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Tamera Mowry-Housley’s Blog: My Pregnancy – the First Chapter

06/25/2012 at 07:00 PM ET
In New Orleans at 5.5 months – Courtesy Tamera Mowry-Housley

Please give a warm welcome to our newest celebrity blogger, Tamera Mowry-Housley!

Best known for her roles on Sister, Sister and Strong Medicine, the actress currently stars on Tia & Tamera, airing Mondays at 8 p.m. on The Style Network.

She’s also working on a novel with twin sister Tia and recently wrapped filming on GMC’s Christmas Angel.

Mowry-Housley, 33, wed FOX News correspondent Adam Housley in May 2011 in Napa Valley.

Due Oct. 30 with their first child, the couple recently learned they’re expecting a boy.

You can find her on Twitter @TameraMowryTwo.

Well hello there,

I have to say, I am beyond excited to share my amazing news with you guys. Yep, my husband Adam Housley and I are having a baby boy this fall!! But most importantly, I’m excited to hear feedback from other moms or soon-to-be moms out there.

You may know me from a little show called Sister, Sister that I starred on with my twin Tia, who is now a wonderful mommy to a beautiful child, my nephew Cree Taylor.

You also might catch my husband on TV, where he’s a correspondent for FOX News. If you see a handsome, brawny man covering fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and wars, that’s my guy.

Many people are terrified when they find out I married a man who works in dangerous places. I simply respond with a smile and reply, “He loves his job and I think he’s sexy when doing it.” Hence, I am now knocked up. LOL!

Adam and I have been together for seven years and married for one. Man, that time went by quick! And from what other people say, it’s only going to go quicker once our little bundle of joy arrives.

My husband and I hadn’t made a conscious decision to start trying to have a baby. However, after an amazing, life-changing trip to Africa, we decided we would leave our chances up to God. Two months later, we became pregnant.

WHOA, that was fast! I had heard stories that becoming pregnant can sometimes take awhile, so I was definitely caught off-guard. But what a beautiful surprise.

Doing press for Tia & Tamera at 5 months – Courtesy Tamera Mowry-Housley

In hindsight I can remember feeling REALLY tired and crampy, but looking back, at that point I hadn’t realized I had missed my cycle by two days. Finally becoming curious, I took a pregnancy test.

Lo and behold, it turned out positive! It was early in the morning, my husband Adam was off to work, and the world had stopped. I was pregnant!!!! My mouth dropped open from shock, but that quickly turned into the biggest smile.

It took a while before the fact that I was pregnant settled in. Once it did, I kept reciting to myself, “I’m going to be a mom. I’m going to be a mom.” I will never forget the feeling that swept over me. I found myself pacing my room with excitement and experiencing a sense of joy I have never felt before.

Once I got myself together, I immediately thought about how I would I tell my husband. I always wanted to do it in a creative way. I decided to text Adam a photo of four positive pregnancy tests — yes, you read right, FOUR positive pregnancy tests — and added, “HAPPY EARLY FATHER’S DAY!”

Thirty minutes later, I still hadn’t heard back from him. I began to worry — was he in shock? I couldn’t wait any longer, so I called him and asked if he had seen his texts. He replied, “No” and I happily told him to look. His response? “COOOL!!!”

Once I called my husband, an interesting thing happened. The excitement died down and quickly turned into worry. “Is this normal?” I thought. “Is this what being a parent feels like?” Now that I knew I was pregnant, I became overwhelmed with so many emotions. I never knew how excited and overwhelmed you can feel at the same time.

There are so many things to do and facts to find out. But not only that, so much information thrown at you all at once! How do I sift through it? I immediately downloaded iPhone apps and called my doctor and my mom. Now that I’m pregnant, where do I begin?

For all the new moms out there, please feel free to share your tips and advice on wading through all this new information! Can’t wait to hear from you — you can leave me a comment below or on Twitter.

Memorial Day outing at 4.5 months – Courtesy Tamera Mowry-Housley

– Tamera Mowry-Housley

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Brandy on

Wow, let me first say CONGRATS on the upcoming arrival of your bundle of joy! This is such a beautiful time for expectant mothers. I have two children, and I remember finding out about both pregnancies at home, alone, getting ready for work. I think the various emotions you initially experience is totally normal. For me it was the best surprise and biggest blessing in the whole entire world!

I have been a BIG fan of both you and your sister since the Sister Sister days and it’s so refreshing to see such positive role models on television. I really enjoy your show on Style, so I was thrilled when it came back for Season 2.

Your blog was so great to read and I pray that you enjoy your journey through the wonderful world of Motherhood! Best wishes to you, your husband and the baby…you’re going to make a great mommy!

Nicole LaVere on

What a happy story! Good luck with the rest of your preganacy it seems like a blassst and I hope me and my twin sister end up as amazing as you and tia!

TJ on

How awesome and cool your nephew will have a little boy to play with too! Boys rock! My son is nearly 6 and the love of my heart. Little boys love, love, love their mommies and it’s so sweet when they plant a big wet kiss on you. You will melt into a big puddle of goo!

klholzer on

Tamera – hearing that you’re going to be a mommy put the biggest smile on my face. I’ve followed your career, and your sisters, since we all went to school together at Dale Jr. High. Looking back on us as children, it isn’t hard to say that you’re going to be a fantastic Mom. You have an excellent base of knowledge thanks to your family and a kind heart. Remember how much you adored Tahj? This is 1000 times bigger than that!

A couple of things to remember: You’re going to make mistakes – we all do, but you’re going to be fine. You married Adam because you love him so much, let him help even when you want to be a control freak like all other moms out there! And above all.. this little man is going to love you unconditionally – keep your promises, hand out hugs as often as he’ll let you and never take for granted that God gave him to you because He knows you’re exactly the right person to take care of this wonderful little creation.

Congratulations! Good luck and keep us all posted!

Jenn on

SO happy to be ready your blog and I have watched you since you were on Sister Sister and now watch your new show. You guys are amazing and so happy to be able to watch this new experience with you!!!

Melissa on

Congrats! I love your new show!

Shannon on

Very pretty lady. Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy.

lesgo4it on

Hi Tamera!

First, Congratulations! This is great news for your entire family. How fun to know that your son and your nephew can be playmates?

Second, I am a fan of you and your sister. I love the twinism you share – but I also am entertained by how different you both are! and still, I love you both!

Third, I understand how overwhelming it can be with so much information being thrown at you. I am the momma of a 15 year old son and I have been stepmother for another young man who is now 13 and been married and divorced. During each of these life events, people (whether solicited or unsolicited) have a lot of information.

What I suggest is to join groups. Online groups in trusted sites are a great way to share and exchange information with others that have the same goals and interests. Find a group or two with moms (maybe one with expectant or new moms and one with seasoned moms) and use that as a vehicle to discuss, learn, and curate information that you all find on the web. If you don’t want to use a site, you can tag on other bloggers that have similar enthusiasm and idealogy about parenting. One example is the Cribside Chronicles by Courtney Conover (http://courtneyconover.blogspot.com/) She and her husband just welcomed a baby boy to the world less than a year ago.

Lastly, don’t ever let anyone or any statistic outweigh your gut instinct. I found that my biggest lessons on parenting come right from my child, through active listening and relationship-building. As an infant, I could tell what he wanted or needed by the inflection of his cry or squeaks. As a small child I could tell when he was fibbing or telling the truth by his non-verbal cues. It is really tricky now, but I can still tell when he is acting out because he is hurt or angry versus just being plain ol’ rebellious. You will be able to do the same – and then some! Enjoy the ride.

All my best,

Leslie

mstwala on

I love them, and I love the fact that they’re an inter-racial couple, but most of all I love the fact that they both have beautiful hearts & are positive role models, even to us South African girls.

Meghan on

congrats!! you look fabulous! i totally remember that feeling when you get that first positive pregnancy test!

I think the best advice I was given while being pregnant was just to try to relax and enjoy it. There’s so much information out there that sometimes we can make ourselves crazy with it. I guess just remember that woman have been having babies for millions of years so trust your body and your instincts. everyone has an opinion about everything, especially when it comes to parenting so here goes my opinion: do what works for you! you are going to be an amazing mom!!

LISA on

Congrats!! Tamera I watch you and your sister every Monday night. Just do what the baby tells you and you can”t go wrong. Lisa

Erika on

Congratulations on your bundle of joy! I was excited to hear that you were expecting your first child.

Twins for you would have been another show in the making. I haven’t had a child just yet, but could only imagine the joy, excitement that you and other first times moms may be experiencing.

Through watching you on your new series Tia&Tamera and on interviews, I see that you have more than enough love, care and happiness to give to your family, husband, and new son!

Congratulations on your nuptials, new son, and current and future aspirations and endeavors! I will continue to check your blog for new entries. Good read by the way :)

Tiara on

I’m so happy for you guys! It’s crazy when you find out you’re pregnant, you automatically start to think differently.

I’m a new mommy myself. My son is 10months and the time goes by so fast! Boys are awesome :).
I’m a baby registry consultant and I teach expectant parent seminars. It’s funny how I knew so much info but once the baby got here it all flew out the window lol.

I’m such a big fan.. Both of you ladies are so talented. God bless!

P.S enjoy your pregnancy and I wish you guys the best.

Mia on

Congratulations! I just became a new mom on Mother’s Day for the first time and I will give you the best advice that was given to me:

1.) Babies are designed for new parents. I would constantly panic that I was pulling my daughter when trying to get a onesie on! Babies are a lot more durable than you think.

2.) Expose your baby to a LOT of stimuli in utero. My baby girl got to hear a lot of new noises, such as dogs barking, and now she sleeps right through it when my dogs go crazy!

3.) Finally, it’s okay to just stare at your baby – people won’t think you’re weird. ;-)

Congrats again!

bjstokes on

Sweet Tamera,

As a mother of 3 (2 boys, ages 16 and 10, and 1 girl, age 7), my first piece of advice would be…follow your instinct! Be kind to yourself, be confident in yourself as a woman, and let God do the rest through you as a mother! It WILL happen! So often, especially as new mommies, we can doubt ourselves so much and over-think every bit of advice, wondering which one is the “right” one to follow. Be patient with yourself, you’ll get it just “right” for YOU and YOUR baby!

Also, I would encourage you not to get caught up in the comparison game. And I don’t just mean that in terms of Tia…a lot of mommies often get discouraged when they see other mommies doing something “better” or different than they are. The truth is, what they are doing is always what’s best for you and YOUR baby so just do YOU! And TRUST yourself! You’re not pregnant on accident, God knew what He was doing…He is entrusting this child to you because He knows you are capable! Rely on Him in areas of weakness or struggle and trust Him to work through you to be a GREAT Mommy!

Just watching the way you love your sister, Tia, and even more, how connected and emotional you are with Cree, speaks VOLUMES to the wonderful mom YOU will be! Congratulations, Tamera! I am praying for you, Adam, and your precious baby!

Lovingly,
Brianna

Vickie on

Congrats!! Enjoy your pregnancy and rest when you can. You’re going to need it. The best advice I can give is don’t feel like you have to take on the world the minute the baby is born…a lot of people I know overwhelmed themselves trying to breastfeed, use cloth diapers, make their own baby food, etc. and they’re not prepared for how much work just the baby himself will be! Do what’s in your comfort zone and what suits you and your hubby. Congrats, good luck and enjoy every moment :)

Lilene on

Tamera is so beautiful! Congratulations to her and Adam…she’ll be a great mommy!

Anonymous on

I am So Happy For You Guys!!! Enjoy This New Journey In Your Lives!! Wish You Guys The Best!!!

Sarah on

I swear I have never dont this before but I feel like we have been friends for years! I have been watching your new show Tia and Tamara (as well as used to watch Sister Sister :) and am also having my first little one in November, a girl! I did not become pregnant in what society would call a tradition way (I will be a single mommy) – however, I am overwhelmed with excitment and a great outlook on the future.

Anywho, Congrats Tamara – I am excited to follow your experience while going through mine as well! I know you will be a great mama.

mtmbsmommy on

Congrats to you, Tamera! As a mommy of four (ages 12, 8, 2, and 14 months) I would tell you no matter how much advice you receive you have to find what’s right for you and your husband. You have to find out a happy medium for your family of three.

I’d be crazy if I told you everybody doesn’t have this perfect little plan. We all plan the perfect birth, perfect homecoming, perfect sleep schedule, perfect eating schedule, etc. and that’s great. It’s what us moms are supposed to do, but always remember little man has his own plans. Just always remember perfect isn’t going to always be the way it goes. You just have to learn to adapt and move on. Nobody is perfect and we all make our fair share of mommy mistakes. I wouldn’t even consider them mistakes. It’s more of a learning experience.

