If you didn’t catch the big announcement on Instagram, we are so excited to share the news that we are expecting baby #2!! Everett is going to be a big brother and the entire family is over the moon!

I know we waited a little longer than most people to announce our big news, but we’ve been trying to take every opportunity to share the news in person with our family + friends before making it social media official. We’ll be sharing quite a bit more now that the cat’s out of the bag though. 😉

Currently, I’m 22 weeks. A little over the half way mark and things are moving right along. The first trimester was a little rough…to put it mildly! Quite honestly, I felt horrible and absolutely drained of any energy until about week 16, which was the beginning of 2017. The fall was filled with one sickness after another in our house, which was brutal on top of the morning sickness that seemed to last all day + night. That’s why I’ve been mostly MIA the last few months, but I really appreciate you guys sticking with me in the meantime!

Every time I think about Everett becoming a big brother, I get a little emotional. I love how excited he is already – he talks to baby + kisses my belly, which just melts my heart. But if I’m being 100% honest, I’m also a little terrified to make the transition from one kiddo to two. Everett has had our complete attention for the last 2 years and his whole world is about to change in ways that I can’t even predict.

People say that kids are adaptable and we’ll all figure out a new normal, but I’ve also heard that the transition from one to two is the hardest. So help me please! How did you prepare your kids for a new addition to the family? I’d love to hear any suggestions you have to help prepare our little dude for his upcoming big brother duties.

Thank you for all the love + support over the last few weeks! It truly means the world.

**Special thanks to beachtownbaby. They sent us Everett’s co-pilot shirt to help make our big announcement.

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Congratulations! That “Co-pilot” t-shirt is the cutest announcement ever. I don’t have kids but I know you are going to manage both the babies really well. All the best and enjoy this time 🙂

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Aww, thank you so much for the sweet, reassuring words! I really appreciate it! And now you know where to find the cutest announcements shirts in the future! 🙂

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Oh wow such a huge congratulations for your #2!! What an amazing time for you and your family

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Thank you so much!! We are all so excited and can’t wait to meet this new little one!!

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Aww congratulations such great news, and Everett sounds so adorable the way he’s being I imagine he’ll be a great big brother 🙂

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Thanks, Kitty! I sure hope that it’s all a good sign of what’s to come. He has sometimes gotten a little jealous with other kiddos, but maybe when it’s his own sibling, he’ll be more understanding? I can only hope!

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Ah congratulations!! I have three ? Not too much longer to go now for you, although isn’t it always the last couple of months that drag?! X

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Thanks, Emma! Three? You are a master! Teach me your ways with the best tips and tricks! I’ve heard the transition from 1 to 2 is the hardest, then any additional kiddos is a walk in the park. Have you found this to be true too?

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Congratulations!! Well, I’m right along with you! I’m expecting my second child and I’ll be honest, I’m scared.. I don’t know how my son will react when he sees a new crying human being.. BUT I’m sure things we be okay for you and your family!?? Take Care!

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YES! These are all the same fears we have too, but somehow people make it work all the time, right? That has to be reassuring that we can do it too! Congratulations on your new addition! When are you due?

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Oh my goodness congradulations! That is so exciting 🙂 I’m sure they will be great siblings

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Thanks, Stephanie!! I hope so. They’ll be 2.5 years apart, so hopefully they’ll be friends as they grow up!

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CONGRATULATIONS! (also, is this the cutest announcement ever? Co-Pilot? LOVE IT!)

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Thank you so much, Jennifer!! Everett loves planes and he rides that bad boy around the house all the time, so it seemed appropriate!

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Oh wow, congratulations Rachel! I’m happy for you and everything will sure go well. 🙂 Some of my friends with more than one kid have said it’s kind of easier at some point when the kids start to entertain each other.

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That’s the kind of encouragement I need!! 🙂 I know eventually it gets easier, I’m just scared of the initial transition and shock to all of us, but I’m sure we’ll get into a rhythm soon enough!

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The beginning might be a learning experience but I’m sure it’ll go alright! 🙂

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Rachel, congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family. Enjoy this time the best you can. Our capacity for love is limitless, Everett will be a helpful, happy big brother. Let him help you when you can. Love and hugs to you!

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Thank you so much, Patti! I really appreciate your reassuring words! I’ve started to prep him about how he can be a big helper and bring us diapers or help sing songs to baby. Hopefully it’s all sinking in! 🙂

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