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Why I Didn’t Tell You I’m Pregnant Until Now

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I didn’t make a big announcement on social media like I did when I was pregnant with Mylee three years ago. 

So, here’s the announcement you’ve been waiting for:

Why I didn't tell you I'm pregnant

Our family is growing to four! I am 19 weeks and we are having another baby girl.

Here are the 3 reasons why I didn’t tell you I’m pregnant until now. 

  1. I wanted to keep it to myself for as long as possible.As a stout introvert, the attention and spotlight with my first pregnancy was a bit much for me. I have enjoyed just keeping it to myself and my closest family members and friends.

    Of course, Matt and Mylee knew as well as both of our parents. My class members at the YMCA knew as well because, well they know me and could just tell something was different.

  2. I wanted to tell my parents in person.They live three hours away and time did not allowed for me to travel there. I finally told them when I was 17 weeks when I was able to travel half way home for a football game. It was a good feeling to finally let them know.Of course, I did not want them to find out from anyone else.I did not want to tell them over the phone.

    Of course, they are excited to be GIGI and Papa again!

  3. It’s becoming very obvious.I cannot hide my bump any longer. I’m really starting to pop out and people are starting to ask me if I am pregnant.I had everyone thinking I was gaining weight. Haha.

It’s been great just keeping the special news within my small group as long as I could. 

Why I didn't tell you I'm pregnant

How does Matt feel about having another little blond girl wrapped around his finger?

Now that Matt has been a daddy to Mylee, he is more comfortable about having another girl. He’s really excited.

He’s also happy it’s a girl because we have kept everything of Mylee’s for the next baby just in case. We won’t have much to buy before the new baby girl gets here.

How does Mylee feel about being a big sister? 

Mylee is so excited to be a big sister. She has told everyone at her Day Care and now they all want baby sister, too. (FYI for day care parents reading this…You’re welcome).

I know things will be different with two babies to take care of. For Christmas, Mylee is getting a baby doll that feels real. Her own baby to care for.

My hope is that we can “care for our babies together.” I think she will be a great mommy to her baby and I can teach her many things about caring for someone so small.

The biggest thing I will strive to teach her and her sister both is loving each other for who they are and becoming a team. This is a really important concept for me to master with my girls.

How do I feel about having another girl: 

Extremely excited! It’s a little bit bittersweet, though. I will admit I was hoping for a boy. But another little girl will melt my heart. I guess we will have to try for our boy later!

How Am I Feeling?

I really appreciate that people care, but this is truly the most annoying question for me of all time. I feel great. I’ve never felt bad during pregnancy.

Thank you for caring! I appreciate you asking!

But, I really do feel awesome. This pregnancy has been a bit different. I have felt more tired with this pregnancy, but it could be that I’m chasing a toddler.

Now that I’m almost halfway through my second trimester, everything is going great so far. I’m still waiting for the nesting phase to hit because I have so much to do at home!

You know the truth about the status of my uterus and can follow along with me as I await patiently for baby girl #2!


When do you think my due date will be in March? 

~ Much Love ~


Hil D

Thursday 5th of November 2015

Congrats! It can be nice just having that little secret to yourself for awhile :) I tried to hide it with my second but I was OBVIOUSLY showing by 7 weeks so it was hard lol!

Mindy Young @ Farm Fit Living

Friday 6th of November 2015

Thanks, Hil! It's hard to hide it when you show early...I also tend to start showing early. I just wore baggier clothes and people assumed I had gained weight. It was very nice to keep it to myself, though. I felt like I had all the control.

Ashley Servis

Thursday 5th of November 2015

When is the due date? I don't want to tell everyone right away either for personal reasons like scares, telling family, and soaking in the moment.

Mindy Young @ Farm Fit Living

Friday 6th of November 2015

My "due date" is March 28. The date of conception is questionable, so it's right around there. I was almost two weeks late with Mylee, so Baby #2 could go into April, which would be fine. Hubby's birthday is April 4, so that would be a great birthday present for him.

Angela K Stewart Church

Thursday 5th of November 2015

congratulations and I can fully understand why you did not share your exciting news til now

Mindy Young @ Farm Fit Living

Friday 6th of November 2015

Thanks, Angela! I still haven't told everyone! My family knows and the blog community knows. Anyone who follows my blog knows. Anyone who doesn't, more than likely, still does not know. :) I'm ok with not everyone knowing.

Charlene Bullinger Asay

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

It's so hard not to tell people. When we were pregnant with our first we lived far away from family. We told them when I was 16 or 17 weeks at Thanksgiving. It was a great surprise when I walked in the house with a baby bump

Mindy Young @ Farm Fit Living

Friday 6th of November 2015

I'm sure, Charlene. I was about 12 weeks when we went on vacation with Matt's family and I was already showing then. They guessed it and I had to tell them. It was still pretty early, I felt, but it felt better that they knew since we were spending the whole week together.

Katy Ipock

Wednesday 4th of November 2015


Mindy Young @ Farm Fit Living

Friday 6th of November 2015

Thank you, Katy. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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