I haven’t quite been myself lately…

We're having a baby!

I haven’t quite been myself lately.

I feel like I’ve been absent from my own life, distracted by something. Something wonderful, yet slightly anxiety-inducing.

Let me start at the beginning. Well, actually the middle.

Late last year my little family and I flew to Singapore. Our days were jam-packed with stuff to do. There was hardly time to think, and seriously I mean that. It was like going on a holiday with adrenalin junkies – we jumped from one thing to the next. We also had our lovely tour guide with us the whole time.

It was on our third day in Singapore that I found a moment to whisper to Hubby, “I think I might be pregnant. I need to find a way to get a test.”

We’d wanted to add to our family for a while, but with a few health problems in the way we only had the green light to try in December, so before our trip I did about seventy early pregnancy tests to check before we left for overseas, with all turning negative.

Do you know how hard it is to find a chemist in a foreign country when you’re looking for one? Hard. Almost impossible.

We miraculously stumbled across one on the way to dinner and I asked Toon Hee {our guide} if I could quickly run in and grab something. I shot Hubby the look to keep him preoccupied, and in I went. Secret squirrel mission. $50 later, tests jammed into my handbag, we went on.

“Everything OK?” Toon Hee asked.

I nodded and smiled.

So it was with much excitement that night when I saw a positive. We may have danced around the hotel room.

For the past few months I’ve tried not to get too excited. Doctors said that I had a really high chance of miscarriage, so I tried to protect myself from any potential heartache. By this stage with Lacey, I’d painted her room, decorated it, decided on her name and kept a journal of every single moment. This time I’ve been really restrained.

But yesterday I finally saw our little baby wriggling about on the screen and it was perfect. Little toes, little hands, a little nose, perfect little spine… just perfectly perfect. And I couldn’t be happier. Ecstatic even.

So, yes… we’re having a baby! Due in August. I haven’t been myself. I’ve been a bundle of contained excitement and nerves all together. Oh, and that morning sickness thing thrown in. But I’m growing a baby.

We’ve been keeping it a secret from Lacey {so hard to do} and told her yesterday when we had the scan. To say she’s excited is a super understatement. And so are we. xx

  • http://twitter.com/StacyLKurtz Stacy Kurtz

    So wonderful, congratulations! :)

  • PinkPatentMaryJanes

    Oh that is just the most wonderful news – massive congratulations xx

  • http://twitter.com/Nicki_Dadic Nicki Dadic

    How exciting!!! HUGE congrats from South Africa!!! xxx

  • http://twitter.com/jaymeeryn Jayme

    Congratulations! What great news for you family!

  • sarahspirit9

    Congratulations Chantelle! So happy for you! xx

  • http://www.chroniclesofmelonhalla.blogspot.com/ Marti

    Brought a tear to my eye! Congratulations Chantelle and bless you both xxx

  • Kathy

    Wonderful, exciting news! Congrats!

  • partnerslncrime


  • chris

    What wonderfull news congratulations!
    hope you can now relax and enjoy your pregnancy now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jane.hallisey Jane Hallisey

    oh Biggest Congrats *Hugs* this is the most exciting news for you and your family!! Just Wonderful xxxx

  • http://www.tinysavages.com/ Carli

    So so happy for you Chantelle x

  • http://twitter.com/garydlum Gaz

    Congratulations. Great news.

  • http://twitter.com/Kaisal82 Karen Salveta

    Congrats! Lovely news x

  • http://twitter.com/thefancynerd Leila Howell

    Congratulations Telle, amazing news!

  • Tracey

    So excited for you :) Yay for babies!!!!

  • Lisa Aherne

    Congratulations. I feel happy and excited for you!

  • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

    Oh, just beautiful news xx

  • Christina


  • Notsuchayummymummy

    How wonderful! I’m due at the beginning of August. Took us a fair while to conceive as well so I can understand your excitement. Our 4 year old is super excited & is already planning to name the baby Ultimate Spider-Man Ben 10 or Thomas the Tank Engine if it’s a girl. :)

  • Stacy

    Congratulations Chantelle!! So excited for you!

  • Liza@lifewith3under3

    so unbelievably happy for you all, tears of joy here – another beautiful bebe to love, and praying etc for a sleeper :-) xoxoxo

  • Wendy

    Yay!!! Congratulations that is exciting news! Glad to hear everything is perfect!!

  • http://www.ubersimplicity.blogspot.com/ Leanne @ Uber Simplicity

    Exciting news, congratulations!

