aren’t baby shoes the cutest? these little worn out nike tennis shoes once belonged to husband. we’re totally putting them on baby. be it boy or girl (we aren’t going to find out the sex! we like surprises…)
oh gosh, it feels so good to finally be talking about this little baby on the way. it’s all we think, talk and dream about over here at our house. and thank you so much for all the love! it really means a lot reading through your emails and comments! we didn’t feel like any of it was real the past few months, so we held off as long as we could to share the news because i thought we’d jinx it. but the baby has been kicking nonstop this past week which has made this all feel like it really is happening. best feeling ever, those little kicks.
i am half way through my pregnancy, 21 weeks along and due in early january. and so far, baby is looking healthy and on track! we can’t wait to meet our little rockstar! we’ve been waiting (sometimes patiently, sometimes not so much) for this baby for a long time. january can’t come fast enough!
  1. nikki

    Congratulations!!! I have been wondering and wondering and wondering. Thank you for putting my wondering to rest. I am so excited for you guys!! Also, love the vintage shoes. I took some of my brothers' that my mom saved for John… looking forward to using them again for number 2. Love to you both.

  2. It's interesting to think that you have been waiting so long for your sweet baby while I (a young mother), sometimes, have been wishing I could travel the world and be more free(as you have seemed). There have been days, I'll admit, that I have been a bit jealous. I really have learned that the changes in lifestyle are so worth-it AND that life can still be ridiculously fun! Actually, your recent posts about Paris inspired this post and video about "soaring with planted feet." I'm sure you're busy, but I thought I'd share anyway. Best wishes for the little dear.

  3. I'm so happy for you! lots of prayers and blessings being sent your way!:)

  4. Jennifer

    You two are going to be awesome parents! One of my closest friends is due at the end of this month, and I can't wait to be Auntie Jen!

  5. I'm so happy for you and Josh…best wishes and all my love.

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  7. kami

    i had a sneaking suspicion…

    congratulations…so, so happy for you both!

  8. Liz V.

    hooray for surprises!! and those shoes are too sweet. baby will love them!

  9. Oh my goodness! What a wonderful blessing. I am so happy for you guys. It will go by very very fast now that you have hit the half way mark. Hubby and I are at 33 weeks and due in October. We can totally relate to talking about all things baby in our house. You look absolutely beautiful and your little rockstar is going to be one loved little baby for sure. You guys will make great parents. Congratulations!!! Much love your way, Heather

  10. I looove the adorable vintage nike's! Congrats again…you look amazing for 21 weeks! I'm anxiously waiting to feel my little ones little kicks too…soon enough :)



  13. Cassie

    YAY Congrats to you and Josh! My sister is due around the same time as you. I'm just barely getting married but the thought of starting a family in a few years is so exciting. I wish you the best. That is going to be one cute kid :)

  14. Katy

    I haven't said congratulations yet, so CONGRATS!!!!
    My husband and I are expecting our second little girl on January 5! I am also 21 weeks so I am right along there with you! It really is the best to feel that little baby bounce around!
    And those shoes are amazing. We all know this baby's going to be so styling!
    Congrats again, I'm so excited for you!

  15. rae

    those little kicks are what keep your pregnancy exciting. The first flutters are amazing aren't they?? … and then you feel the somersaults.

    Enjoy your pregnancy, it's a beautiful thing. I can't wait for my next one. :)

    and oh, i love, LOVE LOOOVE those baby shoes.

  16. julia

    I really really love both of you,and also new little rockstar!

  17. carissa

    such sweet little shoes. :) i got a little emotional reading this post. i'm so over joyed for you, friend!

  18. Kelly

    Good for you for being surprised! I was surprised with both of my children. Make sure you tell the delivery nurse/doctor/midwife that you don't know the sex. Since so many people find out, they don't yell out "It's a boy! It's a girl!" anymore. Sad!

    They tend to shove baby's private parts in your face, which is really confusing… It would just have helped if they had yelled! :)


  19. amylou

    Love that you are waiting to find out!

  20. Haley

    oh goodness, what cute shoes!

    my nephew, turning two this november, has a pair of air jordans that completely break my heart. he loves them. i love him.

    Congratulations, again!

