Seriously, I thought maybe somebody had switched pugs on me this week...I was floored with how much she has grown.
Every Tuesday while you're in the hospital, we'll take a picture with your pug so that everyone can see how much you are growing!
You are now 14 inches long, and you weigh 3 whole lbs!!!
Your thirteenth week was an amazing one. You continue to breath on your own! You are eating more and more from the bottle, and your daddy got to feed you for the first time. And, you are really gaining a lot of weight!
Your mommy got to hold you for the last time with her old lungs! The next time you see her, she might be walking in and talking to you! You had another promising eye exam, and although it's not the best news, your eyes are not getting any worse. You also helped celebrate your daddy's birthday this week.
In the next week, we're praying that your next eye exam will show good progress, that you'll continue to eat more and more from the bottle, and that you'll get closer to being moved out of the incubator!
We love you!
Compare our Blessed White Rose at:
So breathtaking... the growth is amazing...
Sending good thoughts and prayers
so beautiful! thank you, Nate!!!!
Wow. She is looking so good!
Yay for growing!!
She is getting so big!! Thanks for the pictures. :)
Continuing to pray in California.
whoa! That's awesome! she's huge!
It is so amazing to see the pictures. I love the Video!! God is so good. He is always Faithful. No matter what we go through He is always there. I am praying Tricia gets her 24 and Gwyneth gets a new bed. Thanks for the update Nate!
Love the pug pictures! Gywneth is beautiful. When my son was born preemie, we took his picture next to a dollar bill since family far away could compare easily with a dollar bill. We still show him that picture now that he's 3! Blessings to your beautiful family.
so much progress for both Gwyneth & Tricia! You all are going to be going home together soon! yay!
Awesome!! That is amazing! Thanks for the update!!
Sweet little baby,
standing in agreement for all the above hopes for Gwyneth, she is just amazing all of us with her great strength, she truly is like her mom.
bless you Nate for posting her pug pics...
I always love to look back and see the first couple of weeks compared to the current...progress is amazing!
Wow---she is getting so big, it's hard to believe how much she has grown in just 3 months so is almost as big as the pug!!!
Wow! I'm just so excited for you and your girls. Gwyneth looks wonderful!
Praying Tricia gets all the rest she needs tonight and for a stronger/healthier day tomorrow.
She's huge! The 3 lbs put a smile on my face. My little one sleeps just like that with her arms over her head. Precious. Thanks for the pictures. Hope you're enjoying your time with your girls.
WOW!!! Just wow. She's amazing.
What a wonderful week! Thanks for sharing it with all of us. I am so glad that Gwyneth keeps doing so well! We are rejoicing with you!
wow...I do believe she's bigger than the pug now!
God is great!
Wow...what an amazing difference!
Isn't it amazing how much difference a 1/2 pound makes when you are that small? I look back at pictures of my girls and it is hard to believe they were once so tiny. God sure is blessing your 2 girls!
And you look so much more comfy in these pics!
UNBELIEVABLE!!! You go Gwyneth. I am blown away by the size difference in just one week. Milk does a body good! Thank you so much for taking the time to post those pictures. She is such a special and loved little girl! I am praying that her eyes improve and that she continues to thrive.
God is so good!
amazing isn't it?
seriously, six years later when i bring out the little lion and daniel stands still long enough for me to compare, i am amazed that he was ever smaller than that beanie baby.
she looks awesome.
i am praying for her eyes as we dealt with ROP surgery too as well as praying and praising God for tricia and her amazing healing and progress.
She looks amazing. What a remarkable difference. Can't wait to hear how Tricia is doing.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers...
Thank you very much for sharing!! She really has grown! Absolutely amazing! I feel very blessed to be able to witness such miracles in your family!
Praying for your family!
God Bless you!
Wow, how wonderful! I thought when I first looked that you were using the "smaller" pug, too, but no--that girlie is growing beautifully. Warm thoughts to you all, and prayers continue.
Dude. DUDE! She is HUGE. You go, Gwyneth! You'll be helpin' mommy out with a Mickey D's breakfast sandwich in no time ;)
I was amazed at Gwyneth to start with but since i've been doing research on micro-preemies I'm even more amazed. Soli Deo Gloria!
She looks great! She really has done a lot of growing a filling out. Talk about blooming.
It amazes me that this is the same wee one that looked no bigger than her daddy's hand just thirteen weeks ago! I'm in awe! She's beautiful!
Yay! She's doing so well! I hope Tricia can walk in and talk to her soon! Love the updates and the video was awesome.
My goodness is she growing! She is getting so much bigger!
