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Hi Loves,

I’m pregnant! It feels so surreal and came so unexpectedly ..  and Allen and I are so so blessed. It’s been hard to keep it a secret for the past 4 months because I wasn’t ready to share this news with the world just yet. I wanted to wait until after my first Trimester, which was just a week ago. (Can you believe I’m already a third way done?) My baby is healthy and going strong so I’m finally ready to share it with the world. And I’m excited that now I can finally stop hiding my bump!

For the past few months it’s been so hectic and crazy having to re-imagine my life to fit a baby, but I’m excited to start this new chapter in my life to see what it brings. It’s all so new, I’m definitely feeling a little nervous and scared. Allen and I have been reading a lot of books to try and educate ourselves, but if you guys have any tips please share it with me in the comments below.

Life is not necessarily all about pre planning , but it’s about living in the moment… of the unexpected unplanned moments. It’s been very difficult to share with you guys this news because while it’s a complete blessing, there’s also a dark secret behind it. It’s such a big issue that women commonly face so I made a video to share this bit with you guys. Click below to the channel to watch the emotional video now:

 

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238 Comments
  • Congratulations.

    There are going to be a lot of people giving you advice. Just nod, smile, and say thank you. We’ll consider that. I didn’t read any books because I was just going to play it by ear and use my maternal (and paternal for dad) instincts. I did take a baby care class and an infant/todder CPR/FirstAid course. Those were very valuable. I took more advice from my children’s pediatrician than anyone else. She was the best. Very old school in her practice which I appreciated.

    I always remember what the instructor said from my baby care class-babies survive and thrive not because of what to do but in spite of what you do.

  • KTam says:

    Hi Chriselle,

    Congrats on the pregnancy! Your vid post made me cry. I’ve never had children but a lot of my friends and family have and gone through the same thing you did. I just want to say I am really sorry for your loss but this just makes your baby so much more special. I can almost feel the pain of all the women who have gone through what you did. Take care and congrats again! You’re in for a lot of excitement in the near future (next 18 years!) and yes, you can’t plan life. The beauty of it is all the things that come unexpectedly :)

  • Margaret says:

    There’s certainly a great deal to find out about this issue.

    I really like all of the points you have made.

  • neli brown says:

    Dear Chriselle I will pray for you and your baby. God be with you.

  • Moji M. says:

    This is my first time leaving a comment after visiting your blog for many months. I am so happy for you and your husband! A baby is an incredible addition to a family’s life. Thank you so much for sharing with your readers about your personal experience. It seems like bloggers like to keep certain parts of their lives secret (which, duh, you all should totally do) so I appreciate you speaking out about this moment in your life. You don’t know how many people you’ve touched with this video.
    Congratulations on the baby!! I hope your pregnancy and delivery goes smoothly and you, the baby, and Allan are healthy and happy! :]

    • Chriselle says:

      Hi Moji,
      Thank you so much for taking the time to write to me, I truly appreciate it. It was hard for me to do, but once I did it I felt relieved. Comments like yours has genuinely lifted my spirits and I’m ready for this new chapter of my life. Thank you again for the love and support. I hope to hear from you again! :) xoxo

  • Tina says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriage but you and Allen are such lovely people, and now both of you are bless with a beautiful child, congrats~!!!

    Take good care and can’t wait to see the arrival of your baby 😀

    xo

  • Monica roberts says:

    Best advice I received when I was pregnant is DONT LISTEN TO OTHERS PEOPLE STPRIES AND ADVICE unless you ask for it. A lot of times when a woman gets pregnant she is judged before she can even become a mother based on the opinions of other mothers. You are you and they are them. Do what feels most natural to you and your husband. Who cares if your friend did all natural baby food and feeds the kid hemp milk because of it’s Heath values but the poor kid looks miserable.. Who cares if your friends child is learning 7 languages but still eats his/her own boogers.. Who cares if your family thinks you need to do this or that because that’s what they did with their own children. As your pregnancy progresses your slowly start to pay more attention to people and how they interact with their children and that’s when your parenting style will form. That’s personally what I experienced. A lot of unsolicited horror stories about birth and advice that didn’t fit with my own personal beliefs or lifestyle. There was never any judgement for those who patented differently than myself but you’re your own woman and you’ll be an amazing mom. Congratulations to the both of you.

    Also I had never heard of you until I was scrolling the popular page on IG. I’m now a follower and love your blog already!

  • Jasmine says:

    Good reads:
    1)Emotional intelligence
    2) Nurture shock
    3) Love and logic

  • Isela Alvarado says:

    You really touched my heart. I see your eyes, and there’s a light that only appear when you’re in love. Imagine, you are in love with this little person who don’t even know, that’s amazing!! I can’t find a word to describe what you make me feel, thank you to share your experience. God bless you

  • Lyca says:

    Congratulations, Chriselle and hubby! I’ve been following your Instagram and blog for fashion tips, so this blog entry was unexpected for me but yet it hit home :)
    I lost my baby during 2nd trimester just a few months ago. I too was that control freak! I planned my life/our married life to a tee including my first pregnancy, and I too cared too much about not gaining so much weight during my 1st pregnancy. I too am now learning to let go of my controlling nature 😉
    Thank you for sharing this and I pray that you and baby stay healthy throughout this pregnancy. May God bless your family :)

  • Marianna says:

    Congratulations, Criselle!
    I am so happy for you and I wish you that everything goes smoothly.
    Thank you for sharing your personal story.

  • Sara says:

    Very touched by your video! I had a miscarriage as well, and now expecting a baby boy in nov. although I shared my grief with friends and family, it’s still a very isolating, dark time. Just started following your blog & looking forward to hearing about your baby story. Blessings momma! Xo Sara

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  • Jay says:

    Hi Chriselle Congrats on your latest good news! I really enjoy seeing your updates especially your outfits and closet! It’s always nice that your passion is your career!
    I do feel what you have mentioned about the miscarriage as I have dealt with that. My husband and I were so happy as this was a natural conception. But 8 week later, I started bleeding alot and before we reached the hospital, I knew somehow we will not be able to save it. 2 years later we started IVF, after 2 tries, we are still unsuccessful. I am going to try for a 3rd time and I do hope this time it will be a success.
    You are truly blessed with this miracle of life! This time it will all be alright.
    Thanks for sharing your story. Congrats again!

