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What I'm Bearing: A Baby!

Today I wanted to share some exciting personal news with all of you: I'm having a baby!! The punny title of this post was my husband's idea (thanks, love). "Excited" doesn't really even begin to sum up how I feel. This is a dream come true for me and my husband and we're over the moon to be on this new journey in life together, growing our family and sharing with loved ones. We are truly, truly blessed. I'm due in June and we are waiting to find out the gender. The photos here were actually taken back in December which is why my bump is so tiny but I will share more pictures soon. If I start tweeting about my love for H&M maternity jeans or how much I miss sushi, now you'll know why! xoBB

{What I'm actually wearing: Wrap dress from the Penny Chic by Shauna Miller collection, coming soon to for just $20!!}

Photos courtesy of Shauna Miller
Congratulations! I hope you will have time to keep up your very informative column. Love the Baxter will have somebody to play with him!
#1 margot (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 12:50 (Reply)
Congrats Dianna!! You look so cute with your little bump, loving the Penny Chic dress :-)

xo Tracy
#2 Tracy (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 12:52 (Reply)
CONGRATULATIONS, BB! You look great! It's gonna be a wonderful experience but for now, enjoy your sleep! :-)
#3 In-Between Sizes (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 12:53 (Reply)
Congratulations! You look fantastic!! Wishing you a smooth and easy pregnancy!
#4 Sarah T on 2013-02-06 12:54 (Reply)
You look amazing! A million congratulations!
#5 Meghan (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 12:56 (Reply)
Congrats! What an awesome, stylish baby you will have!

You should definitely check out Forever 21's super cute maternity line:
#6 Samantha on 2013-02-06 12:56 (Reply)
You will be a wonderful, caring, wise and not to mention stylish mother! My heartfelt congrats to you and Mr. BB!

Good luck and cheers to a healthy baby!
#7 Roxanne on 2013-02-06 12:57 (Reply)
CONGRATULATIONS!!! And you look absolutely stunning! Be sure to stay in shape while preggo and ignore the folks that tell you to eat for two!!! ;-)
#8 The Fashionable Housewife (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 12:58 (Reply)
Congratulations! I'm due May 8, so you're just a bit behind me! I'm sure you're getting lots of tips from family and friends, but I have to concur on the H&M maternity pants. Best. Find. Ever!
#9 Jessica on 2013-02-06 12:59 (Reply)
omg congrats!!

check out my new line Rich Addictions!
#10 liz (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 13:08 (Reply)
Hooray! Congrats!
#11 Stephanie on 2013-02-06 13:10 (Reply)
How exciting! Congrats to you & your husband!
#12 Erica (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 13:14 (Reply)
Awww congratulations!
#13 Heather, Clearance Couture (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 13:20 (Reply)
Awwwww congrats!!! I can't wait to see what maternity posts you will feature as I'm due in July!!
#14 Ann on 2013-02-06 13:24 (Reply)
Omg!! Congrats!!! So happy for u and ur happy. So honored to be part of this joirney as ur faithful reader. Thanks for letting us know. This is exciting!!!
#15 salmeen on 2013-02-06 13:30 (Reply)
Congratulations to you and your husband! Best of luck!
#16 Anne on 2013-02-06 13:35 (Reply)
Congratulations! You look stunning! I look forward to seeing more maternity styles from you over the coming months.
#17 Elizabeth on 2013-02-06 13:42 (Reply)
Oh my goodness - so excited for you!! You look fabulous! Hope your pregnancy is an easy one :-) Congrats!
#18 Kimberly (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 13:43 (Reply)
Congrats! I'm soooo happy for you!


#19 Vicky (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 13:47 (Reply)
i am beyond excited for you! and excited for me to have a bump buddy to share in the maternity fun! congratulations, you deserve all the amazing things coming your way!
#20 jennifer {} (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 13:51 (Reply)
Hooray! Oh I am so thrilled for you and your husband! You look fabulous and so happy! Yay!!! :-)
#21 Alison (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 14:31 (Reply)
You couldn't look any more beautiful!
#22 Kristin (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 14:35 (Reply)
Congratulations!! You look amazing! :-D
#23 Geraldyne on 2013-02-06 14:50 (Reply)
Congratulations!! Pregnancy looks lovely on you! One of your best outfits ;-)
#24 Celina on 2013-02-06 14:55 (Reply)
Congratulations! You look awesome! :-)
#25 Teresa on 2013-02-06 15:03 (Reply)
Congrats! Enjoy every minute of it all. Can't wait to see all the cute baby outfits you get for the baby! :-)
#26 Gwen on 2013-02-06 15:21 (Reply)
Aww!! Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!!!
#27 Xenovia on 2013-02-06 16:15 (Reply)
Oh girl! BB, I am so stoked for you and Mr. BB. You have created such a killer blog and community and you are so kind to share this fun stuff with us. I hope you have a great time full of new fashion challenges and ideas!
#28 Allison on 2013-02-06 16:32 (Reply)
super congrats! love your site and instagram! Looking forward to seeing cute and budget friendly baby gear ;-)
#29 bianca on 2013-02-06 16:39 (Reply)
Congratulations!! You look amazing in these pictures!!

