Surprise!!!

pregnancy-announcment-photos-1 pregnancy-announcement-photos-beach-2 pp pp1 beach-family-photos family-beach-photos pregnancy-announcment-photos-beachTaken with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR with the EF 50mm f/1.4 lens

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My Swim Top: Roxy | Isla’s Swimsuit: Target | Isla’s Hat: Old Navy

Today I’m SO excited to share some very exciting news!!!!! As you can see from these photos from our time in Florida, baby number two is on the way and we could not feel more blessed. This little baby (who already is kicking up a storm) was a BIG surprise!!! It took me a year (and one round of clomid) to get pregnant with Isla Rose so I never would’ve imagined I would get pregnant with my next baby so quickly!

When Drew and I went to Italy together in January we had a 10 hour plane ride to discuss all sorts of topics. One of those topics was planning when we would start trying for our next baby. We both decided shortly after Isla’s first birthday would be perfect timing. That way they would be close in age but would give me a little bit of a break between pregnancies (I get super sick, morning sickness all. day. long.). Little did I know that during that conversation, I was already pregnant!!!!!

I only had one period between Isla and this baby and when the next month rolled around I was surprised I didn’t have one. I thought maybe my cycle was still all messed up from nursing and hormones. I mentioned to Drew while we were walking down a street in Florence that I was late so he dragged me across the town square to a pharmacy. I kept telling him he was reading way too much into this and that it’s pretty normal to have random periods after you have a baby because your hormones are all out-of-whack. He insisted we buy a test, I thought he was crazy!

After we bought the test I remember thinking there was absolutely no way I was pregnant. I actually forgot we even had it until Drew reminded me to take it a few days later. So I took the test and sure enough, I got a big fat positive. I literally was in shock! I forgot to even show Drew the test or tell him… I just rushed over to my phone and called Emily to tell her what had just happened. Drew was wondering why I was more excited to tell my sister than him. Whoops, I guess he’s pretty important!

I’m not going to lie, I’m super nervous to have two babies so close together in age but I know they will be the best of friends and it will all be worth it.

It’s crazy to think that this time last year I was pregnant with Isla and now I’m pregnant AGAIN! We can’t wait to meet this little baby who is already so loved and is getting pretty lucky with the best big sister and fur brother ever!

I always get tons of questions about the camera I use, especially my camera for capturing family moments. I use the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR with the EF 50mm f/1.4 lens and the EOS 5D Mark II with the EF 85mm f/1.2L II lens. These photos were taken with my Rebel and EF 50mm lens (it’s way lighter than my EOS 5D Mark II and it has wifi!). I can’t wait to continue documenting my pregnancy and fun life memories with my Canon cameras!! Stay tuned for more updates along with some of my how-to’s when it comes to photography and capturing special moments.

xo, Rach

In partnership with Canon.

401 Comments

  1. Congratulations! Wow, you hod that bump well! I have three kids all close in age and I love it. I won’t lie, those early years were rough, so much work, but you are front loading your work. When your kids are older (mine are 5, 7 and 9) it is so easy, they play together all day long. Best wishes and I love your blog!

    1. This is so comforting to hear!!! I know Isla will be the best big sister and I hope they will be such good friends because they’ll be so close in age! Thanks for sharing Nancy :)

      Xo Rach

  2. Very exciting! Having two is a lot of work, but worth it! My 3yo ADORES his baby sister. He thinks she’s “so so cute!” and makes it his goal to make her laugh all. the. time. It’s very sweet. Thanks for sharing how long it took you to get pregnant with Isla. It helps a lot of women who are struggling with TTC to just know. It was quick with my first, then over a year of trying and loss until we got pregnant with my second. Congratulations to you and your growing family! Wishing you and the baby happiness and good health! xo

    1. Thank you Anni! I’m so grateful for your comment because I feel like we all have our own experiences and can share them with others to help build each other up and remind ourselves that nobody’s life is perfect and we all go through difficult times. Thanks for sharing part of your story! Your kids are lucky to have you!!

      Xo Rach

      1. Yes, thank you for sharing! I got pregnant with my first quickly and then pregnant again when she turned a year, we lost that baby and now it has taken over a year of trying and still no luck. It’ comforting to know that other people go through the same struggles.

  3. YAYA! Congratulations! I loved your style when you were pregnant with Isla, and cannot wait to see how you style this baby!! Such an exciting time!

    1. Thanks Lauren!!! I’m actually getting pretty excited to start dressing up this bump now that the news it out! haha

      Xo Rach

  4. Yay!!! I saw your snap this morning when I got up about ”big news” coming up, so I rushed over to your blog, what a fabulous surprise! Congratulations :)
    (FYI, I’m 3 months along, 1st pregnancy. Can’t wait to tell the entire family this coming week!)

    xoxo, Lisa-Marie

    1. Oh my gosh, congratulations to you!!!!! Enjoy every second!! It seriously goes way to fast and before you know it you’ll be pregnant with baby #2! haha

      Xo Rach

  5. Congratulations on baby #2!
    I cant wait to see if Isla is going to be a big sister to
    a little brother or sister or who knows… maybe both? hehe…

    It mist be so exciting. Dash is going to have another sibling to play with
    as well.

