Baby Announcement!

This is a big post for me as I have some exciting news! I am expecting a baby!! I have been wanting to share my news with the blogging community for some time, but it feels like now is the right time. I am trying to find the balance between protecting my little one by not wanting to share too much and then wanted to share my joy with the world. I am currently 24 weeks pregnant and I am so looking forward to beginning this journey of motherhood. I am hoping and praying with all my might to have a healthy little baby with me in January.

With the recent still birth of my beautiful, precious and irreplaceable nephew, which has been indescribably heart breaking, I cannot put into words, I know all too well that thing’s do not always go to plan. I am therefore of-course extremely anxious! He was and will always be so loved and wanted, it is impossible to comprehend how such a thing can happen. With this in mind, I cannot relax until my baby arrives safely in my arms, of course I am already in love.<3

You can expect to see some baby related content on my blog! Because of course when a woman becomes a mother, it is a huge part of her life, her baby is her everything!

We recently took a trip to surprise my partners family with our news and I was incredibly excited to tell them in person. I love surprising people and wrapping presents, so this was the perfect opportunity for me to get creative!  I found an online store called Zazzle. The great thing about this site is that you can personalise a lot of items, including baby grows!

I decided to personalise three baby grows with a message and a little heart. My baby will be half Filipino, and will therefore use the word ‘Lola’ instead of Granny, ‘Lolo’ instead of Granddad and ‘Tita’ instead of Auntie, I decided to use these names in the messages.

I had a vision in my head of how I wanted to wrap the baby grows, so I started looking everywhere for some small white gift boxes! Sostrene Green had a great selection of small boxes, absolutely perfect for what I wanted, and really reasonably priced!  I also found the red ribbon from there, which goes perfectly with the red heart on the baby grows!

Check out my video below to see their reaction!

I’d love to hear some of your stories!

Much love,



  1. Gabrielle
    October 9, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is THE most adorable way of revealing your pregnancy to everyone – what a brilliant idea! Congratulations, I’m so happy for you and look forward to reading your pregnancy-and-baby related content on your blog!! 🙂

  2. Yiota
    October 10, 2017 / 5:02 am

    Congratulations!! Amazing news!!


  3. October 17, 2017 / 2:56 am

    Congratulations. Such wonderful news x x x

  4. October 18, 2017 / 6:51 am

    Congratulations Marianne! What great news, and a lovely way to share the news with family too.

    Morgan | Hyacinth Girl

  5. October 22, 2017 / 10:16 am

    My dear, congrats, congrats, congrats! I am so happy for you! Motherhood is the best thing ever happened to me and I am sure you will love and enjoy it too! I am so sorry for the loss of your nephew! Loosing a baby/child is the most painful experience you can make in life! I lost my first pregnancy and babies in the week 20! So I know what I am talking about and I am sending your family lots of strengh! I totally understand that you are praying to get a healthy baby in January and I am sure you will! Try to enjoy your pregnancy as much as you can and take care of yourself! Again I am so happy for you and looking forward to all the baby related blogpost 🙂 xoxo

    • October 29, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you so much Ivana! That is really appreciated. I am so sorry to hear about your first pregnancy, it really is the most painful thing. My nephew died at 39 weeks and it has been devastating. Thank you so so much, I can’t wait to meet my little one and I am praying for her everyday!

      Much love,
      Marianne x

  6. October 24, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Congrats on your little bundle of joy! What a terrific way to share the news to your family! My future baby will be 3/4 Filipino as I am half Filipino and my hubby is full =). Can’t wait to meet your little one!

    Rina Samantha

  7. November 13, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Congratulations my dear! I am so happy for you! We are probably same week, today I am getting into 27th week 🙂 I invited my in-laws too for a surprise trip to tell them, and it was wonderful! Hope you all had an amazing time too, and I am sure you did 😀 Isn’t it the most magical period? Thanks for sharing Zazzle, it looks like something I will absolutely need 🙂
    Wishing you an amazing day and week!

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