We’re Having a Baby!

I’m so excited to finally share the news with you that we’re expecting our first baby in May 2020! We’ve been holding onto this little secret since the middle of August, so it feels great to let it out and start sharing this exciting journey with you all!

As soon as I saw that second line on my at-home pregnancy test three months ago, it seemed like everything shifted in my mind. I instantly looked forward to the future, thinking about the little baby we would get to meet and bring home and raise. I’ve been blessed to be an aunt to my sister’s three kids and in-law’s two girls, so I’ve seen glimpses into the experience of having babies and bringing them up, which makes me even more excited to be able to do it ourselves.

We made the decision to start “trying” for a baby back in May. I kept my expectations low, as I’d never been pregnant before, nor tried to become pregnant, so I wasn’t sure if or how quickly it would happen. We feel incredibly blessed to have tried for a few months before successfully becoming pregnant. I still think about that once a week or so – we don’t take it for granted one bit.

Around week 6, the nausea and fatigue set in. That first week and a half of all-day nausea and fatigue were tough – it can be isolating and lonely to feel that way and not tell many people. Thankfully, I had my sister, mom, and some girlfriends to lean on during that time – it helped so much to talk to people who had been there before and know what it’s like! I was able to find a remedy for the nausea that helped immensely, which I’m grateful for. Of course, I’d do it all over again to carry a healthy baby.

Now that we’re reaching the second trimester, I definitely am feeling more like myself! I’m starting to show a little bit, especially by the end of the day, which I love! It’s been interesting getting dressed the last week or two – those high-waisted jeans I love so much are not so comfortable on a growing belly.

My favorite moment of pregnancy, thus far, is definitely hearing the heartbeat and seeing the little babe on the ultrasound for the first time. It was amazing to get the good news that baby looked and sounded healthy and to see what was causing all the symptoms I’d been feeling.

I’m excited to continue to share this journey with you and bring you along as we enter into this next phase of life!

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  1. 11.9.19
    Jess said:

    I’m so happy for y’all! Congratulations!!! 🎉 ❤️

  2. 11.9.19
    Veronica Hummel said:

    Congratulations! I’m pregnant with my first (and second, they’re twins) too! For what it’s worth I’ve found the Madewell maternity jeans to be excellent. A little spendy but totally worth it for the comfort in my opinion.

    • 11.9.19
      Lauren said:

      Congratulations to you!! That’s good to know – I definitely need to start looking for some jeans, so I’ll try them!

    • 11.9.19
      Maureen said:

      Congratulations! This is very exciting to hear! I’ve been reading your blog since the Grey Desk days, and I look forward to following along with you as you become a mom. Also, high waisted leggings (not maternity) are pregnancy staples for me! 😉

      • 11.10.19
        Lauren said:

        Amazing! Thanks for following along!

  3. 11.9.19
    Victoria said:

    So very, very exciting! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I’ll so excited to follow along! Congrats to you & Mike!!

    • 11.9.19
      Lauren said:

      Thank you so much!!

      • 11.14.19
        Jenny said:

        Congratulations Lauren! I am a fan of your blog. Excited for both of you!

  4. 11.9.19
    Beth Tessier said:

    I’m so excited for you both! Being a mom is the best! Congratulations!

  5. 11.9.19
    Kathy J Mausser said:

    Yay! I am so excited for you both! Congratulations!

  6. 11.9.19
    Olviya said:

    Congratulations! Babies are the best! So excited for you and your husband.

  7. 11.9.19
    Stephanie said:

    Oh how awesome!! I have 2 precious boys. I follow your sisters blog and was pregnant along with her (David and Emily). Lol. I am excited to follow along on your journey. I’ve been a follower of yours for sometime too and am excited to see your family grow. Thoughts and prayers to you all on this next amazing chapter in life. Congrats 🤰

  8. 11.10.19
    Lori said:

    So excited for you both!!!

  9. 11.10.19
    Katie said:

    Congratulations! I am so excited for you and can’t wait to see all of the cute baby posts coming up!

  10. 11.10.19
    Megan said:

    I’m so excited for you. I’ve followed you since you lived in NC and Kate since before David. I’ve loved following you both!! Congratulations! So exciting!!

  11. 11.11.19
    Katherine said:

    Congratulations! This a very exciting time for you, your husband and extended family. Life will never be the same–only better than you can imagine! 🙂

  12. 11.11.19
    Simone said:

    Congratulations! Such wonderful news for you two and excited to follow the journey on the blog and Instagram! I loved the photo of you and Mike (with the backwards hat) that you chose to use to announce it to the public. Hoping that your nausea subsides and saying a prayer for good health for you and baby.

    • 11.11.19
      Lauren said:

      Thank you so much, Simone!

  13. 11.14.19
    Brittney said:

    Where did you get your beautiful cardigan?

  14. 12.14.19
    Taylor said:

    Congratulations! Babies are so magical. I’m also due in May (with my third). Curious what you found that finally cured your nausea? It’s the worst!