It is still in a small pot and I will re-pot it today in a larger pot.
So, I had to do a little reading on bay laurel and found this web page:
Uh oh. Bay laurel is not freeze tolerant.
In its native Mediterranean climate Bay Laurel is an evergreen tree reaching heights of over forty feet. In Northern climates Sweet Bay will grow like a shrub or small plant and is normally maintained at about six feet in height. If your growing region experiences cold, freezing temperatures Bay plants should be grown in containers and moved indoors during the winter.
Sweet Bay can withstand the heat of summer and will grow best when allowed to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Delay bringing your Bay Laurel inside until late fall but don’t subject the plants to any freezing weather conditions.
(Bold emphasis mine.)
I'm running out of sunny window space for my plants in the house!