Valentine’s Baby



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I can’t even believe I’m typing this post! Baby H is due early February and next Valentine’s Day we will be a sweet family of 3 or 4 if you count Peaches! 😉

I feel like I’ve been keeping a secret from all of my best friends by not sharing my first trimester and so I feel relieved, excited and so thankful that I’m able to share this post with you all today! Being married to Paul is the best decision I’ve ever made with my life and being his wife has brought me joy I had no idea I could ever have. Being a mom to his child is just another level of happiness I never knew was possible!

I apologize if this post is a little long, but I’ve got 13 weeks to catch you up on! I also want to be as detailed as possible in hopes that I can be an encouragement to any of you, as reading other blogger’s pregnancy updates was such a help and an encouragement to me throughout this process. Google is terrifying. You have one odd pain and you end up in tears after googling, so a few weeks into this pregnancy I decided to just read blogs I followed and all their pregnancy updates, and it gave me so much hope that everything was okay!

First things first, our entire family keeps calling this a little miracle baby and for reasons I have yet to share. Last November I had surgery for endometriosis and have had it for the past few years. Before that, I’ve had emergency ovarian surgery due to my body’s tendency to have cysts rupture and during one rupture an ovary became contorted and without consistent blood flow for 12 hours as a result. This happened all before I even was in middle school, so since the age of 12 doctors have told me, “You can be a mom one day, but it will be very hard to get pregnant and you may need a few more surgeries.”

At 12, you think, “Um. Okay. When can I go back to school?” But as I got older it was a fear in the back of my mind. I’ve wanted nothing more than to be a wife and mom with Paul. So in November we decided to have my surgery taken care of and not worry much after. We knew this was all in God’s hands and if it was a difficult journey, it was okay. We started trying to have a family but didn’t want to worry or stress about it because we knew with endometriosis you typically have multiple surgeries as it comes back frequently.

A few weeks back in early May my mom and I were on the phone and she said, “Katey, I think you are pregnant. You need to take a pregnancy test.” I thought it was so odd because I hadn’t even complained to her of nausea, I just told her I was tired and starving all the time. I took 3 tests because I knew we had some trips coming up and if I was pregnant I wouldn’t go on most in case I was sick. All 3 tests were negative and while I was sad, I knew that it was pretty early on so I just wouldn’t dwell on it!

A few days after coming up negative, I had terrible blemishes and I was exhausted but because we had just arrived back home I thought nothing of it. I’d go to bed at 8 p.m. but had no desire to wake up even remotely early. I typically go to bed at midnight and am up by 5 or 6 a.m. I had one pregnancy test left and Paul told me to take it. I knew it would say I wasn’t pregnant so I didn’t really want to get my hopes up. I took it, left it on the bathroom counter and went and did laundry, forgetting about it. I came back in the bathroom, saw it was positive and I about screamed. For .2 seconds I thought about being a creative, sweet wife and keeping it from Paul so I could surprise him in a sweet way. Then that flew out the window and I ran into our bedroom and shoved it in his face and said, “READ THIS! WHAT DOES IT SAY?!”

He was so happy he started crying and he drug my pajama-clad bum to CVS at midnight so we could buy 10 more tests. I took all tests, called my mom and dad at 1 a.m. and told them.

Anyone who knows Paul knows that he is so selfless and a really giving person. But this whole pregnancy thing has taken it to another level. He won’t let me do laundry, he cooks, he just tells me to lay on the couch. And the first few weeks it drove me crazy. I love to take care of our home and cook for him so I felt useless! But then at week 6 pregnancy symptoms hit me like a ton of bricks and I was so thankful. If I’m not sleeping I’m laying down in the bathroom about to vomit and if I’m not laying in the bathroom about to vomit I’m sucking on pregnancy pops working, holding back tears saying, “Please don’t throw up, please don’t throw up.” Which is why I’m ALWAYS in bed while I’m on Snapchat. haha! I figured y’all had to know something was up!