  • bomi says:

    안녕하세요~
    이걸 다 이해할 수 있을진 모르겠지만 한글로 적을게요.
    일단 너무너무 축하드려요!!
    저도 3개월 전에 유산을 경험했어요.
    첫번째 임신이었기에 너무 충격이었고 주위의 많은 사람들이 위로를 해줬지만 떨쳐버릴 수가 없었죠.
    유산된 정확한 이유는 알 수 없지만 죄책감을 많이 느꼈어요.
    임신 사실을 알고도 몸 관리를 제대로 안 한 내 탓인 것만 같았어요.
    하지만 그 이후로 내 자신을 더 돌봐야겠다는 생각을 했어요.
    좋은 음식을 챙겨먹고(한약도ㅎㅎ) 요가도 열심히 하고 있어요.
    현재는 다시 임신을 준비하고 있어요.
    그래서 이 포스팅을 보니 너무 기쁘네요.
    힘내서 건강한 아이를 품에 안을 수 있길 바래요.
    화이팅♡

  • Jeenu says:

    Hey Chriselle,

    Firstly congratulations to you and Allen :) I am 100% definite you both will be a very loving and caring parents. I am really glad you shared this story with us your followers it just has changed my perception about you completely, I always thought you were a nice person but now I have a great great respect in my heart for you. Don’t let the past darken your future. I pray to god for your baby to be healthy and happy. Your video just made me tear up so much it felt like it was my own sister who went through the pain and I was unaware of it. You are a inspiration to all the women out there and keep doing what you do that’s being “THE BEST”.

    Lots of love and hugs,
    Jeenu

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  • Oh Chriselle~I am so proud of you for letting go! I can’t imagine the pain and guilt that follows such a horrible experience like a miscarriage, but I have no doubt that God helped you through those times. I don’t know why certain things happpen in life, but I do know that we come out stronger and God uses those scars to bless others. You are precious, and I’m so happy for you guys!!!! I have sooo many tips as a new-ish mommy myself (baby is 14 months now) 😀 But I’ll share just the few huge ones most moms might struggle with.

    1. If you get breastfeeding issues then don’t give up! Once in a while make sure to rub them in hot/warm cloth so they don’t plug up (I got mastitis due to plugged ducts). Try to remain as calm and zen inside as possible or baby will feel mommy’s anxiety and go crazy haha. And when in doubt, visit this awesome website!!! http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/ Either way, natural milk or formula, baby will be ok so don’t let guilt get to you. Oh yeah!! Really make sure the whole areola part is in baby’s mouth of you’ll end up sore. Sorry so TMI xP

    2. hanyak is highly recommended, hah! Very healthy milk for baby too

    3. It’s all up to the individual and family, but I highly recommend not going to baby RIGHT AWAY if he/she fusses while trying to sleep. Maybe at first it’s okay, but it’s really helpful when baby turns about 3 months old to just let baby fuss here and there for a good 3 min., then go in and caress hair and talk and love on them. Then go back out, and do the same thing multiple times. This practice helped us have a super good sleeper, yay!

    4. You can plan and compare with other babies as much as you want, but everything will be up to him/her and your motherly intuition. Don’t worry so much what others say if they’re not being gentle about their suggestions. You know best in the end!

  • Mari says:

    Oh, I forgot.. You asked for tips!

    1) Breastfeeding is not easy, but it is the best thing for you and especially for your baby. I am sure I have heard / you will hear this 100 times.. but breastfeeding is not just feeding your child, it’s also about bonding, comforting, sharing your love.. Please please please, try it. Your baby will thank you for that.

    2) Trust your instincts. You will get LOTS of tips and different pieces of advice.. even too many! And many of those will be from people who have no idea… or have old / wrong information.

    3) The first month is the worst. Then it will get better, MUCH better.

    4) Take lots of pictures!!

    I hope these will be helpful! :)

  • Mari says:

    Congrats!! I am sooooo happy for you two!!

    I am a new mommy myself, my son is now 5,5 months old.. And must tell you that motherhood is such an amazing thing! Enjoy the bump and everything ahead of you!!

    Big hug from Italy!

  • Lulu says:

    Dear Chriselle,

    Congratulations on the wonderful news. I am truly sorry for the miscarriage you went through and could relate in someway. I have never experienced what it is like to have a miscarriage, but both my mother, my cousin and a friend all had a miscarriage. And to hear them explain the pain and suffering they went through I have prayed since then that no woman in their life that were trying to conceive would ever go through that horrible stage of their life. I now pray that you have a wonderful time being pregnant!

  • Jazmín (México) says:

    Hi Chriselle! I just wanted to say that although we don’t know each other I can feel you as a close friend, so I’m very happy for you and Mr. Chriselle and I wish you all the happiness of the world beacuse you deserve it. I admire you so much and wish that someday I can be half of the woman you are! xoxo

  • Rathy says:

    Congratulations Chriselle! Wishing you all the best with this pregnancy. I’ve been an admirer of your blog and photos for awhile but haven’t really commented much. You are glowing! Pregnancy is amazing. I, myself, am 33 weeks pregnant with our first child and it’s the most fulfilling feeling. We love our soon to be daughter so much, it’s hard to contain it. I hope that you will enjoy every single moment as your baby grows. Sending lots of love.

  • Sul says:

    Dear Chriselle,
    It’s been a long time since i follow you, on instagram, youtube, blog etc…usually I don’t reply or add comments but after watching ur video today, made me gain more respect for you. You are such a strong and courageous woman, a true inspiration. I underwent ivf 2 years ago and it didn’t work. Very few people know about it as i get so emotional and find it very hard to talk about. But now i feel that what ever god does, is for the best. I hope that one day i get the opportunity to feel the joy of a baby inside me. But i sincerely wish you and Allen all the best, and i’m glad that you are happy, you look radiant. Love from Mauritiusxxxx

  • Christy says:

    Congrats Chriselle! I was 6 weeks pregnant and was so excited to have a second child. Unfortunately I had miscarriage 2 days ago. I felt ashamed! I’m also a control freak, After watching your video, it made me realize that there are things in life you can’t control and have to learn to let go. Again congrats on your pregnancy and enjoy babymoon!

