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Good Things Are Going to Happen
On May 3rd, right in the middle of our kitchen remodel, and at the exact point when the house most resembled a building site, this happened:

positive pregnancy test

I PEED ON A STICK AND THEN I TOOK A PHOTO OF IT AND PUT IT ON THE INTERNET, OH GOD, WHO EVEN AM I?!

Now, although this wasn’t entirely unexpected (I mean, I DO know how these things work, obviously. Also, I had a feeling. Yes.), finding out you’re pregnant after an ectopic pregnancy, or miscarriage – or, in my case, both – is a very different thing from just finding out you’re pregnant in “normal” circumstances, and, because of my relatively high risk of having another ectopic, plus my overly-generous dose of health anxiety, what should technically have been a really happy and exciting time, was actually pretty scary and stressful all round – and I’m not just taking about all the vomiting, either.

Happily, though, four ultrasounds, multiple blood tests and a whole lot of nausea (OMG you guys, the NAUSEA. PRAY FOR ME.) later, I’m very, very relieved to say that I’m now safely past the 12 week mark, and headed for the second trimester – and since the opening of this post pretty much set the tone for over-sharing, and I’m guessing some of you are probably thinking, “The pee stick is all well and good, but it would be great to see a photo of Amber’s uterus round about now,” here you go, your wish has been granted:

12 week scan - pregnancy announcement

(There is just one baby, not four. I did have a couple of very panicked days where my HGC was so high we thought it might be twins, and that I’d have to give up my dressing room or something equally horrendous, but nope, just the one in there!)

So! Needless to say, I have a lot to tell you all (Like a LOT-lot. Seriously, brace yourselves, folks…), and keeping this secret has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done (Well, other than that time I got stuck inside a top in the ZARA changing room, and thought I was going to have to go out into the store with both arms pinned above my head, and my face covered in fabric. That was also pretty tough, really.), but for now I just wanted to let you all in on the “secret” and explain why I’ve been a bit MIA lately, both here and on Instagram, etc.

Now, here’s to the next 6 months!

[Dress: Boden // Canvas: Photowall]

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203 Comments
  • Tracey
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations!!

  • Tracey
    June 26, 2017

    Oh how very exciting! Congratulations to you both, Amber and Terry.

  • Nicola Haliday
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations!!!

  • Cindy Robb
    June 26, 2017

    Wonderful news – HUGE congratualtions : )

  • Monika Gombocz
    June 26, 2017
  • Alicja
    June 26, 2017

    Idk how, but I had a feeling, that it’s going to happen soon :D:D:D
    All the best Amber & Terry! You’re going to be Amazing-amazing parents!
    (your hair looks different too ;))

  • Lena Duffin
    June 26, 2017

    OMG Amber I’m so happy for you and Terry!!!!

  • Luana Leghissa
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations!

  • Daisy Van Lissum
    June 26, 2017

    OMG, congratulations to both of you!!

  • Oh Amber this is wonderful news! And I promise, no parenting advice unless you specifically ask for it! xxx

  • Gemma Cartwright
    June 26, 2017

    Oh my goodness! Huge congrats to you both. Wonderful news xx

  • Caroline Skydemore
    June 26, 2017

    I can not tell you how happy this has made me for you both. Been quietly following your journey and praying for you guys – this post brought a tear to my eye! Congratulations – you two will make one beautiful baby!!”cx

    • Caroline Skydemore
      June 26, 2017

      Sorry for typos – typing with left hand while feeding baby! 😉

  • Rosie
    June 26, 2017

    Big congratulations Amber and Terry!!! After all that happened last year I am so incredibly happy for you! Wishing you all the best!!!

  • Frida Bifolchetti
    June 26, 2017

    I’m so happy for you, congratulations!

  • Marina Che
    June 26, 2017

    I’m so happy to hear that!
    Wish you happy, healthy and easy pregnancy!!!

  • Corinne
    June 26, 2017

    Congrats! Very happy to hear your good news xx

  • Francesca Bethell
    June 26, 2017

    What fantastic news on a Monday morning!!!

