I'm Not Actually Having A Baby.


After my big announcement post,
I started to have a knot in my stomach.

I needed to come clean with you all
before the idea of me holding a little chubby bundle 
 in the near future didn't get out of hand.

You see the truth is,
as the title of this post implies,
I'm not actually having a baby.

I know, 
I'm sick.

It's twisted that I let it go this far,
but I thought I should clear things up 
before they got too out of control.

You see, 
it's important that you know
that I'm not actually going to have a baby.

The truth of the matter is,
I'm going to have two of them.

I'm having twins.

our double-decker babies are ready for london living. 
Woah!!

We can not believe it.

We are constantly laughing at the idea of TWO babies
showing up on our doorstep next spring.

{Editor's Note: Yes, I'm still pretending that's how they'll make their debut.}

When I was in the states,
we went to get a sonogram while we were in Dallas.

Apparently, three more weeks was too long for us to wait.

My mom was watching my nephews 
and I told her to bring them along for the show.

So Tyler, my mom, my three nephews & a nurse 
all crowded around the tiny clinic table
as she whipped out the wand 
and started doing her baby watch.

After about a minute,
she sat the wand down.

"I need to ask you a question," she said.

Great.

What type of questions arise at this point?

Do you like two-headed babies?

Before I could mentally downshift to the possibilities,
she barreled on,
"Were you taking any fertility medication?"

Now I live in the first world
and am pretty good at putting together context clues,
so I was right on cue with what she was implying.

"How many of them are there?"

"Just two," she said. 
"You're having twins."

When I asked her if she was kidding 
she just shook her head no
and solemnly said she never joked about these sort of things.

As she showed us our two little blobby babies,
I just laid there laughing,
looking back and forth between the screen and at Tyler,
 and wiping away the tears that rolled down my face.

Two babies!?

We spent the rest of the day re-telling family and friends the news.

It was one of the funnest things I've ever done.




So there you have the WHOLE story...

No, I'm not having a baby,
I'm having two of them.

{God has an amazing sense of humor.}



133 comments:

  1. Wow! Twins!! You just keep the surprises coming - what are you divulging tomorrow?? Hehe - congratulations x 2 :-)

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  2. Wo, well isn't that a turn up! Many many congratulations to both of you, what an exciting time for you.

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  3. OMG!!!! I literally whooped out loud at my desk at work!!! :-) SO exciting!!! xx

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  4. Whew, finally - at last, so glad you let the cat(s) out of the bag....I am just horrible at keeping secrets and was waiting for the big reveal. If it is any consolation, I'd go back to those twin baby days in a nano-second. So much fun! I know you and Tyler will be the best parents. I for one am so delighted for you both. I wish I were nearby to lend a hand or two. Advice, always accept help. If anyone asks if you need anything, yes. Always say yes, even if it is a roll of blimey TP or something practical.
    You will need help. Trust me.
    pve

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  5. Oh my goodness!!! Double congrats! You are still so tiny for 17 weeks with TWO little humans growing in your belly :) So happy for you and Tyler!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  6. :) twinsiessssss!!!! can't wait to meet them!

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  7. I just read both posts! I don't even know you IRL and I'm beaming. That is so exciting! Congratulations!

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  8. HOLY JESUS! TWINS! That's amazing!!! CONGRATS! As a twin myself, one word of advice is that the daddy-to-be always has a second $20 bill in his pocket because when one twin ask for $20 to take to the mall, the other one is not far behind...and the other one ALWAYS finds out ;)...aaaand same goes for when we started driving and got cars!! As for my fiance who is also a twin, him and his brother were perfectly find with sharing EVERYTHING. Must be a girl vs guy thing ;). It's fun to be a twin!!!

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  9. Ahhhh wowww!!! Brilliant happy news :)

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  10. I love it! Congrats again Lauren! So happy for you! XOXO

    p.s. I am sending those babies little boubous from Africa ;))

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  11. cant wait to meet your little ones! its going to be AMAAAAAAAZING! xxxx

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  12. double trouble! y'all are going to have a blast

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  13. OHMYGOODNESS you crazy kids! so much love.

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  14. Oh wow congrats! Very exciting!

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  15. That's amazing news, Lauren! Congratulations again. Those are two lucky babies!

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  16. ugh. finally. i feel like i can breath now. this secret was killing me. ME. because its about me here. obviously.

