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Oh Joy / Baby #2

Dear friends, we're excited to share the news with you that we're pregnant with our 2nd baby! We have been wanting to grow our family and give Ruby a sibling, so we're thrilled to be blessed with a new baby on the way. I am 14 weeks along and due November 3rd.

Ruby is super excited to be a big sister. Here's a video we recorded last month when we first told her the news. She definitely had a lot to say…

P.S. Thank you SO much for your sweet notes, comments, and emails! I am reading every single one, and we are beyond grateful for your kindness and support.

{Family photo by Casey Brodley. Party hats are from the Oh Joy for Target fall collection coming in August!}


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is THE cutest video. I totally teared up. Baby HotDog/Table is going to have a pretty awesome big sister!

  2. Joy, this is amazing!! I’m so happy for you, even as a person who’s never formally met you haha. Ruby is the cutest and she seems like she would make an awesome older sister.
    Also, side note having nothing to do with your big news: you have a lovely voice!

  3. Congrats Joy!! That’s such exciting news, and what a sweet video! Ruby definitely made me tear up too ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  4. “I love you so much. I am so excited for you mommy” You may just have the sweetest two year old ever. Congratulations to your family!

  5. First of all, CONGRATS!!! Second of all, Ruby is ADORABLE and that was the cutest video I have ever seen. Totally crying happy tears for you guys, haha. The end was priceless. Can’t wait to meet Hotdog/Table ๐Ÿ™‚ Best wishes!

  6. YAAAAYYY!! Congrats to you and your family! I feel like Ruby is going to excel in the BIG-Sister role. So awesome!

  7. Oh gosh! I’m so happy for you guys. You and your whole family have been my inspiration. The video is so sweet. I can’t wait to see Ruby’s brother or sister. Stay healthy, Joy! Sending lots of love for your family.

  8. first of all…a million congratulations! second of all, that video! seriously the sweetest thing ever. ruby is just so precious. “i love you so much mommy, i’m so proud of you”…my heart just melted ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for sharing the very special moment with us!

  9. Congratulations!! I’ve been seeing you pinning baby stuff and wondering when the next beyond adorable Cho child would be announced!

  10. Congratulations! I’m so excited for your family. Ruby’s comment at the end totally made me cry too. Can’t wait to hear about your pregnancy journey! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. First, HOW do you manage it all- designer, business woman, mom and another on the way! You got this. That was so sweet when she told you how much she loved you. And Hotdog and Table are fantastic names. Kids’ imaginations are hilarious.

  12. Aww, I’m so happy for you!! I’m 17 weeks pregnant and the fact that I get to say I’m prego at the same time as you makes me smile big time. Also, Ruby’s reaction was priceless. She’s an absolute doll!!! Congratulations!! You have such a beautiful family. xo

  13. RUBY IS TOO CUTE!!!!!! HAHAHA. Hot dog and table as sibling names. Hope you film more videos and share with all of us! I love Ruby.

  14. Congratulations to all of you! Ruby is soooooo cute and adorable!
    This video is full of sweetness and love! Can’t wait to meet Hotdog/Table <3
    Thanks for sharing this moment with us!

  15. Awww Congrats for the little “mouse” in your belly ! Ruby is so adorable ๐Ÿ™‚ Very happy for you and your family.

  16. Congrats. So sweet. What a touching moment at the end when she made you cry. Thanks for sharing this beautiful video with us.

  17. You will have to name the baby Hot Dog or Table now! Hehe! She is just adorable, you guys are amazing, doing such a great job, this video on a Monday made my day! Congratulations!!!

  18. Thats such exciting news for your family ๐Ÿ™‚ And for your readers, as I’m sure we can look forward to delicious looking baby-to-be events and happenings!
    Best of luck throughout your pregnancy with number two and with keeping up with Ruby ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Yay that is so exciting and Ruby is so adorable in the video…love her unique name choices!

  20. awwwww…..congratulations to you, Bob, and Ruby!! That’s so exciting! Ruby is going to make a great big sister! Such a cute video! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. So enjoyed watching the video! Thank you for the memorable, personal peek into your lives, and allowing us to witness the sweet moment when Ruby found out she’ll be a big sis. Her heart is beautiful, and so are your tears! Blessings upon blessings to your amazing family!

