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My Pregnancy Story

In case you missed our exciting news and didn’t read blogs in December (I hope you took a break- so deserved); I made my exciting announcement and you can see it here (short video.)

I debated for a while about whether I should share our story so publicly. I considered writing a newsletter to subscribers only, but I’ve always been an open book, I wear my heart on my sleeve and that’s not going to change (TMI and all.)

I always feel extremely vulnerable when I share such personal posts, but my blog really does serve as a journal for me and it’s great to have this documented in my journey, for one day, when I look back!

I’ve been asked how my blog will be changing and the truth is this will not be turning into a Mommy Blog. Vanilla Blonde is my Lifestyle Blog. I have never been boxed as a Beauty blogger or a Fashion blogger, for example, and I touch on everything in my lifestyle. It will stay true to it’s essence and I will definitely be documenting my pregnancy experience though, but you’ll also have all the regular content too! I hope you’ll continue to join me on the journey!

Normally my posts are photo heavy, but today, it’s word heavy. Get your cup of tea ready.

Sox and I have spoken about our unborn children even before we got engaged. It sounds creepy, but it’s not. I think it’s incredibly vital to have those important chats when you’re still dating.

Um, I wouldn’t make it a first date conversation, but as things get more serious, it’s important to know what you both want and to check you’re on the same page at least. In our first year, it was pretty evident that we both believed in getting married for all the right reasons (which we did 4 years later) and we wanted to be parents one day soon after that, God willing.

A few months before our wedding, we chatted about when we would want children and I was more than thrilled to hear him say: straight away! We decided that once we were married we would officially start trying. I will never forget us chatting over a glass of wine and saying: “OK. We are not going to become one of those couples that puts pressure on. We will have fun and try for…hmm… a year? Yes, a year, before we take it more seriously.”

I think every couple naively puts the whole “try for a year before looking further into it” in as a safety net. Every couple also secretly/ not so secretly believes (hopes) that they’ll be the lucky ones and be pregnant straight away. You hear the stories… “Oh we fell pregnant first try! Lucky hey?” In my head, I was like: “We’re both healthy and I reckon I’ll be pregnant within 2 months!” Beats hopeful maternal/primal fists to chest. Ok not quite, but you get the idea.

I also had a secret fear of: “Oh please don’t have fertility problems…” because while the stories of “we got pregnant straight away” exist, they’re rare. In fact the stories are more like: “It took us 2-5 years.” Words like IVF, surrogates, adoption, injections, added hormones + medication and so on also comes up a lot and it’s a scary unknown world to venture into. Thing is, you never know until you start trying.

I also don’t want to ever sound insensitive because I know how many struggle and it’s one of the hardest things!

I also have to admit that before trying, I had NO IDEA how it worked. Wait… I know how ‘the birds and the bees’ work, thank you very much, but I didn’t know what a science it was (hello romance killer) and what a small window you have for it to actually happen.

It’s a miracle, truly and genuinely. I was in awe as I started googling and chatting to friends. It seemed almost impossible to find the right day(s), with the perfect egg, perfect sperm, perfect pH balance and only then, there is a 20% chance and actually a little less at 33 (which I still think is young, thank you!) It makes you think about those one night stand babies! They absolutely are meant to be!

Well, month 1, 2 and 3 went past and while it was early days, the inner voice of: Shit. I thought it would have happened by now, rears up. Friends tell you it takes AT LEAST 8 months if not more and suddenly the impatience smacks you in the face.

I tried peeing on those Clear Blue Ovulation kits and one time I got a smiley face and all the other months, I didn’t. I found it confusing and worrying. Was I even ovulating? I worked out that since I’m usually clockwork and a 28 day cycle, I should be ovulating around day 12.

I also found it cruel that for someone who is NEVER EVER LATE, I was late one month and the hopes that were surging came crushing down when a digital test showed Not Pregnant and 6 days later my period came. Cruel.

I then started taking my basal temperature and charting it,  a month before it all happened. I kept telling myself that I wasn’t putting pressure on (yeah right!), but simply doing experiments! It’s almost impossible to not put the pressure on, when you want something so badly. I discovered that I was actually ovulating around day 17, so all this time I kept missing our window! I also confirmed it with the Ovulation kit smiley face (the second one I’d ever got – the very one that was the winner!)Ovulation Kit

PLUS… everyone kept telling me to relax. Don’t think about. Let it go – that’s when it will happen.