  • Claire Martine says:

    Dear Chriselle,
    First of all I want to offer you my warmest congratulations. You and your husband have started a beautiful adventure together and I wish you both so much happiness.
    I am very sorry for your loss, I admire you for sharing your story with us.
    Your baby girl or baby boy will be blessed with loving parents and I have no doubt that you will show him or her the beauty and love that this world has to offer. You have inspired me to look for the beauty within myself instead of focusing on my flaws, and I am thankful for that.
    You will undoubtedly make a wonderful mother.
    Love,
    Claire

  • Chris says:

    Congratulations!!! sending lots of thoughts and prayers for you and your family, I wish you all the very best :) <3

  • Leng says:

    Congrats to you ! Nice reading your blog & video and hope you will continue to blog another chapter of your life – baby and parenthood. =)

  • Liz Dyer says:

    Congratulations Chriselle!! I just starting following your blog about 3-4 months ago and I’m so excited for you and your husband! I can’t wait to follow your story :)

  • Linda says:

    Chriselle!
    Firstly I have never commented on someone’s blog post before but I just watched your special announcement video and I was moved by it, I too suffered from a miscarriage earlier this year and can relate in feeling like I was alone but you are 100% spot on in saying that we should all be there for each other and bring awareness to something that happens so frequently and know we are not alone. Congratulations on this joyful time in your life and I hope to one day be able to embrace a cute bump like yours 😉 sending love from Australia xx

  • Cynthia says:

    Beautiful pictures Chriselle! You are such an inspiration. My heart hurts when I watched your video but I am so excited for you and Allen for whats ahead! CONGRATULATIONS! May you be blessed with so much joy, happiness, and love in your life! God bless

  • jeanalyn castillo says:

    congrats to both of you,

  • Nastya says:

    My sincere congratulations! You’re so strong and beautiful :) These photos are amazing!

  • Congratulations Chriselle! I watched your video and all I can say is, you are inspiring. Thank you for having the courage to share your story with the us and with the world. xo, Rachel

  • Alison A says:

    Chriselle, Thanks for sharing your good news (congratulations) and your story. Yes, there are many of us who have suffered, often silently, through miscarriage. It is a deeply personal loss and I suppose that is why so many intentionally or unintentionally hold it inside. I am glad you chose to share and I am sure many women have been touched by you sharing your story. As a mom of a teen and near-teen I can tell you that the most exciting days are ahead, enjoy each moment, savor those midnight rocking chair sessions, and keep shining. God bless! :)

  • Suzanne says:

    Congratulation Chriselle and Allen!
    I know you will be a wonderful and loving mother as I can tell your mom is for you and your sister.
    God bless your beautiful growing family.

  • Kristin says:

    Congratulations on the wonderful news! Sure things will be better this time around. Stay strong. :)

  • Grace says:

    Chriselle, thanks so much for sharing. I’m in tears because I too have had a heartbreaking miscarriage. You are right, only God knows why miscarriages happen, I thought for so long why I had to go through that. But I know, that there is a reason for everything and that we need to trust God through it all. I’m still on the journey that a successful pregnancy will happen for my hubby and I but for now I’m doing my best to really let go and free myself from the pain of infertility. Best wishes for a comfortable pregnancy and easy delivery. God Bless!

  • Evelyn says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful news Chriselle and to the wonderful journey ahead. You’ll love being a mum and will be a great one too!! I also wanted to applaud you for speaking out about your miscarriage. I went thru exactly the same thing as you, including the emotions and feeling as though I couldn’t share it with anyone. It’s a horrible experience and I feel the pain you endured. Fast forward a year later after my miscarriage I also fell pregnant and am so happy that I have a beautiful 9 month old son. He is my world and it’s hard work being a hands on mum but it’s all worth it. I used to have lots of time to do my hair, makeup, go shopping, etc but my priorities have changed (and due to lack of time! Hehe!) but now I’ve mastered the art of taking quick showers while bubs is asleep, 5 minute makeup, and wear flats all day (I do miss my heels!!!). It’s a complete life overhaul but I would f have it any other way. Exciting times ahead for you and hubby. xx

  • Ajdas blog says:

    Congratulations!
    I cannot imagine what have you been through, wishing you all the best in the future!

    Ajda
    http://www.ajdas.com

  • Anova says:

    Congrats Chirselle!! You look great! This dress looks just great xo

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  • Jessica says:

    Congrats! You look radiant!

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  • Jessica says:

    Congratulations! You look radiant!

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  • A million congratulations to you and your family!
    xoxo

  • SS says:

    Congratulations Chriselle,
    These pictures are absolutely beautiful. I’m so happy for you. I just watched your youtube video and I feel so happy for you and Allen. I have been watching your videos for a long time now and I just wanna say Thank you for sharing your life and stories with us. You have such a beautiful heart and such a beautiful family. Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy.!

    • Chriselle says:

      Thank you so much for your long time support! Allen and I are so overwhelmed by the amount of love we are receiving from everyone. xoxo

  • Charlotte says:

    Congratulations! I think the way you handle the situation is truly mesmerizing! Only a strong body, a strong mind and a strong heart could get trough this. Your heart is made of gold, and I have so much respect for you. Congratulations, again, on growing into this beautiful mom!

    • Chriselle says:

      Thank you Charlotte! I hoped that through my struggles I could empower women to feel strong in everything they do. Your comment means so much to me, take care! xoxo

  • Anna says:

    Congratulations chriselle, I was cry when I watch your video , you take care ,, bless to your family,,. Love .❤️❤️

  • Ida Young says:

    Congratulations Chriselle! Thank you so much for sharing your heart and being so transparent. I am a new reader who found you through Blogilates. I have two daughters and am pregnant with my third and can tell you that motherhood will be the most wonderful, sweet, challenging thing you will ever do!

