Yep, you guessed right… as of this week, I’m 20 weeks pregnant (the halfway point!) and there is officially no more hiding this bump. It has popped! We’re super excited about the arrival of baby #2, and are pretty giddy that it’s a BOY this time around! Phoebe is already obsessed with the idea of her new baby brother, and this Christmas, we’ll definitely be celebrating a whole new adventure for our family.
When it comes to my own news, I’m pretty much the world’s worst secret keeper, so I’ve been bursting to spill the beans to you guys. Luckily, with my book tour this fall and the blur of the holiday season, things have been busy enough to make the first 20 weeks fly by. 
A few quick updates on my pregnancy so far…

What I’ve been craving:

  • peppermint ice cream
  • chicken salad sandwiches
  • cold crunchy vegetables (thankfully, since with my first pregnancy I couldn’t stomach the site of a salad)
  • burgers & fries
  • grapefruit

How I’ve been feeling:

  • I managed to almost completely escape morning sickness this time around (it’s true what they say: every pregnancy is so different!), and am so thankful to have felt surprisingly high energy throughout my book tour travels. And, I’ve been feeling soooo excited about having a boy!

What I’ve been thinking about:

  • Boy names (for me, it’s been way harder than girl names!!)
  • Making a point to spend really special time with Phoebe — my friends with more than one child have wisely reminded me that it’ll never be just the 3 of us again.
  • Mostly thinking about all that I love about the infant stage (the sweet cuddles and gentleness of a newborn) but also about some of my not-so-favorite parts (lack of sleep and pumping – ugh)

What I’m worried about:

  • I have to admit that I’m a little apprehensive about the inevitable craziness of juggling a demanding workload and life with 2 kids. Now that Phoebe’s almost 2 1/2, we’ve gotten in a really good rhythm schedule-wise, and I know it is all going to change once the new baby comes along. On one hand, I feel so ready for this new chapter… but on the other, I know that I’m not really “ready” at all, if that makes sense. I know it’ll be necessary to approach life with a “one day at a time” mentality, at least at first, and it’s most important to me to find a way to continue doing what I’m passionate about at work, while structuring our time in a way where I’m getting to fully immerse myself in these baby and toddler days that are so fleeting. Would love to hear any advice from you moms who have been there ahead of me!

Thank you all for your love and support — I really do feel it from across the miles and it means so much. Hope you’re all having a joyful start to this Christmas week. I’m definitely savoring this sweetest gift ever! xo

BIG thanks to our friend and photographer Kate LeSueur for capturing these moments with Phoebe, our new baby and me! 

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Comments (61)
  1. 1
    Elvira December 22, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Awhhhhhhh! Congratulations ! Such wonderful news…..! And Phoebe is absolutely precious ! Happy Holidays….

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    Angel Espiritu December 22, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Congrats! Happy Holidays! ^_^

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    Jessica Rose December 22, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Congrats…..how exciting for you! 😉

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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    rlopez2503 December 22, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Yay!! Congrats on your growing family, Camille! The pictures of you and Phoebe are so sweet. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday!

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    karin December 22, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Wonderful!

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    Milly December 22, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Camille,
    What wonderful news! Family is a beautiful thing and a wonderful treasure! Congratulations and have a Merry Christmas! May 2015 be your best year yet!
    Hugs!
    Milly;)

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    Yelle December 22, 2014 at 7:18 am

    yay wonderful news and congrats! i’m so excited for you and your family and very exciting to follow along your journey 🙂

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    Katie December 22, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Congrats, Camille! What an exciting holiday season for you and your family! Have a wonderful Christmas. xo

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    Gabriella December 22, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Congratulations, Camille + family! Special news, indeed!! Enjoy this wonderful time around the holidays to fully take in this incredible stage you’re in and relax as much as you can 😉 Merry Christmas! xx

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    kelsey December 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

    a huge congrats! 🙂 such an exciting time!
    ladies in navy

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    Vanessa @ Living in Steil December 22, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Congratulations! What an exciting time for you and your family. Phoebe is adorable and I love the photos.

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

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    Heidi December 22, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Congratulations!!!!

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    Maritza December 22, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Congratulations, Camille! Yes life is crazier, but super fulfilled with two! Little boys always have a special connection with their mommy (I know, I have two of them). PS you will miraculously find time for your passions and your babes–you just won’t sleep much 🙂 xo

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    • Camille Styles December 22, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks Maritza — that is a great reminder that we will figure out how to make it work. And you’re right — motherhood teaches you how to conquer so much more than you ever thought possible! xo

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    Tablevogue December 22, 2014 at 10:08 am

    How exciting – Congratulations!!

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    Kelly C December 22, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Can’t wait to meet the baby boy! YAY!

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    Jesse May December 22, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Congratulations! I’m only a week behind you in my own pregnancy. Sharing your excitement!

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    Ella December 22, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Congratulations, that is so exciting! I believe in you – you’ll figure out how to balance everything with time 🙂
    http://www.youtube.com/sparklesandsuch26

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    Delia December 22, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Congratulations Camille! So happy for you and your family 🙂 xo

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    Kristin December 22, 2014 at 11:30 am

    congratulations! what a fun life space. wishing you and your family a lovely holiday.

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    sophieccollins December 22, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Congratulations, Camille! That’s so exciting!!

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    Molly December 22, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I can’t even deal with these pictures!

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    Alison December 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    To me, there are two crucial pieces to parenting (besides loving them unconditionally) and they are: (1) sharing the evening meal together as a family as often as possible and (2) reading to your children every night before bedtime. I have a daughter and a son (21 and 18) and I wish you all the best! Love your blog!

