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18 weeks pregnant.Lucas is measuring a week ahead still :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

hey ladies! So the past few weeks i've been so proud of gaining control of my eating habits and getting in alot more activity after surviving and recovering the 1st trimester! haha.

.This week has been no so good on the food eating out alot but not snacking as much..not as active either.We did walk a few hrs around the pumpkin patch farm Sunday and me and logan went for a walk Wed.

But I had a few things to worry about.I've gotten good news on my gestational diabetic 3 hr test! I passed! yay! Bu I've got to wait two weeks to go back in for an ultrasound..they are alittle concerned about the baby's lower spine..she said not to worry at all just the pic they took it coulda been the way baby was laying or something else..which leads it wide open for me but I'm sure baby is just fine right? I will try not to stress about it and leave it in gods hands.

So much to do ladies just wanted to check in and share a few pics that the US tech gave me.

There's my Lucas :)

He was playing putting his foot to his head and then he'd stretch out and do it again! lol

Who doesn't love baby feet!

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-SILVERSON- 10/30/2011 12:23AM

    Looks like Lucas is an active little guy, hope everything turns out okay! Keep up the positive thoughts and don't beat yourself up about activity/eating...just keep doing the best you can!

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CASEYGIRL1982 10/29/2011 1:47PM

    Thanks girl! Blogging got me motivated me and Logan are going for a little walk right now! My mom's Halloween party is tonight so I better get in alittle activity before eating sweets tonight! lol Thanks for your prayers I'm sure he's fine but I am worried because that's where the tech said they check for spinalbefida..however u spell that.

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SHANSHE 10/29/2011 1:41PM

    Awwww, how sweet Casey!!! I LOVE the ultrasound pics, so sweet! Will pray things go well on your follow-up.

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17 weeks and feeling great!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blog time:)

Ahh the 2nd trimester!! The past few weeks have been soooo much better! lol..I'm feeling happy and pregnant! Well I have my moments I do cry more with this baby than with Logan but ok..I've gained more than I wanted to but know I can get control of it now that I have more energy and control of what I'm able to eat.1st trimester I lived off I can slow my intake of them down..and get back to walking and getting some activity in! :)

Baby boy has been moving in there for weeks now! Some days more than others..i've had a few days where he party's all day long! lol I love it! And he's moving up behind my belly button area..its neato feeling! Love it! Love him! Keep kicking me baby! So I say till he gets bigger! haha

So excited about the Holidays and time with family! Thankful that I'm not on 3rd shift anymore, though a job would be good, this works out better now that I've recovered from the inital shock of being fired and depression from it, it truly was a secret gift from god, I think!

Oh and huge news I am now for over a month a non smoker again! YES!!!!! I slowed down big time as soon as I found out and weened myself off..doc said not to go cold turkey with so much happening with lifes stress and stuff she thought id gain even more,if I tried to quit right away and stress myself out worse..sooo.anyways I'm DONE DONE DONE forever! I quit right away when I was prego with Logan but started back when I started 3rd shift! blah .NO MORE!

So that's me right now! Loving my time with Logan everyday! He's excited about baby and asks all the time what he's up to.He's excited to share a room with him too. Take care ladies till next time! Thanks for reading!

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LOLAJO54 10/24/2011 9:35PM

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CASEYGIRL1982 10/24/2011 3:48PM

    ty so much ladies!!! we actually have big speakers in the house and so when we play music I will stand in front of them so Lucas can hear in my belly too! Gets him moving everytime! Soooo awesome!

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JMARISK 10/24/2011 2:46PM

    That's so cool! I can't wait until I can start feeling my baby. I'm about 14 weeks now. I suppose I still have a few more weeks before I can feel him/her.

I'm sorry to hear about all the craziness going on in your life. COngratulations on quitting though. That's awesome! I'm so proud of you. You're truly an inspiration :)

Maybe you should throw some tunes on for that baby to dance to. Could liven up the party even more. lol.

