November 23, 2010

15 Week Update

How many weeks? I’m 15 weeks!  Greenie is now the size of an apple!   apple


My belly is still on par with how big I was with the quads at this point. 15 weeks


Flashback:  This 15 week pic that was taken when I was pregnant with the Green Beans takes me back to exactly how I was feeling at that time.  I was so oblivious.  The doctors were telling us everything was perfect and things were progressing well.  We had just found out we were having 3 girls and 1 boy!  I was at home, taking it easy, but not yet on bed rest.   It was just a few short weeks after this picture was taken that it all went down hill… fast.  It’s sad looking back, because at this moment, I was so happy.  I had no idea what I was in for…

It’s probably so wrong on me to keep comparing my pregnancy to the last one, but I don’t know how not too. 

Maternity Clothes?  I definitely need maternity bottoms, but I’m still in the weird phase with shirts.  I need more room in my normal tops, but any small maternity top is still way to big. 

How am I feeling?  Better than last week.  I’m trying to keep focus on the POSITIVES and just RELAX.

Doctor’s Appointment? This Wednesday!!!!!  (if we find out the sex of the baby on Wednesday, I’ll be making a special Thanksgiving day announcement)

Sleep?  I still love my sleep, but my excessive need for it has been getting better. 

Weight Gain?  5 pounds

Baby Preparation?  Nothing new.  I enjoy listening to the baby’s heartbeat every night before I go to bed.

Likes/Dislikes? My food aversions seem to have gone away.  I think I’m starting to feel more “2nd Trimester like”!  My appetite is back to normal too.  Before, I had to snack on something literally every two hours or else I got really nauseous, but that has now subsided!  I can now get by on a normal eating schedule.  Thank God!  I was worried there that I was going to gain 100+ pounds if I kept having to eat like that :)



  1. You look so cute! I hope you get to find out Greenie Baby's gender this week! That will be super exciting!

  2. i am so excited to find out if you are having a boy or a girl- more excited than about who wins dwts tonight- LOL! devon and i were just chatting about it yesterday- we are both so excited to know!! you look amazing (as always). i know it is hard not to compare- i did that, too...i know you know carrying one is much different/easier than carrying 4- but it is still hard b/c that's what you know. ((((hugs))))

  3. Enjoyed hanging out with you tonight! You look adorable, and I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl!!!

  4. You look great Lauren! My money's on a girl...just a hunch...:)

  5. you look awesome!

    i wish you didn't have to compare either but its where we find ourselves, ya by day girly - you'll get there!

    and i CANNOT wait to find out and i am very sad you are making us wait an extra day! ha!

  6. You look super cute! Can't wait for the announcement...

  7. I think its great that you compare them. These are still your only 2 pregnanicies..both as important as the other :)
    You look great!
    Cant wait for you to find out what it is!!!!

  8. you're looking adorable!! and if you haven't thought of it already, try buying bigger sizes of normal shirts (old navy or target have good prices!) :) praying for you and baby greenie. :)

  9. Look at your belly. Wish I could rub it!

  10. Lauren,

    As a precious friend once told will compare until you can compare no more. And that is perfectly okay. It's part of our story.

    How wonderful that you are feeling normal :) The second tri makes all the difference. However, like you, I too am struggeling with the wardrobe. Frusteration sets in when everything seems ill fitted. For now, I have resorted to tunic tops and leggings :)

    Praying for you always and lifting you up.



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    Welcome to my life…

    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.

    I have come out of all of this with a better appreciation of life. I hope to make the best of this situation by helping others who will experience a similar loss.

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