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Last Thursday, Arnie and I celebrated four years of marriage and, on Friday, we got the wonderful news that our little peanut (actually, more like a mango at this point) is right on track for its debut in January. I can say, without hesitation, it was the best anniversary gift we’ve ever received.

Right now, I’m 19 weeks along, which means we’re almost halfway there! It’s been such a special experience thus far–every week is different– and I’m trying to soak in each moment of this journey and not take any of it for granted.

Since this is our first baby, and because I’ve been surrounded by friends in similar phases of life dealing with miscarriages and infertility, we waited longer than most to share our news. We told our families at Week 13, and I just broke the news to my colleagues at the office.

Telling our families was one of the most joyful weekends we’ve ever experienced. It’s an overwhelming feeling to know that this little one is already so loved, making it all the more special and exciting.

The Announcement

To finally make the announcement to all of you, I knew we needed a very special venue. Bar Marco was so kind in letting us taking over their picture-perfect space, so that we could create an announcement that was as fun and excited as we are! If you’re local to Pittsburgh, then take note of this beautiful venue. It’s tall ceilings and huge windows allow for a ton of natural light, which makes for stunning photos. On the walls, you’ll find unique artwork to add a modern touch to your scene. You can rent out the space for special events–perfect for rehearsal dinners, showers, and corporate evenings. Even if you’re not planning an event, their food and drinks are exceptional; its intimate downstairs restaurant and bar are ideal for celebrating special occasions.

We also want to send a huge thank you to Julie Kahlbaugh for capturing these moments for our coming babe. She was so accommodating and sweet to work with, and she captured our excitement perfectly!

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Baby Balloon: Party City
Clear Round Balloon: Party City
Confetti: Party City

On Lauren:
Dress: DVF (current color), also available as skirt (tailored)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Earrings: J.Crew
Lip Color: MAC Candy Yum Yum
Eye liner: Marc Jacobs

On Arnie:
Pants: J.Crew
Shirt: J.Crew
Jacket: J.Crew Factory
Shoes: Cole Haan

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  1. Marissa wrote:

    Oh my gosh, Lauren! Congratulations to you and Arnie!!! What wonderful news and what a colorful and beautiful way to share. I’m so thrilled for you.

    Posted 9.3.18 Reply
    • Thank you, Marissa! We are so excited! Can’t wait to meet the little peanut. :)

      Posted 9.6.18 Reply

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