    1. Haha there’s definitely only one heartbeat, so we will see! We find out in a couple weeks :) I think Isla and Dash will be the best siblings to this new addition though!!

      And thank you for always leaving such sweet comments :)

      Xo Rach

    1. Thank you so much Michaela! You always leave the nicest comments and I love reading them, so thanks!!

      Xo Rach

  6. Ah, I’m so excited for you! I was honestly expecting this announcement when you announced your clothing line! I am currently 2 weeks away from my due date with baby #2, and my first is 15 months old, so I got pregnant when she was 6 months old. Definitely not my idea, but I plan and God laughs, right? Hopefully this pregnancy won’t be too hard on you! Congratulations!

    1. How exciting!!!! 2 weeks is super soon! Ya sometimes surprises happen ;) haha. Enjoy that new baby!

      Xo Rach

    1. Oh my, you are so nice! Thank you! I feel most comfortable wearing a bikini when I”m pregnant haha.

      Xo Rach

  7. Oh my! Congraaaaaaats!!!!!!! How exciting for you all. I did the same thing and ran and told my sis first too ;) I look forward to seeing all the pics along the way. You already look adorable.

    xx Barbie

    1. Really?!? Ok good I”m glad I”m not the only one haha. Sisters are important too!!! Thanks Barbie :)

      Xo Rach

  8. OMG!!!!! IT took a few seconds to sink in that you are holding Isla
    In your arms so its not an old pregnancy photo :)))
    Congrats and you are a cool girl!
    Veronika from Europe

  9. I am so so excited for you and your little family, the biggest Congrats! I had a very similar similar situation happen where we tried for 1.5 years for my son and 3 rounds of clomid before we were blessed and said with the next one we just were going to “try not to try”. Well my son is 15 months old and I am currently 8 months pregnant with our sweet little girl due in June. What a blessing to grow your family. I have followed your blog for a long time and am so excited to be a part of your journey. All the best to you and your sweet family!

    1. Oh how exciting Megan! Congrats :) Our situations are VERY similar haha. Wishing your family the best as well!

      Xo Rach

  10. It’s so funny because the other day I was watching your snaps and wondering when you’d plan for baby #2! Isla is just too adorable and I bet she’ll be thrilled. Can’t wait to see your pregnancy fashion again too!

    xx
    Rachel
    thehautenotes.com

  11. This is amazing news! Congrats to your beautiful family! You need to get your sweet baby girl in some of the baby Lilly Pulitzer Shifts!

  12. I had a hard time getting pregnant with my first (and then one period and surprise!) as well. My two boys are 18 months apart. At times it can be crazy but I wouldn’t imagine it any other way! It’s been a huge blessing and so much fun! Congratulations!!

  13. Congratulations!!!!!
    My sister and I are only 18 months apart and I wouldn’t want it any other way- she’s my absolute best friend and always has been. I think you will handle the two of them very well!

  14. Wow!!! That is a big surprise!!! Super happy BIG congratulations Rachel!!! Btw, I have two babies close in age (22 months apart, girl and a boy) and it is the biggest blessing. Seeing them play together and share special moments together is the very best! You are going to be an even more amazing mom! Xoxo

    P.s. love your snapchat hehe

  15. A HUGE congratulations is in order … So happy to read about Princess Isla is going to have a playmate and fur Brother DasherBoy will have another little friend to come along and love him. It’s going to be a very beautiful family … A very fabulous Noel picture to cherished this year! :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    1. Thank you Mia!!! They will be the best big brother and sister to this new baby! We are super excited :)

      Xo Rach

    1. Thanks Nina!!! Oh I definitely did the first trimester! But I’m feeling much better now, thankfully haha.

      Xo Rach

  16. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Babies are truly God’s little blessings! Hope you’re feeling better this time around. Every pregnancy is different!
    Warm wishes to you, Drew and big sis Isla!
    Brigid

  17. Congrats!! This is sooo exciting! This is making me excited to try for baby #3, our 2nd baby boy was born the same week as Isla and I would love to have them close together also. This baby is going to be so blessed to be a part of your little family!

