January 17, 2011

23 Week Update

How many weeks? I am 23 weeks!  I’ve officially entered into uncharted territory; I’ve never been this pregnant before!!  I am so thankful for every day that goes by, every kick that I feel, every positive doctor update, ultrasound, etc!  I can’t believe that she’s now well over 1 pound and about 11 inches long! 


How am I feeling?  Really good!  I’ve been feeling more and more Braxton Hicks, but I think that’s normal.  Its not anything that is repetitive or gets more intense over time.  I am still chugging away on my water ever day and peeing all the time!  Everywhere I go, I must find where the bathroom is!

My Progesterone shot went better this week than last.  Last week, I was itching SO bad at the injection site and suffered from 3 straight days of excruciating headaches.  So far, this week has been much smoother.  I can feel some itching from the shot, but I’m trying to leave it alone so that it doesn’t start itching more.  And, headaches?  Haven’t had one all week!  Hallelujah!

Doctor’s Appointment? Yes – I go back to my Peri this Thursday.  I am a little anxious to see what my cervix is measuring.

Weight Gain? 10 pounds

Maternity Clothes – My Mom and I went on a little shopping trip this past week and we picked up a pair of super skinny jeans from Motherhood.  I never thought I’d be wearing skinny jeans while I was pregnant, but they actually look really cute!  They look great with my boots over them and a long top. 

Baby Preparation?  Allison introduced me to Zulily so now I get daily updates on the sales they are having.  I love these onesies that they featured a few days ago…

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I want them all, they are just so cute (especially, the “so worth the wait” one!)  Taylor IS so worth the wait!



  1. So glad you hear you are doing well. You look great! I took the progesterone shots when I was pregnant with Grady. Keep an eye on your itching. Mine got progressively worse each week until I finally had whelps on my hiney. Turns out, because it is a compounded drug, I was allergic to some preservatives or byproducts in the injection. I had to travel to a local hospital where they make their own using a very "clean" technique and buy it myself. I had no adverse reactions to those. Just a heads-up. Hope you won't have the same problem. Praying for you and Taylor!


  2. So glad all continues to go well. I can so relate to the itching butt - lol. I find myself even a few days after rubbing the sight without even being aware. Good luck and hooray for 23 weeks! One more week until viability. I just hit 24 weeks and it was quite an emotional milestone.

  3. I'm a lurker of your blog since you were pregnant with the green beans. I conceived my daughter through IVF and I too had an allergic reaction to the progesterone in oil. To help, ice the spot up before the shot and massage the area as soon as the injection is complete. Sometimes that will help distribute the meds and keep the site from itching and swelling as badly. Good luck!

  4. I too was introduced to zoolily and loved the "so worth the wait" and the "my dad's a geek" and "my mom is foxy"--since we're the foxy troxies!!! Too cute! You look fantastic!!! praying for good peri appt and and stable cervix!!

  5. Celebrating 23 wonderful weeks with you! What a wonderful milestone...praise GOD!

    Sorry the prog made you itch and headaches are not fun. Praying they stay away.

    Much Love and prayers always as you go for the appointment with your Peri.


  6. you look gorgeous!!! when i saw that "so worth the wait" one, i immediately thought of taylor- that and the lil sis one. sooo cute!

  7. you LOOK awesome! can't believe you are 23 weeks....wow. hope the rest of your 17 weeks go by very quick and smoothly!

  8. SO excited for you...glad you are doing so well and progressing nicely!! You look terrific!!!

  9. Lauren, I've been checking your blog for a while, occasionally commenting, and I just want to say you look amazing! I am so happy for you and I can't wait to see pics of your little girl...in about 17 weeks!

  10. I love the cute onesies! And I know I say this every week, but you look so stinkin' cute!

  11. I just love the top you have on in this picture... so cute! And I'm so happy to hear that you were headache free after the shot! What a relief!

  12. Beautiful Lauren! I always look forward to your weekly belly shots and updates! Just beautiful! You are glowing!!

  13. Glad to see and hear that your doing well. Your beautiful and absolutely glowing. I love the onesies there so cute. Happy 23 weeks.

  14. You look fabulous! Love the onesies :)

  15. Your so pretty! :)congrats on this milestone!

  16. Glad to hear your update! You are looking fab momma!

  17. I gave Andrew the "My Dad's a Geek" one for his negative first Father's Day!


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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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