While we’re thrilled to share this news with our supportive community, Josh and I want to first and foremost be mindful of the sensitive nature surrounding a pregnancy announcement. The ability to conceive naturally is a privilege and a blessing and while it’s one we are extremely grateful for, we want to ensure that we acknowledge those whose family planning journeys have been more complicated than our own. We see you, we love you and we want you to know that you are in our prayers.
We will be sharing much of our pregnancy journey in our upcoming content. This is what is happening in our lives currently and we always strive to share openly and honestly on our digital platforms to inspire, educate and entertain our community. If this content will be triggering for you, please take care of yourselves and avoid watching/reading it. Your mental health matters to us deeply. While our journey may look different to your own, always remember that you are not alone.
We are super excited to share this beautiful news!
We were blessed with a bigger and better gift than we could’ve ever imagined this Christmas, a new addition to our family!!! We found out I was pregnant two days before our first ever Christmas on our own. Unable to be with any family due to COVID travel restrictions, we were feeling pretty low about the holidays until this news came out of nowhere and lifted our spirits right up!
As with Bowie, this pregnancy wasn’t planned but I truly couldn’t have scheduled better timing for us to grow our little family. We’re ready. We just settled into our new house in a city that’s perfect for raising small children. We’ve left one bedroom that’s connected to Bowie’s jack-and-jill bathroom completely unfurnished. I think we subconsciously knew the universe might have this in store for us soon so we never bothered even thinking about what to fill it with. Now, it has an occupant on the way! We always said a 3-4 year gap would be ideal and they will be just shy of three months apart when baby arrives. Bowie is growing into such a self-sufficient, nurturing little kid and we know she is going to have so much fun caring for (and bossing around!) her little sibling. We really just can’t believe our luck. It feels like the stars really aligned to complete our family… for now. We’ll see what the future holds!
For now, we are both super busy balancing work and caring for Bowie. It’s been nearly a year of no childcare due to the pandemic so our hands are full to the brim. Bo’s at the super energetic and fun but absolutely must be watched like a hawk age so she’s keeping us on our toes constantly. I think that alone is going to make this pregnancy fly by a lot faster than the first one. It also just feels a lot less terrifying the second time around, which I think is making it go by faster. There’s just less pressure and fear about all of the what ifs because we’ve learned how resilient we are and how instinctive so much of parenting truly is with Bowie. Whatever happens will happen and we’ll figure it all out as we go so we’re just rolling with it and enjoying it as best we can with everything else going on in the world!
We want to say a huge thank you in advance for your support and love. The community I’ve started to develop on this blog and on my (aka our) YouTube channel is really near and dear to me. You’ve seen us through a lot this past year and will surely see us through a whole lot more in the year ahead so I want to thank you for being here. This has been an isolating time and knowing you’re there every week tuning in, reading my words and watching our videos means more than you know. I love you and so appreciate you spending your time on my platforms and supporting our family. Talk soon!
Shenae, Josh, Bowie and Baby Beech
P.S. Watch our latest YouTube video to watch the moment we found out I’m pregnant, our first ultrasound and the BTS of our first at-home pregnancy photoshoot. Be sure to watch until the very end for another BIG surprise!
Shenae Grimes-Beech is an actor and YouTuber with a highly engaged community of like-minded women who are here to stand up for what they believe in and lean into discomfort, especially when it means doing the right thing.