  • Laney | Crash Test Mummy

    Congratulations! So happy for you all :)

  • http://www.amyrenepowell.blogspot.com/ Amy

    oh congratulations!!! best of luck & health to you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/masson.elodie Elodie Wonder Kitty Masson

    CONGRATULATIONS !! Lots Of Love πŸ˜€

  • http://cherisidlechatter.blogspot.com/ Cheri

    Such exciting news. Congratulations!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristy.sumner.79 Kristy Sumner


  • http://www.facebook.com/jenjenclark Jen Fiddy Clark


  • http://twitter.com/geeky_teacher geeky_teacher

    Congratulations! Lovely news!

  • http://twitter.com/Miscmum Karen Andrews

    Congratulations xxx

  • tiff

    Oh! Such lovely lovely news! Congratulations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charley.reeves.71 Charley Reeves

    Oh my GOSH… Congratulations πŸ˜€ Best of luck with your health and the new baby xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/cshourigan Colleen Hourigan

    What fabulous news, Congratulations

  • http://profiles.google.com/kitty.kerri Kerri Fletcher

    Congratulations! =)

  • Sue Gabbay

    So very happy for you!

  • http://jewelybug.blogspot.com/ Julie

    What wonderful news! Congratulations to you all. :)

  • Katie Rainbird

    Seventy early pregnancy tests ~ ha ha! I do that when I’m trying to conceive too :) How wonderful for you to get a positive on the fifty dollar one! Congratulations, x

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ros.dunstall Rossalyn Dunstall

    Congratulations, must be baby season, a grand daughter due in Sept and great niece in August…..love babies xxxx

  • http://twitter.com/folly4 Michelle Williams

    Congratulations, Chantelle! So exciting for you all! :-)

  • shoppegirls

    Congratulations. So happy for you. How exciting a new precious little bundle of joy coming your way.

  • stella


  • http://twitter.com/TheaTweets Thea

    I’m so happy for you Chantelle, that’s wonderful news!!

  • http://twitter.com/Myth_Girl Nikki Faith Fuller

    Many, many congrats to you and your family!!!

  • Cheri Marks

    Congratulations!!! I had my second baby in August too. I remember the fun of telling big brother. I’m so excited for you.

  • Stavroulaki A

    Soooo happy for u!!! I ve read your previous post several months ago about planning a second little cutie. So congratulations on your new perfect baby mama!!!

  • petallis

    Wonderful news. Congratulations.

  • Lauren Volmink

    yaY! Congrats!!!!

  • Guest

    How lovely!! That’s wonderful news for you and your little family……Congratulations xx xx

  • Reen

    I don’t know you Chantelle but I have tears in my eyes. Wonderful news. Wishing you all the best for this amazing journey ahead xx

  • samdalia

    congratulations!! toutes mes fΓ©licitations !! β™₯

  • http://www.facebook.com/kate.kunkel.750 Kate Kunkel

    Wonderful, wonderful! Congratulations and here’s to a beautiful pregnancy and a healthy happy baby.

  • http://twitter.com/CraftyMamaof4 Kim Janocko


  • AlyshaJane

    Congratulations to you all, that is wonderful news!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kylie.atkinson.18 Kylie Atkinson

    Telle, I have goosebumps, wonderful wonderful news for your gorgeous family xx

  • http://twitter.com/growingupgrima Jessie G

    That is brilliant news! Congratulations!

  • Lianne

    congratulations hope all goes well

  • http://www.facebook.com/erin.verdonck Erin Verdonck

    Congratulations!!! How exciting!! Many blessings on you and your growing family! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/hollie.a.riches Hollie Riches

    Wonderful, just wonderful! August babies are the best kind πŸ˜‰ A beautiful blessing to your family and home xx

  • kathyann

    Congrats, congrats, congrats! How exciting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/miss.sarah.martinez Sarah Martinez

    congrats! thats amazing!

  • julz

    beautiful i am so happy for you and tour family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LogansMumRocks Carly Brazier

    Congratulations :-)

  • Melbell

    Congratulations – awesome news!

  • http://twitter.com/jwrichardson Joe Richardson

    You know, the world glows a bit brighter when people bring more love into life. Today, it is positively radiant. As are you, I’m certain. Congratulations, Chantelle. Makes me giddy, this. :)

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Thank you Joe. Your way with words is just magic. x

  • Laura Arola

    Congratulations to your whole family!

  • Jen Henderson

    Wonderful news! Congratulations. So pleased for you and your family xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/CeciVas Ceci Sullivan-Vasquez

    Congrats! wonderful news.

  • http://tabihappy.blogspot.com/ Tabi Deneweth

    Yay Yay Yay!! Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing your joy with us! <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.vanleeuwen.18 Linda van Leeuwen

    wonderful! wishing you all the best!

