^^ Lulu kept wanting to wear her sunnies on the back of her head! Do I sense a new trend coming on? πŸ˜‰ ^^
First off — THANK YOU for all of your positive comments on our big announcement! I’m always blown away by your kind words. So seriously, thank you — it meant more than you will ever know. We just spent the week in CA and I thought I’d share some photos in my new favorite swimsuit before things get completely out of hand with my bump this summer. πŸ˜‰ Brad worked his camera angles or something because my bump is way bigger than these pics portray — Why is it that you show so much sooner with your second pregnancy that your first!? I am in shock! But it’s kinda fun to look pregnant, at the same time. πŸ™‚ I have been on the hunt for this swimsuit ever since I stumbled upon it on Pinterest (with a broken link, uhg!) last fall. Guys, I found it! And I’m so stoked because it’s going to be the perfect swimsuit for this summer. I haven’t been pregnant through the hot months before, and I knew I wanted a comfortable yet modest two piece that wasn’t too tight on the waist. Annnnd here it is! Bring on the heat, baby!
How Far Along? 13 weeks Weight Gain: A couple pounds already! Maternity Clothes? I need to grab some maternity pants stat, because I can’t fit into any of mine! I’m planning on living in dresses this summer.  Sleep? I’ve been sleeping like a log. Brad is so cute, and has been getting up with Lucy if she wakes up in the night — It is seriously the royal treatment to get some solid hours in. I’m soaking it in, because I know I’m in for a rude awakening when the third trimester hits — and when the baby is born, of course. πŸ˜‰ Best moment this week?  Vacationing in California with my little crew — it’s kinda weird to think that it won’t just be the three of us for much longer. A good kind of weird. πŸ™‚ I think Lucy can sense that something is up, because she asks to cuddle with me all the time now (I’m not complaining!). I have felt a little nervous thinking about how she will handle a new baby in the house, and this week I was really reassured that it’s going to be okay! We went to CA with our friends, and Lucy never got territorial if I held their little boy. She also pointed and every baby we passed at Disneyland and said “Baby, cute!”, and takes such good care of her little dolls. She still doesn’t understand the concept that I have a baby in my belly (she lifts up my shirt to my bare skin with a confused face haha) but I wonder if when I’m showing more, the lightbulb will turn on in her head? Weird pregnancy moment? The feeling of being HIGH MAINTENANCE! I literally have to eat what sounds good to me, or I will throw it up. Also, all the crampinggggg. I did not experience this with my first pregnancy! It freaks me out, but I guess it’s pretty common. Movement: People say you can’t feel anything this early on, but I swear to you, I have felt tapping from the inside a couple times when I’m laying in bed. I’m so excited for that feeling of the baby doing full on flips again! Food Cravings: Basic house salads at restraunts. Not at home, its gotta be from a restraunt! Ha! Also, any fresh fruit, and WATER. I can’t get enough water. I’m thankful for somewhat healthy cravings (for now)…. Anything making you queasy? BEEF! Burgers kinda make me want to die right now… Also the smell of the dishes is lethal!  Gender: We decided NOT TO FIND OUT AGAIN! Ah! I know, we are crazy. As long as neither of us have a preference of what we’re secretly wanting, we will continue to be surprised at delivery! You’d think that I’d be rooting for a boy, but I would honestly be just as happy with another little girl. Can you imagine little sisters!? Or a baby brother!? Either would be an absolute dream. The best gift, and surprise you can give yourself (in my opinion) is to wait to find out at the birth. Lucy’s delivery was seriously magical. I will never forget the flood of emotions that hit me when I gave that final push, and Brad exclaimed “It’s a GIRL!” What I’m looking forward to: Lucy grasping the concept that we have a baby on the way, and for this nausea to get outttttta here.

Swim suit: Pink Desert || Lucy’s Swim Suit: Pink Desert


  1. April 7, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    I agree – this swim suit is SO CUTE. and the price is great too!

  2. April 7, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    just so you know! you spelled "waist", "waste" πŸ™‚ in case you want to change it!

    • April 7, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      Thank you!! I wrote this at midnight haha!