I had a feeling that once Trisha got her new lungs, Gwynth was going to start growing like a weed! She wants to make sure she can go home with her mom!!
-Andrea in China
OK! She added measurable length this week, as well as all of those ounces! I think she finally figured out this growth thing! And Tricia continues to make steady progress! I wonder if they make "Life is Good!" T-shirts (or, maybe, hats?!) in miniscule sizes? Would be fun to wear matching ones for the next family photo shoot!
Continuing to stand in awe of all God is doing...and just praising Him for it! Thank you, Lord! And Almighty God, please continue to pour out your blessing on this beautiful family in such tangible and visible ways, in Your way and Your timing, for Your Glory, and the spread of Your Truth and Your Kingdom throughout the earth! In the precious name of Jesus..Your Son and our Savior, Amen and amen!
Wow, Gwyneth has sure grown fast all of a sudden. The difference between 2 pounds and 3 pounds is amazing. Yay Gwyneth! and thank God for so many answered prayers.
Thanks for showing us your lovely pictures, your little girl is so beautiful. Lots of love, thoughts and prayers to you all, Rachael x
Look at her GROW!! She is such a miracle and a blessing! I am so pleased to hear she is doing so well. I will be praying for her eye's, eating more and coming out of her incubator!
I was out of the loop all day yesterday with some work training. I'm caught up now. Mostly good news! Wow, how Gwyneth is growing. Great video and Tuesday update from Dad! Still praying all the time for each of you.
White Rose BLOOMING is right! My heavens! Good for her. Go Gwyneth!
You GROW girl!!!!!!
She is enormous! :)
You are SURE that's not the little pug :)? It looks like she has hit her growing stride...She looks beautiful!
She is growing lots!Thanks for the update this week.
For Gwyneth at 4 months have us how much she will weigh.At the rate she is growing it will be an interesting one.
She is looking so big and strong! Go Gywneth! Sending lots of prayers your way...
Wow! Go, Gwyneth, GO! (Or should I say, grow, Gwyneth, GROW!) That's awesome.
Blooming is absolutely right! She's so beautiful. The 3 month video pics are fabulous.
God has truly blessed your family...
Cheers for both Gwyneth & Tricia!
Wow, she is really growing now. Thanks for sharing.
3 pounds!!!!!!! Beautiful...thanks for sharing!
Gwyneth is outgrowing her pug, way to go baby girl.
Thanks for sharing the pictures....She is getting so big!
God is so good!!!!
What a testimony...God is so great! Praising God for her remarkable progress! Praising for Tricia as well. Continuing to pray for healing.
Okay, I know you said the video wasn't a tear jerker, but I still cried, lol! Glad she is growing. Thanks for updating us.
wow, gwyneth! you're making your daddy look like a prankster! you are amazing, sweet girl!
Nate, Oh my how she has grown!!! Praying for Tricia's recovery, and that you get the rest that your body needs.
Love, The Hagers in Michigan
YEA!!!!! 3lbs---Keep chugging those bottles.
You Go, Gwenyth! You look great! Keep Growing, Girlfriend! (ha!)
Thanks again, Nate, for sharing these intimate days in your lives!
It IS amazing and WONDROUS!!!!!!!!!
Wow... it is amazing at how fast she is growing!! Still praying for health and strength for all of you from Maryland!
She has grown a ton!!!!
Are you for real??!! She's huge! She'll be taller than both of you if you don't watch out!
Love from Delaware,
It is good to "hear" your voice again. I am glad you are taking a much needed and deserved break, but hearing your voice is comforting after this long you and Tricia have traveled.
Gwenyth looks amazing. She comes from good stock you know. She has know where to go but up.
I am glad things are going well. Thanks for updating. Hang in there and enjoy your rest.
Cindi in OK
She is so beautiful Nate, thank you for sharing her with us. Praise God that she is growing leaps and bounds.
Wow!! 3lbs!! You go Gwyneth!! God is truly awesome!! I pray that today brings Tricia's 24 hour mark!
She is really growing. It is nice to see her 'swaddled'. She is so beautiful.
She looks great!!!
She looks great!!!!!!! What a beautiful little girl!!! Thank you.
That's amazing.. she grew so much and looks great!! Thank you for sharing Nate!
Wow, that's amazing! Not only has she hit 3lbs, but she's bigger than the pug now...yeah, Gwyneth! I bet Megan saw a big difference.
I'm wondering if you'll hit the 3million mark on your blog by Sunday.
Hope Tricia got some better sleep and can leave ICU soon. I'm praying! Aspiemom
She IS growing! What a beautiful little girl.
Praying for you this week.
