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Monday, January 07, 2013

Very happy nine-month news...

After holding my tongue for months, I'm really excited to announce that Alex and I are expecting our second child! We are completely over the moon. I'm three months along, so the baby should arrive around July 3rd. Toby has requested that we have a "glurl" and name her "Thomas," after this friendly guy.

Pregnancy and new motherhood felt both wonderful and disorienting the first time around, so I'm curious how different it will feel the second time. Funnily enough, this pregnancy already feels much more real. With Toby, my pregnancy felt surreal and was hard to wrap my head around, but now we know more about what to expect. My friend Sari and I were talking about the experience of expecting a second child, and she said, "Because I knew what it felt like to love Jude, I was able to tap into this deep, true kind of love for Teddy from the very instant I knew I was pregnant with her." I loved that.

How mindblowing to think we're going to experience a newborn again along with all those sweet steps: growing a belly, finding out the gender, giving birth, choosing a name, cuddling a newborn, breastfeeding, doing tummy time, acting a little crazy, waking up early, swapping drool-y kisses, trying to figure out a good work-life balance, standing up, taking first steps, saying first words....

I can't wait. :)

(Photo kindly taken by our friend Shannen Norman. Thank you again, Shannen!)

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schmidt's confectionery said...

congrats!!

Jessica said...

Congratulations! This is so exciting! I'm so happy for you, and I hope everything is going smoothly and that you are feeling well!

Molly said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Andrea Magnusson said...

Yay!!! I've been hoping and waiting for this day ever since you said you all were trying for another. So happy for you and cannot wait to read the journy along the way! :) Congrats!

theshellhammer said...

For some reason, I knew this was coming soon. So excited for you, Alex, and Toby! He is going to be such a terrific big brother!!

All the love from the east side!
Alex

Holly said...

Wonderful News! Congratulations!
xx

Maywyn said...

Congratulations!

jill cavanaugh said...

What wonderful news! The second time around was definitely different for me - I was just able to relax more than the first time. Congratulations!!!

mod erin said...

big congratulations to you all !! What a great way to start a new year....having a super secret to share.

trinaenriquez said...

Congratulations, Joanna and Alex (and Toby on being a big bro soon)! Should've known something was in the air when you were ill that other week. :)

AmeliaPea said...

Yay!! Congrats, Joanna!! So happy for you!!

-Amelia
Astoria, NY

Mariclare Cole said...

For some reason I totally suspected it! Congratulations!!!!

Christie said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you!

Beth said...

great news :)
congratulations!!!
enjoy your pregnancy.

kisses from brazil.

Kerri Lynne said...

Awwww congratulations!!!! :) From following your Pinterest, I couldn't help but to notice some extra baby-themed pins lately so I wondered if you had some news to share :) So happy for your family, Toby will make a great big brother!!!

Sanna said...

Congratulations! How exciting :)

Lauren Gabrielle said...

Congrats Jo! I thought something was going on with all the baby talk!

Best,

L

Ashlee said...

Congratulations! :)

Mayra Vargas Larios said...

WOW Congratulations!!!!!

danielle_b said...

Wow, congratulations! Can't wait to read more updates about your beautiful, growing family!

valerie said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful news. :)

{dreamscapes} said...

SOOOOOO happy for you!! Congratulations!!! What exciting news to start out the new year :)

Christina said...

YAY! I'm so happy for you and your sweet family, Joanna. Congratulations! You look so beautiful :)

Making it Lovely said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations!

Eriannejoy said...

YAY! Congratulations:)

Rony @ catbird said...

Yaaaay!!! So happy for you!

megan said...

Congrats, Joanna and Alex! So exciting!

Amy Powell said...

oh yay!! so happy for you guys!

NYC Recessionista said...

Congratulations - what a wonderful family photo, too! You are beaming!

abby said...

Yay! Congratulations Joanna!

Mallory Recor said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations to your growing family! xoxo

Mariam Khan said...

Congratulations! So happy for you both!

Meadow said...

Congratulations Joanna!! Ok this is kinda freaky but I was totally thinking about if you were pregnant this morning, and now I check Facebook and bam, you're expecting. Lol *Twilight Zone music*

Great news!!

sarah nadine said...

yahoo!!

xo

Beth said...

