YES, you read that correctly! After 11 years of PurseBlog, eight years of marriage, multiple moves, major personal and professional milestones, countless bags purchased and even more bags discussed, Vlad and I are so happy to announce that we will be welcoming a baby girl come late November!

I’ve wanted to be a mom since I was young, and right when Vlad and I got married, I was ready to have kids at that moment. But soon after we were married, we decided to move to NYC, and with my personality and the craze of the city, I knew I needed to be somewhere a little more zen to begin motherhood. (Plus, I’m lucky to have the option to work from anywhere, so I wanted to wait for the right moment.) This past fall, I was about to share a very different personal post with you about the journey of trying to get pregnant, which wasn’t the easiest for us. But, just as I started to write that post, I discovered I was pregnant! I’ve always been very open with our readers and plan on sharing more on that journey soon, because I do believe we can help one another through speaking openly. First, though, I wanted to start with the big reveal!

I can’t even put into words how excited I am to be the mom of this little girl growing inside of me! I’ve experienced all-day morning sickness for the first trimester and have been feeling her movements and little kicks the past few weeks, and I looked at the calendar and realized I had just passed the 22-week mark. I always assumed Vlad would want a son, but I can tell you he has been so thrilled at the fact that we’re having a daughter; watching him gush over me and my growing belly is the sweetest.

Baby Girl (2)

Also, I have to share the story of this little bag, because it’s absolutely hilarious and absurd.

When Vlad and I were talking marriage and already running PurseBlog, I knew I wanted a family and hoped for a little girl to share my bags with. I had spotted a member on PurseForum who had a photo of her daughter with a Louis Vuitton Mini Sac HL Bag, and I knew I wanted one for my future daughter.

Fast forward a few years, and I heard rumors that this bag was going to be discontinued. We were in a Louis Vuitton boutique at the time, and the store had one of the last ones in stock for the company. I wasn’t pregnant and wasn’t trying to be pregnant, but I had to have this bag.

Vlad thought I was insane, and to be honest, I really kind of was. I’ve had this bag in its box in my closet for years, and it just so happens our first child is a little girl–an appropriately PurseBlog ending for this bag, and beginning for us.

I’m looking forward to sharing more with you all throughout this next phase of our lives, and I’m sure it will change my handbag purchases as well what I carry inside my bags and beyond. Here’s to hoping she loves handbags–my collection would be great for playing dress-up. Either way, I’m so happy to know that our lives are going to be much more exhausting and much different, with one more little person come November!

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  • Karina

    Congratulations and best of luck with new beginnings! Would love to hear your reviews on luxury mommy bags and diaper bags soon?

    • Thank you!! And yep, planning on getting my hands on bags that are diaper bags and others that would work as a good diaper bag to review! Lots of new products to think about and share with you all!

  • amyb

    Congrats on the addition to your family!! I think the “men only want boys” sentiment is really over. I’m expecting our daughter in four weeks and my husband wanted a daughter so badly (I wanted a boy) so when we found out she was, in fact, a she, he was over the moon excited! I think guys like the idea of spoiling daughters!

    • Totally agree! I think it’s just what I had heard from some other guys and then of course it’s just a stereotype. Vlad really wanted a girl and I really thought she was a boy! So when they called with the info on her being a girl (I had a blood test done that checked gender), I was almost shocked!

      Hope you’re feeling well and wishing you luck on delivery and welcoming your little one into the world!

  • Sharon Macklin

    Wonderful news! So happy for you and Vlad…?

  • AshleyG

    Aww congrats and how sweet of you to share this with us- and with pics!!! Blessings to you and your expanding family!!! :)

    • Thank you Ashley!! We were going to share a video and that’s part of the reason this announcement was a bit delayed! Didn’t have time for it with everything happening on the forum, etc! But really glad to have photos to share :)

  • Guest

    Congratulations!!!!!

  • ElainePG

    So very happy for both of you. And thank you for sharing the news with us. Love the story of the teensy little handbag! Have you picked a name yet, or don’t you do that in your family/culture until after the baby is born?

    • So happy to share with you all – and I am planning on sharing a bit more on it soon (and of course along the way)!

      We have a few names we like but we’ve decided we won’t name her until we meet her. I want to be sure the name suits her well, but we have a few picked out as options!