  • PoppyD
    June 26, 2017

    Yeyyyyyy! So very pleased for you both! This has totally made my day xxx

  • Chiarina
    June 26, 2017

    Heartfelt Congratulations… I am really excited for you, a lot more than I can express in a comment box. I will be thinking about you A LOT. The nausea… I know, right? But I have to say I am looking forward to belly outfit posts…. ;-P

  • Sian Meades
    June 26, 2017

    This is so exciting! xx

  • Claire
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! Long time reader, infrequent commenter but I’m over the moon for you both

  • Stacy
    June 26, 2017

    Awesome news! Congratulations both! 🙂

  • Leah
    June 26, 2017

    Eeek! I was only thinking of this the other day! Congratulations on having such a photogenic baby and uterus 😂
    Good things are happening!!

  • Laura
    June 26, 2017

    OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING!!! Sorry for the all caps but seriously SO AWESOME! I’m so happy for you, a random internet stranger, that it might be borderline weird? But I had my own tiny miracle two months ago and this has been and will be the greatest adventure of my life. Also I have read your blog since before your wedding and so am emotionally invested (seriously, stopping with the weirdness now). So huuuuge congratiolations to you and Terry and your families and hoping for a relatively easy pregnancy (the nausea should stop soon now)!

  • Denise Chatham
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! What wonderful news!

  • Katie
    June 26, 2017

    Yay! Huge congratulations to you both. I literally smiled so hard throughout reading all of this post! Also, I’ve been there after multiple pregnancy losses so can fully appreciate the anxiety you may feel. Take it a day at a time and my favourite motto for pregnancy after loss is that you can be scared and brave at the same time. And I have twins so yeah, totally get that comment too 😉 I look forward to your updates, (sipping ginger beer or nibbling on ginger nuts will help with the nausea) and thank you for sharing your beautiful news with us x

    • Amber
      June 26, 2017

      I really hate the taste of ginger unfortunately, so that one didn’t work for me, although I did give it a go back at the very start – trust me to be the one person who can’t eat the thing everyone says will help!

  • Alison Moore
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations

  • Francesca Petrizzo
    June 26, 2017

    I am so unbelievably happy for you. You guys deserve it. Xx

  • Sandra
    June 26, 2017

    Oh, what amazing news! I’m so so happy for you two! I wish you all the best and a wonderful time!

    Best wishes and lots of love,
    Sandra <3

  • Brónagh Sargeant
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations!

  • Louise
    June 26, 2017

    What wonderful news! Congratulations to you both!

  • Jasmine Gould
    June 26, 2017

    How incredibly exciting for you, such lovely news! Huge congrats and best luck, lovely people X

  • Kim Grayson
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations to you both xx

  • Laura Steel
    June 26, 2017

    This is such lovely news! Congratulations, I’m so happy for you!

  • Lisa-Marie Ferla
    June 26, 2017

    OH MY GOD AMBER CONGRATULATIONS!!! So happy for you both xx

  • Aanna Mulligan-Freeman
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations- best news ever for you and ur family

  • Alison
    June 26, 2017

    Delighted for you both! I can really recommend gentle birthing (hypnobirthing) to help with anxiety through pregnancy and birth. I’m seriously the last person who would have bought into this kind of thing but I gave it and go and found it actually helped. If you want to give it a go I can share my MP3s with you via Dropbox. Best of luck with everything. 😊

  • Amber Desadier
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations. I know it’s been rough dealing with the miscarriage and the ectopic pregnancy. This is awesome for you both. We had our baby boy last year in October. If you name him Oliver, you and I might be too alike for comfort. Haha. But if it’s a girl Oleander Grace was our choice and 10 out of 10 would recommend.

    (Just a note: I don’t actually care if it’s a boy and you name him Oliver:))

    So happy for you.

  • Jo Baines
    June 26, 2017

    Oh congratulations!!! I really hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly – so so happy for you

  • Jacqui Hogg
    June 26, 2017

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations ❤️ x

  • Lea Stewart
    June 26, 2017

    So excited for you congratulations and welcome to the Pram Gang . Great news you will both make wonderful parents. Xxxxxx

  • Selena Scott
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations xxx

  • Michelle
    June 26, 2017

    SO many congratulations Amber! Sending you loads and loads of luck for the next part of the journey.
    M x

  • Katalin Szilas
    June 26, 2017

    Amber, I cannot begin to say how happy I am for you! I read all your previous posts on the topic (and just about everything you wrote for years in your blogs, obviously) and I was often wondering how you were feeling after all you’ve been through and hoping that you found a way to deal with it all. I am so happy you did!
    I laughed (hard) and cried (a bit) when I was reading the announcement, please never stop (over)sharing the way you always do – I just love your style (both in dressing up and in writing).
    I wish you all the best and I am really looking forward to read EVERYTHING you might want to share!

