I’m Pregnant!

October 14th, 2013

Pregnancy Announcement

So… we’ve got some big news!  I’ve been waiting to post this for months now, and it’s been really hard to keep something so exciting a secret!  But it’s finally time to share, and I’m incredibly thrilled to announce that I’m pregnant!

I am so, so excited — and nervous, and terrified, and all of the other emotions that come along with this huge change.  But after moving to Texas, getting settled in our house, and generally feeling like our lives are really stable and happy at this point, it finally felt like the right time to take this next step.  I still feel like I have to pinch myself — some mornings, I have trouble even wrapping my mind around it! 

I found out back in August, when I was in New York for the Mark. Tenth Birthday Party (meeting Lucy Hale actually wasn’t the most exciting thing to happen to me that day)!  I took the test (ahem… three tests… yes, I wanted to be very, very certain that morning) on the day of the party, which was amazing but also a little terrible, timing-wise: I wanted to tell Chad right away more than anything, but I also hated the idea of telling him over the phone!  I decided to keep my lips zipped for an extra day so that I could tell him when I got back to Texas, but I couldn’t keep the news totally quiet, so… I got out my iPhone and recorded a video!  As you guys can see, I was too excited to be organized or coherent, but now I’m really happy to have this little memento of the day I found out I was going to be a mom:

(Also sorry for the fuzzy quality… my iPhone was on its last legs this summer, but I was holding out till September to upgrade.  Sadly, this video was shot with the old phone!)

I’m due at the end of April, so there’s still a while to go, but I’m now at almost 13 weeks (about three months) and I’m so happy to finally break the news!  I was a bit of blabbermouth with friends and family early on — I tried so hard to wait until 12 weeks to share, but I couldn’t seem to stop myself from spilling the beans!  I feel very, very lucky that things have gone smoothly so far, and hopefully things will stay that way for the next six months!  There are basically an endless number of things you can worry about during pregnancy (Google is now my worst enemy), but so far, so good.

And… I’ve got a little bit of a bump already — more on that later this week!

Tags: baby · life · personal

38 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Vanessa Woods // Oct 14, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Ahhh congrats Katy!  I’m so happy for you!!

  • 2 Liz S. // Oct 14, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Katy, major congratulations!!!!!!!!

    And yes, stay off of Google – I learned that the hard way too, haha.

  • 3 Lisa // Oct 14, 2013 at 8:03 am

    That’s so exciting; congratulations!

  • 4 Cassie // Oct 14, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Congratulations Katy!  You will make an amazing Mom!  I am so happy for you.  I wish you the best on your journey through pregnancy!

  • 5 I Showed Up In Boots // Oct 14, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Congratulations! You will be such a fantastic mom and cannot wait to follow your pregnancy style through here:)

  • 6 Meg O. // Oct 14, 2013 at 9:40 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! You will be an amazing mama!

  • 7 Katherine Moore // Oct 14, 2013 at 9:50 am

    you already told me but I’m tearing up thinking about it again! I am so excited!

  • 8 Sonia // Oct 14, 2013 at 10:02 am

    That’s so exciting! I remember the blog post from when you got married too 🙂 It’s awesome that you get to share all of your life’s amazing milestones on such a great blog. Congrats!

  • 9 katy // Oct 14, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Sonia — I know!  The craziest one: back in the days when I had, like, probably five readers, I documented Chad’s proposal!  https://www.sugarlaws.com/paris (February 2008!) Sometimes I feel like my whole life started at the same time as Sugarlaws did. 🙂

  • 10 Sarah // Oct 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

    OMG that’s sooooo exciting, girl! Congratulations! You’re going to be such a cute mommy 🙂

  • 11 abigail sterling // Oct 14, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Congrats!!! What an exciting time for you and your hubby! I can’t wait to hear more and see how you style your ‘bump’!

    x abigail, the fabulous life of a natural disaster

  • 12 Michelle Rittler | Taste As You Go // Oct 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Congratulations, Katy! I’m so excited for you and Chad! XO

  • 13 kim // Oct 14, 2013 at 11:58 am

    O M GEE!!! CONGRATS MY LOVE!!!! You are going to make a beautiful, and amazing mother!!!! <3 <3 <3

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  • 14 Lexi @ Glitter, Inc. // Oct 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    That video is adorable!! Congratulations – so so exciting. 🙂

  • 15 Kathy - Panini Happy // Oct 14, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Many congrats to you, Katy!! How incredibly exciting! 🙂

  • 16 Hotsy Malone // Oct 14, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Katy!  That is exciting news and I can’t wait to see how you style “the bump”, you are going to be such an adorable mom, congrats to you both.

  • 17 Marissa // Oct 14, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    So exciting! Mazel!!!

  • 18 Bianca // Oct 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Wow, I am very happy for you! Congratulations!

    ?, Bianca http://thesparklingspell.blogspot.com/

  • 19 Rosa // Oct 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Katy, Congratulations! I am sure you will be a great mom.

  • 20 Closet Fashionista // Oct 14, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Aww yayyyy!!! Congratulations!!!! So happy for you 😀

  • 21 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic // Oct 14, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Congratulations! The video is adorable – you look so happy!

  • 22 Sarah Trombley // Oct 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Congratulations, Katy!  Best of luck to you!

  • 23 Ashley // Oct 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Congrats Katy! So exciting!

  • 24 Lisa H // Oct 14, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I usually lurk – and come out to comment once in a great while – but this might have been the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen, and I had to say congratulations! I’ve enjoyed this blog a long time, and am pretty sure you’ll be an amazing parent. And an amazingly dressed one. Again, congrats!

  • 25 Pearl // Oct 15, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Katy!! I’ve been following you since when you got ENGAGED and I’m SO EXCITED and HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Your video is adorable and it just shows how happy you are… CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  • 28 happyeverafter // Oct 15, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Such glorious news. Congratulations!

  • 29 Marissa at Style Cusp // Oct 17, 2013 at 11:42 am

    So many congrats to you! This video is priceless and such a fun idea – I’m sure you’ll look back on this for awhile to come. Excited for you! x

  • 30 Lilian Wong // Oct 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Katy!! I am so happy for you and you looked so happy and excited in the video! What was Chad’s reaction when you told him???

  • 31 katy // Oct 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    He was excited!  (Kind of shocked at first, but excited!) It definitely didn’t feel “real” at the very beginning, but lately it finally does!

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