  • Laura Lily says:

    Comment 100! Congratulations Chriselle. So happy for you.
    Laura Lily

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  • Jennifer Coronel says:

    That was beautiful! thanks for sharing that with us! I wish you and your husband all the best! I am a mom of three and while Motherhood is hard, it is also the most important job there is!

  • Caroline says:

    I’m so thrilled your sharing this with us!! I know it can be nerve wracking to share something so personal! My friend just had a baby and couldn’t be happier she’s very young and a fashionable professional just like you! She’s enjoyed being a mother so much and is totally obsessed with all things mom! She shared a few tips with me that I hope you’ll find handy! A great way to get your caffeine boots with out coffee is green tea and chi tea. Swaddling is a must!! Also don’t forget to get those nighttime dippers they work really well! I hope some of these help! I’m sure you’ve heard all of these already but I hope it helps

  • Abel says:

    Congrats!! With what happened a year ago will make you appreciate what you have today :) Take care!

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  • Sidhra says:

    Hi Chriselle,

    Congratulations! So wonderful to hear this big news. I just watched your video & it left me all teary-eyed.
    Your pictures are amazing, the pregnancy glow makes you look even more beautiful now =)

    Stay Chic 😉

  • Dorothee says:

    Hi Chriselle,

    I just have to get this off my chest. You are soooo incredibly beautiful, inside and out. Watching you sharing your story is so brave and transparent, very inspiring. Quite honestly, you being so fragile in this makes you even stronger. And, seriously, I am so excited to see you style your bump! My hubz and I are getting closer to thinking about a baby, and having some style icon like you going ahead is really excited. You are one beautiful girl, and I just really really wanted you to know that! God bless,

    Dorothee

    • Chriselle says:

      Thank you Dorothee for this comment, you’re so sweet. It was hard for me to share this but I’m glad everyone is so supportive! I’m excited to finally stop hiding my bump as well. I hope you find the new stylings helpful!

  • Julie says:

    Chriselle,

    Just wanted to wish a healthy and happy pregnancy. Thank you for sharing. I know so many friends and family that went through what you did and you’re right- we need to not feel alone. Take care of yourself and can’t wait to see more updates. God bless!

    • Chriselle says:

      Thank you Julie, I really appreciate your support. The hardest thing about the miscarriage was that I had to go through it alone. I’m so thankful! <3

  • Anne says:

    Congrats Chriselle and Allen! That baby is one lucky kid to have both of you. This is exciting news and I can’t wait for more updates from you guys. This one’s for the books!

    http://www.annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

  • Lidia says:

    Congrats Chriselle! Here is a link to a site which was very useful to me http://www.babycenter.com/
    You can read about your baby’s development week by week :), it has great tips for how to prepare for labor and how to welcome your most precious into your life! Enjoy your bump 😀

  • Sophie says:

    congrats chriselle!

    one thing id like to recommend is to go get a dental check up. many people may be unaware of this, but during pregnancy, the mother may be more susceptible to gum diseases. also on top of this, mothers with better oral health tend to have children with better oral health!

    the second trimester is often recommended as the best time to receive dental care too! 😉

  • Tammy says:

    Now that you got it, so you made a video. And you encouraged people to talk about it. God I hate videos like that, there are still SO MANY people who try and try and don’t get it. So YOU need to understand why, why it’s some people’s choice to never talk about it. Like how you were in the first place.

    • Chriselle says:

      Hi Tammy,

      You’re right, a lot of women aren’t ready to talk about it. I wasn’t ready to talk about it either, which is why it took me a year to finally make this video. I spent a year feeling like I was alone, like I had failed. This video serves as a reminder to those who can’t talk about it that they aren’t alone and if they want to talk about it, there will be a whole community of women to support them. I’ve gotten a lot of comments from women who still haven’t been able to conceive, but simply having this door of communication opened can allow for healing and hope. My heart goes out to those women and I hope we can build a community for not just the women who has had miscarriages but also for women who are still trying. xoxo

  • Michelle liew says:

    Chriselle! Thank you for sharing your story with us. It has been hard im sure for what u went through. Only God knows why and I guess He wants you to learn something from that situation. And now by this video I guess you’ve already figured it out that something. :) im excited for you! Haha dont get too focus in your work! 😛 take good care of yourself :) God Bless! ♥♥♥♥♥

  • Congratulations Chriselle! Wishing you both all the happiness and don’t feel sad or a failure at all! I’m just 25 and I have cancer, on top of that but don’t be ashamed of the things that go through in life. It’s definitely an experience and everything happens for a reason. Thank you for sharing your story & love the photos xxx

    http://stephlui.blogspot.com

  • Floortje says:

    Congratulation to the both of you beauty! Your video was so beautiful to watch that I got tears in my eyes. I wishes you all the luck in the world with the wonder that is growing inside of you.

    XX

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  • Congratulations Chriselle! Wishing you both all the happiness and don’t feel sad or a failure at all! I’m just 25 and I have cancer, on top of that but don’t be ashamed of the things that go through in life. It’s definitely an experience and everything happens for a reason. Thank you for sharing your storyxxx=p

    http://stephlui.blogspot.com

  • Naaj Rona says:

    A huge congratulations to you and Allen. Things happen for a reason and we don’t always know what the reason is but I’m so happy to hear the good news. May god bless you both and also the lil champ.

  • I’m so excited for you! I already wrote in on Facebook but I’m sure that you gave a lot of women that are going through the same thing or went through it strength! Congratulations Chriselle!

  • Shannen says:

    Congratulations to you & Allen! Now you will have 3 incredible cute babies ;)! Gorgeous pictures as always! Bisous!!

  • Zara Tong says:

    CONGRATULATIONS my dear Chriselle!!!! I hv been following u for almost three years… I am so happy and proud of u!!!!! I almost cried when I was watching the video. pls take care of yourself! I love u!!!!

    • Chriselle says:

      Thank you for your support! And for your comment, it’s so hard for me to connect to fans so I really appreciate you leaving this comment for me. Best wishes

  • Juliana says:

    Congratulations beautiful! This might sound weird, but I told my husband about your pregnancy as if we actually knew each other in real life, yeah I was that excited and oh so happy for the great news!

    It’s a wonderful blessing at the right time for you and your husband!

