Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas...

Pictures: Emily Harris

My Dress: Adrianna Papell, Andi's Dress: Nordstrom, Andi's Shoes: Yosi Samra


Merry Christmas from our soon to be family of four!! We are so excited (and a little nervous) about this miracle baby that will be joining our family in June. Andi and the new baby will be almost 18 month apart and I am so excited that she is going to be a big sister. 

This pregnancy has been different from my first one in a lot of ways, chief among those differences being that I have been sick way more this time than last time.  I cannot believe how long it has been since I have done a blog post. But I have had no energy throughout my entire first trimester and have been feeling very nauseous pretty much constantly. I am finally starting to feel myself again. Thank God. I wanted to share this so bad for so long but it was really important to me and my family to wait until I was out of my first trimester. 

Being pregnant and sick and having an 11 month old has been hard for me. So I decided that I needed to put my family first and take care of myself the best I could and that is why I have not been blogging. When I was pregnant with Andi, obviously there was a lot more time to rest and take care of things.  Over these past months I have to sleep and rest while she is sleeping or I won't make it through the day without feeling terrible. But I wanted to say thank you to everyone for continuing to check my blog and ask what has been going on. It means so much to me.

We are so happy and we feel so lucky to be able to have another baby and to give Andi a sibling. I have so much to be thankful for everyday. Especially my family. June can't come soon enough! 

Merry Christmas! And I plan to start blogging in the new year. I have missed all of you guys. 

58 comments:

  1. Many congratulations on baby #2! I've missed your blog, so glad you are back! So happy for you and your growing family! Merry Christmas!

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  2. Huge congratulations to you and your family!! I just knew it!! Not because you looked pregnant in any way but because you had pulled away from blogging/IG and some of the photo angles including the instagram photo of your Christmas shoot. I saw you had mentioned in a comment that you were beginning to post again today and I just had to pop over to see if what I thought was true. I only have one daughter so I can't imagine what it's like to be pregnant and take care of a baby. Being pregnant is almost a full time job in and of itself. Your Christmas photos are stunning and that dress is gorgeous as is Andi's!! I live in FL and have a horrible time finding a good photographer so for the second year in a row we decided to forgo family photos for Christmas. Your photographer did an amazing job!! Merry Christmas Jade. :)

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  3. Congratulations! I am also due in June! Excited for some maternity clothes inspiration! Merry Christmas!

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  4. Congratulations! I was so excited to see your blog today! I have been checking daily and was pumped to see you back...especially with such blessed news! Merry Christmas!

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  5. congrats!!! so excited for you!!

    xoxo, Preeti
    www.ninesto5.com

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  6. Congrats! I was so surprised. You are a strong woman! Merry Christmas from Switzerland.

    xoxo
    Tea

    www.kayashionista.com

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  7. Family first! Always. Best wishes as your family grows! So many good things to look forward to!

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  8. OH my goodness, Jade this is amazing!! I'm so happy for you & how blessed you are to receive the amazing gift of life AGAIN!! I look forward to hearing about the realness of your journey as a pregnant mom of a toddler. My first is 3 months old and I'm trying to decide how long to wait for our next one. I would love to be mentally prepared for the differences. I can't wait to hear more! I'm curious whether this time was difficult like last time or not.. The Lord is so good!

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  9. Ah! I guessed you might be pregnant. Congratulations!! My first two are 17 months apart. It wasn't planned that way, but we love it and wouldn't change it for the world. Many busy, mommy days ahead, but, oh so special! Merry Christmas to your beautiful family.

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  10. Congratulations!!!! You look absolutely stunning in that dress!

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  11. So happy for all of you and it is totally understandable as to why you haven't been blogging - family comes first always! Sending you all warm love and greetings!

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  12. Congratulations to your family! So exciting. And gorgeous red dress! Merry Christmas!
    ox Taylor | www.mycupofchic.com

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  13. I have missed reading your blog so much, but I am so happy for you and your family! What a perfect time to share such a precious gift :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  14. Congrats!! That's so wonderful! I'm due in May :)

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

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  15. I love the pictures and I’m so happy for you guys!! Merry Christmas from the Netherlands.

    Xo Amanda

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  16. I was worried you were getting away from blogging/instagramming! I've honestly missed you on Instagram the most lol, you're one of my favorites. So glad everything is more than okay ;) Hope you continue to feel better (pregnancy wise) and huge congrats!! x

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  17. I am so relieved to have you back, honestly, missed you so much and the baby! I can't believe you are pregnant again! Such amazing news!!!!! God Bless you and your family! This is the best post, the pictures are stunning and thank you for sharing. Merry Merry Christmas!!!!! xoxo , Tiffany

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  18. I've been thinking a lot about you lately, so happy to hear that you guys are expecting!! Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. I hope you and your family have an amazing holiday!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  20. Congratulations!! So glad you are back! I am due in July and can't wait to see your pregnancy style this time around :) Merry Christmas!

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  21. OH WOW!! Congratulations girl!!! These are such a wonderful news and it's the best Christmas present that you could ever wish for! May you all be healthy and happy!

