Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It's a girl...and a boy...and a boy!



This is my friend Lauren. She is the social worker at my nursing home. She and her husband have wanted a baby for some time. We were all thrilled earlier this year when she told us she was pregnant. She had a lot of morning sickness and started to show quite quickly. Because of her size we were suspecting twins. When she had an ultrasound, we were all surprised to hear that it was triplets - 2 boys and 1 girl!
Lauren is now 23 weeks along. Her doctor wants her to get to at least 30 weeks before delivering, and since her cervix is starting to thin, she has been ordered to start bedrest.
The residents had a baby shower for her today. The residents who are alert are quite excited about these babies.
Prayers for Lauren during this time of bedrest and for 3 healthy babies would be appreciated!

29 comments:

Melissa said...

I most definitely will be praying for Lauren. I wish that I had known at work today that it was her last day for a while and that the baby shower was for her!

Nancy said...

Wow she is popping out for sure!! I have been thinking about her lately. Sorry to have missed the shower.!!!

Mike Golch said...

Mari,you got it.expect some visitors,you know what I do.

septembermom said...

My prayers are with Lauren and her three little ones! How exciting!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

Thanks for letting us know about Lauren! I know how tiresome bedrest can be and perhaps this is a great time for her to get a blog going.

Adding her to my list of prayers.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Demara said...

I LOVED the title of this post!! I LOL'd and read it aloud to Jeff.

So funny!!

Congrats to her and to you for getting to see what that will be like for her up close and personal :)

To trying to have kids for awhile to having 3 at once!?!? Now that will be something, for her.

a corgi said...

how exciting for Lauren!! congrats to her and her hubby!! she looks gorgeous in that picture! so happy and bubbly!

I'm reminded of Psalm 139:13-14; knowing God is lovingly knitting those 3 together in their mama's womb!

betty

A Captured Reflection said...

How amazing! Wow. I will pray for her too.

A Stone Gatherer said...

How cool is that! What a blessing or blessings! I will pray that she goes 30 weeks or more!

Aspiemom said...

Now she's going to be one busy mommy! Very exciting and I'll pray for the health & development of all 4.

Mary Lee said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing her joy...I will be praying for her.

Brooke said...

how exciting! i'll certainly pray for a delayed and healthy arrival for all! :)

Musicaljean said...

Wow!! That will be amazing -three little babies. I was with my sister when she gave birth to twins and I helped her the first few months.

I pray that Lauren will be able to carry the babies as long as possible and that everything goes well without complications.

Rebekah said...

wow- 3!? At the same time!? I dont know how I would have handled that. But Im sure God knows what He is doing and blessed the right mommy. I hope all goes well for her

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Thanks for sharing...I remember those days well even if they did happen a long time ago. You know, I was so bad off that when they put on bed rest somewhere around 16-17 weeks, they just wanted to get me to 26 weeks for viability. Please keep us posted on Lauren as things go along!

~Ginger said...

How wonderful! She sure needs our prayers for a safe and healthy delivery for her 3 blessings.

Renee said...

Will do!

Lorie said...

Triplets!!!! Oh my will she have her hands full with wonderful blessings when they come.

Crown of Beauty said...

Wow, three little babies all at once. It will be such a great joy, and a challenge as well.

I will pray for Lauren, may the delivery be safe, and all babies to be completely developed when they come out.


I also want to thank you for your comments to my Cory post. This post is probably among the more important ones I have written. Having stormed the heavens together with other intercessors for our nation, I deeply feel the loss of a historical figure like Cory. I still have to find a place and time to express my grief before God.

Selfless leaders like her are sadly missing from our modern day history. She's the only one I know of, and the hundreds of thousands of common people standing in the stormy weather waited for the funeral cortege to pass by...flowers and candles left in front of her residence in Quezon City...all attest to the love that the people have for her. Our nation has truly lost a mother who cares and who will fight for us.

It is time to wait upon God to see what He will do next.

Thank you for reading my post, caring, and showing interest.

Love
Lidj

Kim said...

How exciting for Lauren and her husband! Will pray for her to make it to 30 weeks!

Lois Lane II said...

Oh my goodness, how exciting!! Just seven more weeks -- come on, Lauren!!!

The Stylish House said...

Mari,
lauren will be in my thoughts and prayers. I had a difficult time with my DD so can relate. What a nice friend you are!
Cathy

Kristie said...

Wow...triplets...that's awesome. Will definitely be praying for a happy and healthy pregnancy as well as 3 very healthy babies.

Grandma Elsie said...

Triple blessings!!
She will need lots of prayer for strength and I pray she can carry them until 30 weeks or more. They will need Prayer even more so after they get here.
My daughter had twins at 30 weeks and ,let me tell you ,it was very hard on them. She breast fed and now they are soon to be 10 years old ( October 7 ).
Elsie <><

Bonnie said...

Triplets ! Wow ! I can't imagine what that would be like ?! And look at that belly at 23 weeks ! Phew !!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

How exciting! I know she will be counting on friends like you in the near future.

Connie said...

How special! Prays that everything will go as planned.

Connie said...

How special! Prays that everything will go as planned.

Connie said...

How special! Prays that everything will go as planned.