DRESS: Adriana Papell (available in navy also) | RING: David Yurman | LIPS: ‘Heat Wave‘ 
JOHN’S SUIT: Hugo Boss | SHOES: Cole Haan | TIE: Burberry | SHIRT: Burberry
CRIB SHOES: Burberry

Now that we are home from Paris, I thought I’d let you all in on a little big secret we’ve been keeping… we are expecting Baby Gemma this spring! (!!!!!) We are so so so excited! I mean, over the moon excited. It has been the hardest secret to keep from you all – John and I have been just dying to tell you guys.

If you’ve followed me on social media (specifically Snapchat) for any time at all, then it is no secret that we are crazy over babies/children. (My family has 6 kids and they’ve been a huge part of our lives.) We’ve wanted to have kids for years but between John’s residency schedule and my demanding work schedule, we decided it would be best to wait until the end of residency. The timing was perfect because little Baby Gemma will be here before John completes residency! 

As for Fitzy, I think he is getting used to the idea… hehe. Typically, he is envious of infants/little babies if I hold them a lot in his presence. He sometimes will bark if I give them too much attention. However, the past couple of months, he sleeps on top of my stomach almost every morning or night for a little while. Maybe I am reading into it, but this is new for him so I wonder if he knows?! 

Okay, I am going to wrap this up – I could go on ALL day update you guys and sharing some details but I’ll save that for another day. Thank you all for the love and support you have shown us over the years – we beyond grateful for you all! <3

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3

**Since this is a fashion blog & I typically update you guys on clothing, this dress is obviously not maternity. But it is perfect for holiday parties & events! These were taken early in the AM so there was not much of a bump. (That usually comes after lunch ;). ) Anyway, just wanted to share because I know many of you purchased my Christmas card dress from two years ago. 

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  1. Emily, John, and Fitzy……..
    Congrats on your baby! May Gods Love Bless and Keep you all always! Let the fun begin on planning for his/her arrival. So excited for all of you!
    Much love…Sandy

  2. Congrats!!! So excited for you! I've been following you for a few years now, you were living in Blacksburg, VA and I was living a little further north in Lexington, VA where my husband was going to law school. We are expecting a baby this spring too!

  3. Congratulations!! Cannot wait to follow along on your journey, i enjoy following your sweet sweet family of 3 so much. Y'all are just the cutest. May the Lord continue to bless ya'll. Eek!! So exciting!!

  4. Congratulations!!! I started reading your blog in college, and it makes me so happy (even though I don't know you at all lol) to see you grow up and start a family. Best wishes to you both!

  5. Congrats!! Kiddos are such a blessing. I think the Lord just knows timing. 😉 What a fun way to share. I have to say I kinda wondered…maybe it's having two kiddos myself 😉 can't wait to follow along. Don't be afraid to ask questions along the way. I know you are surrounded by loving mamas in your family but you also have an amazing opportunity to tap into a whole lot of other loving mamas too!!

    XO
    Marquette
    Ourgracefulwanderings.blogspot.com
    @mrs_ostrand – Instagram
    @marquetteo – twitter

  6. Congratulations! I just became a mom in October and it is truly the best thing in the whole world! Can't wait to find out what you are having and look forward to all his or her cute outfits!
    Xoxo,
    Cara

  7. Congratulations!!! I am currently 17 weeks pregnant with our first. You are not crazy I think our whoodle knows I am pregnant as well! he is normally very attached to me but lately he is so attached and I cannot even leave the room without him behind me or he panics if he cannot find me! He has also become more cuddly in bed. He is ususlly not a snuggler!

  8. Oh my gosh!! I am so excited for you & John (and Fitz of course)!!! Congratulations!!! Being a momma is an amazing thing! All my best!!

    Xo, Megan Schultz
    Stella & Dot, Independent Stylist

  9. OMG what exciting news for you and John! Congratulations and what a wonderful time this is going to be. May the Lord bless you all. I cant wait to hear and see your pregnancy.

