Motherhood

My 5 Month Secret

I’m feeling totally overwhelmed with happiness as I announce my pregnancy today! First… completely excited and thrilled to share the news, but also completely relieved as I can finallllllllly share this secret that I’ve been keeping from you guys for months and really let that belly hang out! 😉


The day I found out I was pregnant I immediately wanted to call my friends and family and share the news with them, but I held back. As a lot of you guys know, I’ve experienced a miscarriage about 4 years ago before I had Chloe (which I talked about in this video here), and unfortunately, I recently experienced my second miscarriage a few months before becoming pregnant with this one. So naturally, when I found out I was pregnant with this one my head immediately went to a place of doubt, paranoia, and fear (I’ll get into the details of how I dealt with this and what I was personally going through during the first and second trimester in upcoming posts as they deserve to be stand-alone topics and blog posts).

I decided to tell my friends and family after the 3-month hump of my first trimester, and although I desperately wanted to tell you guys early on I decided to hold off until a bit later once I knew things were safe and sound. So here I am, 5 months into my pregnancy feeling more alive and grateful than I could ever be! I do have to say being pregnant for the second time is a bit different than the first, but I’m trying to enjoy every minute of it as I’m already halfway through! I figured that Mother’s Day would be an appropriate day to share this exciting news with you guys!!

I’ve always wanted to do a beautiful portrait shoot semi-naked with my growing belly but never had the guts to do so when I was pregnant with Chloe. I felt uncomfortable with my body the first time around, but this time I feel so different about my body and who knows if we’ll have a third one! I feel full of life and beautiful with my growing belly and body. Once you understand what the woman’s body can endure during and post pregnancy… you have the utmost respect and admiration for the female form. So I decided to have this last minute impromptu shoot with Elizabeth Messina (who I’ve admired for years) in her studio.

We first shot in the Valentino gown of my dreams. When I saw their finale dress on their runway last season (in person) I knew I had to get my hands on it and have an excuse to wear it out somewhere. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be wearing it for my pregnancy reveal shoot! A big thank you to my Valentino family for making this dream of mine come true! For the other looks, I wanted to document my growing belly, so we simply used Elizabeth’s archives of vintage lace pieces. She shot this entire story with film which makes it even more special and timeless. I want to remember this time forever and ever.

Allen and I are thrilled to be expecting once again, and to share this new chapter of our life with you all! We are enjoying every moment with our little Chloe Bear before we welcome our second one into our lives as we know things will quickly become joyfully chaotic! I feel so blessed that I’ve been able to share every aspect of my life with you guys from the highs to the lows. Thank you guys so much for your constant love and support! Happy Mother’s Day to you and your Mamas!

Also, if you guys want to see how the last 5 months were- I documented it all on video. Watch it HERE!

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TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS!

72 Comments
  • Shaneoux says:

    I am so thankful that everything is going so well… your photos are really magical and provide an amazing representation of what it means to be a mommy / pregnant. Sending positive vibrations your way❤️

  • Paul says:

    That is truly beautiful, congratulations

  • Lisa says:

    Very nice pictures, you are a bauty women

  • Lucie says:

    Your photos are beautiful !! Congratulations I love !

  • Hagnellith Rodriguez says:

    Congrats!!! The Pic are the Amazing.

  • Evelyn says:

    Congratulations Chriselle. Very happy and excited for your beautiful family. May God see you through this time and continue to bless you and your family.

  • Ria Parikh says:

    Congratulations, Chriselle. So happy for you, Allen and Chloe.

    Such a gorgeous and elegant way of sharing the news with us.

    Thank you for continuing to make us part of your journey and preaching one of the most important message of keeping it real, always.

    Lots of love and luck for this new chapter.

    – Ria
    https://riaparikh.com/

  • Soapie says:

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Congrats Chriselle! I’m a first time mom who really appreciates the honest, authentic voice you share in your motherhood videos, and it has been such a joy to ride through the highs and los with you and Chloe. So I look forward to seeing how God will bless your family in the countless ways to come.

  • Gabby says:

    These are such beautiful pregnancy photos – I am defintely saving some of these for my pregnancy shoot inspo (whenever that time comes 🙂 )!

  • Melody says:

    Wow. These photos are GORGEOUS!
    Congrats on your new addition!
    🙂

  • Jenny Yang says:

    AHHH SO EXCITING!! CONGRATS!! you are so beautiful inside and out and deserve all the happiness! these shots are also sooo gorgeous!
    xx Jen
    http://lilthoughtswithjen.com/

  • Nikki says:

    OMG! This is such an exciting new Chriselle!
    I am so happy for you!

    But also really intrigued, how do you keep a secret like that for 5 months, especially when you’re in the public eye all the time!