Are you sure you didn't use the mini-pug doll again???
She's more awesome and beautiful than ever! I think she got a very powerful double-dose of strength and determination from both her mommy and her daddy!!!
Continued hugs, love and prayers :)
Wow! she got all huge!
At first I thought you were repeating your April Fools joke! But I see that she is just blossoming!! I was hoping for a "White Rose Blooming" update.
Much love to you and Tricia and Gwyneth!
Susan in WV
You go girl. Look how big she is. Woohoo!!!!
WOW!! the change is amazing this week!! It is like she is being an inspiration to her mom, saying "c'mon, let's go". I think your dad was right---she got her mom's appetite, all she wanted was that real food. No failure to thrive going on here---she is a growing girl!!
Love and continued prayers,
Grow baby Grow!!!
Oh wow, I can see it now!!! She is really growing.
She looks so comfortable too.
I am keeping Gwyneth in my prayers.
Wow, the growth is really noticeable. Such a week for you all. How much fun IS it to actually feed her!?! Pretty great stuff.
What a blessing. She is awesome.
congratulations, Gwyneth on hitting the 3 lbs mark! She looks amazing... best wishes and prayers from Kansas...
She has grown SO much! She looks wonderful. I see she has learned how to get her hands out of her swaddle blanket...she's already on the move! Thank you for the update. Natalie
Way to GROW, Gwyneth. She is adorable and I can't believe how big she is now!
YAY!!! She look so big! It totally does look like you have the wrong pug!
WAY to go Gwyneth!
Thanks for sharing.
Praise God for her tremendous growth! So many people have been praying and its obvious that God is moving in mighty ways! Will continue to pray for you guys!
WOW~ Bigger and more lovely every day!! I pray you all are getting some much needed "down time."
In honor of what makes us Believers, and your wife, my family took our time together at Easter to have a family "pow-wow" about organ donations, filled out the cards and are all set! 23 adults participated!
Nathan, Tricia and Gwyneth, it is a priviledge to watch your journey. Thinking of you and praying for your little famiy.
What a big girl! So glad to see her thriving! She is clearly loved by so many people. How wonderful! Hope Tricia is having a good day and can see these great pictures, too!
WOW! Now you can REALLY see how much she has grown and she is leaving the size of that pug in her dust! Way to go Gwyneth! Keep up the good eating!
Michelle in MO
She looks fantastic! Brings tears to my eyes. And, the video is wonderful! LOVE the pics....the angles on some of them are amazing! My thoughts and prayers continue to be with your family.
She is really growing! Praise God for all the improvements this week on both your girls :)
Wow! She really is growing. Thank you for the cute pics. Can't wait to finally meet her. Love you guys.
I'm just looking forward to how weird things will look when you make her sit at her two year old birthday with the pug! :) She'll be a giant!
She got so big!! My preemie was born at 3 pounds. She is beautiful, praying for continued good progress!
Welcome, back, Nate! She has really grown! What an answer to prayer! Keep growing, girl! You're a superstar!!
just a little note, and I don't mean to be a nitpicky, buut the link you have for her at 12 weeks goes to the april fools pug pictures instead of the "real" ones you posted later that day. Doesn't make for a good comparison :)
Amazing! God is good!! Still praying for her eyes...
Oh my... she certainly is coming along... what a trooper she is... no wait... what a trooper both girls in your life... take care
Wow that's amazing...she is getting so big! She's beautiful!
Truly is breathtaking...Thank you so very much and continued prayers for you all....
I guess she liked the perspective in the joke pics last week & got to work. Woo!
Wow, she is getting big!! Before you know it she will be telling you "No!" Bet you can't wait!!
Yeah God! Thanks so much for allowing us to watch this miracle in progress.
Praying that the whole family is soon in tip top shape and leaving the hospital together.
To God be the glory!
Fabulous! Love watching this little rose bloom! What a difference from the past few weeks! Grow Gwyneth Grow!
Karen et al
That's quite a growth spurt she had! You know, looking back at your early posts, I appreciate how optimistic you have remained. When my twins were born early, I felt my whole world crashing down. I lost my way and it took a long time to recover.
Aw, look how big she is! And also, think of how big she'd look if you put her next to the tiny pug...ha ha! :)
Blessings to you guys! I hope Tricia is well!
Yay- 3 whole pounds! She's looking great!
Awwww how precious! Hooray for progress!
God bless :)
WOW!...she has grown so much!...
She is getting ready to see her mama again...so she is packing on the weight to show her...
We are praying for you guys..
She is just lovely. Sending prayers for another great week for both of your girls!
she has chubby cheeks!
wow! What a sweet bundle of joy!!! Glad she is doing so well!