  18. Rachel! Congratulations, you are so beautiful pregnant. I love the pictures of baby Isla Rose! Cannot wait to watch your bump grow.

    xoxo, Lauren

  19. Rachel! Congratulations! You are absolutely gorgeous pregnant and just glowing! Couldn’t be more excited to watch your bump grow and I just love baby Isla Rose. She’s going to be such a good big sister! xoxo Lauren

    1. She’s going to be the best big sister!! I can’t wait to see her interact with a new baby in the family haha. Thanks for the sweet comment :)

      Xo Rach

  20. So excited for you and your growing family! The first two (of our 4) are 20 months apart and its amazing. We call them the ‘ old married couple’ they are super cute together, even now being a 9 year old boy and 8 year old girl ;) they always circle back to each other. Its almost like raising twins. With that being said its going to be Crazyville in your house for a while but enjoy the wild, and embrace the crazy.
    Also, so many people enjoy your blog, Insta and Snaps…please keep it up! Don’t let other’s negativity spoil this awesome time in your life (I’ve seen some of their rude comments!) Being a mother is the hardest job around we should always be supporting and lifting each other up!
    I love how close you and all your sisters are, I hope my kids will be like that when they get older. Your parents did an awesome job!
    xoxo, Whitney in Portland…come on down and check out the city after your Seattle trip! I hope you are hitting Nords (duh! )

    1. Old married couple!!! haha I love that. And thanks for leaving such a sweet comment. It means a lot!! And we are LOVING your state!

      Xo Rach

  21. Congratulations !! Wonderful news! Hope you’re feeling great! So worth all the work of the early years…
    Such a happy time!
    Best wishes to you, Drew and big sister Isla!
    Brigid

  22. Congratulations!! We love these type of surprises!!! I remember when you first announced Isla, we were all SO excited to “be part” of this journey with you! Lots of the things you’ve blogged about have helped me… I am God willing 3 weeks (or less– crossing my fingers!) from meeting my baby boy! Thanks for all of the inspo! <3

  23. YAYY for baby number 2 !! I swear I kind of thought about you being pregnant a couple of days ago when I saw the shortage in the number of posts and I remembered that that’s what you said that happened the first time you were pregnant. I actually started going through your older posts to see HOW did we miss this cute little bump !!! You were really good at hiding it ! All in all, I wish you ALL the best and good health in all the upcoming events ! Your babies make you look even more beautiful ! Best wishes for you and your little family and lots of belly rubs for Dash! :)

  24. Congratulations on your growing family! So excited for Miss. Isla Rose and Dash to have another one to join in all the fun! Xo

  25. That’s amazing! How close in age will they be? Our baby boy was 23 months when his twin sisters were born! So they were there for his 2nd birthday party! It was crazy! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. Now our boy is 5 and our girls are 3!

    Congrats!!

    1. Oh I love that!! What a cute little family! And TWINS!!! :) They will be about 16 months apart, but we are super excited!

      Xo Rach

      1. Yeah and our twins weren’t planned either :) SURPRISE! We knew we wanted lots of kids so I wasn’t on any BC at the time so we knew getting pregnant again was a possibility! I too was shocked by the fact that I was pregnant again, but little did we know that it would be twins!! Ahhhh! The shock of our lives!

        Super excited for you!

  26. Congratulations! What exciting news! I am 38 weeks pregnant with another little girl. I got pregnant with her when my 1st little girl was 10 months old. We planned to have them close together. So far I have heard so many positives about have two little ones close together. Your family is beautiful and I can’t wait to see the little one.

    1. Thanks Jennifer! I’ve heard so many positives too! Congrats on another girl :) Wishing you the best!!

      Xo Rach

  27. Congratulations!! You look oh so cute! I have a two year old girl and a new baby boy! It is so fun having them so close in age!! Enjoy the adventure!

    xo,
    Amanda

  28. Congratulations! :) I am so excited for you. It’s been so wonderful watching your family grow over the past few years. Best wishes for you and your family.

    Love from Germany <3

  29. One of my greatest joys as a mother is seeing my two boys (3 years and 9 months) play and laugh together. Soon you will experience the same! Congrats on your adorable growing family!

  30. Congratulations! You are lovely and always so stylish. You have a beautiful family and I wish you the best during this pregnancy. I know it can be tough sometimes with morning sickness and the many other not so pretty side effects, but you look absolutely gorgeous. Isla is seriously so cute and so lucky to have another sibling coming :)

    1. Thank you so much Linda! That’s so sweet to say. The morning sickness is the worst part for me, but it’s all worth it :)

      Xo Rach

  31. I’m so excited for you guys! This is just like our story. We tried for six years for our little girl, and right around the time she turned one, we found out I was expecting again! It’s been a wild ride but also so fun! I hope you are feeling better! You are adorable pregnant! YAY for baby #2!

  32. Congrats! And I applaud you for being so candid about your first pregnancy journey. I had the opposite of you: pregnant with the first in a nanosecond, the second took a long time. Enjoy every minute of your new and (old – ha) baby!

  33. Ahhhh so exciting!! Congratulations- same thing happened to my husband and I- discussing when we should try again and yep already pregnant- my Willow was only 8 months then- but our kids are 3 and 4 now and the very best of friends– wouldn’t have it any other way. You’ll love it! Trust me! Xo

  34. Congratulations! How exciting!
    Don’t worry, it will be very easy. I had my first boy in January and my second boy in November,
    all in the same year. They are now 24 and 25 years old.
    Wishing you a healthy and easy pregnancy.
    You look beautiful!

