We are having a baby!!!


FINALLY, I get to tell everyone my super big secret that I never really kept. I suck at keeping any secrets so you can imagine how hard it has been for me to keep this a secret. We have told way more people than originally planned, but whatever, we’re just so excited! This is a huge reason why my blogs have been so sporadic lately. Every day, as I sit at my laptop, I just stare at the screen thinking “OMG, I’m pregnant!” and that’s it. Leaving this little detail out has made it very challenging to write about my daily life.

I am officially 10 weeks and a couple of days pregnant. Everything has gone really well, we have heard it’s heartbeat, seen its little hands and feet wiggle and we are so very excited.

I’ve been thinking of ways to “announce” the pregnancy for months now, and never came up with a super creative idea. We decided to take some photos at our recent Hilton Head vacation, and these are my favorites of the 5 thousand photos we took…

Husband's expression of "what the hell?" here is priceless
Husband’s expression of “what the hell?” here is priceless
I like this one because it looks so similar to our wedding invites
I like this one because it looks so similar to our wedding invites

due date

And of course, Zoey had to sneak into a couple
And of course, Zoey had to sneak into a couple
Awww, Husband is pregnant!
Awww, Husband is pregnant!

When I first found out I was pregnant we decided to tell our parent’s first. We had a big family dinner with my in-laws and I stood up to take a group picture of everyone. I set my camera on “record” and said “on the count of 3, say Hilarie is pregnant!” The idea was to record everyone’s reactions instead of snapping a photo, but I recently got a new phone and that video is now gone…woops.

We Facetime’d with my family in Texas and sent photos to my closest friends.

Sent to my sister, our babies will be just 11 months apart!
Sent to my sister, our babies will be just 11 months apart!
Sent to some friends to announce the baby.
Sent to some friends to announce the baby.

Belle is probably our biggest concern at the moment. This dog is so incredibly spoiled. She can’t even handle me holding someone else’s child for a minute. Here’s hoping she likes our kid more than she likes everyone else’s.

belle big sister

You have probably realized now that the baby is due February 17th, approximately, which also happens to be mine and Husband’s 9-year dating anniversary! I know it’s unlikely that the baby will be born on its actual due date, but the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

I could not be any happier right now, life is really good.


20 Replies to “We are having a baby!!!”

  1. daughterbygrace says: Reply

    eeek!!! Congrats again! We are so happy for you both!

  2. daughterbygrace says: Reply

    Eeeek!! 😀 Congrats again! We are so excited for y’all!

    1. Thank you sooo much!!!!!

  3. I am SO stinkin’ excited for you all!!! Congratulations!!! 🙂

    1. thank you Kelly! it is so exciting! so many changes, and so much to look forward to!

  4. Dolly Norton says: Reply

    Congrats to you and Peter!! Just from reading your blogs I can tell that you will be an amazing mommy!

    1. THank you so much Dolly, that is really sweet of you to say.

  5. Congrats, Hilarie! You’re going to be a fantastic mother

    1. thank you katy, and god i hope so!

  6. Misti Sanchez says: Reply

    Yay! I LOVE the pictures!!!

    1. Thank you Misti, can’t wait to visit and spend time with you and mIles, hopefully I’ll have bump by then!

  7. Sincere Congratulations!

  8. Yay!!! Congrats! See you soon!

    1. thanks kali, see you tomorrow!

  9. You’re Dad and I are so excited/happy!! So glad I can talk about it now! I love the pics!

    1. me too, it’s a relief! and thanks Mom!

  10. You”re both going to make Great Parents!

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