Something Small Coming This Fall

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It feels like such an odd time to be sharing celebratory news with everything that’s going on in the world, but we have an exciting update from our corner of the universe…our little family will be expanding this Fall!

We are absolutely thrilled and excited, but also nervous with a new set of emotions from my first pregnancy. Nori still feels like my baby to me (and probably always will), and fills my heart…but also seemingly all of my energy these days, especially while in quarantine in our small space. I know there’ll be a lot of changes with newborn plus active toddler life, but one reassuring thing is seeing so many of you mamas doing it with grace!

The other difference about this pregnancy is how we got here. The first question from family and friends we’ve shared the news with has been whether we did IVF, so I wanted to be open here. Having gone through IVF with Nori, we were very hopeful to not have to go through it again. Especially right now, so many infertility treatments have been paused or cancelled during COVID, and it breaks my heart for mamas-to-be who are left waiting in limbo.

We started trying naturally for a second child last year, and frankly I expected we’d try for a year or two and then possibly go down the road of fertility treatments again. Well, things work in mysterious ways because here we are…

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I didn’t tell anyone, even close friends the first few weeks, in fear that it was too good to be true. A small part of me wishes I had a little more time to resurface for air from our whirlwind toddler, but I’m embracing how we got here and am so excited for Nori to be a big sister!

As for this blog, I hope to continue sharing everything I love, which will always include fashion! Like with my first pregnancy, I’ll be wearing a lot of forgiving, non-maternity pieces, and have been doing my best to include measurements on clothing featured so you guys can continue to have a reliable reference point.

Thanks so much for sharing in our journey over the past decade – I can’t wait to continue growing and learning from this beautiful community.

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237 Comments

  1. Ashley wrote:

    Awwww CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How wonderful!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  2. Sundy wrote:

    Congratulations Jean! I’ve been following you silently for so many years, and I’m happy for your growing family! I can’t wait to see the adventures you do with your family of four! Keep blogging. Keep inspiring. Keep sharing your amazing food recipes and beauty tips! <3

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  3. Taylor wrote:

    Congrats! I’ve enjoyed all of your honest and detailed posts from fashion, difficulty conceiving and raising your adorable Nori! I completely understand feeling excited and not sure if you’re ready at the same time! Good luck with everything!

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  4. Mimi wrote:

    Congratulations to you and your family. I read that many couples tend to conceive naturally the second time around. I remember when you announced your pregnancy with Nori, I was thinking to myself you’re gonna conceive naturally with your next baby and I’m so right 😉

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  5. Jenn wrote:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! So happy for you and your family!! This is great news in such uncertain times. Really brings joy to many!!! You guys got this!!!!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  6. Rachel wrote:

    Thank you for your honesty and openness! I always feel so connected to you through your writing. So happy for this exciting blessing! Love your beautiful family!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  7. Tennile wrote:

    Congrats!!! Omg. I’m super excited.

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  8. Michele wrote:

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your stories with the world! Your blog post on your IVF experience was a terrific reference when I considered IVF. I’m glad you guys didn’t need to go through it again.

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  9. Cora wrote:

    Congratulations!! So excited for you ❤️

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  10. Catherine wrote:

    Congratulations, Jean, Nick, and Nori! Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy and baby!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  11. Kajalgc wrote:

    Congratulations! Very happy for you…

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  12. Anonymous wrote:

    Congratulations!! Very happy for you….

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  13. Bela wrote:

    I’m so thrilled for you Jean! This is such a wonderful miracle and after all you went through with IVF, I’m glad you’ve had an easier and smoother pregnancy the second time around. Definitely the best news with all that’s going on in the world.

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  14. Michelle wrote:

    Congratulations!!!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
    • Bee wrote:

      Wow! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and your family! Wishing you a healthy pregnancy that’s as unstressful as possible during these times. I recently started following your blog for your tasty recipes and they’ve made quarantine just a little bit better!

