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A Joyous Announcement!

Apr 18, 2015 BY Joy McCarthy

Hello lovely blog readers!

I have super joyous news to share that I've been keeping secret from the blog and social media since my birthday in December. (And I'm terrible keeping secrets that I'm super excited about!!) ...

Walker and I are thrilled to announce we are having a baby!

It was totally amazing at our 20 week ultrasound this week seeing our sweet little bambina. She's pretty adorable already. It's funny because the first three months I felt like I was having a girl. When I got over the three month hump and started to feel human again, everyone kept saying to me "Oh you're totally having a boy". So I really started to think that.

However, the night before the ultrasound, I had the most vivid dream of giving birth to a beautiful baby girl. And the best part of my dream was she popped out of me smiling and already dressed LOL!

Regardless of a boy or girl, I'm just so grateful my sweet bambina is healthy because that's what really matters.

I think I've been lucky because I've had no weird cravings. I definitely like roasted veggies (especially sweet potatoes)!! Other than eating more often, I'm just eating the same as I always do – tons of variety.

Speaking of which, I made zucchini noodles with mint-pistachio dressing last night and it was super yummy and fulfilling. Sadly, my love of fish and seafood has taken a nosedive. I've not had any fish since December and we used to eat fish three times per week. I can't even stand the smell, nevermind eating it! I'm just listening to my body.

In case you're wondering, our sweet pea is planning to make her debut in early September.

Walker and I are both super excited for this new adventure and I have been really looking forward to sharing this news with you, my joyous readers.

Wishing you a joyous day!

Joy

Apr 18, 2015 BY Joy McCarthy
103 Comments
Melanie   •   April 18, 2015

Big congrats to you both. I would love to see some tips for eating healthy whilst pregnant. I am 26 weeks and also having a girl! How exciting!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 18, 2015

Thanks so much and congrats to you as well! I will definitely post some healthy mama tips on the blog in the upcoming weeks :)


Liz S.   •   April 18, 2015

JOY!!!!!!!!! Major congratulations!!!! xx

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 18, 2015

Thanks sweet Liz! XO


Aminah   •   April 18, 2015

Joy, so happy for you!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thank you!


Samantha Ushedo   •   April 18, 2015

Yayyyyy! CONGRATULATIONS Joy!!!! So excited for you and Walker!! What a lovely post, cannot wait to hear more from you about how your pregnancy goes and see your little bump grow. Happy for you darling, xoxo Sam

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks much :)


Alyssa   •   April 18, 2015

congrats! Exciting news.

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks!


Maya   •   April 18, 2015

Wow! that's awesome Joy! I am so happy for you both! We are also expecting! I'm looking forward to reading your tips on what to eat during pregnancy! Wishing you a happy healthy pregnancy!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Congrats to you and you're partner as well!! Thank you!


Norma-Jean Rocky   •   April 18, 2015

Oh what wonderful news. Biggest congrats Joy and Walker!!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thank you!!


Judy Hill   •   April 18, 2015

Congratulations! What a wonderful time in your lives and it will be better than ever with a new baby. She will be adorable and I imagine she will come out smiling - like mother, like daughter! All the best to you!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks Judy!


Ashley   •   April 18, 2015

I'm crossing my fingers for a Sept. 4 bday. She'll be in great company...myself and Queen Bey. ;)

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Haha, that would be a lucky birthday!


Danielle Aguirre   •   April 18, 2015

What wonderful news. Congratulations on your baby girl. I have two girls and they are so fun. They were the catalyst for helping me get healthy after a life-threatening diagnosis a few years ago. I love your book, philosophy and recipes. Thank you. I look forward to learning more and following your journey into parenthood! Peace love health and happiness to you and your family.

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks Danielle. Wishing you joyous health!


Sherry   •   April 18, 2015

Congratulations to you and Walker. I can't wait to see what baby and toddler food ideas you come up with!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

I've got tons of idea as well. I can't wait to share them! :) Thanks for the congrats.


Sandra   •   April 18, 2015

This is wonderful news - congratulations to you and Walker!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks Sandra!


Erika   •   April 18, 2015

Congratulations!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks Erika!


Lorraine Fletcher   •   April 18, 2015

I'm so happy for you both. What a wonderful new adventure. You will be fabulous parents. We became grandparents a few months ago and it's a totally different adventure. Have fun shopping. I am!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Congrats on becoming grandparents! We're so excited for this new adventure :)


Deanna Harris   •   April 18, 2015

Huge congrats Joy! I am so happy and excited for you. You will be the most loving mom!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Aw thanks Deanna! ;)


sadaf shah   •   April 18, 2015

Congratulations to you both.So happy for you. Xo

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks Sadaf!


Aleisha   •   April 18, 2015

Contrats to you both! Such a wonderful blessing. You certainly have a "joyous" adventure ahead of you. Enjoy every moment!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks Aleisha!


Amanda   •   April 18, 2015

A big congratulations to you and Walker! Being a mama is absolutely the most joyful experience in life. So happy for you!!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

I can't wait to find out! Thanks so much!


