    This news just made me so incredibly happy for you. Congrats to your family!

  46. May 16, 2013 / 2:16 pm

    Congratulations girl!! SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOUR SWEET FAMILY!

  47. May 16, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    I'm so happy for you! Congratulations and I can't wait to hear about the journey!

  48. May 16, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    (I follow your blog daily as part of my morning "blog-reading" ritual and it is one of my faves!)

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! I'd love to see how you style yourself over the next upcoming months – I'm sure you have great mommy-to-be style as well. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

  49. May 16, 2013 / 2:23 pm

    awww YAY!!! Congratulations to your beautiful family! Sterling will be a great big brother!

  50. May 16, 2013 / 2:24 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS NATALIE!!! I am so so thrilled for you and your family!! The power of prayer and opening up to the universe is truly an astonishing thing. I applaud you for sharing your journey! Can't wait to see your bump style!

  51. May 16, 2013 / 2:36 pm

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you!! God bless you and your growing family!!

  52. May 16, 2013 / 2:50 pm

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

  53. May 16, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    I am truly over the moon happy for you Natalie! I just said a prayer for you the other day that you would be blessed with another beautiful baby. I love that you trust in God. Cant wait to see what you are having!!

  54. May 16, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    Yay I'm so happy for you! I am also pregnant and due Nov. 7th…when are you due?? I remember reading your post about your struggles with getting pregnant and I was trying to get pregnant right at that time too. I think I got pregnant right after that, but I've been following your blog hoping that you'd have good new to announce soon! Can't wait to follow along with you 🙂

  55. May 16, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    Congratutlations!!! God is so good and everything happens in its on time!!!

  56. May 16, 2013 / 3:07 pm

    It's official!!!! SOOO beyond excited for you!!! Can't wait to follow along! And I'm sure I'm biased, but I can't wait to see and hear all about it!!!

  57. May 16, 2013 / 3:11 pm

    Congratulationssss! God is good…VERY good. Never losing faith in Him and what He has in store for you is key. You have such a cute little belly! My 2nd I showed way early too, but don't let it discourage you – growth is good. Can't wait to hear more about Baby #2 on the blog. xoxo http://www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

  58. May 16, 2013 / 3:49 pm

    So happy for you Natalie, congrats to you and your family! You are so right when you say that God's timing is perfect, everything always works out like it's supposed to! Sterling is such a doll, so fun that he's going to be a big brother! Can't wait to follow along with your pregnancy! xo

  59. May 16, 2013 / 4:21 pm

    That's wonderful news!! So happy for you!!

  60. May 16, 2013 / 4:23 pm

    So happy for you guys! This is wonderful news 🙂 Can't wait to see you style that cute baby bump!

  61. May 16, 2013 / 4:33 pm

    SO excited for you! God works in mysterious ways 🙂 Congratulations!

  62. May 16, 2013 / 5:21 pm

    I always read your blog but have never commented. I was so happy to see your news! All the best to you & your family.

  63. May 16, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    Natalie I am so happy for you! Fantastic fantastic NEWs!!!

  64. May 16, 2013 / 5:29 pm

    Congrats! I can't wait to see how you style maternity clothes and the nursery.

    You should do a post on what your eating + if you are still keeping up your running? I'd love to hear if anything has changed (more calories?) and what your plans are with those 2 things. I'm nosy and like to think ahead for when we are at that point. 🙂

  65. May 16, 2013 / 5:33 pm

    HOOORAY!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you and your fam, Natalie!!! Congratulations!

  66. May 16, 2013 / 5:39 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you! God's timing is always perfect.

  67. May 16, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    So excited for you! I'm due in November too, so will be fun to read along the way and takes tips on your style. Congrats again! EA

  68. May 16, 2013 / 6:23 pm

    A big congratulations!!! So exciting. I'm due November 8th with my first 🙂 so excited to find another blogger due around the same time. We basically have no idea what we are doing lol! Can't wait to see your maternity fashion ideas.

  69. May 16, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    Congratulations! Hope you have an easy 2nd and 3rd trimester!

  70. May 16, 2013 / 7:18 pm

    Congrats Natalie!! So happy for you and your family!!

  71. May 16, 2013 / 7:47 pm

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY! Congrats mama!!! I must have been slippin on instagram!

  72. May 16, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    Congratulations Natalie! That is such wonderful news. Sterling is going to be a great big brother.

  73. May 16, 2013 / 8:06 pm

    I am so happy for you Natalie!!! That is fantastic news!!

