Brandon and I are going to have a baby!

I’m 13 weeks along and the due date is April 14. I had a pretty rocky first trimester, which is why I didn’t want to say anything right away. I was on bed rest for a while and there was a lot of bleeding and cramping and worrying, but I’m (we’re!) doing much better now.

The upside of having to go in several times for emergency doctor visits and ultrasounds is that we got some very early pictures of our little blob – I mean baby!

It really does just look like a little blob at 6 and 8 weeks.

And of course, Brandon tricked me a few weeks ago into taking a barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen photo. Oh, you should have seen his face as I figured out what he was doing! Too proud of himself on that one. ;)

Anyway, we’re thrilled to finally announce the news. We’re having a baby!

250 Responses to “Pregnant!”

  1. Jan October 7, 2008 at 2:43 pm #

    I’ve been waiting for this announcement. Congratulations to you both.

  2. Inspired Events October 7, 2008 at 4:02 pm #

    Congrats!! How exciting!! I’m ready to see some nursery ideas! Remember to relax, relax, relax, time really flies, enjoy every moment with your bump!!

  3. Pencils October 7, 2008 at 4:36 pm #

    Congratulations! I just had my first baby a week ago and there’s nothing better. I could stare at her precious (not screaming) face for hours.

    I hope you have an uneventful pregnancy and a quick and easy birth.

  4. Jeanee October 7, 2008 at 4:49 pm #

    Yay! Seems like all of my creative blog gals are PG or had a baby!!! Something MUST be in the air!

  5. Heather October 7, 2008 at 5:30 pm #


  6. Sara October 7, 2008 at 6:45 pm #

    Congratulations! How exciting!

    (Oh! and now you’ll get to design a nursery!)

  7. Mary October 7, 2008 at 7:34 pm #

    Did you girl bloggers drink some fertile waters or something? There seems to be a rash of knocked up decorators/bloggers.

  8. My @ tha Hotness October 7, 2008 at 7:58 pm #


  9. Laura October 7, 2008 at 8:19 pm #

    YEAH! I had a feeling beginning w/ the “whimsy” post a while back! Can hardly wait for you!! :)

  10. wanderluster October 7, 2008 at 8:42 pm #

    Congratulations! I’m joining you on the baby bandwagon (due April 17th). Wishing you a happy and healthy nine months! Can’t wait to see your nursery design, baby announcements and the countless other creative things you’ll come up with.

  11. Lynn October 7, 2008 at 9:53 pm #

    How exciting! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time, and although I’m not a mom yet, as a graphic designer I’m looking forward to how you create a kid’s space. I know it will be as beautiful as the rest of your home! Congrats!

  12. joyce October 7, 2008 at 10:24 pm #

    Congratulations!! I hope everything goes well for the rest of your pregnancy. Can’t wait to see what kinds of things you will be doing to prepare for your little one.

  13. Amanda October 8, 2008 at 12:17 am #

    Oh my gosh, how exciting!

  14. Elizabeth October 8, 2008 at 2:42 am #

    yay! congratulations you two!

  15. izabug October 8, 2008 at 6:02 am #

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the baby and… the nursery, of course!

  16. Kelly October 8, 2008 at 11:13 am #


  17. Susanne October 8, 2008 at 2:11 pm #

    Congratulations! I’ve been reading your blog for sometime now and what a nice surprise. My son was born on April 14th, great time to have a baby.

  18. Rebecca October 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm #

    Congrats! I’ve been a fan of your adorable products and blog for some time. Weirdly enough, I’m also a resident of Oak Park so we might even be neighbors! :)



  19. Ottawa Emptor October 8, 2008 at 9:24 pm #

    AMAZING! Can’t wait to see the nursery, and a thousand congratulations to you both! :)

  20. coral October 8, 2008 at 11:01 pm #

    Congratulations Nicole!

    I read your blog daily and I knew something was up with some of the clues and the general quietness around here!

  21. Aharon Hill October 9, 2008 at 12:10 am #

    That is my birthday!!! It has served me well :) Congrats!!!

  22. amanda clark October 9, 2008 at 12:29 am #


  23. Shaiya October 9, 2008 at 2:10 am #

    Congratulations! Your baby is already fabulous thanks to his/her parents’ sense of style!

  24. cara October 9, 2008 at 7:51 am #

    congratulations! i was wondering if you were pregnant since you were talking about being sick so much. when my best friend was pregnant she was sick a LOT during the first trimester, but then it got better!

  25. patricia October 9, 2008 at 10:33 am #

    Wow! I’ve made a disappearing act from the blogsphere so I’m just catching up today. Congratulations!!