  22. What a wonderful news, congratulations!!! And that video…so moving!!! All the best for your growing family ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. I’m twenty weeks pregnant today with my first and this completely made me tear up! Especially at the end when Ruby said “I yuv you so much. I so proud of you mommy.” Dying!
    A million congrats to you, Bob and Ruby!

  24. AIYEEEE adorable! ruby needs to set up a baby-naming service ASAP. personally i’m rooting for Hot Dog over Table… Hot Dog Cho has a killer ring to it! congratulations you guys!! such happy news! xo

  25. Oh my gosh Joy, congratulations! Even though we don’t know each other, I so love your blog, and have loved watching Ruby grow. Cant wait for another little cutie! How sweet is she when she tells you she is so proud of you?! Killed me.

  26. Such amazing news! So exciting. ๐Ÿ™‚ (PS: Ruby made me cry too, but I’m nine months pregnant with our 1st, so there are a lot of hormones happening over here)

  27. Joy I’m 14 weeks pregnant too! You’re daughter is the sweetest! She brought tears to my eyes also when she said she loved you and was proud of you. There’s nothing like hearing those words when you’re while life is about to change. I wish you nothing but blessings.

  28. Congratulations! So exciting. I had a feeling you were as you were wearing some billowy dresses and you were covered in the belly area.

  29. Congratulations to you & your family!
    Ruby is so sweet. I love her name choices. You would definitely be the only mom with a girl/boy named hot dog or table, that’s for sure!!
    What a great video! Congrats, again!

  30. Congratulations! I love the bit when Ruby said that she was so proud of you , adorable! I just showed the video to my daughter who is 3.5 she loved it, she’s all about babies in tummies right now as I am 21 weeks pregnant with her new baby sister! I’m also going to Blogtacular next weekend and look forward to listening to your keynote speech, we can swap note on being pregnant the second time round, it’s exhausting right? X x x

  31. This video is the sweetest. I totally teared up! How sweet is Ruby?! What will the age difference be between your two children?

  32. Congratulations! Excited to follow along on your journey. My little girl (same age as Ruby) is going to be a big sister at the end of August.

  33. Congrats Joy! So exciting ๐Ÿ™‚ I still remember meeting you at the Pinterest meetup a few years back at Urbanic when you were pregnant with Ruby. It’s been awesome to see your lovely family adventures.

  34. What a great news! Congratulation to you Bob and Ruby! She is so adorable on the video. It was such a good idea to record Ruby, as in few years time it will be an amazing video to share with her sibling! Much love Julie

  35. When my daughter was 2, she insisted that she had sisters in China named French Fry, Pinecone and Swing. Maybe they know Hot Dog????

  36. Oh the video was so sweet… When she said “I am proud of you mommy” I teared up! Such a lovely family! Congrats on the new baby and all my best wishes!

  37. Congrats Joy!! I had a little inkling at the Milk + Bookies party, haha!! Ruby is so darn cute in the video! She wants a brother, no a sister or maybe a mouse named hotdog, ha!! What a doll!!!

  38. Ruby is too cute and Table/Hot Dog is bound to be just as sweet! Congratulations to all of you, hope you’ve been feeling well!

  39. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family. Looking forward to hearing all about your journey!

  40. Congratulations. What a blessing indeed! Loved the video. Ruby is hilarious. You will all cherish this video later for sure. I was touched and a wee teart too when she said she was proud of you. Only out of the mouth of babes. X

  41. OH, I teared up watching this! Siblings are so very special, and you are giving one to Ruby. She is pretty awesome, by the way. Hot Dog or Table will be lucky to have her as a big sister! Congratulations!

  42. Wow, what wonderful news! Congratulations to you all. I’m not sure that Ruby could get any more adorable but seeing her in big-sister mode might just do it! PS: Enjoy your trip to London. I didn’t weigh in with my suggestions as you had so many already and I didn’t want to overwhelm you, but I lived there for 16 years (we moved out to the country 8 months ago) and it is wonderful. If you are taking Ruby then might I suggest Kew Gardens (a lovely place and they have a great children’s play area – some of it is indoors so it’s a good option if the weather is changeable); London Zoo (they have tiger cub triplets! but go in the afternoon as they only come out around 5pm); the Princess Diana Memorial Park in Kensington Gardens and the Natural History Museum and/or Science Museum – they’re both free and right next to each other so you might be able to do both; head to the launchpad at the Science Museum for hands-on fun for kids xx

  43. Congratulations!
    The “I love you mummy, I’m so proud of you” made me cry too! Too cute. She’s going to be a great big sister.