    Love,
    Nikki
    http://www.runwaytoroad.com

  • Tabitha says:

    Congrats!! I’m so excited for you and your family!! I can’t wait to see more updated posts in the future over your progression! Also, these photos are gorgeous and enchanting!

    Tabitha
    https://shopsiloe.com/

  • Divya says:

    I love this photo shoot a lot, so happy for you

  • Wendy says:

    Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome….suggest you might ask to be tested. Having had several miscarriages this was the outcome for me. Apparantely
    it is common.

  • Miki says:

    Congratulations on your pregnancy with the 2nd baby! I’m sorry about your other miscarriage again. What a blessing to be able to have a second kid. These photos are absolutely stunning. So beautiful! Wishing you a smooth and easy pregnancy, and healthy little one.

    Xo
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

  • GAYE McGrath says:

    Those photos are amazing! You look absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

  • Congratulations you beauty!! You look absolutely beautiful and powerful. x

    chevrons & éclairs

  • Congratulations! So happy for you! That Valentino dress is amazing!

  • Jack says:

    Congratulations!! for becoming mother again. For beauty and fashion after delivery use Sephora and Zalora brand from VoucherCodes.

  • Congrats, I am so happy for you. And you look beautiful and strong and full of life indeed!

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

  • Julie Engelschion says:

    These photos are absolutely incredible! I’m so happy for you and Allen, congratulations!

    Love, Julie

  • Dilek says:

    Oh Chriselle, I am so so so happy for you! Congratulations! I am just sad you had to go through another miscarriage. That must have been hard on you. I hope your second pregnancy goes smoothly and wish you all the happiness in the world! <3

  • sara nena says:

    that was so proper… tell us during the mother’s day and sharing this positive vibe.!
    The Valentino dress is absolutely stunning

    http://7-sevendays.blogspot.gr/

  • Getri says:

    So happy for you! Photos are amazing!

    I have this feeling usually when people are ”hiding their pregnancy”. They tend to pose differently on photos and act a bit different. So, I was pretty convinced, that you are expecting few months a go.

  • Barbara says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Chriselle!!!!!!
    OMG, I’m a loyal follower of yours but I’ve been out of it & not stopped by the blog in a while. I’m so glad I didn’t miss this.
    Oh gosh, I’m so happy.
    I remember when you were pregnant with Chloe *wide grin*
    I pray for a safe pregnancy term Chriselle. We’ll be back here in 4 months time to celebrate the birth of your second child.
    *lots of love from Nigeria*
    Barbara

    http://www.barbara1923.com

  • You look stunning!!! Congratulations!
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  • Chloe says:

    Congratulations! 🎉🎈
    Another happiness to your family 😊

  • Chloe says:

    Congratulations Chriselle! So happy for you and your family xx This shoot is stunning!

    Chloe x
    http://www.softoctobernight.com

  • Elina says:

    Maybe because I have my own 3 kids, but I kind of knew were pregnant! I feel like a mom of several kids (and who observed lots of friends’ pregnancies) can kind of tell… At least I could. There is just something imperceptible that changes in the woman’s face, when she gets pregnant. And that “something” is beautiful. I am so happy for you, dear Chriselle! This is wonderful news. Wishing you an easy rest of your pregnancy.
    Happy Mother’s day to you and to your lovely mom.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery for her.
    With love.
    Elina

  • justephanie says:

    Wow. Congrats dear! I’m so happy for your second baby 🙂

    Justephanie
    http://www.justephanielee.com

  • Omg congrats!! I’m so happy for you, i love babies and i want like four of them haha

    http://www.femmeontrend.com | Femme on Trend

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Chriselle! I’m sooo overjoyed to hear about this great news, and of course, congratulations to both you and Allen! <3 🙂 So excited! And these photos are soo dreamy, ethereal, and magical! Absolute perfection and beauty!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Marta says:

    You are so so so Beautiful! Just perfection ! Wish You healthy lovely baby No 2! Also so much love to You and Your whole Family! Congratulations !

  • Marta says:

    You are so so so Beautiful! Just perfection ! Wish You Healthy Lovely Baby No 2!

  • Carla says:

    Congratulations! You look absolutely stunning, radiant and beautiful! Blessings for you and your family! This is an amazing news! 💕

  • Gricelda R says:

    Congratulations on this new bundle of joy! You look absolutely beautiful especially in the gown! I’m happy to see your family growing and wish you all the best! ❤️🚼😊

  • JESICA villarreal says:

    OMG I am so happy for you and your family!!! It feels like you are my best friend or my sister, but it is because you are so real and kind, you are amazing. Congrats and many blessing to the new adition to the family.