I can promise you, you will have a 3am experience where you are completely exhausted, little man won’t eat, won’t sleep, and is fussy. You’ll be at the your wit’s end, but suddenly those sweet eyes will look up at you and you melt all over again. I always try to remember this verse, “For this child I prayed and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.” – 1 Samuel 1:27.

Welcome to mommyhood and cherish every moment of it. It’s ok to ask for help. It’s ok to have a bad day. It’s ok not to be super mom all of the time, because at the end of the day when you look at that sweet little boy and he looks back at you you’ll know the real meaning of unconditional love.

Laneasze on

Congratulations Tamera!!! At first I thought I was seeing an old article when I saw the picture, but then I was like “Wait TIA just had a baby, not TAMERA!!”

But the best advice?? Keep those people who unconditionally love you closest. There is going to be a lot of cockamamie stuff tossed at you: old ladies who think they know it ALL, “Super Moms” who think because they read ever published book out there, they are better than you, even clinicians who are a little too overly fanatic.

To navigate this you need a group of people who keep you and your sanity as a priority; people who will listen to all the hormone induced, over informed craziness that WILL happen. That inner circle will be there to bounce off ideas, give you feedback and perhaps most importantly, back you up on decisions YOU feel are important. The rest of it is just details. So enjoy the ride, and keep us posted!

Angela on

I thought Tia was the one who just did a Christmas movie? Or did both ladies do separate Christmas movies?

Joanne on

Congratulations! You seem like a sweet person and I have to say that at first I was ready to dislike your husband based on the fact that he works for the evil and racist Fox News but I was pleasantly surprised. He seems like a nice guy who simply disagrees with the President. It is still too bad he works for that racist channel but I guess you gotta make a buck somewhere. Good luck.

Bianca on

First off CONGRATS… Having a child is truly a blessing. I remember 5 years ago when I first found out, It was a mess. I was three months along and it too caught me way off guard. You never think about how amazing it all is until you hear those words “You’re Pregnant”. Time completely stops and yourr like whoa there’s life inside of me. Sometimes it still doesn’t register until you feel those first flutters of movement.

I have a two very important words for you Tamera “Just Breathe” through out pregnancy, after birth and so on. Those words will get you through it all lol. My son drives me up the wall, But I love him with everything in me. And so will you Enjoy every moment and Good Luck to you and your family.

shannons365days on

Congratulations! I totally know what you mean about the mix of excitement and being overwhelmed.

For me, finding other moms online to talk to was what kept me sane. Having other moms due at the same as me was especially helpful. Whenever I had a more…well, embarrasing question to ask, I could just ask away and they would all reply with a “Oh thank goodness I’m not the only one!” Six years after meeting some of them, I consider them some of my best friends. So my advice would be to find a great group of women to connect to and enjoy the journey together :)

Monica on

I’m so very excited that you are doing this blog! I’m due October 1st with my first child who is also a boy and I went through those same emotions. I did have a lot of complications but knowing that I’m almost done relieves some of the worry. You and Adam are going to be great parents and I LOVE your show!

Romy on

she was so sweet on their show when she was planning her wedding and her sis was pregnant. It was really supposed to be about HER for a few special days, and her sister seemed pretty selfish. Of course editing could have made it seem that way, but that doesn’t seem that case here. She doted over her sister’s belly, and I think she’ll be a great mom.

Michelle N on

I’m SO happy for you! Such an exciting time…and my only advice is to take it all in. =) It’s hard NOT to focus on the end of October but being pregnant is such a special time. Take LOTS of pictures and DO NOT forget to take ONE LAST photo when you get to the hospital to deliver. Regardless of the circumstances. ;) I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy and look forward to reading about it on the blog. CONGRATULATIONS!

Jayne on

You’re lucky you got pregnant so fast. We’ve been trying for 4 months and no go. Good luck to you.

Jeannine on

Congratulations Mrs. Tamera Housley. Although I am not a new mommy, I remember the feeling of joy coming and then for me it was anxiety. I felt the need to wrap myself in bubble wrap to stay safe. And although not very clumsy I worried about tripping and slipping and bumping into things, lol. I immediately wanted to protect my precious cargo.

And almost immediately, as if I were counting calories I started to try and eat healthier for the baby (LOL, it wasn’t always healthy). But I think it’s love for your child kicking in, doing what moms due best, love, protect, and worry. It’s an awesome feeling. God Bless your family.

Laura on

Tamera-
First, I would just like to say is Congratulations. I just wanted to say I am a mother of a 18 year old daughter. She has been my everything. You will have this feeling right when you have your son and it gets stronger with each day. The only thing as a parent my daughter accused me of doing wrong in her life was loving her too much. I always and still do tell her “Only Christ’s love will ever be stronger then mine!”I don’t think you can ever love your baby too much.

The only other piece of advice is to listen to your child. Sometimes parents will listen, for example, a teacher’s word, over their own child. Please remember, not all teachers are good. Trust your child, and listen to them first. Back them up. Let them know you will have their back. Some teachers lie, cheat and steal. Just like anywhere you go, no matter the situation, or profession, there is good and bad in everyone. But you know your child, and that is who you should defend.

Other then that parenting is different for everyone. It is trial and error. But with your loving heart of the Lord, youre going to do such a great job. It is so worth everything.

Halley on

Many Congrats!! I have watched your show with your sister on the style channel. While she comes off as crazy self involved, and very much like she thinks she is the only person in the universe, you seem to be so sweet and friendly, and kind and lovely.

I have two boys, ages 8, and 11 months, and they are the joys of my life. You are in for such a blessed, amazing journey, and a love bigger than you ever knew possible. Its such an exciting time :)

Stephanie on

Congratulations! My best advice would be try not to be overwhelmed with all the advice! Seriously.

When I was pregnant, I had people telling me all sorts of things on what I should be doing, what I shouldn’t be doing, how to do certain things (you get the idea). While I know they meant well, I was very overwhelmed and started to feel like I wasn’t doing anything right because others said I wasn’t.

I talked to my DR and asked her opinion and she said you have to take others advice with a grain of salt because what might have been terrific for one person, might not be so terrific for another. I listened to her and from then on I smile and nodded at the advice.

Much luck on your pregnancy and the arrival of your son. Boys are fun (I have 2:)

Shaina on

OH WOW congrats…so excited for you & your hubby. I watch your show every wk luuuuuuuv it…. My first was a boy theyre so much fun. I wish you two a very happy & blessed pregnancy and life cant wait to see pics of your new addition. Thats also so cool that you & Tia will have boys that grow up so close in age… Keep up the good work on the show and in life. muah

me on

I’m so happy you’re blogging now Tamera! I’ve always loved you and your sister… will look forward to hearing about your experiences with your little boy!

Mistye on

Congratulations!!! Boys are a wonderful blessing and a joy!! My son, now 17 & driving, yet it seems like only yesterday I found out I was pregnant with him. He and his older cousin are 6 months and 6 days apart, as different as night and day and are as close as brothers. It’s been fun watching them grow up together and share all the same experiences. It’s so cool that Cree is going to have a little playmate! Best of Luck on the rest of your pregnancy!!!

Shauna on

Congrats on your pregnancy… Well advice, here we go. First I must say it is very important that you take the time to enjoy your pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my first child, I think I spent so much time worring about what motherhood would be like. What the birth is gonna be like, googling everything, but ultimately none of that will really live up to the reality. So just enjoy these months, get you sleep (you are going to need it), and when the time comes just always try to be present and in the moment. Rely on your instincts and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. That’s all I have, God bless and good luck.

Marky on

Tamera, we all feel as if we know you since we’ve watched you and Tia on TV forever. Loved everything you’ve ever been in, because I enjoyed you and your sister. You look great and i am so happy for you and your husband! I have always been impressed that you and Tia seemed to keep your lives “together”; not getting into trouble and growing up to be lovely young women. How exciting to be having sons so close together, and hopefully, you and Tia will have lots of fun raising your boys together! Congratulations to you and Adam!

MRJ on

First off Congratulations to you and your husband!

Now I don’t want to seem mean but I watched your sisters pregnancy on your show and I swear I have never seen such an over dramatic pregnant person in my whole life. I’m hoping it was more staged for the show. Relax and enjoy it.

Jenn on

Excited about a new mom blog. I am right where you are, but with twin boys. Very exciting You look great!

Amparo L Morales on

Just remember…Kids don’t come with instructions, and parenting does not come with a handbook. You learn through trial and error. It’s more than just a job being a parent, it’s a lifetime adventure. Parenthood is unpredictable, take a deep breath….. and saddle on in for the ride. Hold on tight, for there will be many twists and turns….don’t close your eyes for to long, for it goes by fast. Your baby, toddler, child, teen…will be an grown before you know it. They are small for such a short period of time, a majority of their lives will be spent as an adult. Embrace every moment.♥ (Mother of three, grandmother of 4)

lcjonesla on

Loved hearing from her point of view. Great blog Tamera! keep it up!

malletdiva02 on

I was reading your blog and I realized I was having the same symptons as you were. I took a pregnancy test on a whim and found out tonight my husband and I will become parents February 2013!!

guest on

good for her but “Fox News” shouldn’t be confused with actual News. It’s like assuming Reality TV has anything to do with reality.

staceyhead84 on

Congrats on the baby! I was so excited for you and Adam when I found out! I used to watch “Sister, Sister” with my older sister (who is only 17 months older than me, so it’s almost like having a twin!), and always had so many laughs! I am not a mommy, but I am an aunt and I love to love on my nieces and nephew! I can’t wait to be a mom some day!

Joyous on

Congratulations Tamera. What a beautiful story. Motherhood is inbuilt in every woman and you won’t beleive how you will know how to do everything when the time comes. Meanwhile, enjoy the highs and lows of pregnancy. All the best! Joy

Marky on

Please, posters, don’t turn this happy blog into a political discussion Any of these people on any of these “news” channels are paid to say certain things, or report from a certain angle. It has NOTHING to do with Tamera’s pregnancy, her baby, or the truth about however she feels, politically. This is about pregnancy and her life as she goes through that pregnancy. Let her enjoy it and don’t rain on her parade.

I don’t watch Fox News, but if Adam primarily covers tsunamis, earthquakes, etc, then why jump all over Tamera, or make snide comments? Go post that stuff on the CNN political blogs, news blogs, or somewhere like that, pleeeeesee! this is a baby blog, and yes, I understand you have an “opinion”, but the forum for that is elsewhere……

lovely123 on

I used video when telling my parents about all three pregnancies. Each different than the last. Watching them now is so much fun and so very priceless.

DONNA on

Most importantly, don’t ever let anyone make you feel guilty about any decision YOU make about how you care for and raise your child. You have been part of a healthy happy family so you will not make a big mistake!

I had never felt I wanted to breast feed, and my entire pregnancy I was made to feel like I was going to be a bad Mother because I wanted to bottle feed (not only friends, strangers, but professionals who continued to pressure me at appointments and even in the hospital where I was for 4 days due to a cesarean) — children grow up healthy both ways, I know, I was bottle fed. I did not appreciate this at all.

So no matter what it might be, go with your instincts, your husbands too, what you have read and learned and forget pressures from the outside world. You don’t have to follow any particular person’s way of advice, mix ideas, and then most importantly, when you meet your little guy, match what you think you should do with his personality and you will be a great Mother.

I am the happy Mother of two sons, and it has been the best experience of my life, they will be my legacy, not my work in my profession. They are now 20 and 24. Congratulations and enjoy this special time.

Tamika C. on

Congrats to you and your hubby!! Pregnancy is a journey in itself and then before you know it, that beautiful baby boy will change your life!

My advice is to definitely get as much info as you can, but for informational purposes. Every pregnancy and every woman is different. Enjoy it as much as you can and allow your hubby to as well! Let him take care of you. My baby boy is two months old and the best advice I received was to enjoy every moment with him and to follow my instincts regardless of who says what. Remember ALWAYS that “children are a blessing and a gift from God.” (Psalm 127:3)

God bless and I pray you three receive ALL of God’s best!!

Ola910 on

Congrats Tamera! I watched you grow up on Sister Sister and I absolutely love you and your sister! I was so happy to hear that you were pregnant. It happens just the way it was suppose to.