Um. OK. I’ll just let it go, shall I? How do you not think of something when it’s something you want so badly? I also used to scoff that the amount of stress I have in my life is nothing in comparison to those in war riddled countries, and those women still manage to fall pregnant. Again, not to be insensitive, but it’s incredibly hard to just let it go!

Anyway, fast forward to month 7 and I had my annual Gynae appointment. We checked everything and discovered a huge 6cm growth, which of course I panicked about. It turned out be a large Fibroid on my Uterus, thank goodness. My doc said that we had better remove that and that he thought it might be in the way of a pregnancy. It was also giving me seriously painful and debilitating periods.

So… when I heard that, in a weird way, I completely let getting pregnant at that moment go, because in my head that was the reason it wasn’t happening. I had tried “letting it go” before, fooling myself, but this time I really did let go of anything happening until after the op and healing time. We scheduled the op for 3 weeks time. I also didn’t say no to the extra glass of wine, which I had been doing in the previous months! Murphy’s.

Well, life happens when you’re making other plans. Remember when I said (TMI and all) in the second paragraph? Here goes… I suddenly realised that we had scheduled the op for the day I was meant to get my period. Argh. Please can I not have a Catheter, while on my period. Not ideal. I called the doc and asked to reschedule for 1 week later. No hassles.

Well that Monday came and went. Nothing. By Thursday, 4 days late, I was so irritated. In my mind it was obviously me being nervous about the op and that’s why it wasn’t coming. I was annoyed thinking that I could have had the op after all. Not for one second, out of all the previous months of trying, did I think it was pregnancy. Ironic.

By the Thursday, 27 October 2016, I said to Sox that if I hadn’t got it by the end of my radio show at 6pm, I’d stop and get a digital test just to rule it out. He was hesitant about me doing this because he didn’t want me getting my hopes up again and being bitterly disappointed (read: lots of crying. Poor Sox.) I reassured him that this was the one month I wasn’t worried at all because I truly wasn’t expecting it.

When I think about that night, it makes me laugh so much. Sox and I cooked dinner together, we opened a bottle of wine together and at around 10pm I looked at the test and thought, oh well, lets do it! If I think about it, I basically pee’d wine onto the stick! Ha! I called out from the bathroom to Sox who was in the living room: “Time 3 minutes please!”

I’ll never forget hearing him say to his phone: “Hey Siri! Time 3 minutes” and the robotic voice saying “OK 3 minutes and counting…”

3 minutes do feel like 3 hours. I sat watching the hour glass turn around and around. He eventually called me: “What are you doing?”

“Watching it!”

“Stop. Come here!” We hugged each other and he gave me another little reminder not to get my hopes and I reminded him that this really was just to rule it out.

“Ok 3 minutes must be up.”

“It’s only been 1 and half minutes.”

I’d done the digital test before and was expecting another: Not Pregnant sign.

I couldn’t wait any longer so I walked back into the bathroom, before the alarm had sounded and looked down at the test. I saw the hour glass still turning, but it showed Pregnant. I looked at it, confused and seconds later, I heard the alarm buzz in the living room. At the same time, the hour glass stopped turning and 2-3 showed up underneath Pregnant.

There it was: Pregnant 2-3. Pregnancy Test

I stared at it in disbelief. I just remember saying: “Oh my God! Oh. My. God!!!!”

I took the test to Sox with eyes as wide as saucers and a bit of a stupid/disbelieving grin on my face. Sox looked at me and said: “Are you pregnant?” I just turned the test to show him. He picked me up, twirled me around and then we both burst into happy tears. Then we started laughing hysterically and nervously, like crazy people. A million thoughts a second went rushing through my brain and we just kept looking at each other in disbelief and then hugging again. It was an unbelievable moment!

Looking at the pamphlet 101 times to check I wasn’t misreading and to ensure you can’t have a false positive, that result meant I was 4-5 weeks pregnant. I started doing the maths and it all made sense. It was also the time I discovered they count the first week from the day of your last period. Confusing. So that’s why it was 4 weeks and not 2 weeks, which it technically was.

