SURPRISE – I’m Pregnant!

Yes, you read that right! I am beyond excited to announce that my husband Mackenzie and I are expecting our first baby. It feels so surreal even to write this, but as my belly grows a bit each day it’s becoming more and more real. It’s been such an amazing journey to this new chapter of our lives; Mackenzie and I want to thank each and every one of you for following along. So many of you have been there since the beginning – from the Plain Jane days, to starting my blog Front Roe, to getting engaged, and then finally getting married last year. You have no idea how much it has meant to have you cheering us on (we both love reading all your kind and hilarious comments!). I wanted to take some time to share with you the story behind our pregnancy – it’s been so hard not to share this news with you sooner, but for the safety of myself and the baby we wanted to wait a few months before announcing. Did any of you guess this news from my recent pics?! It’s been lots of billowy dresses for me as of late! Let me know in the comments below, and read on for more on this special news – plus, watch my latest pregnancy vlog below!

 
Louise Roe And Mackenzie Hunkin Pregnancy Announcement
Louise Roe And Mackenzie Hunkin Pregnancy Announcement
Louise Roe And Mackenzie Hunkin Pregnancy Announcement

Our Story
As many of you know, Mackenzie and I met on the set of my makeover show Plain Jane, where he was actually the director. The fact that we spent all those seasons setting up couples, and ended up falling in love ourselves, feels very serendipitous. We started out as great friends which was an amazing foundation for our relationship, so when we finally went out on a date, it felt very natural. Lots of you know Mackenzie through our vlogs and Insta stories – and I can guarantee you that he is equally (if not more) hilarious and fun in real life. He always has me cracking up, and has the ability to instantly brighten my mood no matter the circumstances of life. I can’t wait to see him with our little one! Before long, he had moved from London to LA and we were living together. A few years later he proposed to me during a blizzard in Aspen (on a gondola I might add!). We were married on October 1st of last year, and it’s been 10 months of pure newlywed bliss. I just love him!

Before Baby
Fast forward to early 2017. We were living as happy newlyweds, remodeling our home, traveling, and just enjoying each other. Mackenzie and I had chatted about trying to get pregnant for a few months, and while we weren’t actively trying yet, I had started to think about getting as healthy as possible should anything happen. I started going to an acupuncturist, who encouraged me to get on a regular sleeping schedule to improve my chances of getting pregnant. With my crazy travel and work schedule, this is something I knew I really needed to work on. Did you know that if you have an erratic sleep pattern, you can actually trick your body into thinking that it’s not in ideal conditions to conceive? It’s supposedly an evolutionary mechanism leftover from the days when we were living amongst predators – so interesting! I was just starting to prepare for the trying process, not thinking that it would happen anytime soon. So it came as a HUGE surprise when…

OMG, I’m Pregnant?!
One morning in May, we were literally an hour away from getting on a plane to France and I was at home with a horrible cold. We had just gotten back from a trip to Hawaii where Mackenzie had gotten super sick, and before long I had gotten it too. I was just about to take some Dayquil when I thought – you know what, I should probably take a pregnancy test just to be sure. I took it casually, expecting it to be negative so that I could pop some meds and get rid of my horrible cough and headache. When I picked up the test, I thought I was hallucinating – there it was… PREGNANT! I showed Mackenzie, then frantically sent him out to pick up about 5,000 more tests for me to take. Each one came back the same. We looked at each other in shock, which turned into giggles, hugging, freaking out – and turning around to immediately head to the airport for Cannes. It was insane!

My Pregnancy So Far
The early days of my pregnancy were the hardest. Once I hit about 6 weeks, I had horrible morning sickness – which in reality was just round-the-clock sickness. I was horribly nauseous and more fatigued than I’ve ever been in my life. Not being able to tell any friends, family or even coworkers was extremely lonely and difficult during those days. I didn’t feel like myself and knew that I wasn’t performing to my usual standard, but I couldn’t tell anyone why. We decided to share the news with our parents and two people on our team, because I desperately needed the extra support. Cancelling shoots and meetings is so not me, but I had to come to terms with the fact that my body was in hyperdrive, creating a life and needing all this extra energy. I took a few weeks to slow down, rest, and give my body what it needed. I’m now well into my second trimester (can you believe it?! I still can’t!), and I’m so happy to say that I feel great. The sickness is gone, I have much more energy, and I am back to working full force – though I’m slowly learning how to dial it back a bit. I’m definitely a workaholic, which to me is a sign that I love what I do. It’s been a learning process to take on less projects, work shorter days, take napping breaks (which I’ve become professional at), and generally altering my lifestyle a bit. While I’m trying to pack in as much as I can before the baby comes, I’m also trying to be extra aware of my energy levels and give my body the rest that it needs.