  • Sophie
    June 26, 2017

    Ahhh this is such lovely news! Congratulations to you both, how exciting!

  • Vickie
    June 26, 2017

    I’m so pleased for you! And as a fellow health anxiety sufferer currently trying to let the desire for a baby overcome the anxiety of basically allowing my body to completely change in unknown ways for nine (+!) months, plus give myself another human to worry about, and I am so fucking proud of you 🙂 (Also, Amber is top of my list of girl baby names…)
    xxx

    • Amber
      June 26, 2017

      I am so glad someone else out there understands the anxiety of it – I feel like such a freak sometimes when I try to explain how I feel!

  • Myra
    June 26, 2017

    It’s a little person on his/her first (or fourth) photo shoot. Filled with love and joy for the three of you xxx

    • May
      June 26, 2017

      I literally gasped and got teary eyed when I read this. Congratulations to both of you! It’s going to be a very stressful time, but I’m sure it will all be worth it. Sending you tons of love and support <3

  • Silke
    June 26, 2017

    Dear Amber, I’m so happy for you and Terry! I was in tears reading your post about your miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, no one deserves to go through that. I’m so happy for the both of you that you got another chance and that this time everything is allright! Congratulations! I can’t wait for the updates and the OOTDs with a baby bump! 😊

  • Kat
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations – I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am for you both!

  • Lauren Noble
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations Amber!

  • Roisin Muldoon
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations to you both! What lovely news to hear. I hope the next six months are as stress-free as possible xx

  • Colene Woolcott
    June 26, 2017

    Wonderful news! X

  • Oana Fosh
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations !!!

  • Alison S
    June 26, 2017

    I am SO happy for you both. Amazing news xxxxx

  • Helen Nancy Molloy Baker
    June 26, 2017

    Wonderful wonderful news xxx

  • JohannaM
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and with you a smooth pregnancy, easy birth and a healthy baby!

  • Kat Janiga
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations to you both! I can’t even begin describing how happy I am for you!

  • Jennifer Langridge
    June 26, 2017

    This is so awesome to read! Happy news in the news feed is best!

  • Monica
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations to you both! 😀 👶🏻 (And btw I can totally relate to that situation in Zara! 😬)

  • Deirdre Mclaughlin
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations what wonderful news xx

  • Elisabeth
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Wish you all the best for the next months. And now I am back to waiting for my baby, who was due four days ago.

  • Sian
    June 26, 2017

    Aaah Amber, congratulations!! I’m so happy for you, especially after everything you’ve been through recently! Though I’ve never been pregnant, for the nausea I can recommend peppermint tea if you like it? I’ve got a massive phobia of feeling and being sick so I’ve tried a billion things to keep it at bay and peppermint tea is one of the only things that helps usually.
    I can’t wait to hear more updates from you 🙂
    xx

    • Amber
      June 26, 2017

      I think I’ve tried everything, unfortunately – luckily it’s starting to ease off a bit now, so fingers crossed that continues!

  • Natasha Hovey
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! So happy for you both

  • Mari Lou
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations !!!!!! Super news…

  • Elizabeth @ Rosalilium
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations lovely lady! And good luck for the next 6 months. I hope you are blessed with as easy a pregnancy as possible.
    x.x.x

  • What Lou Wore 365
    June 26, 2017

    OMG as soon as this popped up on my Bloglovin I got goosebumps, I just knew it before even clicking through. How wonderful for you both and very best wishes for a happy, healthy pregnancy x

  • Sarah
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations to the both of you! How exciting xx

  • Ghalia
    June 26, 2017

    Oh, Amber! I really am so delighted for you and Terry! It feels a bit weird saying this from across the internet – I appreciate I am a total stranger, and it’s more than a little weird to be so happy about the news, but I’ve been a long time fan, and have read every word you wrote for the past 7 years. And after all that you went through over the past few months, I really just always hoped for the best for you, whatever that may have meant for you and your family. Knowing that you’ve worked through your challenges and have come out stronger the other side is such a powerful lesson for other people to learn.

