The Dollhouse is getting a new tenant! Caitlin and her husband Zach, along with Auntie Dani, are thrilled to welcome our Baby Bestie in April 2021.
The hardest secret I’ve ever kept. (Caitlin here!) This is something that Zach and I have hoped, dreamed and prayed for – and we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that…
WE’RE HAVING A BABY!”
Wow, it feels so good to have this good news out in the open. Keeping quiet about our bundle of joy has been excruciating. I practically felt like I needed to hibernate or the secret would slip. Now that I’m bumpin (eek!) and we’re out of the first trimester… we can officially shout the good news from a mountaintop – which is something Zach has been begging to do 😉 Since we don’t live near any mountains, we opted for this *subtle* marquee and balloon backdrop! Keep reading for all the details.
We’re getting a new bestie… a baby bestie!
There came a point during our fertility journey that I decided to be open and honest with our Doll community. We’ve worked hard over the past five years to cultivate a space that is welcoming for all Dolls to share with one another.We did our treatments through Fertility Centers of Illinois and they were great to work with – even through COVID. There are about 1 in 8 couples in the United States that face fertility issues. I was personally so touched by an outpouring of our own followers once I started to share our journey… so when I stopped sharing we did get the straight up question, “is Caitlin pregnant?”
After our second round of IUI, we got the positive pregnancy test we had been praying for! Our hearts were immediately overfilled with so much joy, and I knew in my heart that our baby was finally with us. We did decide to keep the good news to ourselves until we were out of the first trimester… and we cherished the little (ahem, HUGE) secret we had together.
FUN FACT: My bestie, Dani Doll, is notoriously bad at keeping secrets! Although she was one of the ‘insiders’ to know, she worked extra hard at keeping quiet this time. Thank you to my best for being by my side through the ups and downs of this journey. Make sure you check out our latest podcast (dropping 11/9) for all the insider deets including telling Dani the news – and my husband!
One of our best Dolls and favorite photographer, Crystal flew in from LA to help us photograph this special announcement – it was SO special to have her by our side for this! Thank you to AlphaLit Chicago and Balloons by Tommy for making our announcement so fantastic! Caitlin’s dress (click here) and Dani’s dress (click here) are both from Buddy Love and our rhinestone heels (click here) add the perfect pop of sparkle for the occasion! We also decided to pamper ourselves before this photoshoot with fresh locks from Mario Tricoci – we love how they styled us!
The first trimester has been a whirlwind of excitement, mild nausea, long naps, skincare modifications, pasteurized cheese, mocktails and endless love. Thank you for following our journey! BRB, shopping for maternity clothes. Any reccos?