Barefoot & Pregnant


I’m pregnant!! WOO HOO!

I’ve wanted to share this news with the whole world for some time, but I didn’t feel like it was official until I heard the heart beat. Penelope & I listened to the heartbeat at the doc’s office on Tuesday, and all is going well! We are just thrilled. The crazy part is that I’m nearly 14 weeks along! I didn’t think I was that far along at all. Surprise!!

My belly is starting to grow now & I feel like I need to make the necessary arrangements for my upcoming giant belly. I’ve needed a full-sized apron for ages, but now that I’ll have a huge belly just asking for stains & spills; I finally made one.

I made sure my apron was high-waisted & pleated to add room for my growing body. We’ll see how well it fits when I’m 9 months & bursting at the seams. It didn’t take me much time at all to make it, so I made a matching apron for Penelope, too. I’ll post pics of her soon.

Here’s the breakdown of my pregnancy so far:

  • Morning sickness isn’t nearly as bad this time around as it was with Penelope.
  • I’m craving spaghetti, top ramen, pizza & a special brand of English muffins.
  • I’ve gained about 10 lbs so far.
  • I swear I’m having a boy, and we will be finding out in about 4-5 weeks.
  • I’m totally exhausted all the time.
  • I can’t eat sweets; the smell of marshmallows & Nutella makes me want to vomit.
  • Everything smells like mildew.
  • I’m due sometime in February, no exact due date yet.

So there you have it, the cat’s out of the bag!! Hope you have a good weekend! My weekend plans include taking a million naps & desperately try to catch up on all the sleep I lost in New York.

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    1. Megan says:

      YAY! You are adorable! Congratulations!!!!!

    2. Nicia says:

      You’re totally having a boy! Sounds exactly like my pregnancy with Logan. TOTALLY different from Alyssa. Congrats!!!

    3. Gennifer says:

      Congrats, Melissa! :)

    4. Kat says:

      Congratulations! That is fantastic news. And I love the apron too!

    5. rachel says:

      yay, congrats! that’s so exciting :)

    6. Sheryl says:

      Congratulations!! Super exciting news! I love that apron as well.

    7. marta says:

      so happy for you, melissa. congratulations.

    8. jenni says:

      melissa, congrats that is so exciting!!
      hope the mildew smells & morning sickness go away.

    9. Sara says:

      Yea for you. Hope you have a lovely pregnancy. Totally cute apron!

    10. Yay! I’m so happy – thrilled -for you! And I’m super excited that we’re synced up with our timing. :)

    11. Heather says:

      CONGRATULATIONS! I am WAY excited for you. That is just awesome news! I hope your pregnancy goes well.

    12. Tori says:

      Congrats! That is so exciting…No wonder New York made you so exhausted! :)

    13. Melissa says:

      Congrats, how incredibly exciting!

    14. Khali says:

      Congratulations! Fabulous news. x

    15. Jill k says:

      What?! Congratulations!

    16. Julia says:

      I thought this announcement might be coming soon. It’s just not like you to be SO exhausted! I’m so happy for you. Like I said before, I REALLY hope you name him Phineas! Love you!

    17. Tauni says:

      Yay!!! Congratulations Melissa! So excited for you.

      Also thinking I can’t believe you made it through BlogHer without dropping over with exhaustion, not to mention all of the “unique” smells in NYC!

    18. Jenn Kirk says:

      Melissa!!!!!!!! Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear if you’re having a he or she. xoxo

    19. ira says:

      so happy for you.
      congrats Melissa! yes, hope you have a boy too :)

    20. Julie R says:

      congrats!! that’s wonderful news! (and adorable apron, too…)

    21. Jen says:

      Congratulations! Can’t wait to watch it all unfold! ;)

    22. Bri says:

      Yay! I had a feeling you were! Congrats!!

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    24. Amanda says:

      Thrilling news, my dear!

    25. Ronda says:

      Congrats! I’m so excited for you.

    26. lovesfool says:

      Congrats! You should have a joint shower with “Making it Lovely” :)

    27. Laurie says:

      Yay! I’m pregnant and 13 weeks, so we are close!

    28. stephanie says:

      Congratulations! How very exciting. And I love the apron!

    29. Amanda says:

      Well congratulations! You are about the cutest darned pregnant lady ever!

    30. Tamara says:

      Congrats! You’ll have your hands full soon! Love the apron, that stripe is so pretty!

    31. Alexandria says:

      Congrats to you!!!

    32. Jillian says:

      HIP HIP HOORAY!!! That is so awesome! I am very excited for your and your family.

    33. Sarah says:

      So cute! Congrats!

    34. Congratz… I think you are having a boy too. You look wonderful! Love the pics :)

    35. Steph says:

      Congrats. That is fabulous news.

    36. i’m late to comment on this, but CONGRATULATIONS! very exciting.

    37. elizabeth says:

      felicidades…! siempre visito tu pagina por entretenida e interesante..
      un cordial saludo

    38. look how cute you are with that little belly of yours!! very exciting, congratulations :)

    39. Congratulations Melissa you look splendid!

    40. Emily A says:

      congrats melissa! We’re due about the same time! :)

    41. Marissa says:

      Melissa and Chris – CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’ve been out of the loop and not on your site for a while, but this is something so wonderfully beautiful and exciting to find out! Woohoo!

      The “less morning sickness” part makes me think boy (I didn’t have any morning sickness with any of my boys), but really I just wish you a healthy and happy pregnancy with a bouncingly delightful and amazingly adorable (just like Penelope!) baby at the end of it all. :^)

    42. Heather says:

      CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! So exciting! I love a good “I AM PREGNANT” post!

    43. Elaine says:

      You’re such a sneak! I was wondering when you were going to announce it. Congrats :)

    44. Ashlee says:

      Yeah for you! Congrats! What exciting news.

    45. I cant believe I missed this!!! SO many congratulations to you!!! Sounds like a boy to me :o)

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