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i really cannot say thank you enough for the kind comments and support this last week as we’ve shared our news about baby #3! to be honest, i sat at my computer debating hitting the “publish” button on my screen for several minutes before i shared the post on friday. for me, until i can start feeling movement from the baby, every day is like walking on egg shells when i’m pregnant, always nervous something may happen and holding my breath until i get to hear that tiny but strong heartbeat at my doctor appointments. but after sharing our news on friday, it felt so much more real. and i finally feel this big world of excitement about what is to come. i can’t thank you enough for helping me get there, and for helping me feel that. your support and love is honestly the best. i’m really thankful for this community here online.

josh and i told our families, a few close friends, and eleanor and samson our news very early on.  part of me totally gets why we usually wait until we’re out of the first trimester before we share our news, but another part of me has learned i really lean on support from family and friends in times of heartache or crisis, and i’m really thankful that there are people we can depend on in those times for support and love.  i’m just really thankful for the people in my life, and hope i can always be there for them, too.

the best part about all of this so far has been talking with eleanor and samson each day about the little baby in mama’s tummy. they are so inquisitive and excited.  this baby is already so so loved by these two crazy toddlers that i’m really looking forward to when they all meet for the first time come december.  we aren’t finding out the baby’s gender, and my pregnancy symptoms have been very different from what i felt with eleanor or samson, so i haven’t a clue what it might be. eleanor strongly believes baby is a “she” and only refers to baby as “she”, “her”, or “sister.” but be it boy or girl, she’d like the baby to be named, “can”, and has held strong with that name choice for a few weeks now. ;)

and ps. THIS photo below…. yeah. wish me luck with THREE. because yesterday i thought we could try to get a photo together for my birthday on our walk home and amidst a gigglefest and a moment where both kids just wanted to lay down and roll around on the sidewalk, josh and i caught eyes and had a little giggle attack of our own in unison. i have no idea how we’ll handle three. i know we’ll do it, and know it will all work out in the end, but tips and tricks and insight from parents who look after three or more are very very welcome. thank you in advance.


  1. Ashley

    i think the hardest jump is going from 1 to 2. after that its sort of like, whats another one? ya know? you will be fine! just take your time getting into your groove. dont let it stress you out, it al falls into place.

  2. Robyn

    My first three kids are spaced about the same as yours – the first two are exactly 1 year apart. I had a 3 year old, a 2 year old, and a newborn.

    I miscarried a bunch – 12 pregnancies but only 5 take home babies. I chose to tell people as soon as I knew – pregnant is pregnant whether it lasts 9 months or 3 months and should be celebrated and enjoyed no matter the outcome. I also figured I needed all of the understanding and support I could get if/when it ended prematurely. If I hadn’t told anyone until it “was safe” no one would understand why all of the sudden I was a teary moody mess.

    CONGRATULATIONS. Three is a handful for sure, but you’re a seasoned mother now so it will be smoother than you think.

    One tip – a triple stroller is a good idea even though it’s unwieldy! Also – in the grocery store the way to manage the cart is to “push one, pull one”. I DID NOT have toddlers who followed nicely along side or held my hand and stayed close :)

    Of course, in NYC the rules of engagement are completely different. . . .

  3. Gia

    Love E’s pout here. So happy for you and your family and looking forward to meeting baby #3. Wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

  4. Diana

    Naomi, congratulations! It’s so freaking exciting! I just read the news. (I have 3 littles, so I rarely have time to be on devices :). This is amazing and you look absolutely gorgeous!

  5. Irene

    I have been following your story for months now, I was already reading your blog when Samson arrived. I don’t read your blog everyday, but everytime I do, I love discovering your pretty photos and follow the different steps of your family story.

    This one is another big one, CONGRATULATIONS! I have to say, I felt a sudden warm joy in my heart when I arrived on your blog this morning and discovered you were expecting a new baby. You are a gorgeous family really inspiring for a young couple like me and my boyfriend. I wish you all the best on that new pregnancy, I’m sure you’ll have a lot of support from your friends and family. I’m so happy for you 4, a new adventure begins !