      Posted 5.7.20 Reply
    • Missy wrote:

      Aw this is amazing news ! I did ivf a month before you did with Nori and also had only one successful embryo that stuck which gave me my beautiful daughter . We started trying again naturally but after 8-9 months we were thinking of having to return to fertility treatments again but right before starting we found out we were pregnant ! So exciting as our journeys have been quite similar 🙂 I’m 4 months now but couldnt sleep during first trimester we i was so nervous about everything but so grateful everything is fine . Hope to a safe and healthy pregnancy:)

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  15. Ashlie wrote:

    Jean, Nick & Nori I am at incredibly happy for you all. Sending you love and well wishes?

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  16. Bela wrote:

    Omg, I am so happy for you! I wish that you have a wonderful pregnancy.
    We have a son that is three months younger than Nori and we found out this week that we are expecting baby #2. It will be awesome to follow your pregnancy again.

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  17. Diana wrote:

    Congrats!! I loveee your family and the posts you share are so informative! My favorite ones are the recipes, I recently made the viet pork and it was amazing. Can’t wait to see your family grow.

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  18. Victoria wrote:

    This is probably the best news I heard all quarantine, Jean! My heart is so full for you. What a blessing! You and Nick are such great parents, I really admire your parenting style and partnership. Sending so much love and wishes xoxo

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  19. Casey wrote:

    Congratulations on your joy! Thank you for sharing your raw, honest, and difficult story conceiving Nori, and I don’t think anyone would wish that difficulty on you. It’s been a pleasure to follow you for years now – since before you and Nick were married! Best wishes to you and your growing family.

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  20. Lynda wrote:

    Congrats to you guys! So happy for your growing family! Having a young toddler and a newborn is definitely tough but when they’re a little older, you get rewarded by seeing them playing so well together because of their closer age difference! Wishing you guys a smooth pregnancy!

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  21. Elizabeth wrote:

    A huge congratulations to all of you. I’ve been following your blog for quite awhile. My little guy is about two months younger than your Nori and I cannot tell you how helpful reading your posts about pregnancy were. Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

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  22. Anonymous wrote:

    I so appreciate your blog & thoughtful content. May I just say Congratulations! As a mom of 2 girls, it’s been challenging to find that balance but so rewarding at the same time. Enjoy these precious moments with the oldest as her world is about to change (for the better)!

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  23. Sunna wrote:

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you ❣️😊

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  24. Vanessa wrote:

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you & your family 🤗🤗🤗

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  25. Kristin wrote:

    Congratulations!! That is such wonderful news!

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  26. Helena wrote:

    Congrats Jean and family! So happy to hear this news! Def warm my heart to read this post! You are awesome!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  27. Shelly wrote:

    This is great news Jean!!! Congratulations! Me and my husband also did IVF with our first and conceived naturally with my 2nd and 3rd. Just had my 3rd a month ago so I know how it is to be pregnant and worry about what’s going on with the world. May you have a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. Nori will be a great big sister!!! 💕

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  28. Ingrid wrote:

    Congratulations, Jean and Nick!!! What wonderful news in these strange times. Nori will be a wonderful big sister. I’m delighted for you all! 💕

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  29. Sherry wrote:

    Congratulations, to you & your family! Thank you for all that you share with this community. I truly enjoy all of your contents. So glad you didn’t stop sharing baby/ mommy things when some followers were upset by it. ~From a fellow Bostonian mom.

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  30. Carla Krae wrote:

    Congrats! I’ve seen that sometimes baby-making just needs to…..warmed up, if you will, and then gets easier.

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  31. Anum wrote:

    So happy for you Jean!! Followed your journey with IVF and nori. Congrats!! Life truly does surprise us sometimes in the best of ways.

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  32. Tori wrote:

    Congratulations! So happy for you. I started following you ages ago, and now that I’m due in June and have been following your baby recommendations ❤️

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  33. Hetal wrote:

    I’ve been following you forever and I am so happy for you and your family. Please keep blogging and keep showing us Nori and of course the baby on insta.

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  34. Omg, miracle mama!!

    What amazing news, especially during a time like this. Congratulations to you & your fam! After all that hard work, you deserve to have it “easy” this time. Keep your head up through all the exciting new changes and challenges ahead. And Happy Mother’s Day to you! 🙂 So much has changed since we last met in NY!