  35. Congratulations! Such amazing news I’ve followed your blog for years and am so excited for your expanding family. Such a blessing to have babies so close apart. Can’t wait to hear if it’s a boy or girl! You have the cutest family. Congratulations again.

    1. Oh thank you so much Paige!! And thanks for continuing to read my blog, it means a lot :) We’ll find out the gender in a few weeks!

      Xo Rach

  36. Congratulations! I had my first baby girl last August, and just found out I’m pregnant again too! Definitely a surprise and blessing! And, I’m nervous about the age gap as well. ;) Mine will be almost 16 months apart. Yours?

    I loved watching you document your pregnancy with Isla Rose and can’t wait to see you document this pregnancy as well!

    Many Blessings,
    Bekah

  37. Congratulations!!!! You look gorgeous your so inspiring and you have a beautiful family! I love reading your blogs and your posts good luck and God Bless ❤️??✌?️

  38. First of all congratulations! I’m so happy for you and your little family and I know you’ll be the best mom with the best baby sister, hubby and fur brother! I follow your blog and your style is just perfect. I adore your style and those news totally made my day. Somehow I knew it ;)
    I think it’s the best to have siblings near to your age, we are four children 16, 17, 19 and 20 and my parents are so happy about our relationship :)
    Greetings from GER & best wishes

    1. Oh wow, that is really cool! Thanks for sharing :) I think it will be so fun to have them close together!

      Xo Rach

  39. Isn’t God so sneaky sometimes?! When he wants a baby here, he gets them no matter the timing. My little girl was a little over 1 and we found out I was pregnant again. Total shock. I was super nervous too. But He was the sweetest baby and honestly the second baby for some reason sleeps so much better. Maybe it’s because you already expect what is going to happen. But I am so grateful that I had them close.m because now they are older 3 and almost 2 and play together so so well that it is super easy. Love you girl and you will be just fine. Just keep a prayer in your heart always.

  40. Congratulations girl!! I had a feeling when I watched your snap that the surprise was another baby! I’m excited to continue to watch your journey :) so happy for you xo

  41. Congratulations! What a big surprise. I love reading this story. I had a hard time conceiving too. It took my husband and I over two and half years. I was close to giving up. So I changed my prayers and let God be in control. He answered my prayer in two months.

    I had a false negative on the day before my birthday in January. I was so shocked when my test came out positive at the end of January. So, we are probably due really close together. Can’t wait to see your pregnancy style.

    1. Oh how fun, congratulations! Things definitely happen the way they do for a reason. Thanks for reading :)

      Xo Rach

  42. Congratulations with the pregnancy! Just wondering about Florida, was there any “warnings” for pregnant women and the zika virus? I am travelling to Florida in a few months and am a bit worried about the situation getting bigger than it is.

    1. Thank you!! I had heard of it but there weren’t any major warnings. I hope you have fun and travel safe there!

      Xo Rach

      1. Thank you for the reply:) Very much looking forward to the sun and warmth, the western coast of Norway is not spoiled with that kind of weather.

  43. Aww congrats to you and Drew!!! This is such great news! I bet Isla Rose will be the best big sister, she is adorable and has a contagious smile!! :) Hi from Montreal!

  44. Congratulations! What a big surprise. I love reading your story. I had a hard time conceiving too. It took my husband and I over two and half years. I was close to giving up. So I changed my prayers and let God be in control. He answered my prayer within two months. But I didn’t find out until much later. I had a false negative on the day before my birthday in January. I was so shocked when my test came out positive at the end of January. So, we are probably due really close together. Can’t wait to see your pregnancy style. Isla will love her baby sibling.

  45. First, BIG FAT CONGRATULATIONS!!! Second, I just want to thank you for being so honest about your pregnancy journeys. Getting pregnant isn’t as easy as people think and your blog posts sharing your story were inspirational and comforting for me and I went through my journey. So happy for you and can’t wait to keep reading your pregnancy posts! xoxo

    1. Thank you Georgia, that means a lot!! One thing I always want to be is myself and honest. Thanks for following along :)

      Xo Rach

  46. How close in age will they be? My sister and I are 15 months apart and my sister was also a complete surprise because it took my parents over a year and a half to conceive me! haha.

  47. Rach – I’m SO thrilled for you all – this brought me to tears this morning! Thank you for sharing your story, as fertility has been an ongoing topic amongst my friends recently. It’s refreshing to hear such an honest, surprising, and lovely story!

    Love you to the moon!

    XO
    Anastasia

  48. Yay, Congratulations to you and your growing family! Love your blog and keeping up with you guys on Snapchat! Dasher might be my favorite part =) j/k your whole family makes me smile!

