December 19, 2010

19 Week Update

How many weeks? 19!  I am SO thankful to be 19 weeks and going strong.  It is the best feeling ever!  According to Baby Center, Taylor is about 6 inches long and weighs about 8.5 oz., and about the size of a large heirloom tomato!

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How am I feeling?  I’m feeling better! :)  I still have a long way to go, but my fear and anxiety is easing up.  It’s also great to feel Taylor moving more and more!  Josh has felt her move a little bit too.  It’s so much fun!

Doctor’s Appointment? My Peri appointment is this Wednesday.  I’m looking forward to a cervical check – sounds weird, but it’s so true.  Its reassuring to hear that my cervix is holding up.

Weight Gain? 8 pounds.

Baby Preparation?  I still plan to paint the nursery next.  Things are busy up until the new year, so it probably won’t happen until January sometime.

Josh and I also agreed on a crib!  He wanted a dark wood crib and likes the modern look, and I wanted a white crib, so…. we found this and it’s the perfect compromise!


What I miss?  I miss working out so much.  I know I technically can do some light exercises now, but I’m just not comfortable doing it.  I fear my water will break, so why risk it?  I worry about the state my body will be in after the baby.  I’m trying not to worry too much about it, but it’s difficult to put that on hold for the time being.  Taylor is definitely worth it though!  



  1. AHHHH! You look amazing! Can't wait to see you! Love the crib :)

  2. Happy wonderful 19 weeks! And what an adorable dress gorgeous girl :)

    I too miss working out...very much! I also worry about what my body will look like after Little Bunny arrives. It's hard to let go of that, as weird as it seems, but SO worth it :) Like you, I'm afraid to do much, but do want to start pre-natal YOGA after Christmas. And maybe some walking ;) But as you say, anything more is not worth the risk.

    Have a wonderful holiday sweet friend. Rub Taylor for me...and Little Bunny says hello :)


    ps love the crib! I looked at cribs all day on line...think I found the perfect one, but not comfy ordering just yet. The anxiety is still there.

  3. Looking beautiful as always!! The crib is gorgeous too! Taylor is a lucky girl! :)

  4. Such a beauty! Hooray for 19 weeks!

  5. You look great Lauren! There'll be plenty of time to work out after the baby comes and it will be great, therapeutic "you" time! Maybe we can do a 5K together when you're done? I did a 10K at the weekend for the first time. I was very slow but I did it!!
    Best wishes...Clare x

  6. Yeah for 19 weeks!!! You look great! Still praying for you everyday!

  7. Love the outfit! Yeah on the crib.

  8. i have that crib! in all dark wood though! make sure you get the plastic crib protectors for the rails. adelaide did a number on the unprotected part with her teeth because it's a soft wood!

  9. you look great and I think the crip is a wonderful compromise.

  10. Beautiful Lauren! I always look forward to your weekly updates! I love watching your bump grow! So glad to hear about the cervical length as well!

  11. Looking fab and that dress looks adorable on you!


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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.

    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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