3.7.13

baby announcement & wishlist!

baby


It's time to come clean with you about something...Jeremiah & I are expecting baby number 2! We found out the day before Mother's Day and the first person I told was my father. It's been a bit difficult to keep this to myself. Going through the loss of my dad while being pregnant has been rough. I was already emotional & not feeling well on top of grieving the sudden death of someone so intricately involved in our lives and someone I love so dearly. For that reason there were moments I wanted to talk openly about everything I was feeling. The excitement of a new child was put on the back burner as I tried to comprehend that the father who was so overjoyed with our news would now not be here to meet his 4th grandchild.

As bittersweet as this is we are very happy to be having another baby and subsequently you can expect more child related material on the blog in the coming months. I've been making a small list of things I want for our little one, though it will be much more minimal this time around as the baby will be sharing our room & I don't want to clutter the space with unnecessary things. So if I don't post lots of little cutesy things, that's why. I'm thinking of space saving, smart things that will make the most of the corner we're using as well as soft, muted colors like grey and white and creams.
You can always follow along with items I find here on my kids Pinterest or just keep an eye out for future posts.



Above I found this great wall mounted diaper dispenser from By Bo Design. This is ideal for us as we will need something on the wall or hanging from the crib rather than a piece of furniture for the small stuff.

I'm due in January so I'm already thinking of soft knits and warmer fabrics. This knitted blanket looks soft & comfy.

I'll say right now that I won't be buying a lot of new toys. Israel already has two big toys boxes and that's enough for two kids, easily. But I can't resist a couple very infant type toys. A soft bug is just enough.

Even though baby won't be eating solids for a while, I still like this linen bib for burpings and protecting clothes from drooling faces.

This is kind of an investment piece but with a second baby I'll need some sort of bouncer or lounger to keep my hands free and the little one entertained. White and simple it's perfectly fitting for baby as well and blends in with our home.

In my head I'm thinking I won't hang any prints or posters around the crib. 1 strand of garland or a mobile is perfect for us. This knitted light bulb garland is probably my favorite garland & I may just buy this now and save it for January!


Thank you for letting us share our good news and family with you!

28 comments:

  1. congratulations! such beautiful news x

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  2. Congrats! Nice news :) Your dad is still with you, I am sure. I wish you lots of love and joy!

    Best,

    Catherine
    NordicDesign.ca

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  3. Wow! Congratulations!!! Life is so bittersweet sometimes. I'm sorry for the loss of your father. He sounds like he was an amazing man, father and grandfather. Babies have such a wonderful way of bringing joy even in times of sadness. I hope that you enjoy your pregnancy. Looking forward to more baby posts from you.

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  4. Congratulations!! Hoping you continue to heal from the loss of your father, and can become more excited about the 'mini you' that is growing inside and can't wait to be loved. Well done!

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  5. Congratulations ! Loved your wish list.

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  6. Great news Jennifer! (I think I already read a hint, nice to read the official blogpost :)). I cannot imagine how hard the past couple of months have been, but I hope you are able to enjoy this everyday a little more. Big hug to you!! x

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  7. The biggest and warmest congratulations! x

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  8. That is great news, congratulations! Totally agree with the wish list ;-)

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  9. Congratulations on your beautiful news. I am so sorry you have had to endure such a loss in your life at the same time. Sometimes life just throws everything at us in one go. Healing thoughts to you. I love your little baby collection, stunning as always!

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  10. congratulations! this is so good news. and I am sure, somehow, your father will be around all that happiness.

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  11. Congrats!! Im so excited for you two :D

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  12. So happy for you, congratulations! Take care of yourself x I think I could read hits as well :)

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  13. I am so happy for you <3 <3 Congratulations!! Hugs from Sweden. We are spending two lovely weeks here and after that back to Finland ;)

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is never ever easy. It's wonderful that he was the first to know about your new joy. You will always know his huge happiness for you and your new child.

    I hope it's going ok second time around and not too difficult! xxxx

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  15. Congratulations on your beautiful news. I wish you a healthy and pleasant pregnancy!
    I lost a very good friend in January 2006....and just after that I found
    out I'm expecting baby , which I was trying to have already for 2 years!
    It was a very touching, like the spirit of someone very important to me which I lost, came back with a new life,
    to us. It really felt like that. I'm sure your father is still with you.
    All the best. Agata


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  16. Congratulations Jennifer! Life is definitely agrodolce! :)

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  17. Congrats Jennifer + Jeremiah; very exciting news xx

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  18. Oh such wonderful news, congratulations!
    A light to bring you out of the darkness Xx

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  19. such a nice board,
    and the insect pillow is really fun
    happy day x

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  20. Congratulations on the exciting news! Love the selection of toys and necessary items that you have showcased in your article. @Rafa-kids, what you have said about one soul leaving and coming back is such a beautiful thought!

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  21. Congratulations I am so happy for you all and at the same time I am very sorry for your loss. I am glad that you were able to share this news with your father though before he passed.

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  22. Congrats on the baby news!

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  23. Congratulations Jennifer! Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy, and we can't wait to meet the new baby :)

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  24. Finally the news is out! Félicitations Jennifer & Jeremiah & Israel! Life is so bittersweet sometimes... Love how you'll stick to essentials with the new baby.

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  25. Congratulations! what a wonderful news, have a wonderful pregnancy : )

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  26. So very exciting! Congrats Jennifer!

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