Our Family is Growing!

We are so thrilled to let you all in on our secret! Baby Hanna 2.0 will be joining us in February, 2018!!


I’m sure some of you were on to me… I’ve been keeping a lower profile since we found out, generally avoiding events and outings I would normally attend.

Some people feel comfortable sharing their news right away, which is wonderful. But I’ve always been extremely cautious in sharing (last time too). This is for a couple of reasons.

Normally I am pretty easy going when it comes to health. I rarely visit the doctor, usually favoring natural health methods (vitamins, green juice, broth, herbal tea and supplements) to Western antibiotics. Growing up, my parents always encouraged us to just “let sickness run its course” and tough it out. This has very much stayed with me into adulthood, and I’m pretty chill about medical things in our home. However, when It comes to pregnancies, I turn into a FULL BLOWN hypochondriac. It. Is. Bizarre.  I stress over every little thing and my anxiety is through the roof. Because of this, I prefer to wait to share until I’ve had an ultrasound, a few appointments, and go a few weeks beyond the recommended three month mark to minimize my worries as much as possible.

Secondly, I absolutely HATE telling people I am pregnant. I can’t stand it! I despise the attention that comes from it, and I honestly just find it awkward. Haha. I’ve actually made my Mom, Dad and Husband tell people because I don’t like doing it. You might think that as a blogger, I must LOVE attention. But it’s not the case. I’ll admit it does seem odd since we have chosen to put so much of our life “out there”.   In actuality, I’m a lot more introverted than people might think. From a young age I forced myself to be outgoing, although I much prefer to be on the sidelines.




Now to answer some burning Questions..

Are we finding out the gender?

No! We didn’t find out Bowen’s gender, and were both really happy with that decision. Despite my OCD/ planner tendencies, I feel like there are truly so few surprises in life! We need to enjoy them when we can!

How did Bowen take the news?

He seems excited, but like any 2.5 year old.. he has no idea his world is about to be rocked. I fully anticipate him to go through a serious jealousy phase come February! Mama friends- HELP!!

How Have I been Feeling?

The worst I’ve ever felt in my life. This time around has been COMPLETELY different. The most DEBILITATING nausea that seems to start around noon and last until I go to sleep. Hence my cancelling of any and all evening commitments. I have legit been going to bed at 7 pm and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’ve been in “Survival Mode. Straight up. Hopefully all of my friends I’ve bailed on, or whose texts have gone unaswered will forgive me, now that they know why!



We are so excited to have you all follow along as our lives get a whole lot more crazy and fun! Thank you again to my lovely friend Justine Ma for her amazing skills on this gorgeous balloon by Balloon Shenanigans. Bowen is definitely more pumped about this awesome balloon than the prospect of his future sibling! Haha.



  1. Langner JoAnne on August 19, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Art and I are very happy for you guys and Bowen! Congratulations. Hope you are feeling better in the upcoming months.

    • rivercitysisters on September 7, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you so much JoAnne! We are very excited! I’m starting to think I’m on the up- swing here.. thank goodness!! 🙂

  2. Elaine Kurtz-Hardowa on October 9, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Congratulations! Exciting times love your blog. I will need to connect and get some tips on blogging! Elaine

    • rivercitysisters on June 30, 2018 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks Elaine!

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