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What I’m Wearing – A Baby Bump

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I’m so happy to finally announce that, “I’m Pregnant”!!!! I’m not sure why I waited until 6-and-a-half months to share the excitement, other than I was probably overly cautious after my first trimester. Getting pregnant has been a 3 year journey for us with lots of ups and downs, but the downs have made this “UP” so so worth it. My heart is so filled with joy and I can’t wait to meet our little baby in March. We’re not going to find out the sex, so nursery shopping and picking out a name has been a challenge, but I’m loving every minute of it. More on all of that in posts to come, I’m sure.

We just had our 6 month ultrasound last Monday and saw things that I had never imagined – the baby was kicking, rubbing its eyes, swallowing, and hiccuping. You would think that due to my previous situation, that I would be terrified of ultrasounds, but I can’t help but to jump out of bed on an ultrasound days and think, “yay, we get to visit the baby today”. I know that’s a funny thought since the baby is always with me, but it’s just so nice to see that adorable little face on the monitor and know that everything is ok. My husband surprised me by flying my mom in from Washington for the weekend {yes, I went into the ugly cry when she walked through my front door} so that she could go to the ultrasound with us, which made it even more exciting when the little one put on a show for all of us.

Besides the ultrasounds to let me know everything is ok, the baby is also kicking up a storm. I started to feel flutters two months ago and now its full on kicks and movements. I can literally see he/she rolling around under my shirt and my heart melts every time. How can I concentrate on anything else whenever that little baby is moving around inside of me? I always had hope that we’d make it to this point, but I’m still in shock at the same time and those movements are a reminder of just how far we’ve come… FINALLY!

I’m trying to proceed with caution, but it’s really hard not to get so excited about all that is {hopefully} yet to come.

PS – can you see the bump in this post? My belly is exactly why that blue dress was so dang short LOL. If you had seen a side profile of that outfit, it would have been obvious that I was not only pregnant, but 5 months along. It was all I could do at 4 months to stuff myself into these jeans and black shorts for my post first-trimester outfits. I’ve learned that full frontal profile shots while covering your hips can be very deceiving ;)

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Your Thoughts?

  • Congratulations!
    and you look stunning

  • Congratulations! I am so excited for you!!! You look absolutely adorable and I can’t wait to see pictures of your little one! :)

  • My Dressy Ways

    Yay! Yay! Yay! YAY!!!! Congratulations Jennifer!!! My eyes bulged out when I saw this picture pop up in my reader! I’m so happy for you and hubby! You’re going to be the best mom! :)

  • Elizabeth

    Wonderful! Congrats!!

  • Nina

    Dear Jennifer! Congratulations! You look very happy and you are beautiful! Lots of hugs from Norway!

  • Brienna

    You look absolutely stunning!! I’m so excited for you. I’m sure all the ups and downs were worth it even though they were very difficult. I hope you have a little girl so we can start seeing her baby fashion, manicures, etc!! ;D

  • Congratulations!! :o)

  • Patti

    I am so excited for you Jennifer! I had noticed on pinterest that you were pinning nursery pins, so I did wonder if maybe you were pregnant. And since I have been following you for a while, I know about your ups and downs. If I knew you personally, I would give you a great big hug! So here is a big cyber hug instead! Really, really happy for you and what a sweet surprise your husband gave you! Can’t wait to meet that sweet new little one and you look amazing! Patti

  • Congrats Jen!!!

    Hope you have a happy & healthy baby.

  • Bridget Heiple Reich

    Congratulations! So exciting!!!! Hoping you have a quick easy delivery. :)

  • YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!

  • Oh my friend, seeing this today put a much needed smile on my face. So happy to finally see the bump! You look fantastic. Love you girl!

  • Cynthia

    OMG!!! Congrats!!!! I am so happy for you. I know how you’ve had a long journey to get here and I am truly so excited for you. :)

  • Alicia


  • Natalie

    YAAAAAY this is excellent news! Congratulations! You must be so happy!

  • OMG, congrats lady! Blessings to you and your family :)

  • Congratulations Jennifer! I’m so happy for you, and you look absolutely radiant!

  • Erin D.

    YAAAAAAAAYYYYY congrats girlie!!!!!

  • Congratulations, Jennifer! That’s awesome!