    I LOVE THEM ALREADY! I cant wait to meet little megan and stephen.

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  17. Lauren congratulations!! That's so fantastic!

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  18. Congratulations!!! So awesome and exciting!!

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  19. I was wondering why you said "BIMBI a bordo" yesterday - I was like...oh maybe she hasn't perfected her Italian just yet. Nope. Perfect! How awesome!!!

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  20. That is truly wonderful news...to be blessed twice is certainly a gift..and will definitely be a handful..but the joy it will bring into your lives cannot compare, congratulations lovely..look forward to reading about your journey along the way through your eyes x

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  21. I mean...I can't even...WHAT?!?!?! That is awesome!!

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  22. twice the love!

    best announcement ever!!!!

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  23. This is twice as exciting! So amazing!!

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  24. Congratulations! This is such wonderful, amazing news!

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  25. Congrats congrats - you had me going there for a moment!! Double blessings :)

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  26. That is so exciting! I would love to have twins!!! Congrats.

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  27. HOLD THE PHONE this is too much to take! i'm so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!! millions of x's and o's and congratulations and italian cheek kisses!

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  28. oh my word, the cutest blog pregnancy announcement(s) ever? Congratulations!!

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  29. Welcome to the twin mommy club!!! It's pure awesomeness!!!! I'm pretty sure I laughed when we found out we were having twins as well...and then I think I cried...and then laughed again (you have to remember I already had another child, Ella, who was not even two yet)!!
    Yay! I can't wait to share all things twin related with you!

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  30. FLIPPING OUT!!! so happy for you and tyler I wanna do a couple cartwheels!! YIPPPEEEE

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  31. Whoa!! Congratulations, Lauren!! How exciting- and to raise them in London; how incredible!

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  32. Shut. The. Front. Door. That's so amazing, and I can't even stand it! Congratulations [again, this time for Baby B]! Can't wait to follow y'all along on this amazing adventure of babies abroad!

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  33. oh. my. goodness. congratulations!! i am so happy for your! you will be a great mom and i'm so pumped to be following along with yall :) my hubby comes from twins and they are seriously the closest people. SUCH a cool relationship! congrats! xox

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  34. HOLY!!! That is incredible. Congrats! :)
    So many exciting times ahead!

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  35. So incredibly happy for you! Twice the cuteness, I cannot even imagine how fun that's going to be :) Good friends of mine have twins and watching the two interact is absolutely the cutest thing ever. Congrats again!

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  36. TWINS!!!!!!! eppp congratulations! so excited for you!! :) :) :) insta-family!

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  37. Double the excitement!! How fantastic! Congratulations!!

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  38. holy wow! double the congratulations then! :)

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  39. Oh my goodness even better!!! BAMBINI!!! :)

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  40. as though you are having twins--how amazing! double the trouble :)

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  41. Double the joy! Congratulations again, and best wishes for a healthy pregnancy for the three of you.

    Warmly,

    Elizabeth

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  42. OMG!! that's crazy (and awesome!)...do twins run in your family? congrats again, how exciting!!!

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  43. OMG you scareddddd me. I was going to say this is a really weird joke Lauren, I don't get it. But its even better news!!!!!! And yes, they definitely show up on the front door.

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  44. I knew it I knew it!!!! I am soooo happy for you guys! What an incredble wonderful thing!
    Ps... you hid your pregnancy so well in all your photos. You don't even look prego one bit!

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  45. Holy crap Lauren!!! Congrats! - Long time reader - first time commenter. Yikes.

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  46. Oh my goodness, I seriously got tears in my eyes from reading this! So happy for you! This is just about the most amazing thing! Did you find out at your first ultrasound it was twins? Very happy for you FOUR!

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  47. This post just made me smile the biggest smile! Congratulations!!!!

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  48. I was seriously wondering what the heck kind of joke this was...and then I laughed. So hard. Adorable. You guys are adorable. Can't wait to see those babies. Congratulations!

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  49. Definitely my favorite post ever! Congratulations again! Love the wagamama sticks too. For sure there's good stuff in there :)

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  50. You're just so clever the first half of this post had me so nervous, I was like wow she is going to be sharing a lot of personal things right now...but nope jokes on me even better news! Congrats!!

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  51. Holy practical joke, Batman! Well done, I laughed so hard my coworkers are starting to glance over in alarm. You're in for an adventure, congratulations!

