January 31, 2011

25 Week Update

How many weeks? I am 25 weeks!


Today, we are celebrating Heidi’s Day.  Josh and I had a nice evening together having dinner, making her cupcakes, and remembering our first born.



Taylor is freaking out right now from all the icing I sampled.  I think she’s on a sugar high! :)


How am I feeling?  I’m feeling pretty good!  I’ve started feeling more achiness in my lower back and abdomen lately.   The pain has been radiating down to my legs and knees, so my guess is that it’s just growing pains.  I will bring this up to my doctor tomorrow to see what she thinks, but everything I read says that this is normal at this point of my pregnancy.

Doctor’s Appointment? Yes, I go tomorrow.  I’m excited to see Baby Tay and check on how my cervix is holding up.  Please pray for continued good news!

Weight Gain? 12 pounds.

Baby Preparation?  I downloaded the Baby Center app for my phone and have been enjoying reading the daily updates.  The app tells me that Taylor is now about 13.5” long and 1.5 pounds!  

baby center app



  1. I've been thinking about you! I love that you're doing the cupcake tradition! Very sweet way to remember your precious babies!

  2. Lauren,

    First of all, much love to you today and I'm holding sweet Heidi in my prayers and thoughts. She is a very special little girl. Each of your children is special and leave such a legacy.

    As for the pains that you are feeling, I'm feeling lower abdominal pain too on occasion and mentined it to my Dr. She reassured me that its indeed growing pains. Also, I'm having pain in my hips that radiates into my legs and I notice it especially at night. But, we welcome all these growth spurts, don't we :)

    Praying for you as you go to tomorrow's appointment.


  3. You are just beautiful Ashley, you are glowing. Loved your pictures, thank you for sharing. I hope everything goes well at the doctors tomorrow and your cervix is holding up! Hope to hear an update as well! You are doing great ! and xoxo Heidi. Love the cupcakes. I will do the same for Naomi as I did last year.

  4. In my thoughts today you look wonderful.

  5. oh go on, girl- you look AMAZING!!! sending you lots of hugs and sthinking of your first born daugher, heidi. I love the cupcake with the candle. hope today was peaceful and hopeful for you. i know how those anniversary/birthdays feel, and it's just hard anyway you slice it. ((((hugs))))

  6. Looks like a great night. The H on the cupcake is a nice touch.
    Your little bump is growing nicely. Taylor keep growing for your mama! I'm happy to see a smile on your face. Can't wait to see an update from tomorrow's appointment. Praying for you.

  7. You look great :) Remembering Heidi with you... lots of love...

  8. You are looking too cute!!
    I love that yall are continuing with the cupcake tradition!
    Thinking about you both during these next few months!!

  9. GLOWING!!!! and I decided to light a candle for little Miss Heidi on her Heaven Day made a little card with her name on and put it next to the candle :) it was nice to be apart of. Thinking of you Lauren!! Hope you have a good 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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