    Wishing you and your family all the best in the coming months 🙂

  • Congratulations!

  • Jayne Apperley
    June 26, 2017

    Huge congratulations! What wonderful news x Xxx

  • Marty Drury
    June 26, 2017

    I am very happy for you. I wasn’t sure what to write as I suffer from anxiety issues too and I know big life events can often feel scary and or overwhelming. I wish you and your family all the happiness, love and support it is possible to have.

    Congratulations.

  • Call me M
    June 26, 2017

    These are amazing news! Congratulations to you both! I’m so happy for you! 🙂

  • Nahid Hanif
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations Amber to the both of you – such exciting news

  • The Other Emma
    June 26, 2017

    So so happy for you both xxx

  • Jenny
    June 26, 2017

    Big congratulations! Such exciting news for you. Wishing you the best of luck and I hope you start feeling better soon! x

    LuxeStyle

  • Camilla Chafer
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! Fabulous news and I can’t wait to see how stylishly dressed it is xx

  • Arlene Carnduff
    June 26, 2017

    So delighted to read this. Congratulations to you both xxxxx

  • Bry Jaimea
    June 26, 2017

    Hooray! Congratulation!!! I cannot wait to see the cute little outfits you chose for your wee little munchkin! I cannot wait to see the renovations for the nursery! Again congratulations xx

  • Mary Kierse Dallas
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations!

  • Colleen
    June 26, 2017

    Wonderful news! Congratulations! It will be even more fun to follow your blog and see where this new adventure takes you!

  • Melanie
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations to you and Terry, Amber!! What wonderful news for you both, I’m thrilled for you. You’ll make wonderful parents and I’m sure you’ll have an exceptionally well-dressed (and beautiful) baby!

  • Roisin Elizabeth Keats
    June 26, 2017

    Oh I’m so happy for you! Congratulations!!!

  • Annabelle
    June 26, 2017

    That is a fabulous piece of news Amber!!! Congratulations to you and Terry. I wish you the best for this pregnancy and the coming years with the little wonder.

  • Flagless
    June 26, 2017

    Congrats 🙂

  • R
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! I am the result of a healthy normal pregnancy following two ectopics. Wishing you a boring next 5-6 months!

  • Suz Tam
    June 26, 2017

    This has genuinely made my day. I’m absolutely thrilled for you both xxx

  • Fiona Kelly
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations this is wonderful news xx

  • Porcelina
    June 26, 2017

    Waaaaaaa! Congratulations lovely! This news has made my day, I look forward to hearing more. Take care in the meantime xx

  • Mel Mc
    June 26, 2017

    So super excited for you and Terry!

  • Audrey Begley
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations both this is great news xx

  • Maria
    June 26, 2017

    This is amazing new! I know it may sound awkward, but I’m actually very happy for you both, I’ve been following the blog for years and it’s such beautiful news! Congratulations and good luck!

  • Emma Ward
    June 26, 2017

    Oh congratulations! So pleased to read this.

  • Maria
    June 26, 2017

    Bloody WHOOP WHOOP !!! what a lucky baby that is with you guys as parents !!

  • Wendy
    June 26, 2017

    How absolutely fantastic. I’m delighted for you both xx

  • Emily
    June 26, 2017

    Awesome awesome news!! Huge congratulations, lovely lady (and Terry!) x

  • Leona Blair
    June 26, 2017

    Wow! Congratulations!!! Happy news.

  • Cathie
    June 26, 2017

    So glad for you both, it’s wonderful news. All the very best.

  • Gillian Crawshaw
    June 26, 2017

    Oh my goodness! So unbelievably happy for you! Wonderful news. Can’t wait for the outfit posts xxx

  • Julie Dyet
    June 26, 2017

    Huge congratulations to you both xxx

  • Nicci
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you both!

  • Sara Mawyer
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations!!!!!!!

  • Liz Tea Bee
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! I gasped out loud when I saw your instagram post. My mum is very amused that I’m so excited for someone I don’t know.
    I’m reading this nursing my 8 week old and I promise, the nausea is worth it. I was so sick with both of my pregnancies. It’s hard to describe how miserable it is to feel nauseous all the time!

  • dubliner in deutschland
    June 26, 2017

    oh my goodness! That is such exciting news! I know how anxious you must have been. Delighted you have made it to the second trimester now, yay!!

