A crossfit pregnancy announcement idea.

I’m sure some of you have guessed by now…it’s hard being a healthy living blogger when you’re sick every day and living on peanut butter and jelly…but here’s the official announcement!

#babybean is coming- October 2014!

I’ll be back tomorrow with all the details, but for now just know that hubby & I couldn’t be more thrilled…and we want to thank all of YOU for the positive thoughts/prayers/well wishes over the past few months. We know it’s no coincidence that this happened the month after we shared our struggles on the blog and had all of you sending so much love our way!


PS. We leaked the news on social media last night. Thank you so much for all your kind words and excitement! You guys are the best!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. LOVE!!!!!!!!!! so incredibly happy for you, friend!! and #babybean & #babyitz will be #babybesties!! hehe xoxo
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  2. !!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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  3. Yay! Congrats!!! I read your post about your struggles (one of the first posts of yours I ever read) and have been hoping this would happen for you soon. I’m very excited for you!
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  4. YAY!!! Congrats!
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  5. I DID NOT see the news on social media, so this is BRAND NEW INFO FOR ME!!! EEPS! EEPS!! So excited for you! :)
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  6. My heart is literally so happy. You two are going to be such wonderful parents!!
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  7. Woot!!!! So excited to see this on IG earlier. You guys are going to be awesome parents!
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  8. Awww, congrats! So happy for you!
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  9. I LOVED seeing your news on IG!!!!!!! So incredibly excited for you guys. Being parents is the best thing ever! Congratulations! xoxo
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    This is so so so exciting. I’m so happy for you!! Can’t wait to meet the little bean!
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  11. Congratulations! So excited for you guys!!!!
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  12. TOTALLY didn’t see that one coming! Congratulations!! I’m also due in October (our first), so it’ll be exciting to read more about your journey!!

  13. Ahh I am so happy for you!! Massive congrats :) x

  14. xoxoxo you are going to be a WONDERFUL momma!
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    Congrats- Lindsay and Mr.Bean!
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  16. Congrats!! Amazing news and adorable announcement pics;-) wishing you a happy & healthy pregnancy!
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  17. Congratulations Lindsay! I’m happy and excited for you!!! :) XOXO
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  18. That is such wonderful news!!! Congratulations to you both!
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  19. I could not be happier for you. Congrats again!
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  20. OMG I am SO stinking excited for you!!!! xoxo
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  21. awwww yayyyayayayay! congratulations! I can’t wait to follow this new chapter of your life! Loveeeee the CrossFit photo announcement! so adorable!
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  22. Yay!!!! Congrats!!!!
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  23. CONGRATS Lindsay!!!! I’m so so so excited for you!!! I can’t wait to learn more :)
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  24. you know i am beyond excited for a little bean! so happy for you!
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  25. I now it was a long journey coming.. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYY!!!!!!
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  26. Great News!
    Fighting through struggles come some of the best days of our lives. You are stronger!

  27. CONGRATULATIONS! I can’t help but shout it. :) So happy for you!
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  28. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I was so so happy to read this!!
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  29. Congrats Lindsay – that is amazing news!!!
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  30. Congratulations Lindsay!!! So excited for you and Mr. Bean!! :)

  31. amelia @i_heart_kale says:

    Yaaayyyyy!!!! Congratulations to you both! How exciting and my hunch was totally right. <3 you girl! Dreams are coming true. :)

  32. Well done! Enjoy! Xxxxx
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  33. Yay!!!! So very excited for you. What fantastic news!
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  34. HOORAY!!! There is an explosion of blogging babies coming this year- I love it! And I am so, so thrilled for you!!
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  35. OMG, a #babybean!!!!!!! SO exciting! Congratulations!!!!!
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  36. Yey, Yey, Yey, Yey, Yey!

    Congratulations!!!! I am so so so excited for both of you! Sending my best wishes your way!

  37. How exciting! Congrats!

  38. Congratulations, girl!! I’m so happy for you and Mr. Bean!
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  39. CONGRATS!!! Haha love the #babybean 😀
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  40. Congrats! I swear I teared up a little when I saw the picture especially after reading the post about your struggles.
    Also. y’all are gonna have the cutest crossfit baby ever lol
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  41. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!!! I’m so glad that this finally happened for you, and I hope you’re on your way to feeling better quickly.
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  42. Congratulations!! What amazing news :) I’ll be sending good thoughts your way for the next several months.
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  43. I am really SO excited for you. I am blown away by the timing – I really think there is something so powerful about being honest with your emotions and opening up and “letting it go” … and then getting what you’ve been stressing out about so much all along. CONGRATULATIONS!
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  44. Ahhhh…congratulations Lindsay! I’m so, so happy for you!!!
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  45. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you!
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  46. Congratulations, so excited for you!!!
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  47. I wish blog comments had emojis…. they allow far more than 140 characters.
    Love you, congrats! :)

  48. Love, love, love!!! I am so happy for you guys, and I love the announcement photos!
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  49. Congratulations!!! So exciting!

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  50. Sue Alton says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you both! Excited to follow you through this blessing!

  51. Ahhh!! Couldn’t be happier for the two of you!!! Congrats on your new little workout buddy! :)
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  52. im sooooo happy for you guys! Congratulations and hugs to you.

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  53. Goldengirls59 says:

    Congratulations to you! Happy news indeed! We went through the same thing also, but came through. Sometimes our timing is not God’s timing. We see the blessing of what is and not on what could have been. I think of what I would have missed in my now children if things were on my timetable! So God bless your little family as it grows and will look forward to what He has in store for you!

