Cooking Up a “Little Something”

Recently our little family has been cooking up a “little something”. Wanna know what it is?

Cooking Up a "Little Something" Pregnancy Announcement // The Little Things We Do
Cooking Up a "Little Something" Pregnancy Announcement // The Little Things We Do
Cooking Up a "Little Something" Pregnancy Announcement // The Little Things We Do
Cooking Up a "Little Something" Pregnancy Announcement // The Little Things We Do
Cooking Up a "Little Something" Pregnancy Announcement // The Little Things We Do
Cooking Up a "Little Something" Pregnancy Announcement // The Little Things We Do
Cooking Up a "Little Something" Pregnancy Announcement // The Little Things We Do
Cooking Up a "Little Something" Pregnancy Announcement // The Little Things We Do
Cooking Up a "Little Something" Pregnancy Announcement // The Little Things We Do
Cooking Up a "Little Something" Pregnancy Announcement // The Little Things We Do

Yep! Those aren’t just pancakes that have been cooking!

I am currently 12 weeks pregnant (or I will be on Wednesday) and we decided we wanted to let the cat out of the bag in a fun way – so “BABY pancakes” were of course the only logical answer – along with beautiful photos taken by my friend and talented photographer Caroline of Coeur de La Photography. I’m in love with these photos, because aside from being a fun announcement, they capture our family’s lazy weekend routine perfectly :).

We are all very excited, although I’m pretty sure Fern is most excited. Girl is obsessed with babies like whoa.

So there you have it…the secret is out and now I can finally talk about it. Phew! I’m a terrible secret keeper, so this is a great relief!

June 2014 baby, we can’t wait to meet you!

Love and babies,



  1. oh congratulations lady! i loved reading about your pregnancy journey last time and i can’t wait to hear about it all again!

  2. Couldn’t be more thrilled for you! I wrote you a couple of “baby” related emails over the years…very excited to see your future posts as we are now expecting too!

  3. Congratulations Lauren! What a fun way to announce that you’re cooking a little baby! I know all three of you are overjoyed.

  4. So cute! Congrats again, friend. 🙂

    • Thanks Lacy :). After seeing your announcement video, I figured I had to do something at least a little creative…although I’m pretty sure your video was the cutest thing on the planet. For reals.

  5. Congrats! Such a fun way to announce.

  6. Yay!! Soo exciting! I’m am 14 weeks pregnant with my first, so it will be extra fun for me to hear about everything you’re doing and experiencing through your pregnancy! Congrats!

    • Lindsay – Congrats! The first time is really cool, because everything is a surprise. This time around I often forget I’m even pregnant! Haha! I guess toddlers will do that to you ;).

  7. Wow, I am so excited for you. You already have such a beautiful family and now you’ll have one more! This reminds me a bit of myself last year as I announced I was pregnant around the same time and was supposed to have a June baby too – though he showed up in July 🙂 Congratulations! Will be interesting to hear how you feel about your 2nd pregnancy and birth experience this time around.

    • Vanessa – Thank you! And oh man…I really hope she doesn’t decide she wants to show up in July! My “guess date” is June 4th, so July would be reeeeal late. I’m hoping he or she will come early like Fern did – she was six days early.

  8. Congratulations, can’t wait to see Fern as a big sis!

  9. P.S. Can you do more style posts? I love your style! 🙂

    • Vanessa – Yes! I need to get on this. I’ve been real lazy lately, but maybe pregnancy and an excuse to buy new clothes will get me motivated. Haha!

  10. Congratulations to you and your family! I have an energetic 20 month old son and am expecting baby #2 in July! I can’t believe I’m crazy enough to do this all over again. Keeping my son entertained with no energy and nausea has been challenging, any tips?

    • Congrats Lindsay! But sorry you’re so exhausted! Honestly, I lucked out in the fact that I don’t get nauseous. I got really bad migraines at first, but they went away, now I’m just tired. Fern has been extra challenging though, but we’re getting through. Honestly, I let her watch a little more TV these days and do her own thing more. She’s pretty self-entertained, so I’ve just gone with it. Usually I try to engage with her and play together, but now I hang back and let her play independently more often.

      • TV has been on more than normal here as well. I figure it’s just for a short while, not forever. My son isn’t great at independent play, but I’m working on it!

  11. Congratulations!!! Having two is so fun! And what an adorable way to share such special news…

  12. This is the cutest pregnancy announcement I’ve seen in a while! Congratulations!

  13. oh so exciting!! congrats, Lauren!

  14. Those photos are adorable.

  15. Congratulations! Can’t wait to see what awesome baby name you come up with this go round!

  16. oh my gosh! you look so cute. love these photos! so Fern will be like 2.5, right???

    • Thanks Kelsey :). And yep – she’ll be just about 2.5. It feels like a good age gap, but I guess we’ll see how it pans out. I still have many months for Fern to change and develop on me. Haha!