    Best,
    Brittany | @xbrittanyee

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  35. Dianne wrote:

    Congratulations, Jean!! I am so excited for you. My babies are 24 months apart (now almost 4 and 2) and I feel it’s the perfect age difference. It’s definitely hard but so, so rewarding and, eventually, fun. Thank you for sharing and wish you a smooth pregnancy.

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    • Michelle Lee wrote:

      Congratulations and congratulations again! I’ve been following you since high school and its been so beautiful to watch you and your family grow! Sending love from quarantine 💙

      Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  36. Lauren M wrote:

    Congratulations! I am so so happy for you and your little family, Jean! 💞 As a petite Chinese women your posts help me find exactly the pieces I’m looking for!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  37. Jessica wrote:

    Congratulations Jean! I’m so happy for you and Nick!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  38. jenn wrote:

    Congrats! Reading this brought me to tears as I have followed you for years not only for your fashion advice but for inspiration as I’ve also had to endure IVF. Trying now for our 2nd, and you have instilled some hope in me.

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  39. Anna wrote:

    Congratulations!! I’m due in the fall, after being told we would need to do IVF as well!! A hoped for surprise, and wonderful miracle. I’m excited for more fashion tips, and will be purchasing my crib and travel gear based on your recommendations.

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
    • Linh wrote:

      Congrats!! Will we be hearing more pregnant wife observations from Nick again? 😂

      Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  40. Lucy wrote:

    Congrats! My first baby is a few months older than Nori and we just had our second. You’ll love the age gap and seeing Nori become big sis. We’re also a Bilingual Mandarin family over here and love seeing Nori doing so great with her Mandarin!! You’re an awesome Mama!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  41. Andrea wrote:

    Omg Jean! I’m so excited for you! Long time follower of your blog and I was so moved about how open you were during your first pregnancy. Wishing all the best!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  42. Cindy wrote:

    Congratulations! How far apart will they be? Ours are 20 months because we starting trying for #2 thinking the same…that it would take a while after going through IVF and it happened right away!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
    • Leslie wrote:

      I’m so happy for you! Congratulations

      Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  43. Janice wrote:

    Omg. Congrats! Cant wait to see the new baby this fall!!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
    • Rosannd wrote:

      Congratulations Jean! So happy for your growing family! And Happy Mothers Day ❤️

      Posted 5.7.20 Reply
    • Anonymous wrote:

      Congratulations Jean, Nick and Nori. Like all the comments say, it feels so good to read good news during these times. I have a 5 month old baby and have found your blogs and resources so very useful. Excited to see you navigate this new turf with some style and a lot of grace. Wishing you lots of good luck, good health and good memories.

      Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  44. Nicci wrote:

    Congratulations!! I came over to read this post as soon as I saw your Instagram photo. 😀

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  45. Esther wrote:

    Omg congratulations!!!! Sooo happy for you and your family. Praying for an all around safe and healthy delivery!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  46. Courtney wrote:

    BEYOND HAPPY for you and Nick!!! Been following you for many years now since I found you as college grad! I never expected to feel so invested in someone I never met but it’s been a privilege to share in your journey and all its facets whether it was fashion, food, and now kids! Thank you for being a spot of joy in my day with your blog. <3

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  47. Gina wrote:

    So happy for even if though I don’t personally know you. I have a baby through IVF and we are trying for our 2nd naturally. This gives me hope while I also know that I may need to go through IVF again. Any victory for a momma is victory for all mommas and hoping-to-be-mommas.

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  48. Anonymous wrote:

    Congratulations Jean! 🥳😍😍

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  49. Pm wrote:

    Congratulations!! This is such wonderful news! We’ve been trying for almost a year with no luck, so seeing your story really gives me hope!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply
    • Jenn wrote:

      Congratulations! Mine are 16 months apart (unplanned) and it’s the best thing! The first year was a complete blur but they are now 8 and 7 and always have someone to play with! They are so close. I’m so happy for you and your family. (I am from the Albany are too – now live in VA).

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      • Marisa wrote:

        Congratulations Jean, Nick, & Nori. A wonderful addition to such a beautiful family. Looking forward to more posts & pictures. Sending positive vibes your way💖

        Posted 5.7.20 Reply
  50. Martha Artyomenko wrote:

    I love it! Congratulations!

    Posted 5.7.20 Reply

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