  • C

    Wow Meg! The tiny bag story is hilariously absurd and yet all of us in the PB community can sympathize. Congrats to you and Vlad, and we wish you a healthy rest of your pregnancy :)

    • I had to share that part of the story because I feel like if anyone is to understand it and appreciate it, it’s you all!! It was absurd and I remember even telling the sale’s associate I wanted it for my daughter. She asked how old she was and I was like ohhhh…. and then she asked if I was pregnant and I said no. She probably thought I was nuts!

  • V

    Omg! I’m so excited for you & Vlad. (A co-worker just asked why I had this crazy smile on my face… I said, “Meg’s having a baby girl.” She probably thinks you’re related to me. Lol!! ) Congratulations!! Very happy for you.

    • Awww thanks for sharing in our joy!!!! We are so so excited and you all feel like family so sharing this part of our lives was always a given!

  • Hclubfan

    I’m so happy for you and Vlad!!!! What happy news, and thank you for sharing the ups and downs with us! I’m the mother of two girls, and I’m clearly a handbag fanatic, so it’s nice to know the bags I buy may one day be carried by my girls (in fact, now that they’re in their early 20s, they’ve started saying “dibs” on the ones they like!!). So looking forward to following the rest of your journey towards parenthood!

    • Ahhh yes I imagine calling dibs on bags will happen if I have more than 1 girl!! I’ve always been someone who is open and enjoys sharing, mostly because it helps others but also helps me too!

  • Nikia

    Congratulations to you and Vlad!! Becoming a mom is the best experience ever. I am definitely curious to see how your handbag choices change. Mine certainly did.

  • Aurore de La Gorce

    CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you guys !!!!!!

    • ahhhhh thank you!!! I’m so happy to share with you all and having all of you so excited and happy only makes me feel that much more joy!!!

  • Kate

    Congratulations! As someone who struggled for four years and through several failed rounds of fertility treatments before conceiving through IVF with PGD, I look forward to reading more about your journey. It will be interesting to see how your bag choices change, too. Oddly, since having my son I’ve been carrying much smaller handbags now because I stuff all my spillover items into my super stylish diaper bag!

    • I’m so glad IVF was able to work out for you! I really am very lucky that the dr’s were able to figure out what was going on with me quickly and make a plan. Our journey was much shorter than many, longer than many, but I know so many struggle and I’m one who believes sharing can help!

      Which diaper bag do you have?!

      • Kate

        There are lots of great inserts out there, so almost any roomy tote can be converted and do double-duty as a diaper bag. I tend to use my LV Neverfull or my trusty Goyard Marquises.

  • Ag

    Congratulations!!!

  • sev2108

    YAYAYAYAYYAYA! I am ALSO due with a baby girl (#2) in late November! I can’t wait to hear about your journey – especially as it relates to your love of handbags. I know not all of your readers will want to hear about how your bag choices evolve once you’re also toting a diaper changer, stroller and the billions of other baby accessories, but this reader cannot wait!

    Oh and I must say – your DAUGHTER IS THE LUCKIEST GIRL ON THE PLANET. Can I be her when I grow up?

    • Oh ya, so many changes will happen when it comes to my bag! I already am pretty planned out with what I carry in my bag, so I’m sure it’s going to be that to the next level!

      Congrats on your baby girl too! How are you feeling?!

  • CONGRATS Megs!!!!! I’m so happy for you and sending blessings to you and your family!

    • Thank you!!!!!! Really happy to have such great people to be part of this journey with me!

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    Aww. Big congrats to you and Vlad, and I love the story of the tiny LV bag.

  • Lina Lee

    Congrats and so happy. Wish you all the best of luck!

  • Ellen Peters

    Congratulations!

  • Gs ol

    So so happy for you Megs and Vlad! Motherhood is the best thing thay has ever happened to me.

    • I’ve always wanted to be a mom, I’m so looking forward to this next stage!!

  • Michelle

    Congratulations!

  • Vicky

    Congratulations !!!!

  • EliCaroline

    YAY! Congrats to you both. Such happy news!

  • Brooke Resnick

    Congratulations Megs!! So exciting! Babies are just the best!!

  • Congratulations!!!!So exciting!! ANd such a cute story!!! :)

  • psny15

    congratulations and god bless!

  • Congratulations! You’re daughter is going to be so lucky to inherit your amazing handbag collection!

  • Veit Bui

    congrats to you two!

  • Tiffany @ happythankfulhopeful

    Ahhh!!! Megs I’ve been a reader since 2007 (and you so kindly did an “Ask Megs” in 2008 on questions I had on the D’angel Tia Tote) – so it feels like you’re an old friend and I could not be happier for you and Vlad! I think the entire community is ecstatic for you two! You’re looking gorgeous, mama!