    I have to share these 3 tips with you because they seriously work wonders:
    1) On your last month, and all through pregnancy when safe, do yoga each morning, it makes delivery so much quicker because you’re helping your body to be ready even more
    2) On your last month, really this month is important to prepare your body, walk as much as possible, it helps with your pelvis
    3) Starting the second after delivery, start drinking only prune juice and lots of water as your fluids, these two will only help you use the restroom a little more at ease, trust me lol

    Have lots of fun during pregnancy and take care of yourself. It is the perfect time to simply relax your body, mind, and feet from now on till your ninth month :) Enjou the time and congratulations again!!!!! Yaayyyyy!!!!!

    XOXO JuJu
    http://www.jujusmoments.com/

  • Ilnov says:

    Hi Chriselle,

    Congratulations!! I actually cried after watching your video. Wishing you all the best for your lovely & beautiful family. I’m so looking forward to see your baby bump fashion soon! xoxo

  • Debasree says:

    Oh I am so happy for you, and I started tearing up along with you. Many congratulations to you and Allen, and I am sending you all my love and support.

    Warm Hug,

    Debasree
    http://www.allsheneeds.in

  • Austėja says:

    I think that the question as to why you might have gotten the miscarriage was answered in your video and you said it yourself – you were taking things too businesslike before. I suppose that was kind of a sign, a lesson to enjoy the moment and cherish things more. The miscarriage might have been God’s way to slow you down a bit with all the strict planning and obsessing over weight, diet, job, etc. (which is pointless anyway, you couldn’t possibly gain weight with that body type!) Even though it seemed as a tragedy, this will probably be a very important lesson learned that will benefit you and your child in the future so much more that it had harmed you then. I hope the experience had taught you to live life with more passion and love, understand the fragility of it and once again – simply enjoy the moment :) Congratulations and best of luck to your family! <3

  • Vivian says:

    Dear Chriselle, thank you for sharing your emotional story with us..It must have been very difficult for you, I hope you’re feeling better now. Chriselle, I’m not good with words, but I know that you’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem! And you’re not alone!
    Congratulations on your pregnancy, I wish you and your family all the best! xo

    Vivian

  • doreen says:

    Congratulations Chriselle. What a blessing! Enjoy carrying that beautiful bump and all the best!

  • Sarah Prout says:

    Congratulations! The photos are so beautiful!

    Miscarriage is an issue very dear to my heart. I have had 6 miscarriages, 5 of them in the last 11 months at various stages. It has been the worst and toughest time of my life, but it does get easier.

    More women need to open up about their experiences.

    For me, I have found that I have learned how to surrender to the process. As painful as it is, I have gained so much from my losses.

    I wish you all the best. xo

  • Sally says:

    Dear chriselle, congratulations!! Thank you for sharing your story. It totally made me cry! I also went through two miscarriages back to back before having my daughter who is now a year old. Going through a miscarriage was very traumatizing but it made me stronger as a person. And when we finally did have our daughter, I just loved and appreciated her so much more. Being a mom is amazing and challenging. Surround yourself with other new moms as well as moms with older kids to talk to. I joined a mommy & me group with kids who were the same age as my daughter and that was very helpful. There are a lot of mom groups on Facebook that were helpful too especially during the middle of the night feedings. You’re going to be an amazing mom. I’m so excited for you!!

  • Cynthia.Schaffer says:

    Congratulations!!!! Wish you all the best and enjoy being pregnant. As a mother of a 2 year old, I read a lot during pregnancy but after giving a birth to my lil prince everything just pop up naturally. I don’t even remember what I read on the book since every child is different.
    Welcome to the Mother-Hood!!!

  • Kathi says:

    Dear Chriselle, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m so happy for you and thankful for sharing your story with us! You’re going to be an awesome mom, I’m sure of that! All the best for you and your family from Germany! xoxo

  • doreen says:

    Congratulations Chriselle. It is such a blessing to be pregnant. Enjoy carrying that beautiful bump. All the best!

  • Miri says:

    WOW!This is amazing! I am so happy for you.I am sure you will make everything work perfectly and you will be a wonderful mother. Congratulations again!

    XX
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

  • Coco says:

    Wow, did your story ever resonate with me. I too am a control freak and I too felt my life turn upside down when I had a miscarriage. You feel so alone, a failure and wonder how can you not do what women are programmed to do? Thank you so much for telling your story to the world! It was because of your video that I realized that I should be open to a co-worker of mine about my miscarriage. She suffered through one recently and I couldn’t discuss the subject with her because it’s so hard. When I see you bravely talk about your miscarriage, I realized that I shouldn’t be selfish and if I could help her out during her time of need, than I should. Now you’re pregnant and I can’t believe it came during a great timing as my other fashionista that I follow on Cupcake and Cashmere just announced that she’s pregnant too! I am also 6 months pregnant and can’t wait to meet my precious one. Now I can watch for both of your websites for maternity wear and baby clothes inspiration!!!

  • Lisa says:

    Oh my god, Chriselle!
    All the best wishes and luck anf health for the baby.
    You are going to be an amazing mom I have no doubt!

    http://www.entre-flaneur.blogspot.com
    http://www.entre-flaneur.blogspot.com

  • Agnieszka says:

    Congratulations, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you. You will be an amazing mother!

  • Olga says:

    I´m so happy for you congratulation!! It will be the most beutiful child in th world!! I´m so excited!! Can´t wait to follow you during this amazing and wonderful journey

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

  • Saïda says:

    Congrats Chriselle!

    I hope you have a wonderfull and easy pregnancy like i had. Not to sick or in pain.

    I was really touched by your emotional video. When you become a Mom you understand a mothers feelings a lot more.

    I hope you will have a good and healthy baby!

    greetings from Saïda from Belgium :)

  • Katie Hager says:

    Chriselle, I am so happy you shared your story with us. As a woman who has also had a miscarriage, I too felt the weight of the entire situation as you did. I felt awful, horrible, terrible. I felt like it was in some way my fault and that no one would understand. By you sharing your story, I know you will help so many people. <3

  • ALINA says:

    Congratulations Chriselle! So happy for you and Allen!!! So excited to see your maternity style. <3

    xo, Alina
    STYLE BY ALINA

  • miriam merin says:

    Congrats and may i just say you have never been so beautiful..
    thank you for sharing your story.

