Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Big News!!

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Hey loves! I promised I would spill the beans soon enough, and now I finally can!! :) I'm PREGNANT! We are so blessed and could not be more excited to be welcoming a sweet bundle of joy this December! God is good!!!
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{wearing a vintage caftan}


In two days I'll be 14 weeks pregnant, and I am just thrilled to be in the second trimester and feeling like myself again. Once I hit 6 weeks the morning sickness (which I think should be called "all day sickness") came with a quickness! It lasted pretty much all the way until I hit 12 weeks. Everyone told me it would get better once I reached the second trimester, and luckily they were right! I'm finally getting back into blogging and eating the things I love, but for weeks I was feeling miserable. Waking up so early because I was uncomfortable or had to throw up (sorry for the graphic detail). There wasn't a whole lot I wanted to eat. Everything sounded and tasted horrible to me. The only things that kept me satisfied were fruit (especially pineapple, apples, and watermelon), crackers, soup, lemonade, cranberry juice, cheerios, oatmeal, and mac and cheese! After a few weeks I realized that the more I ate the better I would feel. If I had an empty stomach, my nausea would creep up on me so to keep it at bay I constantly munched on snacks while at work (peanut butter and apples, pretzels, yogurt, chex mix etc. etc. etc.). It was hard to even think about anything but feeling better, staying healthy, and of course my full-time job (which I managed to go to everyday without calling in sick, very proud of myself). I actually found it more therapeutic to go to work, rather than to sit on the couch and just feel miserable. Trust me, I was looking rough (even at work... can we say jeans and a polo shirt and a sweater... it was bad). But being around my co-workers and focusing on what jobs needed to get done helped me to get my mind off of feeling sick. For weeks I didn't even want to think about blogging. I was shocked that I didn't even have a desire to even check up on my fave blogs. Once I started to feel better I slowly crept back into posting here and there and visiting my faves to see what they were up to. Now I'm pretty much back to normal, although I want to post at my own pace, enjoy this special moment with my husband, and just enjoy being pregnant! I want to continue to share this fun journey to Mommy-Hood with all of you -- especially styling this growing bump (that seems non-existent right now).

And last but not least, I just want to say THANK YOU to all my amazing followers who constantly offer love and support each and everyday. Ya'll are the reason I continue to blog, and ya'll make it so fun for me! Last year J and I went through a tough time being pregnant and then miscarrying, but now we know God had a plan for us and this moment is meant to be! I feel blessed to have made such great friends through blogging (most of whom I've yet to meet)! Feels good to know I have sweet friends around the world praying for us and offering up words of love and encouragement. Means so much! xoxo!

40 comments:

  1. Congratulations beautiful!
    So happy for you and your family!

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  2. Congratulations!! Very happy for you!

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  3. Congratulations!! This is such a beautiful news!! You must feel on the top of the world right now after the morning sicknesses have disappeared :)
    All the best to you on this journey, it will be great!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  4. Awww Jennifer, CONGRATS to you and the hubs! I had a feeling when I saw BIG NEWS, that's what it was! Couldn't be happier for you! I cannot WAIT to see how you style your little bump, you are going to be the cutest pregnant gal EVER! Enjoy the ride! :)

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  5. Congratulations, doll! So happy for you both! You look radiant in these pics! Glad to hear you are over the rough hump and can look forward to the much joy ahead :)
    P.s. When I saw your post title, I immediately had to read your blog first...haha.
    Xo
    @Cathy_Showan
    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  6. Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful news with us!

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  7. Heeeey!!!! I'm so happy for you! I'm sure that you r very blessed.
    Kisses from Brazil!
    http://fernandahauagge.blogspot.com.br

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  8. Congrats to you and your husband!!

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  9. Congratulations!!!! Pregnancy is a beautiful and strange thing. My last 9 months have been great, and I only wish the same for you! Just remember to relax and take lots of "me" time. And don't buy maternity clothes! I didn't... I just shopped a size larger or went vintage with different styling (no belts!). Be comfortable. :) So excited for you both!

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  10. EEEP!!!! That is SO exciting!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I'm so happy for the two of you, such a blessing :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  11. Congrats! Thanks for sharing how you're doing with us! Stay stylish!