  • HK

    Oh baby!!! So many congratulations to you both… ALL! <3

  • Congrats! You look amazing!! :)

  • Heidi

    Congratulations!!!! Babies are so fun and cute!! And if it’s a girl.. she’ll be the most fashionable baby out there :-)

  • Brit

    I have been so busy that I haven’t been keeping up with my favorite blogs! I was just on Pinterest and saw your pins of baby stuff and was like “oh, I must have missed something!” Congratulations! You look beautiful! :)

  • Congratulations!!! You look so cute!

  • Heather (@GurleeGirrl)


  • Laura

    Major, major congratulations to you!!! My husband and I had to go through 3 years of B.S. to get our little baby, too, and let me tell you – it is so worth it. Not that the journey was fun or that’d I want to do it again – but waking up every morning and seeing that beautiful little face is so amazing.

    I hope the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful and goes perfectly! I am so excited for you to meet your little misses or mister!

  • Oh my gosh, I AM SO OVERJOYED for you and your husband! What fabulous news! Can’t wait to see more of your cute preggo self and your sweet baby! :)

  • Awww, what a sweet post! Congratulations on this exciting time in your life! I love that you waited so long to announce it here–I wish more people would use such restrain with sharing personal things like this. You are glowing and just beautiful! So happy for you!

  • Mama Mia

    Loving this post. You look stunning.

  • CONGRATULATIONS! You wear that baby bump well! :)

  • Gincy

    Congratulations!!! I’m beyond happy for you! You look absolutely beautiful! You’ll be a great mom! Congratulations again!

  • Sheila

    Jenn you look absolutely incredible!!! I had no idea of your journey. I’m so thrilled for you both…what a blessed baby this will be!! xoxo

  • CONGRATS!!!!!

  • Lana W.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you. Don’t over exert yourself, we will be fine if you don’t post as much. ;-)

  • Amy M.

    Congrats!! So happy for you! xo

  • Jen

    Yay, Yay, Yay!I’m so happy for you! I literally started tearing when I saw your post. I understand how you feel, I have been down that same road. My poor perinatologist was my couselor/perinatologist. He let me come in every week for an ultrasound so I can see my baby moving because I was such a wreck with my previous losses. My beautiful baby girl kicked me what seemed liked my entire pregnancy but I was glad she did because it made me know she was doing great in my tummy! Congratulations!!

  • Congrats! Rock that baby bump. I was one of those gals that didn’t show until about 7 months…then I “popped” Its great that your waiting to find out the sex. I did that…it made “it’s a boy!” so much more exciting in my opinion. My hubby had fun picking out a girl and boy name. Maybe if I’m blessed with a second pregnancy I’ll have a little girl.

  • oh my ghad! i am so excited for you, congrats congrats – you look beautiful!
    Xo Megan, http://www.TfDiaries.com

  • Gwen

    Congratulations! Not sure if you remember me from the JewelMint FB wall. Remember when we were just a little bit obsessed with JM and stalked the page for restocks? Haha! I am expecting too! I am due in April. Hope everything goes well with the bump and congrats again!

  • Congratulations! So happy for you Jen and hubby too! I can’t wait to hear more and see the little one. Such an exciting journey. Blessings and tons of good thoughts being sent your way. :-)

  • jennifer

    thank you all so so much for the love and support. as most of you probably already know, ive been blogging at TheLooksForLess.com for about 4 years now. while i’m passionate about budget + fashion, there were so many other things i was wanting to talk about including diy, beauty, recipes, and hopefully someday kiddos :)

    im beyond excited to dive into this next chapter of my life, and hope to share some of it with you all. there will definitely be some fun maternity fashion posts, nursery ideas, and who knows what else :) thank you all so much for your super sweet comments… they are all so truly appreciated!

  • OMG. I am so happy for you. This is such great news. I was heartbroken for you when you last wrote about the ‘down’ part of this journey. It’s just great to hear this wonderful news! I defintely can’t wait to see your Mom posts as you prepare for this bundle of joy.

    Many healthy and joyous blessings to all of you!

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  • That’s wonderful news! Congratulations and all the best to you 3! :)

    ~ Irina

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  • xoxo

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  • Many many congratulations Jennifer! This is wonderful news. Not long to go till you can see and hug your baby! Keep us posted with your pregnancy! I’m expecting too, with my second baby. I love it!
    Adriana xxx

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