    Lots of happy thoughts and love from Paris,


  6. TILLY

    Again, a big congratulations to you and Josh and of course E and S!! This really is the best news you could ever hope for and I am so happy for you all! After being a follower for your blog since Samson was oh-so-tiny, I know you will rock being a mama to 3! (Just like you are already rocking being a mama to 2!) You are glowing in these photos and look absolutely stunning (and the kids just cute as a button)! Much love and prayers for a healthy and joyful next few months until December (eeek!! Only 6 months now! Where has this year gone?!) And happy birthday for the other day! Keep the posts coming…xo

  7. Suzanne

    Congratulations! I am due with my first end of January, so I cannot WAIT for pregnancy posts from you! It’s such a wonderful, scary, and new experience, it will be fun to do the journey “together.”

  8. Chelsey

    I am SO happy for you!!! I feel like I know you after all these years of reading your sweet blog, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get teary over these posts. You are such a wonderful Momma, and such an inspiration to me! I’ve been married just about a year now, and we are planning to start trying for baby number one next year. I get so nervous about it, and about losing myself. But seeing you and the way you handle it gives me so much hope!!!

    Bless you and your darling family!!!


  9. Cait

    I only have two so far, but every more experienced and admirable mother that I have known has told me that God will give you the strength and grace you need when you need it – and maybe not before! Even when the first one seems like a huge change, you’re able to handle it when the time comes, and the same with each child. We don’t (usually!) go from 0 to 5 all at once, anyway! You will enjoy it so much, even amidst the craziness!

  10. Melissa

    I am so so excited for baby number three! The excitement of letting the gender be a mystery makes it more exciting during birth! I think I might be having baby fever but I absolutely cannot wait to read your updates ☺️☺️☺️

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  12. Sofia Vasconcelos

    Congratulations! You have such a lovely family, it’s always a pleasure to read your blog posts and see your gorgeous photos. Wishing you all the best for new step your life, welcoming baby nº 3 :) xxx

  13. Vanessa

    Adorable post! It’s funny because I had to laugh a little when you posted the last photo on social media! I’m sure three little ones will be a handful but completely worth it!

  14. Renee

    Dearest Taza,
    Your family is so lovely! I am so excited for you and the fam to grow to 5!! It’s going to be amazing journey! Thank you for telling is and sharing your life with us!

  15. Kayla

    Congratulations!!! You look lovely!

    You’re going to do great as a mama of THREE!! My piece of advice: get out of the house at least once a day. They say that even when you have just one babe, but it really is life-changing what some fresh air can do for an overwhelmed mama.

    Can’t wait for you to rock this!!!

  16. Raimonda

    Dear Naomi (and Josh, and Eleanor, and Samson),

    all the best wishes and lots of kisses and congratulations all the way from Europe, Lithuania! I’m so happy for you all :))) I wanted to say that my aunt also has three little ones now: the oldest is a boy (I’m his Godmother), 5 y.o., the second one is a girl (3) and the smallest tiniest one is also a girl, she was born in January :) My aunt is stay-at-home mom for the past 6 years and only 3 months ago they moved in into their own house, until then they all have been living in 2 room apartament, so it’s been really hard on her :) but she manages to do so much with 3 kids by her side, that I can do nothing else, but admire her for that. Those two running around pumpinks makes her (and almost everyone around them) almost crazy, but when you have love in your heart that is a very small thing … :) So I wish you all the best, cause I now that you will rock this :) cause all you, mamas, have your own invisible supermom capes on your back :)

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  18. Mpb

    Probably it wont be useful, but we were three and it was amazing! Congratulations!

  19. Brianne

    I am so, so happy for you all! The most sincere congratulations!

  20. Vixenlibra

    Sweet! Congrats loves! This is super exciting for me to because me and my fave bloggers are pregnant together!! :-) :-) <3.<3

  21. Eve

    Gah! Congrats! You and your sweet little family make the world a happier, holier, healthier place :) Thanks for your openness to LIFE and to LOVE and choosing to share this with the world. Go girl!

  22. Beth


    My mum always said that although having 3 under the age of 4 made the place a little nutty (then again we are all adults now and still as nutty) BUT…..
    it encouraged me (the eldest) to take more responsibility. Because mummy only has 2 hands, I would be her third, holding my brother Williams hand, while mum was in charge of the youngest little one. Elinor seems to be a wonderful young girl, and I’m sure much responsibility while thrive in her hands….. i wish you the best of luck….. x

  23. Agnieszka

    SUPER WIADOMOŚĆ!!!GRATULACJE DLA WAS!Naomi-piękne zdjęcia.Hallo from Poland!!!