Hooray! Big congrats to you! We are expecting #2 due in May (big brother will be a little over 3 at that point). I am feeling very different the second time - feels more real, goes faster and I am more nervous!

I love having babies in the spring/summer in NY - great time of year to me out with the little ones!

Beth

Urban Wife said...

Congratulations!! I'm also expecting and due in May. So excited for our growing bellies. :)

Alex said...

Congratulations! This is such happy news!

Vanesa said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations, Joanna! Wishing you and your family all the best. :)

Desiree Fawn said...

Wonderful news :)

Elsa de Diego said...

OMG!!!!!!! I am so happy for u!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!! xoxo

VintageDanielle said...

Oh my goodness, woohoo! Congrats Jo.

CC said...

Congratulations, Joanna!! What fantastic news!! And beautiful family photo. I love how your lipstick and Toby's shirt are the same color :)

Christine Meyer said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

ale norris said...

congratulations!! that's so, so exciting. and my birthday is july 2nd...i'm not biased or anything, but i think that's a really great date so hopefully he/she will come one day early ;)
-ale

Jossie loves said...

Yay - I have been hoping I'd read this post sometime soon - congrats to you three - that little bub is one special little girl/dude. Keep well and healthy - and take extra care - lucky Toby!!!!

Anna said...

How lovely! I am so happy for you and your beautiful family.

Cassidy Short said...

CONGRATS!!!! :)

xoxo
Cassidy

http://norebeccaforayear.blogspot.com/

Krysta said...

Oh, congratulations! What wonderful news :)

Merry Meri said...

Many many congrats to you and your growing fam:)

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

Congrats to the three of you!
I was thinking about it the other day since you mentioned once that you guys will try in Fall! Toby and I share a birthday and if the second one comes 3 days late (July 6) it would be my best friends bday, haha ;)

xoxo

Lori said...

Congratulations — so happy for you all!!

:)

Shea Nichole said...

Congrats Joanna! How wonderful :)

Elizabeth Lee said...

Congratulations!!! What lovely news! x

modeliste.k said...

Congratulations Joanna! That wonderful news!

Best regards!

Sara Hinton said...

Congrats!!

June Allison Ramos said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

D2 said...

Congratulations, Joanna!!! What exciting news! So happy for all of you. You are such a wonderful mother. How fun!

Alli said...

Congrats to all three of you!

sip-n-wear said...

Congratulations

Catherine said...

Ah! Congratulations! How very exciting!

Debbie said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! You guys look so great in the familiy photo!!

Danny said...

That's so exciting! Super congratulations to all of you!

Liz said...

Congrats! What happy happy news!

Malia said...

Congrats!!! How exciting! And I totally hear the surreal thing given I'm 25 weeks and it still doesn't always feel real.

j said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you, you look gorgeous!

Liana Moynier said...

What happy news! Congratulations!

aubs and ems said...

Congratulations! You and I are due around the same time! Me on the 12th of July with my first. So exciting!

Sharla said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news!!

officiallyobsessed.net said...

Congratulations to your growing family! And even though you've been through it before, how thrilling to re-experience it through Toby's eyes!

Carlyn Brody said...

Congratulations, may you have a healthy baby.

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Wow, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laura said...

Congratulations, Goddard-Williams family! I'm very happy for you.

etvoilacoralie said...

Félicitations! as we say in French! :)

anniematic said...

What fantastic news! Congrats - wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy.

Kirsten said...

Many, many congratulations! This is such exciting news! I love Toby wanting a "glurl" named Thomas. So sweet!

-Kirsten
mylifetintedpink.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

Congrats Joanna! I have a 2.5 year old girl and am now pregnant with a boy (due early May), so we're in a very similar boat. Congrats again--so exciting! Can't wait to read more.

Lisa said...

Congratulations! And what a beautiful picture of you and your guys!

Robin said...

Congratulations! So happy for you! :)

MODERN MOM said...

Congrats!

Jess W. said...

Congrats! Both Toby and the new little one are blessed to have such wonderful parents. How exciting!

thegirlandherdog.com said...

YAYY!! So excited for all of you!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!

Turtle Love Co. (Aubin) said...

That's such wonderful news! Congratulations (and what a sweet family picture)!

Apettifor said...

