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September 13, 2013





Omg! Omg! Omg! Omg! I can’t believe I’m writing this post! But, it’s true! We’re having a baby! Like a real one – with tiny fingers and toes and everything! Needless to say, we’re over the moon excited!

We’ve put off starting a family for many years so that we can do more traveling, focus on our work and enjoy married life, just the two of us. But recently, we decided we were ready – so here we are, 13 weeks along! We’re due mid-March 2014 and we can’t wait to welcome this little baby into our family.

Diamond is excited too. She’s been snuggling up closer than usual lately, I think it’s her way of saying hi little fella, we’re going to be good friends. We’ll be finding out the gender very soon and I’ll be sure to share the news. The reality of knowing we’re going to be mommy and daddy to someone in the near future brings on all sorts of emotions. We’re thrilled and scared and completely ready (or not) for whatever crazy, fun mess we’ve just gotten ourselves into.

So far, my pregnancy has been really easy, no morning sickness or extreme fatigue. I’ve been lucky! And Evan has been so great, making sure I eat enough and bringing me water in the middle of the night (I’m so SO thirsty these days!). Since we’re totally new to this, we’ve been doing a lot of reading and listening to the advice of our friends and families, but most of all, we’ve just been letting things happen as they do. We want this experience to be ours. It’s been amazing and trying at times to watch my body begin to transform. Things are widening, bulging, and bloating. And while the changes in my body may be the hardest thing for me to cope with, I’m comforted by the fact that I’m growing a little person inside of me. It’s truly amazing.

We still have quite a ways to go, but we grow more and more excited each day to meet our new son or daughter! Expect many more baby posts to come! -xo


49 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2013 12:04 am

    Aww congratulations thats wonderful news, little pitter patter to enter your lives the most joyous feeling x

  2. September 13, 2013 12:19 am

    Congratulations! What a wonderful journey you are starting! Enjoy every moment.

  3. September 13, 2013 12:23 am

    Such lovely news! Congratulations to the three of you (I’m including Diamond!)!! So exciting. I hope every new step is full of joy and good health and love. Yay! SO cool ;) XOXO

  4. amedicstudent permalink
    September 13, 2013 12:25 am


  5. September 13, 2013 1:46 am

    Ah that’s lovely… Congratulations :)

  6. September 13, 2013 2:36 am


  7. whitesheepblog permalink
    September 13, 2013 2:40 am

    Many many Congrats!!!

  8. September 13, 2013 2:45 am

    Congratulations!! xxx

  9. Floriane permalink
    September 13, 2013 3:45 am

    Marvellous, and congratulations !!!!

    Big Smile from Paris France

    Floriane Naudin

  10. September 13, 2013 3:50 am

    Congratulations! It’s very exciting welcoming a new baby! Our little boy will arrive in a couple of months! He’s due on Thankgiving actually! It’s awesome to watch all the changes. Congrats again!

  11. September 13, 2013 3:51 am

    Congratulations, such exciting news :) xo

  12. September 13, 2013 4:02 am

    Woo Hoooo!!! Congratulations!!

  13. September 13, 2013 4:41 am

    Congrats. I hope you have a great pregnancy and an easy delivery.

  14. September 13, 2013 4:49 am

    I send you my congrats from France, where I always read your posts with pleasure but a special thumbs up for this one !
    It’s a wonderfull news and I wish you both a lot of hapiness to come

  15. September 13, 2013 5:09 am

    Eeeeeee, congratulations!!! Can’t wait to follow the updates!! xx

  16. MrOrangeCrocs permalink
    September 13, 2013 5:18 am

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you!

  17. September 13, 2013 5:22 am

    congrats xoxo

  18. September 13, 2013 6:21 am

    Beautiful and happy news! Congrats!

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  20. September 13, 2013 7:02 am

    Congrats on the lovely news :) xo Marez

  21. September 13, 2013 7:21 am

    Yay!!! Congrats Paola!!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      September 13, 2013 7:23 am

      Thank you Todd!! xo!

  22. liliana permalink
    September 13, 2013 7:30 am

    Congrats Paola! So excited for you!!:) Your sister , Lili :)

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      September 13, 2013 7:51 am

      Thank you Lili! xo

  23. Justin A. permalink
    September 13, 2013 7:43 am

    Love you guys! Congrats!

  24. karenyileichan permalink
    September 13, 2013 7:53 am

    Wow how exciting!! Congratulations Paola!! xo

  25. fatmum2013 permalink
    September 13, 2013 8:51 am

    Congratulations! It is such an exciting time…. and while it’s nice to listen to advice from well meaning people, remember – intuition goes a long way! xx

  26. reidenise permalink
    September 13, 2013 8:52 am

    How exciting!! Congratulations!! :D

  27. Adam G permalink
    September 13, 2013 9:43 am

    Congrats Paola and Evan! Exciting news indeed.

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  29. Jo Ann Bradis permalink
    September 13, 2013 10:38 am


  30. September 13, 2013 10:57 am

    Congratulations :D

  31. Jessica permalink
    September 13, 2013 12:08 pm

    Ooooooh! Exciting! Congratulations from the UK!x

  32. September 13, 2013 1:05 pm

    Congratulations, a baby is the best thing ever! :-)

  33. Mert Parsons permalink
    September 13, 2013 1:47 pm

    Can’t wait to see the bump progression — and you will carry it so well! I don’t need to tell you that we are THRILLED!! Love you! XOX

  34. September 13, 2013 5:04 pm

    Congratulations!! How very exciting for the two of you! We are pregnant together, by the way! I’m 22 weeks along, so not too far ahead! So excited to follow along on your blog while you and your husband figure this whole thing out. =)

  35. September 13, 2013 6:04 pm

    YAY! I am SO excited for you! I was blessed to attend my first birth last month, and I have been studying midwifery, so I have done a bit of reading about pregnancy/birth myself. All of my studies (and the birth) have led to one realization – PREGNANCY AND BIRTH ARE AMAZING AND A GIFT FROM GOD! May he bless this time. So, so so SO excited for you!

    (And looking forward to baby pictures someday :))

  36. September 13, 2013 8:44 pm

    Congratulations! This is a very exciting time in your lives.

  37. September 14, 2013 2:08 am

    Congrats! Hope all goes smoothly with the pregnancy :)

  38. Dad P permalink
    September 14, 2013 7:41 am

    Happy happy news and congrats!! A whole new dimension to your lives! Love your announcement photos!
    Love, Dad

  39. September 14, 2013 11:22 am

    congratulations. have a nice time, great photos
    love it!
    check our blog and shall we follow?
    greetings from Holland

  40. September 15, 2013 6:19 am

    Great news! My sister has a little peach in her belly right now too! That’s actually what we call the little babe too! “How’s the Peach?” She is do in March also! So fun! Love your picture, great announcement photo!!

  41. September 15, 2013 7:22 am

    Congratulations on you future bundle of joy!!

    Rakhi, xx

  42. September 15, 2013 10:37 am

    Congratulations! It’s a great and fun experience, enjoy every moment, even if it gets rough towards the end, just remember it is all worth it.

  43. September 16, 2013 12:17 pm

    Congrats!! That’s so amazing! She’s going to be such a lucky little one with amazing food and a loving mom!

  44. Ashlee permalink
    September 21, 2013 12:00 pm

    Big congrats! Love your announcement photos, and looking forward to baby-themed posts and projects on your blog!

  45. October 2, 2013 3:49 pm

    Congratulations, Parsons!


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