A Big Huge Very Awesome Announcement

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Hubby and I are pregnant with our very first baby!  Words cannot even describe how incredibly excited (and incredibly nervous) I am.  I’ve had this looming sense of guilt now for the past few weeks, because I’ve kept such a big secret from you all.  You have always been my sounding board – supportive and welcoming and awesome – and I’m sorry for keeping this from you.  Actually, I’ve kept the secret from nearly everyone I know, mostly because I was scared.  It hasn’t been an easy road to get here.  Today we are just over four-and-a-half months pregnant, and I’m finally ready to shout it from the rooftops.  But it’s been bumpy to say the least.  I thank goodness for my perfect hubby, family, and close friends, who understood and respected my need to keep things under wraps, who held my hand and told me it was going to be okay, because they knew it would be.  Without getting into too many details, this was not our first pregnancy.  We lost our first, and I’d never cried so much.  I struggled through cancer before that, and even now that we’re finally (and miraculously) pregnant, I have to see a high risk pregnancy doctor every three weeks, along with our regular OB/GYN, which makes for an extra-packed schedule at all times.  But as my oh-so-patient OB/GYN pointed out, “Hey, at least you get to see your little one on an ultrasound constantly!”  And he’s totally right.  That baby sure is a cutie. (Whew! That felt good to get out!)

I really always have stuck by the adage, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”  So dance we shall.

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And with that, a very funny new-mom-to-be pregnancy story:

At the beginning of the second trimester a few weeks ago, when we were set to see our high risk OB/GYN, I woke up that morning and put on a brand new pair of panties, ready for the fancy doctor’s visit.  My little sister had bought me a bunch of pretty new panties from Victoria’s Secret for the holidays, so I was pretty excited to wear a snazzy new pair for the visit.  Let me just say that we are panty lovers.  So I go to work for a few hours before the big appointment.  I have to pee; no surprise there.  And in the bathroom, on the morning of my first new doctor’s visit, I realize that on the backside of my pretty new panties in big glitter letters, it screams, “Let’s Party!”  I am mortified.  Who goes to a brand new high risk OB/GYN wearing party panties?  I’ll tell you who … me.  And that, my friends, will set the tone for this pregnancy.  Try as I might to be a cute pregnant momma, wearing pretty new panties, and totally “getting it”, I will always be the pregnant mom-to-be who wears the wrong panties, forgets where she puts … well … everything, and is generally spazzed but happy (very very happy.)

I have so many fun things planned for Glitter, Inc., and I hope you all don’t mind that I may be sharing a few pregnancy and new mama stories along the way.  Don’t worry too much, though, this site will always be home to shoe obsessions, recipes, and very pretty things.  Here’s to 2014!

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(By the way, just so you get an idea of how crazy windy it was on the beach over the weekend … here’s my sister, Rowan – a.k.a., our fearless photographer – lecturing poor hubby on the importance of capturing a photo where our hair is NOT out of control.)

And last but not least, a huge thanks to Rowan, my photographer, and Manda at Beth + Borrow for designing the incredible hand-painted Bienvenue Bébé framed chalkboard (which will eventually make it’s way into our sweet bébé’s nursery … more on that later.)  Manda is incredible to work with and can design just about anything you dream up, including this sign for the little one, who I have already determined to be very French.

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Photography: Rowan Holzberg // Hand-painted Announcement Chalkboard: Beth + Borrow // Zara Dress // Free People TGIF High-Low Cardigan // Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Over-the-knee boots //  Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses // Luv AJ Monacle Necklace


Lexi

71 comments


  1. Rachelle

    OMG congrats Lexi, that is so awesome. You will be the cutest prego lady ever!!! cannot wait to see the maternity post. Hope to meet you sometime this year since we are both in South Florida. Congrats to you and your hubby again.

  2. Usha

    Congratulations Lexi! Here’s to a safe and happy pregnancy!

    • Lexi

      Thank you so so much!!

  3. megan

    Congrats! I am so excited for you, welcome to the ‘mom club’

    Xo!