  44. Oh my goodness, little Ruby made me cry at the end. Thank you for sharing this wonderful moment with all of us. Many blessings and good thoughts to you and your growing family. So sweet.
    Diana from San Francisco

  45. Hello! My name is Hot Dog Cho! Hi, my name is Table Cho. I was named by my sister. Isn’t she fabulous! Congratulations to all of you. This will be wonderful to watch!

  46. Oh my! This is the cutest video ever! Massive congratulations!! As if your adorable, loving family wasn’t cute enough, I think the loveliness will radiate from you all! This is so fabulous and exciting, thank you so much for sharing this great documentation of how you told Ruby!

  47. Congratulations!! This is so sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ Blessings to you and your family on your new journey as a family of 4!

  48. Ha! I def was not hiding my bump that day! Meant to tell you but Rubys sadness over Dr. Seuss had me too distracted ๐Ÿ˜‰

  49. A BIG congratulations to you all!!!! The video is just precious!!! When your daughter exclaimed she loves you so much and is so proud of you, I just cried! So SWEET! We have been talking about having a 2nd maybe and this just made me say yes to another :))!!!

  50. Congratulations joy! I have a 2.5 year old and just had another baby that is almost three months old now – and wow, I’ve been able to enjoy the second baby since the beginning! Since I knew better what to expect and how to breastfeeding etc etc…makes me want to go back and enjoy my first girls newborn stage all over again. All the best to you! Exciting times! And ruby will make an incredible older sis!

  51. Oh my gosh!!! Congratulations, Joy!!! This is so exciting and I’m so happy for you!! It’s so cute that you took a video of when you told Ruby – she’s the cutest and I totally teared up at the end! You have the sweetest family and I hope to one day have a family as sweet as yours! I am so inspired by how you’ve been raising Ruby and I hope to be a parent like you one day ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congratulations again!

  52. Congratulations! I’ve been reading your blog since before Ruby was born and am so happy for you (really really hope that’s not creepy)! The video of you telling Ruby is THE cutest thing – it made me shed a tear or two…x

  53. Congratulations! That is so awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€ And Ruby is so adorable in that video! Hotdog for a boy, Table for a girl. I like it. ๐Ÿ˜›

  54. I’m sure this has already been said 166 times, but congratulations! This is the most precious video. What a beautiful family and daughter you have ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Ooh, congrats!! I’m pregnant with our second and due Oct 15…have to say, I’m extra excited about being pregnant now that I get to look forward to preggo/baby style advice from my favorite lifestyle guru! Thanks for sharing your news and, again, congratulations!

  56. Oh I had a feeling you were โ€“ I think it was the photos from the Fig house party with Emily Henderson…
    Congratulations!! Thatโ€™s very exciting news and will be wonderful for Ruby too!

  57. huge congrats! what a year you’re having!! We have a similar video of us telling Charlie he was going to be a big brother, and he asked for a sister (he’s getting a brother) who he has now named Nico Casa Della Tires ๐Ÿ™‚ So excited for you and your family – and 11/2 is my birthday, and 11/11 is Charlie’s – scorpios are great (though my husband might say otherwise!)

  58. Awww, congratulations and this is such a cute video. I am not sure Ruby’s baby names make the grade but I’ll mention Hot Dog to my daughter, expecting her first baby – a boy – in September. She’s vegetarian, so, you know, might not be her first choice. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  59. Congratulations, Cho family! That video melted my heart and made me cry. Ruby is SUCH a doll and I’m very sure baby Hot Dog/ Table will be, too! Can’t wait to see him/her!

  60. Congratulations!! What a sweet girl she is – Ruby is going to be a great sister to her HotDog or Table! xoxo

  61. This is so sweet, especially when Ruby hugs you! Congratulation to you 3 ๐Ÿ˜€ Let’s welcome Hotdog or Table!

  62. Congratulations! This is such a sweet video! Ruby has excellent taste in baby names. ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. I mean, does it get any more precious than that video?! She could not be cuter and I am so excited for you all. She is sure to be the sweetest big sister. Hope you’re feeling well, Joy! The second time around is certainly a bit more challenging with a little one to care for. Best of luck and I look forward to following along!