I’m so thankful that conceiving was an easier process than what we were told and that my endometriosis and ovarian surgeries worked. Although looking back on it, it’s been a process of doctor’s appointments and surgery since I was 12, I know that it could have been SO much worse and the heartache could have been so much stronger. A girl at our church told us that she has never felt closer to God in her prayer life than while pregnant and I know exactly what she means. I can’t stop thanking him for this blessing and I’m continually praying for our sweet baby to grow and be healthy.

I want to thank you all for all your support over the years with COF. I know I’ve shared before that I was never really sure how I would approach motherhood and blogging, but keeping this between our family and close friends our first trimester was a huge answer to me. It was so difficult because I just wanted to share with you all. From e-mails to comments and loyal readers, y’all have become such a huge part of Paul and I’s life and I want to share it with you all. If you’re just here for the fashion, home and beauty posts don’t worry, that’s not changing at all. I’m still a lifestyle and personal style blogger. If you want to follow this motherhood journey, I’ll just be adding in that with extra posts for you!

Here’s a little rundown of these first 13 weeks!

How far along: 14 weeks this week!

Due date: February 9th! I’ve always wanted a Valentine’s baby and am so happy we will have our little Valentine next year!

Sickness: All day morning sickness, it starts at about 11 a.m. and lasts until midnight and I will sometimes wake up sick at 2 a.m. I’ve broken out a lot and I’m exhausted. This girl could hibernate! Heartburn started last week, so I’ve been trying to eat really light dinners and see if that will help.

Cravings: As nauseous as I am, I’m one of the pregnant mommas with morning sickness that can eat. I feel so bad on these forums when some girls can only keep down Gatorade! My nausea definitely spikes when I haven’t eaten. I crave fruit, hard tacos and lemon water! I seriously drink like 120 ounces of lemon water a day haha. However, I have a ton of food aversions, so I typically stick to really “basic” meals. Before I was pregnant I would never want like spaghetti or chicken fingers, I wanted salmon or vegetables. Hence why if you follow me on Snapchat in NYC I kept canceling dinner reservations so I could eat chicken fingers from room service! 😉 I try to explain to people I just want very traditional American family dinners. To be honest, if a dinner costs over $8 I just can’t even appreciate it and it is so gross to me. I have a food aversion to anything fancy! haha.

Aversions: I mostly have aversions to lettuce, salads and vegetables. I mean I could eat a salad if it had ranch on it, but that’s not healthy at all! haha. Weeks 5 through 8 I couldn’t eat one vegetable or I’d be running to the bathroom. I’d order a salad at every restaurant, smell it as it was placed in front of me and then ask my dad to eat it for me. My dad has been loving all my food aversions. He gets two meals at dinner every time!

Weight gain: I’ve gained 2 pounds.

Physical changes: I feel like I got a little bump last week overnight! It was around the end of 12 weeks and I was wearing a fitted black dress and thought, “I look pregnant!” haha. So far my chest had just grown a lot and I’d been breaking out so it was really exciting to see. I also have so many little baby hairs as my hair is growing a lot.

Gender: We actually found out the gender through a blood test! I never got to surprise Paul that I was pregnant because I ran into the room and was like, “You’re right! You’re right! I’m pregnant!” My doctor offered the test and so we chose to find out the gender because I wanted to have that moment of surprising him. I cooked him dinner and bought a baby gift with the outfit and the look on his face was seriously the best gift ever! Being so sick lately I feel like such a boring wife and so I was so happy I was able to give him a surprise that felt like such a special gift. However, we aren’t sharing until we do the anatomy ultrasound! I will say I was 100% convinced it was a boy and Paul was 100% convinced it was a girl. We didn’t care either way and with it being our first I think it’s so special no matter what gender! All we care about is just hearing our little babe’s heart beat each time we go to the doctor’s office, it’s honestly the best sound I’ve ever heard and I could listen to it all day long!

Thank y’all so much for sharing this excitement with us!


