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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.

Friday, April 01, 2011

I know it's April Fool's Day

But this is no prank!


#3 should be here sometime around November 17th this year, if all goes well.  Right now he/she is busy growing and getting stronger, and has a strong heartbeat of 120 beats per minute.  And he/she's the size of a small blueberry- 1/3 of an inch right now. 

This pregnancy was a complete surprise, and got off to a nerve wracking start because my symptoms included, well, nothing.  I shouldn't say nothing- I am tired all the time.  But I feel great!  No nausea, no heartburn, no food aversions.  My pregnancies are generally on the easier end of the spectrum, but I've only had one other pregnancy with so few symptoms, and I lost that one.  So I was a bit nervous. 

We've closely monitored my progress so far, and had our first ultrasound last week.  That just freaked me out more, because things looked smaller than we thought they should, and there was no heartbeat.  Plus BYU lost that day too- just a bad day all around.  But we went back yesterday afternoon, and this time we saw what we wanted.  A significantly larger baby, and a strong heartbeat!  And a bonus, it's not ectopic!  Yay! 

We are now 7weeks and feeling confident and optimistic.  I'm finally letting myself enjoy the lack of an urge to throw up, for however long it lasts.  And more and more people know- so we thought it was a good time to share with the rest of you.

So I hope you had a happy April Fool's day, and I promise, this one's no joke. 

I'll leave you with the sweetest thing I've seen all week- look at that little heart go! The video is only like 2 seconds long, but just look where I labeled the heart in the picture.

7 comments:

*star said...

Woot Woot!

Malinda Jane Sieg said...

Wonderful news!!!! I am so happy for you guys! I will be sure to keep you guys in my prayers. Once you have a pregnancy not work out, they are extra scary at first but I have no doubt things will continue to go well. Enjoy feeling good!

Mike said...

oh I love the heart beat video!!! thanks for sharing it. I know I don't get to see your kids often but they pull on my heart and I love them like crazy and I'm so excited for #3!

Mike said...

that last comment was not from Mike...I guess I wasn't signed in. sorry! it was from me! - Emily

kel said...

yeeeah! so excited for you!!

Layla said...

Yay! Yay! Congrats on this great news :)

Brittany and Curtis said...

Congrats!! That is so exciting!!!

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