I’ve got some pretty awesome news…..!

I’ve got major news and I’ve just been itching to tell y’all. Clumps has been my baby for 5 years but now there’s a new baby in town. And that doesn’t mean that Clumps will get pushed to the side. Noooo. There’s plenty of space for Clumps and for my new earrings.

Aren’t they darling? I scooped these up from Forever 21 some moons ago and I just re-discovered then while rummaging through my jewelry stash the other day. FACT: I love rainbows. Like….a lot. Check out my socks.

Hello Kitty’d and rainbow’d OUT. Gotta love the $1 bin at Target and a Mommy who still buys her 27-year old daughter HK goodies.

Oh, I’ve got other news too…

Esposo and I are expecting!

A real baby at that!!

I know, right? I knowwwww! I am 14.5 weeks pregnant. Which is so weird to type/say. Of course I’ve always known I’d be pregnant one day but it’s kinda amazingly freaky that it’s actually happening. I’ll do a quick Q&A in this post and then follow up with weekly posts of Baby Clumps. Despite being pretty private in a lot of areas of my life, I’m okay with being open about my pregnancy.

Q: How long have you known?
A: I found out that I was pregnant when I was 5 weeks along. Remember when I talked about my irregular cycle? It has straightened up over the months and when it was late, I just assumed it was all stress-related. It was actually Esposo who bought the pregnancy tests and made me take them.

Q: What was your reaction when you found out?
A: Shocked! Esposo and I were planning this baby but I didn’t “feel” pregnant. And I just KNEW I wasn’t pregnant because I was getting mild cramps; just like I do before my period comes. The shock eventually turned into this insane amount of love for Baby Clumps.

Q: Has your pregnancy been pretty good so far?
A: How can I say this nicely? Heeeeeelllllls NO! First trimester, for me, was awful. I lost 15 lbs due to morning sickness (which would last all day) and food aversions. Fatigue made doing anything more than breathing difficult. Then I had a miscarriage scare at 6 weeks (remind me to tell y’all that story) and was bedridden. All day nausea turned into vomiting. Even riding in a car made me sick. Doing anything other than getting out of my bed was a struggle. Even now, I still have a hard time eating anything other than carbs and fruits. I’m doing 10x better than I was a month ago but my hormones are still a bit wacky.

For example: Last week I craved homemade chicken noodle soup. Esposo made a pot. I ate it. And then spent 5 minutes throwing it up. Insane.

Q: Waiiiiiit, you don’t LOOK pregnant!
A: I’m sure I won’t show for quite sometime. I wasn’t a skinny minnie before pregnancy, ya know? I already had a belly and since I lost 15 lbs, it’ll take time before I show. I’m okay with that though.

Q: Do you guys have a birth plan yet?
A: We do! Long story short, we are having our baby at a beautiful birthing center here in Central Florida. In fact, I see my midwife again next week! I also have an amazing doula and lactation consultant as my righthand WOman. She also happens to be one of my very best friends.

Q: A natural birth? WTF! Aren’t you afraid of the pain? 
A: I am so grateful to live in a nation where there are plenty of options available for pregnant women. A natural birth outside of a hospital is the best fit for Esposo and I. And I don’t know why but the pain aspect of labor and delivery doesn’t terrify me. That epidural needle and recovery from c-sections, however, freak me ouuuuuuut. And I hate hospitals. Plus, I’m a bit of hippie so is it really a surprise? C’mon y’all…I wear homemade deodorant and make my own laundry detergent. But I’m not stupid. If for any reason, my midwife and her team think I need to go to the hospital and have medical intervention, I won’t hesitate to do what I have to do.

Q: Wait a minute, you said you and Esposo were going to wait to have kids. Aren’t you guys newlyweds? 
A: What can I say? When you’re ready, you’re ready. We were ready. I didn’t think that Baby Clumps was going to be conceived THIS quickly. This was my first time trying to get pregnant and I had these negative thoughts that it would take awhile. But it didn’t and for that we feel blessed. Still, it is kinda crazy that these two nuts are going to be parents…

I think that about covers it for now. Do know that Clumps of Mascara will continue to be a beauty blog and I have no intentions of turning it into a mommy blog. But considering many of y’all are Mommies out there, I may do reviews of baby stuffs that I come across. But yep…that’s my big ole’ news. Many of you saw this post and sent me emails asking if I was pregnant and I giggled because just how in the world did you ladies guess?