  64. oh how cute .!!!
    i’m sooo happy for you ..
    wish you all the best .! ๐Ÿ˜€
    you’r such a sweet family .
    lots of love (from austria ๐Ÿ™‚
    sarah .

  65. Oh my heart, Joy.
    Your Ruby is the sweetest.
    Much love to you and your family during this precious time.
    Ronnie xo
    p.s. Loved hearing all your voices.

  66. I never leave comments, but I just have to on this post. This video is the most precious thing I’ve ever seen. Congratulations!!

  67. Ruby is so sweet, i got teary-eyed just watching your video. Congratulations to your growing family ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Congrats !!!! so happy for you guys. I was waiting for this big announcement, I am so happy that Ruby will be a big sister soon. God she is SOOOOO SWEET ! I totally cried watching this video. Cuteness overload. Xoxo from Paris, France

  69. you must know it & i confirm you : your girl is very clever & awesome
    i’m happy for you
    you will be good at 4 too
    bise from France

  70. So so happy for you, Joy! Welcome to the world of “two or more.” You’re going to be amazing and we know Ruby will be the most wonderful big sister. Lots of love.

  71. This is so endearing! I was smiling and crying at the same time. Thank you for sharing. So happy for all of you! Ruby’s hug and profession of her love for you was just about the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen.

  72. Congratulations to you all! Ruby is too adorable and like she we can’t wait to meet Hot Dog or Table!

  73. Congrats Joy! I have been waiting for this post since I noticed you were pinning numerous baby bellies lately! I get great joy from following your blog and pins each day. I am so happy you have had such a blessed, colorful year! Ruby’s reaction to the news was priceless.

  74. Why is Ruby so adorable?! She literally has me speechless with how smart she is!! Congratulations to your beautiful family! What a blessing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Congratulations! I’ve been following your cute family all along. We are also 14 weeks with our second one! Such exciting times! All the best, Love from Maya (Sweden)

  76. Congratulations. That video is so sweet. Cherish these moments we have video of our gorgeous one at three years old his excitement and cuteness is so adorable. His 10 now and still the light of our lives but that innocence is something that you never get back.
    Enjoy these fabulous moments in life.

  77. Thatยดs really exited!
    I had to cry when I saw the video;) Your blog and the development of ruby has been a big inspiration for me. Your a great mom!
    I wish you and your family a great time! And i hope you can enjoy your pregnancy!
    I am also pregnant and due is just a week before you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  78. oooookaaay…time to redo my make-up after watching that video. Now i’m a slobbering mess.
    Congratulations to you!!

  79. Thanks for sharing this special moment. It as so fun and sweet to see little Ruby’s reaction, her confusion and her joy eventually. Good luck and congrats you guys!

  80. “I love you so much..I’m so proud of you, mommy!” Brought tears to my eyes too! Love her!
    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

  81. Congratulations! That was so sweet when ruby gave you a hug and said how much she loves you. She’s gonna be a great big sister.

  82. This video is so touching! I totally teared up with you. Ruby is such a doll. My husband thinks I’m a little crazy because I keep showing him Ruby clips. Haha. We have three girls of our own (almost, our two adopted girls arrive in 12 days!) so I’m all about the little ladies. So so sweet. Congrats!

  83. Joy.. congratulations to you, Bob, and Ruby on your new baby! I watched the video and had happy tears seeing Ruby’s reaction to the news and the love that was shared between you all. I’m 34 weeks pregnant and due at the end of June so I can’t wait to have these special moments with my little girl when she comes! xoxo, best of luck to you and your growing family!!

  84. Congratulations!! This is really exciting! I am at week 17, right now (due for mid-October)… ๐Ÿ™‚ Your video is sooo cute!

  85. Congratulations, this video is so beautiful. I love reading your blog and hearing about how you combine your passion for your work and family. I am pregnant with my first child and a little scared about the changes my lifestyle will go through when it comes to my career but knowing there are moms out there like you that make it work everyday is so encouraging for me. Keep up the great work!

  86. Congrats Heather! And thank you! Im not gonna lie…it can be super hard at times but is so, so worth it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  87. Ahh! Sweetest video ever! What wonderful news — congratulations on baby Hot Dog! What a lucky kiddo!

