Donuts For Everyone!

Mama needs people to grow a belly with her... Baby #3 is on the way! //

Ok y’all, I need some help. You know how they say it’s easier to stick to something if you do it with a group? Well, right now I really need a good group to help me with my latest venture. I’m gaining some weight right now for medical reasons, and it’ll sure be a whole lot easier for me if I have y’all to do it with me. Might I request that you go eat a donut today? 😉

Mama needs people to grow a belly with her... Baby #3 is on the way! //

Mama needs people to grow a belly with her... Baby #3 is on the way! //

The reason I’ve gained a few lbs lately is because…

We are expecting another baby in November!!!

We are THRILLED by this news. Mildly surprised, but majorly thrilled! Our official due date is November 9th, so we’ll see how close to that we actually get!

I’m only halfway kidding about wanting all of y’all to get big with me. Definitely not encouraging an unhealthy lifestyle! (But if you need an excuse to eat an extra dessert every few days, here is that excuse!!)

Mama needs people to grow a belly with her... Baby #3 is on the way! //

Mama needs people to grow a belly with her... Baby #3 is on the way! //

Price and I would love for y’all to pray alongside us! We’ve been praying daily for a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy. Would so appreciate if you’d pray with us! So far I have felt mostly good. Just tired and a little “blah” every afternoon. But nothing that can’t be managed! I’m just trying to take it day by day and find joy every single day! 🙂

Wilson and Lily Ryan are really really excited about adding a new little person to our family. Wilson especially! I have the BabyCenter pregnancy app, and every week it compares the size of the baby to a piece of fruit, so Wilson is always excited to find out what piece of fruit he can call the baby that week! Right now, Baby Fig is in there. Next week, he or she will be Baby Lime! (Last week was Baby Kumquat, which was really fun to hear Wilson talk about.)

Mama needs people to grow a belly with her... Baby #3 is on the way! //

Mama needs people to grow a belly with her... Baby #3 is on the way! //

Mama needs people to grow a belly with her... Baby #3 is on the way! //

Mama needs people to grow a belly with her... Baby #3 is on the way! //

Anyway, thank y’all so much for the prayers and for encouraging us. Mamas of three, I’m ALL EARS on any and all advice. (When new baby gets here, Wilson will be a month away from turning four and Lily Ryan will be three months away from turning three.)


I hope you’re having an AMAZING week!!! Love y’all lots!


  1. Courtney Jones April 25, 2018 / 7:08 am

    I can’t wait for another baby D!! ??? Love you!!! PS- Those donuts look delicious!

  2. Kim April 25, 2018 / 7:58 am

    That is awesome!!! So excited for you guys!! Ha the 3rd is the easiest. By the time the third comes you are like “oh well, It won’t kill them” lol. A lot more rolls off by the time the 3rd comes around.

    • thelovelybee April 25, 2018 / 10:04 am

      Thank you Kim!! That is wonderful to hear!! We are so excited! 🙂 Glad to have y’all as part of the village to help us raise these little ones!!

  3. Meagan April 25, 2018 / 8:04 am

    YAY!!! Congratulations!! Gorgeous mama and gorgeous family! So excited, and I will definitely have that donut to celebrate ?

    • thelovelybee April 25, 2018 / 10:03 am

      Thanks beautiful friend!! You’re the sweetest. And thanks for partaking in the donut eating! 😉

  4. Susan Hinton April 25, 2018 / 9:12 am

    Hi Laurel, I have been following you for a few months and love your blog. Always enjoy reading it and seeing your precious children. I remember you as a young girl when you and your family lived in Tavern Hill and we were neighbors. So excited for your news and will definitely be praying for you. Praying that God continues to bless you and your family.

    • thelovelybee April 25, 2018 / 10:02 am

      Hey Susan! Thank you SO MUCH!!! Are y’all still in Tavern Hill? That was the greatest neighborhood!!

      • Susan Hinton May 11, 2018 / 9:19 am

        We are still there. Talking about downsizing to a one story with less yard, but we do love our neighbors and the neighborhood. What a sweet blog about Dooley. Your family is forever in my thoughts and prayers. But what a blessing to be a Christian to be able to celebrate and know one day you will see Dooley again.

        • thelovelybee May 12, 2018 / 8:03 am

          It’s such a great neighborhood! It would definitely be hard to move, especially after all this time! And thank you for reading about Dooley. We think about him every day! And YES, so thankful for the hope in Jesus!!! Not sure where we would be without it.

  5. Cathy White April 25, 2018 / 9:18 am

    We are so happy for you and your amazing family, Laurel. Prayers for an uneventful pregnancy. Of all your enjoyable blog entries, this is the absolute sweetest. ??????

    • thelovelybee April 25, 2018 / 9:50 am

      Haha thank you Cathy!!! Sweet in more ways than one! 😉 We SO appreciate the prayers!!! Y’all are awesome!

  6. Hannah Younce April 25, 2018 / 9:36 am

    Congrats! We’ll definitely be adding you guys to our prayers. I have a friend who we have been praying for the same thing and so far everything is good with her. Praying you both stay healthy!

    • Hannah Younce April 25, 2018 / 9:38 am

      Also I will eat doughnuts. Twist my arm. .

    • thelovelybee April 25, 2018 / 9:49 am

      Thanks so much Hannah!!! So much appreciated! And thanks for joining me in the donuts! 😉

  7. Rachel McDuffie Bearden April 25, 2018 / 10:32 am

    Laurel!! I’m so excited for y’all! November 9th is my bday ? that would be so special if me and Baby #3 shared birthdays. I will be praying for your family and I am here for y’all! Please don’t hesitate to call for babysitting or something.
    Love you!!

    • thelovelybee April 25, 2018 / 4:36 pm

      That is awesome, Rachel!!! What a great day!! And you are so sweet to even offer that! We will let ya know for sure! 🙂 Love you, cuz!!!

  8. YoMama April 26, 2018 / 10:55 am

    Hmmmm. I can’t stop craving donuts‼️ BarzyLamb, ewe really know how to fling a craving ????

    • thelovelybee April 26, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      Haha I actually made these donuts with whole wheat flour so they were “healthy!” 😉 They were pretty dense, though… Not my best work… But if anybody can come up with a healthy donut recipe, it’d be YOU!! 🙂 Love ewe!

  9. Nikki April 26, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Congrats! That is so exciting!


  10. Vickie Farlow April 27, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    I’m just now reading your post. I’m sorry I didn’t know your wonderful news when I saw you in the grocery store this morning. Congratulations and I’ll be praying for you and your baby along with all these other moms we were talking about this morning. I’m so happy to add you to the prayer list of expectant moms!

    • thelovelybee April 28, 2018 / 8:41 am

      No worries at all!!! I was so glad to hear about the other expectant mamas from you! Always a joy running into you!! 🙂

      • Vickie Farlow April 28, 2018 / 9:44 am

        Maybe you’ll have twins! Wouldn’t that be fun. Maybe I’ll pray for that. haha!

  11. Kathy Nevels April 29, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for y’all! And as a mama of three, my advice is that all you and Price have to do is go from playing man-to-man to playing zone!! 😉 The third one was the easiest addition for us — she just kind of fell in the pile!!! 🙂

    • thelovelybee April 29, 2018 / 3:22 pm

      Thank you Kathy!! And that is wonderful to hear! Praying we will have a similar experience with our third! 🙂

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