Congratulations!! I think it is really true that you can experience your second pregnancy and perhaps enjoy it more than the first, I certainly did. Also, since I only wanted two- I also sort of knew this was the last time which also made me enjoy not only the pregnancy parts (although I really don't like being pregnant) but also the new baby parts (which were super rough for me the first time). Try and enjoy!!

Carri said...

Yay!!! Congrats!!!! So happy for you guys!

Erika Peterson said...

Congrats! How exciting. I had a sneaky suspicion since you mentioned you were hoping to grow your family and haven't posted many pictures of yourself lately. Perhaps because of a growing bump? :)

toytulip said...

What a wonderful news! Congratulations to all three of you! :)

tfh. said...

The biggest congrats to you, Joanna! My heart just exploded.

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

Jordan Beaston said...

Congrats!

Kristin Dennis said...

Congrats! I'm also pregnant with my second child, due June 29! It'll be great to see you post about this because it'll be like you're talking about me!

rebecca said...

what lovely news! biggest congrats to you and your family, joanna!

ideal100 said...

So happy for you! Congratulations!

Beatrix said...

Congratulations! How wonderful. I am pregnant too just entered my third trimester! Can't wait to go on this journey.

simplykimross said...

Congratulations!!!
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HannahT said...

!!!!!

Alicia Marie said...

Congratulations! Just before I clicked on your blog I thought, "I bet it's going to be something like, Big News! We're pregnant!" So weird, looks like someone else had that same thought too! So happy for you!

Jessica Hoareau said...

Oh I am so so happy for you Joanna!!! Congratulations!

Megan said...

So wonderful! Congratulations!

Jaclyn said...

Congratulations! Such happy news to read! Yay!

tamara said...

woo hoo! congratulations! very exciting : )

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

Yippee!! That's so awesome! You are going to LOVE LOVE being a mom of 2 and Toby is going to be a rockin' big bro!

Kendall Monroe said...

Congratulations! How exciting! I'm due 7 days after you so it will be fun for me to follow along while I'm going through the same ! Have a happy and healthy pregnancy

Carissa said...

I said it on Facebook but I'll say it again: congratulations! very excited for you. like others have said, I was waiting for this day ever since you said you and Alex were trying for a second. Toby looks just tickled in that photo above and I'm sure he's going to be the sweetest big brother. congrats again!

lauren said...

congratulations, joanna! what an amazing way to celebrate 2013! :) *

Unknown said...

Congratulations!
I had my second baby 4 months ago, and everything, pregnancy to the present has felt easier.
The anxiety of the NEW that happens the first time around isn't there, making everything much easier to just enjoy.
xoxo

Carley Gilman said...

So happy for your family! Congratulations!!

phyllis said...

congrats jo :)! i'm also expecting my second in july! you look much lovelier than i do right now ;).

kmbutler said...

wheeee! so happy for you! so exciting. can't wait to hear all of the fun details along the way.

Morgan Liti said...

Yay!! Congrats! You look "glowing" already. :)

Morgan
seemomogo.blogspot.com

Alissa said...

Yay for babies! Congratulations!

INK AND POST said...

huge congrats! xoxo

Write to Simplicity said...

Congratulations!! You look amazing! I am 21 weeks along with my first and I love what you said about having a hard time wrapping your head around it and the comfort that may come with the second. :)

Jackie said...

I'm right there with you! Our first will be nearly 3 years old when our second boy is due in April! Congrats!

japaswede said...

CONGRATULATIONS JOANNA! Have been faithfully following your blog for the past few months now and I've been addicted to it since the moment I came across it! Thank you for always being such a role model and for running the best blog I have encountered.
From an 18 year old admirer in Sweden xx

teeny84 said...

CONGRATS! So very exciting. My bday is the 5th of July and I can vouch that summer birthdays are the best! Congrats x100000!

Fashalina aka The Hyperbalist said...

awww CONGRATS!!!! suchhhhh a sweet picture of your family, Toby is soo big and you all look beautiful! xoxoxo

Kels said...

A big congratulations to you!

Kelly Connor said...

Congrats!!!!

sumslay said...

YEA! So happy for you three/four!

Paola Albergate said...

Congrats Joanna!!! XOXOXOXO

Ashley said...

hooray! have been waiting for this announcement - so exciting! congratulations to your growing family! xo

Leslie said...

Holy crap! These congrats are rolling in faster than I could reach the bottom of the page. Congrats from DC! Y'all are too cute.

