We’re Expecting Baby #2!


The day is finally here where I’ll be writing the most exciting, emotional and wonderful blog post EVER! Keeping my pregnancy a secret for the last 3  months was a hard one and I am SO happy to share this news with you! My blog and its community has become an extension of my life, you have supported me, shared your love, questions, frustrations, stories and lives with me, and now I can’t wait to share mine with you!






Being pregnant with baby #2 truly is a DREAM COME TRUE for my husband and I. We’re already parents to Kingston, our 5 year old son, and I kid you not: We’ve dreamed of baby #2 for a while now. But we were never able to make up our minds when we would be 100% ready (like you’re ever ready!)…Thoughts of: Can we manage two kids…How would Kingston feel about a sibling, etc. were consonantly on our minds…BUT here we are now. Jeffrey, my husband and I couldn’t be more stoked to finally expand our little family!

Little did we know when we went to California to attend my friends’ baby shower that I was already pregnant myself. It’s funny because I would talk to my friend about baby #2, the hopes and concerns I’ve had, and there I was carrying a little baby inside of me myself. I smile every time I think of my conversation with my friend, Michelle. God certainly has its own plans for you. However, I experienced pregnancy symptoms very early one unlike my first pregnancy with Kingston. I had (and still have!) extreme nausea, fatigue and low blood pressure since Day 1. And this is no joke. I remember waking up one morning (we were still in California) and I felt incredibly sick and dizzy. I told my husband, and he said to “calm down” and that we will take a pregnancy test once I would miss my period. Well, I am Little Miss Impatient, you must know, but I had no choice but to wait even though I already knew that I must have been pregnant. Weeks past, we were back in Chicago and we took the test…It was POSITIVE! My husband, eager to find out himself, was already waiting outside our bathroom door, I opened it and started crying and whispered: “We’re pregnant!” He hugged me and said: Yes! Best news ever!” I kept crying…It was very emotional.

And then the secrecy began except for my close friends and family who I have told pretty much right away because, yes, I am Little Miss Impatient. Keeping it a secret from you, though was really hard! Especially when I entered my 3rd month of pregnancy…I might not have a huge belly yet but it’s definitely growing.

So, here is a new chapter of my life I am SO excited to share with you all the way until I deliver (I’m due April 2017!), and much more, of course! Questions arose if this will mean that I will share more pictures of my family as well, and all I can say is that I might do so but not to the extend that I will expose them entirely to the world wide web. I am still torn of doing so hence it’ll be baby steps for now…

And before I end this wonderful announcement…We will find out the gender of our baby this week and I am planning to announce it on the blog as well so, be sure to come back for more!

Lastly, my family and I want to say that we are SO thankful that we have been blessed with this miracle. We realize that it’s not always easy to conceive and what a gift this is. We can’t WAIT to meet our little baby #2 and keep you posted along the way!

Much love.





  1. September 19, 2016 / 1:08 AM

    Oh my goodness! I’m so beyond excited for you and your family, Vanessa! A huge congratulations!!! I hope you are resting and the morning sickness goes away quickly and you have an easy pregnancy! Kingston must be so excited to soon be a big brother! Can’t wait to hear if he will have a baby sister or baby brother! PS: You are looking gorgeous as ever in these photos!

    xo, Jennifer

  2. September 19, 2016 / 1:12 AM

    Vanessa, I am so happy to read about this. It just brought so much joy to my day! Baby #2 must of been so emotional to know about and your husbands reaction was so cute. I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy and I am so excited to follow your blog in this journey!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  3. September 19, 2016 / 1:16 AM

    This is such great news Venssa, I am so happy that you get to be pregnant one more time. For some reason your happiness just brought so much joy to my day. I am super excited to follow you in your journey through your blog!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  4. September 19, 2016 / 1:19 AM

    Yes! Congretulations!🎉🎈🎊🎇🎆🎀🎁🍼🙌👪👶

  5. September 19, 2016 / 2:25 AM

    What an amazing newssssss!!!! Congratulation for everythig, we will follow you step by step!
    A big kiss! 💕 F.