  74. May 16, 2013 / 10:32 pm

    Congratulations!! Love how perfect God's timing is. Can't wait to see how great you style the bump!

  75. May 16, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    Congratulations Natalie!! I smiled so big at your wonderful news!! xo

  76. May 16, 2013 / 10:36 pm

    Congratulations Natalie!! I am thrilled for you and your precious family!! Prayers for a happy and healthy pregnancy!! xo

  77. May 16, 2013 / 11:57 pm

    congratulations! 🙂 hope you enjoy the rest of your pregnancy 🙂

  78. May 17, 2013 / 1:11 am

    Congratulations! You look absolutely beautiful and I couldn't be happier for your growing family. I wish you a very healthy pregnancy. 🙂

  79. I've already gushed about this on Insta, but I'm so friggin' excited for you!!! We have *5 years* in between #2 and this #3, so I'm actually really excited to have a tiny baby around again, I feel like I won't be quite so overwhelmed this time (c; Congrats girl and that is the cutest baby bump around!!!

  80. May 17, 2013 / 2:17 am

    Congrats! That's such great news!!! So happy for you and can't wait to see all the posts about your pregnancy!

  81. May 17, 2013 / 2:18 am

    Congrats! That's such great news!!! So happy for you and can't wait to see all the posts about your pregnancy!

  82. May 17, 2013 / 2:31 am

    positively tickled for you!!! you're so right about God's timing. i've been thinking a lot about your post that included God's 3 answers to your prayers. still waiting to hear what our answer is. meanwhile, i'm THRILLED for you!!

  83. May 17, 2013 / 4:28 am

    Hello Natalie! nice to know it, you are right about the prayers and we all will pray for you. want to hear from you about how you feeling. xo
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    Architectural Stone

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  85. May 17, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    Natalie, I so enjoy reading your blog & had to say Congratulations! You and your family deserve every good thing that comes your way. Enjoy every moment!

  86. May 17, 2013 / 4:19 pm

    Natalie! Congrats on your new bundle of joy! My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 1 year and with 3 miscarriages it can get sort of sad at times. Seeing your bump makes me smile and I can only hope for that one day!!

  87. May 17, 2013 / 4:48 pm

    I love reading your blog and don't think I have ever seen a cuter kid than your little boy! Congrats on baby #2. I am nowhere close to baby or husband or any of that but reading all these blogs gives me hope I can have all of that someday.

  88. May 17, 2013 / 5:24 pm

    A million congratulations – so happy for you and your family!

  89. May 17, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    Woohoooo!!! God is is, so good and faithful. I'm so happy for your, N! This little baby is one blessed babe. Thank you, Jesus!

  90. May 18, 2013 / 12:02 am

    So excited for y'all! What a blessing!

  91. May 18, 2013 / 6:51 pm

    Congratulations on your wonderful baby news! God is good!

  92. May 18, 2013 / 11:49 pm

    Congrats!! That is some amazing news!! Happy for ya!!

  93. May 19, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    Congrats! So happy for you!!

  94. May 19, 2013 / 11:02 pm

    congratulations!!! so happy for your little family!!!

  95. May 20, 2013 / 3:00 am

    So happy for you Natalie. I have been following your blog and although we have never met I feel like I know you. Congratulations!!!!

  96. May 20, 2013 / 3:00 am

    So happy for you Natalie. I have been following your blog and although we have never met I feel like I know you. Congratulations!!!!

  97. May 20, 2013 / 3:42 am

    I am way behind on the well wishes… but I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! You are such an adorable mom and I know you are so good at it. I'm glad you are getting to go through the whole process again. XOXOXO

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  99. May 20, 2013 / 6:32 pm

    Congrats, Natalie!!! Such amazing news!!! Best wishes and can't wait to see more baby updates.

  100. May 20, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, how exciting! Congratulations! xxx

  101. May 20, 2013 / 8:27 pm

    What wonderful news! I'm very happy for you and your family, and it will be a such a special thing to see all those cousins playing together! Cousins always seem to be our "first" friends 🙂

  102. May 20, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    So thrilled for you! I've been following your blog and your post about your miscarriage resonated with me. We're still trying for a successful first pregnancy and sometimes I just want to scream/wonder what God's plan is for us. Your post gives me hope and I'm genuinely thrilled for you. God bless!

  103. June 27, 2013 / 3:48 pm

    Just found your blog! I know exactly what you mean by "having a feeling". When I found out I was pregnant, it just didn't feel right. Something told me I would have a miscarriage and two weeks later, I did. Most horrible feeling in the world. So happy it worked this time 🙂 we are trying!

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