My Life Parenting Pregnancy

Another Baby

We’re going to have another baby!

Eleanor and Me

Also, I think our matching mother/daughter dresses are funny. ;)

This pregnancy has been less worrisome than the first, but I have been exhausted (and nauseous). I’m looking forward to getting a little energy back and feeling better as I head into the second trimester.

Eleanor and Me

I’m due February 12 and Eleanor won’t turn two until April 29, so we’ll have two under two for a while. Sounds… challenging! But it also sounds fun.

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  • anne
    August 9, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Congratulations! How exciting! Love the photos too.

  • Carolyn
    August 9, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Whoa…look at all of your comments already! I’m here to say the same: “Congratulations! You both look darling. And you are looking great!”

  • Emily
    August 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Congrats! My 3rd baby was born on April 23. I’ve enjoyed seeing Eleanor’s monthly baby photos as she changed along with my little guy Griffin. Now we are due with #4 on Feb. 9. Our babies are just days apart. I’ll enjoy seeing all the nursery ideas you have. Since I already have a TON of baby stuff with this one being #4 I won’t be doing a new nursery this time. But I’ll be living vicariously thru you. LOL. Best wishes!

  • Shannon
    August 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

    How cute are you and Eleanor?! Congratulations!

  • Lisa
    August 9, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Oh, congrats and I hope all will go very well with you. I love the matching yellow outfits very much.

    Take Care.

    Love Lisa

  • Naomi
    August 9, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Congratulations to you all :)

  • erika edith
    August 9, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Congratulations! How much more exciting is this than a leaky roof?! Wishing you all the best.

  • Jessicah
    August 9, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Congratulations! I found your blog after our Eleanor was born this April 22nd, but it’s kind of cool to see your Eleanor growing so fast, since she’s almost exactly a year older than ours. I love your dress in these pictures!

  • susy
    August 9, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Oh wow! wow!!!!!

    Congratulations. I am so happy for you! : )

  • Olivia
    August 9, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I had 2 under 2 for almost a year. My kids are 14 months apart, and it was SO FUN. Tough sometimes but a lot of fun! Good luck & congrats!

  • LeeAnn
    August 9, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Congratulations! So exciting! My brother and I were close in age growing up and it was so much fun (as a kid!) to have a playmate around! Good luck!

  • Nicole RJ
    August 9, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Big congrats! I’m due a few weeks before you {with our first}. Looking forward to more nursery inspiration on your blog!

  • Rebecca
    August 9, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Congratulations! To you and your entire family!

  • Melissa
    August 9, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Congratulations! Eleanor is going to make such a good big sister!

  • Sarah
    August 9, 2010 at 9:59 am


  • Suzonne
    August 9, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Wow! More baby news today. Congratulations!!

  • rachel
    August 9, 2010 at 10:03 am

    congratulations!! you look radiant, of course :)

  • patricia
    August 9, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Congratulations Nicole! You look great!

  • Erin
    August 9, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Oh, congratulations!! What fantastic news!!!

  • Sarah
    August 9, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Congrats! what exciting news. love the matching yellow dresses :)

  • Karrie
    August 9, 2010 at 10:18 am


  • tia
    August 9, 2010 at 10:19 am

    wow, congratulations! a lot of my friends and family members are on their second child too. two are already here and two more are on the way. how exciting!

  • Sophie
    August 9, 2010 at 10:22 am

    When I read this on twitter, I actually said ‘awwww’ out loud! Congrats!

  • Kristin
    August 9, 2010 at 10:24 am

    You look so cute and I love that dress! :)

  • April
    August 9, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations! You look beautiful! And love those matching dresses. How sweet.

  • Caitlin
    August 9, 2010 at 10:26 am


  • Kate
    August 9, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Congrats!! And I love your yellow dresses, very cute :)

  • Rhianne
    August 9, 2010 at 10:26 am

    What wonderful news, congratulations – I love your dresses, you both look lovely!

  • Shen Dove Style
    August 9, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Congrats and your matching outfits are adorable!

  • Clair
    August 9, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Congrats! Glad to hear the pregnancy is going smoother than the last. I hope you are feeling better soon!

  • Jules
    August 9, 2010 at 10:32 am


  • cynthia
    August 9, 2010 at 10:34 am

    OMG! Congrats!! I am so happy for you and the family. You and Eleanor look so pretty together. Reminds me of an old photo of my grandmother and I in the garden wearing our dresses. Too cute!

  • Terri
    August 9, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Congrats, Nicole! You are glowing and Eleanor is as adorable as ever.

  • Kristin
    August 9, 2010 at 10:36 am

    So exciting! We are expecting our second in November. Having two seems terrifying and exciting at the same time. Congrats.

