Baby #2 is a….


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(We had pink macarons to celebrate)

Looks like from the poll, many of you had a feeling. 59% guessed correctly!

For our first genetic ultrasound test, the tech sound pretty sure that it was a girl, but after our last time (you know when they told us Liv was a boy haha), we wanted to wait until the 18-20 week ultrasound to spread the word. 

Of course, our number one concern is a healthy, happy baby. It’s comforting to know that things are progressing normally so far, and we hope that continues to be the case.


I really didn’t have a preference as far as boys and girls go. I’ve always wanted a daughter at some point, and now that I’ve seen how amazing and magical (and ok, a little intense haha) it can be, I knew I would be beyond thrilled with another one, but just as excited to change things up and have a little guy in the house. In my dreams, we’ve always had two girls: two daughters with dark hair, one a few years older than the other. It’s kind of mind-blowing that it’s how it turned out, and somehow my subconscious seemed to know years ago. 

I grew up surrounded by brothers, and while my brothers are my closest friends, I always thought it would be fun to have a sister. I’m excited that both of our girls will get to experience that. Also, I think Tom is meant to be surrounded by girls who adore him. 

In the meantime, I’ll be taking Liv’s baby clothes out from storage to wash and upping our intake of frilly girl clothes and headbands. 😉

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Lots of love,


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  1. Rochelle on May 21, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Congrats, Gina! The bond between sisters is amazing!

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

      thank you!! <3

  2. Maria on May 21, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Congrats on baby girl #2!!!!! Sisters are the best 🙂 It gets tricky around those pre-teen/teenage years, but after Liv graduates from HS and goes onto college, they’ll be best friends again 😉 LOL

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

      oh no, i can only imagine!

  3. Rebecca on May 21, 2015 at 9:09 am

    So happy for you!!! I love the balance you are able to keep in your life between your family, your job and your passions, it is truly inspiring to me and I hope to one day be able to find that balance for myself. I just wanted you to know, you are a great role model!!!

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

      thank you so much, rebecca <3 that means a lot to me. xoxo

  4. Carly on May 21, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I have two girls (age 4.5 and 2) and when I found out my second was a girl I figured I could buy pricier clothes and shoes for my older because now it was two for one! Ha! Congrats!

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2015 at 9:12 am

      that’s what i was telling tom! he just raised an eyebrow at me haha

    • Maria on May 21, 2015 at 10:46 am

      That makes so much sense!!! LOL 🙂

  5. Courtney C on May 21, 2015 at 9:15 am


  6. Elle on May 21, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Congratulations!! I always wanted a sister but I had to wait until I got one through marriage

  7. Crystal on May 21, 2015 at 9:23 am

    My sister and I are 4 years apart and I just want to say, there is nothing like having a sister! Livi will be in for a crazy, fun ride…having a baby sister is the best (except maybe when she gets older and wants to borrow your clothes and makeup…we definitely had some silly fights when we were younger, haha).

    Congrats to you and your family <3

  8. Alex on May 21, 2015 at 9:28 am

    I could have guessed that with a pilot for a dad 😉

  9. Alyssa @ Life of bLyss on May 21, 2015 at 9:29 am

    I knew it! So excited for you and Tom… but mostly for Liv. 😉 Sisters make the BEST friends.

    She’ll be beautiful, I know it!

  10. Kristin on May 21, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Congratulations Gina!! How exciting!! Lots of love to you and your family!!

  11. Jessie R on May 21, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Ah yay! Congrats Gina and Tom 🙂 Lucky Livi too, sisters are the best!!

  12. Harsha @ Healthy Cooking 'N' Fitness on May 21, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Congrats Gina. Livi will be a great big sister. I am also expecting second one this September. Already have a 5 yr old daughter and the second one is a girl too.

  13. Bets on May 21, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Congratulations!! While I love my brother, the relationships I have with my sisters are so strong and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. What a great gift for you to be able to give Liv.

  14. Catherine on May 21, 2015 at 9:51 am

    I knew it! I feel like your purpose in life is to make beautiful baby girls. 🙂 Congrats!

  15. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on May 21, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Omg that little sister shirt! How adorable!! Congrats! I’m SO excited for you and your family! I really want two little girls someday! 🙂

  16. Erin on May 21, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Congratulations! I felt like you with #2. A sister would be wonderful, and a boy would be fun too. I had a 2nd girl and it has been amazing. Mine are almost 1 and almost 3, and they sure do love each other 🙂

  17. Sarah F on May 21, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Congratulations! I have a sister who is 3 years older than me, and it is the best. Maybe less so when we were kids, and she would prank me, but definitely now that we’re adults, I appreciate her so much!

  18. Laura T. on May 21, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Congratulations!! I have two sisters and I have to agree, sisters are the best! I am the youngest sibling and it wasn’t always fun, now that we are all grown, we are all still close and talk almost daily via email. Love my sisters!!

  19. Liz S. on May 21, 2015 at 9:57 am


  20. Amanda @ Slimplify Life on May 21, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Congrats, Gina! My older sister and I are 3.5 years apart and she’s my best friend. While I never got a brother, I wouldn’t change it for the world – the bond between sisters is just so amazing, Liv is in for a real treat 🙂

  21. Bri on May 21, 2015 at 10:02 am

    How exciting for your family! Congrats!!!

