We’ve been hiding a secret…

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We’ve been keeping a pretty big secret…

We’re having a baby!  I can’t even believe I’m typing out these words.  It all seems surreal.  I can’t help but fight back tears of joy.  I feel like I’ve cried so many tears of pain the last several years and now to be able to feel this level of happiness is beyond anything I’ve ever imagined.

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This pregnancy is already so different than when I had Milan.  In every single way.  I’m able to eat what I want (within reason), wear what I want, do what I want, see who I want when I want.  It’s quite liberating.  I’ve also been super nauseated and extremely exhausted.  I’m showing much sooner too!

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I couldn’t hide my bump anymore so I’m glad I can finally share this wonderful news with you.  As you may know, I didn’t really get to enjoy my pregnancy with Milan.  I can’t believe I’ve been blessed with this chance to truly enjoy the journey of being pregnant.

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I’m sure there will be some naysayers and lots of judging about EVERYTHING but I honestly don’t care.  I am living my best life and with a partner that truly loves and deserves me.  This is my time now and I will not allow anyone to take that away.

Milan is very excited about the baby and I know in my heart that she will be an amazing big sister.

I never got the opportunity to do photos like this for my reveal and I’m so thankful that Mr. Right is always so supportive.  I will forever cherish these memories.

It’s hard to put into words what I’m feeling right now.  To be able to have the opportunity to give Milan the gift of a sibling to is something I’ve dreamed of for so long and accepted the fact that it would never happen.  I’m here to tell you that you should never give up hope and never stop dreaming.

My outfit: Dress: Maya Petite (size 0 petite) | Earrings: Chanel (similar HERE)

Mr Right’s outfit: Blazer: John Vavatos | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Tee: John Varvatos | Belt: John Varvatos


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  1. Congratulations! I’m so beyond excited for you!!! You and Milan deserve to live your best life with endless unconditional love! You’re already an amazing Mother & Mr. Right is going to be an amazing dad. Seeing him together with Milan warms my heart so much, thank you for sharing your amazing news!!!

  2. I thought I’d noticed a change more recently, but it could’ve been a food baby, so I wouldn’t say anything. Glad you get the chance at something greater! I, like others, remember you lamenting not getting a chance to give Milan a sibling. Good she’s excited, too. And hey, now you won’t have two kids in high school at the same time! LOL. Congratulations.

    • My bump came out right away and it was probably from the major bloating. Hahaha Good point on the high school – too funny. Milan is super excited and really hopes it’s a sister. lol

  3. Congrats Annie! I’ve only recently joined your blog family but I read back on the posts. You and Milan deserve this. This is your time and you should enjoy it. You and Milan are doing fantastic. You’re an amazing mom to her and it’s only going to get better the second time around. You & Mr. Right are going to be lovely parents. To me it’s so lovely to see him with Milan, it just fills my heart with joy. I’m glad you and your family are finally getting the chance to live your lives with unconditional love.

    • This made me cry (good tears). Thank you Angelika. Thank you for all the kind words – means more than you know. I really appreciate your support. I’m grateful for all the good things that are happening for Milan and I. That’s all I’ve ever wanted for her – love, happiness, healthy environment and a sibling. Now I get to give her all these things and it’s just the best feeling in the world. 🙂

  4. Congrats Annie!!! All the best to you and your new family. I truly hope this pregnancy goes well.

  5. I am so happy for you! You are finally living your best, happiest, well-deserved life!

  6. Congrats Annie! I am super happy for you! You deserve all the best things life can give to someone! You are wonderful! Hugs!

  7. Awww Annie and Mr Right! Congrats to you. So happy you have this second chance at live and life!!!❤️ Keep us updated ☺️

    • Thank you so much Vickie! I can’t believe I get to enjoy this pregnancy…it’s such a gift and I never thought I would be able to truly experience ever again. Definitely will keep you updated! XO

  8. OMG!!! Congratulations! Best news I heard today!
    Happy for ALL of you! God Bless

  9. Congratulations to all! Happy news😀. Annie, you look so beautiful and happy. Milan will be a wonderful big sister. So glad you found your Mr Right.