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  12. i had a feeling this was the reason you've been incognito. :) congratulations. so happy it all worked out for you!

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  13. You are going to be the most fabulous, stylish mommy ever!! I'm so proud of you for getting through the first trimester. Trust me, I've been there. I know it's the hardest thing ever. You did well, honey! So happy for you. It's the best kind of love -- just wait, you'll see. Never will you have been so in love. And a December baby like me! What a Christmas gift. Enjoy feeling better and let's collaborate again soon! Maybe a "mommy swap" after the chain gang one... Big hug, Love ya! xx

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  14. Congrats! So happy for you and your hubby. I had a feeling this was the big news :) Can't wait to see your stylish maternity outfits! xo

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  15. Congratulations!! I'm so happy for the two of you! :) I hope you will feel much better now and just enjoy being pregnant. :)

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  16. That is the best news, congratulations to you two.

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  17. SO happy for you!!! What wonderful news!!! :)

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  18. Yayyy, congratulations!!! I am so so happy for you, this is wonderful news, thank you for sharing your happy news, I can't wait to see you grow your little bump!
    Big big congrats,
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  19. Congratulations! Wonderful news. I'm sure you'll craft some amazing maternity looks!

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  20. A huge, congrats and a big fat hug to you both! That's wonderful and I'm just delighted for you!!!

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  21. YAYYY!!! Jen I am soooo thrilled for you guys!!! I am glad to hear you are feeling a little better too! You are going to be the most adorable and stylish pregnant gal and even more fabulous momma!!

    <3 <3 <3
    Amanda
    FashionableeMe

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  22. That is wonderful, Congratulations to you both!!!


    Carsedra of:

    http://www.embracingtherealme.com/

    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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  23. CONGRATS bella!! This is such fantastic news- so happy for the both of you!

    x carlina
    allergictovanilla.com

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  24. Congratulations on your fabulous news!

    Laura xo

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  25. Yay!!!! I'm seriously so happy for you right now Jen! When I opened Bloglovin' and saw your big text heart, I just started smiling. :) I know last time was hard and I figured that you were probably going to wait until the 'safe' point. It's going to be so exciting reading yours and Beth's blogs as you two style your bumps. So happy for you and your hubby and can't wait to read about all your ups and downs with being pregnant! <3 <3 <3

    toni

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  26. Congrats on your great news! I'm sure you're going to be fantastic parents! I'm in a complete different stage of my life with my kids being already 12 and 8 years old, but I will always remember that feeling when I found out I was pregnant and the excitement over the upcoming, new adventure in life.
    I wish you all the best for yours!!
    Style Lounge

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  27. CONGRATS!!!!! when you said you had big news i was secretly hoping that you were pregnant and i was tight :) sending lots of love from across the ocean!

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  28. Congrats on the beautiful addition to the family. What exciting news! :)

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  29. Congratulations doll!!! Enjoy the ride!

    Chelsea
    www.hautechildinthecity.com

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  30. Wow, congratulations! Glad you're over the morning sickness, I practically chuck a tantrum when I'm sick for 3 days, cant even imagine weeks....

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  31. such a beautiful post Jen! Congrats again to you and your hubby! Can't wait to see how you style your bump! xoxo

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  32. Congratulations on your exciting news!

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  33. Congratulations Jen - You're gonna make such a stylish mama!!!

    XoXoXo,
    LookSupply

    http://www.looksupply.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/LookSupply
    http://twitter.com/#!/LookSupply

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  34. Congrats, beauty! So glad you finally get to share your amazing news!!

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  35. i'm so glad i saw this and got to read about your journey and yes, God is good! A December baby is fantastic! :) And your faith has remained strong...what a blessing to know you'll be a mommy soon!! we need to get together!! love you sweetie,
    xooxDree

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  36. Congratulations on your bun in the oven. God is Good all the time. I look forward to seeing you in your pregancy clothes.

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  37. Oh my goodness - CONGRATS love!!!! That's so awesome! Can't wait to see how to style 'the bump' :) You'll for sure be the cutest preggers everrrr

    xo
    Kristin
    www.LivingInColorPrint.com

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  38. Oh my gosh - I am WAY behind on my blog reading! Congratulations my dear - such exciting news!!!

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