  • Miranda says:

    Congratulations Chriselle! I admire the fact that you are able to open up to us viewers on camera like that to tell us about your miscarriage, and I think you are really brave for going through that and recovering from it. You are going to be an amazing mother, and I would like to wish you, Allen, and your baby good health and happiness! Also, your baby is going to grow up to be really tall haha.

  • Yoona says:

    Chriselle 언니!!
    I couldn’t just leave the page without leaving any comment. I’m so glad to hear your good news :) I saw you at 가로수길 when you came to Seoul with your sister. I was so shy so couldn’t say anyting to you:( 아직도 아쉬워요.. Anyways my sister is also pregnant (5months) 병원에서 안정기라고 해서 여행도 다녀요^^! So don’t worry and I am looking forward to see your version of baby gender reveal as well. 언니 진심으로 축하드려요 :) 맛있는 음식 많이 드시고 좋은 것만 보고 무엇보다도 아기와 함께 stay chic ;)!!

    From Seoul
    Yoona 유나:)

  • Karin says:

    OMG congrats on the new exciting journey Chriselle! I’m hoping to become a mommy in the near future, so I can’t wait to see all of your maternity fashion!

  • Sarah says:

    OMG! Congratulations Chriselle! Can’t wait to see your baby! :)

    xx
    Sarah
    http://ofstyleandwanderlust.blogspot.com/

  • Sarah Kim says:

    Hey Chriselle! Congratulation on your pregnancy and thank you for sharing your story with us~~ myself miscarried 2 times….once last year and this year April. Miscarriage is no fun and it emotionally drains you. I’m still trying but as of yet no luck….I know exactly what you mean by failing on people you love…I’ve been married for 9 years and my husband sincerely wants a child but I feel as I failed him twice…and like you said I’ve met people who had it worse than me…hopefully 3rd time will be a charm for me. Thank you again for the encouragement! :)

  • Jane Yang says:

    Chriselle,

    You are so loved by God. I felt so blessed to be hearing this news and to see how beautiful and vulnerable you can be in front of Him. I am so, so proud of you for being this example of Christ and sharing the continuing love story that God unfolds everyday.

    May God help you see that through this baby, we come naked into this world, and leave without anything of this world, and that all that we can do in the meantime is learn and share about God’s unstoppable love for us. So proud you.

    Love,

    Jane

  • jasmin says:

    chriselle, i’m so sorry to hear that u been to a lot this last year. Cant imagen how u felt. That you are one year after pregnant again is just so wonderful, i wish u and allen all the best. Such a lovely couple, love your pictures.
    http://www.elossastyle.com

  • Stella says:

    Hey Chriselle,

    I am your big fan from Taiwan and I know your husband is Taiwanese too!
    Very happy to hear this wonderful news from you! Congrats!!!!!!

  • Bao Lee says:

    Chriselle,

    Congratulations on the pregnancy! Thank you for sharing your story. Pregnancy is really tough and you go through so many different emotions during this time. Like you said, just let it go and embrace this time in your life. Motherhood is such a beautiful thing, when the baby arrives your first thought will be this is my purpose in life, to be a loving mother to my child.

    You will be such a wonderful mother, I look forward to hearing more about your journey along the way. You’re baby is going to be quite fashionable too. :)

  • Jules says:

    Chriselle, thank you for sharing your very personal story with us about your struggles and now how you have triumphed over them. Thank you so much for your transparency and your nakedness. I think it encourages a lot of your readers! Congratulations to you and Allen!

  • kathy Kyrie says:

    Congratulations Chriselle & Allen, the video made me cry. Thank you for sharing such a personal moment in your life, it is so encouraging to soo many women. I wish you well, God bless you & you look amazing darling:-*

  • jocelyn says:

    So happy for you both :)
    I’m sure you will be wonderful (and stylish) parents!
    Congrats!!

  • Paula says:

    Congrats to you both Chriselle and Allen! :) God has truly provided for both of you and given you a new opportunity to experience life on a whole different level. You are so incredibly strong Chriselle, I am encouraged and admire your strength! Thank you for sharing something so personal to you with us, it must have been very difficult.

    Blessings to your family! God bless :)

  • Eber says:

    Congratulation to you, chriselle. Please don’t push yourself too much, will affected baby moody :) wish you all the best!

  • Trisha says:

    I have known a lot of woman that suffered from a miscarriage ,I know it is tough and I am so happy that you were able to pull through. You are one strong woman and I myself look up to you, I hope everything goes well with your pregnancy. I am very excited and curious if the baby would be a little Chriselle or a little Allen or perhaps both? . I am looking forward to seeing one fashionable baby in this world , again congrats and god bless you 😀

  • Oooooh my my myyy, I am incredibly happy for you!!! It’s silly I know, I don’t know you, have never met you, but I am so happy for both of you and I wish to you nothing but the best. I am sure that baby would be blessed with wonderful parents (and wonderful closet haha!).
    As always I loved the pictures, outfit, video, everything 😀
    Congratulations!
    http://sheseeksadventure.wordpress.com

    P.S.: please please pretty please, make a baby clothing haul 😀

  • Oyuna says:

    Dear Chriselle!

    I’ve been following you a few years and I love you so much. I feel like you are my friend and sister:). I even saw you in Grove one time and was too shy to say hi :)

    Anyway congratulations on wonderful news. I know you are gonna be best mom and your husband is gonna be best dad :)
    Have a healthy, fashionable pregnancy. Enjoy every moments :)

    Love,
    Oyu

  • kay says:

    Congratulations to you and your husband. Thank you for sharing your life moments with us. It is through this video that I adore you even more.

  • Yvette Hampton says:

    So happy for you and your husband. Always remember God is the ultimate physician. I will never be able to have children….but I made it through that part of my life. You and your husband have each other and God……..always remember that.
    #God#Bless!