When Am I Due?
I am currently just over 5 months, meaning I’m over halfway there! Baby Hunkin is due in January 2018, which will be here before we know it. We’ve not started any work on the nursery yet (eek!), and we have a crazy few weeks coming up with NYFW and the Emmys. Once we return from our travels and winter comes around, we’ll really start prepping – buying clothes, equipment, baby-proofing the house and so on. I can’t wait to share tons more pregnancy content with you guys on the blog. I’ve learned so much over the last 5 months, and I hope I’ll be able to help all you mamas to be out there.

What Are We Having?
We are having a… just kidding 😉 While we do know the sex of the baby, we are keeping it to ourselves for now. We’ll definitely be revealing the gender to you guys soon, but right now we’re enjoying these last few moments of having it just between us two. It won’t be long before Baby Hunkin is introduced to all of you!

Louise Roe And Mackenzie Hunkin Pregnancy Announcement
Louise Roe And Mackenzie Hunkin Pregnancy Announcement

Thank you so much for reading, and stay tuned for my first trimester Vlog coming this week! Make sure to leave comments below if you have any questions or recommendations – I need all the pregnancy advice I can get from you amazing mums out there.

xx,

Louise Loves

28 responses to “SURPRISE – I’m Pregnant!”

  1. Rach says:

    Fantastic news! What a little miracle being pregnant is.. enjoy every minute & slow down. Breathe it all in as your next pregnancy (!) will be so different with a little person to mind aswell.
    Enjoy the baby bubbles & all the wonderful changes that happen to you xx

  2. Evi says:

    CONGRATS! You look fantastic and I for one am looking very forward to all your pregnancy/baby-related content since my love and I just decided to start trying to get pregnant, all verrrrry exciting 🙂 Again, congrats and I wish you all the best!

  3. Augustine says:

    OMG ! Congratulations ! I do remember the Plain Jane days, I just LOVED this show, it inspired me so much ! I am so happy for you, you deserve it sooo much ! Can’t wait for more informations and enjoy your pregnancy ! 🙂
    Love,
    Augustine

  4. Irene says:

    I’m usually pretty good to guess if a woman is pregnant because she completely change her face and also her breast is bigger but I have to say you are always the same and so I never ever thought ypu could be pregnant. Seriously. By the way I’m so happy for Mackanzie and you. I’m gonna cry like I was part of the family. But I usually act this way when someone I follow is living a great moment like expecting sooo congratulations. I will always follow you because you are so down on earth and never acted like a diva. You are like a big sis for me. I hope you can read this message. Love you so much and kisses from Italy xoxo

  5. Orianne says:

    Aww so great for you Louise and Mack ❤️

  6. Anita says:

    Congratulations to you and Mackenzie! Such amazing news!! Can’t wait to meet baby Hunkin! Sending you well wishes from Sydney xx

  7. Maria says:

    Hi Louise! Congratulations to both of you!! I started to get suspicious for a possible pregnancy due to the fact that even though your figure didn’t show any change, your face changed. Pregnant women always look more puffy (don’t go crazy 🙂 ) and something in their eyes gives away the “secret “. Being twice pregnant I know…the signs! Life changes with kids. It gets better, adveturus with lots of joy and laughts and tears and sometimes (mostly) exhaustion. But you don’t ever-ever wanna change it with your life before kids. Lots of love. Many wishes to you and to your lovely husband.

  8. Raquel Tur says:

    I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU TWO!!!!!! I want to know EVERYTHING, so please keep us all updated!!!!! congratulations and lots of love from Ibiza 🙂 xxxxxx

  9. Diana Menghi says:

    Congrats guys!!! Wish you all the love and luck in the world for this lovely family. Xx Diana

  10. Lucia says:

    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m a mom now too!! When I was reading you, I remembered how it felt when my hubby and I knew we were expecting!! I totally relate to your story! A baby is the best blessing you can have! I wish you the best! And even though I’m a mama now, I will still read your experience! BTW I have the feeling it’s a boy! I have a boy, and its the greatest thing ever! But whatever gender the baby is, I wish you the best! God bless that little angel that is about to change your lives for the better! ❤️??

