The Best Secret I’ve Ever Had to Keep

Today’s post was one I was so excited to hit publish on, but also so anxious and nervous at the same time. Brian and I are so excited to share that we have a precious little babe joining our family this July! Phew! It feels so good to not have to keep this huge secret anymore… especially when I’ve almost mentioned it countless times prior to now. My family and friends will attest to the fact that I’m very superstitious and even sharing it now that we’re out of the first trimester still has me a little on edge. I’m like this when it comes to just about anything. There are a lot of prayers going up for this little one!

BUT, we are so so beyond happy and feel incredibly lucky to have this blessing. I don’t think we’ve stopped smiling since we found out. The first trimester was honestly not much different than my everyday life. There were a few annoyances like really tender breasts (keeping it real here– also the first sign I thought I might be pregnant), feeling insatiably hungry (give me all the cheese please) and occasionally feeling extra tired. I was fortunate to evade any morning sickness which I’m really thankful for. I know that can be truly terrible for some.

Rest assured that this space won’t become a full-blown mommy blog. I plan on sharing ‘bumpdates’ each month since I’ve loved reading ones that other bloggers have documented during their pregnancy. I’m excited to take y’all along on the journey with us and shares bits and pieces along the way!





  1. January 26, 2017 / 9:06 am

    Congrats Ashley, so exciting, wishing you the best!!

  2. January 26, 2017 / 9:09 am

    Yippie!! I can’t wait to welcome this wonderful new addition to the family!!

  3. Biana
    January 26, 2017 / 9:27 am

    Ahh!! I had a sneaking suspicion and I’m so excited for you!!

  4. January 26, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Like B, I also had a sneaking suspicion! 🙂 SO happy and excited for you girl!!

  5. January 26, 2017 / 9:47 am

    I’m so excited for you two! That little babe is going to be such a trendsetter. I get the same way about sharing news of any type, cautious. Can’t wait to follow along on your bump updates, nursery decor & such. xx!

  6. January 26, 2017 / 11:23 am

    This is the BEST secret ever!! So excited for you two and your growing family! Lot of love!

  7. January 26, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!!

  8. January 26, 2017 / 11:35 am

    Omg beyond excited for you!!!!! You are going to be the most gorgeous preggo and momma in the world! Prayers for a continued smooth pregnancy and healthy baby!

  9. January 26, 2017 / 11:43 am

    YAY!!! So excited for you guys, congratulations!!! You’re so lucky to have missed the nausea, that’s amazing! We need to get together again on your next trip to Charleston 🙂

  10. January 26, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Ahhhhh!!! Omgoodness! Congratulations!! <3

  11. Katie Elizabeth
    January 26, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you!!! Get ready for the BEST adventure!

  12. January 26, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Congrats, girl!!! This is such exciting news – so happy for your two. And seriously lovely your announcement picture. It’s adorable!

  13. January 26, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    so excited for you!!!!! congrats!

  14. January 26, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    CONGRATS!! So exciting 🙂 Our babes will only be like 2 months apart! It’s going to be fun to follow along your pregnancy journey – here’s to first time mamas! xx

  15. January 26, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    So excited for you! That will be one beautiful baby!

  16. January 26, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Congrats girl!!

  17. January 26, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    Such happy news! Congratulations to you both!!!!

  18. January 26, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    Congrats! Be sure to get If You Give an iPad for your kid.

  19. January 26, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    Congrats to you! Such beautiful news. Relate and enjoy every moment!

  20. January 27, 2017 / 10:16 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Such exciting news – hope you have a happy and healthy pregnancy!
    We are due end of March x

  21. January 27, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Congratulations Ashley!! That is SOOO exciting!!! You’re going to be the cutest preggo ever & I can’t wait to read all about it! Cheers to an awesome 2017 with big milestones for us both!

  22. January 29, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Congrats, girlfriend! So excited for you!

  23. January 30, 2017 / 9:36 am

    Congratulations!! So excited for you and your growing family!!

  24. Sara Dorociak
    February 1, 2017 / 8:30 am

    So very excited for you and Brian!! There’s nothing like having a baby growing inside your body… such a miracle from God! You two are going to be wonderful parents!?