    • Thank you Susan! I really appreciate it! Milan is super excited and kisses my tummy. It’s precious. I’m glad I found Mr. Right too. He’s a keeper 🙂

  10. Congratulations!! So happy for you and your family!! You deserve this and so much more! Thank you for sharing this amazing news! Thank you for giving me hope that there is happiness on the other side of pain. <3

    • Hi Lindsey! Aw thank you thank you thank you! I’m so glad I am giving you hope. There is so much happiness on the other side of pain even when you don’t think it’s even possible. I’ve lived it and living proof so NEVER EVER GIVE UP! Sending you lots of love. XO

  11. So very happy you have this new chance to be happy and fulfill so many dreams! Thanks for taking us along on the journey! Xo

  12. Thrilled for you, Milan and your new love!!!! Miracles do happen!!! What a blessing!!! All my best–ALWAYS!!!!

  13. So excited for you! Don’t let anyone’s judgement affect you. You so you! One of the things I’ve learned in life is you have to just do what you want and not worry about what people say or think. You’re timeline is your own and your life is your life and the order In which you do things is your own. I’m happy you found someone new after having gone through so much bad! Wish you the best! Also, just curious, how old are you? You always look so stunning!!

    • Thank you Emily! I love everything you said and couldn’t agree more. People will always have something to say but none of it matters. As long as I am happy and have my family and friends, that is all that matters to me. XO

  14. Congratulations! I am very happy you found Mr. Right. You deserve to be happy and so much more. It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks or says, what matters is you, Milan, new baby, and Mr. Right. I’m so happy you get to give Milan a sibling. You’re an amazing woman, mom, and partner. Congratulations again!

    • Thank you for this Vanessa. Brought tears to my eyes and giving Milan a sibling is a dream come true. I really appreciate all the kind words. Warms my heart. <3

  15. Congratulations to all of you! So happy for you cause you deserve happiness and love.

  16. Congrats Annie! I am so excited and happy for you and your family! Beautiful photos! 😍❤️

  17. Yeah!!! Congratulations so happy for you, Milan and Mr Right! I’ve been following your for years and feel like you’re a close friend. You totally deserve all this happiness and more. Don’t listen to any of the naysayers it’s fake news 🤐 Congrats again!!

  18. Congratulations! You deserve this! Enjoy every minute, forever! Your photos gave me a huge smile!

  19. Congratulations to you both! This is such exciting news and I am so very happy for you. I know you’ve mentioned in the past about how you want Milan to have a sibling. Well, sister, your prayers have been answered and truly I am excited to be here and celebrate it with you. You deserve the best. That said, enjoy these moments and looking forward to your updates.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  20. A huge CONGRATULATIONS, Annie!!! I’ve been following you for a while now, from your painful moments and heartache to this amazing life you have today. To sum it up in a nutshell…. I wish you all the very best with your pregnancy, new family and endeavors! Like I mentioned before, a phoenix that has risen up from the ashes……and with a vengeance!! Good for you, lady!! It’s your life…….do what you want, regardless of what others may think, say or feel. Even if it may hurt, because you’re only human……shrug it off and keep your eyes forward! They’re not living your life for you. Only you know what is best/right for you and those you hold dear. If you make a mistake…..so what! That’s how we learn, grow, mature and evolve. It’s life! As long as you are truly happy, treated well by those you love, are supported in every way and achieving the life that you want and need for yourself…….who really gives a rat’s a**! Live your dream! Conquer your fears! Love life and live it to the fullest! Every day is special because you get to live it! Take care!!!

    • LOL I love everything in your comment so much! I know you’ve been with me for long time and I truly appreciate it! Sending you a big virtual hug! XO

  21. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family on your new addition 💕 I got teary eyed reading your post (happy tears)! Wishing you and your family lots of joy, blessings and happiness this wonderful New Year!!

  22. This is SO exciting! You and Milan deserve this! Milan will be a wonderful big sister. So happy for all four of you!

  23. Congratulation on your pregnancy. I’m 41 years old, I’ve been trying to get pregnant for two years. My boyfriend is significantly older than me. I pray everyday for God to grant me this wish. I’ve never had the experience of being pregnant yet and I know I don’t have much time left. It’s inspiring to hear your story.

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