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  22. Beautiful family :)))))))))
    Greetings from Poland

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  24. Congratulations!!! You look beautiful!
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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  25. Congrats to you and your beautiful family! :)

    Happy Holidays!
    xo,
    Lily | pslilyboutique.com

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  26. Hi Jade... This is my first time posting a comment on a blog, but I wanted to congratulate you and let you know that it all seems so exhausting and difficult at first, but having them close together is such a blessing! My girls are 11 months apart. I found out I was pregnant with my second when my first was only 9 weeks old and she had colic and never napped longer than 20 minutes the whole day. Fortunately she slept all night! I was very sick with my second pregnancy, so much so I didn't gain more than 15 lbs. I was sick all 9 months all day and night long which was very hard with a new baby and a husband who works long hours. My girls are now actually both 10, my oldest will turn 11 in a few weeks! I love how different yet how close they are. They both have their own room but every night they are begging to sleep in the same room! Please take the time to enjoy your family and watch them grow! It feels like yesterday my girls were born. It goes so very fast! Savor every moment with your babies and get your rest! Again Congrats to you and your beautiful family!

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  27. Congratulations to you and your family, Jade! I have missed seeing you on Instagram and your blog! I had a hunch that baby #2 may be on the way :D I just adore you and Andi and am soooo excited about your new addition. Merry Christmas!! :)

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  28. Congratulations! This is wonderful news and thank you so much for sharing it at Christmas. What a gift! Sweet girl, you are doing the right thing by putting your health and your family first. Keep doing what you need to do and know that we will check here and Instagram every day until you can post again. Merry Christmas and may God bless you and your family!

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  29. Merry Christmas and congrats to you and your family. So happy to learn of your amazing news!

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  30. Oh wow!I am so happy for you! I remember following your journey with your first daughter so to see you pregnant again filled me with joy. Congratulations!!!

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  31. Oh your daughter is so cute. AND congratulations on your pregnancy
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  32. Aww sweetie I'm so happy for you and your family! <33

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  33. This is a sweet announcement. Beautiful pictures. Congratulations!

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  34. Merry Christmas and congratulations! :)

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  35. You are glowing... What exciting news. I'm so happy for your family. Having a 9 month old I know how hard it is to keep on top of a blog so I can't imagine being pregnant with a baby. Take all the time for yourself.

    xox
    Andrea
    www.withloveandrea.com

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  36. Congratulations all the way from Auckland, New Zealand Jade! Wonderful news. Sensible you for putting yourself and your health first. Looking forward to seeing how you style the growing bump. Have a very happy (and non-nauseous!) start to the new year. x

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  37. Stunning photos! And congrats! I always love stopping by your page. Good to hear all is well. Happy Holidays!

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  38. Congratulations! So happy you're back. And feeling better. You are my top bookmark on the bloggers I follow and I had almost given up that you were returning. Have a great Christmas!

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  39. Congrats! You have such an adorable family. The pictures are stunning.
    Unique Geek

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  40. Congrats! What a wonderful way to bring in the new year! Hoping the rest of your pregnancy will go much smoother for you. You have been so inspiring to me over the past year or so that I've followed your blog. Best wishes to you and your growing family!

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  41. I am dying over your dress! and you are the cutest family ever. congrats on the pregnancy! can't wait to hear more about it! you are darling:) love love your blog

    http://theprettypennygirl.blogspot.com

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  42. Congratulation for you and your family ! Enjoy this new pregnancy ! Your dress is amazing.

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  43. Congratulation for you and your family ! Enjoy this new pregnancy ! Your dress is amazing.

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  44. Congratulations! Very happy for all of you! I am glad you are feeling better! All of your pictures are stunning! :)

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  45. Congratulations to your beautiful family!! Your family is BEAUTIFUL! You are GORGEOUS Jade!! Beautiful pregnant momma!! I love your blogs. And you blocked me on Instagram for some reason, I don't know what I did, I just wanted to say sorry for whatever I did, that I can't remember. XO

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  46. Congrats! I'm trying to find posts about your last nursery-- I saw where you mentioned that you were going to do a nursery post, but I can't find the post! Did you do another post?

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  47. Hi Jade,
    You and your family are beautiful! Congrats on your 2nd baby! My first two are about a year and a half apart also and they're soo close, best friends! I started following you on Instagram when you were pregnant with Andi, I was pregnant with my baby girl then also.(i was nauseous 24/7 with her)I understand what your going through it's no fun, hopefully your feeling great now! You've inspired me to start my own blog which i am working on launching the site soon ( The Beauty In Life ). I'm so happy for you all on your growing family!

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  48. Belated congratulations! So so pleased to hear your news - I was hoping that might be the reason you had been away from your blog! Always a good idea to put family first :)
    If you don't mind me asking (and seeing as you were so open with your first pregnancy) did you use IVF again? Only interested as a friend of mine is considering IVF for a second time...
    Best wishes for 2016 from the UK!
    Bethany xx

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