    La Civetta Stilosa

  6. September 19, 2016 / 2:50 AM

    Lady V! This is FANTASTIC news, well, I was tooootally of the mark with my guesses haha! Must have been so hard keeping this a secret. I got emotional as I was reading this, I can just imagine yr hubby hopping impatiently from foot to foot as you wer doing your test in the bathroom…Looking forward to going on this exciting journey with you, well online anyway and you look gooooogeous in these photos, so beautiful. Bisouuuuus

  7. Izabela
    September 19, 2016 / 4:25 AM

    OMG, Congratulation Vanessa to you and your family. It’s such a great news. And I have to admit I can’t wait to see how you style the bump 🙂


  8. Cora
    September 19, 2016 / 5:10 AM

    Congratulations Babe!!, Another blessings from God, I’m so happy for you..Can’t wait for the new baby..
    You look stunning in that dress.. Have a nice start in a week..

  9. September 19, 2016 / 5:12 AM

    Congrats on your happy announcement! So excited for you and your family. 🙂 You look gorgeous here and can’t wait to find out the sex. Welcome to the two kids club Vanessa! Lol!


  10. marta
    September 19, 2016 / 6:09 AM

    Wow Vanessa what wonderful news, I’m so very happy for you!! Congratulations to you, your hubby & Kingston!! Such an exciting time in your life, enjoy every minute and looking forward to hearing the gender. My daughter is an April baby and it’s such a nice time of year to have a little one since the weather is warming up! I’m sure Kingston will really love having a sibling, seeing my girls together melts my heart every time and is one of the best things about being a mama so I know you will love it too!! Looking just stunning and glowing already in these pics! Have a wonderful day V and congrats again! Love ya, xoxo

  11. September 19, 2016 / 6:10 AM

    Eek! Congrats to you and your beautiful family Vanessa! I’m so excited for you! It’s so true God always has his own plan for you. I look forward to following along your journey! Congrats again beautiful!
    Have a great week😘
    xo, Jackie

  12. September 19, 2016 / 8:07 AM

    Oh my gosh…Congratulations!! IDK why I didn’t guess this. I’m so happy for you Vanessa & your family. How exciting!!! 🙂

    xO – Steph

  13. Bubbe
    September 19, 2016 / 8:11 AM

    Perfect. Perfect news. Perfect gown. Perfect photos. Congratulations to all four of you!

  14. September 19, 2016 / 8:22 AM

    Congratulations, my gorgeous friend! I am so happy for you. Kingston is going to make a great older brother! You are positively glowing and you will be the best mother of two!
    All my best wishes,
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    PS. These photos… AMAZING!

  15. September 19, 2016 / 8:28 AM

    Congratulations, beautiful! I just wrote you a message on Instagram telling you how I read the first few lines of this post and headed straight to your page, haha. This is amazing and indeed such a blessing. I cannot wait to find out what gender the baby is! I’m guessing a girl 😉 I’m also excited to see how you style that bump, I know you will look so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us, beautiful, I’m truly happy for both you and your beautiful family! Sending lots of love and hugs to you all!



  16. Jessica T.
    September 19, 2016 / 8:35 AM

    This post made me cry for joy! Congrats to you and your family!! What a wonderful blessing! I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    xoxo, Jess

  17. Amy Arnold
    September 19, 2016 / 8:38 AM

    Ahhh I hoped this would be your news. YAY!!!! Congrats beautiful! I am so happy for you and your family. What a wonderful blessing. After going through infertility, my belief that all babies are precious miracles has only grown stronger. Cannot wait to follow along your journey.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  18. September 19, 2016 / 8:53 AM

    Oh what wonderful news, Vanessa! I was hoping this would be your exciting news!! Congratulations to all three of you, such a wonderful blessing! Can’t wait to hear if it’s a boy or girl!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  19. September 19, 2016 / 9:04 AM

    Oh what wonderful news, Vanessa! I was hoping this would be your exciting news!! Congratulations to all three of you, such a wonderful blessing! Can’t wait to hear if it’s a boy or girl!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  20. September 19, 2016 / 9:05 AM

    Vanessa, that’s what I thought your surprise would be …so, very happy for you & the biggest congratulations to you and your family!
    You look so beautiful! Can’t wait to keep on reading-definitely staying tune!


  21. September 19, 2016 / 9:15 AM

    Hehe I knew it.. Congrats Vanessa you are gonna be a super momma now. I am so happy fro you!!


