Me My Life Pregnancy


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!

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  • Mandy
    October 6, 2008 at 5:54 am

    Congratulations!!! so good these news! a friend of mine is pregnant too-seems there is something in the air :-)
    keeping my fingers crossed:yeah:

  • tracie
    October 6, 2008 at 6:10 am

    CONGRATS!!!! you look beautiful! i’m a huge fan of babies and will pray your pregnancy continues down a less eventful path than the beginning. :)

  • Sarah
    October 6, 2008 at 6:12 am


  • zee
    October 6, 2008 at 6:36 am

    Congratulations Nicole and Brandon! And also- I was totally on to you! Baby references have been cropping up on Making It Lovely for weeks, but I knew it wasn’t my place to say anything.

    I can’t wait to follow this exciting new phase of your lives!

  • Kate
    October 6, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Congratulations – what wonderful news! Lots of lovely good wishes to you.

  • heather
    October 6, 2008 at 6:42 am

    Congratulations Nicole!! YAY! Hang in there…and I hope you keep feeling better!

  • panyizsuzsi
    October 6, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Congrats! This is a great news. I hardly can wait to see how you decorate the little one’s room!

  • Julie
    October 6, 2008 at 6:52 am


  • sarah b,
    October 6, 2008 at 6:55 am


  • Benita
    October 6, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Wow, congratulations on entering mom- (and dad-) hood! So looking forward to seeing what your nursery will be like :)

  • amy
    October 6, 2008 at 7:12 am

    OH congrats!!!!! I am so so happy for you! Little Alouette may have to send you a little wee baby wooden gift! xoxoox

  • People St. Clair
    October 6, 2008 at 7:17 am

    What wonderful news, Congratulations.

  • Melissa
    October 6, 2008 at 7:20 am

    I’m an avid reader of your website. CONGRATULATIONS! Your baby will be blessed to be a part of a lovely family and a beautiful home. My third baby was also due on April 14 (although she came on March 31). It’s a GOOD due date!

  • alivicwil
    October 6, 2008 at 7:20 am

    (that explains why you’ve been quiet of late.)
    I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes more smoothly than the start.
    Wonderful news :)

  • Tara
    October 6, 2008 at 7:20 am

    Congratulations! You are going to have the most awesomely decked-out little kiddo!

  • Danielle Melnyczenko
    October 6, 2008 at 7:22 am


  • Tory
    October 6, 2008 at 7:24 am

    Congratulations! This baby is going to have one fabulous nursery!

  • Joanna
    October 6, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Wow! Congrats to you both! Now you have another whole room to decorate lol!! That is really great and exciting news:)

  • julie @ coveiter
    October 6, 2008 at 7:34 am

    eeks! congratulations! i hope the rest of your pregnancy is easy peasy!

  • Shanee
    October 6, 2008 at 7:42 am

    Congrats! Can’t wait to see the nursery!

  • Mandy Ford
    October 6, 2008 at 7:42 am

    Congratulations!! I’m a new mom and it is such an exciting time. Get plenty of rest and I hope it all goes smoothly for you! :)

  • kristin
    October 6, 2008 at 7:43 am

    congratulations! great news…

  • Jessica Dougherty
    October 6, 2008 at 7:47 am

    congratulations! fantastic news!!!

  • molly
    October 6, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Congratulations Nicole and Brandon!

    When I first saw the nursery mood board on flickr I thought for sure it was a mommy-to-be announcement… guess I wasn’t too far off!

  • Sarah Schmiechen
    October 6, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to seeing your maternity Style boards – I bet you’ll be a super stylish mom-to-be!

  • megan
    October 6, 2008 at 7:59 am

    CONGRATULATIONS–what wonderful news!

  • Jamie
    October 6, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what you have planned for the nursery.

  • Marge
    October 6, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Congrats! Awesome news.

  • Carrie S.
    October 6, 2008 at 8:12 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! What awesome news! I can so relate to the bedrest/worry! I spent my entire last trimester on bedrest with my twins (*gulp* 16 years ago!) – no internet back then to keep me occupied! You will have so much fun, and I predict a very fun “Making it Lovely” baby room series! XO

  • Tanna
    October 6, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Congratulations! How exciting for you both! I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well.

  • Julie
    October 6, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Hooray and congratulations! This child will be, quite possibly, the most stylish baby on the planet. :)

  • Marilyn
    October 6, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Wow! Congratulations!!