    1. Haha we sure love our Dasher boy!! He gets a lot of time on my Snapchat :) Thanks for following along, it means a lot!

      Xo Rach

  49. I am so excited for you!!! Your bump is precious. I have been following you about a year now, as our little girls were born just days apart (my Savannah Grace was born on May 7th). I felt like I was just reading our story! We are expecting baby #2 also, due 15 months after Savannah was born. It was unexpected for us too because it took a while to get pregnant the first time (8 months), so I just didn’t think it would happen this quickly the second time around. Like you, I was still nursing and had ONE period before I became pregnant again. Our “goal” was to start trying around Savannah’s 1st birthday, hoping they would be about 2 years apart. I see it as a huge blessing though that the Lord has chosen us to become parents again so quickly and He obviously knows we can handle it. It’s going to be a crazy ride, but as is life! Hope your morning sickness isn’t as bad this time around. I was very sick with my first, and this time around have had very little sickness (and it’s another girl!!!). Are you finding out?

    1. Oh my gosh, our stories are almost exactly the same!!! Congratulations on another girl :) And happy almost first birthday to your Savannah Grace! I had pretty bad morning sickness (all day sickness) for the first trimester, but it’s much better now. We will find out the gender in a few weeks!

      Xo Rach

  50. I have 3 babies (the first two are ONLY 13 MONTHS APART) and I can tell you they will be the best of friends. It will be hard, keep your support of family and your husband near by those first few months and you’ll be just fine. I had the same thing, one period and then pregnant (it was the week between being done nursing and my first and only period in awhile). You’ll love it. But there will be hard parts and exhaustion will get you, but again, they will be best friends.
    Oh, and get a REALLY good double stroller. Congratulations!

  51. I had a feeling! You look beautiful and give me hope that if I get pregnant someday I might have a slight chance of actually looking pretty and not a hot mess! Isla and her sibling are so lucky to have the opportunities you and your husband are able to give them! You are so beyond blessed!!

  52. Congrats Rachel! So excited for you and your family for baby number 2! Having two close is age is a lot of work, but so worth it. I have twins and there is nothing better than knowing how close they are to one another. Plus now that they are almost 2 they entertain each other, so I get a break!
    Rachael

  53. That news are awesome! Congratulations!!!! I’m very happy for you and your family. I love it to scroll my instgram news and seeing new pictures of you. You are so great! I wish you all the best for your pregnancy.
    XO

  54. Congrats, beautiful mama! My husband and I are expecting our first (I’m 15 weeks), and while I know babies are a handful, I love the idea of having them close together. My brother and I are 18 months apart, and while I know it was no picnic for my mom, she got through those rough years early, and now we are the best of friends (in fact, him and his wife are also expecting their first). We always had someone to play with, and we went through the cycles of baby stuff, baby proofing, sleepless nights, etc. all together, so I am sure it made it easier to move through those stages gracefully. Best wishes on this second one, and can’t wait to hear about your journey along the way (especially as an established mommy…I’ll be taking notes!) ;)

  55. Congrats!!!! I’m so excited for you and your family! I’m 24 weeks pregnant with my first baby (boy)! I’m excited to know you’ll soon be posting cute maternity photos for inspiration! :) What a joy to be able to conceive this time with out the stress or worry of TTC!! It was just meant to be! Congrats again!

    1. Thanks Kaitlyn!! Congrats on your pregnancy! I’ll definitely be posting more bump pictures from now on :)

      Xo Rach

  56. Awww, congratulations!! I’m sure it will be so sweet to see Isla and the new baby grow up together as best of friends! :) I’m 17 weeks along with my first baby and started showing pretty recently, so I am extra excited to gather some of your bump dressing wisdom in the coming months!

  57. AGHHH CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is so crazy and exciting! When people on your insta were guessing what you were up to, I noticed someone said “To take your pregnancy reveal photos!”

    I guessed that the trip may have something to do with your new Rachel Parcell line but in the back of my mind, I was wondering if the other person was actually right. AND THEY WERE!!!

    Also, it’s so cute what you said about rushing to tell Emily! I’m super close with my sister as well so that warmed my heart. Huge congratulations to you, Drew, and the rest of your big happy family <3

    Xx Maya from Maya Unmarketed

  58. What a great surprise Rach!! I’m shocked you hid that delicious bump so well :) You look so stunning pregnant, I’m so happy for you and Drew! Isla Rose and Dasherboy are in for a special treat with the new family member on the way. I hope when I eventually start a family I’ll be as fab a momma, wife, and career woman as you are. So many exciting things coming your way with the new clothing line and now the new babe! Thanks for sharing, I love following you on Insta, snapchat, and here on your blog!

