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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  • Anouk
    August 10, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Such wonderful news! I hope you will soon be feeling better.
    Dont hesistate to keep us updated on the baby-to-be and the nursery!
    You absolutely glow in that dress.

  • tamstyles
    August 10, 2010 at 3:39 am


  • iLa
    August 10, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Congratulations! You look in a wonderful shape!
    Love the yellow dresses ;-)

  • Fiona
    August 10, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Congratulations x

  • Jacinta @ modelmumma
    August 10, 2010 at 4:58 am

    That is so awesome for little Eleanor. She will have a best friend forever.
    My two little girls are 19 months apart. The eldest never went through any jealousy because she was too young to understand. Little sister adores her big sister.. her face lights up when she sees her.
    I won’t deny it is hard, but it is SO WORTH IT.

    You two look great in yellow! x

  • Liz
    August 10, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Congratulations! I love your matching dresses :-)

  • Jacinta @ modelmumma
    August 10, 2010 at 5:00 am


    Mine are 19months apart. It is hard work but worth it of course. They’ll always have a best friend. :)

    Rest up though!

  • decor8 Holly
    August 10, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Nicole! Wow! I am so happy for you and your lovely growing family. Enjoy — I can’t wait to meet your second little cutie pie. :)


  • tiina
    August 10, 2010 at 6:08 am

    congratulations, lovely to see your sweet family to grow!

  • Mary
    August 10, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Congrats! You look amazing!

  • Amara
    August 10, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Congratulations! You and Eleanor look so beautiful and happy!! Cant wait for double the cute kid pictures.

  • Janice
    August 10, 2010 at 7:36 am

    hi Nicole, I’ve been following yr blog for a while now n find u an utterly amazing woman, with boundless energy! How do you do it? Coping with work, a 1+ old toddler + a husband + Blog! I can’t seem to have such energy n time to do so much in a day. It seems just yesterday that ur little one was born n now u r having NUMBER TWO! COngratulations! I hope my turn will come soon! Then, we can exchange pointers! :)

  • Renee
    August 10, 2010 at 8:09 am


  • CJ
    August 10, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Congratulations! The dresses are so cute.

  • Rebecca
    August 10, 2010 at 8:38 am

    so many comments, but I wanted to add my two cents….YIPPIEEEE!!!

  • Lila Ferraro
    August 10, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Wow, congratulations! You’re amazing and obviously ambitious! Hope you feel well!
    Lila Ferraro

  • keishua/Googlover
    August 10, 2010 at 9:19 am

    aww, sweet!! I am loving the matching dresses.

  • Amy
    August 10, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Congrats! So happy for you =)

  • Mélo
    August 10, 2010 at 10:05 am

    YEAAAAAAAAH! I’m so happy for all of you!!! Can’t wait for the new nursery and the big sister room for Eleanor! Enjoy youre pregancy! xx

  • Felicity
    August 10, 2010 at 11:36 am

    How lovely! Congratulations!

  • Tee
    August 10, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Congratulations! I had mine 22 months apart, wasn’t planned, but worked out nicely. They always had each other. They are 27 & 29 now, my how the time does fly by! Your dresses are too cute!

  • Karyna @ Paper Squid
    August 10, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Aww congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you and your family. I’m sure the new baby and older sis’ will be very close and worth the “2 under 2”.

  • Katie
    August 10, 2010 at 11:48 am

    We’re in the same boat! I’m due Feb 15 and my daughter doesn’t turn 2 until July 17! It was totally planned however it’s gonna be crazy!

  • Ruthie
    August 10, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Congrats! You look great. (Your hair is brown again? I like it!!). Yay for babies. :)

  • Melissa
    August 10, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    you are such an inspiration! congratulations and thank you for all you do.

  • Rose
    August 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Congratulations! Your matching dresses are adorable!

  • Mrs Soup
    August 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm


    I cannot wait to see little baby #2’s monthly photos!

  • Erin @ Slipcover Your Life
    August 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Congrats! That is so exciting!

  • Maria
    August 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Congratulations on your growing family! My sons are just 14 months apart (now in their 20’s…seems like yesterday they were babies). They were so close they often felt like twins and after a couple years people would often ask if they were (the younger was tall and caught up to his brother quickly). It was great for them to always have a playmate so close in age. And yet they grew into two very different individuals each with very different interests and friends. It always amazes me.

  • L
    August 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    What wonderful news – congrats!

  • Bermomma
    August 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    how wonderful!!! many, many congrats to your whole family!

  • Elizabeth
    August 10, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Congratulations!! : ) I am sure Eleanor is going to be a great “big” sister.

    Off subject BUT is that a maternity dress? If not, where is it from?

    • Making it Lovely
      August 12, 2010 at 12:48 pm

      Nope, a regular dress (it won’t fit for much longer)! It’s by Down East Basics, and I got it at Fred Flare.

