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Eagle Mountain, Utah, United States
My name is Lauren, and I live in the bubble. I am wife to Marshall, the biggest BYU fan in the world; and mother to Carly, our big girl, and Wes, our wild man, and Calvin, our new addition. I graduated BYU with a degree in Social Work, and I went forth to serve at LDS Family Services. I like scrapbooking and going out to eat at nice restaurants. I am fascinated by new cleaning products at the grocery store, so I have to shop in wide circles around the perimeter to avoid the temptation to buy. I love chocolate.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Nope, not for this LITTLE BOY!!!!

We had the big ultrasound today, and it's true. We are entering the whole new realm of snakes, snails, and puppydog tails. And smelly, stinky, dirty boys.

I have to admit, I am very nervous. It feels like I am going to be a first time mom all over again. I mean, a boy?? What am I going to do with a boy? In my mind, they are different in every way from girls. So the nerves are kicking in, but I am so excited. Soooo excited.

And I knew it. I really did.

When I was pregnant with Carly, I would have these dreams about a little girl with curly hair named Carly. And with this new pregnancy, it has been dreams of a little boy. So I have been calling him a "him," and have been thinking of him as a boy. It was one of those things that I just knew. There really wasn't much question in my mind, just a very peaceful assured feeling that this little guy is all boy.

So now, here is the new question:
What to name this guy?

Marshall's family has a tradition that the first born son has the middle name of Wallace. So that much has already been settled. We have narrowed down our picks of first names, and we have two finalists. Now, I like one, and not the other. Marshall likes both but is a very strong fan of the one I dislike. And he has somehow swayed our entire extended family to agree with him.

They are Wesley and William.

Can you guess which one I don't like? Which one to you like? Go vote now --->


Jamie Wagner said...

Congrats, Lauren! I know what you mean about just having that feeling about your baby---Josh and I felt the same way about our little Stephen....we just knew from the very beginning that he was a boy. Very cool---I'm so excited for you guys!

Kim and Devin said...

Yay!! That is awesome!! I voted boy and I am RIGHT!! Congrats!

Megan Miley and Chris said...

Holy cow EVERYONE is having a boy. This is just nuts. The only person I know that is not having a boy is Angela Kelly. Even our new neighbor that I have not yet met, had a sign on their garage door saying "It's a boy!" Congrats though! And I know exactly what you mean, I am super nervous to have a boy. You put it perfectly, I feel like I am going to be a first time mom again too.

Mars said...

Everyone WE know is having/has recently had a girl (besides us, that is).

Alie and James said...

Congratulations!!! Now you will have one of each. I am so excited for you.

Annie Hawkins said...

Congratulations!!! It was the same way with me; I knew it was a boy and when they told me I still coldn't believe it and I also feel like a first time mom. Have fun shopping; they have so many cute things for little boys and my husband says that they are not that expensive as girls. LOL

Dansie Family said...

Congrats guys. I am so excited for you. It will be so much fun. are you starting to feel him yet? I really miss that feeling. that is the one thing i love about being prego. let me know if you need anything or help with carly :) YAY.. I am excited for you.

sweets said...

Hey that is great about the boy. good luck.

Alyssa said...

Hooray for Boys! I feel the same way about having a little girl, but boys are fun...let them run around and life is good :-) Congrats!

the mama said...

It's funny you felt that way about your boy - I'm feeling that way about having a little girl! Living with a little boy for two years gets you very accustomed to raising baby boys. I'm not nervous about anything until I remember that she is a girl, and I don't know ANYTHING about raising a girl... 8-o Maybe we can swap tips! ;-)

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