How CRAZY (good crazy) would it be to be taking both of your girls HOME SOON! Its not looking like a maybe someday anymore. Its looking like get everything ready cause everyones doing so well. I can imagine as much as you ALL want out of Duke it will be an emotional day and I pray that each tear that falls is filled with glory!
Blessings and praying still for an APRIL DATE HOME!
Oh. My. Gosh. That is amazing. What will happen if her eyes don't get better?
Well, look at that! :-)
She's movin' on up! LOL You really can tell a marked difference. Praise the Lord!
She's looking more and more like a full term baby. I can't believe how much she's grown!
she DOES look so much bigger! that's great! alyssa (one of my twins) had to have the eye surgery twice on both eyes and then after we left the hospital, we had to go back and get the scleral buckle put on one of her eyes (now i'm thinking i already told you that? shrugging)
anyway, stay strong. it's yucky to hear your precious little one has to have eye surgery, but this is amazing that they are able to save preemies' eye sight nowadays!
i am currently journaling my experience as a NICU mom for 15 weeks. If you are ever bored, come over to my site and check it out. i am currently writing about their first week, just after alyssa had to have heart surgery.
have a great day! give your wife a big hug from me!
Wow -- she 'sploded! =-D She is such a little trooper.
She's a miracle Nate..both of your girls are. :)
Thanks so much for the update.
OH MY!!! Unbelievable!! No April fool this time!? She has absolutely amazed me. Go Gwyeth!!WOOT God Bless you all. Payers continuing!!!
Jamie in Texas
Is this an April Fools joke again? I can't get over how BIG she looks. Welcome to the 3 pound club Gwyneth!!!
Nate, some people bronze baby shoes, Methinks you and Tricia may want to bronze Gwyeth's pug!!! :)
Jamie in Texas
So pretty in pink and oh she's growing so well~ Praise the Lord! What wonderful answers to all those prayers! Hoping and praying that Tricia can soon get out of ICU and very soon walk in and talk to her little girl. How wonderful that will be!
Beautiful, Big Girl!!
What a beautiful, precious, peaceful little baby girl!! It absolutely fills my heart to see her sans tubes! Prayers continue for you and your family, Nate, specifically for Tricia to reach her 24 hour mark off the vent as comfortably as possible and for you, Daddy, to be able to love on both of your girls at the same time... in the same room!
The Vande Castles
Love seeing baby Gwyneth grow! Congrats on that BIG baby of yours! You two are so blessed.
refreshing in ohio
14 inches!!! 3 pounds!!! amazing (:
That is amazing!!!! Way to grow, Gwyneth!!! :o)
Wow. You can really see the difference now. Wonderful.
Keep growing Gwyneth! You are getting so big :) You take after your mommy with your awesome strength to face a lot of hurdles. Your daddy has two amazing, beautiful, strong girls!
Continuing to pray for all of you.
Now that's a worship leaders daughter there.....she's already raising her hands and praising God!!!!!! She looks great. Praying all the time.
Love, The Shepards
Oh my goodness...she'll be a little chunk before you know it.
This is so incredible to be honored to see this miracle unfold.
Thank you for sharing this most sacred part of your life and allowing all of us in! It has been a blessing.
Nate & Tricia,
Gwyneth is a beautiful miracle of God! I just sent out the update & AWESOME new pictures to everyone on Our Prayer Lists & our Facebook Friends! You're always in our thoughts & prayers! Much Love - Bill, Stacey, Josh, & Ben
Yeah baby! Grow grow grow!!
She is HUGE
She is so cute. And, she likes to have those hands out, doesn't she? I'm so glad she's growing and growing!
What a BIG girl! What an AWESOME week she had. I pray everyday that she continues to grow like a weed and Tricia gets better soon!
Grow baby grow!!!
wait...that's the regular sized pug?!? She's getting to be such a big girl! What a blessing that she's doing so well, so that you were able to focus your attention on Tricia this past week! The Lord works everything out so perfectly :-)
Lookit her grow!
So, last night I was putting my 7-year-old son, Cole, to bed. We got to prayer time and I asked who we should pray for. His answer: "The baby with the crazy dad."
We prayed for 'the baby' and her mommy, then added a few for 'the crazy dad' because he REALLY looks like he needs it!
Gwyneth is getting so big! She is just gorgeous!
I wanted to thank you Nate for really getting the word out about becoming an organ donor! Especially with April being Organ Donation month!
My name is Katie (from good 'ol KY) and I am 24. I am married and we have a 2 year old daughter and a baby boy that is due June 27th.
