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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  • lauren
    August 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    YAY YAY YAY!!!! You two make cute babies! Congrats!

  • Carol
    August 9, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Big virtual hugs to you! Hope the illin’ gets better. My little boys are 22 months apart and are 3 and 2 right now. They fight like little dogs sometimes but they are each other’s best little bud and I wouldn’t have done it any other way. :)

  • tm
    August 9, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    congrats on #2!

    jolly ranchers candy helped me immensely with the nausea. i was so sick my entire pregnancy with #2. i kept them everywhere, in my pocket, car, purse, next to my bed.

  • Unplanned Cooking
    August 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Congrats! I think the pregnancies get progressively harder the more children you have to chase around. But watching the kiddos play together is worth it :).

  • Christine P
    August 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Oh congratulations! You both look adorable.

  • handmadeflowers
    August 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Congrats!! Love the matching dresses. So pretty!

  • Beth-Anne Jones
    August 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Congratulations!!!! You look beautiful and your matching dresses are to die for! I had two boys in 15 months so I know you will be busy but it’s great when they are a little bit older and play together. I am expecting my third (in 4 years – I think we need to whoa this time line) any day now. Wishing you all the best.

  • Abbie
    August 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Congratulations! I think the coordinated dresses are too cute.

  • liz @ bon temps beignet
    August 9, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    AHHHHH!!!! Congrats! You look so cute with your little bump!

  • Cathi
    August 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Congratulations! Both you and Eleanor look so lovely! Pregnancy agrees with you. We cannot wait to meet Eleanor’s new brother or sister.

    Again, congratulations, and glad to hear you’re feeling better.

  • melissa
    August 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    you two are so cute! Congratulations!!!! Almost makes me want another one- being pregnant was so fun!

  • Christine
    August 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    HUGE congratulations to you and your family!! I always loved being close in age to my siblings (ok, maybe not teenage years) they’ll always have a little buddy to play with.

    I love your dresses, you look amazing!

  • Carrie
    August 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Congratulations!!! The matching dresses are lovely…you look so happy!

  • Monica
    August 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Congrats and all the best! You look fab!!

  • Corey
    August 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Congratulations to you and your family! You look great! My son was born in June of last year and I’m six wks along with my second. (Due March 30th) Glad to see how you make it lovely first!

  • Chris
    August 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Congratulations! And don’t worry, my little ones are 22 months apart as well and it has worked out well for us (and them).

  • Megan Elizabeth
    August 9, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I’m excited to see what you’ll do for Eleanor’s new room and of course how you’ll transform the nursery if it’s a boy!

  • Corey
    August 9, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    PS — I think you’re at the Notebaert? I am partial to the museum since it’s where I got married.

  • Reesa
    August 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Congrats! How exciting!

  • Melissa
    August 9, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!!! WOO HOO for little babies!

    My grandma’s first two were 16 months apart & she keeps telling me it was such a blessing that they were so close! My grandpa was off at the war & the two of them entertained each other & helped her get along. Also, I hear practically everything is easier with two.

    You look absolutely FABULOUS in your dress. Love it.

  • coral
    August 9, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Congratulations – such wonderful news!
    I’m getting ready for my first, coming in about six weeks. I’m so slow in trying to get everything ready in time, I can’t believe you were painting your porch around this time!

  • Tammy
    August 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    AAhhh!! That’s so great! Congrats!

    Thanks for including your readers in your journey. I feel some kinship with you. Henry (our first) was born shortly after Eleanor, and we will have our second right before you have yours. (I’m at 18 weeks right now.)

  • jana@opalnevershouts
    August 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Lovely dresses! Congrats, they will always have a friend to play with.

  • Joy_UK
    August 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Oh Wow Congratulations! This is such exciting news!

    How far gone are you?


  • nikki, 29, chicago
    August 9, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Oh Nicole, that is such wonderful news! You look in such great shape. Another nursery to create. I can’t wait to see it! Good things!

  • Robyn
    August 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Congrats! This must be really exciting for you. It’s been great fun reading all your posts about Eleanor, I’m excited to have more now!