    • Lexi

      Crazy, right?? I can’t believe it! And thank you! xx

  4. Johanna

    Lexi! Congratulations! Thrilled to hear your news. You will be such a fab mama and oh-so-chic. Your little one is so very lucky!

    • Lexi

      Oh my gosh, Johanna, you are the sweetest! Thank you!

  5. Alyssa

    Lexi, I’m so so thrilled for you guys! CONGRATS!!!

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much, Alyssa!! xox

  6. congratulations to you! How wonderful. i was excited to see this in my bloglovin feed. xo!

    iheartruthie.com

    • Lexi

      Aww thank you!! We’re definitely excited. :)

  7. Kayla

    WOOHOO! SO excited for you sweet Lexi Lou! And I freakin’ love you to death party panties! BIG HUGS! : )

    Kayla
    http://www.lovelucygirl.com

    • Lexi

      haha, you are the best!!! Thank you and love you right back! xox

  8. Erika Barrenchea

    YAY! Congratulation! Cherish every second of your pregnancy and your sweet little bébé! Time flies by! Naps (on the couch), smiles, hugs, kisses and tears of happiness are moments you will remember the rest of your life! AHHH your are going to be a mommy- A GREAT MOMMY! All the best to you and hubby!

    • Lexi

      Ahh I can’t believe it — a MOMMY!! That will take some getting used to! Thank you so so much!! Get excited to watch me grow! xox

  9. I just about spat out my tea re: your party panties. That is HILARIOUS! And you know I couldn’t be more excited for you. XOXOX

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much!! And I swear, the party panties are just my usual. haha, I AM chaos. Oh well! xox

  10. Chelsea W

    Congrats! Your life will be full of so much joy, so much laughter, and so many dirty diapers! I loved the little story about the party panties and can’t wait to read more similar stories in the future (because I’m sure there will be many). Loving the bebe sign as well–gorgeous! Congrats again!

    • Lexi

      Thank you so so much, Chelsea! It still barely feels real! And there will definitely be laughter along the way — my husband and I are two crazy peas in a pod! So glad you’re excited to hear more!!

  11. Jourdin

    Congrats, Lexi!! This is so very exciting. I can’t wait to read all of your stories (party panties or not)!

    • Lexi

      Aww thank you, Jourdin!! So excited to share. :)

  12. Rachel

    Congrats to the both of you- so exciting! :)

    • Lexi

      Thank you!!!

  13. Lindsey

    Wow, Lexi! I could not be more excited for you. This is going to one lucky baby. I cannot wait to keep up with everything!! Hope you are feeling great. And welcome to the preggers club [I'm due early August]! =)

    xo, Lindsey
    http://www.caviartaste.com

    • Lexi

      So excited for you too! We’re due in July and it already feels so soon! We must chat soon!

  14. Congrats! You certainly deserve this happy news. Little babies are the best & don’t worry – I would totally be wearing those panties too, haha. This growing up & being a mom thing is hard!

    Remember to bring a diaper though to that first doctor’s appointment w/baby- I forgot, but thank goodness my husband remembered. And only because someone told him b/c they forgot & the doctor gives you a look b/c you’re the idiot parent who has walked out of the house w/o a diaper.

    • Lexi

      Okay that is great advice! I was even told to keep diapers and wipes in the car’s glove compartment, haha. I still can’t believe I’m going to be a MOM – eek! And thank you so much – obviously we are ridiculously excited! xox

  15. Tara

    Congratulations, such exciting news!

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much, Tara!

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much!!

  16. OMG! Congratulations Lexi! This is such wonderful news! So happy for you & your husband!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

    • Lexi

      Thank you, Sabrina! We’re really really excited!!

  17. Congratulations! What exciting news!

    • Lexi

      Thank you, Alison!!

  18. Sam

    SO excited for you guys! You’ll make a wonderful mama, and I’m sure your baby will be super stylish and sweet…just like you.

    xo
    Sam

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much, Sam! I can’t believe I’m going to be a MOM! Excited for this next big (stylish) adventure. :)

  19. amy

    congratulations – this is such great news! i’m so happy for you! :)

    • Lexi

      Thank you, Amy!! We’re so excited!

