We’re Pregnant! | The Next Chapter

We are having a baby.

I had no idea the emotion that would come with this whole journey. Writing those words feels almost surreal. I have laughed, cried, cried some more, and yet still always feel this insane amount of joy. Pregnancy is beautiful, terrifying and most of all a total miracle.

We found out Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017, that we would be adding the title of parents to our resume. It has been challenging to contain our excitement. That is one day I will never forget.  Stealing little glances from John while we were in the kitchen cooking together just knowing that our little secret was growing inside of me. Ugh, tears over here.

There are so many beautiful things that come with this whole process. So many I never anticipated. I know timing is everything and I have never felt more confident that this is indeed our time. It is all in God’s hands after all. This baby is his, and we are so fortunate to have him on loan for the rest of our lives.

Did I mention we are having a little boy? Another most beautiful and fabulous surprise! I just knew it was a boy and when we took the early test to find out it which was another moment of pure elated bliss. We both cried the big crocodile tears then called our parents. Telling people is the most thrilling part of all. I recorded my grandmother when we told her, and it is one of the most precious, sincere, and heart-wrenching moments of my entire life.

I think about Baby W pretty much every single minute of every day. Listening to the heartbeat brings me to absolute tears. It is just the most fantastic part of life. Seeing him grow and change each week is a total trip. He looks less like a little alien and more like a baby every day, currently the size of an avocado according to my pregnancy app. I am trying to enjoy every minute because it all feels like it is going by so fast.

There is so much to do, read, and prepare for this little man is going to turn our worlds upside down and then some. If he is anything like his daddy, I am sure it will be anything but boring.  And let’s be clear here, we have no clue what we are doing! And we are okay with that. Plenty of time for us to freak out which from what I have seen never ends, even when your kids are adults.

Keeping this has been so hard. I want to shout it from the rooftops, and we tried so very hard to call, facetime and text everyone so they could hear it all from us. I hate thinking we missed people and I am sure we did. But I also thought long and hard about when the timing felt right to share it publicly, and I am so happy for this next chapter.

The first trimester was rough for this mama. I had terrible nausea at night; they call it morning sickness but it can strike at any time of the day. I have surprisingly felt fantastic in the mornings but nighttime brought on the worst of it all. When we were in Bermuda and Texas, I have never been sicker.

We managed to make it out of that and are now coasting into the second Trimester, and the skies have been much bluer lately! I just want to have a little bump so I can show it off! I am so excited for all of this and if you are reading this thank you for taking the time to share in our excitement and journey ahead! We’re thrilled!!! Is it August yet?

Very big Texas-sized Thank You to my friend and photographer Paisley Ann Photography for capturing these images so beautifully. To BHLDN for the most beautiful dress. To my husband for everything.




  1. February 14, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    OMG Tamara! Congratulations!! I am so happy for you guys!! What a beautiful blessing.

    • Tamara
      February 15, 2018 / 7:37 am

      Eric thank you beyond! Now it will be bump photos instead of just me and I love thinking about that! Hope to see you soon and thank you for being so happy for us it is just the biggest blessing! Our hearts are so full!

  2. February 14, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! This post made me tear up a bit – but also brought a huge smile to my face. I can just tell and feel the excitement through your writing and these photos. And these photos – OMG. Precious and perfect. And congrats on a little boy – I have had the MOST FUN with my nephew (now 6 months) and little boys are just so much fun (and fun to shop for). Excited to learn more about your journey to becoming parents. Congrats again!

    • Tamara
      February 15, 2018 / 7:36 am

      Rachel! You, my dear, are the absolute sweetest! We are feeling so much joy and all the love being sent our way has just been magical! It was so hard to contain our excitement these past months and feel so happy to be able to take everyone along on this exciting journey ahead! Thank you so much for sharing in that with us! XOO Tamara

  3. Aunt Shell
    February 14, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    What great news and what a gorgeous photo shoot 😘 Love you both !!!

    • Tamara
      February 15, 2018 / 7:34 am

      Aunt Shell – thanks for sharing in our joy and being excited throughout this journey! Our family means the world to us and we are so thankful for all the love being sent our way! Can’t wait to start sharing some of John’s music with those little belly buds you sent us! He will be such a happy little baby boy!

  4. Nina
    February 14, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    Micah can’t wait to meet Baby W ❤️

    • Tamara
      February 15, 2018 / 7:33 am

      We love you guys so much! What a joy to have two little boys running around, Micah will be the best friend to baby W!

  5. Bonnie
    February 14, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    Congrats to you and your husband! What a blessing! We have a 16 month old girl and live in the area. I have so enjoyed following your blog! You will just love being a mother! All the best for a good rest of your pregnancy and delivery. Second trimester is the best. Xoxo!

    • Tamara
      February 15, 2018 / 7:32 am

      Bonnie – thank you for sharing in our excitement It has been such a fun journey so far and we are feeling all the love and support! Thank you for sharing in our joy and congrats on your little one too! XX Tamara

  6. Chelsea
    February 15, 2018 / 1:10 am

    Ahhh Tamara I’m speechless over this! These photos! The post! I can’t wait to meet him and squeeze you soon. Love love

    • Tamara
      February 15, 2018 / 7:31 am

      We love you auntie Chelsea! Enjoy Hawaii and can’t wait to hug your neck in person!!!

  7. Janczak Jan
    February 15, 2018 / 8:04 am

    I was just talking to your mom…..
    OMG!!! TAM!!!
    A baby BOY!!!! So.. SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!
    And guess what!!!!!!
    Andrew & Cara are pregnant TOO!!
    AND!!!!! Due the same as you!!
    AUG 4!!! Love & blessings!!

    • Tamara
      February 27, 2018 / 12:54 pm

      Jan!! I cannot believe that! How exciting for Andy and Cara too! We are beyond thrilled so looking forward to this fun journey ahead! August cannot come fast enough!

  8. Gretchen Hoxie
    February 15, 2018 / 10:32 am

    Jeff and I are so excited for you! Being a mom is the most amazing thing in the entire world! Praying for a smooth and healthy pregnancy and delivery in August!!

    • Tamara
      February 27, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Gretchen! Thank you so very much! We couldn’t be happier to share the exciting news! Appreciate your kind words and prayers!

  9. Jennifer
    February 19, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    Congratulations and beautiful photos!

    I love your dress as well and am considering it for my wedding. Did you find it comfortable to wear? Did the sequins tend to fall/catch the fabric?

    Thank you!

    • Tamara
      February 27, 2018 / 12:52 pm

      The dress is absolutely beautiful in person, hard to do it justice in person but I loved wearing it and I would definitely give it a try! They just lowered the price too! Thank you for stopping by! XX

  10. February 28, 2018 / 12:18 am

    So happy for you!!!!! Cannot wait to follow along with your journey!! The pics are stunning! xx

    • Tamara
      February 28, 2018 / 10:58 am

      Andrea – so sweet love! I am so grateful for all the love!
      XX Tamara

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