  • Shahrzad says:

    Hi Chriselle! First of all congratulations, I am so happy and excited for you! And second of all I don’t know much about pregnancy or motherhood but I would definitely recommend watching The Business of Being Born (it’s on Netflix). It’s an amazing documentary that really gives a lot of insight about giving birth and how America’s way is very different from the rest of the world. It’s a very interesting film that made me think a lot and I would really recommend it! Wishing you all the best. Xoxo.

  • Sade says:

    Hey Chriselle,

    That’s awesome news what a great blessing!

    I am confident that you will make a great mom because you have been such a positive role model to me. We could never fully explain why things occur in our lives but we can trust that it will work out for the better and we will be victorious in the end.

    May God continue to bless you,your husband and your baby.

    Congrats to you and Allen on becoming parents <3

    XOXO
    Sade

  • Alexandra says:

    Chriselle thank you so much for sharing your journey. You are so right– it’s so important to talk about these things. Seriously brave, and I am super inspired by you. Congratulations, and I can’t wait to follow our pregnancy style and your life with baby!

    — Alex at The Cashmere Kangaroo

  • Grace K. says:

    Hello Chriselle Unni,

    I’ve been a fan for years and have followed your since you were first featured on Michelle Phan’s channel. I even got to visit you once at DSW years ago! I looked up to you and was inspired by your passion for your life and work (and the beautiful photos by Jana Williams) for a long time now. Part of the reason I’ve been a fan for so long is also because you’re Korean-American. I think it’s important for girls nowadays to have an ethnically successful role model to look up to, someone who they can look up to emotionally, creatively, intellectually, and culturally. You are the ideal for me in blending a multi-cultural (even global) way of life. :)

    Because of that, I completely understand what you said in your video about feeling ashamed and unwilling to share with your family and friends. I think it’s so important that Asian communities begin talking about topics like this. I feel like Western culture is still much more accepting, understanding, and supportive of women who go through these ordeals. Thank you so much for being so brave and wonderful about sharing this topic with all of us. I think even if many Asian girls and women don’t say so, it will definitely have an impact on them and help them to think about difficult facts of life like this. I hope your family was completely understanding and supportive of you and your husband. (I can’t say the same for my family if this ever happened to me, unfortunately.)

    Stay strong, Unni. And if you ever need reassurance, we’re all here for you. Look to your fans if you need any help or comfort. We’ll back you up! And a big Congratulations!! to you and your husband! May God bless your new family and we look forward to seeing how you stay strong and beautiful in this new chapter of your life. (Bring on the chic and cute baby fashion sprees!)

    Lots of Love, Grace K.

    • Chriselle says:

      Thank you Grace, you’re too sweet. It’s hard to share stories like this, but I’m so glad to have the support of everyone! Stay chic! xoxo

  • Sophie says:

    Congratulations Chriselle and Allen! This is such an exciting time!! You are going to be a great mom! I hope the pregnancy is going well and that you aren’t too exhausted :)
    Remember to enjoy all of the little things before the little bundle of joy arrives :)

  • Marion says:

    Congratulations!!! Wish you the best!

  • steph says:

    Congratulations! This along with the video clip really warms my heart. You’ll be an amazing mom no doubt about it.

  • Ana Perez says:

    Hi Chriselle!
    First of all congratulations! I’m from Spain and I follow a Spanish make-up guru who some months ago uploaded a very similar video as yours. I have to say that your story reminds me a lot to her video. Her name is Isasaweis and as you, she says in her video that she thought that miscarriages were not usual but when she passed through that she realised that actually a lot of women suffer it!
    I wish you, Allen and the baby best of all!

    • Chriselle says:

      Thank you Ana! Unfortunately this does happen to many women, but I’m glad we are all able to open up about it now. It’s all part of the healing process (:

  • Vera says:

    Hi Chriselle!!! Congrats!!! Have been watching your videos for so long and can’t help leaving this comment here after hearing the great news! You are definitely not alone. I had 2 miscarriages in the past few years and I don’t think anyone understands that pain of loss but ourselves. I couldn’t talk about it either for a long time and even thinking about my losses brought tears to my eyes. I had a hard time getting pregnant after that and went through a dark time of disappointment and self denial. Right now after 4 years since my first loss I’m 34 weeks pregnant thanks to the medical technology nowadays! I guess what I’m trying to say is, always have hope and good things will happen when they are meant to. Good luck with the pregnancy and can’t wait to see you being a fashionable mom!!!

  • Katie says:

    This happens to lots of people, including myself. It didn’t just happen to you.

    • Chriselle says:

      Hi Katie,

      Yes it happens to many women and unfortunately there are so many women (like I was) who are afraid to talk about it. My best wishes for you and stay strong!

  • Hailey says:

    Congrats on being pregnant your going to be a great mom!!

  • bonnie says:

    hey chriselle!
    i’ve never commented on your blog before but there’s a first time for everything isn’t there :). thanks for being so vulnerable and sharing your life with us! you’re an inspiration to young women everywhere, esp asian american women! i wish you smooth sailing with the rest of your pregnancy!

    best,
    bonnie

  • Tesi says:

    Wow, thank you for sharing your story. I’m really humbled by this and appreciate you being willing to share this. It will really mean a lot women out there who’ve experienced the same. I really applaud you for opening this dialogue, it’s so very important. And of course, very big congratulations to you and your hubby! :)

  • Kaitlyn Thayer says:

    You are going to be a great mom! The fact that you already care for your child more than yourself is so evident and it brought joy to watch this video of yours! I felt the same way after I miscarried 2 years ago… It wasn’t a planned pregnancy so both caught my husband and I off guard. I didn’t tell anyone in my family because I was sad and ashamed of it. I thought that it must’ve been my fault somehow and I didn’t know how to even bring it up to my family. I realized after a time that it wasn’t my fault, that God knew what He was doing, but I still didn’t tell anyone, because I thought who would care. After watching your video today I felt that I shouldn’t keep it in so I called my mom and told her, and it was such a burden off of my shoulders! Thank you so much for your encouragement!! I feel freer somehow and I wish I had seen something like this 2 years ago! God Bless!

    • Chriselle says:

      You’re not alone Kaitlyn and I’m glad you were able to reach out for the support of your family. Embrace your freedom and stay strong!

