Ready4Baby2 1 Posts | Joined BG: Aug 08, 2011 Last Visit: 1 year ago
Age 23
Gender Female
Status Engaged
Location Missouri Valley, Iowa
Interest Books, movies, music, learning, and definitely nature!
Kids 1
Due May 18, 2013 (boy)
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My name is Laura...

I'm 21, born and raised in Iowa. I gave birth to the most amazing little boy on March 8, 2012 at 12:26pm.. Ryon Lee Cummings! He was 10lbs. 2oz and 22 3/4in long. He is now almost 10 months old and already walking!
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I am now also currently expecting again! We found out today that it is a BOY!! We will name him Liam Justice Cummings. I am due May 19, 2013.. and that day canNOT come any faster!!
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I have the most amazing fiance' in the whole world. We fight and bicker but together we will always stand by each others' sides. I love that man.

This is a crazy journey for the both of us, we didn't expect it, but we're having the time of our lives!

Hurry up and join the family Liam!!


MY FIRST PREGNANCY SURVEY!!
Name: Laura Lee
Age: 20
Height: 5'4"
Pre-pregnancy weight: ha! you got jokes!

About The Father
Name: Blake Cummings
Age: 20
Height: 6' 2"
Are you still together: Yupp.

About Your Pregnancy
Is this your first pregnancy: Yes
When did you find out you were pregnant: June 30th, 2011. At like 2 o'clock in the morning!!
Was it planned: No, but it was a blessing.
What was your first reaction: "That second line is too faint.. can't be real". So, basically, I was in denial at first, then scared, then by about day 2 I was super excited!
Who was with you when you found out: Nobody, technically but Blake was there before I took the test and I told him he had to go downstairs so I could know first lol!
Who was the first person you told: Blake. I ran downstairs and he was in the kitchen and I just stood in the living room staring at him in shock. He walked into the living room and said 'what?' and I started to cry. He grabbed the test and said something along the lines of 'holy shit. you're fucking pregnant!' ....'scuse the language!
How did your parents react: I woke my mom up at like 3 in the morning so she was really tired. But she was scared since I was only 19. She cried. But became super happy within the week. My dad was, well, how the typical father would feel about his 19 year old daughter becoming pregnant.. and before she was married.
How far along are you: I was 5 weeks when I found out. Now I am 39 weeks and 2 days!! :D
What was your first symptom: Definitely morning sickness. Ugh, I had it so bad.
What is your due date: February 27th (6 days away!)
Do you know the sex of the baby: It's a boy :)
Have you picked out names: Yes!
If so, what are they: His name is Ryon Lee Cummings. Ryon is his daddy's middle name. If it was a girl it was going to be Claire Marie Cummings.
How much weight have you gained: A LOT.. about 40-50 lbs.
Do you have stretch marks: I have more stretch marks than any other pregnant woman's belly I've seen with my own eyes. My belly will never be the same :(
Have you felt the baby move: Ohhh yeah.. only like 21 weeks ago!
Have you heard the heartbeat: Bunch of times :) Best sound in the world!

About the birth
Will you keep the baby: Not even a single doubt in my mind. Never ever doubted it.
Home or hospital birth: Hospital.. Bergan Mercy!
Natural or medicated birth: Gonna get an eppy.. I have horrible pain tolerance!
Who will be in the delivery room with you: Blake and my mom for sure. And Blake's mom, too, and maybe my best friend Alyssa.
Will you breastfeed: YES!
Do you think you'll need a c-section: Nope.. Doc said no reason I should as of now.
Will you cry when you hold the baby for the first time: Most likely..
What's the first thing you might say to him/her: I have no idea. I don't plan these things out.
Would you let someone videotape the birth: Maybe at my shoulders.. but not past my knees, no lol.
Are you excited about the birth, or scared?: Excited for the most part, but maybe a little bit scared. There's no use in being afraid though. It won't accomplish anything.