Oh Baby! There’s Moore to Love!




Chris and I couldn’t be more excited to announce that we are expecting Baby Moore in July! We only tried for about two and a half months. I say a half because the first month we tried we DEFINITELY chickened out, haha, real talk. I think we both assumed it would take way longer than it did and were utterly shocked to find out the news.

My first sign of pregnancy was god awful skin. This started on my girls trip to Waco and Fredericksburg with my bestie, Heather, and my skin was terrible. Generally, I have really good skin and was getting very upset with my appearance. I asked Heather what she used for her face as she has flawless skin and straight up copied her exact skin care routine. I texted her about a week and a half after we got back from our trip complaining about how my skin was just getting worse. I mean we are talking 10+ pimples on my face. Her response was, “did you take a pregnancy test?” To which I furrowed my brows in confusion and replied, “no.” Aunt Flo wasn’t expected to be in town for a few more days.

I sat there for a few minutes and decided to get up and take a test. It was 8:30 pm and I was 100% certain it was going to be negative. I peed on the stick, set it on the floor, and went about doing other things. A few minutes later, I picked up the stick and it literally said the word PREGNANT. It was like I was possessed. I flew out of the bathroom and into Chris’ office and blurted “I’m pregnant!” As soon as those words came out of my mouth, I started sobbing. Chris was just standing there with his jaw to the floor. Haha. We were both stunned.

It’s pretty funny thinking back on that night. I don’t know why we were both in such a state of shock considering we were actively trying. I cried for about a half an hour and then we both laid in bed petrified.

Our world changed in a split second.

Four days later… yes, four. days. later – we had the ridiculously hard challenge of attending MY BROTHER’S WEDDING! Having been married for two years, no one ever really asked us when we were planning on having kids. I’m not even joking – I was asked at least 30 times at this wedding. It is so hard trying to keep such a massive secret! Pretending to drink is also the worst…

Five days after the wedding, we moved into our new house.

And then the morning sickness hit me hard. I was so sick from the minute I would wake up until about 1 am every single day. I couldn’t stand the smell of our new house. I could hardly eat. I was dry heaving constantly. People were starting to notice I wasn’t being active on social media and I pretty much gave up on blogging. I just kept thinking about my dad having cancer and being nauseous for four years of his life. He never complained once and here I was barely able to do anything. I would sob to Chris and he would try his best to make me feel better, although there was just nothing he could do.

Now I’m in my second trimester. I never thought the day would come where I would feel like myself again, but I am feeling much better! While the morning sickness is completely gone, I have been experiencing an increase in migraines. I will take migraines ANY DAY over morning sickness though. If you’ve ever experienced a migraine then you know how god awful my morning sickness must have been.

I don’t know what was in the air the month I conceived or what planet was in retrograde, but so many people I know are due in June and July, including two of my best friends! You know my friend Heather that I talked about earlier?! She is pregnant with her second baby and we have the same exact due date – how weird is that!? Being able to experience every step of this with her has been amazing. She got me through some of my toughest days. (Love you girl!)

Because I know you will ask:

  • We are not finding out the sex. 🙂 This is killing many people in our inner circle. My sister is basically dying to know. Haha. Sorry friends and fam!!
  • The only cravings I’ve had have been soft bread in the beginning and now it’s any kind of cold fruit, which I’ve been consuming in excess amounts. Thank goodness we live a block and a half away from Whole Foods. Hubby has already been forced to go on a few fruit runs. 😉 (He’s also taken on the task of making sure I have a full water bottle. Bless his soul.)
  • Basically all of my favorite foods are on the aversion list – tacos, coffee, La Croix, eggs, etc. It’s tragic.
  • I don’t miss alcohol at all. The only thing I miss terribly is sushi.
  • No, I don’t have a bump yet. It just looks like I ate a lot of pizza.

Chris and I get more and more excited by the day and can’t wait to start our journey as parents. We are beyond blessed that we got pregnant so quickly and thus far I am having a healthy and normal pregnancy. That’s all that matters.

XO, Lauren

P.S. Riley will always be our first baby. ♥



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