  3. April 7, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    I'm so happy for you two! My hubby and I are having our first this summer and we're wanting the surprise for the same reason! The best gift and such an exciting moment-birth. I'm sure it'll be transformative. I'm 23 weeks now and it's taken my body forever to show! So grateful to actually look pregnant because more people are empathetic and helpful now hehe. Thanks for sharing. You're family is too cute for words. Blessings, Bekah

  4. April 7, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    So awesome Hailey! These pics are adorable?

  5. April 7, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    You are the cutest thing! Also, I couldn't wait. The second I saw the price of this suit, I HAD to buy it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. April 7, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    You are so cute and classy! I'm so excited for you to have another adorable baby! XO

  7. April 7, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    I loved not finding out on our first! It was truly magical when we finally met our son for the first time! We found out on our second and that was fun too made the baby seem more real during the pregnancy. But I have to say I'm so excited to one day have a third and experience that surprise again! Congrats! Love your style and optimism.

  8. April 7, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    So thrilled to hear about your second babe πŸ™‚
    I ordered this swimsuit too! It arrived and it's too small, so I ordered the next size up! FYI, it's available at a bunch of other online shops for less than at Pink Desert! Rosegal and Choies sell it for $18 and even $13!!

  9. April 7, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Ahh that is so exciting! We didn't wait for our first baby to find out the gender, but we are this time! I think I just fell into the pressure of finding out because everyone around me wanted to know. Not this time buddy! So excited for ya! And little Lucy too πŸ˜‰

  10. April 7, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    Oh my goodness I've been looking for that swim set too! Thank you so much for finding it for me! ? (You look amazing in it by the way!) And congrats again!

  11. April 7, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! I am so so happy for you both. The entire concept of pregnancy and little babies is so exciting to me and I can't wait until I have my own some day (well I can wait… I'm just excited). I love the idea of waiting to find out the gender, but I may be a bit too impatient for this! Haha! I look forward to reading all of your bumpdates and look forward to seeing your already adorable family grow!

    Holly X ||

  12. April 7, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    So fun! A question about the suit. At the bottom of the top in all the pictures I've seen (on the pink desert website) looks like it's gathered or something. Like could you pull it down lower or is just the way it is sewn? Just wondering why it looks like that.

    • April 7, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      Thanks! & No gathering, thats just the way its sewn. πŸ™‚

  13. April 7, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    Congratulations again, Hailey! I am so happy for you, and your little family. I am so excited you decided to not know the gender. I find it so beautiful to find out right after birth. Excited to follow you on this journey πŸ™‚

  14. April 7, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Congratulations again, Hailey! I am so happy for you, and your little family. I am so excited you decided to not know the gender. I find it so beautiful to find out right after birth. Excited to follow you on this journey πŸ™‚

  15. April 7, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    You look so cute! I am thrilled for you guys! I think that it is so awesome that you aren't finding out again. We found out with my daughter and we also found out with this one (I am 35 weeks pregnant with a little boy), BUT since we will have one of each we aren't going to find out what our third will be when the time comes. πŸ™‚ I think it will be so fun! And I absolutely love that you are doing bump updates! I have done them with both of my pregnancies and they are my most favorite to write. πŸ™‚

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  16. April 7, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    You look great and so happy! Try Diclegis for the nausea — I recommend it to everyone and it's seriously a life-saver! So excited for you guys πŸ™‚

  17. April 7, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    Oh my gosh– you are the cutest pregnant woman!!! love that suit– mine is on its' way to me right now. Great minds think alike πŸ˜‰ good luck in the weeks to come, and stay away from beef… don't know if this will help you, but with my nausea, the smell of rubbing alcohol calms it right down. just a thought. good luck and thanks for sharing xx

  18. April 8, 2016 / 4:50 am

    question about your swimming suit… what size are you wearing? they say to size up??

  19. April 13, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    Hi Hailey! question about your necklace! where did you get it from? Thanks πŸ™‚

  20. April 25, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Hi! I was wondering what size bathing suit you wearing? Not sure if I should go up a size like they recommend? Thanks!

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