  • Breanna
    August 9, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Congrats! You look fabulous!!! Can’t wait to see another pretty baby!!!

  • Shrie >> Lo & Behold
    August 9, 2010 at 10:44 am

    You look fabulous… and wow! So exciting.

  • Rachel
    August 9, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Congratulations! February 12th is my b-day too! You look amazing and that yellow dress is fabulous.

  • Elaine
    August 9, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Congratulations! My two girls are 20 months apart and the youngest will be celebrating her first birthday this weekend. In the beginning, it is incredibly tiring, crazy, hectic, but it doesn’t last for long. By this time you’re a pro! I was worried that the first year was going to be tough, but turned out that after about six months, when the little one was able to sit up on her own, everything got a lot easier. She loves to watch and listen to everything that her big sis is doing and saying. And the older one is (most of the time) so sweet and gentle with her little sis. Congrats again, and looking forward to hearing if Eleanor is going to have a little brother or sister!

  • Robyn
    August 9, 2010 at 10:48 am

    congratulations! you look wonderfully cute & happy :)

  • May
    August 9, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Congratulations, that must be exciting news!

  • Stephanie@Geezees
    August 9, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Congrats, this is such wonderful news.
    Very cute photos!

  • Katrina
    August 9, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Congrats!! I’m so happy for you and you family. I love your yellow dress and matching your daughters is so precious, get that pics framed asap :)

  • Corie
    August 9, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Congrats, Nicole! And big sister Eleanor! How fun!

    My boys are 22 months apart, and yeah, it was tough for a while I guess… now, three years later, I don’t even remember it! You just do what needs to be done. :)

    Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!

  • Béa
    August 9, 2010 at 10:58 am

    my sis and I are only 18 months apart, but I love that!

  • Kathryn S
    August 9, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Congratulations! I hope you are feeling better soon. Our third baby is due March 4, so I’m right there with you! I’m so much more tired and sick this time around as well, but it could be the 4 and 2.5 year old boys running me ragged. The first six months with 2 under 2 are pretty rough, but after the little one starts sleeping a bit better, things get easier, and now my guys are (usually) great friends!

  • Holly
    August 9, 2010 at 11:04 am

    EEEK, congrats!!!! I adore the matching dresses- you two look so bright and happy! :)
    xoxox Holly

  • Kendall
    August 9, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Congratulations! (You look fantastic by the way!)

  • Christine
    August 9, 2010 at 11:14 am


  • Nuit
    August 9, 2010 at 11:17 am

    oh my goodness!!! what a blessing!!! i had no idea! you looked just so-not-pregnant on the last photos u uploaded!!!! CONGRATS!!!

  • Jackie
    August 9, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Congratualtions!!! I never comment but I couldn’t resist. I have been reading your blog since before you were even pregnant with Eleanor. I got pregnant shortly after you and loved seeing what was to come =) Good luck and hope the second trimester is a little easier on ya!

  • Kerry
    August 9, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Congrats! That is great news! You look fantastic, and I love the matching mommy-daughter dresses!

  • At Home with Kim Vallee
    August 9, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Congratulations, Nicole! You both look pretty on your yellow dress.

  • Amy@Pikaland
    August 9, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Congrats Nicole! Love the dress — that yellow is stunning!

  • Tara
    August 9, 2010 at 11:32 am

    My birthday is February 12th. It’s a great day! :) Congratulations!

  • nole
    August 9, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Congratulations Nicole!!

  • Kelly
    August 9, 2010 at 11:41 am


  • Rosa
    August 9, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Congratulations! Now, you know we are going to ask if you know the gender; and if so (or not) what the design of the nursery will be. Have you thought that far ahead?

    • Making it Lovely
      August 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm

      We don’t know the gender yet, but we are looking forward to finding out. Once we know, we can start planning the new nursery design.

  • Audrie
    August 9, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations! My cousin’s born Feb 12 and she just found out she’s pregnant too :)

  • Emily
    August 9, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Congratulations! I don’t think your dresses are too matchy- they’re just right. :)

  • Alice
    August 9, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Congratulations! I was hoping that was your big announcement :) Eleanor will be a wonderful big sister.

  • kat
    August 9, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    yay! Congrats! you’re due a week before me :) I’m SO with you on getting over the nausea and exhaustion. Yay! Your first is gorgeous – are you going to do the same monthly picture for the second?

    • Making it Lovely
      August 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm

      Yes, I’ll be doing monthly photos for the new little one as well. And congratulations to you too!

  • katrina
    August 9, 2010 at 12:14 pm


  • Centsational Girl
    August 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Fantastic news !!!! You and Eleanor look simply smashing in yellow ! Both my kidlets are two years apart and I confess the first six months of a newborn and toddler mix are maddening, but you eventually find your groove, and having siblings that close will mean they share an entire childhood of memories.