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  52. Just saw the announcement- CONGRATS!!!!! That is so exciting & I can't believe you're having twins! Double the fun, right? haha

    Also, that joke was mean. Especially since I read this post before the announcement. I was really confused!

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  53. congratulations...what a tremendous blessing!

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  54. Oh, what a sweet blessing! Twins!!! Congrats again!

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  55. OMG!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! Amazeballs!!! So happy for you both!!!

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  56. Congratulations!!! It's so exciting...I'm right behind you with just one on the way - looking forward to keeping up with you pregnancy adventures!

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  57. OMG!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! Amazeballs!!! So happy for you both!!!

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  58. Double congrats to you and Mr. Aspiring Kennedy!

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  59. ah!! I'm so happy for you :) Congrats!

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  60. Well I literally just found your blog during possibly the most monumental post you've ever made... so hi, I'm a new follower, but CONGRATS! If you always wanted just two kids, you can kill two birds with one pregnancy. WINNING!

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  61. Amazing!!! You had me going there abt not having a baby, and then BAMM your having twins! What a great great post! Congrats to the both of you and btw I'm totally jealous... I've always wanted twins!

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  62. OH MY GOSH!!! Amazing!

    (and major points for the Wagamama stickers!)

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  63. Holy cow! Congratulations!!!!! You just keep the surprises coming! What's next?! :P

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  64. This is the best thing ever!!!! How exciting and wonderful!'

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  65. Awe!! Congrats!! How exciting.

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  66. Best back-to-back posts of all time. So so happy for you. I took care of twin girls last night and their cuteness made my ovaries ache. If this is what comes from putting out...sign me up.

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  67. Oh my gosh that is AWESOME!!!! I've kind of always wanted to have twins.

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  68. Congrats! You must be so excited :) All the best!

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  69. Just found your blog through Megan's and love this post! How exciting! Can't wait to follow along!

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  70. I am so unbelievably happy for you. How exciting!!!!! You are going to have such cultured little ones :)

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  71. Squee! Congratulations! Just discovered yesterday that one of my best friends from high school is also expecting twins :D

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  72. OMG that is like my dream!!! What an amazing surprise! Do twins run in your family?

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  73. Okay, I wanna know what your going to announce tomorrow now - the surprises just keep coming!! :) Seriously, more congrats to you guys!!

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  74. What better way to start out motherhood with a bang? Two babies! Congratulations. That's going to be so fun! :) xoxo

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  75. Super congratulations! How doubly exciting!

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  76. Amazing! Congrats again! -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.com/

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  77. congrats! that is so exciting! :)

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  78. Holy crap! That's so exciting!! I was 10 years old when my mom came home from the doctor {at 7 months mind you} to the HUGE surprise that she was having twin boys...she was crying from fear and my dad had a big ol' smile on his face. They are now 25, the best of friends and the most competitive dudes i've ever met. Get ready for the advenure of your life!

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  79. Hurray! Double the love, double the fun. As identical twins ourselves (and one of us has her own set of identicals!) we can vouch what a great time you'll have. If you need any twin advice, you know where to find us. Congratulations on your double blessing!
    xxoo
    C + C

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  80. congrats! here from across the pond.

    that is crazy amazing!!

    cheers.

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  81. congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  82. my heart stopped at the title... don't ever do that to us again!!!!

    congratulations!!! this is just the very best news and i am so excited for the two of you and to "meet" the little ones!!!

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  83. Holy shit. and I thought one baby was a lot. you are my hero. or will be at least. so excited for you. also kinda thankful you didn't get food poisoning.

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    1. Also, you should keep the surprises coming and not find out their sex.

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    2. Ahnika didnt find out the sex and likes to try and force everyone else to wait as well.

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  84. Oh my goodness - congratulations! I'm sure you're over the moon!

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  85. I totally had to re-read that twice! What exciting news - congratulations fellow Lauren!

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  86. Man! I was going to say, "you really are sick." BUT gaahhhleee, Miss Lauren, YOU.

    Congrats. Can't wait for baby posts!

    -Heather

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  87. Oh my goodness! That is absolutely amazing! Congrats again :)

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  88. Oh my goodness!! So, so fun! Double blessing! :)

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  89. Wozza! That is awesome!! Congrats again....double time!!