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  1. Lindsey wrote:


    I am so excited for you! I cannot wait to watch you become a mother! Congratulations to both you and Paul. This is such an exciting time in your lives.


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  2. AH!! I saw this in my emails this morning and was immediately texting my sister because we are so excited for you! You both are going to be an amazing parents!


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  3. Steph wrote:

    WOW! Congrats, you’re going to be the best parents. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Carla wrote:

    CONGRATULATIONS! OMG HOW EXCITING!!!!! I have twins and being a mommy is the most incredible journey ever… you’ll love it (and sometimes you’ll wanna run away for a bit lol but you’ll miss your baby so much). Enjoy this incredible ride! Excited to follow along your beautiful new journey! xo, Carla

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  5. Rebecca wrote:


    I am so so so excited for you and Paul’s next adventure, it is the BEST! I couldn’t be happier for both of you – I had chills reading your news. 🙂 Congratulations!

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  6. Elizabeth S. wrote:

    Ahh I’m so happy and excited for you and Paul ???? You two will be wonderful parents! Babies are such a wonderful blessing and your babe will be loved endlessly ????????

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  7. Maricia wrote:

    Oh my gosh! Congratulations!! I honestly feel like one of my friends just told me she was pregnant, that’s how excited I am for you! I am so excited to follow your pregnancy! 🙂

    xoxo Maricia

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  8. Madeline wrote:

    You are the absolute, cutest!!! So excited your special secret is finally out! You will be the most amazing mama!! Hugs! Xx

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  9. Congratulations on your miracle baby Katey!! So happy for you & your husband. Loved reading this post! 🙂

    xO – Steph

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  10. Christi Duke wrote:


    I was the same way when we found out – I wanted to surprise Brad but couldn’t believe the test so I had to show him and then we bought more!!!

    I have two little girls (16 months and 5 months) and it is amazing. I can’t wait to see you grow and fall in love with your little one!


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  11. How very exciting! Congratulations to you, Katey and Paul! xoxo


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  12. Brittney wrote:

    CURRENTLY CRYING! I just text all of my KMH groupies and said “KATEY’S PREGNANT”!!! I am so excited for you and Paul!

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  13. Amanda wrote:

    Congratulations!!! ????❤️ I’ve been a long time reader from before your engagement to wedding to now so when I saw this post I almost screamed I was so excited!! You and Paul are going to be amazing parents.

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  14. Nicole wrote:

    When I read the title of your post, my heart skipped a beat for you and Paul!! Congratulations to your family!! Y’all will be such wonderful parents, and I can’t wait to continue hearing about yalls journey ahead! I will be praying for you and your baby.

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  15. Britt B wrote:

    I’m going to echo everyone’s sentiments, Congratulations Katey and Paul! Such an exciting time for the two of you 🙂 I know I am looking forward to seeing your journey and I have no doubt that you both will make such great parents. I mean, look at Peaches;)

    Saying some prayers for you that you continue to have a blessed and safe pregnancy and that your morning sickness subsides sooner than later! “Every good and perfect gift is from above.” James 1:17 xoxo

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  16. Hailee wrote:

    Katey I’m so excited for you and Paul! I have never met you but I love your blog and it surprised me how excited I can be for someone I’ve never met! Haha. It’s easy to be genuinely happy for such a sweet, Godly woman like yourself. I pray that you have a happy and healthy pregnancy!

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  17. Tiffany Corey wrote:

    Congratulations Katey!!!❤️ What an amazing blessing! Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy!

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  18. Lauren wrote:

    Oh my gosh! I’m so happy for you! This made my day!! My birthday is February 12 and it’s so fun having it around Valentines Day! Sending lots of love! ????????????

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  19. Congratulations!!!! I am so excited for you guys!!!
    You two are going to be amazing parents!!! I’m so excited to read all about it!!!


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  20. Kelly K wrote:

    Congratulations oh my goodness!! The power of prayer is incredible and y’all are going to make a beautiful little family!