I also have a bundle of joy coming on Oct 8th. This would be my first also, after trying for 3 years. No complications, just wasn’t the my time. My first time finding out was so similar to yours, except when I took my 100 pregnancy tests, my husband was in the other room not having a clue what I was doing. Similar to your husband when I told him he said ” oh wow”. We both were complete shock.I will never forget that moment!!!!!

I appreciate you sharing your story and it definitely made this mommy to be tear up. Enjoy your pregnancy mama!

Louise on

Congratulations!!! There is nothing like the joy of being a mom whether the first or fourth time. Each baby is a blessing and will bond you and your husband in ways you never thought possible. Enjoy every sleepless night for they go all too quickly.

Blessings,
Louise

Estella Cohen on

Congrats to u and your family! Looking forward to you keeping a written and picture blog of your experiences(wish I had done the same) I have two bi-racial children and I am still amazed at peoples reaction to seeing us together. God has truly blessed me with this added experience as he has you. Love has made my children stronger than I ever would have believed with it too. Take Care and keep those pics coming. Much love. Stell

pushingthroughpain on

Really important: when the baby arrives and your husband takes care of the baby, dresses him, diapers him, bathes him, let your husband do it HIS way. If the outfit doesn’t match, if he put the wrong bib on, if he put two different socks on him, let it be. Nothing crushes a new dad more than for a mom to undo what he has just done. Lots of luck and love!

mrst on

I am so happy for you and your husband. I love watching Tia and Tamara. It seems like yesterday when you were barely a teenager on Sister Sister. God bless you and yours.

Emily on

Congratulations Tamera! I have followed you and Tia since Sister Sister and I love you both. I am due a month after you so it’ll be exciting to hear what is to come. I had a similiar story as far as finding out on my own and taking three test before I was able to believe it. I too thought it would take longer to conceive but God Blessed and it happened in two months. I am so excited for you and I wish you all the best! Looking forward to reading your blogs. Take Care

Stormy on

First of all congrats and welcome to the wonderful world of
Mommies . I have 2 beautiful healthy babies and I know what you
are feeling . My babies are quite young my oldest just turned
5 last week and my youngest is now 3 years old .

Time does fly by so hold on for an amazing journey . I know
my experience is different from others out there or is it ?

I have a funny story about finding out about my first pregnancy .

My husband and I had been trying to have a baby for a few|
months . Like I was leaving my chances up to god as he had never
failed in giving me this wonderful life .

My husband and I had just got married and a few weeks later
I had missed my cycle by about a week . I thought will you
just got married it could be just nerves from planning the
wedding and all that . We went to the store and bought
a pregnancy test . We waited together in the living room
and he said he wanted to see the test first . I was like
ok if you want .

Now my husband has a quirky sense of humor so when he tells
me the results are POSITIVE … I WAS PREGNANT ! I did not
believe because he said it with a stone straight face .
He said check for yourself it’s positive we are going to
a baby .

I immediately called the Dr for confirmation and it was
quickly given the YES indeed I was pregnant. We went to my
parents house and told them . My Mom cried and my dad well
he was beaming from ear to ear .

My advice to you as a mom to be …Rest as much as you can
now . Ask for help when needed , keep a journal of your
thoughts for your child to read once they are older .
And take LOTS OF Pictures !!! Good Luck and Congrats !!

Lady on

YAY so happy you are blogging on here now!!! You look gorgeous, love the new show with Tia!!

Elizabeth on

They didn’t date for 7 years. They broke up and he was seen dating lots of girls in LA. I wish them the best of luck but the whole we have been together for 7 years is a lie. They seem much happier now which is great to see!

Mom Of Twins on

Best wishes to you & your husband! <3

elizabeth on

Congrats Tamera! I have a beautiful soon to be 2 year old daughter and when i first found out i was pregnant i was scared and excited all at the same time. Giving birth is an amazing gift grom God, and when you see your baby it’s an instant connection and you love that baby more than anything in the world.

The best advise i can give is to walk, walk alot because it helps with delivery. Also, after you give birth dont drink cold water or ice chips! And although that sounds great expecially since you haven’t ate and you have been pushing and sweating you really crave a cold cup of water! But instead drink tea or temperature water.

Also, remember to take alot of pictures because time really flies and when the baby naps, dont do chores or work..SLEEP.. because when they are newborns they sleep alot and thats the only time you have to rest and kick your feet up. Congrats to both of you. You will really enjoy motherhood. May God continue to bless you and your family!

PS. A few more months until you can return to Napa and enjoy the wine :)

Best Wishes.

TC on

First let me say congratulations and I wish you and your hubby all the wonderful joys a baby will bring. I too was in the same position you’re in 4 years ago. Pregnant with my first child, I read tons of material on motherhood and parenting. Getting so much information actually made me more nervous. LOL. The one place I found peace of mind was in my prayer time. You mentioned that after your trip to Africa you left it up to God to get pregnant.

The only advice I have is the best advice I received during my pregnancy. Don’t worry about worrying about everything right now. You’ll have lots of time to do that between now and when he’s all grown up. There will always be something to worry about. That almost seems to be a rite of passage as a parent. Take one day at a time, and leave it up to God to give you the peace of mind and joy of spirit both you and your husband will need as parents to help you make the right decisions for your baby.

One thought of encouragement is that I was so worried about everything after I had my daughter. But then as the days, weeks, months and years have passed I found a “clearing in the woods” so to speak. I found my center. That didn’t make parenting easier for me, it just made me realize that I was worried for nothing all that time. Everything she needed, I had it in me already. I just needed her to bring it out of me–and boy did she! Lol. Having my daughter has helped me find strength I’ve never had before, or maybe I did but I never knew it because I hadn’t had a challenge like this before having her. I want to do and be better because of her.

Some other small tidbits: enjoy your baby as much as possible because they grow up so fast—time really does fly by; don’t feel guilty about all of the pictures you’re going to take; and the little things you do with him really do count—playing, coloring, reading just to name a few. As a first time mom, I’m still learning and she’ll be turning 5 this year. I LOVE IT! :)

Have fun with your new baby and much love, peace and blessings to you and your hubby!

lina on

OMG i am so happy for tamera! & the best thing is that her son & her nephew will be raised together, BFF’s, just like her & tia. I love these girls. Theyre so positive & a good influence to young girls. Mazel tov!

Cherry on

Hi Tamera,
Congrats, the baby belly looks good on you!! As a mother of 1 my only advice is to trust yourself. You can read all the books get the best advice from everyone in the world, but you’re the mother you do what feels right to you.

Deb on

That is funny, because my husband and I are due with our first child – a baby boy on October 11th – and her story sounds almost exactly the same as mine. I found out 2 days after I missed my cycle, and my husband was at work when I found out – and I texted him photographs of the positive tests to let him know. I also got a one word response :-) And immediately afterwards, I started to worry…and freak out. Congratulations to her and her hubby. Wish her all the best!

Kaycee on

Congratulations! Mommy to a 4 month old baby boy here.

My suggestion regarding the information overload is to just read what you want to read. Even my most trusted friends would recommend reading material which I would graciously thank them for; however, I ultimately ended up choosing my own materials (just as I am sure they did when they were pregnant). What I ultimately found was I did a lot of wasted reading. (Please don’t blast me for that)

Information is power, and sure hearing other people’s experience is great and often times entertaining, but it wasn’t MY experience. No matter how many stories I read – none were mine. Now that I have had the baby I do find Mommy Blogs and books (Baby Brain Rules is great lol) more of a lifesaver than while I was pregnant. That is when I started finding the feedback and information most useful.

Even after the birth – I enjoyed the experience of figuring out the best way to put him to sleep myself – what works best for us, not someone else. None of the 20 books and thousands of pages I read prepared me for the way my birth ended up going down. Reassurance from my loved ones and the luxury of talking things out is what ultimately made me feel the most empowered.

Good luck to you!

Anonymous on

You will be amazing. Congrats

cookie19 on

Hi Tamera!! I grew up watching you and your sister on tv, I’m proud of you both!!! I’m sure the cousins will be as close as brothers, lol. Your body definitely goes through some changes during pregnancy ( I have a one year old daughter). My husband claims I was very demanding throughout and it got worse the closer it got to my due date. I was just hungry and he wasn’t moving fast enough, lol. It is amazing, exciting, and a little scary at times. Two tips that are true: drink plenty of water take lots of walks. Enjoy your new bundle and be blessed!!!!

boohoobytch on

pretty girl – congrats to her

kenadey on

Weren’t you and your sister both in the movie twitches that was like my favorite movie. Proubley still is.

pinkicinginablueworld on

Congratulations! I am mommy to a 15 month old boy! Boys are the best! There is something VERY special between a Momma and her son. It’s hard to explain, but I’m sure you will understand.

One piece of advice I would say is that don’t be afraid of anything, including labor! I spent so much time being afraid of the unexpected that I couldn’t enjoy it and now I regret it. Labor is not as bad as people say and as soon as it’s over, you don’t remember anything and you’d do it all over again for your child.

Enjoy every second of this beautiful moment in life. It’s a true miracle!

Yadachi on

Hi Tamera,
Big Congratulations! I’m super excited for you. I am also pregnant with my first child. It’s a BOY for us too! We are super excited. I too grew up with two brothers, so I am looking forward to a baby boy of my own. I am due November 11th. We are close. It’s so awesome to see how your body changes. The good and bad.

I have been a fan since Sister, Sister too. It brings me such joy to see that you will be blogging and sharing details, experiences and pictures. Thank you and may you continue a healthy pregnancy. May your delivery be fast and easy. That is what I am really terrified about!

Many Blessings….

Leslie on

Congrats!!! I am a mother of two… Being a mother is just a blessing.

Many blessing to you and your family

JayGee on

If I might…”God” had nothing to do with you getting pregnant. You and your husband had intercourse, his sperm met your egg, ergo, baby. Some people can get pregnant just looking at a picture of a man, and others have trouble conceiving. Let us please keep “God” out of our winning games, surviving hardship, and having babies.

Jan Parris on

Congratulations to you Tamera, you will make a wonderful mother, just be patient, not only with the baby but with hubby as well, as this is new to him too. May God keep you both in His care. Have a safe delivery, Keep us posted, as always. We all love You.

cindy on

1st congrats! Its the best journey in your life! No one can really prepare you for it, but the best thing happens once you deliver. Its like its an instant switch comes on the minute you hold your bundle in your arms for the 1st time! :)

I am a new mommy of an amazing 5weeks old boy! Congrats on having a boy yourself! The only thing I can say is that sleep becomes a thing of the past, lol. But you tend to forget when he smiles :)

Enjoy the ride!!!!!!!!!!!

Armica Holmes on

I would like to say that I am more than happy for you. I watch your show over and over and I see how great of an auntie you are to Cree. I could always sense the warmtha and love you had for your nephew and only imagined how much more you’d have for your own child. I wish you the very best of luck and pray for the strength, happiness and well- being of you and your baby.

I am also 5 months pregnant with my first baby boy. I am due to have him Oct.29,2012. I already have an eight year old daughter who I think nothing less than the world. At first I was caught by surprise and I became excited and as you stated, I too became rushed with many emotions and worry. I’m okay now that I have realized that this too is one of my many blessings from God. I can’t wait to meet my new baby boy and I can’t wait to meet yours.

Take care of your beautiful family. God Bless!!!!

Brooke on

Hi Tamera
You will be a wonderful mother, because you are a wonderful person. What a lucky little boy he is.

Amy on

First, congratulations on the pending arrival of the beautiful life you and your husband have created! Having 3 of my own, I totally understand everything you have been through and will go through!

Second, no parent is perfect! The perfect parent does not exist and anyone who tells you otherwis is delusional! Everyone will have an opinion on how to raise your child. Remember that you will ultimatly do what works for you. Just be sure to make some time for you and your husband because in the end, children grow up and leave the nest and you and your husband will be together after they are gone, so the relationship will alwasy require tending too!

Lastly, when it comes to medical issues, follow your instinct. Even if someone is telling you that you’re being silly, or it’s just “new mom” issues, don’t ignore your own inner voice. I have found on more occasions than not that listening to well meaning people would have resulted in unnecessary suffering on my child’s part!

Good luck!!!

Brittany on

First I want to say congratulations. I used to watch Sister, Sister, so when you and Tia (at the time a very pregnant one) walked into the Starbucks where I was working at the time, and you two are so sweet that it was really neat for me.

