Saturday, January 10, 2009

White Rose Blooming (365 Days)

You are now 24 1/2 inches long, and you weigh almost 13lbs!

Your first year was quite an adventure! It was far too amazing to even try to fit it into a few paragraphs, but we have kept this blog so that you can read all about it when you're older. Although you came to us early, you have bloomed into an incredibly beautiful and energetic little girl.

We are excited to show you our new house and your very own bedroom in the next few days. We're also excited to throw you a big, fun birthday party in a few weeks

In the next year, we are looking forward to watching you progress and grow into a little person who can explore the world on her own! We'll be taking our very first family vacation in a few months, and we're excited to turn you into a beach bum like us this summer!

We love you!

I thought I'd also post the pics from Week 2 just for a quick comparison...I remember many people not believing just how small she really was when I posted those first pug pics. And, yes, that is the same pug!





Compare our Blessed White Rose at:

2 Weeks
3 Weeks
4 Weeks
5 Weeks
6 Weeks
7 Weeks
8 Weeks
9 Weeks
10 Weeks
11 Weeks
12 Weeks
13 Weeks
14 Weeks
15 Weeks
16 Weeks
17 Weeks
6 Months
8 Months

54 comments:

Kate said...

What a beautiful, amazing little girl you've been blessed with! She's grown so much! God is good.

MegB said...

Wow....I cannot believe how big she is now compared to her pug!

Cactus Flower said...

It blesses me so much to see how God has protected and preserved your little white rose for Him :-)

Cortney said...

That is awesome. She's getting so big. I definitely see God's hand and love in your family.

BeckeyZ said...

eagerly awaiting the video....you are going to post it aren't you?

Kerry said...

Wow...what a God we have, huh? :)

laurie said...

What else is there to say except that we serve such an amazing God! Praise Him for all that He has done and has yet to do in the life of the Lawrenson family!

Rebecca said...

That is COMPLETELY amazing. I'd been thinking about that pug recently, actually. :)

Melissa said...

Always love the pug pics. It's amazing to see how much she's grown. We had fun on pink and brown day reading many of the birthday wishes from far and wide and imagining how cool that's going to be for her look back on some day. It's been quite a year and quite a journey. Thanks for allowing us to tag along.

Irene said...

The two words that came right to my mind when I read and saw this post were, beautiful and amazing. Then I went to post here and the same two words were in Kate's first post here!
Congratulations to this lovely little one and to her parents for doing such a good job!
Irene In EC

Phoenix's Mom said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures and your journey with us. Your strength and courage amaze me. She is beautiful!
Angela

BreezieGirl said...

Wow.

Karen said...

That pug has shrunk!

A Jersey Girl said...

Incredible! Happy 1st Birthday Gwyneth!

Emily

Sara G said...

WOW WOW WOW, how you have grown little Gwyneth!!!
It has been awesome to follow your growth and your Mom & Dad too!!!
Take care and keep up the great GROWING!!!

Blessedw5mom said...

I LOVE IT!!!! Our God is so Great so very very Great! Thank you so much for sharing your life with us. Gwyneth will be so blessed to have such a record of her early days. I had to giggle at the pp who wrote the pug shrunck :-)

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

Crafty Mama said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Gwyneth!!

The Riggs Family said...

That is truly amazing! What a beautiful little girl she is!

Mel said...

What a miracle

Heather Nicole said...

it's just incredible. I remember when those pictures were first posted, and wondering what it would be like to see that little baby out grow the pug--and now, here she is, so healthy and beautiful. thanks for letting us all be in on this fantastic journey of your family. I look forward to more pictures of your little rose and her little pug :)

Emily said...

All I can say is WOW!!!! I remember watching for pug picture updates but this is by far the most amazing, except for the April fools one!!haha
Emily in Mississippi

a_weak_rose said...

Thank you Daddy God!

jessica said...

keep that pug around! i can picture her at her 18th birthday in a picture with the pug! it should be an annual tradition.