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  21. Lindsey wrote:

    Ahhh Katey!!! So so excited for you and Paul! I knew this post would be coming sooner or later ???? The Lord is so so good! Y’all will be wonderful parents and I know will raise a Christ loving child! Prayers for a healthy pregnancy! ????

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  22. Jenn Caston wrote:

    Congrats Katey!! You and Paul are going to be such amazing parents! Your child is going to grow up surrounded by so much love and support!



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  23. Ashley wrote:

    This is so, so exciting for you and Paul!!!! I can’t wait to hear about the gender and all the updates you have!!! I love seeing how He works in everyone’s lives <3

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  24. Katey,

    I am so happy for you! I’ve been following you for a little over a year and have loved learning more about you and Paul! I love your blog and am so happy to be such a miracle for both you and Paul!
    I can’t wait to see what amazing blessings are to come for you both. Congratulations!

    Amanda ????

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  25. What an awesome story of God’s faithfulness! I am so excited that you get to delight in this little blessing baby ❤️ So many congratulations!


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  26. Hilary Griggs wrote:

    Congratulations Katey!!! I’m so over the moon excited for you! Being a mother is the absolute best thing God has ever gifted me with. When your sweet baby is born you truly learn the meaning of ‘joy’. I never truly understood it until he was born. I just thought it was and adjective to happy. Your heart will be so happy that you cannot put it into words, your love for your husband will grow, and your love for God will grow. So congratulations! And please feel free to reach out on snapchat if you need any help. ????

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  27. Hope wrote:

    Oh my gosh this is so exciting! Congratulations to both you and Paul! It really is in times like these where you can see the Lord’s work even more clearly 🙂 I can’t wait to see where this new adventure takes you, and I hope you start feeling better soon!


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  28. Tearing up right now! Congratulations to you and Paul on your little blessing! I also want to say thank you for being real and transparent about your process to conceive. As a couple who is getting ready to embark on this same journey, it gives me hope for the future. I look forward to following along on your exciting journey, Katey, and will be praying for continued great health throughout your pregnancy 🙂

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  29. Harrison wrote:

    SO excited for you, Katey! Congratulations to you both. xx

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  30. Shana Harrington wrote:

    Wow… I’m so excited for you. You and Paul are going to be awesome parents. The baby is so blessed!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!

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  31. Katey! There are no words for how excited I am for you! If you think pregnancy makes you feel closer to God, just wait until you hold that sweet baby! It will turn a non believer for sure! Oh, and the morning sickness should go away soon, haha! Enjoy your pregnancy! It goes by too quickly!

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  32. Maeson Kelley wrote:

    SOOO excited for you!! That is amazing and such a blessing in every way. I have followed your blog for so long now. And I adore your snapchat! <3 XOXO, Maeson

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  33. Torey Beerman wrote:

    I’m SO happy cow you and Paul, you deserve this miracle baby! Can’t wait to continue to follow along on your journey 🙂

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  34. Literally have tears in my eyes!! I’m so so happy for you and Paul! You are such a sweet girl and I know you will be a wonderful mom! Can’t wait to read more updates!! xoxo Kimmie

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  35. Katey girl!! I do seriously feel like my bestie is pregnant and I’m so happy for you!!! I saw Snapchat this morning and rushed over here! I love how you always talked openly about when y’all would have kids, so it’s so amazing to see! I have another bestie who had Endo problems too, so I know how much of a miracle and blessing this is. You seriously are my fav fav blogger of all time, a true inspiration, and I can’t wait to be there for you!!!! Congrats again! Peaches is going to be a big brother! Heehee love u!

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  36. Kaitlyn wrote:

    I was JUST thinking about you this morning and wanted to email you some words of encouragement because you had seemed a little quiet lately. But this explains it! I am so filled with joy for you and Paul! Congratulations! <3

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  37. Michelle wrote:

    Congratulations! So excited for you & Paul and can totally relate to all your ups and downs! We’re also pregnant with our first, due in early November and it does get better! I’m loving the second trimester!
    Congrats again and enjoy it all!!