  22. Gina on May 21, 2015 at 10:06 am

    SO!! Happy for you,your huband,Livi & the pups!!! You are such a daily inspiration to me even though i am older than you & have no kids!!! ox your blog friend Gina (from Mass)

  23. Stephanie B. on May 21, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Congratulations, Gina! Such exciting news 🙂

  24. Amy S on May 21, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Congratulations!!! Another baby girl will be such a joy! How incredible that your dreams “predicted” this all along! 🙂

  25. Tracy on May 21, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Congratulations!! I guessed right!! 🙂 It’ll be fun to see if she looks like Liv. Sisters for the win! I have 3 beautiful best friends that are also sisters. So happy for all of you!

  26. Kristen @ Vitamin K Girl on May 21, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Congratulations, Gina!! So happy & excited for you!! I just welcomed a sweet baby girl into the world two weeks ago and she’s pretty much the best thing ever:-)

  27. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on May 21, 2015 at 10:22 am

    yay!! congratulations!

  28. Morgan on May 21, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Congrats GIna! Wishing you all the best!

  29. april on May 21, 2015 at 10:33 am

    congrats, gina! i always grew up wishing i had a sister, too – i’m sure liv is thrilled for a little sis! praying that you continue to have a healthy, safe pregnancy <3

  30. Katherine on May 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Wonderful news! Congrats!

  31. Carrie on May 21, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Congrats! Very exciting news for your family, though either way would have been exciting I am sure.

    I would have loved a sister and a brother, but there is something about having an older sister to look up to and really relate to in terms of growing up and navigating some of the challenges women face in society. Plus, I have always been closer friends with guys, so having a sister has given me a built-in best girl friend to do some of the fun things that most guys have no interest in. 😉

  32. Shayna on May 21, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Congratulations! Raising two girls together is so much fun! I watch my two girls walking to school, holding hands, and think everyday how grateful I am that they will always have each other.

  33. Sara @ Oats & Rows on May 21, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I guessed correctly! 🙂

    Congrats, Gina! Such wonderful news!

  34. Anita on May 21, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Congratulations! I have a little sister (four years younger than I am) and I love our relationship. It’s so nice that Liv and her sis will have that bond. 🙂 I’m excited for your family!

    Also, anyone who can braid little girl hair as well as you can is clearly meant to have more than one daughter. 😉

    Always, Anita

  35. Ashley on May 21, 2015 at 11:19 am

    YAY! I know there’s this kind of/almost stigma about girls (and people say that dads always want boys), but I’ve got 2 girls and it is THE BEST! They’re each others best friends and worst enemies, but definitely partners in crime. Also, I come from a family with 3 kids (2 girls, 1 boy), and my sister is without a doubt my best friend in the world. We haven’t even lived in the same state for nearly a decade now and it doesn’t even matter. Our relationship is still just as strong as ever and I love her dearly. It will be so fun for you, as a mom, to get to see and experience the same with your girls. Really happy for you all!

  36. haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine on May 21, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Ahhh, SO excited!! Congratulations!! 🙂

  37. Kimberly on May 21, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Congratulations! I have three daughters and it is wonderful!

  38. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on May 21, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I was hoping a girl for you. Congratulations!!!

  39. Stephanie on May 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Congrats! I just had my second girl in March and my oldest was born in April 2012, so both of my girls will be close in age to your girls. I like to see what Liv is up to, so I know what to expect from my oldest in a few months LOL. Yay for extra girly stuff all around the house!

  40. JoHannah on May 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I have always wanted a sister! Congrats!

  41. Tanya on May 21, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    We have two little girls and it is just the sweetest! Congratulations!

  42. Jessie on May 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Yay, congrats!! I always wanted a sister I have a boy around Liv’s age. My husband had a dream 2 months before we even tried that he would have a son. It was crazy. My Grandma had a dream that we would have a son months before we got married. I’m not sure what we’ll have next if we are blessed to have another. I haven’t had any dreams yet.

  43. Rose on May 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Aww, super-fun way to spread the news! Congrats. That shirt is adorable.

  44. Sarah on May 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    YES!!!!! Girls rule. Don’t let anyone scare you about teenage girls! Mine are better than I deserve and better than my wildest dreams. They are BEST FRIENDS. Tell them that they are best friends from Day 1. Even today, tell Liv! Use those words a lot – it’ll stick :)) If you ever need a veteran mom of older girls, I got you. YAY!!!

  45. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood on May 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Congratulations!! So exciting, Liv is going to be such a good big sis to the little lady!

  46. Danica @ It's Progression on May 21, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    So happy for you! My sister is easily one of my very best friends – it’s so exciting that your girls will have that special sister bond, too!

  47. Brittany on May 21, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Oh my goodness just saw this – SO exciting!! Congrats 🙂

  48. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on May 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Awww, so sweet!!! Livi and her little sister will be BFFs – how special! Congrats!

  49. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats on May 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    SO EXCITING!!! Awww I always wanted a sister too! (two brothers) Congratulations!

  50. Katie @ Katie Wanders on May 21, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Congrats on another little girl! I always said I would love one of each, but I would die if I never had a little girl! The clothes, the ponies, I mean come on! Congrats!!

    Katie @ Katie Wanders

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