Daniella C said...

Congratulations Joanna! Very exciting!

Stephanie said...

Ahh, congratulations!!!! So excited for you guys!!

Audrie said...

Congratulations!!! So thrilled for you guys!

Christa said...

Great News! Congrats!! Can't wait to follow your adventure!

Melody Rowell said...

YAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

Colene said...

I honestly just SQUEALED out loud... AT WORK! Congrats on the exciting news!

rikshaw design said...

congrats!!! great things to come in 2013!

Ich said...

Congratulations from Spain!!!!

c'est moi said...

Big congratulations!! As a reader, I had "a feeling"...

Andrew and Crystal said...

Oh love this! Congatulations! We just had our second one this past August, a little girl. Our first is around the same age as Toby - he will be 3 in Feb. So excited for you guys and can't wait to follow along on your journey :)
-Crystal

Britni said...

congratulations! wishing you and your family all the best!

Kelly Anderson said...

This is fabulous news! My two are 26 months apart (my 1st turned 3 on Friday and my 2nd will be 1 in March)...how far apart with Toby and baby #2 be, exactly? Cheers to a healthy baby and a fun/easy pregnancy! Childbirth the second time is a breeze!

sbt said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Joanna, Alex, and Toby! What exciting news!!

Stacy said...

Oh Joanna, how exciting! I'm expecting my first on July 9th and I can totally relate to the surreal feelings you've described. I hope you feel great and that you enjoy a smooth pregnancy. Congratulations!

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

Congratulations and best wishes to you all! So exciting! Are you also hoping for a "glurl" like Toby asked?

Courtney said...

How exciting!! Congratulations!

Zaida said...

Congratulations!!! I am from Lima Peru and I always read your blog. I'm pregnant too so I'm very happy to know that u are pregnant again so u could write about these topics again :) Congratulations again to all your family :)

Mel said...

Congratulations, Joanna! What exciting news! I'm so happy for you, Alex, and Toby :)

She moves among the sparrors said...

Congratulations! I love reading about your family and am so excited for your newest addition!

Deb Oh said...

Such amazing news!! Congrats, Joanna!!

Jen said...

Congratulations! We just had our second. I have to admit that is has been much easier to just enjoy the second baby. There is less stress since you already know how to deal with the "baby stuff." Now, all the 2 year old stuff is still stressful - not sure if Toby has embrased the terrible twos, but ours certainly has:)

kristin said...

Aw yay, congrats!!! Agree that the second baby felt much more "real" from the moment I found out I was pregnant. Much easier to enjoy the ride through pregnancy AND through their babyhood, I think! Toby seems like he'll be a fantastic big brother. :)

Jessi said...

Congratulations!!! Whay a happy news!! :) xoxo

thefty said...

This is wonderful. All I can say is :-)

MrsLittleJeans said...

Congratulations...happy for all of you : )

Greta L said...

Congrats!

Laura J said...

I commented on a post you did months ago... I forget which one now but I KNEW it!! Congratulations!!

Erin said...

Congrats! I saw your tweet and gasped!

Denene Brox Photography said...

Congrats!!!

H said...

Congratulations Joanna! You and your family are so beautiful and I wish you all the best for a super happy and healthy new year!

newyorknonsense said...

Wahoo, congrats! I can't wait to hear your take on raising 2 kids in NYC (my hopeful but far offish future). :)

Nicolette said...

OH my heart!! I'm so thrilled with this news. Congratulations!!

Heba said...

thats great! congrats

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GIULIA said...

this makes me so happy for you :)

Janey said...

Congratulations to you all, Jo! Such happy news!

Janey x

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

So exciting!!

Nole Garey said...

Congratulations!

Jenna | The Paleo Project said...

Yes!!! This is wonderful. So happy for you all :)

Monica L. Shulman said...

congratulations! this is wonderful news and I'm thrilled for you and your little family. toby will be an amazing big brother. and funnily enough, when I was little I apparently told my parents I wanted a little brother so I could call him "tomasito" or "little thomas" - who knows why. I ended up with a sister though and it was wonderful. siblings are the best. x

Lindsey said...

Congratulations to you and your family! This is wonderful news!

nicole said...

Congrats! You look so gorgeous and so happy! :)

Rhett said...

Such exciting news! Congratulations!

