The Secret’s Out…

The Secret's Out! Philadelphia lifestyle blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, shares their first pregnancy announcement on the blog.

The Secret's Out! Philadelphia lifestyle blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, shares their first pregnancy announcement on the blog.

The Secret's Out! Philadelphia lifestyle blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, shares their first pregnancy announcement on the blog.

The Secret's Out! Philadelphia lifestyle blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, shares their first pregnancy announcement on the blog.

The Secret's Out! Philadelphia lifestyle blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, shares their first pregnancy announcement on the blog.

The Secret's Out! Philadelphia lifestyle blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, shares their first pregnancy announcement on the blog.

The Secret's Out! Philadelphia lifestyle blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, shares their first pregnancy announcement on the blog.

The Secret's Out! Philadelphia lifestyle blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, shares their first pregnancy announcement on the blog.

The Secret's Out! Philadelphia lifestyle blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, shares their first pregnancy announcement on the blog.

The Secret's Out! Philadelphia lifestyle blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, shares their first pregnancy announcement on the blog.

The Secret's Out! Philadelphia lifestyle blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, shares their first pregnancy announcement on the blog.

It’s about damn time I let y’all in on a little (scratch that: REALLY FRIGGIN’ HUGE) secret…

We’re expecting Baby Gwynn!

AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Over here screaming on a Monday morning, casual. πŸ˜‰ Jamie + I could not be more stoked to have Baby G on board! It feels like everyone and their mom (and sister and best friend and third cousin twice removed) have been announcing pregnancies, engagements, and/or weddings on social media lately, so I guess we’re hopping on the bandwagon over here? Ha! But HOLLAH, the Gwynn family is growing! This has definitely been the hardest secret to keep of basically ever, and there have been SO MANY CLOSE CALLS where I’ve accidentally almost spilled the beans to y’all on Instastories or just said/did something super obvious, like talk about pickles too much (my mom thought y’all would know immediately after that one – ha!). So PHEW. Glad the cat’s outta the bag. No one likes cats in bags anyways, except for my own cats, who actually lovelovelove being in bags. But that’s another story. πŸ˜‰

Just wanted to drop this bomb short n’ sweet to start the week and finally let you in on the journey! A’ing a few Q’s so far…

How far along are you?

I’m 18 weeks now! I KNOW I KNOW, that’s long after the “go ahead” period to tell folks…and trust me, it’s been the *hardest* secret to keep of all time. But we wanted to make sure everything was going as good as gold before getting too excited, especially since I have SO MANY close friends + family who have faced miscarriages or other tragedies around their pregnancies. So we just wanted to give it time – and also I still can’t believe I’m pregnant. Eeep!

Were you trying?

We weren’t NOT trying! J + I both reaaaaally wanted our family to start in God’s timing and not our own. So honestly, we just prayed about it a lot and figured when it happens it happens – and we both prayed that whenever/if it DID happen, that we’d both be open + excited for His will in our lives in such a beautiful, powerful form as new life.

Do you know gender yet/will you be finding out?

No, we do not know yet. But yes, we will be finding out – this month, actually! And a gender reveal post to come… πŸ˜‰ We do know that while we will be finding out/revealing gender ahead of time, we won’t be revealing name until the bub is born. Can’t steal his or her thunder since he or she will undoubtedly be a firecracker…ha!

Are you showing yet?

Now, yes! I wasn’t for a loooooong time, and really didn’t “feel” pregnant at all – more on that to come. But now, I definitely “look” pregnant and not just like I ate one too many tacos. πŸ˜‰ Since I don’t have to try my darnedest to hide the bump anymore, you’ll probably see it any day now!

What does this mean for CUR?

NOTHING! Aside from the *occasional* update per reader request, content will still be the same ol’ same ol’ mix. I won’t be going all mommy blogger on y’all…and #RealTalk, y’all know it’d be a hot mess express anyways. Ha! πŸ˜‰ Content here will be *exactly* the same per usual, with a once-in-awhile bump/baby update thrown in if/when it’s requested or relevant.

The Secret's Out! Philadelphia lifestyle blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, shares their first pregnancy announcement on the blog.

More on my first trimester + second so far to come later this week in one big shebang to let y’all FINALLY in the loop! Do you have any specific Q’s you want me A’ing in that post? It’s gonna be a bit lengthier since I’ll try to cover as much as possible about all of my pregnancy so far, since I just said how baby posts will be done sparingly to keep things kosher to the CUR usual. πŸ˜‰ But I def want to make sure that I cover anything/everything that you wanna know, so ASK AWAY, my friends.

So…that’s that. The secret’s out!

I already know that Baby G is going to be surrounded by just the most bombdotcom community of badasses (our family, friends, + YOU), so he/she is in for a real treat. Jamie + I are so excited and thankful already for you to be a part of our journey.

Sending endless lovelovelove, from our growing family to yours!

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