It hasn’t been all that long since Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert welcomed their first child.
The Bachelor in Paradise couple has now announced even more good news.
They are expecting Baby #2!
On Monday, Jade Roper took to Instagram to share two photos and some very happy news.
“Baby #2 is adding to our crew!!” she announces.
Get it? It rhymes.
“We are overjoyed,” Jade gushes.
She even reveals part of the due date: “our bundle of love will be joining us in August!”
Jade shared two photos, both featuring her, husband Tanner Tolbert, and their toddler, Emerson.
Jade’s words continue, and she speaks directly to her future child.
“We’ve been dreaming of you for a while now,” she writes.
“And,” Jade’s caption concludes. “You are already loved beyond imaginable, sweet baby.”
That is so precious!
Notably, she has not shared whether they are expecting a boy or a girl, which is totally fine.
This wee little blessing will be the couple’s second child.
In fact, Baby #2 is expected to be their second child born in August.
Jade and Tanner welcomed Emerson Avery Tolbert in August of 2017.
If all goes according to plan with baby #2 (hey, some pregnancies surprise you!), Emerson will be two years older than her younger sibling.
That is widely considered to be a healthy age gap, giving the children the chance to bond as peers but also remain spaced out somewhat.
Hopefully, Baby #2 will not be born the same day or week as Emerson.
That kind of thing gets super awkward.
“She’s here, our little sweetheart!” Jade announced in August of 2017.
“Tanner and I are very proud to announce the arrival of our baby girl this Thursday morning,” she shared.
Addressing baby Emerson, she said: “There’s truly no words to describe the feeling holding you in our arms for the first time and looking into your eyes.”
“We love you, precious girl,” her announcement affirmed.
In early 2018, Jade was mom-shamed for showing herself breastfeeding baby Emerson.
“So, I had some comments about the picture I posted of me and Emerson after I was breastfeeding,” she wrote.
“People telling me they don’t look like that when they breastfeed,” she said. “And that I was setting up a standard that’s impossible to live up to.”
Notably, people took issue with her posing while wearing makeup and breastfeeding.
“The truth about that picture is I had a photo shoot the day before,” Jade explained.
“And,” she continued. “I hadn’t taken my makeup off, so that’s literally the day before’s makeup.”
“And it was slightly staged,” Jade admitted.
Please remember that any photo that is not a candid is “staged.” There’s nothing sinister about posing for a photo.
“We positioned Emerson just right to make the picture [work], but that was literally right after I had fed her,” she continued.
“And, Jade wrote. “She had fallen asleep on me and we do have those moments where we snuggle so I don’t get what’s so unreal about it.”
She makes a very good point.
“People were telling me I shouldn’t cover up,” she said.
While no one should be shamed for not uncovering to feed their baby, that doesn’t mean that people should be shamed for covering up, either.
“I was actually getting flack for putting a cover over my baby,” Jade marveled.
“Which I just don’t understand why that would be something people would give me s–t about,” she admitted.
“And my baby is feeding right now,” she shared. “And I’m still going to cover up because that’s what I feel the most comfortable with.”
Some people get fully dressed in their homes. Others remain naked until company comes over. It’s always a personal choice.
“I feel like I don’t need to share all of that with the world,” Jade expressed. “That’s not the message.”
“It’s just that women should be able to do what they feel like they need to do for their babies,” she affirmed.
She’s absolutely right.