for the last year he’s been very adamant about “no baby,” but he seems to be coming around πŸ˜‰  
ON ME: DRESS (made by me, tutorial coming soon), SIMILAR HERE, HERE, and HERE  | |  SIMILAR BOOTS  | |  WATCH  | |  BABY TOMS
ON PHILIP: LASCOSTE TEE  | |  JEANS (different color)  | |  BOAT SHOES  | |  SPORTS COAT (different color)
We are so thrilled to be adding baby number three to our family at the beginning of March! We told the boys a few weeks ago, and they’ve been busy telling everyone from their teachers at church to our neighbors to random ladies at the fabric store. To say we’re all excited is a bit of an understatement. 
One of my favorite things when I’m pregnant is to start collecting little tiny baby clothes. I forget how small they are! We’re finding out the gender in a couple of weeks, but while we’re still in the dark it’s fun to collect a gender neutral pieces that baby will be able to wear, whether it’s a boy or girl. When I found these itty bitty baby TOMS at Nordstrom last month, I was instantly obsessed with them. 
But of course I can never resist the big boy shoes either (or shoes for me, for that matter — shoe lover over here), so I picked up these other cute new balance and vans sneaks for my boys. So if this baby is a boy, he’ll have lots of darling shoes to grow into!

And, if you’re curious, I’ve been feeling great — extra tired, of course, but great overall. We had a little complication at the beginning of this pregnancy, which gave us a little scare (especially scary since I’ve had a couple of miscarriages) but we’ve seen the baby three times in ultrasounds and we’re right on track with growth and everything looks healthy and perfect. We are so, so grateful and feel so blessed.

Can’t wait to share some fun maternity style and tutorials with you over the next five months!

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  1. Johanna says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting, I kind of hope for you that it’s a girl you can make adorable dresses for πŸ˜‰

  2. preethi says:

    Oh, hooray, Merrick!! So thrilled for you guys!!

  3. Natali says:

    Awww!!! Such a beautiful and loving photos!!! Exciting times for one family! πŸ™‚

  4. Meghan Flinn says:

    Congratulations! That is so exciting!!! Love the photos too!

  5. MaguiAndmi Maguiandmi says:


  6. Lori Hurley says:

    Such happy news! Congrats and stay safe – keep us in the loop, and happy days ahead! πŸ™‚

  7. Kimberly says:

    Aww, these pictures are so precious – congratulations to you!!

  8. Kelly says:

    congratulations Merrick! Wonderful news! Wishing you all the best in this journey!

  9. Elisabeth says:

    Congratulations on the new baby! It’s always so fun to watch your kids kick into “big brother” mode and be so excited. Those tiny little Toms are precious!

  10. Happinessatmidlife says:

    Congrats to you and your beautiful family!!


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  11. Ahhhhh I totally had a feeling! CONGRATULATIONS!

  12. Shae says:

    That is so exciting! So happy for you and your growing family. Congrats!!

    Shae @ Current Habits

  13. Congratulations!!!!!! This is great news. Wishing you a happy and healthy next few months. πŸ™‚ Hopefully baby doesn’t give you any more scares.

  14. Joy says:

    Congratulations!!!! You make me feel a little hopeful…I’ve had 3 miscarriages (one last week as a matter of fact), but I do thankfully have one healthy little 2 year old boy. πŸ™‚

  15. rosyoutlook says:

    Congratulations! I’m also pregnant and feeling cautious but optimistic! We’re due the end of March. I hope you have a great, safe pregnancy and a healthy little one!

  16. Krista says:

    Congratulations, sweet family! Such an exciting time! Cheers to good health!

  17. Allison Franck says:

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you & wish you all the best!
    ((But on a side note, I honestly was a little disappointed to see such a personal post still be sponsored… It just felt very commercialized. This is such a happy moment & should be focused on celebrating just that. IMO)) Regardless, sending good vibes & prayers your way. πŸ™‚

  18. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    Congratulations! Praying for a healthy and easy pregnancy for you! You have the sweetest family!


  19. Massive congratulations!!! I am due with my third early March too (I already have two boys) so I cannot wait to read your tutorials so I can make some amazing things! I hope you have a happy and healthy pregnancy xx

  20. Heather Hemmerle says:

    Congratulations!! I’m due with my first March 7th. πŸ™‚ You’re now the second blogger I follow who is also due in early March. I’m super excited to follow along with you over the next several months. Wishing you the best!

  21. Kallie Peterson says:

    YAY!! Congratulations, Merrick! πŸ™‚ So happy for you and your adorable family…. can’t wait!!

  22. Sarah Polk says:

    Congratulations! I totally suspected this! All the tops you’ve been wearing lately, I’ve been thinking, “That would be such a cute maternity shirt! (I wish she would make me one!!!)” LOL!


  23. Sara Coniglio says:

    Congratulations!!! You have the sweetest family!


    This is Sara

  24. Lucia Juchova says:

    Wau what a great news! Congratulations!!! Wish you & your family all the best πŸ˜‰

  25. Heidi D. says:

    Congratulations! You’re growing family is so beautiful and this will be such a blessing!

    Wishes & Reality

  26. Carissa Dopheide says:

    Congratulations! What wonderful news to hear that your family is growing by one more. I have had two miscarriages in the past year. You give me and my husband hope. We don’t have any babies yet, but we remain hopeful. Thank you for sharing and wishing your family all the best in the next months and years to come.

  27. Ahh, congratulation!!! Such amazing news and what beautiful photographs too πŸ™‚

  28. Meghan Jenson says:

    Congratulations Merrick. I’ve followed your blog for a while now and remember some of your heartaches. Every baby is a miracle! Such a blessing. All the best for the rest of your pregnancy.

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