  • Congratulations!!! I am so happy for both you & Terry, wish you all the best.

  • Nina
    June 26, 2017

    A few bloggers that I follow get pregnant over the past 1-2 years, but I thing I have never been so happy for some of the other bloggers pregnancies. And I don’t know why, but…
    Congratulations! Wish you all best!
    Wish you the most boring and normal pregnancy in the history of human kind, with no more complications!

  • A Wild Tea Party
    June 26, 2017

    Congrats Amber! That is wonderful news! I’d also like to say you have a unique way of always making me out loud laugh when I read your posts and was picturing you in Zara. I’ve been there, stuck in a broken zippered dress in a change room in Stockholm, omg the worst! Thanks for sharing all the good, bad, embarrassing and funny and good luck for the next few months X

  • Merry Coleman
    June 26, 2017

    This totally made my Monday! Praying for you and a healthy baby!

  • Amelia Vargo
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations to you both. ❤

  • CiCi Marie
    June 26, 2017

    Crikey I had to scroll a long while to write my CONGRATULATIONS!!! It’s because we’re all so very happy for you, not least after all you’ve been through lately. I did wonder if you’d gone quiet for this reason, and I’m so happy this was it! As someone above says, wishing you the most boring and normal pregnancy ever 😀 x

  • Lena Emily Howard
    June 26, 2017

    Congrats

  • Geo Bag
    June 26, 2017

    Aye, it’s a braw feeling, init? 😍 😍 😍

  • Stephanie
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you!!

  • Kate Monson Hoops
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations!!!!

  • Moni
    June 26, 2017

    Oh Amber, I’m SO happy for you! (Both of you!) I’m so glad it all turned out well so far.
    Here’s to a wonderful, eventless further pregnancy and a happy healthy baby! *careful hug*

  • Erika
    June 26, 2017

    How exciting!! So happy for you and Terry. A very big congratulations!!

  • Moni
    June 26, 2017

    … oh, and of course I’m looking forward to seeing you in the most stylish maternity wear in history. 😉
    Do not disappoint us! 😛

  • Diane Shipley
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations, I’m so happy for you! xxxo

  • Chiara
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations Amber and Terry!! ❤

  • Mana
    June 26, 2017

    IM AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! So happy I shouted “omg Amber’s Pregnant” as soon as I opened this, and my husband said “I’m very happy for her, that’s the lady with the shoes right?”

    Nothing helped my morning sickness except trying to sleep past when it was worst. But it did completely disappear halfway through the 2nd trimester.

    I have health anxiety and I drove my doctors crazy but I made it through with my little bug perfectly fine. He’s now the healthiest 11 year old boy I’ve ever met.

    I’m so happy for you and I can’t wait to read about every single over-share, every movement, every everything.

  • Ingrid Farquhar
    June 26, 2017

    Yoooo!!!

  • Hilary Mackay Morrison
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations, Amber and Terry. All the best x

  • Nickolina Jacoby
    June 26, 2017

    This is excellent news! My heart had been hurting for you when you were going through the other time. I will be praying for you all as you go through the next year. Lots of things ahead for everybody and they all have value.

  • Barbara West
    June 26, 2017

    Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations to you and Terry! 🌹

  • Elaine
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations to you both! Delighted to read this good news. Very best wishes from a regular reader.

  • Brenda
    June 26, 2017

    Hooray Hooray Hooray!!! So exciting! Congratulations to you and Terry, you will be wonderful parents!!!

  • Marilyn
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations to you both, wonderful news! Lovely photos, too, of all of you xx

  • JoAnn Moran
    June 26, 2017

    I am so happy for you and Terry, after all the pain and loss, that you have such wonderful news. Becoming a mom might even help with some of your health anxiety. I was nauseous through all four of my pregnancies. Nothing really helped. My daughter just had a baby and she was also nauseous. I just read however, that adrenal support would have fixed it. It might be something to check with your doctor. I’m also very happy for your parents.

  • Claudia Köppel
    June 26, 2017

    Wow, this is amazing news! I’m so happy for you and I’m looking forward to seeing all the stylish maternity outfits you’ll create

  • D
    June 26, 2017

    Happy Infanticipating!