Wendy Morgan   •   April 18, 2015

This is such exciting news Joy and Walker, A BIG Congratulations and Blessings to both of you. You will be awesome parents. Much love. :)

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks so much Wendy!


Sharon   •   April 18, 2015

Congratulations!! A wonderful blessing is on the way!! Take care!! Sharon

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks Sharon!


Theresa .E.   •   April 18, 2015

Congratulations Joy and Walker!! As the mum of 2 girls I am a bit biased, but daughters rock! Ok, I'm certain sons are wonderful as well, but daughters are what I know

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks Theresa! I agree, girls are pretty awesome!!


Marissa   •   April 18, 2015

Hi Joy! Congratulations to you and Walker!! I'm a long time follower of yours and something made me think a few months ago that you were pregnant-I can't remember exactly what though. I am having a girl as well, also due early September. We had our ultrasound this week as well. Would love to hear about your pregnancy and pregnancy nutrition on your blog! Best of luck for a continued healthy pregnancy!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Oh wow, congrats to you!! Thanks so much. I am looking forward to blogging about it. Especially with some tips for surviving the first trimester ;)


Katie   •   April 18, 2015

Congratulations! I'm due in mid-September as well, it's an overwhelmingly exciting time, that's for sure! The best of luck to you and your sweet little bundle!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Congrats to you as well!! Thanks :)


Anita   •   April 18, 2015

Sooo happy for you both! Parenthood is an incredible and wonderful journey!! You will be awesome parents. Lucky little girl! :) CONGRATULATIONS! <3

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks so much Anita!


kim maurice   •   April 18, 2015

Congratulations!! Babys are gifts from heaven. Funny how you had a dream about the sex- i had the same thing! I didnt know the sex of my second, but had 3 dreams during my pregnancy of two little girls in identical dresses holding hands while walking away from me in our yard.... They have since done this same thing many times since then! Wishing you and your family all the best. P.s- LOVE LOVE LOVE your book! You did a fantastic job- thank you!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thank you so much Kim. That's adorable! So happy you're enjoying my book!


Isra   •   April 18, 2015

Congrats Joy and walker! So so happy for you and really joyous news! She's going to be beautiful. Wishing you well with the rest of your pregnancy.

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks Isra!


Josie   •   April 18, 2015

OMG, I'm sooooooo happy for you and Walker!!!!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks Josie!!


leigh   •   April 19, 2015

Congratulations Joy!!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks Leigh!


Joanne Goodman   •   April 19, 2015

The gift of life is so beautiful and amazing!! You will feel even more joyous after she is born!! Congratulations Joy & Walker!! And all of your families!!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thank you Joanne!


Vanessa   •   April 19, 2015

Many congrats Joy! I feel a "joyous mom" book on the horizon...and I can't wait for it! Enjoy the adventure and savour the moments. Thanks for all you do to keep others healthy...your nurturing side is natural! :)

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 20, 2015

Thanks so much!! Book # 2 is already well in the works but I've got my mind set on a baby/family recipe book for #3!!


Carly   •   April 20, 2015

Congratulations! Enjoy this special time!! I really enjoy your videos and would love if you posted some pregnancy related ones.

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Mandy   •   April 20, 2015

Congrats! So exciting!!!! :)

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Nicole   •   April 21, 2015

Congratulations! So very happy for the two of you

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Irene Graf   •   April 21, 2015

It`s wunderful and i wich you the best. Irene von Reifnitz

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Trista Lee-Sharma   •   April 21, 2015

Congratulations sweet Joy! That is incredible news! My daughter is almost two and I can not believe how quickly the time has passed! Enjoy every single millisecond of your pregnancy. It is a beautiful time. Best of luck for a safe and joyous birth! Xx

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Kathy Radler   •   April 21, 2015

Oh my goodness, CONGRATULATIONS to you both...I had my first daughter, Grace, in early September...23 years ago Joy!! She is one of my dearest blessings and I am so happy for you and Walker. I sent Grace your book last fall to inspire her with healthy college dinner ideas (she will be graduated May 9!), your smoothies are her favorite! Enjoy this wonderful time, what a beautiful mother you will be!

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Nancy   •   April 21, 2015

Congratulations Joy and Walker. What exciting news. Hugs Nancy Marshall Sheguiandah, Manitoulin Island

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Genevieve   •   April 21, 2015

Congrats to both of you!

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Kim S   •   April 21, 2015

Congratulations Joy. All the best in your new adventure. What fantastic news :)

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Ashley Minion   •   April 21, 2015

Heartfelt congratulations to your and your hubby, Joy! We are expecting our first - a little boy - in August! All the best for a healthy and happy pregnancy :) xoxo

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 21, 2015

Congrats to you as well!!


Beatriz S.   •   April 21, 2015

Congratulations to both of you. Get ready to meet the greatest love of your life! I wish you, health and many blessings.

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Sarah   •   April 21, 2015

Congratulations :)

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Susie   •   April 21, 2015

Oh what a joy! Congrats to you both!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 21, 2015

Thank you!


