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big news

i swear i’ve had an excuse for being MIA lately — i am so excited to finally share the news that we’re expecting a baby boy in june!!! it’s been really hard keeping this under wraps because obviously it’s completely changing my life in so many ways, so i’m reaaaaally excited to finally get it out. that and i’m also showing now, so i can’t really hide it for any longer. 

its been really fun and exciting and a little scary but mostly all good and positive. i found out around halloween, i woke up and randomly had a nosebleed (which i never get), so i googled pregnancy and nosebleed and it was a thing. (i have since learned that you can literally type anything and pregnancy and it’s a thing). i took a pregnancy test that day and i was thankful that nosebleed told me to. we waited until thanksgiving to tell my family, when everyone was together. i designed place cards where everyone wrote what they were thankful for, and we had my mom read everyones out loud. mine was last and said “molly is thankful for baby boomer coming july 2017” and she burst into tears. (our due date got pushed up because the bb is a fast grower)

pregnancy announcement

we were pretty anxious at first about it being healthy, maybe a little extra nervous because of the miscarriage last year. we waited almost a full year to try again, but once i was ready and we started trying it happened very, very fast.

as for my pregnancy so far, its been pretty good and i’ve been very lucky to not have any sickness, during the first trimester i was really, reeeally tired all the time and i was getting pretty bad headaches and some back pain. both have subsided for the most part, my only really annoying symptom is being congested all. the. time. and i get zits. and i’m fat. but like they tell you, the second trimester is better, and so far it’s pretty chill.

pregnancy announcement

i’m now at 16 weeks and i’m officially done wearing my bullshit thongs, i am always in the mood for a HUGE, gigantic breakfast, and i pee as much as they say you’re gonna pee. i also can cry on command, and when debbie reynolds died i think i cried way more than i would’ve as a non pregnant person. we also just did our gender reveal this weekend and as expected, i cried like a big cry monster.

we’ve been thinking it was a boy pretty much from day one, so it’s so weird to finally know we were right. and to even just think of it as our son versus our baby omgggg!

the best part about getting to your second trimester is that people no longer recommend their doctor, since it’s now assumed you’ve found your doctor and you’re all set. i’m mentally preparing for the constant unsolicited advice and stranger belly touching, can’t wait.

it’s safe to assume that this blog and i will be changing, for the better i hope! i’m gonna be like, a grownup and shit now. i’m pretty good at taking care of cats but I’m already realizing how doing whatever we want whenever we want is cool and fleeting and we should try to see horror movies in the theatre and go out to eat and stay in bed all morning as much as we can right now.

i’m not planning on transforming this place into a full on mommy blog, but like if you’re into that sorta thing let me know. the first thing on our list is setting up the nursery, we’ve basically had a junk room that would someday become the nursery and now we just have to start. we’ll be moving everything out and painting as soon as possible. and then making it cute! i am v excited.

*** UPDATE *** you guys liked the gender reveal so i decided to share the pregnancy reveal (i wonder where i get the crying from lol)

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  1. This is so exciting!!! Congratulations. Vey excited to share your journey on the blog.

  2. now i’m crying! congrats to you and your family <3

  3. Congratulations, Molly and Gid! This is one of the happiest posts I’ve read so far this year. I’m so excited for you!

  4. Claire James says:

    yay, congrats gid + molly… you’re gonna be adult AF now!! I remember reading your miscarriage post and feeling so sad, and now reading this, I’m overjoyed! I’ve been reading since 2014(?) & feel like you’re an old friend. also, considering that both you and gid are frickin hot, i bet your baby boy will be the cutest thing ever.

  5. Congratulations Molly! I’m so happy for you and Gideon. And the gender reveal video was the sweetest thing ever.

  6. Congrats! Bebe Boomer will be the most fly baby around. I teared up watching the video (it’s a mama thing, not just a pregnant lady thing) . Can’t wait to see what you do for him! Boys are seriously so fun!

  7. Oh so very happy for you both!!! My little sis is literally exactly as far along as you, 16 weeks!

    And I cried watching your gender reveal video, so precious.

    I’ve got two littles at home and they certainly change life, but most for the great!! 😉

  8. Molly!! This is so exciting, and I teared up watching your reveal video! You and Gid will be fantastic parents!

  9. Congratulations! Very exciting, and loved that video, haha. <3

  10. Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to for the arrival of baby boomer.

  11. Congratulations!! So excited for you! I am also preggers with a baby boy (currently 33 weeks) and am so excited to get to see the momma/baby/nursery/parenting stuff you write! I am into it!

  12. YAY! So happy for you guys 🙂

  13. OMG – Congrats! How exciting! your gender reveal hit all the feels.
    😀 I already feel compelled to send you a baby gift!!! 😀

  14. Oh Molly! Those videos were too sweet! We’re so excited for you girl!!

  15. I’m currently preggo and watching your gender reveal and announcement made me cry.

    I’m in my first trimester and am envious that you didn’t have the morning sickness. But I can’t wait to see more on the blog!

