January 31, 2009

back in the hospital...

We had a really rough night last night. All evening I had been
feeling contractions, and been very uncomfortable. Just as I was on
my way to the bedroom to get ready for bed, I felt more contractions
and knew I needed to go to the ER. Once we arrived at TGH, we went
strait up to L&D. They quickly determined that I was in labor. It
seemed as though Baby A needed to come out. At 2:24am on 1/31/09,
Baby A was stillborn. Since then, my labor signs have seemed to
subside, and the others seem fine. On Sunday, I am scheduled to get a
cerclage (a stitch in my cervix) that may possibly help me carry the
others longer. Still, there are no guarantees that I'll even make it
to 24 weeks because the doctors all say that we are in uncharted
territory. All we can do is pray that I can continue carrying the
others to viability.

I am going to try and get some more rest now. Please, please continue
your prayers for us.


Lauren & Josh
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  1. Oh, Lauren... I'm so sorry you're having such a rough time. I will pray, pray, pray! I had a cerclage at 23 weeks. I'll email you more details.

  2. Lauren, I'm so very sorry you and your husband are going thru such a heartbreaking time. I will continue to pray for you!
    Please call or email me if you need anything at all.

  3. praying for you...

    i had a cerclage too so if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    i know how impossible, how vulnerable, how helpless you feel right now...just do your best to stay positive...i dont have any other words because there aren't really any...

    so sorry about baby a...

  4. Lauren and Josh,

    I am so sad about the loss of sweet baby A. I will continue to pray for the others to stay put until good viability.

    Traci's burrito friend

  5. Lo and josh,
    My heart breaks for what you have had to go through this past week. We are praying for you. Hang in there.

  6. I've only just "met" you and your blog, but my heart aches for you. I am so sorry for your loss. I imagine that you don't have the luxury to grieve as you grow your remaining three.

    Know that we are thinking of you.

  7. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. You have been through so much, I can't imagine. Hope it's only good news from here on out. The footprints on Josh's blog are so sweet, I know you will cherish those forever...she's your babies little hero.


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    Over the past three years it has been flipped upside down. I am 31 years old, and married to my hubby of three years, Josh. We have 4 beautiful angel babies, who are fondly known as our “Green Beans”. The first of my quads, Heidi, held on as long as she could and was born on January 31, 2009 after pPROMing at 17 weeks. A few weeks later, I pPROM’d with my sweet Lily. Lily, Paige, and Rylan were all born at 22 weeks on February 23, 2009. Just after being released from the hospital empty handed, I returned with a high fever and infection. Two of the nights I spent in the hospital that week, I honestly thought I was going to die. It was the sickest and most hopeless I’ve ever been. I’m pretty sure my diagnosis was a broken heart.

    Our journey to becoming parents has had its share of happiness and heartbreaks. I got through every day by staying close to Josh, friends and family, blogging, and relying on God that my future will be bright. All the love and support I’ve gotten has greatly helped me manage……I am alive and well, and want to be my absolute best as a result of this.

    On May 1st 2011, we welcomed our sweet baby girl, Taylor, into this world. She is our miracle baby and brings so much joy and happiness in our lives. She is such a gift from God.

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