Nichola   •   April 21, 2015

Congratulations to you and Walker. Enjoy every moment.

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Lisa Simone   •   April 21, 2015

Congratulations Joy! Excited for you and your growing family :)

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 21, 2015

Thanks Lisa!


Lisa G   •   April 21, 2015

Congrats!! Having a baby is the most amazing experience, so life changing and such a miracle! Lisa G

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 21, 2015

Thank you!


Dawn   •   April 21, 2015

So excited for your bambina news Joy and Walker!!! Thanks for the adorable photo clue as well AND the food guide. I will download it now.

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 21, 2015

My pleasure, enjoy the guide!! :)


Alexis   •   April 21, 2015

That's so great Joy! May you and Walker have a happy and healthy pregnancy :) PS. Great photo you used to announce it! So cute <3

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Angie   •   April 21, 2015

Congratulations Joy and Walker! I am so happy for both of you and your bambina! Wishing you every blessing! P.S. Thank you Joy for all that you do to keep us healthy and joyous. You are truly awesome and an inspiration to many!

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 21, 2015

Thanks so much for both the congrats and your sweet note. :)


Aleksandra Terry   •   April 21, 2015

Congratulations Joy! Wishing your growing family all the best! :) <3

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Joy McCarthy   •   April 21, 2015

Thank you!


Shirley Stacey   •   April 21, 2015

Congratulations Joy and Walker. Joy you look radiant and I am so glad you are feeling better after the first 3 months. I cook from your recipe book most of the time and I put an "E" for excellent on the ones I really like. (seems to be every one!) Your baby will have a healthy start to life while in you and I know he/she will be eating healthy from the get go. Look forward to seeing more pictures of you in the coming months. Blessings, Shirley

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Cindy Pietrzak   •   April 21, 2015

Congratulations to both of you! I love your blog and all of your recipes!!

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Roxy   •   April 21, 2015

Simply over the moon to hear this very exciting news Joy and Walker. Needless to say you will be exceptional parents. Can't wait to meet sweet pea this September. Biggest hug Roxy

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mary leopold   •   April 21, 2015

Joy x 3! Enjoy every moment of this extraordinary journey! With love, the (mostly ;0 ) joyous mother of a 15-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son

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donna ratliff   •   April 21, 2015

Hi Joy, I am so excited for you. Can't wait for the arrival. Hope we'll have some pictures of your bambina. Any names yet? I know you will be a great mommy.

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Lisa Pinnock Fernandes   •   April 21, 2015

That's wonderful, "joyous" news! So happy for you both, and I have a strong hunch that you'll be great parents! Enjoy the anticipation, and hope to see your baby bump in person...are you doing any more talks at Longo's? Take care of yourself and baby-to-be!

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   April 22, 2015

Hi Lisa, We don't currently have any Longo's talks on the schedule, but make sure you're signed up for the Dose of Joy newsletter, as Joy announces all of her upcoming appearances there: http://www.joyoushealth.com/newsletter.php Kate - Joyous Health Team


Beth johnson   •   April 21, 2015

Yay!! Im so happy for you! Congrats. <3

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Kristen   •   April 21, 2015

CONGRATS Joy and Walker! So exciting for your both. Look forward to hearing more to come.

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Carol Langman   •   April 21, 2015

Congratulations Joy and Walker!! Very exciting news! :-) Love your blog and all the healthy tips! And the body butter, just love the body butter!

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Marcena   •   April 21, 2015

Congrats to you both! Yes, healthy mama tips would be awesome. I'm also pregnant (with my third) and we'll be finding out the sex next week. Parenthood is such a huge joy and I wish you and your new family all the best!

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Holly   •   April 21, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS Joy and Walker!! Your lives will get a lot more joyous!! So happy for you!! I was expecting a baby a couple years ago and it made me want to get serious about healthy eating and life style, and eventually led me to your youtube videos. I have been enjoying watching/reading your stuff ever since. I am sure you will have a healthy and beautiful little girl and wish you all the best.

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Jenna   •   April 23, 2015

would love some info on best foods to eat when trying to get pregnant!! Congrats!!

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   April 24, 2015

Hi Jenna, Request noted! I'll let the rest of the joyous team know! Kate - Joyous Health Team


Christina G.   •   April 23, 2015

Congratulations!! Our baby girl is going to be 1 in a week and it has been the best 12 months of our lives so far! Enjoy every moment, like everyone says it flies by! Hoping to see some healthy recipes for baby too!

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Karen Kerr   •   April 27, 2015

I had a similar dream about 2 years before we were even pregnant! I woke up shaking my husband saying "we're having a little girl, with lots of black hair and big brown eyes named Kate" (odd since I was born bald with blue eyes)... It was our long running joke until I was pregnant and at the ultrasound the technician said "wow it's GIRL, and she has TONS of hair". Well our daughter Kate is now 5 (born looking exactly like my dream) and it's still the best dream I ever had! Congrats to you and Walker! Such Joyous news!!

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