Not having been a biological mom, I can’t say much when it comes to pregnancy or anything unfortunately, but I can say one thing to think about when getting advice from your family, friends, books etc..it can be all great advice, but don’t forget to trust what comes to you naturally, your motherly instinct. Something that is right for someone else might not be right for you. Hope that helps a little!

cuddlebug on

Hi Tamera, Congratulations to you and Adam !!! Truly excited for the both of you on your upcoming blessing from GOD. I’m the mother of an 8yr old daughter and 2yr old son and I remember when I first found out I was pregnant, I too felt a mountain of emotions all at once. It’s one thing to babysit your neice, nephew or a friends baby, but when you have your own child it’s a whole other ball game !

You will hear a ton of advice, some good and some bad, use what you feel will benefit you and your family. Don’t beat yourself up bcause your not SUPERWOMAN/SUPERMOM and you need to ask for help.

There will be times when everything seems to be going wrong and your supper frustrated, but your son will do something or say something (when he starts talking) that will bring the biggest smile to your face and the warmest feeling to your soul and everything that you thought was a major deal, now becomes minor. I thank GOD for blessing me with those moments.

At the end of the day when you have done the best you can and your child is healthy and feels loved, safe and secure then you have done your job and GOD will take care of the rest.

GOD BLESS YOU, ADAM and BABY BOY HOUSLEY !!!

Joannie on

I have to say my girls, all 3 of them, grew up watching you and your sister therefore I did too. Now I have them watching your new show and my daughters as well as you girls are all grown up and starting families and it’s so wonderful. I am blessed to have 2 granddaughters now who are 5 and 9 and one on the way due in August so we have a family full of girls. It seems yours are starting with boys and that’s awesome you and your sister have that to share as well.

Children are such beautiful blessings and I wish you and your husband the best. I can’t wait to watch your son grown and you grow as a mother. Enjoy this time getting to know your little miracle before he comes and I will give you the advice I have given my own children and sister, listen to everyone’s advice, use what you think you want to try and add or take away from it as you go. Some things will work for your child and some things won’t but you will figure it out because now it’s all trial and error and you grow from that. That is what being a MOMMY is all about. God Bless!!

Kar on

Only four tests? I think I took ten. We had only been trying a month, and I needed emergency dental surgery, so I took a test in case… I kept testing because my line was very faint – but yes baby!

Lean on the other moms you are close to, but in the end you will know what is right for your son. And most important, enjoy! They grow so fast!

wendie goode-dox on

congratulations! i remember hearing you speak at take your daughters to work day at paramount studios… where you and your sister wisely told the young girls that “there is plenty of time for boys when we get older..for now they are speed bumps on our road”.. its lovely seeing that your hard work and focus ( and I’m guessing good parenting) lead you down the right path, and I have nothing but faith in your ability to be a great parent yourself.

Karith on

Tamera -HUGE congratulations to you and your hubby!

I can totally related to being surprised by becoming pregnant as quickly as you did. Although my career is a bit alternative (I’m a stand-up comedian) I’ve always been rather traditional in my values. I kept telling my fiance (at the time) I definitely want to get pregnant, but I just want to be married first!

We were married January 21st, 2012 and our baby is due Oct. 22nd, 2012- exactly 9 months and 1 day from our wedding date. (Who’s an overachiever?)

I can also totally relate to going from pure elation to wondering, “Dear God, I’m going to be in charge of another living, breathing, human being! I hope I’m ready for this.”

As far as advice, this being my first pregnancy too I’m open to getting words of wisdom as well. I just try to take it all one day at a time and keep my sense of humor. I am a comedian afterall. It’s definitely helped to have an outlet. So I started my own blog for myself and other pregnant mommies-to-be call “Diary of a Pregnant Comedian”.

There’s nothing like having a laugh while going through one of the most magical, awkward, amazing and stressful times in your life.

Wishing you the best with your health and baby.
~Kyf

Jen on

Congrats! As a kind-of recent new mom myself (my girlie is 3) the best advice that I can give a pregnant woman is to NOT Google. That’s right, NO GOOGLING about baby development, what can go wrong, what you’re “supposed” to be feeling, looking like etc etc…I’m not telling you to stay in the dark about what is happening with your body and your baby, but if you want info talk to your doctors, your midwife, i.e. a live person with actual knowledge and experience;) If you read everything on the internet, you will truly wonder how the human race has survived! THAT is the best advice I could give any expecting mom. Enjoy this wonderful time in your life!

Kike on

Tamera am very excited for you. I have a daughter who is nine now and nothing compares to the feeling of having a baby as a woman. U will be fine just allow your love to overflow. A big hug for him

Adalice on

Hey Girl Congratulations!!

I was elated to hear about your news and your sister.I am 30yrs and a mom of 2yr twin boys! I laughed when you shared how you found out the news because it was the same exact way I did! Except I didn’t take 4pregnancy test, I took only one and I left it on the floor. I was afraid the test result would change if I picked it up LOL!

As for advice,… during your pregnancy you will notice that as your baby grows you will feel crampy but its normal,as long as you’re not bleeding.Don’t ever hesitate to call your doctor when a new symptom or different feeling comes your way.Do not eat for two if you plan on getting back to your size.Eat healthier and more often.

Do read a lot,”What to expect while Expecting” is a great book for you and “The Expectant Father” for him.Useful book for him to get familiarized with your growing bump.Also “The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight” by Kim West is a GREAT BOOK! for when baby is born. Teaches you how to put your baby to sleep the more gentle way.Best book I ever bought.The earlier you start reading the better,read out loud so the baby gets used to hearing your voice.

Looking forward to your next blog.Good Luck! and don’t forget to Laugh!:)

Linda on

6/28/12′ – Thurs. @12:48p.

Congrats! Hope you are feeling great!! I have heard alot of people saying that the first pregnancy is always beautiful but hard labor is always the only thing we don’t want to hear haha. It is normal!

I had a hard labor when I had my daughter but beautiful pregancy! The second one ….haha…I have been sick for the whole 9 months…it is also normal! Smile! Of course, c-section with my son! But the best part of all of that … the results…we love our babies!!!! You will fall in love with your baby once the baby comes into your arms!!! I know for a fact….I bet your twin sister felt the same when she had her baby in her arms!

It is the best thing to remember. I was scared and I didn’t hug my daughter when she came to my arms…I was so scared and it was my first time but a little while later, I hugged her and hold her to my shoulder the whole time! haha. It was an amazing when you realize that you are finally a mom in real life but practically you are a mom now even though you are pregant! It is the beginning of a wonderful chapter of love that you are about to give your baby and for you and your husband to give the eternity love to your child!! And the best part of the things we all have in common … believing that God had given you the gift of love… a baby!!!

Once again, Congrats to the Housley family!!!!!

Sincerely,
Linda

Maria on

Congrats on your new bundle of joy !!! Having a baby is such an amazing experience enjoy every moment .I have a 2 yr old and a 3 week old and all I can say is I don’t know what life was like before them .. It’s going to be challenging but there no task a mother can not do once you get the hang of caring for your little one it’s not as hard as most people make it seem.. For now enjoy being pregnant cause it goes by very quick

Aja on

Congrats Tamera!! You’re going to be a wonderful mommy!

Being pregnant goes by faster than you think and is awesome until you can’t bend over, tie/fit your shows and just feel swollen! lol And giving birth is so much easier than most women make it sound. Experiencing contractions just felt like pms cramps that wrapped around the back to the front… it only became unbearable when my water broke… then the pain got intense! I delivered all natural and couldn’t be happier with my labor. The only thing that sucked was being so exhausted and sore after labor- especially while going to school full time. But my baby boy makes up for all of that. Being a mother is the most wonderful thing ever… especially when they start to smile and laugh :)

Love watching your show- you girls are amazing!

Amber Phillips on

Awh congrats…i love u and ur sister u guys crack me up!! i love watching ur show, and sooo very happy u guys are having a baby!! there is a lot to know about pregnancy. what u can and cant do what u can and cant eat lol….but its joyful! im currently pregnant with my 2nd child! and i cant wait, my 2 yr old daughter keeps pointing to my belly and telling my husband her daddy, look daddy there is a baby in there ok…. lol. mommyhood is the best. good luck and god bless u girl!! and CONGRATS!!!

Tiesha on

Hi Tamera,

Congrats to you & your husband on your soon to be new addition. My husband & I are expecting our baby girl in early September & we could not be more excited. Being a parent is a wonderful blessing & a tremendous joy & although you have so many feelings running through your mind one thing is for sure, no matter how many children you have, you ALWAYS learn something new. Congrats again to you & your family, God bless & best wishes!!!!!!!

Tina A. on

Tamera,

Congrats! You are going to be an awesome Mom, I watch your latest show with your sister and I must say you are a beautiful and humble woman, you are so caring and the way you interact with your nephew, your soon to be son is going to be one very lucky little boy. Enjoy motherhood, it’s something I am so very proud that God Blessed me with ( 3 times ). Once your son is here, you will find yourself thinking, how have I been living all this time without you.

Laura on

Congrats – lovely news for you! Just one thing though – YOU are pregnant, not WE. WE are expecting a baby. WE are having a baby. But only YOU are pregnant. Trust me, when the time comes only YOU will be in labor too!! OK, rant over – just a huge pet hate of mine. Congrats again on your happy news. :-)

Nicole Eggleston on

Tamara congratulations on your new blessing. We are close in age, and when I was in my twenties I taught I had my life all planed out. The date of when I was going to start my career, get married, have a child, and buy my first home. I say this to say, that our timing is not God’s timing. God has a way of slowing us down, and allowing us to see a different prospective on life. In order to have a richer life God has to have full control of it (I am still learning how to let go and let God). My prayers for you and your family are for good health, a smooth delivery of your baby boy, and to continue to live life more abundantly with God’s grace. You will be a great mom, don’t worry. :)

Alisa on

Even if Tamera’s husband is a conservative (working for Fox) there is nothing wrong with that! Fox just chooses to report some things that liberal news outlets don’t talk about. Just because you don’t like what you hear doesn’t make it “not news.”

Zelda on

Congrats! Little boys are so much fun. I am the proud mommy of a 2 year old who is the joy of my life. My husband and I tried for a year to get pregnant, and I remember when I finally got that positive pregnancy test, I could not believe it. I woke my husband up (it was 5 am and he was still sleeping) with the words, “I’ve got something to tell you, but don’t worry – it’s good.” :-)

You’ll be a great mom. Trust your heart and your gut and enjoy!

TheMrs. on

Congratulations Tamera! You’re glowing girl…you look beautiful pregnant!

Here’s my .02…

Breathe…Relax…Laugh…Enjoy…as much as possible…
Your baby feels everything you feel right now…even when no one else can…he’s closest to your heart

Talk to your baby…all the time…sing/read to him as you rub and pat your tummy…even when it’s just the two of you at home alone, just like he’s already here…it may feel kind of funny at first, but the more you do it, the more comfortable you’ll become. Your voice will be one of the first and most familiar voices he will hear when he enters this world…

Do not become obsessed with all the pregnancy/childbirth message boards/blogs, etc. you will drive yourself insane, unnecessarily.
What to eat? What to stay away from? What’s that pain? Is my baby still moving? Am I gaining too much weight? What if breastfeeding doesn’t work out? What color should we paint the nursery? Will I be a good mom?…and on and on and on…it never ends…you’ll spend so much time being a worrywart, that you’ll miss out on some of the joy.

Everyone has their own pregnancy/childbirth/new mom story and each story is unique…your story will also be like no other. If/When you decide to have another child…that story will also be unique to the one you have now.

Motherhood for you has already begun and it’s all about making decisions. If you weren’t used to making important decisions before, get used to it…you will from now on…and it’s not just for yourself anymore :-)

Don’t concentrate on planning your childbirth. Your baby will get here…whether it’s vaginal birth, cesarean, epidural, or drug-free. You can have a plan, but keep an open mind. As I’m sure you already know, the most important thing is your health and that of your baby…as long as your baby boy makes it into this world safely in your arms and you guys are doing well…doesn’t matter the route he took to get here.

From this day forward for years to come…life will never be the same and I mean that in the best way possible. Love…Growth…Life…you’ll have a whole new perspective on it. I’m sure being an auntie is more than great for you…but being a mom is even greater! Enjoy every moment…celebrate every milestone as everyday will be filled with something new.

Congratulations once again Tamera…I hope this helps you in some way.
Just know you’ll be fine. :-)

Traci on

I’ve always loved Tia and Tamara. They seem so down-to-earth.