    You two are going to make fabulous parents. Btw – don’t be surprised if the purse fetish comes out early in your lil princess – my first daughter swiped a Coach makeup bag and claimed it her own at 14 months (!). (evidence below)

    Congratulations darling – enjoy every flutter, kick and ultrasound! <3
    All the best,
    Tiffany
    https://happythankfulhopeful.wordpress.com/

    • Ahhh yes I remember doing that actually!! She is so stinking cute!! Love her and her bag!! So happy to have you as a reader for so long, means so much to me!! <3

    • Michele Holbrook

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  • Immodest Goddess

    I cannot tell you how happy I am for you, a stranger whom I have never met! Your blog is a labour of love and even though I’m in no way a bag addict, the care and work that goes into this site makes me happy every single time I visit. I wish you and your family good health, good times and great bags! Congratulations!

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    • Aww thank you so so so much!! Really appreciate the kind words and recognition given to me and the team!

      And this GIF is all kinds of amazing!!

      • Immodest Goddess

        You’re very welcome. You and Vlad have created a bit of magic on the internet and now you have another bit of magic coming your way! You deserve every happiness and recognition.

  • Dell Q

    Congrats, Megs & Vlad! I remember your engagement announcement. How time flies. I am so happy for you both. I, too, am expecting a baby girl, our first, this September. I’m dying to read a post about the best designer mommy handbags, not a diaper bag disguised as a handbag, but which bags the TPF community use/carry as their “mommy bag.” I recently purchased the Givenchy Medium Nightingale for this very reason. Normally, I would never carry such a large bag for my petite frame, but I think the extra space & shoulder strap will come in handy this fall. Congratulations, thank you for sharing your joyful news, & God bless! I look forward to reading more preg-articles :)

    • Ahhh congrats on your baby girl as well!! How are you feeling?

      I need to start thinking about a mommy bag to carry – I haven’t done much research yet but it is about time to get into it! She will be here before I know it!

      Shoulder strap is definitely a must!

  • dela

    Congratulations Megs and Vlad.
    Megs, you are a beautiful person both inside and out. Now you will pass these qualities to a little girl.

    • Thank you for the kind words! This will be my biggest challenge but I look forward to it so much!

  • Rashmi

    Congraulations MEGS and VLAD!!! Soooo happy for you both!! good luck with the baby! What a joy it must be! And yes we would love to hear your stories. Thank you for sharing purseblog and now this news!

    • You’ll get to hear lots of stories!!! I’ve always shared and am really happy to share with you all!

  • Sparky

    Glorious news!!! Warmest congratulations to you and your families!!!!

  • katrodgers

    SOOOO happy for you guys! This is the sweetest post :) <3 – Katie Rodgers

  • Passerine

    Congratulations! Just think, there will now be another type of Peekaboo in your lives :-)

  • Congrats Meg ! God Bless you both :)

  • ?? ?

    Congratulations???Though 12 hours behind my western hemisphere counterparts but I really really mean it with all of my heart?
    Your website has always been nothing but pure excitement for me. Even looking forward to getting to the office extra early to view your posts?

    And I personally has a daughter whom was born in November as well???

    Although I found this website full of treasure too late?maybe 2012 or 2013?but I believe it’s what meant to be happened?

    Imagine one day in the future I lecture my little girl to work hard on studying English that otherwise she won’t be able to comprehend a single thing on PurseBlog. What a great motivation!!!

    • You made me smile ear to ear!!!

      It’s because of readers like you that we count ourselves so lucky! Glad our little ones will share a November birthday month!

      Thank you for being such a great and loyal reader!

  • miva76

    congratulation!!!! on both of the baby’s the Blog one and specially the coming one :))

  • Ama O

    congratulations to you and your husband megz, really happy for you xxxx
    amameetsglamour.com

  • Kemi

    Congrats meg really happy for you and vlad! You’ll both be fantastic parents. Get as much sleep as you can right now cos you won’t be getting any pretty soon, lol. Hugs amd kisses

    • Sleep is one of the aspects I’m more concerned about – I get such good solid sleep and plenty of hours. Everyone says you adjust. I’m guessing you just get used to it, not sure that will ever be easy!

  • Jennifer

    Congrats!!

  • Jennifer McGee

    Congratulations!! You will enjoy shopping for your baby girl! Looking forward to seeing pictures.