    Sending love your way xx
    Rachael

    1. Haha there wasn’t hiding it much longer… ;) Thanks so much for following and for your support!

      Xo Rach

  59. That’s almost my story!! It took me one year and 1 tour of clomid to get pregnant of my first daughter while I got pregnant super fast when she was 7 months!! Pregnancy and first months will be intense but it totally worth it! And your energies and strenght will grow with them, trust me! ;-)

  60. Congrats, Rachel!!! I am so happy for you guys! Isla is going to be such a great big sister, and I know Dasher boy will be stoked to welcome another babe into the family. I am also pregnant and am about to go on a babymoon to Hawaii. Would you mind sharing where your little white skirt is from? xo, Audrey

    1. Thank you Audrey!! I think Dash and Isla will be the best big siblings! And my skirt is actually a crop top that I wore as a skirt from Roxy as well :)

      Xo Rach

  61. Congratulations I’am happy for you! I love children and there is sow many years that I want one, and nothing, the problem is that we are perfectly healthy. This year I started a natural cure something like clomid hoping that can help me. Bacioni dal Italia

  62. Oh Rachel,
    I’m so happy for you! Congratulations! I hope you will have a wonderful pregnancy!
    Your story is so encouraging for me. It took us 1,5years to get pregnant with our son. He’s 8 months old now, we also want our babies to be close in age and I’m afraid that it will take us so long again.
    We will start trying this cycle und your story makes me optimistic.
    Thank you for sharing and all the best for you, your new baby and your family.
    Anne from Germany

    1. Thanks Anne!! Definitely try to stay optimistic. I believe that everything happens for a reason :)

      Xo Rach

  63. Congrats!! I am pregnant with my 3rd and they will be 3 under 3 so clearly we like them close together :) The older two are best of friends and it’s great. You will love it .I love your skirt! Can you tell me where you got it? Thanks!!

    1. Oh wow, 3 under 3! You can do it :) And my skirt is actually a crop top that I wore as a skirt from Roxy as well.

      Xo Rach

  64. Congrats!!! My sister and I are 15 months apart and I love being so close to my sister! My mom also said it was the best and that she looooved having us so close together! She just talks about how it was nice because after a while we we’re just doing everything together and always had a buddy to play with! Anyway, congrats again and your bump is just the cutest!

  65. WOW! Never guessed this…CONGRATULATIONS Rach! You do an amazing job and I bet you will be great with two. I can’t imagine two. I have a 2 yo and I plan on having the next one soon. It’s a bit scary, but we mothers are strong. All the best with the new addition.

    xoxo
    Stella

  66. How fun! And your baby will have 2 new cousins
    about the same age! Are you due after Jennica? Just found out I am pregnant with #4. We have 3 girls, so maybe we will get a boy this time! Congrats!!i

  67. Congrats. I happened to come across your blog and would like to comment. My two kids are 13 months apart. When I had my second, my first baby was trying to walk. Now they look like a twin. 5 and 4 and they are the best of friends .a girl and a boy. You will be very busy but it so worth it. Good luck.

  68. OMGOSH! So so happy for you! My sister and I are only 17 months apart and one year in school and we love it!!! It was fun to have all my siblings pretty close in age! Hope you’re not feeling as bad this time around with the morning sickness… Again, so happy and excited for you! [: xoxoxo

  69. Yay! I am so incredibly excited for you! That is absolutely wonderful!!! I have a little girl that is two and I am pregnant with a little boy that is due in 4 weeks! I don’t know what i am going to do with 2 either, but I am sure we will both figure it out ha! Being a mom is the best thing ever isn’t it?! I hope you have are feeling great or get feeling better soon. :)

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

    1. Oh my gosh! Congrats on your baby boy – he will be here before you know it! And yes, being a mom is my favorite thing to be. Wishing you all the best!

      Xo Rach

  70. Congratulations! This time last year I was pregnant as well but had the unfortunate event that no one wants when wanting a baby. So hearing and seeing this gives me so much hope that is trying again will be worth it. You are so inspirational and I thank you for that. Have a happy healthy life with your gorgeous family! ♡

    1. What a sweet comment!!! Seriously, thanks for commenting. I’m so sorry for your loss but I know good things are in store for you! Sending good vibes your way :)

      Xo Rach

  71. First of all congratulations! Second, I think it’s truly amazing of you to reply to each one of these messages. I don’t know many bloggers who take the time to do that, and I think it’s very kind of you.

    I have a 7 month old and we are planning our children close together in hopes hey will be best friends.

    Wishing you all the best.

    1. Oh thanks Jenna!! Honestly my readers mean everything to me, so it’s important to me to take the time and let them know that I truly love and appreciate them and their support! And how fun that you are planning to have your children close together. Wishing you all the best too :)

      Xo Rach

  72. Wow! Congrats!! Same thing happened to me!?? It took me a year to get pregnant with my first so the hubs and I weren’t being too careful when we got the surprise that I was pregnant with our 2nd baby girl when our first was not even a year old yet! I too felt overwelmed and not going to lie it was pretty rough at first but then we got into the swing of things for awhile anyway until we found out our youngest has autism. Anyway I’m happy for you and I pray you have a healthy pregnancy and baby.
    Much love,
    Adri

    1. Hi Adri! Wow sounds like our stories are very similar! I’m sure you’re an amazing mother and can handle anything life throws at you :)

      Xo Rach

  73. This was the best surprise! My sister and I are a year and a half apart!
    It’s so fun when you are close in age. I have a permanent best friend!
    Isla will be the best big sister! Congrats?

