Tuesday, May 21, 2013

An Anniversary Announcement!

 
   
Today is our two year wedding anniversary, but it also marks another important milestone for Chris and me. Today I am officially out of my first trimester, and can officially announce that we are expecting a little one this November! 


I can't even believe that two years ago today, Chris and I became husband and wife, and celebrated the best day of our lives. In some ways, it feels like only yesterday, and in other ways, it feels like a lifetime ago. I look through these pictures and even after two years, I think we look like babies!
 

And now here we are, two years later, ready to start the next chapter of our lives! 

 You can absolutely expect all many of my posts to be "pregnancy and baby related" for the next...well...foreseeable future. In just three months, I have learned a LOT, and done a ton of research on topics I've never even thought about. I'll share things I've learned and have yet to learn, questions on various things, and general thoughts and experiences throughout my pregnancy. So if babies aren't you're thing - I hope you'll still stop by for my occasional recipes and book reviews!


Any advice for this first-time-mother-to be?

Linking up with Kristin for Baby Talk Tuesday

44 comments:

  1. My advice-leave the dust and dirt and savor the treasures that really matter. Your children will never remember how clean your house was or how many times you had cereal for dinner. They will remember how you held their hand while crossing a creek or how you would spontaneously start to dance. If it is true that you can predict the future by looking to the past than you and Christopher will be awesome parents- look how awesome you have been as children! A long comment I know but I've actually cut it down. Congratulations to you both!!!!!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS! So excited for you!

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    1. Thank you thank you!! Seeing how happy and wonderful things are with your beautiful little one makes me even more excited for this time! I will def. be referring to your blog to tips and advice!

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting! Can't wait to hear all about the little one!!!

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    1. Thanks so much! We are so excited, and it feels great to finally be able to share my news and now write about what's going on!

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  4. Congrats!! How cool to announce this on your anniversary, too! I have no advice but I'm excited to track along with you and your new larger family!

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    1. Thanks so much Jessica! Yea, it just so happened that our anniversary fell right as I was ending my first trimester - funny how things lined up like that, so it was perfect! Thanks for being such an avid follower!

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  5. Laura!!!! Congratulations on your pregnancy! Hope you are feeling well and are being doted on by everyone around you (esp. the hubs). You will be an excellent mother for sure. Enjoy your time planning and preparing... My advice is to not stress out about all the madness of acquiring crazy baby accessories. All the baby really needs when they arrive are some diapers, a blanket, a pacifier, and most importantly- YOU.

    Good luck with everything. All the trials of pregnancy are well worth the end result. I know you've met your match with Chris... but you can look forward to falling in love all over again. This time with a completely unique and perfect soul knit together from the love you have for one another. Enjoy Enjoy! Love you!

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    1. ALEXIS!! Oh my goodness it was so nice to hear from you!! I've been very lucky so far and have been feeling really great (other than getting tired and winded very easily) and yes...being pregnant is kind of awesome...everyone makes all sorts of concessions for you and stuff!

      Thanks for the advice, it's def. good to know and keep in mind. I haven't done any shopping yet..but I know once I do, I'm going to feel insanely overwhelmed.

      Chris and I are so very excited for this next chapter, and seeing the pictures of your adorable little boy on facebook just melts my heart every time. I'm so happy for you and your family, and can't wait to get started on mine!

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  6. Your wedding pictures are gorgeous!! And congratulations on the little one :) So exciting!

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    1. Thank you! We are def. so excited, lots of things going on, and I can't wait to share them!

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  7. Congratulations! So exciting.

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    1. Thanks so much! I look forward to visiting your blog for any and all parenting advice!

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  8. Congrats Laura and Chris!!! That is so exciting and I love the announcement photos. Yay!!

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    1. Thanks Kara! I was so happy with how the pics came out...we are very very excited!

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  9. Congratulations!! Hope you are feeling well :)

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    1. Thanks Nora! I've been lucky and haven't had any morning sickness so far! I just get really tired every day, but other than that...pretty good!

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  10. Congratulations!! I am so excited for you and your family! I can't wait to hear all your pregnancy related posts! Congrats again! AND Happy Anniversary!!!!

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    1. Thanks Megan! And thanks for keeping my secret for the past few days ;)

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  11. Yay super congrats!!! Getting ready for a baby is such a great experience...by month 8 you are like...hmmm come on baby get here already! I enjoyed every moment planning for baby with my husband...it really makes marriage so much better (I think). You definitely learn a lot but let me tell you once baby comes you will learn even more!! hahaa.

    Happy Anniversary also!

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    1. Thanks so much, so far it has been a really special time for chris and me, so I can totally see how it makes marriage even better. I know nothing can fully prepare me for actually having a child in our care...but I'm excited to get there!

      Congrats again on your adorable little one!

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  12. Congratulations!! We announced our pregnancy a couple days after our first anniversary, definitely makes celebrating more sweet! Can't wait to read all your updates.

    Best advice, just try to enjoy every minute, even the painful, hard ones because it will go so quick.

    Happy Anniversary!!

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    1. Thanks so much Shannon! I am definitely trying to enjoy and take in every moment. Have a great anniversary tomorrow!

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  13. What an awesome way to celebrate your two year!!! Congrats...such awesome news!!

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    1. Thanks so much! It definitely is a fantastic way to start off our second year of marriage!

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  14. YAY! YAY! YAY! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited that you are linking up for the first time! Can't wait to follow along! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Kristin! Looking forward to joining in with Baby Talk each Tuesday and following along your journey with Kenly!

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  15. EEK! :) Congratulations!! Hope your announcement and anniversary make this day super special! :)

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    1. It def. was a special day, thanks!

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  16. Happy anniversary and CONGRATULATIONS!!! You guys must be thrilled!!!

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    1. Thanks! We are definitely happy and excited right now :)

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  17. Oh my goodness! So happy for you! Congratulations! How fun we're pregnant at the same time, due the same month! It's going to be fun following along! :)

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    1. Definitely! So funny our due dates are 2 days apart! So great to have a fellow pregnant lady to go through the same stuff together!

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  18. Congratulations!!! That is so exciting and such a cute announcement card!

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    1. Thanks so much Jasmine!! Hope you and Sean are well! :)

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  19. Congrats to you both! I am so excited for you and so excited for your mom and dad to be grandparents!!!! Yay!!!! Enjoy every single moment!!

    Love Chris Kurtz!!

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  20. Congratulations, Laura and Chris! I'm very happy for you both and I wish you, Laura, a healthy pregnancy! I'm routing for November 13th (my birthday or November 19th (my sister Karen's birthday) as the due date....

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    1. Haha we'll see! I'm actually do the day of my friend's birthday 11/26 so she's rooting that I'm "right on schedule"

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  21. I'm so happy for you, Laura, and it's so cool you got to announce it on your anniversary! You are going to be an amazing mom!

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    1. Thanks so much Heather! It was cool and funny how the timing worked out so well with our anniversary. We are very excited :)

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  22. So exciting!!!! Congrats to you guys! Your announcement is adorable! No advice yet, but maybe after our first one gets here in July. ;)

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    1. Thank you Kassi!! That's right, I can't believe you're expecting so soon...that went so fast! (though..maybe not for you, haha) Can't wait to "meet" the little one and see all the joys that I have to expected this coming November!

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