That said, don’t hesitate to ask me any questions. I’m the type that has always found pregnancy fascinating. Oh! And who knows…maybe somewhere down the line we’ll have a giveaway for those who guess the baby’s gender correctly.

And I am sooooo open to any pregnancy advice. Mommies, Grandmommies, Godmommies, Aunties and sisters, if you’ve got any, share ’em!

Woot! Have a fantastic weekend!

  • OMGGGGGGG! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! This is the BEST NEWS!!! I was sick with my first too, lost 20 lbs, but it was okay because in the end of it all I technically was only 10 pounds over my start weight lol I’m so happy for you both!! YAYYYY!!!!

    • Brittany

      Only 10 lbs over? Now that sounds up my alley. Woot!

  • Congratulations!!!!

  • Congratulations to you both!

  • I am so honored to be a part of your life and cannot wait to meet this amazingly blessed baby. I am even more excited to share this journey of motherhood with you as your doula, lacation counselor, and best friend. Let the good times begin (after the nausea of course). Love you!!!

  • OOOOMMMMMGGGGGG!!! Congratulations to you both!!!!!!

  • Mikki

    Congrats!! I’m so excited for you! Don’t worry about the sickness and all that comes being pregnant. Just enjoy these months as best you can and it will all disappear from your mind when you see your precious baby.

  • Omg! Are you serious?? CONGRATS!! :)…Happy to hear you guys are super excited and doing well. Wish you all the best!

  • Woooohooo I am so excited for you. I can’t wait to meet my new neice or nephew. You are going to be an amazing mother. Love you!

  • Congrats Brit. I am so happy for you and your spouse. I definitely KNOW you can do a natural birth with no drugs or interventions because if EYE can ANYONE can and that wasn’t even my plan! LOLOL! I wanted drugs! But ended up not being able to have them. So I did it all without one single drop of medicine. Hit me up if you want my story. LOL. I’m here to support you. You are going to be an amazing mother. Love ya!

  • Michelle

    YAY CONGRATS!! I’m pregnant too right now (18 weeks) with my first–can’t wait to read your story! I also found out at five weeks (wasn’t feeling pregnant at all, but was late) and then had a scare at 6 weeks. I had a subchorionic hemorrhage that caused a lot of bleeding, but ultrasound in the ER showed the baby was fine. I had to be on rest for a couple of weeks too, but then another ultrasound showed the hemorrhage was GONE and I could be active again (thank goodness!).

    I’m so sorry to hear how miserable your first trimester was… You’re gonna hate me for this, but I had no nausea whatsoever! The only symptom I’ve had (besides larger and VERY sore girls on my chest) is fatigue. Thankfully I work in public school so I’ve had the summer off to rest. I hope everything is smooth sailing for you from here on out! And congrats on getting to have a natural birth at a birthing center! We’re having a natural birth in the hospital :)

    Good luck with your appointment this week–we have our 19 week ultrasound Wednesday (I always thought I didn’t want to know gender but now that it’s time I find myself completely unable to imagine not knowing!). Sorry for the long comment, but YAY!!!!!

    • Brittany

      Whoa!! I too had some bleeding and passed a blood clot at 6 weeks. Before even going to the ER, I just assumed that I had lost the baby and was emotionally crushed just to find out that baby had a strong heartbeat and was doing just fine. Yay for our healthy beans!! I can’t WAIT to hit the gym again. I’d be in there now except I was in the hospital last week for an infected varicose vein and have to keep off of my feet as much as possible. LOL!! I can’t win. And nooooo nausea? Ooooh, how I envy you. LOL! I wouldn’t wish all day nausea on my worst enemy though. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • Congratulations!! What a wonderful time for you and your husband. :)

  • Evie

    Congrats to you and Esposo, so happy for you guys. Everytime that I hear someone is expecting means that I’m that much closer to my blessing. Hubby and I have been trying for 2.5 years now and had 2 miscariages already but hearing your news make me so happy. You look great, glowing as usual.