  • http://twitter.com/goodgirlgonered Andrea B

    SO beautiful! Congrats to you! Wishing you healthy mama and baby!

  • http://www.facebook.com/juliana.cvetkovic Juliana Cvetkovic

    awesome news Chantelle :) take care and congratulation <3

  • Kirsty S

    Yay! August babies are divine! Well, any baby is divine, really… milky breath, petal soft skin, tiny toes to tickle. <3

  • LeahCrowe

    how exciting! SO SO happy for you and your family. Huge congrats and may your pregnancy be nothing but joy and happiness.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachaellucas73 Rachael Lucas

    Oh Chantelle I’m SO happy for you all! I’m sending love and no sickness vibes and happiness and oohh, it’s exciting! Having had four of my own I’m at the enjoying-other-people-being-pregnant stage, like a grandma!

  • libbywilko

    Congratulations ! That is terrific news, hope you are feeling less sick with morning sickness. Best wishes for a healthy happy baby in August. Hugs.

  • http://twitter.com/sosarina Sos Mattsson

    Woohoo! Congrats Chantelle! Awesome news x

  • Violetsteel

    That’s magical!! Congratulations! xxx

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.legaspipadilla Laura Padilla


  • http://twitter.com/ErmaBasila Erma Basila

    oh! Congratulations, Chantelle!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tracy.kushman Tracy Kushman

    August is a great month to be born…I was born in August…hope the next 9 months are wonderful for you and your family.

  • http://twitter.com/CocoandCocoa Julie


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  • http://twitter.com/Tukibomp Γ‰lodie_♣

    Hi !
    I’m a french reader and everyday i’m reading your blog.
    I’m so happy for this good news, congrats
    I comment your blog sometimes only but i don’t have a really good english, but i try to understand your articles and you take beautiful photo
    Congrats again xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/jklarenbeek Judith Klarenbeek

    Congrats such wonderful news for you all

  • Raquel

    The most marvellous news to awaken to – congratulations family xo

  • isabelle

    Oh wonderful news !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations ! All the best for the next few months. Before Baby shows up ! Bises from France

  • Rudelle

    Awe! Congratulations lovely mama! Cute pic of the shoes too!

  • Jane Hassett

    Congratulations. There is nothing more exciting then the miracle of life. I wish you a safe pregnancy. I hope all goes well for you and your family

  • http://www.edenriley.com/ edenland

    A MILLION LOVES. So happy for you, beautiful lady. Xxxx

  • Kellie Anderson

    Awww. Congrats, lovely!! That is wonderful news x

  • Jen L.

    How wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so very happy for you. Wishing you smooth sailing for the rest of the pregnancy. Hooray!

  • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

    I took three pregnancy tests in Los Angeles, but it was the one in Las Vegas that had us dancing around the hotel room! Congrats again, two is just the best fun xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/christine.ongano Christine Berard Ongano

    I am so happy for you! I can only imagine the happiness & fear you’ve been experiencing these past few months! I know when I was pregnant with my son, I was scared to death everyday that something would go wrong. I’ll pray for a healthy & happy pregnancy for you & that baby you are growing!!!! Can’t wait to see pictures!

  • http://twitter.com/bigwordsblog Bianca Wordley

    How fabulous! What wonderful news sweetheart. Many congrats xx

  • Aline Lima

    Congratulations! I dont know you personally, but I really enjoy to read your texts and this new is just awesome! I`m really happy for you. All the best for this new little star in your life :)

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  • http://twitter.com/lizosaurus Liz

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you all! xx

  • Tamara

    Wow.. congrats!!! Xx Tamara

  • http://www.lifeoutloud.kelseymcevoy.com/ Kelsey McEvoy

    SUCH exciting news! CONGRATULATIONS to all :)

  • Kazzie

    Congratulations… hope everything goes well for you and the rest of the family. :)

  • Hilda Gerssen

    Cungratulations :-)

  • Julie

    You bought tears to my eyes. Happiness and just a touch of jealousy. Congratulation, sending healthy loving thoughts your way.


  • Wiebke

    Congratulations! ❀

  • http://www.facebook.com/joanna.beresford.7 Joanna Pl Beresford

    Congratulations to you & your family. How very exciting and what a courageous story you tel. Enjoy every moment as Im sure you will :-)

  • Sandra Peters

    Exciting news for your family – many congratulations! x

  • mommylovebytes

    Congratulations! It is truly God’s gift to you and your family :)

  • http://twitter.com/Jen_Schoeph jen_schoeph

    Congratulations! Just like before, enjoy every single miraculous moment of it.