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  38. Katie wrote:

    I am so happy for you and Paul! You are the sweetest girl and I know you will be an amazing mom! I saw your bump on snap and immediately texted my friend freaking out. Then went to Instagram and here! I literally felt like I had just found out my BFF was pregnant! Haha.


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  39. Lauren wrote:

    Congratulations!! Though I don’t know you personally I feel like your bff through this blog and just want to squeeze you! Being a new mommy myself I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing motherhood is!! Praying for a healthy pregnancy and that your morning sickness goes away soon! I can’t wait to follow you through this new journey.

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  40. Madison wrote:

    Congrats!! Love following your blog and can’t wait to see more baby updates in the future!

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  41. Alyssa wrote:

    So exciting!! My bestie’s little boy was born on Leap Day this past year, and I remember giggling with her over how she would be as a mom of a little boy (from a family of all girls). SO thrilled for you and Paul and can’t wait to watch your motherhood journey. Congratulations to both of you!!

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  42. Robyn wrote:

    Wow!!! How exciting! Congratulations!!!

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  43. Bex Spencer wrote:


    I’m so happy and excited for you! I have endometriosis too and I will never forget the day I was diagnosed. It came from left field and the thought of not being able to conceive one day broke my heart. I have wanted to be a mom for as long as I could remember!

    But your post gave me so much hope, warmth and happiness. I am over the moon for you! I hope the sickness eases up in your second trimester for you. Much love!

    xoxo Bex

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  44. Liz wrote:

    Congrats on being blessed with a baby!! So excited and happy for you and Paul xoxoxo

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  45. Ni wrote:

    HI Katey,

    I am so so happy for you! Congratulations!

    I had endometriosis too for years but wasn’t actually diagnosed until probably 2011 and had surgery in 2012. And 6 months after my surgery I got pregnant with my 1st baby. Now I am pregnant with baby #2 and am due at the end of this month. Yay!

    I know how hard it is to deal with endometriosis and cysts etc…it can be hard to get pregnant and I was told the same thing. I guess there were 4 stages of endometriosis and I was at Stage 4. I know pregnancies do help with preventing from endometriosis/cysts from returning. Diet was a huge factor after I had surgery done for it and I had to completely eliminate dairy from my diet. Because that could make things worse.

    I am so thrilled for you and your husband. I wish you all the best. xoxo

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  46. Carly Young wrote:

    What a perfect Friday post! Congratulations and prayers to you and Paul!!! <3

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  47. Ashley wrote:

    I’m so excited for you! I’m due September 23rd and only selfishly wish it was around the same time because I know you are going to post some amazing pregnancy blogs. 🙂

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  48. Kaila wrote:

    Katey and Paul, I am so excited for you. I’m a long time follower and I couldn’t be more excited to follow you through pregnancy and motherhood. Ps it’s the best! I don’t know if you remember your poll about sleep on Twitter and I answered but I’m the mom of triplet boys (almost 6 months old) and I can honestly say having a baby with your husband opens so many new levels of love. There is nothing better than watching your husband become a dad and I just know Paul is going to be the best. So funny you said you always wanted a valentines baby. I did too and my boys were born February 16th so close hahaha. I craved lemon water and lemon anything like crazy when I was pregnant too. I can’t wait to see what your having. Praying for a healthy babe and you! Xo


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  49. Anna wrote:

    CONGRATS! Can’t wait to read about your journey and hear about all the upcoming milestones!!

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  50. Ashley wrote:

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Congratulations on this wonderful addition to your family! (Also I would totally count Peaches in your family count because fur babies are children too!)

    Thank you for talking about your endometriosis. I struggle with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and pregnancy is something I’ve been told will be difficult one day. I really appreciate your transparency with this!