  • Sharon Reynolds
    June 26, 2017

    Oh, I am so happy for you! This is the best post you’ve ever had. I was miserably sick with all seven of our kids so I totally know your pain. And I have a health anxiety too. I didn’t even know it had a name until I read your blog. Hang in there and try to enjoy your pregnancy. You will never have that little one inside you again. What a special time. God bless.

  • Ellie Wilson
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations Amber!x

  • Erik Reo
    June 26, 2017

    Super duper like!

  • Jill
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations, Amber! Thrilled for you & Terry.

  • U.
    June 26, 2017

    Wow! Congratulations to Terry and you, and best wishes for an uneventful pregnancy!

  • Trona
    June 26, 2017

    oh my goodness look at ALL these amazing comments for you! I’m going to add to them, i am so so so so (etc) happy for you both! Brilliant news Amber <3 <3 <3 xxx

  • Monika Sanguinetti
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! I wish you all the best!

  • Justine
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations Amber and Terry, I am very new to the world of blogging, and I don’t receive posts from anyone else. Re- morning sickness, when I had my pregnancies, over 50 years ago, my doctor’s advice was to eat 2 plain digestive biscuits before getting out of bed in the morning! It worked for me!! As I have no grandchildren, I’ll be following you with interest.For now enjoy yourselves, life will never be the same again!

  • Natalie
    June 26, 2017

    Yay! Congratulations!

  • Emma
    June 26, 2017

    Congrats, how exciting! Take it easy – rainbow babies are super special and I know how easy it can be to feel anxious when pregnant following a loss and to keep your concerns to yourself. I’m sure you’ve got a great support system 🙂

  • Georgina
    June 26, 2017

    YAY! How exciting. Congratulations. Having read about your troubles getting pregnant, I am so excited and happy for you both.

  • Nicky De Decker
    June 26, 2017

    Wow, I’m so happy for you! You deserve your silver lining!

  • Victoria
    June 26, 2017

    OMG! Congratulations, Amber and a huge hug!!I am so, so, so happy for you both!!!!!!!!!

  • Claire C
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations Amber and Terry, that’s fantastic news!

  • Ginger
    June 26, 2017

    OH WOW! This is such a surprise. I am SO happy for you! I was aching for you throughout the whole loss. I’m so thrilled for you both, and I will be praying that everyone stays safe and healthy. (((HUGS)))

  • Justina
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations!

  • I’m so behind on my blog reading, I open up Feedly and see this wonderful news! Oh Amber I am so happy for you and Terry! You two have been through so much, I feel as though I know you though we’re on different continents. I wish you much health, happiness, and strength through this and look forward to seeing glimpses of your life here on the blog. Much love to you my friend!

  • Fiona
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. I found out I was pregnant around the time you were writing about your experience of an ectopic pregnancy. I probably shouldn’t have read it all, but I did (with a fair bit of crying).

    I wish you all the best for your pregnancy and I will try to find time to follow your blog still – I look forward to seeing your maternity style, but I’m due in 5 weeks so will be quite busy after that, or so I’ve been led to believe…

  • Antonia
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations to you both, this is amazing news and you are so wonderfully brave. You got this 💗

  • Carly
    June 26, 2017

    So happy for you!

  • Heather Byrne
    June 26, 2017

    I haven’t read it yet, Amber, but I’m pretty sure I know what it says. ☺️. Huge congratulations, lovely!!

  • Karen Black
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations to you both xxx

  • WeeBurd
    June 26, 2017

    I could not be any flippin’ happier for you and Terry, congratulations, Mrs!! 😘🎉

  • Bekah
    June 26, 2017

    Yay! Congratulations! So happy for you! I have been following your journey and know how hard & scary it has been, so to see this news is such a joy! 🙂

  • Sue
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! Wonderful news. So happy for you.xx

  • Mandy
    June 26, 2017

    Woo hoo! Congratulations! The best news xxx

  • Michelle Mitchell
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations xxxxxx

  • Susanne Rech
    June 26, 2017

    That’s such great news and how hard it must have been not to share! I am wishing you both everything wonderful …congratulations and thank you for sharing… xx

  • ‘I’m so happy for you Amber!!

