#Gummerbaby Is Here! 

She’s here!! Lola Valentine Gummerman was born at 12:34 on May 7th, her mama’s birthday (crazy, right!?!). What a birthday present! Not only do we have the same birthday, but Valentine is also my middle name (it’s the maiden name of my grandmother), and we share the same initials too. She is 19 inches and 8 pounds of pure sweetness and joy, and we are completely in love with her already. We had a bit of a rough start with some time in the NICU and minor surgery for Mama, but everyone is home and doing well and we are extremely grateful for that. We are pretty tired these days, but our hearts are so full as we get to know this adorable little creature. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers for us over the last few weeks and months. It’s time to snuggle in for a bit and enjoy all the precious moments while we can! They don’t stay this little for long! xo. Laura

  • Congratulations on the new addition. Our daughters are only 5 days apart, with mine born on the 12th of May. My husband opened up for Blaze Ya Dead Homie and Boondox, one of the major underground hip-hop artists, and as soon as they performed their song My Sweet Elana (the song can be found here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBSaTRbanJ4), I started going into labor. I powered through the motions for a good 3-4 hours at the concert and did not want to leave until the major acts were over.

    We welcomed our daughter Lily Noir Elana Northrop around 5.30 the next afternoon.

  • CONGRATS! on the Beautiful baby!

    Ps. where is this adorable cat shirt from?

  • Congratulations!

    I share my birthday with my papa, and absolutely love it 🙂

  • Whoa!! And the time was literally 1-2-3-4!!

    Very cool!! The birthday parties are going to be popping off!

  • yay, congratulations! I love the name and that she was born on your birthday!

  • Congratulation! The love with feel for the babies never stop growing!

    And now I am kind of ashamed to ask about that super cute dress shirt brand (with the Cats on). Hope that is ok (hiding monkey emoji).

  • She is beautiful! I am a little obsessed with the name Valentine recently! Nice choice!

  • How beautiful, and what a blessing of the Lord! I’m so happy for you. My precious dad was also middle named Valentine, after his Uncle Valentine.

  • Congratulations! I share a birthday with you both! She is precious!

  • She is so cute, congratulations!

  • What a sweet birthday gift!
    Welcome to the world Lola Valentine!
    – Chloe

  • congratulations!! She is sooooo adorable!!! What a pretty baby! I wish you and your family a lovely time to get to know each other! Such a beautiful name as well! I wish you all the luck in the world!

  • 12:34 is a very magical time to be born!
    shes so beautiful!

  • We’ve all been building up to this moment with you 🙂 A lovely birthday present indeed! Welcome to the world, Valentine.

  • Yay! Congrats Laura! I love a name with a great story. I’ve often considered changing my own middle name to one of my grandmothers’ names so I could be named after someone! 🙂

    Hang in there, the first weeks are exhausting but so worth it! Good luck and wish you lots of happiness with your gorgeous Lola!

  • Congratulations!
    For me the first couple of weeks were stressful and hard, but now that she’s three months old (and I’m back to work, and she only wakes up once a night and then goes back to sleep) it’s so much fun!

  • What a little angel =o) Congratulations!


  • That’s so exciting (and amazing that you share a birthday)! I absolutely love her name too! Congratulations Laura!
    xo April | April Everyday

  • Congratulations, she is beautiful!! I love her name and that she was born on your birthday, how special!

    xx, Elise

  • Congrats !! I am a NICU nurse, I am happy your stay in the NICU was short and sweet. I know how hard it can be. She’s beautiful ?
    Any chance you could let me know where that pink letterboard is from ?
    xx A

  • Huge congratulations, she is beautiful. 🙂 Love the “happiness” tag on the post…so appropriate! Also, um, I am obsessed with that cat shirt. *heart eyes*

  • Congratulations…she’s soo adorable 🙂 xx
    A Girls Journal

  • Congratulations! What a beautiful name. She’s so sweet and just look at all that hair! My baby is 4 months and he’s still bald!


  • Congratulations, what a perfect pair 🙂
    Wishing you so many lovely moments of bliss xxx

  • I was sure I would see this post soon. Happy day!!! What a sweet girl.

  • Congrats! She is so adorable, I’m so happy for you <3


  • Congrats to your sweet little fam (and her furry siblings 🙂 enjoy the days and snuggles and sidnote our pups name is Lola and I have always thought this would make the sweetest name for a human baby so great choice!

  • She’s absolutely adorable. What a wonderful birthday present. 🙂

    I hope you are on the mend Laura.

    Congrats to you and your hubby!!


  • What a yummy birthday present.

    Now please please little one, sleep, eat and poop like a champ.

  • Congratulations! She is so lucky to have landed in your arms and beautiful univers! Good luck and never doubt that you are doing a great job!

  • Congratulations! So happy for you? She is absolutely adorable. Enjoy every moment with her and your family.

  • So beautiful ! Our prayers are with you and your family. Congratulations to you.

  • Congratulations!! She is so beautiful. Happy mother’s day to you 🙂

  • Woooo, you go gurl!!! I hope all the changes and unexpected difficulties of becoming a mama are balanced out by the joy and cuteness of having your gorgeous daughter out and about!

  • Oh my Gosh, congratulations! The best birthday gift a mother could ask for!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • She’s so precious! And you look so lovely as a mama!!!

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