  • Lisa

    Congratulations; that is wonderful!! I’m sure all your readers share your joy and excitement!

  • Kweenhelene

    Best purseblog post ever! Congrats to you and your husband. Keep us posted.

  • hheh

    Congrats! She’s going to inherit a sweet bag collection. Lucky girl.

    • Someday! But I’ll have to teach her to value it so it will be a while before that day comes :)

      • Tiffany @ happythankfulhopeful

        Though I’d say the fact that you’re already focused on teaching her values (about bags and other important things) is the *real* reason why she’s a lucky girl! :)

  • Chris

    Congratulations, Megs and Vlad! Parenthood has been the best experience for my husband and me. Yes it is exhausting and nerve wrecking, but at the same time nothing makes you more proud, humble, and happy than your children. Kids change your life and your outlook on life – and this is a good thing.
    Btw, I am a reader of this blog for several years now, it is cute if you share from time to time some your special moments with us. And I look forward to a review on diaper bags. And business bags for the busy mom. And the man bag for the busy dad. And so on….

    • Promise to share on all of it! It is the next stage of my life and is going to impact us in every way possible! I really look forward to being a mom to this little one and sharing with you all along the way!

  • Amanda

    Congrats Megs and Vlad! Best purseblog post ever!

  • Carolina

    Congratulations, so a lovely news!!
    I wish you the very best, so much happiness and love from germany, Francfort a.M.

  • purseinsanity

    OMG i am so happy for you! I’ve been a member of tPF for almost 10 years now and I feel like I know you both as crazy as that sounds! Congratulations to the both of you…nothing is better than being a mom and having a little girl to share all your bags, shoes, jewelry and dreams with can not begin to compare to anything else. Wish you all the best!

  • abigail

    this is so exciting!!!! congrats megs darling!

  • Karen

    Congrats!! This is very exciting! That is one lucky little girl. And I don’t mean that just because of all the bags she will have access to.

  • Anjum Hameed

    Mubarik to both of you!…may the coming little one bring you the best joys in life, amen…

  • Nirvana

    Congratulations Megs! It actually feels like one of my close friends announced that she’s expecting, so very happy for the both of you!! :)

  • My avatar, “Ginger-doodle” was killed in an animal attack in our yard, as wild animals will do on occasion. I have not posted to this site since the event in March 2015. I enjoy reading these posts, and encourage all of you all to continue. They are fun, entertaining and occasionally informative. Babies and bags are a natural combination. Why hasn’t someone posted to this topic before?
    “MrMotivations”

  • 42shoes

    OMG congratulations! My SO and I are soon going to start trying. I need you to review available diaper bags! Nothing too heavy!!!

  • K_Elizabeth

    Congratulations! Similarly, after some difficulty getting pregnant I am also expecting a baby in late November! All-day morning sickness in the first trimester was awful, but feeling the movements now at the 22-week mark have made up for it. :) Congrats again to you two- so happy to be sharing this experience with one of my favorite bloggers!

    • Ahhh when are you due?! Our babies will be just about the same age!

      Love sharing with everyone! Such a great joy and journey!

      • K_Elizabeth

        Due November 28- Thanksgiving baby! Can’t wait to hear more about your pregnancy!

  • joanheminway

    So happy for you both. I bought a Louis Vuitton Mini Sac HL Bag back in the 1980s and use it myself. Your little one is a lucky girl! Best to you as you continue down this road I went down twice. The end result is so worth all the troubles along the way.

    • It’s sad they discontinued this bag! Love that you bought one long ago too!

      • joanheminway

        I hope they’ll bring it back, honestly. But until then, at least we have ours!! :>)

  • CONGRATS!!!
    What wonderful happy news!
    And blessed with a girl! That’s a darling little bag but it’s certain to be dwarfed by the adorable little angel when she makes her debut!
    My sincerest wishes for a happy, healthy bag lovin’ little lady!

    • Thank you thank you!!! I am so excited for her to join us, but know to savor these last few months before everything changes!

  • hectorrobertocontrerasmiranda

    There’s not enough words in all and any language to express how happy I am for the 3 of you. And knowing that you have always wanted to have children makes me feel a little better about myself because for years I’ve been wanting to ask you “when are you two having children?” So, congratulations!!

    • Haha I know!!! I think a lot of people wanted to ask us! It just wasn’t for me when we lived in NYC so now I’m so happy to be at this place in life and have a little girl on the way!

