Powell Party of 4 is COMING!!!!

We have been keeping a little secret for a few months now…

Baby #2 is on it's way!!!
We are so excited I will probably cry all over again typing this.

We have hoped and prayed for this baby for quite a little while now and goodness we are so happy.
It still feels a little surreal!
This baby, ( boy or girl ) is so loved already.

Someone is going to be a BIG BROTHER...

And he is pretty excited about it.

I am convinced Ryan will be the best big brother in the history of big brothers.
He is definitely in for a surprise.
Being the only child / only grandchild on both sides of the family, he is ( SLIGHTLY ) spoiled.
However, spoiled or not, he's the sweetest, kindest little boy with the biggest heart and he will love this baby so much.
He already kisses my tummy multiple times a day and asks "Mamma is baby coming today?" HA

We found out I was pregnant on the earliest day possible to find out.
 I started meeting with my doctor when I was 4 weeks along and have been going in frequently for blood monitoring and tests.
This pregnancy has been a little different than with Ryan.
Because of past experience we have had quite a few doctor visits rather than the once a month appointments you have on a normal pregnancy :) but it makes me feel so much more peace to see my baby growing and my blood levels staying on track.
So far, the baby and my body are completely healthy and it's such a blessing.

I am 15.5 weeks pregnant and getting closer to that half way mark!
Happy to be out of the first trimester and feeling so much better!
I learned that being sick and chasing an active toddler is quite the adventure HA. :)

Mr. Ryan and I have the most special relationship.
He will always be my baby.
He is definitely a mommy's boy and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
We are the best of friends and I told him, we are doing this "new baby thing" TOGETHER.
( because we do everything together )
He will be my best little helper.

Ryan and the babe will be just over 3 years apart.
He turns 3 at the end of August and baby will be here end of September / first of October ish.

So here's to becoming a family of 4!!
Can't wait to document this pregnancy as I did with Ryan.
Baby ( boy or girl ) gosh we love you so much already!

Karina Marie Powell



  2. Congrats! I shed a few tears when I saw your announcement on Instagram! Such wonderful news for your beautiful family!

  3. how exciting!! can't wait to hear about updates, Rae loves her big sister role and adding another babe to the family was much easier than anticipated!

  4. So excited for you guys! :) It is baby season. It is always fun when there are other people going through the same things as you, can't wait to follow along this pregnancy!

  5. Congratulations!! That is is so exciting, and Ryan will be such a good big brother!:)

  6. I had absolutely no idea about your past 😓 but am so SO happy for you and your beautiful family to grow! Congratulations and I can't wait for you to document this pregnancy! 😘

  7. Oh, Congratulations!!! You totally deserve this happiness.

  8. Congrats! I just had a baby 6 weeks ago and look forward to following your pregnancy! I just started following and live in the houston area as well! I actually think your husbands family was in my stake growing up!

  9. So exciting, the age difference is perfect too :) He's going to be such a great big brother. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

  10. I am just soooo happy for you and your family!! Ryan will be the cutest big brother!

  11. so so happy for you love!! sending virtual hugs, kisses & confetti your way!!

  12. Oh baby, what a blessing! So excited to follow your pregnancy again!

  13. So exciting!! Congratulations! Love these pictures!

  14. Congratulations! So excited to follow you on your pregnancy journey <3

  15. Congrats Katrina!! Can't wait to see your posts as your little one grows! So excited for your family and love the sweet pictures of Ryan :)

  16. So happy for you!! I have a 2 & 1/2 year old daughter and am also 15 weeks pregnant! So excited to follow along :)

  17. We are SO happy for you! Can't wait for this little one and for Ryan to be a big brother!!

  18. I am crying happy tears all over again too!! BEST news ever!!
    This little babe is already so loved and blessed - wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy my darling friend!!

  19. I'm so happy for you!! I'm in week 24 now (due date about August 11th) and can't wait to read more about your pregnancy and your beautiful family!! greets from Austria, *j.

  20. I'm so happy for you guys! We are just 3 weeks apart in our pregnancies! I'm due Sept 12th. Its such a blessing. After miscarrying in December I am so grateful for this baby.. so I can relate to the gratefulness you feel!

  21. Karina, I just wanted to say congratulations! I am very happy and excited for you. I am due Septembet 30th so it will be fun to read your updates on your pregnancy. Wishing you (us!) a smooth and healthy pregnancy :)

  22. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and thank you for sharing your journey with the world.

  23. Congrats!!! HOW EXCITING! I hope you post updates like you did with your first pregnancy! You have such a beautiful family XO

  24. just found your blog on bloglovin... and I have to say; Congratulations!

  25. I am seriously so excited about this and I can't wait for more pregnancy updates! Ryan is going to be such an awesome big brother! I think being pregnant with a little one his age is SO. MUCH. FUN. Jack is basically obsessed with "new baby sister" and is always asking me questions about her and wondering when he can see her and he loves to feel her kick...it's SO fun! I'm excited to hear all about how Ryan reacts when he can start to feel the baby!

  26. Beyond thrilled for you and your lovely family. I am so happy to hear that the pregnancy has been going well and that this new life has found you, he/she just hit the jackpot xx