We’re Having a Baby!

crocheted baby pug outfit

On Friday, December 22nd I woke up, went to Dunkin Donuts for an iced coffee and then spent the morning at home—wrapping Christmas presents for Daniel, rearranging decorations, and breaking down big cardboard boxes from all the furniture we’d ordered in the past month. My mom came over at 11:30 to bring us a festive little sleigh for our front stairs, and a wreath for our light post out front. We talked about our meal for Christmas Day, and she gave me advice of where to put this and where to hang that. We talked about the gifts we wanted to wrap for Victoria and gave Dee Dee bites of the frosted sugar cookies I’d made with my my best friend Kate and sister-in-law Rachel the Sunday before. Around 1, she left. “Should we take a pregnancy test?,” I asked Daniel. We had taken one three days prior—5 days before my next period was due to arrive. It was the first month we tried for a baby, so when that test came out negative, we were down but not altogether deflated. I was aware that there was still a chance I could be pregnant, but I sensed that his wasn’t going to be our month.

Until it was.

We followed the directions—I peed in a cup, we dunked the applicator for a count of five Mississippi, and then we waited. We have an agreement that neither of us will peek and that we have to see it together. Three minutes later we walked into the bathroom to check. +YES

We screamed, jumped up and down, cheered, and then cried big, sappy, happy tears. We are so excited for this sweet baby to get here in September and also shocked and unbelievably grateful that we were able to get pregnant so quickly. The past three months have been a nauseous, exhausting rollercoaster ride, but thankfully I’m just now starting to feel human again at 12 weeks. Soon I’ll be sharing a first trimester recap for anyone interested! I’m so excited to share this journey with you <3



71 thoughts on “We’re Having a Baby!

  1. Kristina

    Congratulations!! Looks like we are due around the same time! I’m right at 12 weeks and due in early September! I found out on Dec. 29th, and it was quite a surprise lol! Can’t wait to hear about your journey! Here’s to a healthy and happy pregnancy!

    1. Rebecca

      Wait…is this my sister? Can we bond over a love of Andie Mitchell (because of course we would both love her)? Regardless, best wishes to you both in your pregnancies!


  2. Naomi

    Congratulations Andie & Daniel. Sending Lots of good vibes & Love from Portland, Oregon. You will be Wonderful parents. ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Gail

    I’m so happy for you both! I can tell by the passion you have for all the things that you love that you will be an amazing mom!

  4. Nidia

    so awesome!!! Being a mom is the best, it’s both the hardest and most rewarding adventure of my life. Congratulations to you both

  5. Laura Santana

    I’ve been such a fan since I found your Ted Talk on YouTube. I bought your books and subscribed to your blog too. Congratulations to you and Daniel! Looking forward to hearing all about your journey. And if you ever need some amazing baby books, let me know ;)

  6. Sarah

    Congratulations Andie! I got pregnant around the same time at the end of 2016. (We too were batting a thousand as my husband puts it) Pregnancy was tough but the little one makes everything worth it.

  7. Sue

    Congratulations Andie and Daniel! You both will be amazing parents. Our son and his wife are having their first, our first grandchild, around the same time. Looking forward to hearing about your adventure!

  8. Christi Wright

    I’m so, so happy for you Andie! And you’ll be amazing at motherhood – you’ve had a great example to learn from. :) Congrats!!!

  9. Laura

    OMG!!! Congratulations!!! You’ll both make great parents. No one gets it 100% right, but everyone remembers parents who unconditionally love their children. What a bright light this is! You’ll never sleep again the same – always one ear open!! Lots of love from a longtime fan.

  10. Janice Lambright

    Congrats to you and husband. How exciting. I have followed your journey from the beginning. It is nice to see a young couple doing well. Have a healthy baby, take good care of yourself, and hubby. Congrats to your new blessing.

  11. LN

    Congratulations again to both of you. So happy you are feeling better physically so you can really enjoy the next six months!

  12. Christel Goetsch

    Congratulations, Andie and Daniel!!

    From reading your books and blogs, I feel like I know you personally, so am so happy to share in your wonderful news! I look forward to hearing about this latest part in your life journey…


  13. lisa

    OMGosh! I LOVE Babies.. .Please let he or she have your gorgeous dimples! My baby, (now 27)was born with strawberry blonde hair! My heart melted the moment I knew I would be a Mommy <3. Take really good care of yourself….. let him spoil you and often! The miracle of becoming parents is a lifetime of love and joy. You and Daniel are officially a "family" now….nothing in the world matters more than what you have made together. Blessings and Love to you both

    1. Tracy

      Your reply gave me chills!! I couldn’t have described the joy and blessing being a parent truly is!
      Andie & Daniel-Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your baby. What a true miracle a baby is! I’m sure you will be excellent parents.

  14. Tara

    Many congratulations dear Andie!! I don’t know you personally but I know you are such a wonderful soul, you will make a wonderful mother too. Wishing you less nausea and a happy and healthy pregnancy.

  15. Judy

    Congratulations Andie and Daniel. This will be the most beautiful and real journey of your lives. It will go on and on starting here and going on for generations to come. Many blessings for you both. I bet your mom is so happy too.


  16. Anne H.

    Congratulations! So very happy to hear the good news!!! Glad you are feeling better. Milk this for all it’s worth taking extra care of yourself. Lol. I feel certain that Daniel will be very attentive and will be pampering you a lot. You will be great parents! So excited for you!

  17. Linda Marshall

    Congratulations. So happy for you and Daniel. I know you will be a great Mom. And you will have a great grandmother!

  18. Sara

    Congratulations! Long-time reader. So happy for you. I too got pregnant with my first child quickly (first month) :-)

  19. Heather S Christo

    Congratulations Andie!!! I was so excited to see this and wishing you all the best! My oldest was born September 7th- Virgo’s are wonderful :)

  20. Kris

    Wow! Good for you! It is so disappointing when you don’t get a positive test. Just know that if someone isn’t happy for you or is quiet about your announcement, it could be because they can’t get pregnant. (We had all of our “ducks in a row” with jobs, a house, marriage, but it didn’t work out for us. That lead to a lot of stress eating and also from hormone injections, etc. I was NOT happy for women who announced their pregnancies so joyfully. It just made me cry and get more depressed). We have since adopted a baby boy (who is now 11) and are now trying to adopt an older child from the foster care system). Your story (I got the audiobook) has been a great inspiration! I wish you both the best!!

  21. Chelsea Virji

    congratulations to you both, that’s such fantastic news! I’m so so happy that it was easy for you to conceive, wishing you all the best on this journey! I’m due with my first September 7th and I know what you mean, it has been a nauseous, emotional and nerve-wracking roller-coaster! Here’s hoping the next two trimesters go more smoothly!

  22. Suzie Morris

    Congratulations. I’m very happy for you two. Can’t wait to hear more and see the first pictures of
    that sweet baby.

    All the Best,

  23. Katie

    Yay so excited for you!! I got married a couple of months before you and now we are also expecting our first baby, due in July! Wishing you a very happy and healthy pregnancy! I can’t wait to hear how it’s going for you! That first trimester is a beast right??

  24. amanda june

    oh congratulations, sweet friend! (weird that i think of you as a sort of friend? no? k good.) so happy for you guys!!!

  25. Christina

    YAY congrats!!! so excited for you and daniel!!! i am due in july with our first, and we are both excited and terrified! :) Hope you are feeling well!


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