  • Emily Hilleke
    August 9, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Great news! Eleanor and her little buddy will be the best of friends!

  • Amanda
    August 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I had a feeling this is what you were going to be announcing. Congrats and you (and Eleanor) look adorable as ever! Love your Flickr post of the red bathing suits too- so fun.

  • Kate
    August 9, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Congratulations! We’re expecting our second, too. I’m due Feb. 8, so it’ll be fun to “know” someone else who’s on the same schedule. Isn’t it crazy how different one pregnancy can be from the next? This time is totally different from my first.

  • bridget b.
    August 9, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    congratulations! cute picture of you and Eleanor.

  • Kathy
    August 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Wow!! Congrats :) You seem like a wonderful Mom!

  • Kendra @ My First Kitchen
    August 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Congratulations, Nicole!!! We’re all so excited for you! We’re thinking of having two kids in two years, too. You’re about six months ahead of us, so I’ll see how you maintain your sanity. :)

  • Carey
    August 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Congratulations! You look fantastic!

  • Michele
    August 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Does this mean more monthly Maternity Style posts??? I sure hope so! Congrats again:)

  • Lisa
    August 9, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Congratulations!!!!! How exciting. Can’t wait to read about another little one. Crossing my fingers for more maternity postings.

  • Miss B
    August 9, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Woo hoo!!!!! What wonderful news! Congrats to you all, can’t wait to ‘meet’ the new addition.

  • Yvonne
    August 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Many congratulations to the the 3 of you!!!

  • Sally S.
    August 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I’ve been a reader for about a year now and just have to say congratulations on the new addition!!
    I’m currently pregnant with our third and due in a month. With our daughter at 19 months, we get comments all the time from strangers about how close together they are and how full my hands are going to be…
    Just remember, they’ll be full of blessings!

  • Rachael B.
    August 9, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Congratulations! We just found out *surprise!* that my thyroid wasn’t acting up, I was actually pregnant! And very tired. I’m due Feb. 16th. Planets were aligned that week….

  • Jenna
    August 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Congrats!!! My two oldest were 23 months apart…Not quite as close as your two. And, yes, it’s hard, but it’s very fun and rewarding too! We are due with baby #3 (a girl!) in October, and she and the middle guy will be 28 months apart. I know we’ll have our hands full, but kiddos are so fun and silly and yummy and absolutely adorable! All the best to you and your growing family!

  • Sugar
    August 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Wowza. Congrats, congrats. Love the matching outfits. So cute.

  • Danielle @ hello owl
    August 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm exciting!!
    P.S your matching outfits are super cute.

  • K
    August 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS to your family! I love your blog and can’t wait to see how you handle the bedroom situation of two little ones in a multi-story smallish bungalow. I have a 2 year old daughter and I’m due with my second (a boy!) in December. We live in a 1,300 sq foot bungalow, and are currently debating how we’re going to switch rooms around to make it work (room sharing? keep them separate? upstairs? downstairs? it’s a puzzle!).

    Best wishes for a happy and uneventful pregnancy! :)

  • Kathy
    August 9, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Congratulations! You did a good job of keeping it a surprise! Darling dresses.

  • Carrie Hogan
    August 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Congratulations! I loooove this picture! It has so mcuh character! LOVE THE YELLOW TOO!

  • April
    August 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Delurking to say Congratulations! Terrific news and I’m sure Miss Eleanor will be a most fabulous big sister. Love the yellow dresses and, as ever, your style.

  • marybeth
    August 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you! My baby boy is only 8 weeks old, and I am already feeling wistful about being pregnant again…I’m blaming it on crazy hormones right now. I can’t wait to see what the new nursery and Eleanor’s big girl bedroom look like in the future!

  • Rachael
    August 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    My sister and I are 22 months apart and I wouldn’t trade it for the world! I still get to be her big sister and set the pace but now that we’re older we get to go through some of the biggest life changes together (dating, marriage, children etc.) You’re giving Eleanor a great gift in a sibling!