    – Rachel

  74. You two look beautiful at the beach and congratulations. My son is 8 now and I thought I would have lots by now, but we kept putting it off and now I feel like I waited too long, I think it’s best to have them close like you’re doing. I also got morning sickness all day long, so I hope you feel better this time around. I couldn’t image feeling that way having to take care of a little one.

    1. Thank you Noor!! Ya my first trimester wasn’t much fun, but I’m feeling way better and we couldn’t be more excited!

      Xo Rach

  75. My brother and I are 18 months apart and it’s the best thing! So close and going through school together being one grade apart was the best!

  76. Hey Rach!

    Don’t be too worried about how close in age your two babies will be! My little sis and I are 1 year and 3 days apart and are incredibly close. She was obviously a surprise for my parents but I can’t even imagine my life without her. Congrats!

  77. Congratulations!! Yes, there will be challenges but it will be worth it. I left a message on one of your Instagram post about having another baby because Isla Rose is just to cute. I guess you were already pregnant. May God keep blessing you!!

  78. OMG! Concratulations!<3
    What Great news! I wish you The very best!!!
    How far you are?
    I'm in week 11. And its my first time. And I feel ALLWAYS sick – the hole day. It's very hard, but it's nice to know that I'm not allone!

    Loving Greetings from Germany
    Nicki

    1. Congrats to you Nicki!! I am always SO sick during my first trimester, but then it goes away and I feel 100% better. Hang in there!! I’m almost half way :) Wishing you the best!

      Xo Rach

  79. Congrats Rachel! Love following your blog, Instagram, and snap chat! You’ve really inspired my style over the past few years that I’ve been following you. So excited for you, Drew,and Isla to be welcoming a new little one into your family! We just had our second baby girl 2 months ago and our first was only 17 months when her little sister was born! It’s such an exciting but somewhat terrifying thing to have them come so close to each other! So far the first couple weeks were the worst with the adjustment but now we’re all into a pretty good routine and our oldest just ADORES her little sister! Can’t wait to continue to watch your little family grow! You’re a wonderful mom, and you look amazing for being halfway there already!!

    1. Oh I bet she just adores her!! That is seriously SO cute! Thanks so much for sharing, you give me hope ;) haha

      Xo Rach

  80. I am over the moon excited for you!!! You are so very blessed! I see how close you and Emily are, especially when you called her instead of telling Drew, lol. I am happy that your children with have the same type of bond since they will be so close in age. Congratulations!

  81. I’m so happy for you guys!!! I’ve started to follow you on IG around one year ago and now I’m totally addicted to your blog! Congrats again to you and Drew! xxxxxx

  82. Congrats!Have a great pregnancy,enjoy…and don-t think now about the rest.U will know how to manage all in the wright time.i-m glad to see such a beautiful family!

  83. Congratulations to both of U Rach…and to the lovely Isla Rose…wow..its a GREAT surprise…
    You look gorgeous!

    xoxo, Lots of luv and kisses
    Neha

  84. Exciting news!!! Congrats … my baby is 17 months now and im also pregnant almost 17 weeks in so i too an excited and scared at the same time … i feel like wer due around the same time so cant wait to have my autumn baby and share journies with someone from the other part of the world!

  85. Congratulations! I’ve been wondering but you threw us all off track nicely when you announced your clothing line! I also just wanted to congratulate you on the way you handle sponsored /partnered posts. You’re one of the very few bloggers I follow who actually write a really interesting post alongside the sponsored content and I enjoy reading it. Some people become too much about the advertising and I get that you need to be paid, but you’ve hit the perfect balance and I love checking out what you’ve got to say! Looking forward to following your pregnancy!

  86. Congratulations! I just brought home my first baby yesterday. It’s the most amazing experience in the world. In my case, due to a medical diagnosis, this will be my only baby (it took nearly five years, four failed rounds of IUI and then IVF with PGD testing before we were finally able to conceive), so you’re very blessed that you get to experience it again. Best wishes to you and your lovely family.

    1. Oh how amazing for you!! I remember when we brought home Isla we were so excited and so scared! haha enjoy every second with that precious baby!

      Xo Rach

  87. Congratulations! I just want to share with you how much I appreciate you writing that it took awhile to get pregnant with Isla… I’m 26 and have only been trying for six months, but it’s been the longest six months of my life, and its been really emotionally taxing. I’m starting my second round of Clomid in a couple weeks, and it was comforting reading that someone I see as having a picture-perfect life also had to take Clomid. It helped boost my morale a little yesterday when I read your blog post, so thank you for your honesty, and congratulations to you and your beautiful family!

