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Good news, ya’ll! The Lauren’s Latest family is growing! I’m happy to announce that we’ll be expecting a baby come April 2013.

This is VERY happy news for our little family. Gord and I have gone through ups and downs that come along with infertility. Yes, I said infertility. It’s something that many women have to face and it’s heart aching and frustrating. Without getting into too many details, my body doesn’t make it easy for me to get pregnant. But, after almost 2 years of trying and going through 3 different doctors, we feel truly blessed and very lucky that I’m pregnant with a seemingly healthy little baby. It was our {lucky} 7th round of clomid that did the trick. Once we found out that the 7th round actually took, we kept this to ourselves, not even telling close family and friends until we had a 2nd ultrasound to confirm that everything was fine, which it was! πŸ™‚ So, now we are spreading the news and are shouting it from the rooftops!

Lauren Mirror Selfie

So right now, I’m 15 weeks and 1 day along….not that I’m counting or anything. Ha! This photo of my little belly was taken this morning. I was really sick to my stomach between weeks 6 and 9, but started to come around week 10. It’s really hard to hide nausea and put on a happy face when you’re out with friends. Just sayin’. I still get exhausted if I overdo it or if I don’t get enough rest. I get lightheaded as well if I stand for too long or if I’m thirsty. I crave salty things…but mostly just fries. Haha! And sugar makes me feel sick to my stomach so I try to avoid sweets. Β I’m mostly still in my regular clothes, although wear my pants unzipped with a belly band to avoid awkward situations.

Anyways, that’s all I can think of for now…

BUT, here’s a question for you: What are your recommendations for comfortable, yet cute maternity clothing? What stores are good for this? All the stuff I’ve found looks like old lady moo-moo gear. Eek!

Ooh, AND: What are your predictions on gender? Boy or girl? Either way we are thrilled. High fives all around!

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    I know this is an extremely old post but I ran across you’re across your blog and like any new blog I try to read some older entries to find out more about the blogger. I start my second round of clomid next week and reading that you went thru 7 and finally got pregnant gives me hope! Thank you for sharing and I love the blog πŸ™‚

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    This is my favorite post!! My husband and I are having difficulties conceiving, and are trying to find the right doctor for us. As weird (and probably creepy) as this sounds, whenever I am having a rough day with it, I come back and read your family blog posts : ) <3 You give us hope!

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  17. neeley

    Congrats on the new family member. I myself am 13 weeks along and due in June 2013. My fashion style this winter is those long sweaters or sweater dresses and leggings with boots or flats. Its in style and super comfortable for the belly. Best wishes and Merry Christmas!

  18. Keeley @ My Life on a Plate

    Congratulations! My son is 4 months old and it took us years to conceive. I remember the day I found out I was pregnant… surreal. Best wishes! It goes so quickly!

    I bought most of my maternity gear at JCP and Target (online mostly). I know that people turn their noses up at JCP, but I stuck to solid-colored basics and accessorized with scarves and jewelry from cool places. I am also fortunate that my son was born in July, so I didn’t have to deal with winter coats and stuff. I probably spent $350 on my maternity wardrobe. I work a professional job and the stuff I bought carried me through my pregnancy and kept me looking professional. Also, you may be able to wear some non-maternity items (maxi dresses, jackets, open sweaters).

  19. Anna @ hiddenponies

    HUGE congratulations!! I had a feeling, and am so happy for you after what’s obviously been a difficult road. Hope everything continues to go well – we just had our 3rd and my daughter was definitely a little disappointed to find out it was another brother…good thing though, as she was lobbying for the name “Magenta” πŸ™‚

  20. Michele

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Due to Hurricane Sandy and having no power I haven’t been able to check in for the past week or so. When I saw your post today with the link to your announcement I was thrilled.

    So exciting and I am truly happy for all of you πŸ™‚

    x0x0

  21. Lauren @ Part Time House Wife

    Congrats Lauren! I totally know the struggles of infertility…So much sadness with loss and frustration with waiting games! So happy you get your 2nd bundle of joy!

  22. [email protected] Italian Next Door

    Lauren…..been visiting your site for awhile now……great job! Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS !!! Having children is one of the biggest blessings you’ll ever receive! I wish you all the best! Also, not sure if you’ve ever visited my blog, but I’d love to have you stop by and say hello.

  23. Tara

    Congratulations!

    My little girl is 1 now, but I got all my maternity clothes on Ebay. I lived in my Paige maternity, and Seven For all Mankind jeans, and they didn’t break the bank! For my tops I just bought bigger sizes and stretched them over my tummy, I’m really short so all the maternity stuff was like wearing a paper bag πŸ˜‰

  24. Brooke

    Congratulations! We are 24 weeks pregnant with our first. I’m finding cute maternity clothes at Old Navy Maternity (great email coupons), Gap Maternity (easiest to search online), H&M Maternity and Target of course πŸ™‚

  25. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    Aww I’m SO happy for you! What a blessing πŸ™‚ How did your little munchkin react to the news?! Is she so excited to be a big sister?

  26. Mercedes

    Many congrats to you and your husband! I’ve been following you for quite awhile and this is just wonderful news! Best wishes to you guys! (Oh, and if it weren’t for Old Navy, I would have been one naked Mama-To-Be. They had the cutest most affordable clothes I could find. Didn’t want to pay a fortune for clothes that I could only wear for a few months…good luck!)

  27. Leanna R

    go to
    http://www.jjill.com/jjillonline/index.aspx
    not maternity but loose and comfortable and stylish too
    great news for you and your loved ones

  28. Erin

    Congrats! How Exciting.
    This same time last year I was looking for maternity clothes too. I found some cute jeans, t shirts (my absolute fav maternity t shirts) and a dress at JC Penney. Kohls also has cute things. And theres always Forever 21 πŸ™‚
    Congrats!

  29. Bonnie

    I am so happy for you and your family. I loved being pregnant, many many many years ago…….Sorry I cant tell you where to get cute clothes.

  30. Kim

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations! I am so incredibly happy for!
    Plus, your blog is one where I genuinely enjoy reading your posts for more than just the recipies. They’re witty and charming and overall fun to read- when I was bored and couldn’t sleep last night I just read your posts for a while!
    I can’t wait to hear how your daughter reacts and how she feels about being a big sister. And see what recipies you come up with thanks to pregnancy cravings haha!
    Congratulations πŸ™‚

  31. Rebecca

    Congratulations!!!!! I had the best luck with maternity clothes at Motherhood Maternity and Kohls. I’m pretty short, so I had to have all of my pants taken up!

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