  22. September 19, 2016 / 9:28 AM

    Oh wow babe! CONGRATULATIONS! I had no clue this would be your news! Such a sweet story,can’t wait to follow along your journey as you welcome the latest addition to your family. How exciting!
    x Emily

  23. September 19, 2016 / 9:40 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! This is so exciting! You look absolutely gorgeous in this photoshoot and I’m so excited to follow along on your journey!


  24. September 19, 2016 / 10:07 AM

    OH Vanessa!!!! That is just so wonderful!! I am so thrilled for you, your husband and your sweet Kingston!! You look absolutely beautiful, ahh I don’t even know what else to say I am just so happy for you !! I am sure you beautiful new baby will be amazing as us April born babies are 😉 Congratulations beautiful <3

    lots of love… Sydney

  25. Andrea Nine
    September 19, 2016 / 10:35 AM

    Vanessa, I am over the moon for you, Jeffrey and Kingston!!! This has made me day! You are such an incredible mother and the fact that now another sweet life will be blessed with you as a mama does my heart good!! You are so beautiful and I look forward to reading your journey!! Love and Hugs sweet friend!!

  26. September 19, 2016 / 10:50 AM

    That is such amazing news, congrats!! 🙂

  27. September 19, 2016 / 10:54 AM

    Such a beautiful post Vanessa! Congrats to your family! I’m so happy for you! This is so exciting. I also love these photos of you.. So stunning xx

  28. September 19, 2016 / 11:09 AM

    Oh my gosh Vanessa you’re going to have another baby!! Ahhh! Congratulations!! Can’t wait to read about your journey. God bless you xoxo

    Mich x

  29. Tamara
    September 19, 2016 / 11:24 AM

    Oh soo happy for you Vanessa!!! Congrats gorgeous mama!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  30. September 19, 2016 / 11:34 AM

    Aw!!! The biggest congratulations you and your beautiful family! This is such great news and I can’t wait to follow along on your journey!!! Sending lots of love!

  31. September 19, 2016 / 12:04 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! How exciting! And I can imagine that it was not easy to keep the secret for three months… I’m sorry that you’ve been feeling sick; I had extreme nausea with my second baby as well. It’s no fun! I hope you’ll feel better soon!

    Wunderschöne Fotos in diesem Post! Ich freue mich ganz arg für dich und deine Familie!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  32. September 19, 2016 / 12:29 PM

    Eeeeee!!! How exciting! I am so happy for you and you are the cutest mom already! I can’t wait to see your little family expand with baby #2! You look so beautiful in these photos! I love the dress and flower crown combo!


  33. September 19, 2016 / 1:04 PM

    Dear V.!!!! Congratulations! I knew it was it, so happy for you and your family! I am so happy, I really am! When I read the title of the post I was really happy! Because it seems like I know you, and you know my opinion, virtually or personally, we are friends! Bless you, my dear friend, hope you don’t feel nausea anymore! Don’t worry now about family pictures, do it the way you feel comfortable with! I am sure you will know what to do! And now I am waiting for the 2nd announcement, boy or girl! Welcome baby! So sweet the way you told how it was, with the test and the happiness you and your husband shared! I am sure that Kingston loved the news! Hope you have a very, very beautiful week, dear V., as beautiful as you! Hugs and kisses!

  34. September 19, 2016 / 1:29 PM

    Aaawh, congrats!
    The dress looks so good on you! xoxo

  35. September 19, 2016 / 1:29 PM

    Awww V! Congrats! Such a sweet post! Couldn’t help to feel a little emotional myself!
    Couldn’t be happier for you and your fam! Sending you all sorts of beautiful wishes right now!
    You look gorgeous! I kind of new since the beginning, but you really didn’t look pregnant (still don’t), so I didn’t want to offend you hahaha
    Can’t wait to see how you style that bump!!
    Best wishes always girl

  36. September 19, 2016 / 1:34 PM

    Who would have thought a camera box bag could look so stylish, posh, and luxurious all at the same time? Well well, things are about to change with this Louis Vuitton Reversed Monogram Camera Box Bag.


  37. September 19, 2016 / 1:37 PM

    The interior is well structured and roomy, and it can be carried by hand or on your shoulder. The chanel bag is quilted and made with a gorgeous CC signature on the front flap. So what else can we advice then: ‘Put it on your wish list’.

  38. September 19, 2016 / 1:45 PM

    This Chanel Extra Mini Flap Bag is sending a critical message to the world, and we can feel it. Peace, peace, double peace.