  • michelle
    August 9, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    wonderful news!!!! all the best to the 3 er, 4 of you!!!

  • Shawna Wagoner
    August 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Congratulations! I was pregnant the same time as you last time and am pregnant again as well…with my third though. Love your dress – is it maternity? Can you send the source, I think I may need it for the end of summer. It seems just right to at least make me look not tired and ready to run to the bathroom. :)

    • Making it Lovely
      August 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm

      The dress is by Down East Basics (I bought it from Fred Flare months ago) – not maternity.

  • Liz
    August 9, 2010 at 12:21 pm


  • Linley
    August 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Congratulations!! Ahh I’m so excited for you :D

  • Amy
    August 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm


  • Brigitte
    August 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm


    (those dresses are just too cute!)

  • victoria
    August 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    yipeee! congratulations nicole. you’re such a good momma, now x2! :)

  • Melissa
    August 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Congrats! How exciting. Love the matching dresses

  • Amy
    August 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Yay, we won’t be missing out on month-by-month baby pictures for awhile! BOTH of my little sisters are due right around the same time as you – babies everywhere!

  • MRG
    August 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I would say congrats, but I’d rather say, “I look forward to seeing the new nursery!” :)

  • Two Lovely Spaces
    August 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Congrats. So exciting!

  • Jessica J
    August 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Congrats! I’m due with my second (a boy!) in less than 2 weeks and also have a little girl who won’t be 2 until November — so the two under two is going to be interesting. :) Can’t wait to see the nursery!!

  • Nicole S.
    August 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Mazal Tov! That’s fantastic news!

  • jo
    August 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    congrats! what a surprise to see you looking so pregnant! it took me a second to figure out it wasn’t an old pic since eleanor was in the pic too ;)

  • Focipresley (Bon)
    August 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Great news and a great look! Cheers!

  • Courtney
    August 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    So excited and can’t wait to see what you come with in preparation for this babe!

  • Cara
    August 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Congrats! What exciting news!

  • Katie @ goodLife {eats}
    August 9, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    How exciting! I can’t wait to see what you do with Eleanor’s big girl room and the new baby’s nursery. Congrats!

  • Umbrella Island
    August 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    OMG!!!! Congratulations!!!!! <3

  • Gina
    August 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    CONGRATS, Nicole!! I am so happy for your family. :)

  • Rebecca
    August 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm


  • Ali @ His Birdie's Nest
    August 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Congratulations! How exciting :)
    Also, I think your matching dresses are adorable!

  • Johanna
    August 9, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Wow…so exciting and adorable picture! Congratulations! I can’t wait to see how this nursery transforms!

  • CNash
    August 9, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Wow…congrats on baby #2. Sounds exciting!! Best Wishes :)

  • Mary Anne
    August 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Congratulations on a beautiful addition to your beautiful life!

  • Liz@VioletPosy
    August 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Congratulations! You both look so cute in those dresses. February 12th is my birthday too, so a great day to be due ;) Best Wishes x

  • Jenny
    August 9, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    How exciting! You look great, and I love the matching outfits!

  • Kenziepoo
    August 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Congrats! So excited for you! Loving those outfits too you both have on!

    Rachelle xo

  • Adventures In Babywearing
    August 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    You were at Peggy Notebaert here, yes? :) I think you are going to love having Eleanor and her sibling close together. My first two are close in age like that and now they are 8 & 9 and still the best of friends.


  • Robin
    August 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Love the dresses – so cute! I thought your big news might be a book deal on a Making it Lovely design book. :-)

  • Cecy
    August 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! I’m due 2/14. Good luck. Have you tried the Sea Bands? They stopped the nausea immediately.

  • Heather
    August 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    How wonderful! Congratulations! Love the dresses, by the way. I’m still getting used to having one baby, but I look forward to being inspired by your adventures with two!

  • Lori
    August 9, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Hooray! Twice the joy. Congratulations!!

  • lindsay
    August 9, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Congrats! I’ve followed your blog for a long time but never commented. I’m due Feb 14 with my first!! Yay for babies. Your dress is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see what you name the second baby. Are you finding out the sex? I find out mid September. Best of luck! Almost out of the first trimester!

  • erin / dfm
    August 9, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    YESSSSSSSSS!!! you look FANTASTIC! :) congratulations, sweet nicole. you make such an amazing mother, i can see it through the pics.

  • simplygrove
    August 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Yay! Congrats Nicole!!!

  • julie.
    August 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    wow! And you look so amazing!
    My little girl was born a few weeks before miss. e. and I can’t fathom being preggers again right now. You are one heckuva lady!

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