  54. Congratulations!!!

  55. Hmmm, looks like my comment disappeared. CONGRATS! Super exciting news.

  56. So thrilled for you!!!!!
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  57. Congrats!! Love your announcement pic!!
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  58. So excited for you two!!! YAY! :)
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  59. CONGRATS!!!! What fantastic news! Love the picture….and the hashtag! Too cute. Hope you start to feel better soon.
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  60. Best news ever. So freaking excited for you all!! xox
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  61. this is the best!!! can’t wait to hear more!

  62. Was so so thrilled to learn this news last month (and that is the only happy excuse you’d get for missing us at Blog Brulee this year – ha!) But seriously, just so happy for you & your hubby – hoping you are feeling good, too!
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  63. Yay!!!! So happy for you both!!!
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  64. Such exciting news Lindsay! Congratulations! I absolutely love the little Crossfit gear. I never knew I could be so excited for someone I’ve never met until some of my favorite bloggers started getting pregnant. So happy for you both.
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  65. congrats lindsay! so excited for you guys! :)
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  66. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited for you!!!!
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  67. Aww!! Congrats to you both!! Love your announcement picture!!

  68. SO happy for you guys!!
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  69. yay yay yay!!! :)
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  70. YAYYYY BABY BEAN!!! Congratulations to you both this is wonderful news!!
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  71. When I saw this on IG I literally squealed with excitement for you! I know you opened up about your struggles, and I just am so happy that the timing is here! Congrats friend!
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  73. I kept hoping to see a post like this! Congratulations! We’re bump buddies, I’m due in September. I was also super sick, so just hang in there. It should get better.
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  74. Yayayayay! Congratulations, you must be thrilled!
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  75. Eeee! Congratulations, Lindsay! So happy and excited for you 😀
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  76. In the boat with everyone when I say I’m so thrilled for you guys! Been a journey for you and I’ve loved your honesty in sharing…makes the fact that it’s happening so much more to rejoice in! Lots of love to you THREE! 😀
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  77. I knew it would happen for you two! Sometimes it just takes a while, but I’m sure now you know the wait was worth it. Congrats and good luck!

  78. Congratulations!
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  79. Already congratulated your hubby on IG, but I wanted to stop in and say it here too. October is an auspicious birthday month (both my boys are born in it)… the heaviest part of your pregnancy won’t be in crazy heat or crippling cold.
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  80. Congratulations!!

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  81. SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! YAY!! Congratulations. :)
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  82. Adorable announcement…congrats!!
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  83. That is so fantastic, Lindsay! Congrats!! Your little bean is going to be a bad ass! (and I mean that in the BEST way possible!) 😉
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  84. Congrats! So happy for you!
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  85. I’m DUE IN October too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!
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  86. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! =)
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  87. Aw! Congrats Lindsay :) Very exciting!!
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  88. Congratulations!!! So SO happy for you guys!!! Being a mama is the best!!! :)

    p.s. fun fact: a year ago yesterday (when you announced on social stuff) is when we announced! I am curious…what is your due date? 😉

  89. YAY, so happy for you! Congrats!! I was hoping to see a post like this after you posted about your struggles (I really appreciate you bravely writing about the topic, by the way) :)
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  90. Congrats! I just read your first post on your challenges and I am so incredibly happy for both of you! While I’m still in the phase of “not getting pregnant” I have quite a few friends who are where you were. As a friend, I often struggle with what to say, what not to say, ect. Your post helped so much! Congrats again- enjoy this time! :)
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  91. So happy for you guys!!!
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  92. You and hubby are going to be the best parents in the whole wide world!

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  93. Congratulations!! I am so happy for you! This is such great news and I hope you are feeling better very soon!

  94. Congrats!!! :)
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  95. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Yay for Baby Bean!!

  96. Such great news!! I remember reading the post about your struggles. I can’t imagine how excited you two are! Congrats to you both :)

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  97. HUGE congratulations to you!!!!

  98. I know I’ve said it before and I will say it again!!! YAY!! When I saw the post I literally shouted YAY!!! Brian was in the other room and was like “what?!” I had to run in to explain how I excited I was for the two of you :)
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  99. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Bean!! Little Bean is going to be such a cutie, and you’ll both make wonderful parents. I have struggled with reproduction problems for years and my husband and I have been trying to conceive for over 7 years. I completely understand how social media affects us regarding birth announcements and baby pictures, but I haven’t lost hope. Your announcement today is proof that miracles do happen and you have given me a new sense of hope. Thank you.

    I look forward to the up and coming baby posts.
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  100. LOVE LOVE LOVE. SO excited for you guys!! Congratulations!
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  101. whew so glad the cat is out of the bag so I didn’t say something :) super excited for you!
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  102. CONGRATS!!!!
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  103. Congratulations to you and your family! I love the creative announcement photo!
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  105. Congrats, how exciting!!

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  107. aw yay, congratulations!

  108. Yay! So happy for you two!!! :) Congratulations!

  109. Wonderful news! I remember your post and feeling for you. We struggled a bit (then I guess my body kicked into gear, because we have FIVE, and two were oops babies!)

  110. Congrats Lindsay! So excited for you guys!!! :) <3
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  111. CONGRATS!

  112. Congratulations! Love the announcement photos! Such a fun unique idea!
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  113. Congrats! Amazing news ;))

  114. So happy for you guys, great to hear after all your struggles xx :)

  115. BABY BEAN!!!!!!! Snapchat is about to get REAL FUN.
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  116. Oh yay congrats!!! Of course it happens after recollecting on struggles – c’est la vie!! I got pregnant after throwing in the towel and deciding to really devote to another semester of school haha! Can’t wait to hear more about baby bean!!
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  117. Congrats! So excited for you two! There must be something in the food blogger water because it seems like all the food blogs I follow have a little one coming. Love the announcement!
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  118. WooHoo! Congrats and best of luck :)
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