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  51. Kelsey wrote:


    I am so excited for y’all! I just saw your post on snapchat and I was so happy! I cannot wait to see what y’all are having! Prayers and well wishes to you and Paul!



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  52. Katherine wrote:

    Wow that is so incredible! So happy for you and Paul! Wishing you guys nothing but the best and many blessings!! I look forward to all the pregnancy updates 🙂

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  53. I am so excited for you both! You will make an amazing mother. I wish you well through your pregnancy and new adventure into motherhood!

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  54. Brittany wrote:

    Congratulations!! Love the picture of you two!!

    XO Brittany


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  55. Marissa wrote:

    I’m literally sitting at work crying reading your post. I’ve had a few surgeries and doctors still don’t think I can get pregnant. I’m so scared that one day I’ll be married and won’t be able to have children. I’m so happy for you and your little family! ????????
    Also my birthday is February 12th… Valentine’s babies are the best

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  56. Katie Montgomery wrote:

    Congratulations! You and Paul will be the best parents! Sending you and the baby so much love!

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  57. This is just the perfect little addition to your family!! What a miracle, and how special!! I’m so excited to see you become a mother! Lot’s of prayers headed your way!!
    ~Stephanie 🙂

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  58. Katie wrote:

    Yay! Congratulations!! This is going to be the best dressed baby in world ???? I’m so excited for you!

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  59. Hannah wrote:

    I am so excited for you Katey! You are going to be an amazing mom. I am so impressed with how you have been able to balance work and pregnancy so well thus far. You are a strong woman. So many women will be able to look up to you and admire you for taking on this journey. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. And I am excited to watch the journey unfold on COF!


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  60. YAY YAY YAY!! CONGRATS!!! Being a mom is the best!! I am 22 weeks a long and can’t wait already to see all your cute prego fashion!! yay Katey!! God is so good!! xoxo


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  61. So excited for you Katey! I can’t wait to follow along with you throughout this process! Baby Hellman is going to be one lucky little one!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  62. Leigh Ann wrote:

    I don’t think I’ve ever commented before, but I have been a long time reader and I just about burst into tears at work reading this. This was the sweetest little post. I’m so happy for you guys! Congratulations!!!!

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  63. Congratulations! This is incredible news! So happy for you and your family!

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  64. Veronica wrote:

    Congratulations, Katey!!! So excited for you and Paul!! ????????

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  65. Kendra wrote:


    Oh my goodness! I am so excited to read this post! I have never commented before, but I have read every post for the last year and have loved your style and personality. I cant wait to see your baby posts and your maternity fashion! As a newlywed, having a family is definitely something I’ve been thinking about more and more, so I’m thrilled my favorite blogger is always one step ahead of me in life and can share some wonderful insight. Your wedding posts were great as I was planning my own wedding ???? Congratulations to you and your family!

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  66. talia wrote:

    Congratulations! What a blessing!

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  67. Yay Yay Yay!!!!!!! This is such exciting news and I am SO excited for you and Paul!! Thank you for making your readers feel like part of your special journey! Sending love and prayers your way!! XO

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  68. Lauren wrote:

    Congratulations!! What a wonderful surprise to read this morning! I am so looking forward to reading more about this journey you are going on!

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  69. Kate wrote:

    I cannot wait to watch you embark on this journey and I am quite sure you will be the best mother that you can be! My heart is so happy for you. Congratulations Katey and Paul! ♥

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  70. Steffanie wrote:

    Congratulations! I love reading your blog and being a mother myself, look forward to seeing what fashions you find for your new little one. (So I can copy.)

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  71. Jazzmine wrote:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful blessing. Praying for your growing family.

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  72. Congratulations Katey and Paul! I’m so happy for you!

    xo Amanda

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  73. Shannon wrote:

    How exciting! We just found out I was pregnant last week. I’ve been super tired and sick from the moment I wake-up until the moment I’m unconscious. Fatigue doesn’t play. It’s like “Oh, I need to do all of this.” Then I see a pillow and I’m like “Nap!” I hear you about the food aversions. They don’t play with that at all. The week before I found out I was pregnant, I was eating my new favorite Cheez-Its, now I cannot even look at the bag without getting sick. I don’t want anything sweet, just salty, but I got to watch my salt. We don’t know the sex, but I already have a feeling it’s a girl. All we care about is a healthy baby.