  • jess in fashion limbo
    June 26, 2017

    Super, SUPER happy for you both. Congrats Amber, may the rest of the year be full of such good news 🙂 xxxxx

  • Claudia Barna
    June 26, 2017

    Heartfelt congratulations to both of you! I was so happy to read this! I have been praying for it to work out for you, as random and awkward this might sound coming from a complete stranger. Very much looking forward to hearing all, and yes, I mean ALL about it. I enjoy reading whatever you write about. I’m a mum to a 9-month-old girl and I can’t wait to relive some of my experiences through yours. All the very best, health and happiness! And Granny Smith apples worked with my nausea in case you fancy a very sour try.

  • Kelly Glen
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations to you and Terry. This is just fantastic news for the both of you.

  • Kirsty W
    June 26, 2017

    This is SO lovely to read, especially after everything you’ve been through – huge congratulations to you both!

  • LA
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations to you both!! X

  • Jennifer
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! I am so happy for both of you. I hope the rest of your pregnancy is easy, uneventful, and stress-free. That is going to be one cute, and well-dressed, baby!

  • Melanie Simpson
    June 26, 2017

    Massive congratulations!!!!!! So pleased for you both xx

  • Leigh Russell
    June 26, 2017

    I am so excited to read this awesome news. Just remember you don’t need half the crap the magazines say you do, and no one is a bloody expert at this. Do you!!! This is your baby, your family, your experience…..you guys are gonna rock at this!!!! Sending huge hugs and all the love ❤️ xxx

  • Ester
    June 26, 2017

    WOW! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you both! Probably have to re-read the post in the morning, have tears of joy in my eyes. ❤

  • Sue @ A Colourful Canvas
    June 26, 2017

    OH! OH! OH! CONGRATULATIONS Amber! I’m so very happy for you both!!!!!

  • Laurie
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! That’s such wonderful news! I’m so happy for you both. 🙂

  • Zoe
    June 26, 2017

    Congratulations! I have been following your blog for years and love your personal style as well as your writing – you always manage to make me, a total stranger, feel connected and welcomed into your life, so much so that I really felt genuinely excited and happy to hear your great news! I generally don’t comment much on anything online, but wanted to extend my best wishes to you both, and also say how much I admire your strength and openness. Well done for shedding light on important issues in a delicate and relatable way. So glad you both have some wonderful news after a difficult year! Congratulations again! xx

  • Katie
    June 27, 2017

    Congratulations!!! I got a little teary eyed for you guys!!!! YAY!

  • Kirti
    June 27, 2017

    Big congratulations to you guys.. So happy for you.. i got happy tears in my eyes reading this.

  • Heather
    June 27, 2017

    Omgosh, yay!!! I was really hoping you would get pregnant since you were trying! I’ve decided to be childless, one of the many reasons being that I just cannot do hospitals/doctors, so I totally relate with you on the health anxiety thing. And hooray for you being brave! yes, brave! You guys are going to be the best parents 😀

  • Mary Beth
    June 27, 2017

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for the two of you! Sending positive thoughts for a health, uneventful next 6 months.

  • Patricia Lucy
    June 27, 2017

    Your post made me laugh and cry. I’ve been praying for you, and of course I’ll carry on!

  • Lori L.
    June 27, 2017

    Amber,
    I am so very happy for you and Terry! I will pray that all goes well. I’m looking forward to seeing your awesome style over the next several months.
    Congratulations to you both!

  • Sandra
    June 27, 2017

    Hello Amber,
    This is the first time I write to you, although I read your blog for quite some time (years?!) now. I follow your adventures in Portugal where the sun shines all the time, but where the wind blows high so I can relate well with all your wind problems! My heart was broken with you previous news and all the health scares you had and now I am really happy for you.
    I want to congratulate you for this amazing news and I think you are right: great things are going to happen. I will be here wishing you all the best!
    Sandra

  • Amy
    June 27, 2017

    Congratulations to you both! I hope that things progress safely and smoothly. I also hope you are able to find some peace within the anxiety and enjoy creating your new person.

  • Cali Clarke
    June 27, 2017

    Congratulations!

  • Darenna Rainsdon
    June 27, 2017

    This was my happy-read this morning! Best wishes. I’m looking forward to how you will style yourself in maternity wear and then your bundle of joy.

  • Emerald
    June 27, 2017

    Omg, how did I miss this post? Wonderful news! Congratulations Amber and Terry, you both look so happy!! 😁 xx.