  • Chanda
    August 9, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Oh how exciting! My two are 20 months apart and it is a challenge but they are so close. They could not have more different personalities but really prefer to do everything together. I want a third but hate to do it now since they would be 6 and 8 years older.

    P.S. You both look great in that yellow!

  • Jessie
    August 9, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Congratulations!! (And I love the mother/daughter matching dresses. You guys look too cute for words!)

  • tim'spumpkinspice
    August 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    we had Madeleine in June 2009 and we are due with Peanut-girl November 4th. 17 months apart- I hear they will be good friends =)
    my brother and I are 15 months apart
    my father-in-law and his sister are 11 months apart!
    it CAN be done! enjoy!

  • Tatyana
    August 9, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    How fantastic! I’m so happy for you and your (growing) family.

  • Jessica
    August 9, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Congratulations, Nicole! Pregnancy suits you, as do yellow polka dots!

  • Renee Nordholm
    August 9, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Awww! Love the photo, you guys are too cute. Big congrats on the baby news! Can’t wait to read all about the lil tot!

  • Ally
    August 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Congratulations! I hope that everything goes well. It is exhausting chasing a baby with one on the way but yes it can be done. Just take some time to put your feet up every day and you’ll do just fine. :)

  • Danielle
    August 9, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Congratulations!!! My brother and I are 15 months apart, and we’re incredibly close – more like Twins than regular siblings. I think it’s great to have kids so close in age. :D

  • Margo
    August 9, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Congratulations and best wishes!!!

  • Kris {The Freestyle Mom}
    August 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Congrats! My daughter and son are also just under 2 years apart. It’s worked wonderfully! She was too young when he was born to be jealous and instead was just infatuated with a living baby doll. Now (at 3.5 and almost 2) they play together better than I could have expected.

    We’re waiting another year or so for baby 3, but when we are ready, I’d love for my third and fourth to be just as close as my first two. I like the instant friendship it’s created.

  • maja
    August 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    you look beautiful. and happy. congratulations again.

  • Kris Mays
    August 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Congratulations! I had two under two and it is a lot of work but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. They are not even 17 months apart.

    Now I have five under 12 and that is a lot of fun, too!

  • Khali
    August 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Congratulations! I had two under two (16 months apart) and it really wasn’t as challenging as I imagined. They are now fabulous friends. All the best of luck. Khali x

  • Jenni
    August 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Congratulations to you and your husband, Nicole!

  • Connie
    August 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Congrats! I’m due Feb 14!

  • Shilo
    August 9, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Also, SUPER CUTE dress! It looks fabulous on you (and Eleanor).

  • Jessica M
    August 9, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Congrats! I love the yellow dresses too!

  • alicia
    August 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Congrats!! So exciting!

  • Kristen
    August 9, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Congrats! That’s so exciting!! :)

  • Joi
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  • Kate
    August 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Congrats! Where did you get your yellow dress. Im 5 months prego and feel like pregnant dresses just arent as cute… do tell!

    • Making it Lovely
      August 12, 2010 at 12:43 pm

      It’s a regular dress from Fred Flare (the label says “Down East Basics”).

  • Colleen
    August 9, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I knew it! I had a feeling when you had several posts recently about baby rooms :)

  • GirlsGoneChild
    August 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Lucky babe. xoxoxo!

  • Ali
    August 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Ok, I’m a total blog stalker, but just wanted to pop out of the woodwork over here and say congratulations! I am so happy for you! My sister and I are only 14 months apart, so I know a bit about siblings-close-in-age, and it’s wonderful to have a friend the same age! I am sure Eleanor will love her/him!

  • Molly
    August 9, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Omigosh – congratulations! Yu’ll be fab.

  • Joanna @MyMomShops
    August 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Big congratulations to you and your family! Love those yellow dresses too. That first photo is really fantastic.

  • Jessica at Lavender and Lilies
    August 9, 2010 at 7:50 pm


  • Valerie
    August 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    yay! I was excited to read this post when I saw the title on my feed – thought somehow you were being tricky – but no! and hooray for looking radiant in yellow!

  • Nicole
    August 9, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Wow! I’m surprised but thrilled for you and your family! Congrats!