#30 Stacey (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 16:44 (Reply)
Aww congratulations BB!! You look amazing and I'm so happy for you!!
#31 Sophia on 2013-02-06 16:56 (Reply)
#32 Alicia on 2013-02-06 17:03 (Reply)
Congratulations! :-)
#33 Justyna (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 17:20 (Reply)
Dianna, congratulations, and thank you for sharing this amazing news. I am so happy for you. You look stunning and glowing already. Much love from Dallas xoxoxox :-)
#34 Berty Morales (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 17:28 (Reply)
congratulations, you look amazing!
#35 Michel on 2013-02-06 17:42 (Reply)
Congrats! You look lovely. I am a long time reader, albeit a lurker, and am very happy and excited for you.
#36 Anna (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 19:24 (Reply)
Omg, congratulations!!!
#37 Nicole on 2013-02-06 20:45 (Reply)
Congrats! Thank you for sharing!
#38 Sarah O (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 20:59 (Reply)
You look beautiful!!! Congratulations!!! I've been reading your blog for years, I feel like I know you personally and I'm very happy for you and your husband :-)
#39 Claudia on 2013-02-06 21:09 (Reply)
Yay! So excited for you!
#40 Kerri K. on 2013-02-06 21:36 (Reply)
Congratulations! Such an exciting time for both of you. I hope you have a great pregnancy and a healthy little one :-)
#41 Lauren (Homepage) on 2013-02-06 21:48 (Reply)
Congrats!!!! I am so happy for you and your husband!
#42 Cynthia on 2013-02-06 22:09 (Reply)
Congrats! So happy and excited for you! :-) Can't wait to hear more about your bundle of joy and your journey of your pregnancy.
#43 Katie (Homepage) on 2013-02-07 01:57 (Reply)
Congratulations!!! You look fantastic!! Hope you have an easy and healthy pregnancy :-)
#44 Laurie on 2013-02-07 07:52 (Reply)
Congrats! I second H&M maternity jeans---I practically lived in them in the last trimester, and they looked so cute!
#45 donna on 2013-02-07 09:25 (Reply)
Congrats! You are absolutely glowing!
#46 Lisa on 2013-02-07 10:05 (Reply)
Congratulations BB!
#47 Tahrer on 2013-02-07 10:15 (Reply)
Congratulations, and best of luck!
#48 Food Wine Fashion (Homepage) on 2013-02-07 10:54 (Reply)
Congrats! So happy for you both!!
#49 Elizabeth on 2013-02-07 11:06 (Reply)
Congrats to you and yours!
#50 Allison W. on 2013-02-07 12:02 (Reply)
Congratulations isn't almost strong enough. I'm a new mom of a six week old. My pregnancy was awesome, and I'm wishing you one, too.

Line up help NOW! Don't wait until baby is here. You're going to have round-the-clock feedings, diapering, etc. You'll need help cleaning, cooking, even holding the baby in between feedings. Enjoy your rest now and be prepared to for when baby comes since that's when the real work begins.

They're a joy and you'll fall madly in love with your baby.
#51 RecentNewMom on 2013-02-07 12:10 (Reply)
Congratulations! And I'm loving those silver-tipped black pumps. :-)
#52 Fiona (Homepage) on 2013-02-07 16:55 (Reply)
Yay! I'm due in July! This is so perfect! I love your blog and now am even more excited about your maternity wear tips! Happy for you!
#53 Alicia V on 2013-02-07 17:36 (Reply)
Congratulations, Dianna! Enjoy every minute of this special time. I can't wait to see what kind of fantastic maternity finds you discover.
#54 Teal (Homepage) on 2013-02-07 18:06 (Reply)
I just saw this! How wonderful for you and your husband! A first baby is both joyous and terrifying. Congratulations and sending lots of positive vibes. As the mother of nearly grown sons, my advice is simple:
1. Have fun and don't worry about what works for other people. Your baby, your life, your rules!
2. Take nine million pictures, especially in the first year. They grow up exponentially quickly!
3. Sleep when the baby sleeps...forget laundry and even showering....sleep!!!
#55 Lisa M. Kramp on 2013-02-07 22:14 (Reply)
Congratulations!!! I look forward to budget maternity fashion posts! :-D
#56 sarahsosa on 2013-02-08 12:15 (Reply)
Congrats, D! Feel free to reach out if you have any Qs on blogging with a baby. Cup of Jo's work/life series was very helpful to me:
#57 Kat (Homepage) on 2013-02-08 14:23 (Reply)
Congratulations! And those shoes are fabulous :-)

#58 Alyssa (Homepage) on 2013-02-08 14:33 (Reply)
I'm due Mid we're kind of on the same track ;-)
Wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy!!
#59 Martha (Homepage) on 2013-02-08 20:31 (Reply)
You look gorgeous and happy! Congratulations.
#60 Kay on 2013-02-08 21:50 (Reply)
Congrats! You look radiantly beautiful! The Cox Castle wishes you, Cameron and Baxter much love. xoxo
#61 angie (Homepage) on 2013-02-09 17:23 (Reply)
#62 Deirdre on 2013-02-10 14:21 (Reply)
#63 ReturnofTheMac (Homepage) on 2013-02-11 22:09 (Reply)
I know my comment comes a bit late, but I still wanted to stop by and wish you all the best! Congratulations! Xoxo
#64 AndreaC on 2013-02-15 18:29 (Reply)
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