  88. OMG JOY this is the best ever! Ruby is such a sweet little girl…you two obviously make great parents and that baby in your belly is so lucky to have you all as a family! Can’t wait to see you next week mama!!!

  89. Such a wonderful surprise! Congratulations guys! Can’t wait to see what new ideas and inspirations this new addition will bring! So excited (for you!).

  90. Congrats Joy! What wonderful news. I absolutely loved the video…Ruby is the beyond precious. I’m so happy for you guys.

  91. Such happy news! I wanna cry!
    Happy for your little family, and most especially excited for little Ruby!
    My daughter is the same age as Ruby, and she has been asking for a little brother or sister so she can share her toys! Teehee. Praying for baby#2!

  92. Omg I love it!! Congratulations! I’ve never met you but I’m so happy for you and your growing family! I am SO going to copy you and make a video when I have my 2nd baby (hopefully not anytime soon since my first is only 14months) ruby is so cute and she is so sweet! Omg I would die if my Sophie said things Lk ruby too! So sweet! I cannot handle it!

  93. I’m beyond happy for you, Bob and Rudy!!! Ruby is the most wonderfull girl and i’m certain that her brother or sister will be wonderfull too!
    So excited! Can’t imagine how you guys are felling!

  94. whaaaaaat!?!? that was the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen, what a beautiful little spirit that girl has! actual tears!

  95. Ruby just made me cry too! And she reminded me that when we told our 3 year old son that he would be a big brother he wanted to name her pizza! Congrats!

  96. Congratulations!! I love the video with Ruby. So absolutely adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚ We are still hoping for #2, and whenever we ask our little girl (also about Ruby’s age) if she wants a brother or sister, she always changes her mind. The one thing she doesn’t change her mind about is the name — boy or girl, she wants the baby to be named Jack. You have to wonder where they come up with these things. ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. This is the sweetest video ever, little Ruby is such a doll! She had me at “I love you so much”. Sending our warmest congratulations from mine to yours.

  98. Congratulations! Wishing you a happy & healthy pregnancy. Can’t wait to see the beautiful new member if your beautiful family xxx

  99. JOY!
    I don’t know if you are still getting around to reading these, but I wanted to send you a warm congrats, and wish you a happy mother’s day! My husband and I are also LA based designers, and we are expecting at the end of Sept. You can bet baby will be getting plenty of OH JOY! In their life.
    Your books helped me grow my business and start my blog. We just announced today and shared our rocky road to baby success in all it’s honest and sometimes painful glory. I could not have done this without the encouragement I received through your books, and your blog.

  100. Oh my goodness, this is so sweet it practically had me crying!!! Congratulations! Such wonderful news. Best of luck with the pregnancy and **hoping** you are spared morning sickness! xx Liz

  101. i’m a new reader – just died over the video!! especially her sweet hug and “i love you so much! i’m so proud of you!” SO cute!!! congrats!

  102. Hi Joy!
    It had been a long time I didn’t check out your blog and today I remembered about it and decided to check it again.
    Just watched the video and Ruby made me cry too. So beautiful to hear her say how much she loves you.
    You have a beautiful family!

  103. Oh what a wonderful information
    I’m so happy for you and your family … and it’s so sweet… and I love sooooo much the name that Ruby choose for a boy (Hot dog… Ruby has hunger ?) or a girl (Table? I’ve good understand… ok)… wouahahhhahaah so sweet… and I love also the full emotion you have at the end of this video, really I’m so happy ^^

  104. I cried too. Ruby is so so sweet. How exciting to extend your family and give Ruby a sibling. Congrats!!

  105. Congratulations Joy! It’s a priceless gift. Ruby is adorable, very sweet girl. God bless your family. Have a wonderful adventure.

  106. Congratulations! Love the cute mini party hats – was wondering where to get them, or if you made them where you got the paper?? xx

  107. Congratulations Joy, and this is the sweetest way to break the news. Ruby is going to be a great big sister and it’s such an exciting season of your life xx

  108. So so so incredibly sweet her little comment near the end. Awww, made me tear up.
    Congratulations, family! I hope Ruby decides on something that is not a food item or furniture for the name!

  109. awww..!! the pics above say all , well I was searching for Baby Clothes Shopping online and got redirected to your blog.your comments and posts are awesome.


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