  10. On of my favorite fashion bloggers!! Delighted with happiness for you and John! May you have a wonderful pregnancy. Congratulations
    Psalm 127:3-5 Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

  11. ohhhh my god,
    I am crying, because i think you are so blessed and diserved this moment, i follow you and i love so much your blog and your caracter.
    I am portuguese and i dont write so well english. sorry

    love you…
    god bless you and your husband and your little baby:) so happy for you

    kiss kiss

    Vânia

  12. Congratulations!!! I have absolutely loved following you on your blog and social media, and I am so incredibly happy for you and John!! Baby Gemma is going to be so loved and so well dressed 😉 So excited for you and can't wait to follow along on your journey!! <3

  13. Congratulations Emily!! I have no doubt you guys will be amazing parents. As for your blog – I cannot wait to see your bump style and learn for my own bump someday!

    Jacy | lovelenore.com

  14. Congrats! You will LOVE being a mom! Fitz definitely knows there is a little one growing – my pups totally knew, and became very protective of me during my pregnancy. It was so fun to watch them grow more and more loving towards me as my bump grew! Can't wait to hear more about your pregnancy and baby – and can't wait to see how your nursery comes together!

  15. How incredibly exciting!!! You and John will be amazing parents. Congrats!!! (P.S. Loved the snaps of you and your mom and sister laughing hysterically. I'm the same with my mom and sister. Family laughs are the best.)

  16. Oh my goodness Emily!! I am so happy for John, Fitz, and you! I've been waiting for this moment. I know y'all will have the cutest kids. I started crying as I read this post. Don't worry they were tears of joy! Ahh I'm soooo happy for you. God bless!

  17. Congratulations!!! I'm excited to see your baby! I've been following you for quite some time now. So after I saw this post, I went back to all the other posts to look at your pictures and asking myself how did I miss it (baby bump)? Lol, congratulations to the three of you!

  18. Emily, John, and Fitz, Congratulations!!! What a beautiful blessing from the Lord and just His right timing!!! I have so enjoyed following your blog and your story. You are a precious couple. And yes, I think Fitz totally knows you have a little one coming. Dogs are SO smart!! Many Blessings in the days ahead, Jeremiah 29:11. Amanda

  19. I am soooooo happy and excited for you guys about this new stage in your marriage! May Gob continue to bless you and your cute little family ❤️ – An old follower from Puerto Rico

  20. Emily!! I am beyond thrilled for you. This morning I was picking out a last minute outfit for our family pictures and thought of you. I am preggo with my first baby and thought, what would Emily wear? And then I thought, I wonder what she'd look like pregnant, ha! Now that I'm in bed I just realized the amazing news. And the answer to my question is GORGEOUS! You look beautiful. I hope you have been feeling well. I am so excited for you two!

  21. Emily!! I am beyond thrilled for you. This morning I was picking out a last minute outfit for our family pictures and thought of you. I am preggo with my first baby and thought, what would Emily wear? And then I thought, I wonder what she'd look like pregnant, ha! Now that I'm in bed I just realized the amazing news. And the answer to my question is GORGEOUS! You look beautiful. I hope you have been feeling well. I am so excited for you two!

  22. I've been suspicious for a while after noticing your poses and how you were covering your belly with bags. But I never wanted to say anything and break the #1 rule of girl code: Never ask a woman if she's pregnant. Congratulations! I'm a mom of 3 under 3 (twins and an 8 month old). It's tough but awesome! Congrats and I hope you have a happy and healthy pregnancy.

  23. Ha! That’s actually a pose I’ve done for years – and I’ve worn oversized clothing for years so people have often asked if I am PG! I just started getting a little bump while in Paris and I was wishing I had brought some maternity jeans along for that trip! Thank you so much tho!

  24. I Just saw your Starbucks snap and was like wait! Did I miss something! Ahh congratulations!! I've followed you for years now and I just had a baby in August. When I was pregnant I wished so badly that I had you to get inspiration from because I adore your style. I'm so excited for you guys! Oh and my dogs would lay on my stomach too. They definitely know. I'm a hairdresser and my client had her little boy in her lap and before I even told her the news he reached out and put his hands on my tummy. Pets and babies can sense it I swear lol. Being a mom is the greatest thing I've ever experienced! Rest up momma.