  17. Ahhhh, congrats! So happy for y’all! Can’t wait to see the next adorable member of your family. 🙂

  18. Congrats!! This is so exciting! This announcement is perfect! I only hope I can be half as creative when the time comes to announce baby #2! ; )

    • Viviana – Don’t worry…I didn’t get creative when I announced Fern – it was too much pressure. This time, the idea just came to me, since we always make pancakes on the weekend and my photographer friend just so happened to be staying at our house for the weekend. It was really low key but fun :).

  19. Stephanie B. says:

    Also got a June 2014 baby over here! Yay!

  20. Congratulations! That is such exciting news! You guys are such a cute family already, I am cannot imagine how adorable you will be with another baby in the mix!

    I cannot wait to hear the names you are thinking of!


  21. This was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. CONGRATS!

  22. Congrats! Such a cute idea, too.

  23. YAY!!!! I kind of had a feeling….and I am so glad I was right! Congratulations to you and your cute family, I’m so excited for you! xo

  24. Hooray!! Such a fun way to announce too. Congratulations!!

  25. Yay! Congrats friend!

  26. This was perfect!!!! Love love love. So happy for you all!!!

    • Thank you Krishann – I was going to do a separate mouse ears announcement like we talked about over at DB, but that day we talked I got an e-mail from their customer service saying that my package wouldn’t arrive for 2-3 more wks because they had so many orders! I’m too impatient to wait that long ;).

  27. Congratulations! Such a wonderful and very cute way of sharing the exciting news! Looking forward to seeing who June 2014 brings! xo Amy

  28. So happy for you. Congrats!

  29. This is so exciting Lauren! We’re expecting Baby #2 as well in late May/early June. It will be fun to follow along with you since we’re due about the same time. Our first daughter will be about 14 months when our new baby is born (yeah, we were real quick about it). I’m looking forward to seeing how both our daughters will respond! Oh, and baby bump fashion posts would be awesome! Best of luck with a healthy pregnancy.

    • Congrats Jana! My due date is June 4th, so our babes could be pretty close. I’m hoping this baby decides to be an early baby like Fern was – she was 6 days early, which was awesome, but obviously every baby is different. And wow! You jumped on the baby #2 bandwagon quick! But your kiddos will be so close, it’ll be really nice when they’re a bit older. I have a friend who has a little girl 3 days younger than Fern and she already has a 6 month old too! Different timing works for different people. We had talked about trying when Fern turned one, but I just wasn’t ready yet. Thankfully I’m ready and excited now! And yes to pregnancy fashion posts. I’m hoping it’ll motivate me to get more creative :).

  30. I knew it! Yay I am so so happy for you!

  31. Awesome! Congratulations, mamma!!
    I can hardly wait to read what “little things” the new baby will bring along. And I’m already curious about the name, hehe. I’m sure it will be as original as Fern’s 🙂

    Hugs to all

    • Thanks Petro. I’m a little nervous about the naming thing…I just love Fern’s name so much, I’m not sure I can come up with something else I like quite as much! Haha! Excited for this new adventure!

  32. Hurray! Looking forward to hearing about the next stage in your life. Wishing you the best health and sending lots of love to your little family.

  33. Sooooo who ate the baby?

  34. Congrats Lauren! I would love to send you a little gift from our organic skin care line, Zoe Organics 🙂 what’s your email?

  35. Congrats! I love seeing what you and Fern are up to because I have a little girl the same age. Is Fern excited to be getting a new baby?

  36. That’s lovely news! I’m sure Fern will love being a big sister 🙂

  37. Congrats! This is the most adorable little photoshoot!

  38. Yay! Congrats, that is so exciting!

  39. How exciting!! :] Fern is going to be such a great big sister!! We are expecting too and Holland LOVES all of her baby dolls and just saying baby to every little kid around which makes me so excited that she’ll be a little sister in a few short months!

  40. Ah! Congrats!!! I was just wondering the other day what happened with the fitness/weight loss posts. Don’t even think about that anymore, gain weight and be healthy for that new baby! So exciting!!!! You’re going to give me baby fever. 🙂

    • Haha! I was wondering if people had noticed that. I’m actually still doing my Barre3 workouts and loving them – will definitely start back up with the posts again now that my secret is out, although the focus obviously won’t be weight loss anymore ;).

  41. The Lord brought you to mind for some reason and so I popped over to the blog to see if there was anything new and then I came upon this post. Congrats!! So excited for you and your beautiful growing family!

  42. oh my gosh. these photos are really adorable!!! congratulations!!! so happy for your precious family of soon to be 4!! wow!! and i always love caroline’s photos so much! these are really perfect 🙂

  43. Congrats!! I hit my 12 week mark on Thursday! It’s our 1st. Yay for June babies!!!!

  44. Aww! Congratulations, lovely. So excited for you and your family 🙂

  45. I am finally catching up on my blogroll! YAY!!!!! Congrats!!

    xoxo from san francisco


  46. Aww! Congrats Lauren, that is amazing news! And what a darling way to announce it. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving!

  47. Congratulations! These pictures capture such a fun way to share this exciting news! Wishing you great joy in your growing family. Can you share where this fun sweater is from?


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