Nice Nesting News

October 12, 2018

I love fall. It’s my favorite season – I love the cooler weather, the trees turning color, and looking forward to the holidays ahead. We have something extra special to celebrate this year – we are expecting a baby girl in April! Here are some of the highlights (and lowlights!) of the last three months:

We’d been trying for a baby for over a year without any success, so made an appointment with an OB this summer. We did one round of a medication that caused me to ovulate, and planned on checking the results of that when we got back from our Colorado trip. I had one pregnancy test on hand, and my heart stopped when it showed the pregnancy line but not the “comparative” line! I thought it must mean that I was pregnant, but I couldn’t be sure since the other line wasn’t there. So we ran to the store at 6:00 AM and bought another test, and within a few seconds, both lines were clear.

We had so much fun calling family and letting them know. I was talking with my friend Elisabeth and we were saying how the rule of waiting three months to tell anyone can be hard in that you want to share this wonderful news, AND if you were to miscarry, hopefully you’d have all the support of people who knew with you. So we chose to share the news a little earlier than 3 months with our closest. We were so glad to pass the 12-week mark where the risk of miscarriage goes down significantly, and are just excited now to see the baby grow in this second trimester.

I’ve had terrible morning sickness, which has been the lowlight of the experience. It’s funny how my body has responded to this, almost as if it knows that on the days I have to teach that it needs to pull itself together! I’ve managed to get through those each week, and then come home and just crash on the other days. I haven’t thrown up too much, but I’ve had constant nausea around the clock. I am finally starting to feel a little more like myself, although I had several days this week that I was sick. Aaron has been so amazing through this whole process – he’s done all of the cooking and housework, and has taken such good care of me while I’m sick. He’s given me lots of back and footrubs, cleaned up after I’ve thrown up, made whatever food sounds good to me, etc., all while working at his own job! I think the thing that’s been most helpful is how much he cares when I’m sick – it would be easy to sort of tune it out week after week, but even now, months into this, when I’m not feeling well, he’s constantly asking how I’m doing, telling me he’s sorry I’m nauseous, etc. I couldn’t have a better husband.

Some of the things we’re hoping this sweet baby brings:

  • I hope she has Aaron’s beautiful, thick, curly hair
  • Aaron has these plump, pouty lips that I hope she inherits
  • I hope she gets his kind and steady personality
  • Aaron says he hopes she gets my hazel eyes and my “delicate Scottish skin” (ha!)
  • Aaron says he hopes she has my loving and compassionate personality (I didn’t actually pay him to say that! Ha!)
  • We know she’s destined to have very chubby, dangly earlobes, since we both have those 🙂

Looking forward to keeping our loved ones updated as things progress!


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  • Reply pam bullock October 12, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Congratulations! That’s such exciting news! We’re pretty partial to little girls in our family!

    • Reply Lindsey October 14, 2018 at 8:34 am

      Thanks, Pam! We are so happy and excited. I really wanted a girl, so that was fun news to hear.

  • Reply Greta October 12, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    This is just the most wonderful news! And I love hearing what traits you hope she will have. I have not noticed your chubby earlobes!!!! Guess I will be checking out the ears on both of you next time I see you. Sending much love and hoping you feel better soon.

    • Reply Lindsey October 14, 2018 at 8:36 am

      Thanks, Grets! We both laughed at your comment – yes, you’ll have to check out our ear lobes. They are all very Buddha-esque!

  • Reply Bethany maloney October 14, 2018 at 8:30 am

    I’m so excited for you both!!!!! Congratulations!!!

    • Reply Lindsey October 14, 2018 at 8:37 am

      Thanks, Bethany! We were saying the other day how we hope we can schedule some time with you to do some pictures after the baby is born. We love the ones you took for our engagement! And it would be so great to see you and catch up. Hope you and fam are doing well!

  • Reply Kristina Beenken Johnson October 19, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Linds, I’m so thrilled for you! What a lucky baby to have you for a mom. I’m confident that she will be kind and generous and authentic and brilliant…just like you. Lots of love!

    • Reply Lindsey Lawson October 21, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Oh, Krissy! Thank you!!! I miss you so much – we need to be neighbors again so we can cook and bake and dye each other’s hair and just generally have a lot of fun. I hope you’re doing well! Love you!

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