Sunday, August 24, 2014

Baby Lawrence

That's right. BABY LAWRENCE. 
We are expecting our first little one in February. 
Valentine's Day to be exact. Great timing, I know. 
I am currently 15 weeks along, and I am finally feeling like myself again. 
I was extremely sick for about the first 10 weeks, and then it tapered off, and I feel great now!
Being sick all the time was rough for me. The random odors my nose would pick up would instantly make me sick, and when you are work with a lot of people who smoke, the smell in constantly in the air, and it was 100x more strong at the beginning. 
My acne was one of the first signs I got that something was different with my body. It seemed like I woke up every day with a new dot on my face, and I haven't had that problem in like 10 years. 
I found out June 9th that I was pregnant, and I was going to tell J for Father's Day which was that following Sunday but I couldn't hold it in. I ran downstairs at 7AM screaming his name and he thought I was dying. When I told him, he didn't even say a word, just got back in bed and went back to sleep.
We have been trying for a baby since November, so we are both very excited that we finally got a positive test. Our first appointment was the second week of July, and our doctor did an ultrasound to see if we could see the little parasite, and sure enough! Tiny as can be, but we got to see him/her, and even see the pulsing of the heart. Super neat. We heard the heartbeat at our second appointment and it easily is top five coolest things I've ever experienced. Everyone tells me wait until I feel the baby move, but I am still tripping out over hearing the heartbeat. It was so surreal. 

We told my Mom and Dad on my Mom's birthday. (And Riley, Kati, and Tom, because they were there). Her birthday is the last week in June so we told them way early, but as you can hear the video, they all kind of already knew anyway. After we told my mom she goes into her bedroom and comes walking back out with this onesie that she had bought that day while she was at Carters for another reason. She's crazy. 

We told the Lawrence's the Sunday we celebrated Patty and Olivia's birthday, which also happened to be our anniversary. Two of our sisters-in-law are pregnant also, due five days apart from each other at the end of November/beginning of December. So we will have THREE new babies within four months on that side of the family and Patty couldn't be more excited. She has been asking for new babies for what seems like forever, and now she's getting three in a year. 
We couldn't be more excited to be adding a new baby to our family, but it is honestly one of the scariest things! There is so much to do, to buy, before February, and it is overwhelming. Luckily we have amazing families and friends who are around to help! 


  1. Ben and I are so excited for you two! You both will be amazing parents.