  21. Oh this just makes me so excited! I'm so happy for both of you :)

  22. Ivy

    Oh my gosh! A reason to love January! Congratulations :)

  23. Aw, congratulations! It's literally, the best thing I've ever experienced. Ever. Hands down the best time period in my life span thus far. :-)


  24. we are all so so happy for you! you are going to be wonderful amazing loving parents and this little baby is going to be so lucky. good luck with everything and enjoy every minute!

  25. Jeremy and I offer our sincerest most heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS. It is so good to hear such happy news!

  26. Izzy

    Congratulations on the great news! You're going to have a one stylish baby!

  27. Alexia

    I can't believe you're so far along! You still look so small! You must have no gained very much weight! You look gorgeous. I have never seen such a stylist pregnant lady :)


  28. I am so excited for you! I waver back and forth between not wanting kids anytime soon and having baby fever. Suddenly, it seems like all these beautiful mamas-to-be have kick-started my maternal feelings.

    Congratulations on the wonderful news! I think that both you and your husband are going to be exceptional parents!

  29. oh my gosh – congratulations! yay!!!

  30. Kara

    Yay! Congrats!

  31. Ingrid

    oh, congratulations!! :D

  32. meghan

    ohhh!! I LOVE baby shoes, I am obsessed! (& I don't even have a baby, yet) Congrats on your upcoming bundle of joy!!!

  33. umama

    awww congrats, what a beautiful baby on the way!

  34. CAPow!

    those little baby sneakers are ADORABLE! congratulations again!!

  35. I used to think I couldn't bear to wait and find out the sex of my baby, but you've made me see this in a different light. Maybe when and if the boy and I decide to have kids, we might wait, too. There are so few surprises in life, right?

  36. I love these shoes. So cool.

  37. @annie cristina, it really is true. i never thought i could do it either, but we thought with at least our first it'd be fun, and so far it has! and i can't wait for josh to be like "it's a boy!" or "it's a girl!" he's very excited about that moment, and so am i.

    thanks, too, everyone for the continued kind comments and support! xo

  38. brittany

    so sweet.
    i can't wait to have tiny shoes one day.

  39. congrats babe! im sooo happy for you! when i saw the little bump that you have, i couldn't believe it at first and the next second, i was feeling so exhilarated for you! my boyfriend and i are huge fans of your blog and we absolutely adore kingsley.

  40. So excited for you! The second half of the pregnancy is much more fun than the first. The baby starts kicking more and more…giving you more joy each time. I also didn't find out the sex of my baby when I was pregnant. At times it was hard, but it actually got easier toward the end. Plus, I found it fun trying to pick out a boy and a girl name. And finding out when the baby is born is so joyful, then getting to call and tell the family is so fun and exciting!

  41. anjj

    And yes, babyshoes are the cutest!! I bought some Adidas for my little nephew, it was just too cute!

  42. Rachel

    So excited to witness this wonderful journey into parenthood for you both! Congratulations!

  43. We didn't find out the sex of our baby either and it was the best! Congratulations…you look awesome!

  44. We didn't find out the sex of our baby either and it was the best! Congratulations…you look awesome!

  45. Amanda

    What cutie-pie shoes; I absolutely adore baby shoes, they are one of my favorite things.

    I want to wish you both a tremendous CONGRATULATIONS, you are already a beautiful family and your new little star is blessed to have the three of you .(Kingsley included)

    Your news makes me happy in my heart and I only "know" you through this amazing blog.

  46. vcm

    congrats to both of you! this is my first time to comment on this blog although ive been reading it for the longest time! my husband and i are also expecting our first baby due this march, and needless to say, we havent made the announcement yet to our friends because we too are afraid of jinxing it.. ooohh.. but enough about me! im soo happy for you both! :)im praying for your healthy pregnancy!

  47. Tania

    congrats!! i haven't been on here in awhile but was so happy to read this today. our first was born just 11 days ago and you are in for the best life change ever!

  48. jaycelle

    Congratulations again! Can't believe you're able to stay mum about it since April? Whoa! Hehe.. But we're so glad you're sharing this happy news with all of your readers.


  49. Pregnancy is a very serious matter. I think it must be taken into consideration.

  50. Amy

    I'm so glad to hear that you're waiting to find out the sex of the baby! I'm in nurse anesthesia school and therefore place many epidurals for laboring women and care for those undergoing C-Sections. You can always tell when the parents have chosen to wait and be surprised – Watching their faces when they see their baby and find out whether it's a he or she is magical!