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“What was going through my head when I came in and found that Leah was pregnant? I mean you’re going in every direction you can think of. You’re excited and in love with this person, you’re petrified of where this thing’s going to go, how are you going to make this happen…just the logistics of it…that hits you.”
Leah and Andy found out they were expecting back in February of 2013, and immediately started planning for their future and the arrival of their little one.
“This year has been the densest year I could ever imagine having. Just with all the things that we had to do, and all the wonderful things that have happened along the way, and all the emotions we’ve gone through. It’s been nonstop—in a good way. I wouldn’t change a thing.”
“I think we feel really lucky, I feel lucky. I feel lucky because we love each other, and because we love the baby, and because so many other people are around us to guide us and support us, and they love the baby. It couldn’t be a more exciting time. We have no idea what’s going to happen, but it feels like it’s going to be great.”
Nine months later, Leah and Andy anxiously waited for the new addition to their family, and on Thanksgiving Day—eight days after Leah’s due date—Olivia came.
“I couldn’t believe she was inside of me for so long and now she’s here! I couldn’t believe we made her because she was so perfect.”
“You’re just proud. Helpless. In awe. It felt pretty good, it was amazing.”
Now, with a healthy new baby the couple is learning what it means to have a family of their own, while also figuring out how to be parents.
“She’s such a good baby, which is what I think I was worrying about. She sleeps so well! She eats so well! She doesn’t cry much! Should she be crying more?”
“Yeah, we couldn’t feel comfortable until we were a few weeks in to being parents.”
But Leah and Andy aren’t just getting to know Olivia now. They’re getting to know each other in a whole new way, too.