  20. oh lexi, i have tears of joy in my eyes for you and your husband. a million happy congratulations to you and your little family!!

    • Lexi

      Oh my gosh, Molly, thank you SO much! We are absolutely ecstatic!

  21. Oh I am so excited for you! That is going to be one beautiful baby!! I’m so sorry you’ve had such a rough road..we have too, but I really think it makes us so much more appreciative when good things do happen! Thank you for sharing your good news!!! xoxoo

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much!! And I couldn’t agree more – tough things make you a better and stronger person! :)

  22. Dana

    Congratulations!! I am so sorry to hear about your previous struggles, but I am so so excited for you and your husband!

    • Lexi

      Thank you, Dana – we’re just excited and can’t wait for the future! :)

  23. This is so exciting, I know you must be overjoyed after the struggle you’ve had!! We’ve been trying to get pregnant for a few months so I’m hoping we might have some big news before long! Can’t wait to follow along! Congrats!!

    • Lexi

      Oh my goodness – well I have my fingers crossed for you!! And thank you! :)

  24. Holly Royce

    This is fantastic news! I remember when your Mommy was so excited when she found out she was carrying her future lawyer, blogger, daughter. Her Lexi.

    • Lexi

      Aww thank you so much, Holly! Well Mommy is just as excited for grandbaby! :)

  25. Clemence

    Congratulations Lexi! This is such wonderful news! I’m so happy for you and your husband. You’re gonna be the chicest pregnant lady around, and a fabulous mom!

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much, Clemence!! You are too kind!

  26. Ashley

    CONGRATS! When I saw on Instagram I literally teared up. It’s so crazy how you can feel connected to your blog family. This is such a big step in your life and will be amazing. SO happy for you!

    Thanks for visiting Pursuit!

    -Ashley
    Pursuit of Shoes

    • Lexi

      You are the sweetest!! And it’s so true – I always want the best for my blogger buddies! Just sent you an e-mail, by the way. :)

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much!!

  27. Julie Khuu

    Awww these pics are soooo sweet! Congratulations guys! Gosh this baby’s gonna be sooo spoiled! Mama- you are one stunning survivor and for that I’m sending positive energy and MAJOR props your way!!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

    • Lexi

      Julie – you just made my night – thank you so much! And this baby will absolutely be spoiled, haha. Thank you again!!! :)

  28. AHH Congrats Pretty!
    So excited for you all. You’re going to be a totally kick-ass mom. Good luck with all the appts and if you ever need someone to commiserate with, drop me a line.
    can’t wait to follow along!

    • Lexi

      Aww thank you and I’m sure I will need a commiserating buddy!! xox

  29. CONGRATULATIONS! That is such exciting news. So happy for you! Can’t wait to see some fun and fab maternity posts.
    x

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much!! Can’t wait to share more. <3

  30. Gaby

    Congrats Lexi!!! Your heart is about to grow 1.000.000.000.000 times! :)

    • Lexi

      Thanks so much, Gaby!! I can’t wait! :)

  31. Lori

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. Beautiful pictures; I can’t wait to see more pictures and hear more stories.
    Lori

  32. Wayyyyy behind on this, but per your note to me I knew it was high time to investigate. Congratulations, love!! I’m so happy for you and your family. Please continue to let me know if I can help in any way! :)

    • Lexi

      Aww, thank you, Victoria! We’re really excited!!

  33. Thank you for sharing something so personal. Sometimes all we see is the happy and have no idea of the challenges and emotions that it took to get there. I wish you a safe and healthy and happy pregnancy. All the best !

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much for saying that! Sometimes it’s tough to share something so personal, but it does feel good to get it out and keep it real.

  34. Nathy

    Just read your Rimmel + getting personal post.. I didn’t know you had experienced these traumas, Lexi. Sorry you had to go through all of that. Your attitude through it all seems so darn admirable. Good for you. I wish you and hubby a very healthy and happy pregnancy! You deserve it. :)

    • Lexi

      Hi Nathy; Thank you so much for reading those older posts and thank you for your encouraging words – it means so much! I’m just glad all is going well and we’re just thrilled to be bringing a new little life into the world. <3

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