  • Jenny
    October 6, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Congrats! I’m so excited for you and I can’t wait to see what decor you’ll come up with.

  • stephanie
    October 6, 2008 at 8:23 am


  • Stacy
    October 6, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Aw! Congratulations!

  • Melissa M.
    October 6, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Holy moly, that is FABULOUS!!

  • julia
    October 6, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Congratulations! What wonderful news!

  • Casey
    October 6, 2008 at 8:28 am

    That is such wonderful news! Babies are such a huge joy. You’re very blessed :)

  • Amy Schlotthauer
    October 6, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Congrats – that is exciting news!

  • Kate
    October 6, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Congratulations! Best wishes that the next six months are smooth sailing. Can’t wait to see the nursery!

  • Morgan
    October 6, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Thats so crazy, just the other day after your nursery decor thing, I was thinking I bet any day now she is goign to announce she is pregnant. A few weeks ago you made another little comment about it too. Well congrats! Im really excited to see how you do a real nursery!

  • The Prepy Princess
    October 6, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Ooooh, a baby! Congratulations to all! What a blessing!

  • jamie
    October 6, 2008 at 8:33 am


  • Annette
    October 6, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Congratulations! So exciting! Love those little blob pics!

  • Nicole (also!)
    October 6, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Yay — congrats!!

  • Erin
    October 6, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Congrats! What wonderful news. And I think that just might be the coolest display of ultrasound pics I’ve ever seen. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!

  • luuvepotion
    October 6, 2008 at 8:42 am

    congrats congrats congrats! time to turn one of those rooms into a baby room! i cant wait to see what you guys do!

    i looooooooooooooooooooove babies! and im hoping you guys have a great pregnancy!

  • Tatyana
    October 6, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Yay! That is great!
    I kind of had a feeling you were… the egg chair (reading to a little one in it), you being sick, the nursery design… :)
    I’m so happy for both (the three) of you!

  • Shari
    October 6, 2008 at 8:44 am

    And besides all of the good things I wish for you guys, I have to admit, I can’t wait to see this baby’s room!!!! I’m sure it will be the best!

  • Kelly
    October 6, 2008 at 8:51 am


  • Amy
    October 6, 2008 at 8:52 am

    I have been reading for quite a while now, though I rarely comment. However, I just had to come out of lurking to post a big CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • kiwe
    October 6, 2008 at 8:54 am


  • Stacy
    October 6, 2008 at 8:54 am

    I knew it! I got a few references from your posts and thought it might be coming. LOL. I read your blog all the time and wanted to say hi and congrats!!!


  • Kathryn
    October 6, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Congratulations. That’s wonderful news. I wish you a very happy and healthy pregnancy.

  • Karen
    October 6, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Congratulations to you and Brandon! That’s wonderful. I hope everything goes more smoothly and you’re able to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and planning for the baby :)

  • Monica
    October 6, 2008 at 9:06 am


  • Jen
    October 6, 2008 at 9:10 am

    This is terrific news! I have no doubt you will have the most lovely nursery in town.


  • justJENN
    October 6, 2008 at 9:10 am


  • Kristen
    October 6, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Congratulations! I’m SO happy for you. What an exciting time!!!

  • C
    October 6, 2008 at 9:14 am


  • jillian
    October 6, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Congratulations!!!!! What a fun new adventure! I was also on bedrest for over 3 months with my pregnancy, so I know how scary it can be. I now have a healthy and beautiful 3 year old little girl, so if you ever need anything please drop me a line! Have fun and try to relax!!!!!

  • danielle
    October 6, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Congrats! I’m so happy for you. I can’t wait to see the baby room!!

  • Cathe
    October 6, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Congrats, Nicole!

  • Jasi
    October 6, 2008 at 9:21 am


  • i suwannee
    October 6, 2008 at 9:21 am


  • lylah ledner
    October 6, 2008 at 9:24 am

    so cool! God’s little blessing – His gift of love for your family! Mazel tov. Congrats!


  • Morningblue
    October 6, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Congratulations! Wishing you a healthy and easy pregnancy and lots of fun getting ready for baby!

  • marzi
    October 6, 2008 at 9:34 am

    congrats again! i was patiently waiting for the announcement! yea for you and brandon! can’t wait to see all the decor and paper related products for this little bundle!