  • Nat – Muddy Farmwife

    Gorgeous, wonderful news, Congratulations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bender.Chic Brenda Reynolds

    Congrats! Im due in June after 8 long years of trying for our 3rd!!

  • Herzenstochter

    oh Im so happy for you!! Wishing you all the best,a good and healthy pregnancy!

  • http://twitter.com/TheMadWifey Dawn

    What wonderful, exciting news! Congrats to you and yours!

  • http://twitter.com/LipstickCake Lipstick & Cake

    Congratulations Chantelle! What wonderful news and I wish you all the best for the rest of your pregnancy xx

  • Sally

    As someone who struggled to have my 2nd – I just cannot tell you how beautiful, complete and full our lives feel since he was born. It is magical to see my two children together, even though they are 6 years apart. May you have the most beautiful pregnancy.

  • http://handmade-lovin.blogspot.com Amanda

    Congratulations!! I have a close friend that has gone through several miscarriages, so understand when you say you were trying not to get your hopes up. It’s a thin line to tread. I’m so glad things are going well though!

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  • Jenny

    A million congratulations!!! How absolutely wonderful!

  • http://www.retailtherapie.com.au/ RetailTherapie

    Congratulations lovely – I am so so so happy for you and your family.
    And what a gorgeous announcement photo :)

  • Linda

    Congratulations! I was so happy when I conceived after a miscarriage but I, too, was cautious. I am very happy for you, your husband and daughter.

  • Photographer Mum

    Congratulations! How wonderfully exciting :)

  • Nyree Thomas

    How exciting for you Chantelle, good luck with the rest of the pregnancy and can’t wait to hear what you have!

  • http://www.facebook.com/courtneyjgordon Courtney Gordon

    Oh my gosh! That is SOOOOO exciting. Congratulations lady! I know you’ve mentioned a few times that you wanted to add to your little family. That is amazing news! Glad everything is going well.

  • Jasmine

    Oh that is just wonderful. Congrats.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1246073383 Chrystal McCoy

    Oh how incredibly exciting!!! I’m so happy for you and I know exactly how you feel. I suffered a miscarriage with my first pregnancy, so when I was pregnant with my daughter we waited until I was well into my second trimester before we told anyone. Can’t wait to hear all about your pregnancy and the arrival the newest addition to your family!

  • Kim

    Amazing!!! Congratulations!!!!

  • AnnelieseMac

    How totally exciting! Congratulations!

  • Vanessa

    Congratulations!!!! I couldn’t be happier for you and your family!! Just beautiful :))

  • http://www.facebook.com/HeatherJDodds Heather Dodds

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Fantastic news! SO good to hear something positive to start the day!!! :) xoxox

  • Paula Satchell

    so happy for you gorgeous girl x

  • twopointfivekids

    Congrats Chantelle! What beautiful news to wake up to this morning – wishing you all the best on your second journey. xxxxx

  • http://www.justjenniferblog.com/ Jennifer Hall

    It’s so fun when I click to read a post and it’s not anything about what I thought it might be. Especially when the news is a new baby! Congratulations to you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/belindadocwra Belinda Docwra

    Oh yay Congratulations. So exciting another addition to that gorgeous family of yours. Big love to you all xx

  • mary_j_j

    Oh, I was hoping this would be the case!! I am so happy for you, here’s to a healthy few months before this baby comes into the world!! Congratulations xx

  • http://twitter.com/PlainOlNeesh Faulk.

    Congratulations! That is wonderful news, and I’m glad Lacey took it so well!

  • Jules

    How wonderful. I hope this can happen for myself and my husband as they have told us he can’t have kids..

    Enjoy your wonderful experience, and treasure every moment! :) :)

  • http://www.theannoyedthyroid.com/ [email protected]

    What a lovely surprise! Well done for keeping it a secret for so long! So happy for you! Massive congrats!

  • http://pinterest.com/amandajbayley/ Amanda

    Congratulations!!! What wonderful news, wishing you all the best through this little journey, oooo how I love babies and baby stories xxx

  • http://www.facebook.com/shellyma Michelle Alexander Duncan

    Congratulations. Such wonderful news!!

  • fiona katw

    what a wonderful way to start the day. Congratulations on your fabulous new. babies always make people smile

  • http://www.facebook.com/trishna.pillai Trishna Pillai

    Brilliant news,Congratulations..:) Hope the morning sickness settles soon.

  • Dawn Regan

    I’m so very happy for you and your family, Chantelle! How exciting! I’m so glad everything worked out they way it did and your baby is healthy. :) Bless you and your beautiful family. xo

  • http://off-to-the-park.blogspot.com.au/ JulieM @ Off to the Park

    Congratulations Chantelle! That’s wonderful news, how exciting for you and Lacey. I hope you get to enjoy the rest of the pregnancy and its stress free!!