Helena on

Congratulations Tamera!!!! Motherhood is such a joy and a blessing. The only advice I would give to you is to use your common sense and trust your instincts. Also relax and enjoy your pregnancy and one on one time with your husband before the baby arrives. God Bless you and your family.

cc on

Congrats and dont let any of the negative blogs bother you because they are just petty minds of petty people. I am a grandmother but I just wanted to say how happy I am for you and your husband. Be happy enjoy your next few months and get some rest, lol.

Joisie on

Wow! How beautiful that u are going to be a mommy!!!! Congratulations Tamera and good luck.

SAIR on

First I want to say Congratulations!!!!! Being a mother is a Blessing! Hands down! I call it a true gift from God! Im currently 3m preggers with my fourth child! Yup which was a serious surprise for my husband and I because we had beautiful girl/boy twins last year who are 11m old and we were on the pill, so ya God had plans for us! Lol and we also have my wonderful 13yr old son who is such a great big brother.

So yup in 2years we went from 1 child to 4. Eventhough this pregnancy was not necessarily planned we are sooo very excited about our expected Blessing. Its funny because all my friends are asking if Im 100% sure this time its not twins. Im 90% sure but not 100%. lol everything feels different than last year so I’m sure its one this time.

Well my advice is get as much rest as you can before baby comes (I’m sure you have heard that before) and just enjoy this time and your child, because being a great mom is truly a blessing! God Bless you and your family! Take care!

SAIR on

Congrats!!!

Tanya on

Tamera big CONGRATULATIONS! My advice is definitely just take it all in. Enjoy your pregnancy as much as you can. A funthing to do with Adam is to make a mold of your baby bump so that you both can decorate it and hang it in your son’s room. Its a great feeling and I always wish that every woman gets to experience the miracle of giving birth whether by C-section or Naturally.
your pregnancy is going to go by fast although at times it will seem like you have been pregnant for years :), Enjoy it and I will keep checking on your progess…MOM to MOM

Nicole on

Hi Tamera

Congrats on the baby many blessings for the furture.

Liz on

Tamera, congrats!! I can attest that yes, time will absolutely FLY when the baby comes. I have two boys–5 and 10 months–along with five nephews that are 9, 8, 7, 5 (my 5-year-old is 2 months and 5 days younger than my 5-year-old nephew) and 9 months (my 10 month old is 17 days older than my 9-month-old nephew). I had a conversation with my mom a couple weeks ago, after my five-year-old’s birthday (it was June 20th) and I asked her if it was alright if I felt old. She laughed and said “Ask me again when your oldest is 41!” My oldest sibling is 41; I am the youngest at 34.

Myra A. WIlliams on

Hello Tamera:

So very happy for you. You are going to be such an amazing Mom. You have such a sweet spirit about you. I really love watching your show. I have a set of twins, a girl and a boy. Boy do they keep me on my toes eventhough they are 10. Congrats to you and your husband. Enjoy your pregnancy and being a first time Mom.

Jaree on

Hi! Congratulations!! I have loved you and sister since sister,sister. I love your show on the style network, you two remind me of me and my sis. It is so good to see down to earth, respectable young ladies like you two being positive role models for young women. May God bless and keep your whole family. Be blessed beauties!!

Mrs.W on

Tamera,

I have grown up with you and Tia on the television and first and foremost, thank you for sharing this special moment with all of us. Being married for only a month, and being in my late twenties, I begin to worry too about getting pregnant and of course after the wedding, the number one question is, “When are you going to start a family?” It’s very refreshing to hear someone my age able to get pregnant so easily. These days everyone seems to think 30 is too old to have a child and “my eggs will be drying up very soon” lol. So again, thank you for sharing your story and while I’m not attempting to get pregnant any time within the next year, I’m sure your blog will prepare me for when I am.

Mrs.W

tandid007 on

Awwww I’ so happy for you Tamera! My Husband and I also decided to stop not trying to get pregnant and see what happens. I thought it would be harder for me as well because I am a plus sized beauty, but God had other plans for us and well. Three months later I was pregnant with our sweet baby girl. I actually had her less than a month after my 30th birthday. I have never regretted waiting to get married, or waiting to have a baby. I think every thing came at exactly the right moment. I’m happy that you grew your love with your Hubby, took, your time, got married, and are now expecting a sweet baby boy. You and your Sister are such beautiful examples to little girl’s everywhere. May God continues to bless you and enrich your lives!

La'sheta on

Congratulations Tamera. I’m a big fan of you and your sister (Tia). And I’m so very happy for you and your husband (Adam). I’m still in the process of trying to conceived after losing at 6 1/2 wks due to an ectopic pregnancy about 2yrs ago…But my experiences finding out was just like any other mother I was so thrilled I wanted to scream out & tell the world and I was so in shocked. It’s the most precious moment in a woman’s life when she finds out she’s pregnant. It is truly a blessing and I wish you many more.

Aleesha on

I would like to say congrats and that the baby you are caring is very blessed i will pray for you that the pregnancy goes well and that the little boy you are caring is a gift from heaven and enjoy very minute of it because im enjoying watching my son grow up but you will be a great mom i wish you all of luck

Dawn on

I’ve been enjoying your new show and am so excited for you both!!We watch Fox news and now after watching the show, almost feels like I know you all , ( wait not in creeper way!!) also enjoyed you ladies on Sister, Sister. Will enjoy following your growing girth on the show! Will keep happy thoughts for ALL of you!Oh the end of the show last week had me wondering which one of you it was!!

Shalanda on

First let me start off by saying CONGRADULATIONS!!!! I Have been a very BIG fan of u and your sister for a very long time :). I am a mew mommy my daughter is 15 months old. She is a joy. When i found out i was pregnant i was at at work. I sat in the bathroom with my mouth wide open lol in shock for at least 10 min. The first person i called was my husband and as excited as i was my husband did not believe me lol he thought i was playing a joke on him smh. I had to take a pic of the pregnancy test and send it to him in order for him to believe me. Even then he didnt truly believe me until he saw me and looked into my eyes. Funny story to tell my daughter when she gets older lol.

The best thing i did during my pregnancy was ask LOTS of questions. At first i felt embarrassed and i felt like my questions were dumb but my family encouraged me and let me know that it was ok to ask questions. Also getting a doula was another great decision my husband and i made. Doulas are a GREAT help they are a great support system they are just wonderful. I was really blessed to have my doula.

I wish you and your family many blessings :)

Krystal Brooks on

Tamera,

I have followed you girls for years and love the sister relationship that you and Tia have. The both of you are beautiful and have beautiful spirits. I wish you many blessings, prosperity and longevity. May God continue to bless your marriages and children…

Much Love!

Krystal R. Brooks

Ebony on

Congrads Tamara! You will be a great mom! I see the way you interact with you nephew on the Tia and Tamara show! Hang in there! Best of luck and wishes! I am due November 5 so I am pretty much sharing the same joy that you have right now. I am thrilled and excited! Again, congrads!

Amy on

The most important thing I have learned as a mother, is to follow my own motherly instincts! Do what works for you and your family. You don’t have to perfect and you don’t have to read all the books to figure out how to be a good parent. As long as you show love to your child and take care of his needs, everything else will take care of itself. EVERYONE will give you advice and their opinions about how to be a good parent, but no two parents and no two kids are exactly alike. Its ok if you don’t know exactly what you are doing…have you ever met a parent that had it all figured out before the baby arrived?

People might tell things like, “Don’t let him sleep in the bed,” or “Don’t hold him too much because you will spoil him.” I am not saying that your child won’t become spoiled with these behaviors, but sometimes the only way you can get any sleep is by letting the baby sleep with you, and you won’t always be able to hold that sweet baby boy, so you hold that precious child as much as you want to! One day he will be to big…and time really does fly when you have kids! None of us had perfect parents, but most of us turn out pretty good. So go with your gut and do what works for you.

Congratulations and best of luck to you and your family!

Manuela on

Hi Tamera my name is Manuela and I’ve watched Sister Sister since i was 3yrs old and now i watch Tia and Tamera too(by the way best show ever!!). I heard your baby boy was due in October 30th when i heard that i was so excited (there is three reasons):
1- I was so excited because the baby is due on my birthday October 30(I’ll be 12 yers old)and it’s so amazing> YAY :)
2- I am very happy for you because i think having a baby it’s the best feeling in the whole entire world I mean that’s what my mom felt when she had her 3 child.
3- You and Adam are going to be the best parent ever.

So YAY Tamera :):) <3<3<3<3

Alicia on

I’m so happy for you and Adam!!!! I love you and your sister you guys rock!!! I know that you are excited and have learned some odd but yet interesting things. My daughter is now 10 yrs of old and I’m still learning. There are so many things to know but you cant know anything without actually experincing it. You will learn so much through each phase of your pregnancy and as lil Adam gets older. I say just enjoy it, have fun and cherish every little moment because they do grow up fast. I can remember almost every silly, good and bad thing with my daughter, so cherish take tons of pictures and enjoy being a mommy!!! Oh I wish I could rub your tummy!!!! LMAO!!! Congrats!!!!!

Felice on

Best wishes on the new baby! No role you ever play, will compare to the journey that you are going to embark on – motherhood! I am the mother of a 6 year old little girl, and there is never a dull moment and it is different everyday! Even though you are in the position to hire help – don’t. Don’t give away your moments – the feedings, the conversations during diaper changes – they have no idea what you are saying, but the sound of your voice calms and relaxes them, the pee and poop in the middle of the night, the trying of new foods, whcih is so funny, potty training, etc. My daughter loves to hear those stories about when she was a baby, and I am so glad that I am the one to relate them to her and not a nanny. Be a hands on Mommy, be a “there” Mommy. I once read this quote from Jackie Kennedy Onasis, and it has stuck – “No accomplishment you ever perform will matter, is you bungle raising your children” Makes sense!

Lynne on

Congrats! As a mom of 4 (two of each), I still remember the reaction I had for for each pregnency test. That feeling of wow, then what the heck?!, then holy cow, I have to sit down!

As far as the best bit of advise–take care of yourself, and get as much sleep as you can. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Keep a good relationship with your husband. Talk to each other about expectations. When I had my first daughter, my oldest sister told me “remember, this baby did not ask to be brought into this world, that was your doing. No matter what happens in this life, she is your priority”. There will be days that you ask yourself “why did I sign up for this gig?”, but when they smile, give you a hug, or just fall asleep in your arms, it’s all worth it!!

Much love!

Raini on

Congrats! I too am el prego and due 2 months after you are with my 2nd boy. BTW boys rule, I’m just saying. ;)

All of your emotions, fears and questions are perfectly normal. I was scared OUT OF MY MIND when I had my 1st but your motherly instincts really do kick in and take over. I leaned on my friends who had children and asked them “was this normal?” or “what did you do?” and that was a HUGE help. Also the book What to Expect the 1st year answers a lot of questions, i used that a lot the 1st few months. Honestly though, try not worry so much. You seem to have such a happy and sweet soul I know you’ll be a great Momma. Plus I’ve seen how you are with your nephew on tv and it’s adorable. :)

I will tell you a great piece of advice I received for before having a baby and here it is…go out to eat and often before you have the baby! I know, very profound right? It’s true though. Going out to eat isn’t the same after you have a baby, at least it hasn’t been for me. It seems to be more like a marathon than an outing. First you have to gather the courage to leave your baby and it’s so hard! I miss him before I even leave, how sad am I? Then it’s get the bottles ready, figure out the timing of how you will get ready and time it with a nap, write up an obsessive compulsive list/schedule for the sitter who will probably think you are nuts and then say bye and kiss your baby 500 times before walking out the door. You finally get out the door, sit down for dinner and all you do is worry if they are ok. Is it too early to call? Of course it is, you just left you over protective freak! (Do you love my inner dialog? LOL) I tend to eat dinner fast so I can get home before he goes to bed and get a few more kisses in because the 923 kisses he received that day weren’t enough. (you’ll be amazed at how many kisses you will give them in a day) Don’t get me wrong, it’s still good to go out to eat and really wonderful so don’t forget to make some time for you too after he comes.

Best of luck over the next few months, I hope you have an enjoyable pregnancy and and easy delivery!

Karen on

I found out I was pregnant with my second child-a girl at aged 47. I knew my period was late but figured maybe I was in menopause. I am also a type one diabetic since childhood so that made the pregnancy even more challenging. I guess my family is nontraditional. I also have a wonderful 10 year old son that I conceived via a sperm bank. My daughter was conceived the traditional way. In retrospect I would pick a sperm bank anyday, but your husband sounds wonderful and loving. Being a 49 year old mom of a toddler is a challenge every day-esp since my dad just went on hospice.