  • Karina Victoria says:

    We love you Chriselle and congratulations!! Thank you for sharing this with us!!

  • Dear Chriselle! Thank you so much for sharing with us your story. I hope your heart feels better without this secret. Because, your are fabulous, strong, and inspiring woman. I am sure your story can help lot of women. Be blessed you, your husband and your fabulous little baby. Love from Montréal!

  • melissa says:

    you are such a beautiful person an no one should go through such a hard thing alone. you are an inspiration!!!!!!! Congratulations for you baby! you will be an amazing, beautiful mom!!!!

  • Karina Victoria says:

    We love you Chriselle and congratulations!! Thanks for sharing this with us!!

  • Connie says:

    Congratulations Chriselle on your blessing. I’ve recently became a fan/reader of your blogs/videos/instagram posts — you have and will always look gorgeous and your dedication to your passion makes you more beautiful than the fashionable and immaculate styling. Hope you and your husband enjoy the pregnancy and of course the new adventure of parenthood. Keeping you in prayers.

  • Maggie says:

    Congratulations Chriselle! I posted on your Facebook already. Haha. But I’m going to comment again since I didn’t type everything I wanted to. Thanks for sharing! I know it was a difficult time and it really honestly isn’t any of our business. It must’ve been very difficult to share, but through this, I think you’ve inspired a community to come together to be there for one another. There’s so many things that we never know and we always assume you have this perfect life. It’s so amazing to see you being vulnerable and sharing with us the things that you really do struggle with. You’re a beautiful person inside and out and please don’t ever let society get to you on maintaining a certain image. I certainly struggle with that as I always feel I’m not thin enough to be a part of the blogosphere. Many girls struggle with maintaining an image, but I think your fans really appreciated the sincerity in your videos. Having that miscarriage is traumatizing and working it off isn’t going to alleviate the pain. It’ll just come back, but just know this Chriselle, you’re more loved than you’ll ever know and you were NEVER a failure neither will you ever be one. I know you’re going to be a great mom and I’m so happy for your new addition to the family! Will be praying for you and your family!

    xoxo,
    Maggie S.
    http://clothestomidnight.com

    • Chriselle says:

      Thank you Maggie, I appreciate your comments! It’s so hard to share such a personal thing publicly so it makes me so happy to know I can receive such amazing support from everyone. Thank you so much!! xoxo

  • Mackenzie says:

    Hi Chriselle,

    Thanks for sharing your sweet and emotional story. I’m sure that was very difficult to go through, as well as relive again now that you’re telling everyone.

    What stuck out to me the most is your stress from controlling everything. I watch your videos and envy how someone can look and be so effortless, but clearly that was not the case considering you cared about your weight for the camera and how you looked in clothes. That struck a chord with me because I feel the same way. I always feel guilty that I don’t look good in pictures because of my weight, but if I’m happy, then it shouldn’t matter. So thanks Chriselle for sharing these very human moments with us, as it can be easier to “put on a face” for the camera.

    • Chriselle says:

      You’re welcome! I’m definitely learning to let go and just be happy with everything. We are so blessed every day, we’ll work hard to remember that (: xoxo

  • Eda says:

    Dear Chriselle

    Ive followed you for what seems like years now and have always been inspired by your work. Ive seen you through your marriage and all your travels around the world and really feel happy to hear that you are now with child! Congratulations and good luck with your journey ahead!! Thank you for sharing your journey. For many of us who have no yet reached that stage in life, I’m sure we will find your story reassuring :)

    Cant wait to hear more on your journey!

    Blessings

    x

    • Chriselle says:

      Thank you so much Eda for all your support! & thanks for commenting so I can have a chance to respond to this (: It was hard sharing this story but I’m glad that I can provide comfort to women who’s gone through this, and prepare girls who haven’t yet! xoxo

  • Amy says:

    Congratulations!!!! Thank you for sharing your private story. You will help others who are also feeling alone. *hugs*
    May you have a wonderful and happy pregnancy. Lots of love!!!

  • Cath says:

    Life is not perfect no matter how hard we’ve tried. It’s not an instagram picture that we can edit and add filters before we post it and hoping for everyone will admire its beauty and precision, the way we like it….
    Life happens, always in real time, it can’t go back, it can’t be fast forwarded. It’s the present, it’s something that we have to embrace no matter what. It involves process. It involves a big heart. In the end it involves the letting go…. And that’s the moment when we finally gain. Our peace.

    • Chriselle says:

      Yes you are so right, once I let go of my pain I realized how blessed I am and became so thankful for everything that’s happened. I’m so thankful for this new baby and supporters like you! Thank you for this comment (: xoxo

  • Adalia says:

    Ahh,this is so exciting! Love the photos-you look beautiful! I’m sure you will be a wonderful mom :)

    Congrats,
    Adalia
    seabreezeandstyling.blogspot.com

  • Rani says:

    Congratulations on your blessing!!! I knew that was going to be your announcement! I was not prepared for your video. My sister went though the same thing. I had no explanation for her except that God probably knew that she was not just yet ready and that she and my brother in I law needed to “get their ducks in order” first. Now that have been blessed with a beautiful daughter and and twin son! God is always good! Congratulations again! Stay chic!

    • Chriselle says:

      I’m so glad (but sad about the miscarriage) to hear that about your sister, that’s truly amazing! Thanks for your comment and support, stay chic!

  • Leanne says:

    This is so beautiful Chriselle! Congratulations on the wonderful news and I wish all the best for you and your beautiful family. God bless <3

  • Haya says:

    Congratulations Chriselle! Couldn’t stop my tears while watching this video.. I’m sure everything is going to be alright now :) Take care, xoxo ♡

  • Lana K says:

    Congrats,such a great news! I’m so happy for you! :)

  • Cynthia says:

    Congrats Chriselle! I saw your special surprise video on youtube and I almost cried at my desk at work.
    All the best to you and Allen. PS. These photos are gorgeous, make me look forward to parenthood in the future.

    Cynthia
    http://www.pinchofchic.com

  • Congrats Chriselle!!!

  • corie louie says:

    Congratulations! Such big news!

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