  26. Susan Jackson October 9, 2008 at 1:57 pm #

    oh nice one! Happy baby-to-be news! I wish all three of you the best!

    So now down to practical matters…I had a change table that was pretty and all but really – ten years along – it’s now down in the basement being used as a storage thing. So have you thought about a dresser you love with a pad on top for changing baby on? There’s lot’s of good ones now, and all the dresser drawers will provide a place for “diaper change accoutrement”! It’s a piece of furniture with far more use in the future as your lovely Borghese Dresser mood boards prove! I say spend the moolah on a dresser you love or a great piece of art for the nursery walls…Baby will thank you one day!

    Is it too early to enquire? Are there any baby names you’re considering that we can all weigh in on???

  27. kandice October 9, 2008 at 2:09 pm #

    finally!! i knew it was only a matter of time. i kept thinking, “all this “home” talk and still no baby???”, lolol. congrats.

  28. Me? A Mom? October 9, 2008 at 7:37 pm #

    Whoot! Congrats!!

  29. Lilie October 9, 2008 at 8:15 pm #

    Late to this news but CONGRATS!!!

  30. raya October 9, 2008 at 8:21 pm #

    Exciting news! I have to say I was a bit worried when you were talking about not feeling well, but NOW we know why & I can totally relate. You are on such an adventure! It is fun to have a little sidekick around the office, even when it’s a distraction from getting work done ; ) Look forward to your posts on pregnancy,nursery, all that good stuff.

  31. jHill October 9, 2008 at 9:59 pm #

    yeah!!!! congrats!

  32. Caitlin October 10, 2008 at 2:21 am #


  33. Ashlie October 10, 2008 at 12:16 pm #

    Congrats Nicole and Brandon!!

    I am so excited for you two!

    Cant wait to see the baby’s nursery!!

  34. James J Curry October 10, 2008 at 12:20 pm #

    Congratulations Nicole & Brandon! If not already, you will be feeling much better soon.

  35. Cindy October 10, 2008 at 1:23 pm #

    Congrats!!! love the “baby” magnets!!

  36. LayersofMeaning October 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm #


  37. Bonnie Rue aka Model Citizen October 11, 2008 at 10:02 am #

    That’s awesome news! High 5!
    Can’t wait to see how lovely your kid’s room is going to be!

  38. Laura October 11, 2008 at 7:14 pm #

    Congratulations! I love those baby magnets!

  39. Karen October 12, 2008 at 8:14 pm #

    Long time reader – never commented however, except for now. Congratulations! I can’t wait to see the nursery.

  40. Nuria October 13, 2008 at 2:02 pm #


  41. Skyzi October 13, 2008 at 2:07 pm #

    Congrats! The baby is going to have the best digs!

  42. haus October 15, 2008 at 12:24 pm #

    Congrats! How exciting!

    And I vote for the Target changing table. It’s a temporary piece, used for a very specific task, so it’s OK to cheap out on it.

  43. Pinky McG October 15, 2008 at 10:45 pm #

    Congrats to you two… soon to be three!

  44. Erin October 17, 2008 at 11:23 pm #

    I neglect to check in with your site for a few weeks, and look what happens! I’m so bummed I missed the big announcement, but I’m thrilled for you both. I’m looking forward to seeing all the wonderful baby-related posts and decorating tips!

  45. Vanessa October 21, 2008 at 10:51 am #

    Where the heck have I been?! I just saw your flickr pic on the coat and was like “wha?!” How wonderfully exciting!

    That first trimester can be so scary (I had some bleeding as well) but the second is absolutely wonderful. All the big things start happening…the quickening, people realizing that you’re pregnant and not just putting on weight, you start feeling movement on the outside. It really was a special time for us.

    Congrats, congrats, congrats! You’re going to be such a great crafty mama! And as always, feel free to email. This is all new to me too!

  46. Anna October 30, 2008 at 5:21 am #

    Congratulations! We’ve just had our first baby, she is 3 months old now and it is such a fun and exciting time. And shopping/decorating for them is great fun! All the best.

  47. Francine November 25, 2008 at 9:54 am #

    I’m a little late but congratulations! I could have almost written your post as I am due April 7th and also had a rough trimester, with bleeding, bed rest et al. Happy to hear that all is well with you!

  48. Sarah Wiedmaier August 9, 2010 at 9:53 am #

    Congratulations! You look great! I hope your pregnancy goes well, and I look forward to hearing about it on here.

    • Sarah Wiedmaier August 9, 2010 at 9:55 am #

      Oops! I meant to post that on today’s post. I was on the wrong page and didn’t know it. :)


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