Jane-Jane said...

wow...that is hard to believe. you sure have grown a bunch this year. praise God!!!

Anothermadhousewife said...

Wow. We serve a mighty God. :)

Amanda said...

Congrats to you all. 2008 was such a blessed year, and I am sure that 2009 will be an even more exciting year (in a good way). Watching your baby grow!

Amy said...

What a difference a year makes!

Missy said...

WoW! It's been awhile since I've seen a pic with her next to the pug! Amazing!
She sure has grown. This year is going to be so exciting!

LoveLladro said...

just lovely! thanks for taking her pic with the pug... the comparison brought tears to my eyes. love to your family!

Amy said...

Happy First Birthday to one amazing little blessing!

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Carla said...

Wow! Isn't that amazing? God has been very good. Happy Birthday!

Pam D said...

That is so, so cool. It has been an honor and a blessing to be part of Team Gwyneth and to pray for her since even before her birth. Thank you for making your lives transparent and giving so many of us the opportunity to witness a miracle!

Pamela @ Frugal Vet Tech said...

Wow. It's amazing how much she's grown and how far she's come. Simply amazing.

marcia said...

What an amazing little girl! What a Mighty God!

cheryl said...

As always, the love for your girls is a precious thing to see! I can't believe that Gwyneth is actually 1 already! (I'm always in denial about my own kids ages too...it's a hard reality that they never slow down) ;o)
Can't wait to see the video and hear all about the fun birthday party coming up! Thanks for letting us share a tiny slice of the journey with you.

Melissa said...

Wow...it's amazing to see just how small she was. What an amazing little girl!

Kristie said...

Happy Birthday Gwyneth. I will always have a special place in my heart for preemies...since my daughter was born at 28 weeks. It is amazing to see how awesome Gwyneth is going.

CindyO. said...

WOW Gwyneth--you are growing!! YAY!!!

Ashley said...

WHOA!!! There's a HUGE difference in her size!! She is getting so big! I cannot believe it has been a full year! She is so beautiful!!! Happy Birthday, White Rose!

God Bless!
Ashley

Amy said...

Isn't it just amazing to see how small Gwyneth was when she was born. People just don't get a good grasp until you have pictures like these to compare. What an awesome God we serve! Happy Birthday Gwyneth Rose!

In Christ's Love,

Amy S in KS

Elisha said...

That is amazing...I remember seeing those pug pics and thinking Wow. And now to see the comparison of then to now is just Amazing...You guys have been truly blessed in so so many ways. Happy belated birthday Gwyneth! What a big girl :)

Busy Momma said...

i love the comparison pics, it's just amazing.

Molly said...

What a big beautiful little girl she has grown into. I am a NICU nurse and I love to hear the success stories and see how little ones like gwyneth have grown! Congrats and Happy Birthday! One year down, many more to go!

JulieMc said...

That comparison is AWESOME!!! God is truely amazing!

Carrie said...

Wow!!! Congrats on the growth and the weight gain.

Blessings From Above said...

Wowzers...I can not believe how much she has grown!!!

Happy Birthday, Gwyneth!

AlaneM said...

Wow that is amazing! I can't believe how big she is. The pug used to look huge & now it's the other way round :)
Congrats, it's been an incredible year for you all!

My Little Cuties said...

My cousins' son was born at 26 weeks. He's 11 now and they still photograph him with the same goodnight moon bunny that they used in pictures during those micro premie days to emphasize his tininess.

Sara said...

What a neat comparison from her at birth to her at a year. Thanks for posting.

~Sara in MD

leannenannette said...

That is absolutely incredible! God is GOOD!

NC Buckeye Fans said...

Wow! How you've grown!!!

Kim said...

Wow - I haven't been here in a long time, probably a year but I followed your blog closely during Gwyneth's arrival. :) She is simply beautiful and I am amazed at how much she has grown. God simply is amazing. A true miracle!

Kim

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