  • Sonia

    Hi Chantelle,
    I’ve been a silent follower of your blog and everywhere πŸ˜‰ {You motivated me throu #fmsphotoaday how to use Instagram more creatively}.

    This news forced myself to write down my words here. A hearty congratulations! So happy for you gal! :-)

  • Renee

    Congratulations so many times over

  • christine

    oh how wonderful… i love hearing peoples stories about the excitement, it brings a tear to my eye. congratulations. x

  • Girllovesnewyork

    Wonderful news. I’m always really excited when a couple really want to have a child get that all exciting ‘positive’ result. Positive in more ways than one – eh? Congratulations and wishing you an easy pregnancy. Love your photo a day Instagram thingy. Loads of my friends are waiting to start on 1 March. X

  • http://www.facebook.com/claire.tomonaga Claire Tomonaga

    Congratulations. I am so pleased for you and your family.

  • Kim

    I am so so excited for you and your family and know this is such a wonderful special time. Please treasure it as I know you are and take time out for yourself when you need. I have a huge smile on my face. Yippee! And I loved the way you told the story about the preg test etc…very clever. x Kim

  • Kate

    Nawww … Wasn’t expecting tears when I opened this today! Tears of joy for you guys of course! *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S* !!!!!

  • Kate

    Congrats!! Wonderful news :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/KimmyKitten Kim Hine

    congrats!! how exciting!!

  • Kymmie @ a day in the life of

    Oh, this is THE BEST NEWS! I’m so excited for you. CONGRATULATIONS! Another Lacey, another baby. My, aren’t you clever. I know we haven’t met, but this has made my day! xxx

  • http://www.facebook.com/caroline.mcgowan.73 Caroline McGowan

    Wow, wow, wow… the biggest congratulations to you and your blessed family. How super exciting for you all xx

  • Laura

    CONGRATULATIONS! That is wonderful news! That makes 9 babies that I know of coming this year :) Such an exciting time for you and your family

  • http://verabear.net Vera


  • Meg Cooke

    Yay yay yay! Congratulations to you, there is nothing more exciting than a new baby :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/donna.cosgrove.18 Donna Cosgrove

    Thats wonderful news Chantelle. I wish you and your little family the very best. Congratulations (and take care of yourselves FIRST and everything else comes after!!) Hugs, Donna Xx

  • Zoe Fidler

    Congratulations, such exciting news. I hope all goes well and Lacey loves being a big sister :)

  • Nura

    Awwww! Fantastic news :-) Many congratulations to you all πŸ˜€ xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/angie.king.9803 Angie King

    Congrats. Now just try to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy with good and happy thoughts :)

  • Lilian Magill

    Wonderful news. Congratulations

  • Lisa

    Congratulations to you + your family. Wonderful news.

  • Clare B :-)

    Such beautiful news!! So so happy for you all. Looking forward to following your journey! xx

  • sara

    Aww…congratulations!!! Awesome news!!!

  • http://www.theorganisedhousewife.com.au Katrina

    Congratulations, such wonderful news xx

  • Pippi

    Congratulations!!!!! How thrilling!! Sending heaps of strength, good vibes & love your way. Fantastic news!!!oh! & I’ve never heard anyone else use the term secret squirrel mission!! πŸ˜€ xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/Skylawest Helen Maydew Westre

    Congratulations to you and your hubby you are blessed please take care of yourself :-) x

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  • Kristi Larsson

    Yay for you all!

  • http://www.facebook.com/megs.bayliss Megs Bayliss

    worked out I was pregnant in Zanzibar – I know the struggle of pregnancy tests in other countries – congrats!

  • http://twitter.com/babyinaus Becci

    Aw beautiful news! Huge congratulations Chantelle :) xxxx

  • Natasha Nelson

    Congratulations!!! I’ll be sharing this journey with you – due September. Though found it hard to keep this one a secret for long.

  • http://twitter.com/Pretty_Fluffy Serena Faber Nelson

    A million and one congratulations Chantelle!! So, so happy for you and your family – just wonderful news xxx

  • http://twitter.com/britty_mack Brittany Joy

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s so exciting!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cheryl.mummytofive Cheryl Mummytofive

    Oh lovely, That’s the best news!!! Congrats to you Shane and Lacey! I’m so happy for you all hun. I remember you wanting another little bundle and chatting with us over at Kidspot. You deserve every bit of happiness and know I am praying for a safe pregnancy and an ultra smooth labour gorgeous gal. Lacey will be like a little Mummy to her new brother/sister.
    All the best and take kind care of yourself. Don’t work to hard.