  • Congratulations! Such a beautiful story behind the little bag too! All the best on your new journey to being a Mum xxx

    • Thank you!! I know, I had to share the bag portion of the story because it’s really funny!

  • Kerri

    Congrats to you and Val! And what a great purse collection she will have to borrow from :-) Thank you for sharing and best wishes!

  • Ashley Q

    Congratulations! It’s so wonderful to have a little girl to share your bag obsession! My little one, at 4, already has her own small Coach collection and can tell the difference between a Fendi and a Ferragamo. So much fun!

    • Ohhhh so much fun!!!! Hoping my little one will share this passion with me!

  • Evonya

    Congrats!!! ?

  • B.S.

    Congratulations!

  • Kitty

    Congratulations Megs!!!!! How exciting!!! I’ve been a reader of Purseblog and a participant on the the Purseblog Forum for years! I have a special place in my heart for you and the entire team. I’ve resorted to your website and the forum for research in order to make good informed decisions regarding the purchases of my handbags. These websites have truly helped me when I was confused or not sure. And mostly it helped me connect with people who wouldn’t judge me for my purchases, and a place where I could openly post a question and get great feedback. So many, many best wishes to you and Vlad on this new phase of your lives. And I look forward to seeing baby bag reviews, I know you may want to go practical but I would love it if you would review the Louis Vuitton one (if they still make it) and the Chanel Gwyneth Paltrow supposedly had! Just a suggestion! ;) So many congrats and xoxo!!!

  • ST

    Congratulations to you both!

    I remember when we started trying, hubby and I walked into LV to get a ‘mommy’ bag, the Total in Damier Azur. It took us much longer than expect but we finally got there. The whole time I refused to use the Totally and it remained in its box waiting for the reason it was purchased. We are now expecting our little boy in August and I will finally take the Totally out :)

    Enjoy your pregnancy. Your little girl will be such a blessing.

    ST

  • Chelsea Girl

    What a beautiful post. I’m not a mother and don’t plan on being a mother in this lifetime but your post was so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes, especially the part about buying the LV mini sac years b4, that is the Law of Attraction at work. Congratulations!

  • Pamela

    Aww congrats! That’s going to be one fashionable little girl. Congrats to you both ??

  • Congratulazioni!!! The bag will be the *cutest* thing in her pics :)

  • Dani

    Wow I’m late seeing this but congratulations!!! I’ve been a loyal reader since the beginning and I’m so happy for you!!! I have 3 girls and they love all my bags…get ready. Xoxo

  • Blings The Thing

    Oh Vlad & Megs I’m so very happy for y’all! Sending many blessings your way for an easier time with your pregnancy. Morning sickness is rough! “And Then There Were Three” by Genesis.

  • Tan

    Hey Megs congrats I have watched y’all journey over a decade now.I’m ecstatic and I am not surprised it’s a girl lol. I just found out I’m pregnant with baby #5 after losing my 4th around 4 1/2 months. We have been trying 5 months. Motherhood is amazing and I can’t wait to carry a mommy bag again. I’m so out of the loop didn’t know the LV Sac HL was discontinued lol.

  • blueskies16

    So happy for you and your husband!

  • Lor123

    What an amazing news! Amazing story! Very happy for you guys!!! Beautiful long-term buy! XOXO :))

  • Mel

    Aaaaaahhhhhh! So incredibly happy for you both! And now that my daughter is eight months old, I can honestly tell you the love of handbags is genetic! Oh, and I’m sure you know this already, but Stuart Weitzman has a baby line. Just sayin’…….;)

  • Imgoingbroke

    I’m so excited for you and Vlad! Awesome news.

  • Corey

    Congratulations on the joy and excitement now finding you at the end of your fertility journey. I actually found PurseBlog during my extremely argouous pregnancy and it was a bright spot I would retreat to during trying times; I’m pleased now to have an opportunity to thank you for that respite. Now it serves similarly when this mom of a vibrant seventeen month old can get her phone back for a minute or two. ?
    Thanks for the fun idea, fantastic execution and undoubted sacrifice you and your husband have experienced and endeavored to bring to the world such an amusing and informative corner of the Internet. I’m in love with your baby Louis, but alas, a lover of all things Fendi and BV, so ours just had to be a micro PeekABoo (which just becomes even more pointed and adorable when you have a bouncing baby girl!). Sleep now, however much an entrepreneur can, and just trust your instincts every time.