Instalife #7: BABYSPARKAGE!

Oh my gosh, this week has been an absolute whirlwind of emotions for me!!

I’ve known I was pregnant for a little over two months now, and its just hitting me as a very real thing this week. I knew I didn’t want to go public with my secret until I hit the 12 week mark, but I didn’t realize how much of a relief it would be to finally out myself!

I posted my news to the world on Friday, right after I had my first ultrasound done. That was a crazy experience in itself- I have had my own fetal doppler for about 3 weeks and have been able to find the baby’s heartbeat since then (which trust me, was a very, very good purchase for me!) but it was just NUTS to me that the second they put the ultrasound device on my stomach, BAM! There’s a baby! Whaaat!


All of the measurements looked good and everything seemed to be on track (I was told the baby looked a little small and was a few days younger than 12 weeks, but not enough to change the due date). Right when we left the ultrasound office, I decided to post to all of you!

I had announced to my private Facebook on Wednesday. Paul & I did one of those announcement photos you see all over Pinterest, with the shoes and the baby shoes. Let me tell you, going into Buy Buy Baby to find infant shoes with Paul was a very funny experience. He had never been in a baby store, and his face the second we walked in showed exactly how foreign this whole experience is to us!



For awhile, only my parents and Paul knew. I didn’t even tell my brother and sister until a few weeks down the road! I wasn’t sure how they would react for some reason. I wanted to tell them in the easiest way possible on my end, which was any way that didn’t require me to say the word “pregnant” (it was still a really, really weird word to say in reference to myself!) I ended up buying both of them a baby onesie that kinda told the news for me-


This ended up being the best way possible to let them know! it made it fun and not me telling them in a horrified voice (which is what would have happened if I had to say the P word, because like I said, that word was foreign as hell!)

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They were both super, super excited. My brother wants me to name the baby Kevin, no matter if its a boy or girl. Chelsea wants to be a big part of designing the nursery and choosing baby clothes. I’m so glad that they are so supportive and excited for the big change :)

Now that I can FINALLY talk about everything, I feel a lot more comfortable and ready to take on this whole adventure! Thank you all so much for your support so far :) I will be posting weekly pregnancy vlogs on my vlog channel (I have pre-filmed weeks 4-12 and will be uploading those every other day this week) and then had my announcement video on youtube. Here are those videos!







Thanks again for all of your support!! I’ll keep you all posted :)


  1. jenn says

    Congratulations again! And thank you for sharing it with us you’ve been so great with everyone and all the questions!

  2. Tiffany Anne says

    Oh, I was totally the same way! I’m 37 weeks now, but at first I *hated* saying that I was pregnant. I LOOOOOVED that I was pregnant (we had tried for about two years!) but I hated the word, lol. I felt so awkward saying it!

  3. Sierra says

    oh my gosh i just died a little. that picture is so fudging cute!!! ahhh leesha, i’m so happy for you!!! you’re just becoming more and more bubbly and mature and happy. i love it. you’ve changed so much over the years i’ve watched you, and i remember when you just didn’t seem so happy and you slowly eased into life again. and paul seems like such a great guy. you’re so happy, especially when you do a video with him. you two are gonna be such badass parents. and btw, you can avoid the ‘p’ word. say you’re cookin’ a cupcake. :) congratulations again leesha! who knew even over youtube, i could be so excited for one of my favorite beauty gurus to have a baby.

  4. mara says

    congrats! i’m always into the name kevin (it was my dad’s name)… it’s my middle name but it’s spelled kevyn!

    1. xsparkage says

      thats my brothers name haha, thats why he wants me to name the baby that :)

  5. OutInAPout says

    Congratscongratscongrats!!! So very happy for you, parenthood is the most awesome, terrifying, wonderful thing in the world! <3

  6. andrea c says

    im so happy for you , i have a 9 month old and i love been a mom im not going to lie sometimes is a little hard and over warming but that felling that you get when you see your baby a smile and sleep at night or just seen him grow and develop his personality make up for everything your world will be for ever change for the best good luck you are going to make an awesome mom

  7. Makeup Monster says

    Congrats like you I’m due in June and only told the extended family and people online last week once we were at the 13 week mark!

  8. telle says

    i have followed your blog for not that long (about 2 months, after discovering some swatches from BH cosmetics that you did for some of the new palettes they had online) and have been following you since. i wanted to say that although i have just started to follow you, i wish you the deepest and most excited congrats! it *is* a rollercoaster during pregnancy and aftewards too- parenting is beyond words, and also, you have never known worry until you have become a parent. hope you feel well and continued well wishes throughout the pregnancy! :*D

  9. Melissa D says

    You are just precious. Congrats to you and your boyfriend!

  10. Leowiththeliner says

    Boy? or a pretty princess?

  11. Kat says

    Weird, I could never say “pregnant” either at first. That word just didn’t belong to me. It’s almost like it made me feel old or something? Who knows.

    Anyway, grats!

  12. Devi says

    OMG congrats! You guys are going to do awesome, we can’t wait for June!

  13. melissa says

    Needless to say I was shocked, but Congrats on everything! I’ve been watching your videos for a LONG time and I am very happy for you!

  14. Kitsch Vixen says

    I love the announcement for your siblings! That’s really clever and cute. :)

  15. Monica says

    Hey there – I’ve been following you since LJ days, and I love to watch you because you are so fun and colorful. Congrats on the pregnancy! As soon as you announced, I had to stop following you because I lost my precious baby girl when she was almost 9 months old. She seemed healthy at birth, but just wasn’t reaching her milestones. She was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 at 4 months of age. I urge you and your bf to get tested for genetic diseases! My husband and I are both carriers, and our baby unfortunately was affected, even though she only had a 25% chance of it. SMA is terminal, as is many genetic diseases. Get tested! We had no idea, and never had even heard of it, as we have no family history. It cannot be detected by ultrasound. Go to and just read up about genetic testing. It’s so important, and OBs just barely discuss things like Tay Sachs, SMA, and Cystic Fibrosis.

    Since we lost our baby, Juliana, we ended another pregnancy just 4 weeks ago when I was 14w because a CVS revealed she too had SMA. It’s heartbreaking, but very real. I was due the end of May 2014. I hope your baby is healthy, and I wish you a happy pregnancy.

    Much love!

  16. Jess B. says

    I’m a little late to this party, but CONGRATS!!!!

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