  • Summer
    October 6, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Congrats! Being a mum is such a wonderful thing. Hoorah for bringing a child into such a creative household!

  • Making it Lovely
    October 6, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, everyone!

  • Leah
    October 6, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Congrats, Nicole!

    Can’t WAIT to see that nursery …



  • megan
    October 6, 2008 at 9:38 am

    wow, congrats on your blob!

  • Amanda
    October 6, 2008 at 9:42 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I, too, am expecting (20 weeks) – I blame it on the economy :-)

    Anyway – I just recently came across your blog and I’m addicted! You’re very talented and I’m loving your style. I’m quite jealous, though, as I have an interior design degree and have lost absolutely all of my talent since graduation. You’re giving me a little inspiration, at least!

    Anyway – enjoy being pregnant!! I had a rough start, too, and it’s been smooth sailing since the 2nd trimester – I hope yours is smooth sailing, too!


  • drey
    October 6, 2008 at 9:43 am

    nicole! i’m so excited for you!!! congratulations!!!! hope the rest of your time will be better than the first trimester. take care will ya?

  • casafroggy
    October 6, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Congratulations! Sounds like you may already have a head start on the nursery design with the Making it Yours feature – unless you’re having a boy :)

  • Meggan
    October 6, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Congratulations! This totally made my day. :D

  • Whitney
    October 6, 2008 at 9:53 am

    So, so, so happy for you. I just had a little boy and he makes my life so much happier. You won’t know what you did without one. :-) Hope everything goes smoothly from here on out.

  • jaime
    October 6, 2008 at 9:55 am

    congrats! Such exciting and fantastic news for you! awesome.

  • Sommer
    October 6, 2008 at 9:57 am

    I have to admit that for the past like 4 or 5 weeks I’ve wondered what was going on with you because the posts were so sporadic and small. Not that I was complaining, but I was worried. Now we know what has been going on! How exciting! Congrats on such great news and I can’t wait to see how this new addition becomes incorporated into all of your designs.

  • PJ
    October 6, 2008 at 9:58 am

    What wonderful news! Congratulations to you and Brandon!

  • Jules
    October 6, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Congratulations, Nicole. :)

  • kay*
    October 6, 2008 at 10:05 am

    wow! congratulations to you and brandon!

  • Design for Mankind
    October 6, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Yay— congratulations dearie! :)

  • RA
    October 6, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Gasp! Congratulations! That kid’s room is going to so stylish!

  • amy purple
    October 6, 2008 at 10:17 am

    More congrats from us, Nicole and Brandon! I hope everything is just smooth sailing from here on out. Are you going to find out the sex at 20 weeks or hold off til delivery?

  • Danielle
    October 6, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Oh wow!! Congrats!!!!

  • MMW
    October 6, 2008 at 10:26 am

    I don’t even know you BUT I love your blog and I think your baby will be one of the most stylish ever. Congratulations. All the best for a healthy pregnancy!

  • Jane E.
    October 6, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Congratulations! If you have a little boy, will you need to change the company name to Pink Loves Blue?

  • whitney
    October 6, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Congratulations! So exciting!

  • agibson
    October 6, 2008 at 10:32 am

    congratulations! i cant wait to see what you do with the nursery!

  • Caitlin
    October 6, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Congratulations! Happy news for you indeed! ^_^

  • Cheryl
    October 6, 2008 at 10:36 am

    congrats!! I, too, am eager to see the nursery. are you taking bets as to boy or girl? mark me down for girl. =)

  • Making it Lovely
    October 6, 2008 at 10:40 am

    We’re definitely going to find out whether we’re having a boy or girl! 7 more weeks…

  • L.J.T.
    October 6, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Congratulations! perhaps we’ll see some baby themed posts in the near future?

  • marlene
    October 6, 2008 at 10:43 am

    congrats! congrats! congrats!

  • Erica
    October 6, 2008 at 10:44 am

    How lovely! Congrats to you & Brandon!!!

  • Genevieve
    October 6, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Congratulations!! Good luck with everything!!

  • Jessica
    October 6, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Congratulations!! Can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with the baby’s room.

  • Elizabeth
    October 6, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Delurking to say Congratulations! I can’t wait to see pictures of nursery plans! :)

  • Breakfast for Dinner
    October 6, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Congratulations!!! Best of luck, and happy baby decorating! :)

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