    Lots of love and hugs your way xoxox :-) Super happy for you!

  • Jess F

    That is super exciting. Congratulations. We are having our second in June and I completely understand and sympathise on the morning sickness front. Wishing all the very best for a healthy pregnancy. Jx

  • Stephanie

    Tears in my eyes – tears of happiness of course! – reading this! Congratulations Telle!!! So so happy for you!!!! Hoping the rest of your pregnancy is smooth sailing!! August is a VERY good month for babies – I’m the 23rd, my daughter is the 24th and several friends and cousins are also in August! Congratulations again lovely!!!

  • Naomi

    Wow that’s fanatastic. Congratulations. Truly wonderful. You seem utterly thrilled.

  • Something Gorgeous

    How wonderful for you and your family, huge congratulations. xT

  • http://www.facebook.com/aprillynn82 April L Mondile


  • Jadey

    Congratulations!!!! That’s awesome news. Xox

  • http://twitter.com/carrieloves carrie loves

    Congratulations! β™₯

  • Laura

    Congrats!! How exciting!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Melbmaharani Sugandha

    Congrats Chantelle!! This is awesome news πŸ˜€ I’m due in about 4-5 weeks so am a little baby-gaga at the moment πŸ˜€

    All the best for the coming months!! Lacey is going to be a GREAT big sister!

  • Marni Nemeny

    Congrats Chantelle! xx

  • deb xo

    Congratulations Chantelle – absolutely fantastic news!

  • Belinda Spencer

    Huge congrats to you and your family Chantelle!!!! :-) xoxo

  • Carola

    That is super exciting!!! Though its been a bumpy, uncertain road till now, I’m wishing you all abundance of joy and happiness in the months and years to come!!!

  • Linda – lulufroufrou

    Yay!! So happy for you…. watching your 1st be a big sister is the best. Looking forward to reading about the journey xx

  • Lissy

    Congrats to your and your family!!!!

  • http://emhawker.blogspot.com/ Emily

    Congratulations! So very happy for you and your family, and that you made it to the scan safely. Best wishes for a happy, healthy journey x

  • http://www.facebook.com/tatum.woodroffe Tatum Woodroffe

    congratulations, tears and goosebumps at your very wonderful news :) hooray for those excellent baby growing hormones that make you feel so very ill xxx

  • http://www.kithandco.com/ Megan Kay

    Yay!!! Congratulations Telle, that is fabulous news xx Good Luck with the pregnancy and what a great month to have a baby πŸ˜‰

  • http://www.facebook.com/tere.priest Tere Cunningham Priest

    Best wishes and congratulations. So happy for you.

  • mamabok

    oh congrats! and you were in my hometown – you should have said something ! i would have gotten a friend to show you around.

  • bron@babyspace

    congratulations chantelle! the most exciting news :)

  • Alina Camiller

    Brilliant. Does this make you SLIMMUMFAT….??? My rollercoaster pregnancy year was last year…hmmm. We now have Ben, our beautiful little 4mth old who is 4yr old Lily’s little brother. I found it amusing that you had Lacie named so early – we did the same with Lily…and with Ben but he was Ivy…ooops – so thought he was a girl.

    I’m a personal blogger and wrote about my year. Looking forward to reading more about your year. Cheers, ali

  • Jill

    Ah, so precious, Chantelle! Thank you for sharing your good news! Praying for a wonderful pregnancy ,easy birth with a perfect little one to love at the end! Best wishes from Canada!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mandy191175 Amanda Roberts

    How exciting!! Congratulations!!

  • Kim

    Oh wow! Congratulations, Chantelle!! Such exciting news. What a wonderful surprise and I can’t imagine ow hard it must have been to keep that all secret:) xxx

  • Kirsty Skilbeck

    congratulations, your excitement is bouncing off the screen

  • http://www.facebook.com/tommy.rice Tom Rice

    Congrats Chantelle! That is wonderful news! Will definitely give you a whole new world to blog about! :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephanie.vantwuiver Stephanie Van Twuiver

    You always make me cry! Congrats on this exciting news. I hope the ‘morning’ sickeness (yeah right!) goes away soon and you have a happy healthy pregnancy.

  • Denyse Whelan

    Congratulations Chantelle..I am absolutely thrilled with this news… what a wonderful ‘life change’ you made when you moved to the Nth Coast. xxx

  • Trudi

    Brings a tear. Enjoy every moment and be realistic about what you can or can’t (or shouldn’t) be doing. I am sure many people want a peice of you. CONGRATULATIONS

  • cass

    Aww a big congratulations Chantelle, it’s going to be awesome

  • Helen

    Congratulations and I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well :)

  • jane

    Ahhhh congrats! Guess Singapore will always hv a special place in your heart then, since it’s where u found out!