  • Christine
    August 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Congratulations! Such wonderful news!

  • Pamela
    August 9, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Congratulations! I had a baby girl one week after Eleanor was born, so I have been watching her grow on your beautiful blog along with my little one…I give you so much respect for being pregnant and raising Eleanor at the same time!!! Best of luck to you and your family, yay!

  • CJ
    August 9, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I have two boys 18 months apart. They are now 4 and 5.5 and are finally good friends. It can be pretty hard in those early few months, but worth it in the end I think. As mums I believe we just adapt to whatever our circumstances. Enjoy and congrats!

  • jo
    August 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Best of luck!! The children are going to be the best of friends. My sister and I. She was born in February and I was born in December of the same year, as you can imagine my mom had her hands full.

  • luuve
    August 9, 2010 at 8:40 pm


  • Katie W
    August 9, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations! You make such a lovely pregnant mama and that dress is adorable! It’s been so fun watching Eleanor grow each month, I can’t wait to see the new addition!

  • Lori Danelle
    August 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Our first was a surprise & then 9 months later I was shocked to find that I was a little over 4 weeks along with our second!! The first couple of years are a bit difficult, but now that our youngest is about to turn 2, things are getting REALLY easy. In the end, I couldn’t be happier having our two little 17 months apart. :)

    AND, LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress!

  • pve
    August 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    wow, congrats to you! thrilled that you are having no. 2!!!

  • Stephanie
    August 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Congratulations! You look stunning! My daughter was born on Feb. 14th so you just might have a Valentine’s Day baby :)

  • Vonnie
    August 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    What a wonderful blessing for all three of you! Enjoy this time.

  • Today Hilary
    August 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I have two girls that are a year and a half apart. Everything will fall into place even easier than you can believe…..Best wishes!

  • MomnivoresDilemma
    August 9, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    A wise friend once joked, “One child is an accessory…two, a lifestyle change.”

    Monkey and Moose are 1 and 2, respectively…it’s a zoo here, but I wouldn’t have it any other way…


  • Margaret
    August 9, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Congratulations! That is wonderful news! I had two little girls within 18 months of each other. It’s great.

  • janet
    August 9, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    congratulations!! you’re looking so good – hope you’re feeling just as well. xo

  • Pencils
    August 9, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Congratulations! It’s wonderful for the kids to be so close together. And you look adorable in your matching dresses.

  • nic
    August 9, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I just wanted to say congrats, lady! I wasn’t going to because it says you already have 300 comments or so that already say that, but then I thought, you know what? No. I want to say it too! Jaded as I am about kids and the like, I’m happy for you and your family.

  • Melissa
    August 9, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I think I already said so, but in case I hadn’t, Congrats!

    I think it’ll be wonderful having two so close in age! Maybe not for the first few years, but when they get older… I’m glad I know my siblings as well as I do, and it’s because we’re so close in age!

  • Fabulous Terrah
    August 9, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Funny, we don’t even know each other but I am so ridiculously happy for you. ♥ ♥ ♥ !!!

  • Belinda - Nest Design Studio
    August 9, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Congratulations! We are due on the same day…..I just announced my pregnancy on my blog to!

  • Katie
    August 9, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    CONGRATS!!! I have been following your blog since Eleanor was born. Time has gone by so fast! I’m excited for you. Are you hoping for a boy or girl, or are you just going with the flow?

    • Making it Lovely
      August 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm

      I would be thrilled either way. Two little girls: so sweet! One of each: how fun! :)

  • Stephanie Partridge
    August 10, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Congratulations and your dress is beautiful. Can I ask where you got it? My two boys are 19 months apart. I’ll be honest in saying the first year was hell with a lot of tears, but now it’s really great. Once you get through the first 6-8 months after the baby is born you can get through ANYTHING!

    • Making it Lovely
      August 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm


      The dress is by Down East Basics, and I got it from Fred Flare.

  • Catherine @ waking up with you
    August 10, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Congratulations to you and Brandon!

  • Carrie @ CarrieCan
    August 10, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Congrats! And I love the matching dresses :)

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