    • Michelle

      It took me and my hubby three years to conceive… I wish you the best and so much luck on your journey!

      • Evie

        Thanks for the kind words :)


  • Tiffany


  • Congratulations!!!! I’m so happy for you!!! Its going to be the most amazing experience 😀

  • So happy for you mama. You will never love anything or anyone as much as you love that lil person. It’s the biggest blessing ever. Adore you, but you know that already.

  • Janet

    Congratulations!!!!! Motherhood is a crazy awesome trip, enjoy every minute of it – and be sure to pamper yourself as much as possible before baby arrives!

  • Cristine

    Congratulations! I knew it and I’m so happy for you :)

  • Wow! Congratulations! I am so excited for you! I look forward to your pregnancy updates! I am hoping to start a family soon and I find pregnancy so interesting, especially now :) I am so happy for you both!

  • Daintynymph

    Yay for Mommy! I empathize with you about the nausea. I’ve never been pregnant, but my digestive system is so finicky I’m pretty terrified about what will happen when it’s time for me to breed. I’ve heard from pretty much everyone who had troubles that the second trimester goes much better, so I wish you all the best of luck! When you do start showing, I’m sure everyone that reads this wants to see belly pics, so please don’t be shy to post those!

  • CONGRATS!!!!! So cool you’re doing a non-hospital birth — I’ve been thinking of going the same route when I have kids, for many of the same reasons you mentioned.

    Best wishes!

  • BBBBB! This is so exciting for you two! Congrats! I can’t wait to follow this journey through the next steps :) yayyyyy making me so happy!

  • Shelly

    A million congratulations and blessings on you and you growing family!!!

  • Megan

    Congratulations! How exciting! My pregnancy advice: don’t listen to everyone who tells you about their pregnancy/labour horror stories. When I was in labour I kept thinking “This isn’t as bad as I thought it would be.” My doula described labour as more intense than painful and I feel like that is an accurate description. I hope the rest of your pregnancy is more enjoyable!

  • Anne

    congratulations! :) haha i don’t really know what to say but I’m glad that you guys are happy
    do you want a boy or a girl or don’t care happy either way?

    • Brittany

      Of course we’ll be happy either way but both sides of our families are in desperate need of some boys! BUT – something tells me this baby will be a girl so we’ll seeeeee.

  • JoElla

    What a wonderful thing to read today =) Many many blessings to you!

  • Congratulations guys!!! That’s great news…..loved all the pics!

  • TraciB

    YEAYYYYY! Congratulations to you and your husband! I am so happy for you!

  • WOOHOO!! That is awesome!! Congrats!! I’m so, so happy for you!!!

  • Holly

    Congrats B to you and your Esposo :) Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

  • Congratulations!!!! You’ll be an amazing mother! Love the pictures too <3

  • PBG

    I feel extra special because I knew a LONG TIME AGO! I finally get to say how happy I am for you, publicly! My BabySister In My Head is gonna be a mama! Congrats to you & Esposo! *hugs*

    • Brittany

      Special people get early top secret info. Thank you so so much for your support!

  • Lee

    OMG this is BRAND NEW INFORMATION! 😉 I’m so happy for you.


    • Brittany

      LMAO! Please don’t make me chock on my water.

    LOL. I am so happy for both of you! Congratulations. XOXOXOXOXOX

  • You look beautiful, and I just know me, you, and your goofy hubs would be bestest friends. Move here! Hee hee.

    • Brittany

      We’re workin’ on it! And where would I have been without you during first trimester. I owe you way too many hugs, dude.

  • Michelle

    Soooo happy for youuuu!! Congrats to you and Esposo!! Take care and be well!

  • SO geeked & happy for you!!! OMG…can’t wait for Baby Clumps to arrive. He/she will no doubt be loved by the both of you, congrats!!!