I didn’t sleep that night!I maybe got 2 hours. At 07h30 on Friday morning I was dressed and walking to the Pathcare, which is 600m away from our apartment. I did the blood test and called my Gynae, who put a rush on the results.Blood test Friday

3 hours later I got the call. “Bailey, congratulations! You are very pregnant! your HCG levels are excellent and we will do a follow up test on Monday to ensure the levels are doubling correctly.”

“I can’t believe it! Amazing news! Hang on… What about the operation scheduled for next Thursday?”

“It’s definitely cancelled and thank goodness it was postponed. We could have quite easily scraped baby out without even knowing!”

Well as fate would have it, I was flying to Johannesburg that evening. My sister and brother in law (BIL) were flying in from London and I would be able to tell my Mom and Dad, sister and BIL in person! I don’t know why I felt nervous (obviously excited too)  – this is their first grandchild and nephew/niece and even though I’m married, I felt that funny feeling! Hahah! So silly! I’ll save that story for another post!

Thanks for reading my long, happy story.

 

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77 Comments

  • Reply Pam Manners

    Thanks so much for sharing Bails. Feels like I’m reading my own story and I know there is still hope. Our journey still continues for now. So so incredibly happy for you guys! You are going to be incredible parents xxx

    January 10, 2017 at 10:44 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Pam! I really do understand the worries and anguish and it seems contrived to say it now, but it’s truly all about timing! We were convinced it would happen on our honeymoon in August, because we’d be so relaxed. It gets you when you least expect it – no matter how much you try/plan! I’ll be holding thumbs and having a chat to the Maternal Angels to send your little soul to you soon! xxx

      January 10, 2017 at 10:48 am
    • Reply Adam

      CONGRATS BAILS! 🙂

      So happy for you guys. What an incredibly special post this was.

      January 11, 2017 at 7:19 am
      • Reply BaileySchneider

        Thank you Adam! I really appreciate you taking the time to read it! 🙂

        January 11, 2017 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Michaela Pollock

    Congratulations Bailey and Sox! It is so lovely to read your wonderful journey. I have no doubt that you will be great parents! Xx

    January 10, 2017 at 10:47 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thank you Michaela! Really appreciate it x

      January 10, 2017 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Maree`

    Oh Bailey, Congratulations to both you and Sox.
    I have been trying for 5 years this year. And that heartbreaking negative every time, or starting your period just puts a real big thunder storm onto your happiness. No matter how many times you tell yourself, I’m ok with the results, deep down inside, you are not.
    “Letting it go” is way easier said then done.
    Thank you for sharing your story with us. Your posts are so inspirational, thank you for letting us into your life and allowing us to share your most amazing news.
    P.S You look so cute as a preggie lady.

    January 10, 2017 at 10:49 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Hey Maree! I wanted to thank you for being so amazing and for being happy for me. I understand the anguish and it’s hard when you see everyone else’s pregnancy news. Your beautiful comment means more to me than you know!! 2017 is a year of birth/re-birth, so I truly hope this is your year!! xxxx

      January 10, 2017 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Lisa Wilmot

    I have been reading your blog and listening to you on the radio for so long that I feel like you are a friend. So with that in mind I am as exited for you and Sox as I would be for any of my friends. Congrats and may your pregnancy be a beautiful and blessed experience. Sending you plenty of love, light and positive vibes.

    January 10, 2017 at 10:51 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      I love that Lisa!! Thank you! I really appreciate it! xxx

      January 10, 2017 at 10:54 am
  • Reply Zara

    I got goosebumps while reading this!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING, I LOVED reading all about it! I truly believe in fate – thank goodness you didn’t go for the op when you were originally scheduled to have it done. This baby was meant to be! And so amazing how it all happened in perfect timing to tell your family about it in person – wow! I’m sure everyone was super excited being the first baba. LOL I had the same feeling when I had to tell my parents I was pregnant – the first and second time – even though I was in a stable long term relationship (not married though) I was so nervous – as if I was going to get into trouble or something hahaha.

