dress: target – maternity (shop)
cardigan: cozy
belt: macy’s
flats: payless
bracelets: charlotte russe
I have a few things to say today, so we’ll go bullet point style:
  •  Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your really kind comments on Friday’s post.  You are all a bunch of gems. Really, every single one meant so much to me.
  • I loved all the comments from those of you who had already guessed our little secret! Because of the miscarriage, we waited a while to tell, (just to be careful) but the longer we waited, the harder it was to keep that little bump hidden πŸ™‚ Obviously, quite a few of you were not fooled.
  • Just like my pregnancy with Peanut, I’ve felt great from day one. No sickness, no nausea, nothing. I’m really counting my blessings on this one. 
  • We have absolutely no preference for a boy or girl — just a healthy baby!
  • Despite the similarities in these two pregnancies so far, there is one large difference — I’m carrying this baby much lower than Peanut. I love it because I can actually wear a belt without constant suffocation.
  • Today I hit fourteen weeks! 
Happy Monday!
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  1. Love the outfit! Hooray for fun maternity clothes. It seems pretty common to carry second babies lower. Just wait for the fun kicks in the cervix! πŸ™‚

  2. Christine says:

    Congrats Merrick! How exciting! I love this dress, you look amazing. Love the series you are doing on wearing the same dress for your whole pregnancy. This is such a fun idea πŸ™‚

    Christine @

  3. Oh, goodness! Congratulations – you look beautiful – and I'm so glad prenancy is treating you well. Hope the little one is having pleasant dreams in there. =)

  4. I totally love this outfit. I want to copy it exactly (except I have none of the required pieces). SO cute. LOVE.

  5. TheTinyHeart says:

    That striped maxi skirt is so pretty on you, Merrick! Glad to hear you're feeling great πŸ™‚

    The Tiny Heart

  6. This is too cute! Congratulations to you and your family!


  7. kaila sue says:

    Loving this dress on you! So jealous of your pregnancies! You always look adorable too!

  8. Love this!!! You are so cute! Congrats to you!

  9. You look amazing! I didn't know about your blog during your first pregnancy, so I cannot wait to see you dress your pregnant body. I already anticipate oodles of cuteness.

  10. Sara Flynn says:

    Congrats on 14 weeks. I want to buy this dress for myself and I am not expecting! ha-ha.

    Sara πŸ™‚

  11. newpetite says:

    Thats a very cute dress and you look amazing! I was super sick throughout my pregnancy! Am glad its not that way for you.

  12. I LIVE in that dress now. LIVE in it.
    So happy to see your official announcement!!! I was just telling Sarah the other day that I'm glad I'm finishing my pregnancy as you're starting yours because I just know you'll look smashing every day in your preggo wear and then I'd hate myself πŸ˜‰

  13. Alesha says:

    LOVE the dress! You look adorable and so great! Really happy that this pregnancy is going smooth for you. I hope I get that blessed when it is my turn! =P
    Alesha <3

  14. fattygirl218 says:

    awww congrats to you and your beautiful family!! I love this dress

  15. Steph says:

    Congratulations, Merrick & co.!! Can't wait to see all your cute maternity outfits…and the new little baby too πŸ™‚

  16. Packrat says:

    Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  17. Kelly says:

    Congrats congrats congrats! You truly are glowing πŸ™‚

  18. Jenni says:

    You definitely have that pregnant glow about you! You look gorgeous…congrats on baby on the way!!!

  19. Niamh says:

    Love how you put the mustard cardi with that dress-and how you manage to be so incredibly put together all.the.time!

  20. congratulations! you look amazing and that dress is adorable!!

  21. megannielsen says:

    i am so so so excited for you!! Really glad to hear you are feeling well and everything is travelling smoothly. Pregnancy is definitely suiting you already! xoxo

  22. Congratulations to you and your sweet family! Wonderful news! And so glad to hear you're actually enjoying your pregnancy instead of suffering through it!

  23. Meg says:

    I haven't blogged in forever! But, I do love checking your blog. Congratulations on your pregnancy! That's very exciting. Hope things are still going well for you and your family at Canyon Village. My Mom finally put our Townhouse up on the market so we'll see how it fares (crossing fingers). πŸ™‚

  24. Annie says:

    That maxi is gorgeous Merrick! And HOORAY for 14 weeks πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  25. Laura Burtis says:

    You are so, so cute!! Congrats on the pregnancy, your belly is adorable!! Oh and I LOVE that maxi – I'm kinda tempted to get one for myself, even though I'm not prego πŸ™‚

  26. Monica says:

    You look so beautiful–it's clear how happy you are! Wonderful news, Merrick. Wish you the best!

  27. Sarah says:

    I just came across your blog and I love it. Your style is great and i especially love how you're wearing this maxi dress πŸ™‚

    Your newest follower, Sarah

  28. Teresa says:

    Hi there. I just hopped over from Sidewalk Ready. Congratulations on your pregnancy. I absolutely adore this dress. Do you think it would work post partum? (I have a 3 month old and am looking for nursing friendly dresses).


  29. little bit says:

    I'm late to this, but I just love this outfit! congrats on your little one who is on the way!

  30. Ashton says:

    Is it bad that I'm totally in love with (and would soo wear) that dress, even though I'm not pregnant? I've been reading your blog for a few days now, and you have such a talent. Thanks for much for sharing it with us and congratulations on your upcoming little fella. πŸ™‚

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