    Love,

    Jeka

  • Mireia says:

    Congratulations gorgeous!!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  • Wow, you look amazing! congratulations!! ♥♥

  • Katee Tran says:

    Hooray! Congratulations Chrissell! I am so happy to hear that news on Mother’s Day and so special for you and your family, hope you’ll feeling well through pregnancy! 🌹🌹😊

  • Jennifer says:

    Congratulations to you and your family, Chriselle! I’m so happy to hear this big news. 🙂

  • Zanna says:

    Congratulations Chriselle, my son is only few months older than Chloe and now I’m on my 6th month of my second pregnancy..So happy to see another mama going thru the same journey as me..As a working mom I have had my blue feelings sometimes and you were one I would like after and be inspired to be strong and work harder. Lots of love, Zanna

  • Natali says:

    OMG!! I have watched the video and you are one of the most stongest and empowering mamas out there!!
    Such a moving and real video! Thank you for sharing with us! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    https://lartoffashion.com

  • Sheila says:

    Congratulations!!! I experienced the same thing, had a miscarriage before my 1st daughter and another before my 2nd daughter. Both my girls are rainbow babies, 2 years 8 months apart and both born on the 27th. Also, the doctor said miscarriages are more common than you think. Our body is just doing what it is supposed to do… congrats agin and wishing you a very safe and happy pregnancy 😊

  • Olivia says:

    CONGRATS!! I feel like it was just yesterday when you were pregnant with Chloe!! These photos are gorgeous xxx

  • Xynthia says:

    Hi,
    So so happy for you. Kind of guessing since Paris 😘 Wishing you a swift delivery and a lot of happiness!

  • Anastasia says:

    Congratulations, Chriselle! I’m so happy for you and your family 💖

  • Fatou says:

    This is incredible!! Congratulation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    xx
    https://closettostreet.com

  • Nadine van rooi says:

    Congratulations. So excited for you. Enjoy the pregnant journey💕

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  • Paperstone says:

    Congratulations!! Might have guessed it when you were so so ill in Paris Fashion Week, was hoping it’s because of pregnancy! Beautiful beautiful pictures! X

  • Toli says:

    Congratulations!!! Your such a gorgeous momma. God bless you through your new adventure 💛💛

  • Kathrin says:

    Congratulations! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and happily. The photos are gorgeous!

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  • Christine says:

    Aw congrats chriselle. So happy for you and your family. The video was beautiful and so touching! Thanks for sharing!

    Christine
    http://www.trendenvy.com

  • Christine says:

    Aw congrats chriselle. So happy for you and your family. The video was beautiful and so touching! Thanks for sharing!

  • Judy says:

    Congratulations… I bet Chloe will be an amazing sister. Most first children must face with seeking attention when the second child comes to this world. Anyways, I believe Chloe can be wonderful

  • Love says:

    Félicitations Chriselle !! I’m so happy for you and your family. What a blessing.

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    A big Congratulations to this joyful news … it is so thrilled to be welcoming another little Angel into your lives. The time is just parfait, little Chloe can have a brother or sister to play with. Such a lovely news! Congratulations! 😇🎉🍷🎊

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Solina says:

    Omg!!! Congratulations Chriselle❤️ and to your family😍 I’ve been following you and reading your articles for ages and couldn’t help but writing a comment for the first time finally! Love uuu xx

  • Congratulations 🎉 this is so exciting to hear!
    The photos are amazing, very tasteful – like you!

  • Jess says:

    Congrats! You look stunning ❤️

  • Sarah says:

    Many congrats, Mama! These photos are beyond beautiful. What an amazing gift to yourself and the baby. Just stunning. Wishing you the most special mother’s day.

  • Oh my gosh! Congratulations that’s amazing!

    Happy Sunday,
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.com

  • Jasmine says:

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations to you and your family. You look absolutely beautiful.

  • Narsha says:

    I am wiping away tears… congratulations Chriselle and family!! You are absolutely allowed to keep parts of your life for yourself. May God’s love and grace cover you. Always share when you are *READY*. We love and appreciate you sharing any part of your story at all with us! I know. I work with other content creators. May you always feel empowered to share forward. hugs and prayers!!!

  • Karen Chan says:

    Congrats Chriselle! Read the news from your letter first and head on over to here to read the rest! Today is Mother’s Day and also my birthday! Some how I always get double of the joy every 10yrs? I think last time it happened when I was carrying my 1st child! Any how, Happy Mother’s Day with some royal treatments!

    Karen

  • Lois Glassman says:

    Congratulations….and beautiful photos. Wishing you a happy Mother’s Day and a joyous, healthy pregnancy!!

  • Monroe says:

    Wow Congrats Chriselle! These photos are so beautiful and really capture the beautiful essence of pregnancy.

    xx
    Monroe

    http://fashionsteelenyc.com

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