    BTW I love your pic – that tummy is popping out fast… too cute! xxx

    January 10, 2017 at 10:56 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Haha. Thanks Zara!! Yes, so I’m showing really hugely because of that Fibroid. It’s grown and is pushing my uterus out, so I look few months ahead than where I am, but baby is healthy, I’m healthy and that’s all I care about! I just have to get used to being massive! x

      January 10, 2017 at 10:58 am
      • Reply Zara

        Nothing more beautiful than a pregnant lady’s tummy 🙂 And when you start feeling Baby G kicking (if you haven’t already), that’s the most precious thing ever! Enjoy every minute xxx

        January 10, 2017 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Lindsay

    I got happy tears reading this. Congratulations to you and Sox on your little blessing! xxx

    January 10, 2017 at 10:57 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Lindsay – really appreciate it x

      January 10, 2017 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Louise

    I am SO glad you did share this very personal and intimate story. It’s beautiful and brought back my own feelings of when I fell pregnant. xxxx

    January 10, 2017 at 11:20 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Louise, it’s scary to have it so open to anyone (strangers)… but I also know that the loyal readers I have are friends -whether we’ve met or not! Thank you for always being so kind to me x

      January 10, 2017 at 11:35 am
  • Reply KateF

    Ah man and what an amazing story it is!!!!!!!!! And what a gorgeous photo!

    I am so excited to read more as you go on along on this journey. I love everything you write about because you keep it personal. So many blogs these days just regurgitate press releases. Boring.

    I can’t wait to hear about how the family/friends have been reacting to the news. I am sure they have been crazy excited and happy. I know when a friend of mine told me her news I couldn’t stop squealing…literally! Her poor ears.

    January 10, 2017 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Suzi Krause

    Ah what an emotional journey! Thanks for sharing xxx Congrats again xxx

    January 10, 2017 at 11:42 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Suzi <3 xxx

      January 10, 2017 at 12:07 pm
  • Reply Marina

    Beautiful story. Thank you for sharing and will be sharing your journey with us. We are going for our 6th year of trying and still trying to stay positive. All the best on your pregnancy. And by the way you look just as beautiful as always.

    January 10, 2017 at 11:45 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Hi Marina, thank you for your lovely comment – especially when you’re on your own journey! I hope 2017 – the year of birth and rebirth brings you good fortune! Big hugs xxxx

      January 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply Tanya

    I love the photo you look beautiful! Thank you for sharing such a personal story with us, that’s why I love your blog you are so real and down to earth. Timing truly is everything! Congratulations to you and Sox and I have no doubt that you will be amazing parents. Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy xxx

    January 10, 2017 at 12:13 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thank you Tanya! I was nervous to post it because when it’s public, you just never know which stranger is reading it… but I know that the majority who do are friends (regardless of whether we’ve met or not) and I appreciate your sweet words! x

      January 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Megan Hartwig

    Congratulations on expecting! Enjoy the excitement and joy of anticipating your new little one! xx

    January 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Megan!! So excited (and a little nervous!) xx

      January 10, 2017 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Shebee

    Ahhhhh my Bails! I remember how happy you were when I blogged about my pregnancy and the beautiful comments you left for me, and I’m so excited that now I get to do the same thing for you!

    CONGRATULATIONS, BEAUTIFUL COUPLE! This ride will break you, make you, challenge you, develop you, draw you closer to each other whilst simultaneously allowing you to bicker like you’ve never done before. It’s an incredible journey and I can’t wait to meet your little one and watch him/her grow. Yay! So exciting!

    January 10, 2017 at 12:33 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Aw Sheena!! THANK YOU! Your words gave me goosebumps! We are so excited (a little scared) and my hormones have made me say “Sorry Sox” more in the past 15 weeks than I have in the past 5 years! Oops!! BUT, what a journey and a privilege to be pregnant!