Somedays I feel so upset esp if I cannot figure out what the baby wants-so expect some up and down emotions and questioning yourself. I can’t stand the keep them on a perfect schedule mommy’s. I do not keep myself on a great schedule so it is unlikely I will force my baby to live that way. Think for yourself and do what works for you. Alsio there is no such thing as spoiling a baby-you cannot love a child too much and crying it out is a myth. Any questions about parenting watch a mama cat-can you imagine a mother cat putting her kittens alone in a crib in a dark room and lettting them-no animal mother would ever do that yet we human moms are told by our pediatricians that it is ok and to let them cry it out.

Bobbie on

I am so excited to see that you are pregnant! You are just so sweet and you & Adam are the most beautiful couple.
My boys are now 21 and 18. The time went by so fast. My advice is to rest as much as possible before your baby gets here and enjoy being a couple now as much as you can. When the baby gets here soak up all the moments you can. Keep a notepad and pen on every table in the house so you can write down the cute things he does or says as he is growing and changing so quickly the first few years. You forget all the things they do and say. Then you don’t feel overwhelmed to “scrapbook” them, you have written them down and you can do something with them when he doesn’t need constant attention. Sleep when he sleeps. Don’t clean, or answer messages or anything else. Just sleep. You will thank me for this later. But mostly take time to enjoy all of it. The days when you think I can’t take this one more day. The days he colors on the walls, or breaks a beautiful piece of art you will be ready to scream – and you might. But in the blink of an eye you will be watching him graduate from high school, move into his college dorm, get married… And you will wish he was back coloring on those walls again. God bless you richly Mrs Tamera Housley!!!!! You are going to have the most GORGEOUS baby!

Nichole on

Congrats!!! This news is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Few tidbits of advice, write in a journal. I regret not taking notes on how I felt and what I was going through, and keep doing when you little one is born. I reflect in my sons baby book and wish I had more details because the days of my pregnancy and my son’s birth are beginning to blur already! I also joined a support group on babycenter.com. The group I was in also had moms due the same month I was. It was so nice to ask for advice or read the other threads to read what is normal or not. It was also nice to speak to women who were experienceing things at the same time. You will get tons of other advice, but do enjoy this time. My son is 9 months old and time does fly by!!!!!!

gagirl on

I just have to say that it drives me insane when women claim to have surprise pregnancies. “My husband and I hadn’t made a conscious decision to start trying to have a baby. However, after an amazing, life-changing trip to Africa, we decided we would leave our chances up to God. Two months later, we became pregnant.”

Seems to me that you did make a conscious decision to try for a baby because you weren’t using birth control. Pregnancy is usually the end result of not using birth control.

Katherine G on

The best advice I can give is people will give you a lot advice and all I can say is take what you feel you can use. Parenting is trial an error and no one but you and your husband can decide what’s right for your child.

Katherine G on

By the way you look absolutely beautiful!!!

Mary on

Tia’s son looks like you and your son will look like her…lol So happy for both of you:)

Danyel on

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. I am currently ten weeks pregnant and morning sickness has been more like all day sickness for me. I can certainly identify with the emotional ups and downs you are going through. Babies are indeed a blessing and I don’t think this blessing could have happened to a better person. I love love love your personality. Wishing all the future moms a healthy pregnancy!

Jamys Leak on

I would love to extend a big congratualtions as well as a welcome to motherhood, hug (via internet) I am so happy for you that you are in wonderful place in your life and that you will soon enjoy the miracle of birth. I love you and your sister’s show and I must say that at 31, and the mother of two beautiful girls myself I grew up watching you and your sister on Sister Sister and have been called by many, your long lost triplet sister. I find it to be an honor and quite a hoot. Take care of yourself and may the Lord bless your family.

JACKI on

CONGRAT’S YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL AND THAT SMILE IS AMAZING YOU WILL BE WONDERFUL PARENTS.WAIT TILL U SEE THAT LITTLE FACE.

Janea on

I think that Tamera is so beautiful something about her sensitivity, patience, and empathetic nature makes her soooooooo much more attractive than Tia (sorry to say it). THese pictures of her during her pregnancy are amazing. Congratulations to them both!

Kathryn Dyke on

I firt want to say congrats! I am so excited for you,you will be an amazing mother!!! I used to watch you on sister sister. I now watch you on Tia and Tamera!! I am 26 years old and have been married for eight years. The years have flown by. My husband is an over the road truck driver and I am a medical assistant. I worked for years but got laid off 3 years ago and decided it was time to just stay home with the kids and have lots of memories together. I love being home but now my daughter is almost five and my son is almost eight,so they are both in school,I have decided to work while my kids are at school. Anyways I wanted to say how I am so excited for you and that my son’t birthday is October 30! I saw your due date is that same day. I wish you the best,easiest pregnancy. Best wishes to you and your husband!

Alyssa on

Congrats on your baby. Your life will change forever in th best way you can imagine. I have 2 little girls and i never really got any advice from anynoe. I learned on my own. If you haven’t already bought “what to expect when you’re expecting” buy it. It’s the best book for first time pregnant women. Sleep when you can. You can’t spoil a baby, you can hold them for hours and they won’t get spoiled. Don’t be quiet on purpose: The more noise you make the better of a sleeper your baby will be. A fun thing i did was every week i took a picture of my girls. It’s fun to see how much they change from week to week. Good luck and enjoy your baby.

Shauna James on

congratulations Tamara! I am really happy for the both of you guys! I know the Lord will bless you and your family in so many ways! I know you will be a great Mom; it may seem overwhelming at first, but I know you will ease right into motherhood like it is second nature to you. One word of advice though, don’t plan on having a hot meal or a good nights sleep for the next 18 years; in the end though it’s all worth it. God bless and much love to you and your new growing family!

MELISSA STEPHENS on

Congrats Doll!! Your Going Too Looove this Crazy ass beautiful ride :), i’m 28 (i live in ny saw your episode were you were here) been with my hubby for going on 7 years married for 4 and change I have two babies Rj whos 3 and GiGi whos 17 months.. It’s crazy how you basically wake up prego one day right? I was trying for my son for a while freakin myself out thinking omg why arent i getting pregnant is there something wrong all the crazyness us ladies do to ourselves!, once i stopped with the crazyness and did just like you leave it up to god he was there! well in there haha My pregnancy with my daughter however was like a movie! after i had my son i took BC pills and it messed with my system when he was about 15 months we decided we wanted another baby so i was just noot getting pregnant i found out i wasnt ovulating(getting a period but not ovulating fun huh?) So the OBGYN informed me that she was going to put me on hormones to jump start my period and there was just no way i would be getting pregnant for a while this happend to be right when me and the hubby and my son were going on an anniversary/family vacay to St.Thomas long story short I went to the Virgin Islands a little beaten down but came home with a gift from god My Daughter! Pregnancy is a magical thing the dr’s told me noo way it was literally impossible to be pregnant but I was! Well thats my story so far would like to have one more in my 30s <3 ENJOY THE RIDE GIRL! IT'S ONE OF THE BEST TIMES IN A WOMAN'S LIFE..
PEACE AND LOVE
GOOD LUCK!
MELISSA STEPHENS (I HAVE TWITTER TOO @MELISASTEPHENS)

Cynt on

Tamera, I am soooo happy for you and your husband. I was just watching you and your sister’s show on last night (DVR’d it). I remember when I found out that I was preggers with my son Aiden (just turned the big 4!) it was the most overwhelming and exciting moment for me. I took 3 pregnancy tests and went to the doctor because I could not believe that I was actually going to be someone’s mother. My advice is to just soak up as much information as possible about their first year and the delivery. I listened to everybody about how labor was going to be but in my final months; I just relaxed and focused on the acutal act of having the baby. My labor and delivery was so smooth because my mind was focused on what that labor and delivery would produce once it was over. Nothing can prepare you for becoming a new mom because all babies are different. Just learn the basics and read “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” It is a great read and it will help you a great deal. I wish you and Adam the best in parenthood. Cherish every minute of being pregnant and being a mommy…………………they grow up soooooo fast! :)

KreNee' on

Sweet Tamera!
Congratulations to you and Adam on your bundle of joy to be! You will be a Great mommy. You did a fabulous job watching Cree for Tia. ;-) Time for the real thing!

I am expecting my second child on Nov. 30th, not too far behind you. Just found out that I too will be having a baby boy, that makes two boys for me. No such luck for a girl; however, we will take the blessings as they comes.

Relax and enjoy motherhood, it is going to take you on an emotional rollercoaster like never before. It will all be good!

God Bless!

Colisha Robinson on

Tamera & Adam,

Congrats! I am a mother of four daughter and I just want to wish you guys the best of Luck. Being a parent brings wonderful new experience all the time. You look very beautiful in all your pictures:).

One word of advice get lots of rest before the baby comes.

Colisha

Jenice on

Tamera,

You being a mommy will only bring out the beautiful spirit you have even more. I’m a mother of one son and its not a day that goes by that you don’t think about all the good things along with all the bad ones don’t worry you will learn to enjoy these moments. I couldn’t see two more caring and wonderful people bringing a life in the world I think you and Adam will be wonderful parents. What a wonderfully blessed little boy!!!!! Congrats!!!!

Vanessa on

Congrats! I am a big fan of yours and so excited for you and your husband. I am a mother of 3 handsome sons and 1 beautiful duaghter. My oldest is 19 and my youngest is 6. So I know how it feels to worry and feel joy all at the same time. Motherhood is an emotional ride. But don’t fret because you are a great wife, wonderful sister and I am certain you will be an awesome mom. Love you. Vanessa

Luca I. on

OMG lol, I looked up pics of u and your husband and saw him and wondered holy moly he’s so old! NO OFFENSE but by comparison u still look 19!!! and to my big surprise I saw you are in your 30s. Hence…. you sure fooled me :)). Congratulations gorgeous super young looking mom. I grew up with your show and have fond memories of it. I am 28.

Also mom to be of my first child.

Chloe on

Gorgeous pregnancy! Heart her!!

chloe

Ta'Kira on

Dear Tamera,
Congratz on the new baby i am so happy for You and Adam can’t wait to see him on the show i love your show.Now You and Tia can go shoppin for your baby’s.My Grandma loves You and Adam.Well i hope you have an easy pregnacy and i will see you and the new baby on the show

Nufoxiemommy on

Congrats! You are going to be such a great mom. The first thing is to enjoy the moment it goes fast. Reading parenting Inc. , happiest baby on the block, and nurture sock! Take time for you and your husband now!!

Eboni on

First of all congratulations to you and Adam! You two will be assume, fun, and loving parents.
God bless you all

Teresa Wilson on

You look so beautiful and i know you will be a great mother.You and yourhusband enjoy parenthood.And remember every moment in this life will bring many smiles and lots of joy…..

Cori on

Dear Tamera y been watching you for ever and I love your new show,is great and very good for the young people,and now a Baby I now is going to bee the best in your live and as Nice and Lovely as you are and Beauty full is going to bee like your nephew , Cree ,a precious gift happiness and God be with you all ways ,I do not have sisters but my tree brothers they are the best but is not the same.Love to you and your Husband.

Tumura Porter on

Congrats Tamera!!! I am such a big fan of yours! I think you are beautiful, smart, & talented. You are going to be such a wonderful mother to your son. Just relax, & follow your instincts. Let your husband help you as well. He seems to be sooo great! I love seeing you together on your show. Enjoy your baby, because he’s going to grow so fast, & you don’t want to miss it. I can’t wait to see him. Good Luck, & God Bless you & your family.

lulu on

To be honest i am really happy for you but i think you rushed into having a kid because your sister had a baby but i am really happy for you and I love your show! I watch it every monday night!

beverly on

woo congrats girl…..im really a big fan of yours,you very pretty crazy in a good way,smart and im pretty sure that you will make a great mommy to your baby boy good luck with everything especially being a mother because its not easy being one and god be with you and your family.

Trisha on

Congratulations! There’s nothing like having a little man in the house! My son will be one in less than a week and it’s so fun watching him learn something new every day. The best piece of advice I can give you is to do things the way YOU and your husband want to do it. Don’t always listen to what everyone else says. You are his Mommy and Daddy and he will love you no matter what!

My favorite part of the day is getting to see his cute little face smile at me first thing.

You and Adam will be great parents, there’s no doubt! Enjoy the pregnancy, it goes by really fast!