My dad passed away on March 31, 1997 while awaiting a new heart. His name was John and he was only 39 years old. I am an organ donor, of course, because of this and I always tell people the importance of donating their organs. I can't help but think that if more people donated that maybe I would still have my dad and my daughter and son would have their grandpa. That is what bothers me the most these days- is that my dad never got to meet my kids.
Hearing about Tricia having her new lungs brings tears of joy to my eyes! I am SO HAPPY for the three of you!!!! :-)
I believe that God has a plan for us all. I think a part of that plan is for you getting out the word on organ donation. When I think about all the people who have come to your blog and have since became a organ donor, I can't help but SMILE!
God Bless you, Tricia, and Gwyneth! Thanks again!
Haha! Very funny Nate trying to fool us again with an imposter pug. Oh wait! That is the real deal! She really is that big! :-) Way to go Gwyneth!
Kerry in Wichita
3 LBS!!!! Yeah!!!! She does look so mcuh bigger this week!
She continues to amaze and inspire!
Way to go White Rose.
What an angel!!
Thanks Nate, for blessing us with your love for your family and God.
Never get tired of doing good. You make God smile.
little chunky monkey! what a cutie! She is getting big. Can't wait for the day that the 3 of you can all go home together. God is good!
She is getting SO big! Welcome back Nate. Your dad did a great job but you were missed. Watching for more updates today..maybe?!
Sarah in Missouri
Oh my goodness she is growing by leaps and bounds! She is as beautiful as ever. Way to go Gwyneth!
Oh, she's a clever one--not gonna let Daddy have the last laugh! There will be many more fine April Fool's days, the joke will be on you before you know it. :-)
Thank you for sharing your family with the whole world! How can someone not see the face of God and how He has blessed your family and your famliy in turn blessing everyone who reads your blog? Go Gwyneth and Go GOD!
that's amazing! She looks great!
that's wonderful! She sure is getting bigger. :) Thanks for posting pictures! :)
Praying for you guys still...
She's getting big! It's wonderful to see how she grows - and now the difference will be more visible each week!
Both "girls" remain in our prayers
amazing!! she is doing so awesome. The video is great too, it's wonderful to see how far she's come.
WTG Gwyneth!!! 3 lbs...woo hoo. Does this means she will be out of the incrubacer soon... i can't spell. lol
She has grown so much! She is beautiful! I love seeing new pictures of her!
nate or rick thanks for posting the video! how so sweet. story of a loving, GOD fearign, faithful family unfolding in the midst of hospital rooms @ DUKE. just beautiful.. so sweet. smiles and kudos to the Lawrenson family.
WOW- she looks amazing! I check in every day (usually several times) but don't often comment. Just thought I would say Hi :) I just posted about you on my blog
and am reading more about organ donation right now.
Thank you for writing this blog!
Wow she looks great!
I want to say *miracle grow* Gods power and the power of prayer.
Many prayers for Gwyneth coming her way.
Wow. Found your blog through my daughter's www.howlifeismeasured.blogspot.com. Her son was born 1 yr ago with achondroplasia and she has been blogging about the adventure ever since. I have been following your story for months and commenting every now and then. I am amazed by the miracles I have seen in the past year. God is good. Still praying in Michigan for Gwyneth and Tricia. And grateful every day for Owen.
Boy she is getting sooooo BIG!! Amazing what a lot of love can do!!
Wow little miss Gwyneth great job on the growing this week! You are getting so big but I am still not sure who is winning the race to go home first mommy seems to be doing quite well too.
Look out Pug, there's a new boss in the bassinet!
Wow!! She's so big now!! How wonderful!!
What a precious little miracle!!! She is simply amazing, or should I say God is simply amazing!
Nate she looks great! It's unbelievable how much shes grown! Its truly amazing watching that little munchkin grow! Keep up the good work Gwyneth you are doing a great job!
Gwyn, you are doing fabulous with growing and eating! So pretty and cute, too! Hopin' your eyes don't get any worse or even stay the same that you might need another laser surgery again. I'm praying they improve soon enough!
Thanks, Nate, for posting the weekly pictures and update of your lil girl. Go and continue your much needed break!
A friend listed your blog as a must read love story. I stopped by today to ready while my three month old, born 1/16/08 is snoozing. I live in NC as well and believe that God's hand was in me finding your blog today. I won't go into the details but know that your story touched me and made me realize how lucky I am to have a healthy body and a healthy baby. I can't imagine what you are going through. Thanks for taking the time to share your life through the blog. I will be praying for you and believe that God is using you in a mighty way. Cindy
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