  24. erin

    Hi ^.^ congratulations! I recently had baby #3 too this April! Its crazy but a beautiful kind of crazy.. well many it doesn’t feel like that all the time when you are really in the mommy time moments but it really does when you think about it after all the babies fall into their nighttime slumber!

    I was a person who was terrified at the unexpected surprise of my first baby… all my friends tease me terribly about me having 3 babies!

    We have a mutual friend from Juliard(June the marimba-ist!My brother had a quick cup of coffee or something with June and you once in your school days.. he told when he saw me reading your blog…) which makes your family seem more than an online friend to me!Well the reason I say this after so many years is that.. I’m sure everyone congratulating you through this blog are all saying it with true feelings but with 3 babies myself (and I majored in ARTS myself and I know how artsy ppl have wonderful mood swings and a crave for letting my soul free!! Those days! ^.^) I just really wanted to say you have such a lovely family and 3 babies makes your family more perfect than it was! I wish the best through your pregnancy and good luck! With your wonderful spirit and ability to make it look like you dance through your days as you performed a while ago~ Your family is blessed to have you for a mama!

  25. Sydney

    I am loving your bump!!! You are the most stylish little mama out there! I am due a month before you and I never had the pleasure of following your blog during Eleanor or Samson pregnancies so I am happy to have been following you for a while now. I am so excited for your guys congrats to you and your whole family. It’s going to be another lively and loved little baby!

  26. Chelsey

    congrats Taza!!! so excited to see your family continue to grow – your blog always puts a smile on my face :)

  27. Lenn

    Congratulations! I had three under 3. They’re now 10,9 & 7. It was a challenge but the joy and benefits of three so close outweigh the hard times, hands down. We learned to simplify our schedule, and my advice from my own mama when all three were crying and needed me, “Start with the one who’ll remember most and then love, love, love from there.” We’ll be having our final and 6th baby early Nov. It’s an exciting and humbling time to be expecting another beautiful person. Get some rest! :)

  28. alexis jacobson

    Horray! So glad you are expecting a third. I have three right now and going from two to three proved to be.most difficult for us. But your family seems to always be so loving and kind and thus i think you will do well. Mykids are stubborn and strong willed and do not listen, not even the baby. I wish you lots of love and luck for your future with three. My kids are 6.5, 3.5, and 11months (who started walking at 10 months, i wish that uponnobody) when is baby three due and are you going to findout what youare to have?

  29. Flora

    Congratulations! We have been blessed with 4!! And to be honest the hardest transitions were from zero children to one and from one to two.. When you still cling on to a bit of pre/ child life! We have found that by number three life was so different and geared around small children anyway that one more didn’t make much of a difference! And number 4 just slotted in. Yes life is chaotic and noisy but it is so fun and once you embrace the chaos and the fact that your children might always have odd socks, or one might get passed you wearing wellies to a party…it is wonderful!!

  30. Rebeca


    Your family is so beautiful; this blog is such a gem. I can’t tell you how many times your posts about your littles and your marriage have brought tears of joy to my eyes! As a 23 year old in grad school, I am in no position to get married or have children any time soon. Your blog, however, makes me look forward to having a family one day and I can’t emphasize enough how much of a role model you are to me! Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your third bundle of joy :)

  31. heather

    I have been reading your blog for years now, I just suddenly realized. It kind of gave me a little shiver of emotion, I’m sure you get this a lot, but it made me feel like we are friends somehow! Haha, how strange is that? This weird, wild, wide internet world. I appreciate the work you do with your blog and your wonderful seriously WONDROUS little family. I am a mama of two; I’ve commented before about the struggle I had getting pregnant, and now to have two beautiful little baby girls, I just burst with gratitude and joy. I have no idea how I have gotten so lucky. I like to think my patience had something to do with it. Anyway, I sometimes consider a third, since I have loved my experiences being pregnant and with childbirth so much, and because I so adore being a mother. I am getting older though, so it will have to be soon! A thought that scares me just a little ;) So I look forward to watching this new transition for you, with hope and confidence that you will handle it beautifully and gracefully and with love, as always.

  32. emosan

    “can” means life in turkish and a very nice name to give to a baby! may he/she live with his/her name!

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