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    • Camille Styles December 22, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      Love this advice, Alison — will definitely take it to heart and remember it through these crazy first years! Thanks for sharing!

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    Texas Jak December 22, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    YAY!!! Congratulations on the news! Very happy for you and your family
    Texas Jak
    http://www.novermyhead.com

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    Elizabeth December 22, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Congratulations, Camille!!! So excited for you! I love these sweet pictures of you and Phoebe. 🙂 Merry, Merry Christmas!!

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    Stephanie December 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Congratulations!!

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    Daniella December 22, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Congrats Camille!! These pictures are lovely.

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    Molly Bridget December 22, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Congrats, Camille! I was wondering if Phoebe would have a little brother or sister, so fun that it’s a boy this go around!

    Talk about a merry Christmas 🙂

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    Amanda M December 22, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Congratulations Camille, that’s exciting news! Pictures are lovely, Merry Christmas ????????????

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    Amanda M December 22, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    My post was supposed to show some Christmas trees at the end, not question marks. Not sure how that happened!

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    • Camille Styles December 22, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Haha! Envisioning the Christmas trees instead…

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    Jane Murray December 22, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Ahh so exciting, Camille!! Congrats to you and your sweet little family! These pics are so precious.

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    Tessa December 22, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Congrats Camille!!!! Can’t wait to see the nursery and Phoebe’s big girl room.

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    Mary Sanavia December 23, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

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    Katie Meyers / Meyers Styles December 23, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    AGH! Congrats, Camille! I’m also over the moon that my daughter will soon have a little brother join our family… loads to celebrate this holiday. 🙂 Enjoy this special time.

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    Erin December 24, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    SO excited for you mama- for all of us. It’s going to be an epic 2015 that’s for sure. I’m so excited that we’re all in this together!

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    Erika Jackson December 25, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Congratulations, Camille! So excited for you!!!

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    peach December 25, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    congratulations!

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    Whitney James December 25, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Congratulations!! So happy for you!! I am 14 weeks pregnant too! P.S Phoebe and Felix sound great together! 😉 xx

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    Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING} December 26, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Congratulations on your new little one! Boys are fun! I have 3 🙂

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    Robyn Dempster December 27, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Congratulations Camille, that is such awesome news ???? I loved reading your post as my partner and I are currently 36 weeks with our first, also a boy and I have been craving healthy foods, especially cold / frozen things like any raw crunchy vegetable, frozen peas & ice!! The no morning sickness has been great, although the reflux in the 3rd trimester has not been so enjoyable.

    I think the “one day at a time” is sound advice; although we are soo super excited to meet our little boy, the anxiety of being a first time parent is very daunting.

    Congratulations again and I look so forward to hearing about your pregnancy journey and new arrival 🙂 xo

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    • Robyn Dempster December 27, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Woops – that shouldn’t read “????” after awesome news – it was actually a smiley face but it seems my emoticon has gone “html wrong”???

      Congratulations Camille, that is awesome news 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Camille Styles December 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks Robyn! You are going to do great… I’m so glad that you’ve felt good so far, and although there are some unpleasant effects of the 3rd trimester, you are almost there!! Big congrats to you, and enjoy every moment with your new babe. It is truly the adventure of a lifetime, and things are about to get a lot more fun! 🙂

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    Yanira December 27, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Before you announced your first pregnancy, I had a hunch and thought it was funny that I was right. This time, I was having coffee one Saturday morning and I told my husband I had a feeling you’d be announcing you were pregnant soon. I just told him you announced and he looked at me as if I was some witchy woman but really, other moms just know. Congrats. My little guy just turned 10 months and his sister could not possibly love him more. Enjoy.

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    • Camille Styles December 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      That’s so funny Yanira! Thanks for the congrats — and I agree, something about becoming a mom helps you learn to listen to your intuition! Maybe I was radiating motherhood vibes… Thanks for sharing and have a happy New Year!

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    susan crow December 28, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Congrats Camille! So excited for you all…and especially excited that you are having a boy this time around. I feel so fortunate to have experienced being a mother of a girl and now a boy–sooooo different! The only way I can explain it is that I love my little girl to pieces, but I am IN LOVE with my boy! You will see! Just get ready…these boys eat A LOT! Ps. your pictures are precious! Congrats again!

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    • Camille Styles December 29, 2014 at 6:38 am

      Thanks Sus!! We are so thrilled — and yes, part of the excitement is definitely wrapped up in knowing that we are on a whole different adventure with a boy! Can’t wait, and hope that our babes get to play together sometime soon! xoxo

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    Lisa Stoner December 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Thrilling news, congratulations! You can manage with two…if anything, it kept me more structured! 🙂

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    suzanne December 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    what exciting news! whenever you feel anxious about adding a new baby to the mix, just remember that a sibling is the greatest gift you can give your sweet little girl. what adventures they will have together! i have 4 little ones and i can still find time for my passions and interests outside of mothering. us busy mamas can manage our time in incredible ways! congrats on an exciting 2015 ahead!

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    • Camille Styles December 30, 2014 at 6:39 am

      Thanks for those sweet words, Suzanne. And you are right, I am SO thrilled about Phoebe having a baby brother… it is the most special lifelong relationship, and I can’t wait to see them together!

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    Avalon January 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Congratulations!! So exciting!

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    Meenakshi January 4, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Oh I missed this post amidst the holiday excitement!! Congrats. I’m touching 18 weeks, so we’re just a few weeks apart! It’s my second pregnancy as well, but mine are 4 years apart. I actually had more sickness and fatigue this timr around- so it’s true that each time is different. And Sriracha was what I craved during the first 10 weeks!! Good luck and stay healthy and happy.

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