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  • http://www.omshesaid.wordpress.com/ RANI SHAH

    Many happy Congrats!

  • Kim

    That is so wonderful! As a mother of two who suffered several miscarriages between babies, it warms my heart so much to see another couple succeed! Congratulations and a few tears of happiness shed on your behalf!

  • Maddie ColourMeThere

    Chantelle, I am so happy for you and your family. You deserve every happiness life can bring and I hope this little bundle adds even more joy to your world xxx

  • Tiia

    Congrats to your family, Chantelle!! I’ve had a hunch for a while now. I don’t know how. But I knew the moment I saw the headline that you’re now ready to tell the world :) such wonderful news! xx

  • Amy {The Misadventurous Maker}

    Oh congratulations Chantelle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Such an exciting time for you and your whole family! My bub is due in May, so we can chat online throughout our middle of the night feeding schedules! So thrilled for you all. In my experience a second baby is even more magical, as you get to see this teeny newborn from a more relaxed, experienced state and soak in all the wonderfulness with the confidence that you know even the hardest parts will pass but the good parts will be that much sweeter.xoxoxoxoxoxxo

  • Jude.x

    Congratulations on your wonderful news. Jude.x

  • Mein Kleines Chaos

    congratulation πŸ˜‰

  • http://www.facebook.com/siouxZQ Sue Reimer Hutchinson

    Wonderful … don’t actually know you, but I’m smiling <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/dawncheshire2010 Dawn Cheshire

    Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=606848316 Nicole Beltane

    Congratulations, thats wonderful news.

  • Mahi

    Congratulations Chantelle! All the best xxxx

  • Happyeverafter Bride

    Congratulations! Such happy news!

  • http://www.facebook.com/LisaWood5 Lisa Wood

    A huge congratulations sent your way :) So exciting – looking forward to finding out what you are having xxx

  • Jaki Morris

    How wonderful for you all. And August babies are the best!


  • http://lifeofthebees.com Sass

    super super excited for you lovely! xx

  • Erin

    Oh gosh wow congratulations!!
    I understand your uncertain excitement. After many miscarriages I finnaly had a little baby girl last May. Up until the moment I held her in my arms (actually probably a week later) I couldn’t believe she was really here.
    Enjoy enjoy enjoy :)

  • Kristen

    Congratulations wonderful news :) x

  • Mel

    Congratulations on your new bundle of joy

  • http://twitter.com/heartmamaxx Zanni

    Congratulations!!! xx

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tina.brown.3538 Tina Brown

    Congratulations such wonderful news :0) xxx

  • samstone76

    Congrats Chantelle! That is wonderful news.
    We have just had our 2nd bubs, he is now 6 weeks old. We struggled to get pregnant with both our little ones. It took nearly 2 years with Bubs#2, so the excitement of seeing that first ultrasound is just amazing!

  • foxinahat

    Yay another Leo for the world!
    Thank you for sharing such an intimate part of your life with all of us :-)

  • Nataliep

    congratulations! I know that feeling of relief when you have the scan and everything is well πŸ˜€ Im expecting mine in July πŸ˜€ Good luck and congrats again x

  • sammycatmeow

    Congratulations chantelle. I can totally understand your excitement. I left a comment on your post a few months ago for I heart my body saying that I didn’t love my body because I have pcos and it was affecting my ability to conceive – I am happy to say I am now pregnant with my first child due in july.

  • Melissa

    Congratulations!! Your excitement is contagious. So excited for your new journey.

  • Trish

    Wonderful news Chantelle , I am so happy for you and your family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.hertander Charlotte Hertander

    Big congratulations Chantelle & family!!
    That’s excellent news and I can understand it’s been hard to keep the secret until now. Best of luck and I’m looking forward to updates on this new life as well as your regular fun input here on the blog, on FB and IG.
    LOVE the photograph, by the way – such a fantastic way of illustrating the future!! :-) <3 <3

  • http://adoremoi.net/ Terin

    Aww! Congratulations! Really excited for you. I hope you have a happy and healthy pregnancy!

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  • Tika

    Congratulations to you and your family :)

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  • http://shamozal.blogspot.com Kirsty Rice 4kids20suitcases

    So so so so so pleased for you xxx

  • TheotherElla

    Congratulations Chantelle! What wonderful news – HOW EXCITING! Sending all our love the good thoughts from your old Sydney work gang. Ella xxx

  • Ali

    Congratulations!! God bless your growing family!

  • http://twitter.com/Zjizjipke Zjizjipke

    Congratulations!!! Such wonderful news! Enjoy!