      January 10, 2017 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Leeanne

    Oh my word what a stunning post!!! This brought tears to my eyes! What a magical and special time of your life. Enjoy it!! xxx

    January 10, 2017 at 12:49 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Leeanne! Really appreciate the kind words! xxx

      January 10, 2017 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Keri Bainborough

    Lovely story! So exciting! You look so beautiful 🙂

    January 10, 2017 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Angela

    Beautiful! Tears in my eyes for you! What a stunning explanation of your journey xx

    January 10, 2017 at 1:12 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thank you Angela – that means so much to me! xxx

      January 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Karen

    Thanks for sharing – being a person who unfortunately after all the infertility treatment was unable to have children – I smile and have genuine happy tears for you – a blessing indeed – enjoy this next chapter of your life and thank you for including your readers xx

    January 10, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Hi Karen… Thank you for being happy for me and more importantly, thank you for sharing your story with me! I have friends who have a similar story to you and they can’t have children either. I’ll never understand why it happens this way, but I am extremely sensitive to it! Thank you again for the love xxxx

      January 10, 2017 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Estee

    Oh Bailey, what an incredibly special story, thank you so very much for sharing! I have read your blog since the day you started with it, and it makes me feel like part of the family, so when you put on Instagram that you were expecting I was over the moon for you guys as I think you will be the best parents ever. So a Big Congratulations to you and Sox on the absolutely wonderful news and I really do believe that you will have a hassle free and a very happy pregnancy. Can’t wait for future “Baby G” posts. xoxo

    January 10, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Estee, that is AMAZING! Wow, you’ve really been through my whole journey – thank you! I feel privileged that you’ve read all my ramblings!! Thanks for being so sweet x

      January 10, 2017 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Tears of joy again! So very happy for you two!

    January 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Aw thanks Mandy!!! Uncle Maurice is going to have his hands full!! HAHAHA

      January 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Mark Thomson

    Thanks for sharing this. It was a mirror image to when Nicole fell pregnant. We are so happy for the both of you.

    January 10, 2017 at 2:31 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks so much Mark! x

      January 10, 2017 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Liezel Malherbe

    I literally got goosebumps reading this. I am so happy for you B, this is going to be an incredible journey!

    January 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Liezel, I really appreciate it!! What an adventure! x

      January 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Karolina Sky

    I just LOVE you and can’t wait to meet the little hear breaker! XXXX

    January 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thank you my love! This little boy is going to be so incredibly loved by his Aunty KK – I can already feel it! xxxx

      January 10, 2017 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply Angie Lazaro

    Congratulations, my precious beautiful-Bailey. I wish you a magnificently healthy pregnancy – sooo very exciting! Wishing you all of the best and may you continuously be showered with love. x

    January 10, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thank you my lovely Angie – it means so much to me!! Can’t wait to see you soon xxx

      January 10, 2017 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Mariam

    Thank you so much for sharing such an intimate story Bailey! I am now even more ecited and happy for you and Sox knowing that the road has not been smooth sailing. Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy for you…

    January 10, 2017 at 3:32 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thank you Mariam – we really appreciate it x

      January 10, 2017 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply Linda Brown

    Aw! Amazing story. Each person has their own magic moment that they’ll never forget!

    January 10, 2017 at 5:51 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      It’s so true and no birthing story or pregnancy is the same… similar but unique to them. The miracle of life is so fascinating! x

      January 10, 2017 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply Gill

    Congratulations again! Baby boy Bax is going to be the most handsome we man! #babybax

    January 10, 2017 at 6:47 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Aw thanks Gill! Big loves to you and your girls xxxx

      January 10, 2017 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply Brenda Hayden

    Congratulations, enjoyed the reading about your journey. All the best for the coming months, can’t wait for you to share it with us.

    January 11, 2017 at 7:13 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thank you Brenda 🙂 So excited x

      January 11, 2017 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Sandy

    What a precious story. I am sitting at my desk in tears reading this.
    So happy for you. Enjoy every second of this amazing journey!

    January 11, 2017 at 7:52 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      AW Sandy, thank you!! Appreciate it so much x

      January 11, 2017 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Tracy

    Congratulations… goosebumps and happy tears! You convey the emotions so perfectly, I can relate all the way!

    You are the cutest preggie mom… wear that bump with pride!