Nikki on

Congratulations! I am three months pregnant and feel the same way. I have two books I’ve been reading and always looking at websites….yes, very overwhelming and a lot information to take in. I try to limit my reading each day and think the best way to get information is through family and friends who are moms. I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night thinking “Wow!!! I’m going to be a mom”. Enjoy every precious moment and just take good care of yourself :)

Toni on

Hiiii!! Omg I love u n ur sister (ur my fav) lol. Anyways! In a 21 year old mommy of two! I have a 2 year old daughter Mia and a 5 month old named kami! Your going to get so much advise through your whole pregnancy but really the best thing to remember is to just really soak up the pregnancy experiance! I absolutely loved being pregnant and I guess that’s why I keep having babies lol. But really being pregnant and having your child inside you is just such a miracle! My kids were the tiniest things I have ever decided to put my whole life into! There are so many different kinds of love that you can experiance, you know you live your parents differently than you do your husband and you love your husband different than your friends and so on but the love, the over whelming love, that you will experiance with you baby is just so amazing that everyday you wake up feeling that love, no matter how much sleep you have missed or how long the baby has cried n been fussy that love will just remind yourself of how amazing it is to feel that and to be a mother! I feel like u will do a fabulous job raising your son and just remember you will be very hard on yourself through the parenting journey but even when you feel like your not perfect its cuz your not but that doesn’t make u a bad mOm it makes you a better mom! You learn as you go and you will do great, and have your mon and sis on speed dial lol!!!

Jennifer on

I just want to say me and my sister love you and your sister. We watch your show and then talk about it the next day. I was so happy to hear you were pregnant. I actually found out i was pregnant I am 11 weeks on Thursday. Im curious when did you start showing?

R.Keller on

Congratulations!!!

I pray you have a healthy baby and an awesome delivery. Boys are awesome. I have a 2 year old and he is hilarious. You will be surprised how fast they learn and pick up on things after turning 1. Boys make you feel beautiful too. When my little guys says, “Mommy you look cute,” it melts my heart!

God Bless

Lauren on

Omg! I’m only 11 years old and can honestly tell you that you and your sister are like amazing role models for me. I can’t wait to see more of you and your sister on your show and my deepest congratualations on your prenancy and I can’t wait to see what the world holds for you and your husband.

stacie wilkins on

Hello just wanted to say congrats on the new baby news that’s wonderful. I’m a mother of 5 kids of my own and 4 step kids. I agree with many moms on here get all the sleep you can now before baby comes because you wont get much sleep.

Lisa on

Hey Tamera,
I just want to congratulate you and Adam on the great news of a baby boy. A child is a blessing that we can actually say belongs to us and no one can take that away from us! I myself have a baby girl, she is not exactly a baby anymore, she is two years old already, but she will always be my baby girl.

The only advice I can give you is to make the most of your baby because time flies by so fast. I look at my daughter and I remember the first time I saw her, so little and beautiful, I was so scared I might drop her that I didn’t even want to move when I was holding her. Also, take time to just spend time and get to know your baby. As a new mommy you can also take classes that help new mommies.

I have been a huge fan of you and your sissy since Sister, Sister and I have continued to follow you girls throughout your careers. I love your new show of Tia & Tamera and am hoping I can someday meet you and your sister.

Again I want to congratulate you and your hubby on your pregnancy!

Danielle Smooths on

Congratulations on your first little baby boy! You are due in October and so am I. I am pregnant with my second son after 8 1/2 years, how cool. You will have enjoy every moment.

Tammy on

I just want to say u go mommy ©it feels good to have a life inside u.my 3 children my mother told me. I did not believe her she looked at me and said u pregnant and I was she with God now my mom

Marilynn on

I love your new show with your sister Tia and I’m happy that you are pregnant however, I hope you remember how you treated Tia when she was pregnant during your wedding. I felt that you were very selfish and inconsiderate regarding Tia’s feelings. You will experience what Tia felt now that you’re pregnant. Good luck.

Vanessa on

Congratulations!!!!! I’m just beyond happy for you! I’m not a mom or mom-to-be so I don’t have any advice but I am an aunt and I’m excited for your new role! =D And happy I found your blog.

Brittany on

Im 20 years old a s im a junior in college. I now have a five month old son and he’s my pride and joy. But boy when i first found out i was pregnant i cried. I took one test and it immediately said positive. My fiance was there to comfort me. I was so afraid to tell my mom but she took it better than i expected and was very excited as well as my mother in law. I had to juggle school and pregnancy and giving birth. It was a lot but i did it and im still striving. Im determined to graduate with honors and im doing well. Im sure you will be a great mom especially since you had practice with Cree. Just remember that God would never put anything in your lfe that you wouldn’t be able to handle. As long as you and your husband work together and communicate y’all will raise a very beautiful and intelligent baby boy. Again, congratulations!!!!!

Shantera on

WOW Congrats Tamera I know that you’re going to be a good mother to him. I love watching your tv show Tia & Tamera Show and Sisters & Sister….<3

Dimitra on

Congratulations!!! My son is 10 months and he is truly a BLESSING! I’m 38 years young and and working on # 2. Enjoy every moment it all seems to go by soooo fast. One moment you’re leaving the hospital and the next your lo is talking, crawling, walking and getting into everything joy, joy, joy! God bless you and your family

Tosha on

Im happy 4 u … U are my fav sooo sweet

llmgonzalez on

You and your sister are definitely and inspiration to hot mamas. I am pregnant now with a boy due Oct 31. When I see your pictures you don’t make me feel so bad that I’m slim with a basketball in the front trying to stay pretty as my clothes stop fitting lol. Good luck on your pregnancy and thanks for a being a great role model.

Lia on

Congratulations! I am a huge fan! There is no greater blessing than having a child. My advice: 1. Relish every moment of pregnancy and motherhood; and 2. Let your heart & God guide you in the decisions you make for your child/family and you can never go wrong! My two children & husband have been the greatest blessings God has ever given me:) God bless you & your family!!!

valerie on

I am much older then you, 42, but oddly have been following your career. I have been watching Tia and Tamera with my girls.we all have our pics for different reasons, but we all 3 love you both and love seeing where your going in your life.

I love Adam and can see how much he loves you. I didn’t know you were prego and my daughter heard me say I couldn’t wait till it happened for you guys. Because I’m watching the show and not cheating like them. So she filled me in, I got super excited for you and like soneone else said…..try not to waist time with the worrying, pregnancy is a wonderful experience that only someone who has went through it can understand.

When you watched Cree on the show and Tia came clean about videoing you. You said something that you truly meant, you were telling your sister that you started going down her check list on how to do something, then you gave up on the list because you connected with Cree and you just looked at him and knew what he needed. That was the best line in that week. You will connect with your child and just know what he needs, and what works. Its ok to ask for help, asking for help is not a weakness. But know you are a loving mother and you want what is best for them and you will not steer him wrong. Don’t even let that beautiful sister of yours tell you her way is better then yours. We all do things different and THAT IS OK!!

Rest when you can and enjoy this…….your doing an amazing thing with your body………..you are growing a person. I had to remind my husband of that when I wanted to be lazy. He just laughed at me. Haha

Best of luck to you and Adam, and I can wait to see it all unfold on Monday nights.

I’m a mom of three and each one of my children were such a blessing. Oh, and warning ……….when you make that walk into the hospital while in labor, you WILL feel every emotion under the sun, but remember, any unpleasantness will be forgotten when you hold you sweet baby.

So, from a mom of 3 great kids, I wish only health and happiness for your family. Also want to thank you and your sister for giving my teens great girls to look up too!

Love you both and want to say your show has shown us all that though your both wonderful grown ladies now, you are each different and unique.
Blessings,
valerie

Anonymous on

Congrats :) love your tv show…

katy addie on

Hey! I am also pregnant:-) im due oct 31st! I thought it was so neat we were so close in our due dates! This is actually my 3rd baby!:-) i love keeping up with u and ur baby bump pics. Hope all goes well with your little baby boy:-)

Brandi Moore on

I absolutely adore you Tamera and your sister Tia. I have been huge fans of yours since I first saw you two in your singing group! We are the same age. I have followed your entire career. Congratulations to you and your husband on your baby! I have two girls and I am expecting a new baby in March. As a mommy its important to use the baby items you love. Do things the way you want, that are comfortable for you and your baby. It’s great to listen to others advice and stories, but in the end you will do what is best for you!

Tamika Jones on

Hello Tamera, first let me say congratulations. What an exciting time, having your first child. I have seven, six boys and one girl, and i am a business owner so i know the unique position you will be in, juggling family and career. It is not easy but definitely doable. The best advice i can give you is make sure to not lose yourself or push your husband away. It is very easy to get completely engrossed in this beautiful new person who makes your heart beat but don’t forget the one who helped you create him. If you have any questions I’ll be happy to answer any.

Jessica on

Congrats Tamera!!! I too am expecting my first child on Nov.8 and I am super excited. When I first found out i was like “huh, this test is wrong”, but after looking at the test for about thirty minutes it sunk in my head that I was really pregnant. I also didn’t know what to do but before I told anyone I made dr appointments. I also downloaded some iPhone apps. Now I’m waiting on the arrival of my lil man. Once again congrats to you and Adam. #proudmommys2be

Patty on

Congratulations to you and your husband! You are just beautiful and I really love your show. You’re going to be a wonderful mother too, given your kind heart and happy disposition. I can relate to your excitement (and worry!) because like you, I was also married for 1 year and was 33 yrs old when I found out I was going to have my first baby boy. At the time, it seemed like I was late in starting my family, but it turned out to be the best decision ever, to wait until I was really ready to be a mom… I hope you find this to be true for you too :)

As for advice… my doctor, (who was, interestingly, George Lucas’ baby doctor too, as we lived in Marin at the time), gave me some very good advice when it came to our baby crying. He said 99% of the time, babies only cry for 4 reasons: When they’re hungry, tired, need a diaper change, or need a hug. This seems simple, but it made it easier for me when my son was crying and I felt overwhelmed, since it reminded me that he was going to be okay, even though I tended to feel worried and stressed out every time he cried! The other advice he gave us was to get down on your knees or to sit on the floor when your child is old enough to talk (or try to talk) to you, so you can listen to him at his level instead of always talking to him from above. Giving genuine, positive attention builds self esteem in your child, and I can tell you from experience that it will make both your relationship bond and communication with your child stronger. Or you can just do what my mom always said when I was pregnant, which was “Just love him”. That was actually the best advice of all…

esssensha on

You look gorgeous. Just remember to watch your baby everyday because they grow like a blink of an eye.

Shay on

I am a first time mom also to a beautiful baby girl who is 5 months. Im 25 and i can honestly say im the happiest I’ve ever been. Knowing you created a life is the best part. Congratulations! I know you will be a great mom bc of ur caring personality. Cherish every moment and take lots of pictures bc time fly.

Robyn Coleman on

It is so exciting to hear your news! I too will become a first time mommy in October (10-17-2012) my husband and I are thrilled. He is a war veteran, Im a Navy Brat, and together we have been blessed with a baby boy on the way so enjoy every moment, I plan to as well :-)

Molly on

Congratulations on this exciting time in your life. It will be a time filled with tears, laughter, joy, fear, worry and most of all love.

I am the proud mother of a beautiful 18-month old boy name Tristan, and the equally proud step mom of an amazing three and a half year old boy, Jaidin.

I was reading your blog and the emotions that came over you when you found out you were pregnant and it took me back to the time when I found out I was pregnant. It was one o’clock in the morning and I remember sitting in the bathroom with the test on the counter just staring at it with my mouth wide open, jaw dropped. Then there was a moment when it hit me, I was going to be a mommy.

Being a mom is the hardest, scariest most fun and amazing thing ever. The only people who will truly understand what you’re going through will be other moms, so lean on them, rely on them, ask questions about everything, “is it normal to be this gassy? Will my body ever be the same again? Is my baby really going to go through 12 diapers a day at first?” And the answers are yes, probably not, and yes (maybe more than 12).

My only advice to you…love. Love being pregnant, love feeling your baby move and kick and wiggle. Love every milestone and scary moment, love your family, your friends, your husband and your child. Your life will be filled with so much more love than you can ever imagine.

Good luck with your pregnancy, and enjoy your amazing little boy!

Nadine on

Congratulations! Love your show! I don’t have any children but wanted to wish you well. I am so happy Cree will have a cousin to play with!

Marie on

Hi, congrats! My advice: when baby arrives, don’t forget hubby. Never sit in the back seat with baby and make hubby your chauffeur. Baby should always come second to hubby. Remember, you’re a married couple with a baby- not just a mother! Please listen to wisdom!!!!!

