The happily ever after continues for Unexpected couple Laura Barron and Tylor Strawmyer! As we were the first to report in late September, Tylor joined the Navy and had just left for boot camp — two months after the couple got married. Tylor completed his eight-week boot camp stint last week, and Laura made the trip up to see him after graduation.
Laura was joined by her and Tylor’s son Lucas as well as her dad, and she documented her visit with numerous photos via her Instagram story. Here are some great examples:
“So proud of my sailor! So proud to be a navy wife?” Laura wrote along with the photo of Tylor holding Lucas at the top of this post.
The timing of the visit was perfect as it meant that the new family was able to spend Thanksgiving together, and a very thankful Tylor expressed his gratitude for all the positive things in his life in a heartfelt post:
Thankful for everything in my life. My amazing wife. My motivated and supportive brothers. My mom and dad. All my other siblings. My father and mom in law. My brothers, who I may not have seen for a hot minute but who stick by my side. And the Navy. I’ve only been in for 8 weeks. But I love this lifestyle. I can’t wait to get to where I want to be with this career and show all those people out there that you can get somewhere while being a young parent. Yes sacrifices have to be made but that’s the price of having those things that you’re thankful for.
After returning home, Laura did an Instagram live session and was asked if her visit might have resulted in another pregnancy. “I don’t know,” Laura said, “we’ll know in a week and a half.” After getting numerous questions about whether or not she and Tylor are trying to have another child, Laura clarified: “We’re not trying. I’m probably not, I’m just saying I don’t know yet.”
Laura revealed that Tylor is a little more impatient about expanding their family than she is. “He wants another one right now,” she said, “But I was like ‘Nah, just wait.'”
Even so, Laura says she would be anything but disappointed if she is pregnant. “If I find out I’m pregnant in a week and a half it will be OK, but I’d prefer to wait a little longer.”
So what’s next for the couple? Tylor will be deployed — and that is NOT something that Laura is looking forward to. “I’m not ready for the deployment,” she admitted. “It’s long and it’s gonna suck.”
Laura also answered some questions via Q&A in her stories. here are some examples:
QUESTION: How was your Thanksgiving?
LAURA: Tylor and I wish we could’ve been with our families, but him and I and Lucas had an amazing Thanksgiving!
QUESTION: How are you and Tylor?
LAURA: I feel like our relationship has never been better than it is right now. We’re in such a good place. I just love him so much ugh.
QUESTION: Why did you not take his last name? Just curious not judging at all.
LAURA: His recruiter said to wait until after he goes to bootcamp. I just haven’t done it yet.
QUESTION: Does Lucas still know Tylor is his dad because he has been gone?
LAURA: Yes and he says “dad” all daaaay long lol.
As far as a potential Unexpected Season 3, Laura said she hadn’t heard anything. Her co-star Emily Noack says she has been invited back for another season, but they are waiting to see if her daughter Aria’s dad Diego Reyes is willing to sign on — which he has adamantly sated in the past that he is not willing to do. I assume that means there will be another season of the show, but it could be that TLC and producers are still trying to decide.
UPDATE – Here are more GREAT photos of Tylor and Lucas at the graduation from Tylor’s mom:
— Christina Mitchell (@HazelEyedMama42) November 21, 2018