  • robin
    August 10, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    how lovely! congratulations :o)

  • Jodi
    August 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Congrats! My daughter Penelope was born the same day as Eleanor and I too am expecting another in February also….but this is my 3rd! I wonder if we will have babies that share this birthday too! I can’t wait to find out.


  • Samantha
    August 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Congratulations! You will have your hands full but it will be worth it!

  • Oonafey
    August 10, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    So exciting! Can’t wait to hear more about it in the future!

  • Erin T.
    August 10, 2010 at 8:15 pm


  • devon m
    August 10, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    oh my goodness, congratulations! the yellow looks smashing paired with the greens of the garfield park conservatory. i was just there a few weeks ago!

    • Making it Lovely
      August 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm

      That’s the Oak Park Conservatory, but I think most conservatories look similar. :)

  • joanna goddard
    August 10, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    you look TOTALLY ADORABLE!!!!! enormous congratulations. you seem like the loveliest mother. xoxo

  • Ashley {Indie Pretty Projects}
    August 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Congratulations to you! Two babies really is a wonderful experience. My little girls are 14 months apart, and while the second was a complete surprise, now I am SO glad that we had them so close together. It’s good for Madeleine (currently 22 months) to have a playmate, and Ellie (8 months) is absolutely in love with and amazed by her older sister. Just wait until you hear both your kids giggling together, your heart will melt! Enjoy every minute of it!

  • Paty Fontes
    August 11, 2010 at 3:46 am

    What a wonderful news! Barbie is 15 months as well (she is May 9th) an dI know you will be busy! I am SOOOO happy for you!

  • Mariela
    August 11, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Congratulation!!! Lovely family.

  • Stacy of KSW
    August 11, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Hooray! & Congrats – you look fabulous by the way. Sorry to say I won;t be joining you on this journey (Elanor & Josh are just a few days a part) but I did have 2 under 2 for a while and I just wanted to tell you how wonderful it was! Really just imagine doubling all the awesomeness you feel with Elanor. And they will be so close in age they won’t remember a time without each other. My guys are 14 months apart an are inseparable. Best of Luck!

  • Stephanie
    August 11, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Congratulations! You are glowing in your fun matching dresses! Best of luck with the pregnancy!

  • Fiona
    August 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Wow, congratulations! Very cute dresses on the two of you.

  • Mrs. Kinne
    August 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    So excited for you!

    Also, you look fantastic in that dress. :)

  • allison
    August 11, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    congrats! you look beautiful. love the yellow.

  • Katy
    August 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    how exciting! you look lovely and the matching dresses are adorable! good luck with #2 – and as someone who came out the gate with 2 under 2 (twins) it can be done :)

  • Blondie
    August 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Congratulations! You look radiant; love the matching dresses! My daughter and I had matching dresses when I was pregnant with my son. Come to think of it my daughter’s doll also had a matching dress LOL.

    I actually wondered if something was up. There were little clues amongst all your posts whether you realized it or not!

    Congrats again!

  • Amy N
    August 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm


  • Isabel
    August 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    UAU! What a surprise! Congratulations!!

  • MJ
    August 11, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    congrats! you are braver than me…my only and your first are days apart. how exciting!!!

  • Kristín
    August 11, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Congratulations! You two look lovely :)

    I’m due with my first January 30th. I actually thought you might be pregnant since there’s been a lot of baby stuff on here recently (cribs and nurseries) that I’ve really enjoyed!

    Congratulations again!

  • sara
    August 11, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    so exciting! mine are 23 months apart- the first four months were HARD. but now that the youngest is 9 months and (kind of) sleeping, things get better and better each day. congrats!

  • Sandi
    August 12, 2010 at 3:23 am

    I did it too. Mine are 20 months apart. It was hard in the early days, but they’re really good friends now. Use any family you can get your hands on to help in the early days. It’s fun and so worth it! Enjoy.

  • alison (semi-fab lane)
    August 12, 2010 at 10:37 am

    yeah, contratulations!!! you two look so cute!

  • haley
    August 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Congrats! I love your dress.

  • YouCantCallitIT!
    August 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm


  • John @ Young House Love
    August 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Man, I get a few days behind on my blog reading and I miss this – awesome! Congrats to you, Brandon and big sister!

    -John (& Sherry & Clara)

  • Viv
    August 12, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    How wonderful!! Congratulations! You both look beautiful.

    Viv xx

  • Audra
    August 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Congrats! Two under two is challenging — our girls are a year and two weeks apart, so I speak from experience! ;-)

  • Monique
    August 12, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Congrats! That’ll be a challenge, but a lot of fun.

    (Down East Basics – This plus the Shabby Apple promos really puts SLC on the fashion map, something I never before would have supposed)

  • Desiree Fawn
    August 12, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Oh wow, look what you’ve been hiding from us ;)
    What a fabulous belly ^_^


  • Claire M
    August 13, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Congratulations – what wonderful news! I am due with my first on 12 February too – May sure was good to us :)

  • Jessie
    August 13, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Love the yellow dresses!!!! Congrats! I didn’t see this one coming! lol I am almost 29 years old and I don’t even have one baby yet!!! ; ) That is very exciting!!!