  • Ahh B!! I’m so so happy for you. This is such exciting news (not to mention you made a wonderful post to share it!).

  • Congrats to you & the hubs! Glad to know you are feeling better. I know you two are over the moon. :)

  • Chanelle (C.M.)

    Oh my GOSH – congratulations!!!

  • Congratulations! How wonderful :)

  • Ashleigh B.

    Squee!!! Congrats mama!!

  • Best story ever!! I’m so happy for you!!

  • danielle

    yaaaaay you go esposo & b & baby clumps!

  • Congrats girl!!! That is wonderful news!! I’m so happy for you!!

  • Cosmolude

    Congratulations!! Cute pics :)

  • I am so happy for you and you little Baby Clumps!!! And yay for you for embracing the childbirth experience. Sadly in the US we are only starting to promote pregnancy as a well woman issue, not a medical condition. I can’t wait to see your milestones and meet the little Clumplet.

  • Josette

    CONGRATS B!!! I’m so happy for you and your Esposo. I was wondering where you were because I haven’t seen an posts or pics on IG or FB from you lately. I should have checked in on you :). Motherhood will be an awesome journey!!! I pray Baby Clumps (boy or girl) remains healthy and strong. God bless you and Esposo.

    • Brittany

      Thank you so much! Funny story about Instagram – at a certain point during my pregnancy, I strolled over to IG, saw a picture of someone’s lunch and hacked everywhere. Yeah. So I was anti-IG for awhile. Ha!

  • Congratulations!

  • I’m so happy for you! You’ve had so many MAJOR milestones that you haven’t been afraid to share with your followers, and I admire that about you. I’m so looking forward to Baby Clumps : D

  • OMG!!!!!!!! Congrats to you guys and yay for baby clumps :)

  • Congrats, I’m so happy for you and your hubby!!! The pics are fabulous. I’m so sorry you’ve had a rough time, but trust me when that precious baby is born you’ll forget all about it.

    this is so exciting!!!!

  • Congratulations! I can’t wait to see baby Clumps!

  • CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! I’m pregnant too, with baby no. 3 😀 I had both my two boys naturally and it was not as bad as I was expecting it to be. Baby no.2 actually was out within 15 mins of getting to the hospital and I hardly had much pain, so I am right there with you on the natural birth thing. Epidurals and C-sections freak me out too! My sister had 3 natural births, a c-section and then a VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section) and she said the c-section was the worst because it took so long afterwards to heal. Have you thought about a water birth? I was considering it, but it never actually happened. AAHH I can’t wait to read updates and find out the gender of your baby :) Lots of love and well wishes to you and your Esposo <3 xxx

    • Brittany

      Yaaaaaay for #3! And yes, the birthing center has a tub that I can labor and birth in if I feel like it. From what I hear, many women say laboring in the water takes the pressure off during contractions and makes transition easier so we’ll see. Oh! And I’m sending you some girl dust. 😉

  • Eko

    OMGGGGGGG!!!!!! this is the best news ever! congrats girl!

  • congratulations and all that good stuff. So happy for ya.

  • Liz

    Congrats from a new follower!

  • Congratulations! Really excited for you and baby Clumps!! Best Wishes from all the Mewers!

  • victoria

    Congratulations on Baby Clumps!

    Girl, don’t hesitate to do the mommy blogger thing, I’d like to see some Mama Clumps and Baby Clumps posts!

  • Lisa

    Congratulations to you and Esposo, B!

  • Your husband has that wide smile and thumbs up look down pat. I can see why you picked him! And now, I can’t wait to see baby do that. :)

    Congratulations to both of you!!!

  • Squeel!! That so exciting!

  • Joanna

    A Huge Congrats to you and the hubby!!!

  • Tonantzin

    CONGRATS!!! So happy for you y tu esposo! I’m 7mos. Prego myself with my first and it’s been such an amazing journey!!! Wishing you three all the best:)

  • G. Momma Clumps

    I couldn’t be happier, I’m already collecting baby items.

  • YAY! Cograts…as soon as I saw “special announcement” I knew waht it was. Can’t wait to see your bump in October.