  39. Leslie
    September 19, 2016 / 2:27 PM

    Vanessa, congratulations to you and your family!!! What a wonderful surprise!! You look amazing and I can’t wait to follow along your journey! I been a fan of yours ever since you started so, this is a real treat! Congrats again!

  40. September 19, 2016 / 3:25 PM

    Congratulations and I hope the morning sickness goes away quickly, that sounds so scary! Loving this ethereal outfit!

    Chow Down USA

  41. September 19, 2016 / 6:27 PM

    OMG, congrats on the new addition. As a new commenter,
    I’m glad that I’ll be able to see this from the beginning.

    Your dress is so pretty, btw!

    Nadiyah from sheheartsthat.com

  42. September 19, 2016 / 6:45 PM

    Congratulations Vanessa!!!

    What an exciting new chapter!! I am so happy for you! and cannot wait to follow your pregnancy along!! Wahoo!!!
    : JenessaSheffield.com

  43. September 19, 2016 / 8:37 PM

    Ah, Congrats!! I’m so happy for you!
    You look so lovely, btw!! Beautiful photos!! 🙂

  44. September 19, 2016 / 9:08 PM

    Yay! I am so so thrilled for you! What a joy! Oh my second pregnancy was so good and easy! I pray yours is the same! Little sweet babies! Cannot to follow along on your pregnancy journey! You look absolutely stunning in these photos! Glowing does not even describe it!

    Have a beautiful week friend!

    Amanda | http://ASparklingStickyStyle.com

  45. September 19, 2016 / 11:34 PM

    You look gorgeous, like a greek goddess!

  46. MC
    September 20, 2016 / 5:49 AM

    Congratulations Vanessa! So happy for you and your family! Excited yo see your maternity style! Sending love!

  47. September 20, 2016 / 6:31 AM

    What a great news. congratulation. you look always pretty and stay blessed.

  48. September 20, 2016 / 10:17 AM

    First of all: CONGRATS vanessa, congrats to you and your beautiful family <3 this are so exciting news and I'm so happy for you and your family <3
    And of course again you look enchanting, like an angel, just perfect with this dress and the lace details <3 this is so gorgeous <3 can't get enough of your photos <3
    HDGDL und drück dich <3

  49. September 20, 2016 / 11:14 AM

    this is the best news ever!!! congrats! such exciting news, and you look so gorgeous!


  50. September 20, 2016 / 12:18 PM

    I’m soo in love with your pictures!
    I actually love your blog, so I would love to keep in touch with you. Do you want to follow each other on bloglovin and instagram? If you do, please let me know. x

  51. simona and indre
    September 20, 2016 / 9:45 PM

    AWWWW congratulations girls! These pictures are ABSOLUTELY stunning, you look gorgeous!
    xoxo, Simona and Indre

  52. September 21, 2016 / 1:41 AM

    I love, love this fringe top! The color, the silky fabric, gorgeous print and fringe are all so perfect on you! Also, you’re so lucky to have spotted Winona Ryder and Eleven!


  53. September 21, 2016 / 1:46 AM

    The thing I love most when talking about Hermes knockoff bags is the fact that they actually represent my favorite thing in life.

  54. September 21, 2016 / 1:47 AM

    When we wrote about the Chanel Boy Bags from the Cruise 2016, we said the collection is going to be chic and gold. And we meant it.

  55. September 21, 2016 / 1:49 AM

    It comes with the CC charm and a long shoulder strap. The bag is partly ‘quilted’ and partly ‘striped’, I love this new style.


  56. Jeanelly
    September 21, 2016 / 11:44 AM

    OMG, this is so exciting and beautiful! I am so happy for you, Vanessa! Sending you so much love and happiness!

  57. September 22, 2016 / 1:41 AM

    I had an inkling when you asked us to guess the big news and couldn’t be happier that my instinct was correct!! Congrats my favorite girl, I’m so happy for you and your family! Can’t wait to meet this new precious family member of yours!! Sending you lots of love!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  58. September 23, 2016 / 8:58 AM

    Congratulations on this blessing Wanessa! This is such a wonderful news and brings hope for the people who are still trying! Can’t wait for the gender reveal, little Kingston must be so excited to be a big brother soon! With you safe and healthy pregnancy and all the positive vibes!

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