    1. Thanks Janie!! I’m happy to hear that you appreciated the post. I always want to be super honest with my readers. :)

      Xo Rach

  88. Congratulations!!!! I am so excited for you and your family. I just love your blog and your Instagram. You have such Exquisite style and are such an elegant young lady. And Isla Rose, such a cutie. She always makes me smile.

  89. okayyyyyyyyyyyy i’m really happy for you, but i am hella jealous that you looked that good through italy and beyond! i can’t wait to see this new baby. isla is going to be such a sweet big sister. xo

  90. First off, congrats on your 2nd little blessing! I know the feeling as I have 2 nuggets that are 15months apart. I got the same advice from parents who have children close in age: it’s going to be challenging for the first 15 months, but after that it is amazing! They’re laughing & playing with one another & are literally the best of friends. Going from 1 baby to 2 is more challenging than it initially appears because you won’t be able to tag team anymore so definitely have plenty of support (which I believe you do!) and it will be less stressful during that period. God bless you & your growing family!

    1. Thank you so much for the advice!! I really appreciate it and need all the advice I can get about having two kids close in age :) haha so thanks for sharing! I bet you’re an amazing mother.

      Xo Rach

  91. So happy to hear your news! I knew it was a pregnancy announcement when I saw it in my Google feed. So so happy for you and Drew. I hope the nausea stays at bay this time around. :-)

    1. Thank you Quicha!!! The nausea was pretty bad during my first trimester but thankfully it’s gone now!

      Xo Rach

  92. Congrats! I’ve been following your blog for a while now because I love your style! But this news is amazing! I have 2 that are 11 months apart, my daughter will turn four this month and my son turned 3 last month! It was the best thing that could’ve happened although my son was a surprise too. Now my they’re best friends and it so much fun! :)

    1. Oh wow, 11 months?! That would be so fun!!! Thanks so much, we are really excited and I hope this baby and Isla will be the best of friends too :)

      Xo Rach

  93. My first comment ever on your blog — I’ve been a silent fan for years — but a baby is reason to say congratulations!

  94. YAY!!! I’m so happy for you and your family!! I have been reading your blog(following your instagram) for a while now and your outfits are so inspiring. Isla is the cutest little baby and I can’t wait to see what baby #2 looks like. Sage:)

  95. Hello. Please folllow me. My instagram is
    @pucherokids. I have a beautiful design
    for your baby girl. Regards. LM

  96. Hi Rachel,

    I’ve been following your blog & IG for a while now, and I have to tell you that you just have the most wonderful family!! Your home and style is so classy I am beyond excited to snag some pieces from your line. Love that you decided to do your own thing! I am so excited for you and your growing family and hope to find my man one day so I can follow suit :-) Congratulations!!

  97. Congratulations! I just wanted to let you know what an amazing blessing it is to have your children so close in age. My girls are 11 months apart and are now 10 and 11 and are the best of friends. The first couple of years are challenging, but with the love and support from your family, it will be a beautiful thing! Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest! Also savor these moments with Isla!
    Again, congratulations on your growing family!

  98. Congrats! I had no idea you were pregnant! I thought when you posted the picture on set that you were modeling with a fake bump to show some maternity clothes you designed! Super observant over here. It wasn’t until today that I saw your post about your growing belly that I realized you were actually pregnant! Again, so happy for you, best of luck to your growing family and new clothing line! Excited to see what you create and all you accomplish this next year.

  99. I just bought the swim top! Thank u! =) may I ask where u got the short bottoms?
    I didn’t see them on the roxy website

  100. Congrats on your new babe! I have adored your blog for years and have enjoyed watching your family grow. Could you tell me where the swim skirt came from? I didn’t see it linked. Thanks so much!
    Kirbey

  101. I saw your Instagram and immediately had to find this post! Super congrats to you!!! I just had my second son and my boys are only 17 months apart. I also only had one period before getting pregnant and I did not expect it would happen so quickly! I am very glad they are close in age though. Id like to have more kids and I’m not getting any younger. ;) so far it is going well because I think you’ll just be more confident with the second baby. But I did not expect that at 17 months my son wouldn’t be walking independently yet, so that’s a bit of a struggle! Good luck to you and congrats again!!

    1. Oh really?! That is so exciting!! Thanks for commenting and sharing :) I’m glad you did! Best of luck to your little family!

      Xo Rach

  102. This is exactly what happened to me! I’ve been searching for other stories to relate to and remembered you had yours very close together. Mine will be 15 months apart and I’m freaking out because I work full time and don’t know how we’ll manage but know it will be worth it. Definitely a huge shock but total blessing! Any advice to share would be so greatly appreciated!!