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SHANSHE 10/20/2011 8:47PM

    AWESOME Casey!!!! Glad things are going well for you.

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15 week ultrasound photos! Sorry just getting to sharing on here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The women we went to for early gender US was amazing! she worked with us for over an hour! Let me get up and walk and go potty to get Lucas moving! I even through in some jumping jacks! lol We got over 75 photos on disk..10 print outs and a 15 min dvd I posted on utube!

He's a boy! :)

U can see his facial features and leg bent the lighter part is his bone showing on the inside!

Lucas waving to us!

He was smiling at us!

There he is u guys! Lucas at 15 weeks. Tech said he was measuring more like 16 weeks..Cant wait till 10-26th I get another Ultrasound at reg docs office! :) I'll post and share those too..if I remember! lol

And this lil guy has been partying in there! I've been feeling him since 13 weeks and it just gets stronger! I'm 17 weeks now and I can feel him rolling and pushing! I love love love it!

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LOLAJO54 10/24/2011 9:43PM

    oh I loved the one of Lucas waving ...

thanks for sharing


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JMARISK 10/24/2011 2:50PM

    That is too cool. I love the picture of him waving. "Hi, mommy!"

Love it!

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BEST_OF_ARIN 10/21/2011 12:05AM

    AWESOME!!! Congrats!!

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RAINBOWMF 10/20/2011 11:59PM

    Nice, I saw it all on FB so I am lucky.
I am glad you are so happy.
Hugs Mary

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TEXASCATFOOD 10/20/2011 6:11PM

    Beautiful! How wonderful!

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DANCINGRITA2 10/20/2011 5:53PM

    How exciting your pregnancy is !!!! emoticon Praying for another healthy baby boy. emoticon emoticon Rita

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ANNISSAT 10/20/2011 5:52PM


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BLUEANGELLK 10/20/2011 5:48PM

    Cool. It really does look like he is waving!!

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A little about me,my 1st pregnancy! AND! Staying focused on making this a strong healthy pregnancy!

Monday, August 29, 2011

hey guys! Guess I'm gonna try to blog more! Just to help me stay focused,determined and on track..So I'm gonna go back over some of my past for myself and to fill anyone of my teammembers in who are reading..

Let me say that I do not want a repeat of my last pregnancy..I was younger, 23 when I became pregnant I was not taking care of myself,didn't exercise,ate horrible I was having alot of depression problems. I started the pregnancy around 230 lbs..finishing up at 283lbs.I ended up on blood pressure meds,cholesterol meds, being watched closely for type 2 diabetes it was scary. I watched 2 other kids during the day and did nothing really to take care of myself during the pregnancy! I was so wrapped up in helping everyone else taking care of everyone else and getting ready for my 1st baby.I was so so so unhappy about I did not shine with my hormones so wacked my whole face was one big nasty red rash by the time I had Logan.

Then there he was! My Sunshine! I love my son Logan more than anything in this world! He helped opened my eyes to learning about eating healthy and taking care of your body,he gave me a reason to want to do these things! I knew it was time for a change! I didn't want to teach him my unhealthy habits!

In a year and a half I lost 100lbs I went from 283 to 183! The healthy and right way and with the help of Sparkpeople and great teams! I felt amazing! I was happy, as a mom, happy as a person! But sooo hard on myself and had my ups and downs of course.

Unfortuanatly end of 2009 I have gained back to over 200 lbs..Losing track of myself again, I was still eat better than before and for 2 yrs worked a very physically demanding 3rd shift job.But with bad sleep no time for family and without taking the time to focus on happened.The past half year I've been around 215 lbs ..and stayed in that area and maintained ..well this past May my DH found a 2nd shift job, after recovering from back surgery, he was ready to go back to work! and we decided I would stay home with Logan..finally a normal schedule again,some time to be with family and have a life again!

So,It's ME time! I knew it was my time to shine I felt it down in! I was free from 3rd and it was time to get take back control of my body and health! June 2011 I came back to Spark! I found my old team! And I got my butt in gear!Why wasn't the scale going down?