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  90. Congratulations times two! So exciting!

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  91. This is the best post I've ever seen! So very happy for you! I can't imagine how that felt! You will be a great mommy! I always wanted twins!

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  92. i almost felt silly commenting on this, because i only "know" you through your lovely blog, but news like this is so incredible i couldn't help myself! congratulations to both you and tyler- you will be wonderful parents. How lucky you are to be so blessed!

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  93. Congrats! I'm so excited for you and your husband and also so envious! Although I'm no mother yet I do have the biggest dream to have twins my first pregnancy.

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  94. Oh my goodness that is the best news ever! Y'all will have the most gorgeous babies imaginable. My brother and sister are twins and you are in for such an adventure =).Congratulations!

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  95. AHHHHHHHHHHH! Such amazing news.
    You really had us going a little while there ;)

    Can't wait to find out whether they'll be two little ladies, two little gents, or one of each :D :D :D

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  96. I am so over the moon for you two, er, four! You're going to be the best parents ever...with so much love for each other and world to share with them! xoxoxo

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  97. Congratulations! As a mom of 3 year old twins I would like to welcome you to the wonderfully wild world of twins!

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  98. Welcome to the club!! I'm a new reader of yours, and when I saw this had to reply because I know exactly how you must have felt when you found out. My twins are 2 now and it has been the most amazing ride ever. Enjoy every minute (ok, except maybe bits of the pregnancy and some of childbirth ... but it makes for a great story!). Good luck! xx

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  99. When I first read your title I thought wow that is a really messed up joke! Buuut then I finished reading your post. That is so exciting! I hope I get knocked with twiners some day :) Congratulations on your babies!

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  100. My husband dreams of having twins! He would say.."Good job Tyler" ;)
    So amazing. God is good and great are his blessings is all I have to say!
    Can't wait for their arrival!

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  101. congrats! double fold! and...is...is that a shared sac I see? identical twins?! congrats to you and Tyler both! praying for your sweet fam!

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  102. Congratulations! I'm a fairly new reader, and also wanted to say that I'm loving catching up with your archives. I studied abroad for a summer in Oxford and would love to find a way to go back and visit!

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  103. congrats! i am a new reader and the mom of 15 month old twin girls! such fun is in store for you!!! sweetness times two!

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  104. Congrats! I just saw the announcement on Camp Patton. I'm a mom to a 2.5 yo girl and 4.5 month old twin girls. BTW, my first reaction to the news was laughing too. ;)

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  105. No way!!! That is awesome and probably overwhelming and brilliant and everything all rolled into one!

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  106. Well then, double the congratulations!!
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  107. YAY!! So happy for you, Lauren!!

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  108. Eek congrats on your TWO little ones Lauren! Those will be two sassy, fun, witty little ones with well worn passports!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  109. Congratulations Lauren & Tyler. What exciting news. Forget about being best friends with Kate Middleton - when you are possibly carrying the future spouses of her future children ;)

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  110. My mouth literary hung open when I saw that sonogram. Congratulations!! That's such great news! I'm so happy for the both of you :)

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  111. Twins are awesome, I highly recommend them (we have them too). Brace yourself for being SUPER hungry and feel free to contact me if you have any twin pregnancy, gear... anything questions. and CONGRATULATIONS you will love it!

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  112. Wow!! Today is my first day finding out that you're pregnant nevermind having twins. ;) Today's post took me to your big & bigger news. So awesome, Lauren, Congratulations!

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  113. I wanted to cry when I read this!! Which is ridiculous. But, seriously.
    I'm not sure there is much I can say that hasn't already been said besides A) How did I miss this post?? and B) CONGRATULATIONS.

    It's a good thing you like adventures! :)
    Eat Cake

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  114. CONGRATULATIONS my dear!!!! I'm so so happy for you and Tyler. I actually missed your big announcement post- when are you due? I think we might be almost due at the same time:))) Happy, happy!!!!

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  115. CONGRATS!! So so exciting for you and I cant WAIT to follow you through out your pregnancy and all the fun travel you do!

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  116. shut the front door!!!!! ... maybe it's a european thing in the water or something because i have seen more twin babies here than in my whole life in the us i think!
    so many congratulations!!

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  117. Congratulations!! I just saw on Instagram that you are pregnant, but I didn't realize it was twins!! How exciting!!

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