    Thanks for sharing with us! Love, Lucci from Guatemala!

  11. Rachael Pearson says:

    Congratulations?You look amazing as a new mummy to be! I’m a HP maternity nurse & personal baby concierge service……babies is my life! I will for sure be listening to the things you need recommendations on…….

    Oh golly! Your going to be the most loveliest parents & for sure will clearly be blessed with the most beautiful child✨?

  12. Rachel says:

    Yay!!!! Congratulations! I’ve been following you since before your makeover show. So excited for you guys ❤️

  13. Sarah Boyd says:

    You look incredible!! January babes are the best – that’s what Ava is :-). Congrats to you both and you’re going to be a fantastic mommy. XO

  14. Sandy Hanson says:

    Palmers Cocoa Butter Lotionn with Vitamin E.
    One of the great lotions for stretch marks.
    Thrilled for you.

  15. Tania says:

    omg YES ! so happy for you guys !

  16. Congratulations Louise and Mackenzie! What amazing news for you both! So happy to hear it, good luck with the next few months and wishing you the happiest and healthiest of pregnancies!

    Love, Monica x

  17. you look great lady! congrats to you and Mackenzie ♥️

  18. Congratulations!!!! As we could all guess you are an incredible hot mummy! Your belly is so cute! Wish you all the best!!! xoxo Joana

  19. Nathalie Jane Franken says:

    Dear Louise, So great to read that you are pregnant. I’m gonna be a mom any time soon, due date is 21st of September. Here’s how we announced it: https://youtu.be/yyUlLf3KDVs

    I’m sure you’ve allready found out there are a lot of experts out there. I strongly belief in our natural mommy instinct, but awareness grew times 100 when a mother suggested a book about the Continuum Concept from Jean Liedloff.

    It’s the only thing I advice moms and moms to be. Jean observed Indian tribes for years and found out how Western society can easily disturb the bond between mother and child during the first months. She describes a culture where newborns are held close to their mothers as much as possible, giving them a jumpstart into becoming confident individuals. I think a lot of plain Janes didnt get the chance to this bonding experience. I’m so happy I got to read this and am confident now that I am gonna be a great mom. I’m sure you will be too!

    Second trimester rulez!! Having any cravings?

    Take care!

    Love, Nathalie
    Netherlands

  20. Annett says:

    Lovely news!!! So thrilled for you both ❤️

  21. Glòria Morales says:

    Congrats!! I follow you since Plain Jane. I was married on 23 of September last year, just a week before you two and we also are expecting a baby. My due is on end of November. Reading all about your process make me think about all the similarities with mine. I also had pregnancy sickness and I felt a little lonely to not telling anyone, just our close family and one or two friends. When I got better and my belly began to grow was amazing. I feel he or she (because want the gender to be a surprise) every day and we are very excited. Congratulations to you again. It is an amazing experience. Regards from Barcelona!!

  22. Linda says:

    Congratulations!!! You will both be great parents!! So happy for you! You are glowing ??

  23. Nicola says:

    Congratulations for both of you … and all the best for the little kid!

    The world (s)he’s coming in it’a a bit in a messy state nowadays… but it’s our duty as parents to make our best efforts to ‘order’ things up and leave them a better place.

    P.S. = me and my wife have followed the Plain Jane tv show here in Italy, but then lost sight of your works. Also we’re becoming parents ourselves this week so… it was really cool to see our happiness spreading elsewhere!

  24. Amanda Robertson says:

    Congratulations Louise&McKenzie
    You will be the most stylish Mother to be ever Louise ,its so exciting for you both ,can’t wait to see your gorgeous baby! Xxx

  25. OMG OMG This is such wonderful news 🙂 congratulations 🙂 So happy for you guys xoxo God bless you both and your bundle of joy.

  26. Summer says:

    Congratulations!!! As a mother of 3 I can honestly say it will be the best chapters of your life. Enjoy each moment as they go so very fast!

  27. Anna says:

    Thank you!
    I’m pregnant with my 4 baby. This time I feel sooo sick like you described on the video. Thank you for sharing. My friends don’t understand me) they didn’t have that kind of sickness. Have no strength at all ( Likr you said my body took an advantage over me.

  28. Justyna says:

    So happy for you! You will be amazing as parents. Congrats and all the best. ?

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