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  74. Virginia wrote:

    This is such a sweet story! Thank you for sharing your story with us.. and congratulations!!!! Such amazing news!!

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  75. Kelsey wrote:

    I loved reading this post!! Congratulations to you and Paul, what an exciting time!!!

    xo Kelsey |

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  76. Amanda Adams wrote:

    Congrats! God is so good:) A good book suggestion: The Better Baby Book by Bulletproof Dave Aspery. Something that is all natural and totally fine during pregnancy to help with morning sickness is Activated Charcoal. It will pull out toxins and alleviate nausea.

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  77. Amazing news, Katey!! So happy and excited for you. Can’t wait to follow along your journey! 🙂

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  78. Jillian wrote:

    Congratulations to you and Paul! Both of you will be amazing parents!

    xoxo Jillian

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  79. lindsey wrote:

    I have a v-day baby boy and your experience sounds JUST like mine. i distinctly remember when they put a salad in front of me and i was like, NOPE and that didn”t go away until prob week 15 or 16. ha! and don’t even think about going to a meat counter! blah! i always said it was like hangover purgatory—will i throw up? won’t i throw up? except you didn’t go out!! Good Luck and keep taking pictures. i regret not taking as many “nice” bump photos…i was always in yoga pants! hehe

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  80. Ashley wrote:

    Congratulations to you and Paul! I love reading your blog and I am so happy for you both! My fiancé and I had our daughter this year around Valentine’s Day. On February 11th of 2016 we were blessed with our little girl, Sophia. Being a mommy is the best thing ever!
    XO Ashley

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  81. Abby wrote:

    Katey I am so so happy for you. I am due in November with a sweet baby boy. This is also my first pregnancy. And I feel you with the morning sickness and heartburn. God is truly amazing. Congratulations

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  82. SO happy for you and your little miracle!

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  83. Catharine wrote:

    This is just the greatest thing, congratulations, y’all!! What a blessing!

    Published 06 Aug 16Reply
  84. Katie wrote:

    Congratulations!!!! I am so so happy for you both! I am also newly pregnant and am so happy to have one of my favorite bloggers to follow along this pregnancy journey!! I have enjoyed following your journey so far and I loved reading your pregnancy update… I appreciated your honesty. I know you have an autoimmune condition and I do as well, so it is so wonderful that I can really relate to you in so many ways.

    I was wondering what other bloggers you follow that you were reading pregnancy updates on? I would love to have a few more fun places to read along- like you said- google is terrifying!!

    Best Wishes,


    Published 06 Aug 16Reply
  85. Nora wrote:

    I am so excited for you and Paul! Baby H’s projected due date is my birthday so if that baby is born then, I will feel super cool. I am so thrilled for you guys, God is good.

    Published 06 Aug 16Reply
  86. Nora wrote:

    Katey and Paul, this is so exciting. You guys will be fantastic parents. The world needs more people like you two. I can truly say you have been in my prayers since this post and I honestly felt like on of my best girlfriends was telling me she was pregnant as I was reading this! I would love to see some video updates like a “pregnancy vlog”! That would be such a great was to update us (if you plan to). Have a fantastic Saturday, you family of 4 (including Peaches)


    Published 06 Aug 16Reply
  87. Kaitlyn wrote:

    A huge congratulations to you and Paul and many prayers to you both!!! XOXO!!!

    Published 06 Aug 16Reply
  88. Emily wrote:

    I just wanted to share my excitement for you! As a fellow endo girl I definitely understand the worry of not being able to conceive! While my story is different in that we’ve had multiple failed IVFs and recently moved onto donor eggs with the help of my little sister, I can’t help but feel joy everytime someone else who has gone through the same struggles as me is successful! (Gotta root for girls on my team) I wish you nothing but the best and will be praying for your precious family.

