May 13, 2011

My Week in Pictures

We started the week off with a picture perfect Mother’s Day.  Taylor got all dressed up and was a perfect angel as we brought her over to my parent’s house for dinner. 

mothers day


We started the “eat, play, sleep” schedule with Taylor this week.  I figure, its never too early to get her on a schedule.  Here she is falling asleep during “playtime” while giving me a little smile :)  All the sleep depravation instantly goes away when she gives me that


Tuesday night, our neighbors brought us dinner.  From the salad, to the entree, to dessert – it was all great!  We are lucky to have such great neighborhoods.

I set the table outside and Josh and I enjoyed a nice dinner while Taylor napped in her bouncy seat.  It was almost like we were out to dinner. 

neighbor dinner


On Wednesday, Taylor had her first play date with our neighbor, Jackson, and his mommy.  Don’t they look excited? 

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We took them for a walk around the neighborhood and Taylor loved the warm weather. 

This was Jackson and Taylor (before they were born) at New Years…



We took Taylor out to brunch Thursday morning.  We kept her covered up in her seat and she slept the whole time.  It was nice to have a meal out.  First time in two weeks!



Also, on Thursday, I started C25k from the beginning.  I know, I know… I just had a baby 12 days ago, but I feel pretty “normal” already, so I figured I’d give it a try.  Its been 8 months since I had last ran, so I literally am going from the couch to a 5k all over again.  It felt great to get out and get moving again. 






Friday is Josh’s last day of paternity leave, so we thought we’d make the best of it by taking Tay to the pool.  She loves the warm weather and happily slept under the cabana while we laid out for an hour.  It was a beautiful day!




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  2. First! All those pics are really cute, she looks like such a little peanut in your arms on that first pic. Poor Josh is going to miss his gals at work, make sure you send him plenty of pics while he's away!

  3. Lauren,
    This week looks like a dream vacation. Only your home with a gift you've always wanted...a lot of work but worth every minute without sleep.
    You must feel so very blessed and be enjoying that little bundle...hug her tight for me.


  4. Sounds like a wonderful week!!
    She is just precious!!

  5. can't stop smiling for you and josh. you're baby girl is beautiful!

    let me know how the schedule thing works out. i'll take all the advice i can get once camryn gets here.

  6. sounds like you and Taylor are doing great.

  7. Awh her little smile is heart melting Im so glad that she's finally in yours and Josh's arms you all are a very beautiful family!!

  8. You look amazing and Taylor is Beautiful! LOVE that name ;)


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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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