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I’ve Been Keeping a (Kinda Big) Secret

May 16, 2013

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!

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  1. Congratulations!!! God is good!

  2. Stephanie says:

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

  3. Pris says:

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

  4. Marche' says:

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

  5. Jill says:

    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!!

  6. So happy for you šŸ™‚ You look radiantly happy.

  7. SaraRuth says:

    All in His time! Congratulations!

  8. Lindsey says:

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

  9. Lindsey says:

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

  10. 17 Perth says:

    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!!

  11. God bless you and your growing family!!!

  12. Alexis says:

    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!!!

  13. shoegirl says:

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

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

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

  16. E Hayes says:

    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!

  17. Natalie says:

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

  18. Chelsea says:

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

  19. caycee says:

    Ahh so happy for you my love!

  20. Nat says:

    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!

  21. Liz says:

    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 šŸ™‚ xoxo

  22. Congratulations! That is so exciting!

  23. Keely says:

    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!!!

  24. Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

  25. Julie says:

    Congratulations! That is so exciting!

  26. You look so gorgeous momma. So glad the last appt went well. Love you and your family.

  27. Emily says:

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

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

  29. Congratulations! I think His timing is perfect and you've already got the glow! I miss that šŸ˜‰

  30. tpatters5 says:

    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!

  31. Alesya says:

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

  32. 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 šŸ˜‰

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

  34. Deborah says:

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

  35. I could not be more excited for you!! Congrats sweet girl šŸ™‚

  36. Emily says:

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

  37. Christina says:

    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! šŸ™‚ xoxo

  38. lcason says:

    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.

  39. RitaMarie says:

    How awesome for you! Congratulations. šŸ™‚

  40. Oh my gosh!!!! So excited for you, congrats!!!

  41. Kristen says:

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

  42. 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!

  43. Congratulations!! Such amazing news!!!

  44. Congratulations! Wow, that's a great ultra sound picture! Mine always looked like blobs! šŸ™‚

  45. CONGRATS!!! So exciting. šŸ™‚


  46. megan says:

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

  47. SO happy for you Natalie!

  48. Layne says:

    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. šŸ™‚ take care

  49. 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.

  50. Val says:

    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

  51. Sara Mueller says:

    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!

  52. 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!

  53. Paige Bobick says:

    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

  54. Paige Bobick says:

    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

  55. Ahh! Soo happy for you!!! Yeah!!! You look fantastic!

  56. Courtana says:

    Congratulations; so happy for you guys!

  57. 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!

  58. seanna says:

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

  59. Congratulations girl!! SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOUR SWEET FAMILY!

  60. Leslie says:

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

  61. LaurenB says:

    (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.

  62. McKenzie says:

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

  63. Anne says:

    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!

  64. CLP says:

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

  65. SO happy for you!!!! Congratulations!

  66. Christy says:

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

  67. Alicia xoxxo says:

    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!!

  68. 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 šŸ™‚

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

  70. 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!!!

  71. Morgan S. says:

    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

  72. So happy for you Natalie, congrats!! šŸ™‚

  73. Yea blog official, congrats lady! xoxo

  74. 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

  75. Jenny says:

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

  76. Kara says:

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

  77. Ashley says:

    SO excited for you! God works in mysterious ways šŸ™‚ Congratulations!

  78. Jennifer C says:

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

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

  80. 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. šŸ™‚

  81. The Now says:

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

  82. Leigh says:

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

  83. Congratulations!!! So exciting!

  84. Elizabeth says:

    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

  85. Katie says:

    A big congratulations!!! So exciting. I'm due November 8th with my first šŸ™‚ 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.

  86. Ruthie says:

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

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

  88. Taylor says:

    I am so so happy for you and your family Natalie!!! So amazing. congratulations!!


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

  90. Allison says:

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

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

  92. Kaitlin says:

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

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

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

  95. Veronika says:

    congratulations! šŸ™‚ hope you enjoy the rest of your pregnancy šŸ™‚

  96. Glitterista says:

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

  97. 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!!!

  98. Kathryn says:

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

  99. Kathryn says:

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

  100. Love your dress. I just bought it. I can't wait to try it on :).

  101. misslily says:

    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!!

  102. congratulations! so happy for you!

  103. Mehul says:

    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
    – Vinnie
    Architectural Stone

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  105. Congrats!!! So happy for y'all!!

  106. 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!

  107. Tiffany Tusa says:

    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!!

  108. betty boop says:

    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.

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

  110. Congrats to you and your family!

  111. Michaela says:

    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!

  112. rox says:

    So excited for y'all! What a blessing!

  113. Megan says:

    Congratulations on your wonderful baby news! God is good!

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

  115. Kathryn says:

    Congrats! So happy for you!!

  116. Lili says:

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

  117. LULUMOM says:

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

  118. LULUMOM says:

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

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

  122. erica says:

    Oh my goodness, how exciting! Congratulations! xxx

  123. Candice says:

    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 šŸ™‚

  124. Adelyn V says:

    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!

  125. Congratulations and God Bless you!

  126. Bri says:

    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 šŸ™‚ we are trying!