My best friend is having a baby!
Yeah.... You read that right. My BEST FRIEND IS HAVING A BABY!!!!!!!!!! And I cannot express to you guys how excited that makes me!!!! I am so happy that I can finally share this news with the world!!! This was one of the hardest secrets for me to keep, but it was soooo exciting! Sooo let me play it out for you!! We've been talking about the possibility of her being pregnant, but we still hadn't taken a pregnancy test. She was just late. So I'm pushing her to take a test and she's like "No Loooo I want to wait!!!" So I'm like Okay. Okay. But I had this feeling, it was something in my gut telling me she had a baby in her belly! So I kept pushing it!!! Sooo finally she bought the test, but she kept saying she wanted to wait because it was Valentine's Day! Soooo it's 5:00 am on February 15th and I wake up to a text from Nikki saying call me as soon as you wake up! So I'm like half asleep and half awake and I roll over and I'm like Good Morning!!!! And all she can say is "LAUREN!!!!" and I'm like Nikki??? And she says "LAUREN!!!!" again and instantly start bawling crying!!!!!! And in between cries I blurt out "You're having a babyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!" I was a blubbery mess! Fast forward to 4 days later and I'm in New York so Nikki calls to tell Joshua he's going to be an uncle! He falls to the ground...More tears!!!! We spent the entire weekend prancing around the city singing "we're gunna be aunts and uncles" and gushing over all the cute little babies we saw!!! And I think we both agree that no one deserves this more than she does and she's going to be the best mom in the entire world!!!! This baby is so unbelievably blessed to be apart of such an amazing, loving family.
So now I just wanna take some time to talk to my little nugget. So Nikki when you are reading this...I want you to read it out loud for your little baby to hear!!
First of all, I just want to let you know that your parents are two of the most AMAZING people I have ever met in my entire life. And they love each other so much it hurts! They have both individually inspired me in ways I cannot even express to you, and they have both helped me to become the person I am today. So I promise you. You are in the best hands. They will love you past all the stars in the sky and they will do whatever it takes to make you the happiest, strongest, smartest little nugget in the world! They will always protect you and they will strive to give you the best life. Your dad is already studying and practicing algebra so he can help you with homework when you grow up! And your moms already planning and prepping all the wonderful things she wants to do for you! She's already so in love with you, and she's going to be the best mommy!!!
Secondly, this entire family is an absolute blessing! You have so many people that are going to completely spoil you and love you in ways you can't even imagine! I can't wait for you to meet everyone, and I cannot wait for everyone to meet you! And if you ever need help or advice Auntie LoLo and Gunkel Josh are here for you, love! Forever and always!!
Also, I can't wait for everyone, especially your mom and dad, to get to experience the world through your eyes! We are going to see the magic in the world again that we might otherwise be blind to! You are going to change our lives in ways we couldn't imagine! And I can't help but smile because we really don't even realize how lucky we are!!!
Lastly, I just want you to know that I love you nugget! I've been in love with you the day I knew you were swimming around in your mommy's belly! I love you already because you're a part of her and you're a part of Ben! I can't wait for the day that I get to hold you in my arms and kiss your little cheeks!
Nikki and Ben- Congratulations! No one deserves this more that you guys! I honestly could not be any happier for the both of you! You are going to be great parents and I am so excited for you! Take it all in. Love every second of it, even the hard parts! You guys are amazing. Please don't ever forget that! And, if you ever need someone to watch your little nugget I'm always here to help!