Kirby said...

This is so exciting! I love that Toby wants to name the "glurl" Thomas!

I have twin brothers who are six years older than me and the day I was born they told my parents that they thought "Herbie" was a funny name for a girl! (My name is Kirby)

Manda said...

Well....what else is there to say that hasn't been said?!

You glow.

Congratulations on a second blessing!

Manda from Eat Cake

Christina said...

Hi Joanna! We have the exact same due date, how exciting. Congrats! Are you secretly hoping for a 4th of July baby like me? I think having fireworks on your birthday every year would be really fun. :)

Beth said...

Congratulations!! You look fantastic! I also have a July 5th birthday and my first was born on July 6th this past year. I am so glad that he gets to experience having a birthday close to the 4th of July, which I loved....who doesn't want fireworks for their birthday every year :)

Katie said...

Congrats!! Wonderful news! Beautiful picture, too!

Meronthinks said...

Congrats Joanna! I said "aww Joanna is pregnant" out loud and my husband gave me a weird look lol. We're expecting our first in June. Best wishes from SC.

17 beats. said...

ah haha ! i knew it ! congratulations ! you guys looks so wonderfully happy. :-)

lauren said...

Congratulations!!!

lewis said...

OH MY GOODNESS. THOMAS IS A WONDERFUL NAME FOR A GLURL.

Toby has such good taste.

Congrats on your growing family!

Laura @ Sawan-Heaven said...

Congrats!! Y'all would have the most beautiful little girl.
My husband always wanted a girl, and is already bugging me about trying for another baby. Our son isn't even a year old yet!

Fraulein Katie said...

Congratulations!! :-)

Hlazare said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! I'm due May 1st with my first baby and I've read and re-read so many of your posts leading up to and post-Toby. What wonderful and exciting news!

paper friday said...

Awwww!!! Beautiful news, congratulations!! I felt way less stressed the second time 'round it all really does seem more tangible as you mentioned. My only worry throughout the pregnancy was wondering how I could love another child as much as my first. I needn't have worried though, it was just natural! It was a lot of fun preparing my first for the new arrival too! All the very best xx

dervla kelly said...

awww congratulations, Joanna! What a lucky child to enter your family. Best of luck for a comfortable and beautiful pregnancy.

Lisa Golightly said...

congratulations Joanna! I am so excited for you guys!

heidi said...

Awww congrats!!

Jane said...

Congratulations!~

Jamie said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to "meet" the new addition!

-Jamie

www.extrajamplease.blogspot.com

darnie said...

Wonderful news! Yay, Toby gets a sibling.

Aliya said...

Congratulations!!!!! So exciting :)

Olga said...

Congratulations, Joanna! This is wonderful news. Btw, you look great, and I love your outfit and red lipstick in the photo!

Chelsea MacMeekin said...

Ohmygoodness! This is supremely exciting news! Congratulations to you and your beautiful family. Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to hear about your 2nd go-round!

chelsea
Haute Child in the City

PoetessWug said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! :-) The sweetest 'second-go-round' congratulations!!!!!

Camille said...

How fabulous!!! Congratulations to you and your (growing) family!!!

Lauren said...

Congratulations!! Do you think you guys will find out the gender before the birth?

size too small said...

Congratulations! That is the very best news!

Leah Rife said...

Congrats!!! I will love seeing how a second baby goes...we are talking number two already and I am curious how mamas juggle everything. You will be amazing, I'm sure!

Steph said...

Congratulations!!!

The Apple Market said...

Congratulation Joanna!! I'm really happy for you!!
Annalisa

abroadathome said...

Yay times a million!! So happy for you and your beautiful family!! xxo
-Kristina

jasmine said...

Oh yay! Congrats :)
(I think Tommie is totally cute for a girl...) ;)

Shawnee said...

Yay yay yay! How exciting Joanna!! Congratulations to you & your cute little family:) xoxo

Shirley said...

Congratulations Joanna! I'm a big fan but this is my first comment. I have a little girl born May 2010 (right after Toby!) and am currently 6 months pregnant. I feel like it is an ideal age difference. Can't wait to share the journey with you again :)

Gretchen said...

Congrats! I'm also due to have my 2nd on July 10th! So excited to be tracking along with you :)

Raquel said...

Congratulations!!! So happy for you and your growing family!

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