June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

My birthday was weeks ago, but this past weekend, I finally was able to cash in on the gift that Josh got me… A spa day at Saddlebrook Resort!  Since I’ve eased up on nursing some and Taylor now takes a bottle or two of formula a day, I had a little freedom and got to have a day to myself!


I spent some time sunbathing at the pool and sipping on a fun drink.  I also starting reading a book that my friend, Cheryl, just got me. 

calm my anxious

Have you heard of it / read it?

(Please excuse the yucky iphone pics – that’s all I had with me to document the day.)


I had the best massage and a facial.  They were both 50 minutes long and throughout I kept thinking, ‘I hope the time isn’t almost up!’  It was so relaxing!  It was my first time that I’ve ever had a facial and it was glorious!  Too bad I can’t get used to this kind of lifestyle :)

I missed my little Tay, but I knew she was in great hands at home with Daddy and Grandpa Tim.  The best part of my day was coming home to these smiling faces…




  1. good for you, I have a massage that was a gift that I can't wait to use. Hope that you have a great week

  2. Happy Birthday Lauren!! Looks like you had a relaxing day! :)

  3. Happy Belated Birthday! So glad you were able to have a relaxing day to yourself! (((HUGS)))

  4. Happy Belated Birthday Lauren! I am glad you were able to enjoy yourself!
    Tay is so precious!

  5. Cheryl got me that book too & it's at my bedside & I'm working on reading it. How far are you into it? I'm eager to get more into it! Glad you had such a wonderfully relaxing day, you deserve it!


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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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