April 12, 2011

35 Week Update

How many weeks?  I am 35 weeks!  Who knows now big Taylor is now, since the doc said she was about 5 1/2 pounds 3 weeks ago.  Could I really have a 9 pounder in about a month?!?  I was almost a 10 pound baby, so anything is possible!


How am I feeling?   I’m still feeling good.  The tiredness has hit me again, but other than that I feel really normal.  I am getting antsy and wishing Taylor would come sooner than later, but I can wait.  Whatever is best for her.  I have endured way worse before, so waiting a few more weeks for my full term baby is nothing.  I know so many people that would give anything to be 35 weeks pregnant and going strong, so I will not take this for granted.

Doctor’s Appointment? I have a standard OB appointment this week and go back for a final ultrasound next week with my Peri.  I can’t wait to see her again!  Last week was my last progesterone shot!  WooHoo!

Weight Gain? 21 pounds.lg 8

Baby Preparation?  Baby Shower – check!  Baby laundry – check!  Now all that’s left is to re-pack our hospital bag and wait for the contractions to start!  (I had packed a hospital bag at 17 weeks because I wanted to be ready in case I was admitted to the hospital.  Thank God, we never needed that, so now I am going to repack it in preparation for delivery!) 



  1. That picture of you in the nursery is beautiful! I'm not sure how it's possible to be SO happy for complete strangers, but I am! :)

  2. I know that loss is common between us and to see you have a healthy and so fa successful pregnancy is how I can be happy for you lauran, even if we've never met in person.

    Your photo is darling and you just radiate love and appreciation for this bundle....taylor.

  3. You continue to amaze me hw beautiful you look each and every week. I CANNOT believe youre already 35 weeks ! WHOO WHO!! Doing Awesome! Just a few more weeks left and sweet baby Taylor will be in your arms!

    Btw, from your last post, I was in Target yesterday, and I saw a mom with that stroller you were talking about! I ALMOST went up to her and asked how she likes it and if she would recommend it but I didn't! :( Phoey! But I surely htought of you! I love the stroller look, but so sad to hear about the downside of it! I commented on the post but for some reason I dont think it went through or let me do it , I was so mad ! ha ANyways, I hope it works out for you either way! Its super cute tho!

  4. Great news!! I love all the pictures you've been posting from your maternity shoot! What great memories of this special time!! Enjoy these last few weeks.

  5. Lauren,
    I read your blog a year or so back and was heart broken by your loss yet found strength in your ability to turn things completely over to God. I ran across it again today while visiting the Cochran Crew's site thru another friend (funny how blogs work like that huh) and saw you are expecting a beautiful baby girl here in a few weeks! I wanted to pass along my congrats to you and best wishes and will be sure to check back often to see your beautiful Taylor! :)

  6. girl, you look AMAZING!!! your weight gain is perfect, and don't worry too much about the hips - they might not go all the way back to normal, but most of the way, for sure!! :) xoxo

  7. Woo-Hoo 35 weeks you are getting closer and closer. The nursery pic is very BEAUTIFUL. Your glowing as always Lauren!!

  8. There should be no reason for you to go to full term with this baby since you are only having one baby. Your body is not meant to carry so many babies so its good that you are only carrying one this time.

  9. Well, this is just precious - you, the room, the belly - EVERYTHING!


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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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