I’m back, and having a baby!

Costa Rica was a fantastic family vacation, and in the next week or two I’ll get around to sharing some fun photos from the trip. Today I have even more exciting news. We’re having another baby!

Yesterday afternoon I was able to meet little Anderson #3 on screen at an ultrasound, and his/her little heart was fluttering away, a comforting sight for early in pregnancy. Last night we sent out this little stop-motion video announcement to family and friends, sharing the happy news.

I’m just over 8 weeks along, and feeling pretty great. Nausea all day, but so far not too much vomit (not like my 3x/day with Eliot). I bought a couple pairs of maternity pants today, because buttons are already uncomfortable! Luckily, by the third time around, I’m totally ready to embrace the bump, as early as it wants to appear. I’ll start documenting with a Maternity Countdown Tee next week.

It goes without saying that this baby, and my family are my number one priority. My ever-long to-do list has gone out the window and I am making sure to take it easy, rest when I’m tired, eat when I’m hungry, and take a warm bubble bath every night (occasionally with a bowl of chocolate ice cream in hand.)

In some ways, this blog has been like a child to me…I began writing here even before Milo was a twinkle in my eye. With each new step in life, I’ve adjusted my dedication to blogging, and really found so much fulfillment and enjoyment in sharing here. Above all, I value the relationships that I’ve made with readers and other bloggers within this online community.

Preparing for this third baby, however, has invited me to re-evaluate the rest of my life, and for now, I am going to choose baby over blog. There doesn’t seem to be space for it all right now! Some folks, indeed lots and lots of you, can make it all work. I feel like it’s time for me to take a step away from blogging and allow the time I would have spent preparing posts and interacting online to become a free space for new experiences.

I do have some fun things already prepared to share over the next couple months, and I won’t be a complete stranger here. But, I will be taking a no-pressure, stress-free approach to both blogging and living my day to day. If you want to keep up with my infrequent posts without clicking here directly, feel free to add One Little Minute to your feedly or bloglovin readers.

Also, I’m so excited to be teaching at Sewing Summit 2013 in Salt Lake City, with this whole line up of amazing teachers! I had such a blast last year, and can’t wait to join the fun again. Tickets available here.

And, I’m pretty addicted to Instagram, and have begun to use my feed as a quick, low impact method of sharing pieces of my life and projects. So, feel free to follow along there, too if you miss me;) @livefreemiranda




  1. Posted April 26, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Many, many congratulations. This is such wonderful news and I’m glad you and baby are doing well. We’ll miss you here, but family always comes first in my book. Enjoy!

  2. Posted April 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    AWWWWWW CONGRATS!!!! Sad to hear that I won’t be hearing from you as much, but I will still stalk your life on Instgram πŸ™‚

    Take care of you and yours πŸ™‚

  3. Posted April 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I’m so happy for all of you. πŸ™‚

  4. Posted April 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    congrats!!! that’s wonderful news. glad to hear your family vacation was fun too. I’m glad to hear you’ll be focusing on your family. And go bubble baths!!! I take one almost every night too! πŸ™‚

  5. Posted April 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    CONGRATS lady!!!!!! Thats so awesome!

  6. Posted April 26, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    CONGRATULATIONS! Another addition to a beautiful family! A girl this time? πŸ˜€

  7. Posted April 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    I’m so excited for you! Cutest video, I love that song!

  8. Sam Adams
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    You’re due 5 days after me! I made the count down shirt a few months ago but am really struggling with cute poses and finding a good backdrop. Congrats!!!

  9. Posted April 26, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Yay, so exciting! Congrats!

  10. Posted April 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations!! Your blog is great, but obviously baby and family must come first. I’m very happy for your family!

  11. Posted April 27, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    aw man, congrats miranda!! no wonder i haven’t seen many late-night sewing antics from you of late. πŸ˜‰

    love your attitude about blogging/baby, and take care!!

  12. Posted April 28, 2013 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Wow congrats!! πŸ™‚ I really like your blog, I accidently found it week ago when I was searching DIY clothes and found some modest ones, which lead me to your blog.
    PS. I’m LDS too πŸ˜‰

  13. Posted April 28, 2013 at 10:33 am | Permalink


  14. Sophie
    Posted April 28, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    That’s fantastic news!! Congratulations! Great attitude for enjoying your pregnancy πŸ™‚

  15. Posted April 29, 2013 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Congratulatuons ! :))

  16. Laina
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    So excited for you and your cute family! congratulations!

  17. Posted April 29, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Miranda that is WONDERFUL news!! Congratulations.Blogs are a living entity on their own and so its never easy to make a decision to back off so, good for you getting your priorities straight at this point in the game! I look forward to taking in your class at Sewing Summit, again!!

  18. melanie
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    congrats, miranda!!! loved the video.

  19. Posted April 30, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations! Babies are awesome and definitely more important than blogging. I’m expecting my fourth & my kids are definitely more rewarding than a blog, (but at least blogs don’t answer back. πŸ˜‰ hehe)
    Enjoy your family, they’re so important. Take care.

  20. Jessica
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Oh wow, I just stumbled upon your blog tonight and noticed that we share the same due date =) So exciting even though we’ve never met

    • Miranda
      Posted May 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

      Yes! Congratulations!

  21. Christ
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Congrats! I thought I was ready to go for baby 3 until I got a stomach bug and found myself in the fetal position under my desk at work, vomiting the in trashcan. I am not ready for constant barfing, at least not till summer is over πŸ™‚

    • Christy
      Posted May 8, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

      In case you were worried, Christ was not commenting on your blog πŸ™‚ It’s me, Christy.

      • Christy
        Posted May 8, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

        Okay, weird I commented but had a typo and it said my name was Christ, so I replied, but the original comment didn’t stick, so now my follow up seems weird. Anyways, congrats! I thought I was ready for a go at baby 3 until I found myself in the fetal position under my desk at work, vomiting in the trash can. (Boo stomach bug). I decided I don’t want to be constantly vomiting all summer.

    • Miranda
      Posted May 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

      Haha, touche. I’ve been lucky to only vomit on occasion, rather than the daily I had with baby E. Being huge and hot all summer will be new, though, since with both the boys I was ready to deliver about now!! And, YES! Let’s hang out in Texas!

  22. Jordan
    Posted May 9, 2013 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    Congratulations! Babies are so much fun!

    I have tried looking for you email to ask you about a pattern, but I
    not having luck. If you are even working (which I totally understand if you’re not), would you send me an email so I can contact you? Thanks!

    • Miranda
      Posted May 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

      Hi there Jordan, thank you! I’m not taking orders now, but I could answer a question for you! My email is miranda @ onelittleminuteblog . com

  23. Posted May 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    congrats yay!!
    So excited for you.
    AND…just saw that you’re moving to AUSTIN!
    Woohoo. you took the plunge! I think you’re going to love it here πŸ™‚
    Good luck with the next couple months πŸ™‚

  24. govi
    Posted May 18, 2013 at 2:15 am | Permalink

    Are your maternity countdown tees still available for order? If not, how complicated is it to DIY for a non crafty person? πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    • Miranda
      Posted May 20, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

      Yes they are! Just click on the SHOP button on the upper left and it will take you to an order page:)

  25. Posted June 4, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    Oh that’s the best news!!! Congrats!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

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