Our Exciting Baby News

Our Exciting Baby News

When Mark and I were teenagers, we fell in love. 10 years later we got married on a clear day in June. I wore a white dress but aquamarine shoes and he wore a bowtie to match. We dined on lasagna cupcakes and walked down the aisle to “Champs Elysees.” We both had stars in our eyes. We decided that we would relish in our first year of marriage without making any big changes to our relationship. But the truth is, we spent most of that first year talking and dreaming about what it would be like to have a baby. Whether we were at the museum or the farmers market or cuddled in bed, we would talk about what it would be like to share those moments we loved with a tiny human, too.

They say there’s never going to be a “right time” to have a baby. You just have to take that leap of faith, and figure it out afterward. But for two people who are normally such Type A planners (and could easily just talk about something for months and months, without making any moves), the timing just felt right. We were so sure we wanted this. So, we decided to make a baby!

I think the thing that excites me the most about this baby is that Mark and I get to share in the whole experience. It makes me giggle to think that I met a boy in drama class when I was 15 years old, and now here we are almost 12 years later, having a baby together. And I can already tell you, this is hands down the coolest thing we’ve ever done together. I think about that everyday. Our trip to Europe, moving into our first house, our wedding even—they ain’t got nothing on this experience. Little peanut is set to arrive on September 22nd, by the way.

P.S. I apologize for abandoning the blog lately, but at least I can finally share why! I’ve had pretty nasty morning sickness these past three months, which has made it hard for me to keep up with Hooray Hurrah. The biggest misconception is that morning sickness only happens in the morning. It’s actually been the worst at night in my case! Luckily, it’s finally starting to subside, so I promise I’ll be back blogging asap.

I’ve also been busy cofounding my own digital media company with two of my colleagues (and amazing friends) from my last company. We’re still running LaurenConrad.com with Lauren, but now we’re overseeing all the big picture strategy and sales, in addition to the editorial like before. Exciting stuff! Plus I have the flexibility of working from home now, which will be ideal when baby gets here. See what I mean about the timing for all of this just feeling so totally right?

P.P.S. When I snapped the above photo Mark was like, “Are you taping our baby to the wall with washi tape?” You betcha.

About Ilana Saul

Hello there! My name is Ilana Saul and Hooray Hurrah is my lifestyle blog. Hooray Hurrah is a place for the things that inspire me from fashion to weddings to decor and much, much more.
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5 Responses to Our Exciting Baby News

  1. emily says:

    This is so darn exciting! Congrats, you guys!! AWESOME photo, too — love the baby with wash tape, haha!

  2. Stephanie Spear says:

    Wow, this is so cool, Ilana! I’m so happy for you and Mark. CONGRATULATIONS!!

  3. Shani Bornstein says:

    ILANA…Ruthies BF from kindergarden…I am freaking out. This is so exciting it is truly blowing me away. I loved what you wrote,the whole story including how you feel about having a baby. It was beautiful and rare. You are in for the ride of your life…especially if your baby is anything like his/her mom!!!!

    You discovered at 15 what most people spend a lifetime searching for…and you were wise enough not to take it for granted.
    Ilana…I am truly thrilled for you…ok I am teary eyed right now and having lots of memories of the beautiful child that you were when we were lucky enough to have you in our lives on a daily basis!
    XOXO…Betsy’s gonna be a grandma!!!

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