  • Alisha T.

    One thousand million congratulations to you and yours from Texas! So happy for you, Chantelle!

  • Josephine

    Yay!!! I hope the rest of the ride is smooth as may be. I’m so happy for you and the family :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kellymmorton Kelly Morton

    Oh I have goosebumps reading this Chantelle…..congratulations to you all. Very exciting times ahead.
    My little prem miracle just turned one yesterday. I have a 7 year gap between my two. Children are truly wonderful blessing in our lives xx

  • Jewel

    What thrilling news! Congratulations and best wishes.

  • Kelpad

    Absolutely delightful news. This is one lucky baby, it’s going to be welcomed into a beautiful family that’s going to love it to pieces, congratulations to all 3 of you.

  • Janice Roseingrave

    Congratulations! I hope that you all stay well!

  • Amanda

    Congratulations on your wonderful news! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/wandamccall Wanda McCall

    Congrats! Wonderful news!

  • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

    Well done you. Gorgeous news. Best of luck from here on in! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607858948 Gayelene Stewart-Airs

    What beautiful exciting news Chantelle!!! So happy for you :)

  • zeitverschwender17

    Aww. I am so depressed at the moment, after a big break-up and two weeks of tears and breakdowns, and this is the first time I have smiled in a morning ever since. I am truly happy for you and pray that everything goes right!

  • http://twitter.com/MascaraAndMud Cerys Lowe

    yay yay yay! love me some baby news! Huge congratulations! X

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  • http://eenysuniverse.blogspot.com/ eeny

    Congrats, Chantelle. That is amazing news. I am so happy for you and your family.

  • Steph – Sassmouth Mama

    Such beautiful news! Congratulations to you and your family Chantelle. Sending you virtual hot chocolate and foot rubs. xxx

  • http://www.whereheathergrows.com/ Heather

    Congratulations!! What fantastic news, so excited for you and your little family!

  • Marlene

    Congratulations with the new addition! You will have much to comment and photograph – I look forward to the pictures!

  • Jo


  • http://twitter.com/AmyZempilas Amy Zempilas

    Congratulations lovely! We also have baby number two on the way, due 29th August (my birthday!). I wondered if I would be just as excited having my second as I was with my first, and I absolutely am! It’s the most magical, precious time. A x x

  • http://www.facebook.com/debbie.huxstep Debbie Huxstep

    Hi Chantelle, now I can share my secret:))) My eldest daughter told us on Christmas Day that she was pregnant but also that we weren’t allowed to tell anyone until they said we could…longest 2 months and hardest secret to keep in a very long time. She is due mid to late August as well…so very exciting.

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Congrats Grandma! What lovely, exciting news. xxx

      • http://www.facebook.com/debbie.huxstep Debbie Huxstep

        Thanks Chantelle, it’s the second time around but just as exciting…only downside is that she lives in Cobar…so very far away :(.

  • Emma

    Lovely news!!! Congratulations!!

  • Maggie

    Sooooo happy for you and your family! Congratulations on your little miracle!

  • Claire

    Wow, congratulation. When ever I hear someone is expecting I cry! So I had a few happy tears for you. Big love. xox

  • Tania McCartney

    I can’t even tell you how happy I am for you. All three of you. xx

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  • Maxabella

    Wonder and joy!! x

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003749616688 Facebook User

    Congrats to you and the family. I know how much you have wanted this. What joy your post brought to me, so happy for you. Enjoy and cannot wait to see the posts about baby number 2. Hope all goes well and take care of you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lenkam76 Lenka Mrkvickova

    Congratulations! and thank you for that beautiful share! Love the photo, says it all with so much love and anticipation!

  • http://twitter.com/alexricia Alex

    Congratulations Chantelle! Wonderful, exciting news. x

  • beachbumchix

    yippee!!! what a thrilling blessing! congratulations!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michelleshapiro23 Michelle Shapiro

    fantastic news congratulations

  • http://twitter.com/GreySkySaturday Jamie

    I’ve finally just saw this post, congratulations! I’m so excited for you :)

  • http://www.themonsterandme.net/ Laura @ The Monster & Me

    Congratulations to the three of you, what wonderful, wonderful news!

    All the best for next 6 months. x Laura

  • Khali Whatley

    Congratulations. So, so pleased for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/josiejojo Jo Hall

    Ok, so just having found your scan pic today and realising I was slow on the uptake I had to go back through your blog (felt like I was stalking you!) ….
    Well Done gorgeous, very happy for you, Shane and Lacey. Happy Baking xxxx

  • EmmaStirling

    just stopping by as it’s been a while…and what fantabulous news!!!!!!