    Published 06 Aug 16Reply
  89. Amy wrote:

    SO, SO, SO happy for you, Katey! Prayers your way for a healthy and happy baby!


    Published 06 Aug 16Reply
  90. Jordan wrote:

    Congrats!!! I am so excited for y’all! Can’t wait to read about your pregnancy journey! Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy and for nausea to go away!

    Published 06 Aug 16Reply
  91. RSDStrong wrote:

    Katey and Paul, God is good! His greatest blessing is that of a tiny babe ???? Congrats to everyone on his miracle. I’m excited to follow this new journey of baby girl ???? Oh how beautiful she will be. Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby. And that you will start feeling better ????

    Published 07 Aug 16Reply
    • Katey wrote:


      Thank you so much!! We are so excited! We haven’t shared the gender yet so it may be a little boy too! 🙂



      Published 07 Aug 16Reply
  92. Denise wrote:

    Congrats! My youngest (who is 5 now) was due on Feb 9th & was born on Valentine’s Day 2011. It’s kind of a fun bday cause at school there is always a party:) but, my husband & I haven’t had a Valentine’s Day date since Mason was born… Just birthday cake:)

    Published 08 Aug 16Reply
  93. This is the most exciting news!! I’m so happy for you and Paul and this little baby is going to be spo so loved 🙂 Congrats on this new chapter in life with your love! I can not wait to watch this adventure with you and thank you again for sharing your precious life with us!
    xox Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    Published 08 Aug 16Reply
  94. This is so exciting! Congrats to you and Paul!


    Published 08 Aug 16Reply
  95. Lyndsey wrote:

    Katey!!! I am still just so excited for you!! I wanted to let you know that you can actually have a 3D ultrasound done for gender at 15 weeks..obviously your doc does the anatomy at 18-20 weeks…I was 11 weeks when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd baby and when I found out I could find out the gender so quickly I was beyond excited! We scheduled our appointment with a 3D ultrasound office and did the scan! It was so exciting! It was also awesome because I could go there every week if I wanted and do a quick scan to check on the baby and see how he was progressing, and I did go A LOT!!

    I cant wait to find out if you will be having a little Prince or Princess!! Either way I know it is going to be the most perfect little angel ever!!

    Congrats again!!


    Published 08 Aug 16Reply
  96. Hannah Devine wrote:

    So so so so exciting for you and Paul! My birthday is Feb. 10th and I absolutely LOOOVE being born at that time! It’s just so loving and happy!

    Published 08 Aug 16Reply
  97. Clarissa wrote:

    I cried reading this. I feel like we are bffs because I read COF every day and stalk you on insta and snap hahah so it’s like my best friend experiencing life’s greatest joy! I’m so so happy for you and Paul. <3

    Published 09 Aug 16Reply
  98. Kathryn wrote:

    Absolutely INCREDIBLE news! I just gobbled up every word you wrote!! Congratulations to you and Paul :). I can’t wait for the gender reveal!!

    xx Kathryn

    Published 09 Aug 16Reply
  99. So happy for you!!!! Congrats! I was away so I’m now catching up on all my blogs I follow. Can’t wait to see your journey! <3

    Published 09 Aug 16Reply
  100. brittany wrote:

    congratulations, beauty!!! this is sooo exciting! i am so glad i started following you just in time for your next chapter. your approach to life is nothing short of inspirational. thanks for sharing!!! yay BABY!!

    Published 10 Aug 16Reply
  101. so so excited for you, Katey! You are going to be an amazing mom! So cute you surprised Paul with dinner and a little outfit. Adorable!! So funny on your snap in NYC bc I thought – man – why would you pass up a night out in NYC?! it all makes sense now 🙂 Can’t wait to keep following along through your motherhood journey!!! xo


    Published 15 Aug 16Reply