Surprise! Baby #2 Due This Fall

We’ve been keeping a secret! Baby #2 is due this fall!

We were actually surprised when we found out we were pregnant. We were going to start trying in the next few months but weren’t prepared for it to happen so soon. I just want to say, we feel so blessed that we get the opportunity to grow our family. I have so many friends (both internet and IRL) who struggle to conceive naturally and I pray that in someway, someday they get to experience motherhood. It’s worth the battle. Sending all you hopeful mother’s to be love and positivity…

This time around feels so different! Probably because I have a crazy toddler on my hands. I felt much more sick and tired during this first trimester than I remember with Charlie. I woke up sick and went to bed feeling worse (honestly, 5pm I was in the fetal position on the couch – like clockwork). The only thing that seemed to help, although always the last thing I wanted, was food and by food I mean CARBS. I literally ate every 2 hours for 8 weeks. Plus way less exercise. To say I have felt a little sluggish would be an understatement! I’m finally coming out of the dark hole with a belly to prove it.

Because I know you will ask, we are not finding out the sex. We were surprised with Charlie and loved it so much so baby #2 will be a surprise, too!

It’s amazing how quickly you show with your second. With Charlie I didn’t have a bump until around 24/26 weeks and this one I definitely started showing around 11/12. It’s amazing how quickly you forget what pregnancy feels like. I loved being pregnant with Charlie but I think I forgot that the first trimester absolutely sucks. I’m excited to be feeling better and back on the fitness/healthy eating bandwagon.

I really want to make a point for this pregnancy to be a healthy one. Not that I wasn’t healthy with Charlie but I really stopped working out around 36 weeks, gave into cravings and I noticed that my body was too soft (read: the donuts and ice cream pints stuck around) after my baby belly was gone. I’m really going to make it a goal to document some healthy meals and workouts.

Anyways! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the love on this photo. Dave and I read through every single comment and it seriously made us so much more excited for what is in store. It’s going to be a busy year and we can’t wait to share the whole journey with all of you. XOXO

Outfit details: J.Crew Stripe Dress (sadly sold out! I’ll keep you guys posted if it comes back in stock – similar here and here), Joie Sandals (also love these), Janessa Leone Hat, Charlie Stripe Sweatshirt, Gap Kids Jeans, Adidas Sneakers

Photos taken at the Lincoln Park Conservatory!

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  1. SO happy for you and your family! I can’t wait to follow along your journey of baby #2. Congrats to the Adams family <3 I like how you are keeping it a secret. I think I'll do that too whenever we decide to have kids. Also – these pics are adorable and your dress is so cute!


  2. How exciting, congratulations! While my husband and I don’t have children yet I have really loved reading your posts about motherhood, marriage, and parenting. They have been so interesting and helpful. Thank you for sharing!
    Taylor |

  3. I’m so happy for you! I wish you all the best in your pregnancy.
    xxx 🙂

  4. Ah! I’m so excited for you – I had a feeling since you’ve been a bit quieter on snap/instastories 🙂 I just found out I’m pregnant too and was looking through your maternity posts with Charlie for fashion inspiration, so I can’t wait to follow along now! Congrats!

  5. Ahhh congrats, Liz!! What a blessing and awesome adventure, growing your family. You look beautiful, and looking forward to more shares about it all!

  6. I am so happy for you all!! I sadly had a miscarriage at 11 weeks in December. The babies heart stopped beating. After months of tears, healing and praying, we found out yesterday I am pregnant again! Yay! God is so good! Now we are just praying that everything goes fine with this pregnancy. It was our first in the fall of last year so it hit us pretty hard. I had all the symptoms and wanted all the carbs so I know how you feel. I am excited to read more about your journey.

  7. I’m so thrilled for you!!!! And especially thrilled for Charlie! My little brother and I are also barely two years apart and that closeness in age is incredible for sibling friendships (we’re in college now and still each other’s best friend!) Wishing you guys all the best and thanks for sharing with us! xxxx

  8. Congratulations Liz, Dave, Charlie, and Webster!!! So so happy for your growing family!! You look amazing, as always! Hope you’re starting to feel better now. I love that you’re not finding out the sex again. I didn’t with my son, and it was simply the best 🙂 Wishing you a healthy pregnancy! Can’t wait to follow along xo

  9. I am so happy and excited for you Liz! Also these photos are just the cutest. xo

  10. So happy for ya’ll!! I had a miscarriage at 11 weeks in December. The babies heart stopped beating. Through many tears, prayers and faith we got through it and found out yesterday on Mother’s Day we are expecting again. Praying everything goes wel this time. You look beautiful in the pictures above and Charlie will be a great big brother!

  11. Ahh congratulations Liz and entire Adams family!! You are literally glowing! So happy for you guys, and cannot wait to see what is in store for your future. As always, thank you for letting us all be a part of the journey. XO!

  12. Congrats on baby #2

    Im in my first trimester, first pregnancy! What exercises are you allowed to do? I was active before, I worked out 4 days a week, mostly running/cardio and weights. I haven’t really done much since I found out I was pregnant in the last 3 weeks (I’m 7 weeks now)

    I would like to maintain exercise and health as well. I am already a little overweight as it is. Any advice would be much appreciated!!

    1. I’ve heard just not to try something new! Keep maintaining what you’re doing – it’s okay to take some time off, too 🙂

  13. Congratulations again from your biggest fan/friend Down Under! I wasn’t really following blogs until early 2016 which means I missed your pregnancy with Charlie (have gone back and read though) and I’m so excited to be here to follow along for baby #2 and the big move to your beautiful family home! What an exciting year 2017 is going to continue to be! Such gorgeous photos to always treasure xo

  14. Congrats again!! Loved this post and am a huge fan of making it a surprise! We did that with our first, and plan to do it with any future babies we are blessed with. 🙂 looking forward to following your journey, and see all of the great products you find!

  15. Congratulations! I am also feeling so blessed to have a child since there are too many couples I know that have difficulty conceiving. I am planning for the 2nd one this summer. I cannot wait! I am looking forward to seeing your posts and updates on pregnant Life.

    Christiane xxx

  16. Congratulations!! So excited for your growing family! You had incredible maternity style (seriously felt like yesterday when you announced you were pregnant with Charlie!) during your pregnancy with Charlie. Looking forward to it with this second one! And cheers to feeling better!

  17. Liz, as a long time reader, I just couldn’t be happier for you! Reading about your sweet family is such a delight. Wishing you a healthy and happy baby #2!

  18. I’m new to your blog but we recently discovered #2 is on the way as well – and I find comfort knowing that you felt exactly as I do now! Thank you for giving me hope that in the weeks to come this feeling and all carb diet may end! Congratulations!!

  19. Can’t wait to see all of your outfits now. Congratulations and best wishes for your family.

  20. Awww I honestly feel like it’s one of my good friends having a baby!! So excited for you guys and to watch baby journey #2!


  21. Yay!! Congratulations! I’m expecting #2 in December so I’m excited to following along with your journey. And YES – morning sickness/fatigue while chasing around a toddler…whew. 🙂 So excited!

  22. Congratulations- so exciting! You look great, and I love the striped dress on you!

  23. I’m so excited for you guys!!! Hope you are enjoying every second <3

  24. My husband and I didn’t find out the sex of our baby and it was absolutely the best idea ever! I try to convince people that it is totally worth the wait! So happy to hear you feel the same!