    Congrats to you and Gid! You will be the coolest parents!

  16. k first…you are the cutest and are going to be the best mom! two…Im not pregnant and both videos made me cry. Congratulations to you both!!! so flippin exciting!

  17. Stephanie says:

    congrats! just want to warn you about due date being pushed up could mean they’ll be rushing for babe to get out earlier around the due date. most docs use due date to judge and typically don’t let you go more than a week or two past, and an earlier due date means earlier expectations for baby to come out.

  18. Congrats! That gender reveal had me crying and I’m not even pregnant 😛 So happy for you and excited to see how your blog will change! I trust that you’ll find a good balance between “full on mommy blog” and what you’ve been doing 🙂

  19. Congrats to you and Gideon! Your videos made me cry. I can’t wait to see how you style the nursery and baby Boomer once he gets here!

  20. Congratulations! I can’t get over how adorable both of your “reveal” videos are (and they both totally made me cry…).

  21. Ahhh! I’m pregnant too (just over 14 weeks with our first) and would LOVE for you to share your journey on here! Will be so fun to follow along 🙂 Congrats!

  22. Once you’re a mom you’re stuck with this crying shananagins for life! Those videos both made me cry ?. So happy for you! You’re blog and IG is great because you’re just being you and sharing you’re life. I say share and post about whatever makes you happy ?. Can’t wait to see the nursery you create!

  23. Molly – so excited for you!! Those videos were the best!! Can’t wait to see the nursery you design and all the fun things that will come along with baby!! xoxo

  24. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! This was the BEST! Love both reveals, you are adorable and again, CONGRATS! Get ready for that kid to blow your mind! xoxo

  25. Donna Cabrera says:

    Congratulations!! So happy for you. My husband and I been trying to have a baby and this really makes me happy. 🙂

  26. congratulations! so exciting!

  27. Congratulations! So very exciting. I just had my first baby so I’m all for a mommy blog ?

  28. I’m so happy for you both!

  29. Ah so happy for you guys! (Also, I’m such a sucker for baby and gender reveals, so I’m glad you shared both.)

  30. Congratulations to the entire family and Happy New Year, woohoo!!

  31. OMG, these videos are the cutest things ever! You are the most darling pregnant mama ever! Congrats, Molly!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

  32. You’ve managed to make me laugh and cry at the same time :’). I love baby Boomer <3.

  33. Oh Molly, im so happy for you guys! And my my that video is beyond adorable.

  34. Yay! Me too!

    There’s a great reddit group for June mothers: https://www.reddit.com/r/JuneBumpers2017/
    In case you’re interested, it’s really awesome for everyone to share experiences and support each other through this. 🙂

  35. oh goodness, SO exciting!! And those videos are everything!! Congrats to you and Gid!! You’re going to be such fun parents!!

  36. Congratulations!
    I’m pregnant too, but I’m due in 3 weeks. The congestion has been KILLER. I didn’t know that was a symptom for people but my nose has been stuffed up since the 6 week mark and now that I’m in my final countdown, it’s still quite bad. I used a humidifier with peppermint essential oil for awhile but it didn’t do much. My doctor said I could take a benadryl every night. That helped to get me to sleep, but I would still wake up around 3 am with a clogged nose. At this point I just sleep with multiple pillows propped up. It hurts my already aching back but according to my OBGYN, there’s not much else I can do besides go to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Hope your congestion settles and you don’t have to deal with it for the full 40 weeks. 🙂

  37. Pat Schwab says:

    So happy for you and your hubby to be blessed with this little boy.

  38. Congrats girl!
    How special to be pregnant and bring your boy home to the new beautiful home you and your hubby have made! Huge fan over here ??
    I love your aesthetic, we are very alike in many ways! Thanks for the constant motivation and inspiration!
    I welcomed my first son this July and it is truly a gift! Things will change but change is meant to be and you will find your new groove!

  39. YOU CRYING IS TOTALLY GOING TO BE MY EXACT LIFE at our gender reveal here in a few weeks. Plus I’m crying now. Geeze pregnancy is so weird.


  40. Congratulations! <3 I absolutely love the videos you shared. Your family looks so happy. It was hard not to cry for you! Good luck with your pregnancy.


  41. lol so i’m sitting here, 19 weeks pregnant, casually crying my balls off <3
    what lovely reactions to your good news!

  42. Congratulations! This is the best thing that could happen in the world!

  43. im back here cuz im currently 7 weeks pregnant and need some baby guide haha. been following this blog since my student years (4-5 years back)! time flies..

    1. Molly Madfis says:

      awww!!! congrats!!