We’ve Been Keeping a Secret!

SURPRISE – we’re having another baby!! We are excited to announce that we are expecting a second little love this summer! My official due date is August 4th, which makes me 12 weeks pregnant.

While we’re so excited for our family to grow, I was not expecting this! Mark and I had been going back and forth for awhile about having another baby, but we ended up deciding that we should go for it in 2018. Well apparently the universe was listening, because less than a month later, we found out we were expecting. I was SHOCKED at first, and even more shocked that I found out when I was only three weeks along (home pregnancy tests are clearly more advanced than I remember).

To be totally honest, the reason why I haven’t been on Instastories much lately is because I have felt like absolute shit for the past six weeks. I’ve been dealing with headaches, nausea, exhaustion, you name it. I feel totally different than when I was pregnant with Austin, which is definitely new for me. Do any of you know what that means? Maybe it means I’m having a girl (we’ll find out in March!)? Or maybe it means that this kid is going to be super rambunctious! That said, in the end, all we hope for is a happy, healthy baby.

Over the last few weeks, I have gotten more and more excited that we will be adding another person to our little family. I can’t even tell you how excited Austin is, too! He says “goodnight, baby”, and “the baby is cold, it needs a blankie!” every day. I can’t wait to watch him become a big brother. I’m one of six and Mark is one of eight, so we truly know how special that bond is between siblings.

I am so excited to have all of you along with me on this journey, so you better bet ill be sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly (yup!) details about this pregnancy. Please reach out if you have any tips, tricks, questions, or if you’re curious about anything. Thank you for all of your love, support, and constant encouragement. I love you all!

Photos by Andrea Lowry Photography

Hi! I’m Erika and I live in Sonoma County with my high school sweetheart and two kids. Follow along to find home inspiration, delicious recipes, and the inside scoop on all things wine country.

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  1. 1.19.18
    Jennifer said:

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you! Austin is going to be a great big brother!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • 1.24.18

      Thanks so much love! I can’t wait for him to be a big brother too! xo