As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, I thought today would be a good day to share a secret that I’ve been hiding from you all for quite some time…

A Special Announcement

I’m so excited to announce that we are expecting Baby #2 this April AND it’s a girl! This pregnancy has been much rougher on me than my first pregnancy. I spent most of the first trimester getting sick just about every day. Needless to say, trying to keep up with this blog was not easy! I spent the first trimester feeling like I had to constantly have food in my mouth to avoid getting sick which is the exact opposite of my first pregnancy where I didn’t want to eat anything except soup. Now that I’m well into the second trimester, I’m feeling much better thankfully!

I was so sure this baby was going to be a boy. I know there is no real science that supports different pregnancy symptoms can mean a different gender, but I just felt like this baby was going to be a boy, but nope, it’s another baby girl! We are so excited to add another little sweetie to our family. We are living in a tight townhouse right now so I have to admit it’s a bit a relief knowing we really don’t need to buy too many things at all for this baby. I’ve tried to explain to Madeline that she is going to be a big sister, but just being two years old, she has no clue what I am talking about and gives me a confused look and runs and brings me one of her baby dolls. Oh well!

I also have to admit that I’m feeling slightly terrified at the idea of having two kids. I know life is going to be a lot different compared to having just one and the uncertainty of it all is definitely giving me a bit of anxiety. I’d love to get some tips from you parents of two or more kids!

We are celebrating Thanksgiving in Cleveland with my family and having a great time. My family threw an amazing second birthday party for Maddie and I’m feeling so lucky and blessed to have so many incredible people in my life. I’m thrilled to be able to give Madeline a baby sister this spring and that I can finally share this happy news with my readers! I hope you all have a delicious Thanksgiving and I’ll be sharing more pregnancy updates (and recipes, of course) soon!