  • MJ

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly! :)

  • hey b! congrats to you and your hubby–i am so excited for you. stay well and healthy and prayers are going up for you and yours. take care of baby clumps and keep us posted…blessings!

  • Janel

    Oh my gosh! I’m so thrilled for you! Here’s hoping that everything goes smoothly from here on out, and congratulations to you both!

  • CONGRATS YOUUUUUUUUUUU TWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!! You look so happy and excited! 😀 I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes much better, fingers crossed.

  • gio

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you both!

  • *Does happy dance for you!*

  • MsFarrah27

    OK, so I kinda was thinking you may have been pregnant with the lack of posts and you were saying you were under the weather. CONGRATS to you and your Esposo!!! I feel like a proud cyber Auntie!!!!
    As far as the birthing center, a friend of mine from church just actually went to one have her baby boy and had him in the pool!! can’t wait for more post on Baby Clumps:)

  • Janda

    CONGRATS!!! so I dont know you all like that but I figured you were preggers when you where tired and frustrated and announced that you were going to cut down on posting…(I think that was you lol)

    Babies are a blessing, Congrats again!

  • Caitlin

    Wow! Congrats! The pictures in this post were mega-cute, by the way. :) So, how have the expectant grandparents taken the news?

    • Brittany

      They’re even more ecstatic than we are. :)

  • Angela

    Congrats on the coming new addition to the family!

  • Lavendar

    I have to come out of research papers and final exam misery for this one! This news is more than awesome chica! Congrats to you and the Esposo on your wonderful blessing. I’m praying for you and the little one’s health and strength. Oh yeah, I had a 10-pounder with no epidural. I thought I might lose it for a while there, but don’t come at me with no needles. Okay??? LOL

    • Brittany

      Um, inspiration, much?!

  • Stacy

    I’m soooo late reading this post, but congrats!!!!
    So happy for you and your growing family. You’ll be the best mother. Motherhood is one of the best joys you’ll ever experience in life.

  • Omg! Congratulations! Sooo excited for you :0)

  • CONGRATS!!!! I am so happy for the both of you :)

    FWIW, I had a hospital birth with my first, homebirth (planned, w/ midwife) with my son. 2nd was EASIEST birth by far and I had more pain w/ my gallbladder surgery than with labor. I only wish I’d had the kiddie pool blown up for a possible waterbirth!

    Feel free to email if you want to chat 😉

  • Congratulations to both of you! That’s great news to hear!

  • Awww! Congratulations to the both of you. :) That’s so exciting!!!

  • OMGGGG congratulations!! I am so excited for you :) you’re gonna have the most gorgeous babies and you’re gonna be a great momma :)

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  • Jennifer Ryder

    Wow, congratulations!! You and hubs look like a beautiful happy couple!!

  • LOL at people knowing after reading your update. Er’time a woman feels out of sorts she must be pregnant, lol.

    The hospital that I’m delivering at opens this month and has birthing tubs. That hot water, let me tell you, is the bomb during labor!

    About that mommy blog thing, I’m trying to dig myself out of that genre.I’m always like what else can I do to NOT appear to be a mommy blog? It has gotten to that point… see my contact page? http://sophistishe.com/whats-up-sheenz/



    Officially stalking your uterus,


  • Congrats to you! What a blessing! xoxo

  • kia

    yay. i! congrats b! i know you all will be awesome parents!

  • It’s so great to find someone else who decided to go with a birthing center. People around here act like I’m crazy when I tell them! Can’t wait to follow the rest of your journey 😉

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  • heather

    Congrats!! I’m late, but just now catching up on my reader. I can’t wait to follow your pregnancy and the birth of your baby as another “hippie”. 😉

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  • I am so happy for you! Congrats to you both!

  • Wow congrats Britt. Wishing you a happy and healthy bundle of joy. I’m sure you guys will be great parents! I haven’t checked my RSS for weeks and this was an awesome surprise :)

  • Ambreen

    Congrats! I haven’t read your blog for a while so I just found out yay! Take care yourself, baby & hubby!

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