Christal on

Congrats Tamara and Adam, it is such a joy when you find out you’re pregnant, but also scary. I am 31 and 8mos pregnant with my second child. My daughter is 4 and is thrilled to be having a brother, due Oct. 4th. It’s so true that every pregnancy is different, so enjoy every minute of it and don’t take anything for granted. It’s such a blessing to be able to bring life into this world. I love you and Tia’s show and I wish you and Adam the best of luck in your marriage and the new baby!

lyss on

Hey Tamera,
it is such great news to hear you are expecting im a big fan of your show with your twin Tia. I look forward to every monday for the show it always makes me laugh and puts a smile on my face. You and your sister are SUCH a great role model for me i am still so young and have my whole life ahead of me. I hope one day i can meet both of you. I hope you have the best time with your baby boy you are going to be a wonderful mother and cant wait to see pictures of him when he is introduced into the world. congrats to you and Adam.
Your fan,
Alyssa

Barla B on

Hi tamera!
God bless you! 2 months and there you go. Lol! I remember trying with my hubby for 4 months, it seemed like forever but it really wasn’t in hindsight.

My background, I’m also a midwife. I had an awesome home birth in a pool of water. But of course this choice is not for everybody. I’m sure you are enjoying all the movements your son is doing in there. Enjoy each second, I loved pregnancy. My daughter, Peyton is my pride and joy! She’s 19 months now and such a character. The hardest part about being a parent: you realize your hubby changes to someone you never met before because he’s a dad. And you’ll have differences in caring for your child both ways are right just don’t be there when he does his way because you’ll be more likely to criticize him. Lol!

Also Peyton never had formula. I breast pumped for a year, and she went straight to organic whole milk after. After I went back to work after 6 months she refused to go on my boobs I tried everything but she was on a nursing strike, I cried and cried. At the end of the day she still got my milk thru bottles after pumping. It was a reality check and understandable why moms give up breast feeding/ pumping. It’s time consuming and you become afraid if they’re getting enough.
I have a lot to say but contact me anytime you need advice. I love caring for women.
All the best,
Barla

JENNY on

ConGRADULATIONS TAMERA, I WATCH UR SHOW EVERYDAY..BEING PREGNANT IS A GREAT FEELING..IM PREGNANT TOO, IM 7 monTHS, AND THE COOLEST THING IS THAT IM DUE OCTOBER 21/2012, And ur due OCTOBER 30/2012..HOW AWESOME IS THAT..ALL I WANT TO SAYY IS ENJOY THIS MOMENTS OF BEING PREGNANT THERE THE BEST MOMENTS…

Terryn on

Having two baby boys myself, 3 yrs and 18 months. I will say its so awesome being pregnant but by the 8th-9th month-you will not recognize your body. LOL. Your tummy will move often. Then the baby arrives and before you know, your world stands still and you only see him. My boys are my inspiration for everything now, and I know your baby will be too. Just relax and enjoy the “Mommy ride”. Its all worth it. And by the way remember to make time for your first baby, your hubby, they tend to feel left out when the baby gets more attention than them.
But believe when I say it is hard to do that especially when your little one needs alot of attention 24 hours a day-7 days a week. Like my mom always would tell me, it will get better, but if you both build a partnership in baby duty then you find there is more energy to give to your hubby too. Baby boys are awesome though. God Bless you and your growing family.

Tamara on

A Mothers intuition is an amazing thing. From the very moment your child is laid in your arms you just know what you’re doing. It’s like you were made for this. Just relax and enjoy your pregnancy and your first child and all the firsts that come along with it. Even if it seems like you didn’t get done with every last detail before he comes it will all work out and you will be a great mom. Just trust that you will know what to do and what your child will need! Congrats!

Natasha Henderson on

Congrat on ur wondeful blessing! My son Elijah is 8 1/2 yrs old. the worrying never stops. the joys are wonderful and yes their r hardships. at 2 1/2yrs old we found out my son had autism. I was only 22 then. however what most would see as a disappointment I see as a blessing. my sons overcome so many odds and is a 1 1/2 away from his age level. I wish u a happy healthy baby. I didn’t tell u my story to scare u but to tell u that ur child might not be what u envision, they could be better! motherhood isn’t for the weak and u tamera seem like such a strong intelligent confident beautiful woman. I wish u the best!

Amanda on

I am so happy for you, your going to be a great mom, motherhood is a wonderful blessing as I have a 7 month old myself:) big fan of you and Tia and I am always here for youxo

Amanda on

Tamera,

Congrats on your pregnancy! I wish you and Adam all the best. :-)

By now, you’ve probably experienced most of the pregnancy stuff, but soon your beautiful baby will be here and I had a few tips/tricks that helped me.

1. Having a birth plan can really reduce anxiety during labor and I believe being in charge of what you want can actually reduce pain because you are prepared and you can then focus on trying to relax.

2. When your son is teething, beef jerky is AMAZING! of course, it needs to be tough so he can’t tear pieces off, but having a lil flavor makes chewing on the jerky more desirable and helps push those teeth through.

3. Cool teething rings seem to help more than any teething medicine and when combined with a rocking motion helps soothe babies.

4. Giving Tylenol or something before immunizations can reduce the baby’s discomfort after shots. The Tylenol will kick in just in time for any pain/fever.

Well, that’s my experience/advice..

I bet you will be a great mom and welcome to the best club around… Being a mommy!

victoria smith on

Tamera just pray on it and leave it in gods hands dont worry about how to be a great mom i have 2 kids and i didnt know how to be a mom but i knew how to love and protect my child you learn on your wonderful journey i will add you and your family in my prayers and i wish you the best but most of all enjoy life and every minute of it

MaRisha Bates on

Tamara, I am so happy for you and Adam. I love watching your show you and Tia remind me of my twin sister. Congrats on the baby boy, my husband and I are expecting our first child and it’s a boy as well we are due on Nov. 7 and I am so excited about being a mom. You will be a great mother.

Tiffany on

Congrats. The end is the hardest so many mixed emotions between exciment of meeting your little bundle to nervousness about being ready. Get the epidural! Especially if your not good with pain like me. I enjoyed the labor/delivery more being comfortable. When it comes to being a parent go with instincts because mama alway knows best and there no such thing as over worrying when your a new mama. Just some info. You will be a great mama and you have your sister and friends for questions which is the best!

Somer on

I just watched the show when you find out your pregnant and you almost brought me to tears watching you experience that moment you find out your going to ba a mommy!!
Congrats!!!

Your last few weeks of pregnancy might be miserable waiting for the baby but enjoy them because your life is about to change forever!! Snuggle with that baby for as many hours of the day as possible!! Remember that Everything is Just A Phase . And if you do plan on breast feeding the best advice I received was ‘when it hurts so bad that you want to quit give a few more day and it will start getting better’ it’s well worth it!!!

Enjoy your little man and all the amazing things in store for your new little family!!!
One of the few true surprises in life is waiting for your body to decide when to bring this baby into the world! Trust your body girlie… You are going to be one amazing mommy!!
-proud mother of 3 ( 4yr, 3yr, 12 weeks )

Jessie on

Hi. Congrats on the baby, it’s okay when your a mom you are going to worry and feel overwhelm its natural. I have a toddler she is 19months and infant boy who is 6months. When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter I nearly fall off the toilet and I took four pregnancy test at home, blood test and a ultrasound to make sure. Six months after giving birth I was pregnant with my son. I know you dont believe in birth control but it help slow things down. Breast feeding has a lot of benefits like saving money and bonding with your baby n don’t be afraid to use formula when ur Ina hurry or your milk hasnt come in yet. With breast feeding you have to eat every two hrs n another benefit helps you loose baby weight . Give a bath in the morning n at night. Make sure ppl wash their hands n take shoes off. Sleep when the baby sleepn it’s okay for the husband to take over . I wouldn’t allow ppl to come over until the baby starts getting his shots . There is baby soap to wash the baby clothes with at babyrus . Keep pedis care tynelo in the house for fever cough n runny nose at Walgreens n Walmart .take a lot of pictures babys grow up quick n play classical music like Mozart n Beethoven in n out the belly. Baby proof the house to keep dangerous chemicals. N weapons away. N get a humidifier n de-humidifier for the baby room . You can get it at Walmart n babyrus. Stack up on baby food , formula n pampers n wipes at costco n bj’s. it’s never to early to help the baby learn . They are like sponges from the time they are born until five years old.aNd feed the baby on veggie first than fruits. Take a day to yourself so you don’t feel overwhelm too much .

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Nicole L. Fletcher on

Congrats. I am so happy for you and Adam. Time does go really fast with lil ones but I know my life would be null n void with out having my mom title. Enjoy every moment. Blessings!!!!
PS. We are the same age. I literally grew up watching u and Tia on TV. You ladies are fabulous. There’s just some females on tv that I wouldn’t even want to see in person let alone hang out with. But u2, I can see being in my friends circle. Fun, Sassy and Classy!!!! Smiles

Lynn on

Tamera, first congrats on your new role as parents. It is the best job you can ever have. As a mother myself to an almost 2 year old little girl, my best advice is work together every step of the way. Showing your husband that you value his efforts and vice versa makes raising your baby more enjoyable. Because when you can see the best efforts of both parents shine through your son, you know he has gotten the very best there is to give.

I myself am a single mother. My daughter was conceived in rape. But she is a gift from GOD and is loved enough by me to count for two parents. My point in telling this is that it is important to give your all to your child and stick to the choices you make for them. The two of you as parents will always have his best interest at heart no matter what. And you will do an amazing job as parents when you work together as you obviously have done and continue to do as a beautiful married couple. Congrats again and best wishes to all three of you!

Chazlyn Tuckson on

Awwwwwwww I’m so Happy for you! Congrats to the both of you.

Jeanette McKinney on

Aweee!!! Congratulations to both you, Tamara and your husband Adam on the blessing of becoming parents! It is such a beautiful, wonderful thing. I have been a huge fab of yours and your sister, Tia for years. Because you are both great actors, and because your relationship with your sister, reminds me of mine and ny sister. We both watch the show and every time we do, we think of each other. Were not twins and were almost 4 yrs apart but were very close, call each other “sissy”, and are incredibly silly. I think its cool that you’re due date is 10/30, which is also my 3yr old sons birthday. Just remember that a due date is not a guarantee. He may be in there longer or a day or two shorter. Any new mom just needs to remember one thing, all you have to do is love your child and everything else will into place. It’s okay to make mistakes, that’s how you learn. We don’t always get things right the first try, so don’t get too frustrated. Remember to sleep when the baby sleeps, as much as possible, or you will always be tired. As long as you love your baby, being a mother comes naturally.

geanette wynn on

She looks so pretty im so happy for her i think she will a great mom like her sister.i am a mother of 7 and it’s not easy being a mom of that many kids but i wouldn’t change it for the world i hope u have a great time with ur baby and i love all u guys

Aurrion on

Congrats. I am happy for you and in sure e going to have a pretty boy.

Kayleen on

Congrats on expecting your first baby! If I remember right, you’re due..umm..over due right now. My advice (coming from a mom of two boys so far) is:

Sleep when you can. Nap and take it easy at first.

Shower every day. Seriously, don’t get into the habit of not caring for yourself. It feels sooooo refreshing to get clean and feel fresh. Even with a preschooler and a newborn, I showered daily. Make a little time for yourself.

Breastfeed!!! That’s my number one suggestion. Breast milk is so good for you and baby. Formula is an acceptable alernative, but not nearly as good as a mother’s breast milk. It’s also good for you! You burn an extra 300-500 calories a day so it really helps burn off those pregnancy pounds. Breastfeeding also decreases your chances for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, osteoporosis and other health problems. Did I mention it’s free!?!

I suggest Googling “101 Reasons to Breastfeed.”

Good luck!

Crystal on

Congratulations Tamara & Adam!

I believe you two will be great parents. Remember to acknowledge the Lord in all your ways and trust Him to keep your baby. As a mom, all kinds of thoughts bombard our minds and the hormonal changes during and after pregnancy din’t help. Pray without ceasing. God is good!

Janae' on

Congratulations on your new baby boy Tamara and Adam! I know it’s very exciting because my husband and I just welcomed our first child on October 30 2012 and he is a beautiful baby boy. I had crazy thoughts when we first found out that we were going to have a baby. I didn’t know if I was going to be a good mom or not and it kind of scared me but then the thought of a baby actually growing inside of me and me being able to introduce him into the world made me so happy and I would not trade him for anything in this world. May God bless you and your new family! :)

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