  • Luc
    June 28, 2017

    OMG! BIGGEST CONGRATS!!!! I must say I have never been so pleased about the pregnancy of someone I don’t know in real life 🙂 But I am so very happy for you.
    I had four miscarriages before the eventual healthy birth of my babe (now aged 12!!) and honestly, I know how hard a pregnancy is after all the dramas you have been through. But it’s worth every minute of the trauma. I had a great life before my son, but he made everything else better too. Stay well 🙂

  • Helen Love
    June 28, 2017

    I am in tears of joy for you Amber! My heart is overflowing with love for you and Terry. Congratulations! You will make fantastic parents! I will have to now definitely celebrate with your wee Mum! <3 xxxx

  • Helen Love
    June 28, 2017

    Absolutely amazing news Amber! Congratulations to you and Terry! You will be fantastic parents. I am absolutely overjoyed for you both <3 xxx

  • Izabel
    June 28, 2017

    What a beautiful baby 🙂 now only six months for the colour photos! I hope it’s all comfy and easy from here on and hope to see you “blooming” as they say. Lots of love.

  • Stacey
    June 28, 2017

    I am so happy for both of you!!! Congratulations!!!

  • Ashley Hutchinson
    June 28, 2017

    THIS POST MADE ME SO HAPPY! A huge congratulations to you both! My Mom had four miscarriages before having me at 34 — sometimes thats just how things are meant to work.

    Sending so much love and good vibes your way!

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

  • Amy K
    June 28, 2017

    Congratulations!!! I’m so happy to read this news. Does it mean you’re having a Christmas baby?

    • Amber
      June 29, 2017

      No, not due until January!

  • Flor Linckens
    June 28, 2017

    I’m very happy for you Amber

  • Linda Brogan
    June 28, 2017

    So excited for you both, wonderful news x

  • Judy
    June 28, 2017

    I am so happy for you. I know I’m a stranger but seriously SO happy for you!!

  • Becky
    June 29, 2017

    Bit late, but congratualtions, and SNAP! Currently 18 weeks in! Massive hugs xx

  • D. Johnson
    June 29, 2017

    I am so thrilled for you both!! I’m looking forward to seeing super stylish maternity wear, a fabulous nursery, and reading your unique take on all your experiences. Wishing you and Terry much boring normalcy. Yay!

  • Moira
    June 30, 2017

    Such wonderful news! Delighted for you both!

AD | We’re spending a few days at @highlandheatherlodges in beautiful Perthshire, for what Terry is optimistically referring to as his ‘birthday week’. (I say ‘optimistically’ - we’re only here for three days, and his birthday was yesterday, but don’t stop believing, Terry!)⁣
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AD | Time for a quick game of “Where’s Amber?”⁣
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It’s another rainy Monday, so I’m throwing it back to our trip to @universalorlando ‘s amazing Volcano Bay water park last month. I’m a bit of a scaredy when it comes to water flumes, but this park had tons of stuff for pretty much everyone: plenty of rides for me, and an amazing splash pad for Max 👶In fact, I’d still be on The Fearless River right now if I possibly could be. Still, doing the laundry and turning the heating on will be just as good, right? Right?! 🌋 🏊‍♀️ .
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Good news! We took Max to hospital this morning, and saw two different surgeons, who agreed there was no need to go ahead with the surgery as his lip is healing really well on its own 😅  He’ll definitely have a scar, unfortunately, but that would’ve been the case whether he’d had the surgery or not, and if it turns out to be worse than anticipated, we’ll have the option to have it corrected under local anaesthetic when he’s older. ⁣
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Totally unrelated photo, but we’ve just spent the morning in Accident & Emergency with Max, who fell on the path outside the house and split his lip open 😥 ⁣
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#throwbackthursday to last week, when I needed a sunhat and SPF 50 to leave the house, rather than the current raincoat and wellies situation. Can you tell the post-holiday blues are still in full swing over here? 🌧 .
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I posted this on Stories over the weekend, but he looked so cute in it I figured it deserved a spot on the grid, too! This is Max all ready for his friend Eleah’s 1st birthday party on Saturday: despite the jetlag and his continuing obsession with doors of all kinds (He had an entire soft play at his disposal, but he mostly just wanted to open and close the gate into it...) he had an absolute ball, and spent the whole drive home shouting, “HAPPY! HAPPY!” Thanks to @thestirlingstyle for a great party 🥳 🎈 🎉 . (Oh, and that’s his hairbrush in his hand - boy likes to look his best 😉)
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