  • Kristina
    August 13, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I’m two months into having two girls seventeen months apart. During my entire second pregnancy everyone told me how hard it was going to be. Maybe it’s because I exspected the worst based on those comments or maybe because my first was born 8 weeks early (which was extremely difficult compared to a full term baby)….in all honesty it’s been amazing! Seeing my two girls together is heaven on earth.

  • Noelle
    August 13, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I’m so excited! you are due a week and a half before me!!!!! It’ll be fun to read about your experiences, hopefully you’ll have some clothes recommendations! I have no idea what to do :) haha.

  • Marissa
    August 13, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    What fabulous news! Congratulations on your growing family, Nicole. You & Eleanor look so lovely in these photos!

  • Natalie
    August 13, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Oh my gosh, congratulations!! How exciting!

    P.S. Love the matching yellow! Too cute :)

  • Clearly Composed
    August 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Congrats to you and your lovely and growing family. :)

  • Becky
    August 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Congratulations! You look great. I’m due with #2 in a few weeks, so we’ll also be juggling 2 under 2 for a bit. Best wishes for your pregnancy! :)

  • alejandragigi
    August 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Congratulations! and God Bless You. Alejandra, Chile.

  • Kathryn S
    August 15, 2010 at 10:16 am


  • Amanda
    August 16, 2010 at 1:53 am

    That’s wonderful news – congratulations!! I followed your pregnancy with Eleanor closely as my little Grace was born not long after. How nice that Eleanor will have a sibling close in age.

  • Jessica @ {Black.White.Yellow.}
    August 16, 2010 at 8:40 am

    What? Congrats!

    LOVE the yellow dresses btw…

  • elz
    August 16, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Congratulations! We had two under two too, and our girls are fantastic friends. Great luck.

  • jbhat
    August 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    What happy news. Congratulations to all of you! And I love the yellow dresses too. So sweet.


  • wanderluster
    August 17, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Ok, I am really behind on my reader and just saw this news. Many many many congratulations to you, Brandon and Eleanor! She will be a fantastic big sister. Will the babes be sharing a room? Looking forward to seeing Eleanor’s big girl space.

  • lsaspacey
    August 17, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Hmmm, I wondered why there were no photos of you after telling us you had shed all the baby weight. Now I know.


  • Cora D
    August 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Congratulations! I too just found out I’m pregnant with my second – my daughter will 1 1/2 when the baby is born, so we’ll also have two under two. Though we don’t know each other, it’s nice to know of someone else going through the same thing.

    Take care!

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  • Jennifer
    August 19, 2010 at 10:10 am

    how wonderful! congratulations! you both look darling in yellow :)

  • Gwendolyn
    August 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Congratulations! You look beautiful!

  • Little Gray Pixel
    August 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    How did I miss this?! Congrats! We’re expecting, too, very close to your due date (Jan. 29). :-)

  • Eva
    August 20, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Congratulations!!! Oh, I read your last “making room for baby” and I realize that I haven´t read your blog before the 16th August… I hope all come on wheels and your family enjoy this second gift with a lot of health!!!
    Best wishes from Spain!

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    August 20, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Yay! How fun.

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  • Rebecca
    August 23, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I had had two under two and loved it! Now they are 7 & 6 and usually great friends. It’s lovely when their other friends can’t play that they can play with eachother. Congrats!

  • Anna
    August 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Wow – congrats! You and Eleanor look fantastic. I’m pregnant too and due Feb 15th! This is my first though, so I basically have no idea what I’m doing. I can’t wait to follow along with you online and hear how the baby renovations are going. My fiance and I are looking for a house so we’ll be doing house projects soon too!

  • Victoria
    August 24, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    congratulations! I’m a Feb baby (the 19th) myself and it’s a great month. He or she’d be an aquarius–they’re destined for greatness!

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    August 26, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Many congratulations and hope you will be feeling better soon! I’m due the end of February myself with my third, I just had twins in November and I wonder everyday how I’ll pull it off, but somehow we all do:) Eleanor will be a wonderful big sister and they will be great friends!

  • Susie
    August 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Sorry I’m kind late to the game here, but just read this and was so surprised and delighted for you — Congratulations!! Eleanor is going to be a big sister — how exciting!

  • Mel
    September 2, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Congrats. I just found out that we are expecting baby #2 on April 29th, 2011. We currently have an 11 month old little girl and our two will be 19 months apart. So I’ll be joining the group of two under two. Congrats again.

  • tula@whorange
    September 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    CONGRATS, NICOLE!!! xoxo

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    September 25, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    that is so cute! I have two boys that are 11 months apart to the date. They are currently 6 and 17 months (my oldest was born on April 29th 2009!!! – and the youngest on March 29th 2010), I drag myself around, that is how tired I am… but it gets better, I hope. Anyway, good luck and congrats!

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