    January 11, 2017 at 8:06 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks for that Tracy! I’m so glad the emotions came across in my writing! YAY!!! Aw I’m so proud of the bump ! xx

      January 11, 2017 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Caley

    What an amazing story Bails – and just meant to be!! A perfect little miracle x

    January 11, 2017 at 9:02 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Caley! Yay for 2017 Babies! xx

      January 11, 2017 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Kirsten

    Beautiful story – thanks for sharing 🙂

    January 11, 2017 at 10:42 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks for reading it Kirsten! xx

      January 11, 2017 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Danica

    Congrats Bailey & Sox! What wonderful happy news!!!

    Thank you for being so open and honest with us all… That is the thing I love the most about you… you are “real” and very much “live” where the rest of us do and that is so incredibly special!! Looking forward to following your journey! Xx

    January 11, 2017 at 3:13 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      What an incredible compliment Danica, thank you so much! We are over the moon and I’m so happy to have this online space to share! x

      January 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply Steve Isaacs

    Bailz….I LOVED reading ur story……u made me smile & laugh at ur (honest little girl) approach to this whole getting pregnant…..wonderful reading it

    It is a difficult time to try & I remember very clearly when I got married, making love to my “then” wife at around 2am on the 1st Jan 1991 & afterwards saying to her….” You just conceived my son…cause I felt it in my inner soul ” – she thought I was mad….so I said ok, do a pregnancy test in 6 weeks time….she was pregnant & I was out by 3 days as to when my son was born….the doctor was out by 2 weeks….I kindly accepted my case of beer back in Sep 1991

    Enjoy ALL the years of your child – as they grow faster than u think….my youngest one is 27 this year ( the baby I mentioned above )

    January 11, 2017 at 8:19 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Time really does fly!!! Thanks for sharing Steve!

      January 12, 2017 at 5:31 am
  • Reply Natasha Viljoen

    Thank you for sharing your journey, so amazing!
    I’m looking forward to reading more on your journey to motherhood, once again – congratulations to you and Sox <3

    January 12, 2017 at 7:03 am
  • Reply Nicolette Knoetzen

    For some reason I’m only readin this post now…. but a massive congrats to you guys! I’m married now for 2 years and we have also decided to try immediately for a baby. But unfortunately we suffered two miscarriages in the last year. But your post gives me renewes hope that it WILL happen. I think you will make excellent parents. Xx

    January 12, 2017 at 11:27 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks so much Nicolette! It’s heartbreaking when miscarriages happen and I’m so incredibly sorry! I’m glad you’re not giving up and I hope your timing happens soon! May this new year bring some new energy! xxx

      January 12, 2017 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Meg

    Congratulations!!!!
    Pray for a stress free pregnancy and an easy delivery. Enjoy every moment… the journey is just beautiful and the memories priceless.

    January 16, 2017 at 10:22 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thank you Meg! xxxx

      January 16, 2017 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Heidi van Heerden

    Hello Bailey, Thank you so much for posting your very special story and sharing your experiences with us… as so many others I love reading your blogs and your instagram pictures and stories, I agree with Lisa Wilmot, when reading your posts it feels like you are a friend even though we have never met. When I saw your post on Instagram with the video I was so happy and excited for you and Sox, I got goosies… I felt a bit silly because we’ve never met but when something so good happens to good people you have to feel happy for them. I personally don’t want to have children (can’t wait to be an Aunt if my brother would just get his act together 🙂 …) but I can appreciate how special it is when a baby is on the way. I look forward to reading your blogs and updates… and can’t wait to see pics of Baby G when he arrives… Your mini letters really made me laugh… on a side note… even though I’m not a mom … I read Samantha Cowens ‘Waiting for Christopher’ a few years ago when I was on holiday and it has to be one of the funniest books I have read… maybe one day you will write a book on your experiences as first time mom 🙂 … I will buy it for sure 🙂

    January 17, 2017 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Francesco

    All the best for you and your family Bailey. Xoxo from Italy.

    January 17, 2017 at 11:18 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thank you so much Francesco! How is Italy? I’d love to visit one day! x

      January 22, 2017 at 8:08 am
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    Goosebumps over my whole body followed by the ugly cry. Lol I am such a suckered for these beautiful stories. Congratulations beautiful. May God bless you and protect your baby.

    February 14, 2017 at 7:05 am
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