..News flash end of July I'M PREGNANT! again! YAY!! I wasn't even sure with my PCOS I'd be blessed with another baby! Thank ya jesus! For a such a blessing.Still realization smacks me..I'm prego and over 200lbs again..which takes away my chances of a not having to have a c-section this time..and which guarentees the scale going up.ugh!!! Disoppointment sets in I wanted to be at my goal weight for this pregnancy I wanted to try for a natural birth..but It is was it is..I put myself here! So what now?

I am happy to be pregnant! I am blessed to be pregnant! No it's not ideal health wise but I will make the best of it! Baby is Due March 2012!

1.I accept and deal with where I'm at on the scales.
2.I make a commitment to myself and this baby to walk everyday! alittle or alot doesn't matter just get active!
3.I make a chart menu for eating each week and may change it around to accomidate things that my nauseau, but can not go outside of the options for the week menu.
4.I track with Spark food and exercise logs!
5.I go to my team for support! To be there for them and to stay determined and focused on having a healthy and strong pregnancy!

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SHANSHE 8/30/2011 2:13PM

    emoticon it sounds like you are doing GREAT Casey, happy you do not have to work 3rd shift anymore, it is a KILLER!

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STEPHK0822 8/30/2011 10:10AM

    Best of luck and thanks for sharing your story! Wishing you a very happy and healthy pregnancy!

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 8/30/2011 12:46AM


I can relate, although I have been pregnant 3 times already and this is my fourth. For two of my pregnancies I started over 200 lbs and gained 45+ on top of that. The last one I only gained 20 lbs but I never lost the weight from my 2nd pregnancy. I think I was 291 the day I went into labor with my 3rd one.

I have been losing weight since my third son and got down to 195. I started gaining weight again (right before I got pregnant this time) and now up to 215. It sucks because I would have been my smallest to start if I hadn't gained weight. I am hoping to maintain or gain little at least until the end and only gain 11 -20 lbs at the end since I am in the obese category.

Good luck with your pregnancy and focus on making healthy choices for you and your baby.

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NESSY759 8/29/2011 8:27PM

    best of luck with the new baby and the new journey. Focus on making healthy choices and the baby your carring thats whats most important. Hugs love ya buddy

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Almost 10 weeks prego! When will this fatigue go away?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I know I know the u get more into the 2nd trimester it will get better! I keep telling myself that! lol I am so exahausted feeling when I've hardly done a's so much worse than when I was prego with Logan,well that I remember..I sit down to read with him and find myself falling asleep in the afternoon! wow!

I'm just kinda bummed right now about it..the last few weeks I've been gung ho,joined the Fit and Prego team volunteered to help lead the team! Yay! Something to help me stay focused and determined and I felt a little tired but ok.I've been going walking at the park in the mornings!Tracking my food on Spark! Last week I scrubbed the whole house..we went to the beach over the weekend and did alot of walking and swimming the 4 days we were there...I felt the tiredness kick in then!

the past few days since I've been back..I can't seem to do much of anything..So I'm trying to be really careful about what I eat, making sure I get what me and baby needs but not over do it..of course with how upset my belly is and how picky my tastebuds are that's a whole nother mess.. I want to exercise I know I need to most importantly! just can't make myself get up and do it..oh I think I can I think I can!

I feel bad for everyone around me! I am sooo moody! Well Logan is my exception! lol just being really tenderhearted I guess more than usual..simple things making me cry and hurting my feelings.and yea irritable too..and I hate that! Wow Ya'll I am just ready for these hormones to calm down.And to get some of my energy that too much to ask for?

OK 1 more confession I'm adding in..I'm quiting smoking again too..I'm sure that's not helping..well I mean in the long run its helping but not with my moods right now! I quit the 1st time 06 prego with Logan right away! Started back when I started working 3rd at it's time to quit again! I'm down to 1 a day.went down to 2-3 a day when I found out..doc said 5 and under work towards quiting...doing ok with cravings because I absolutly want to not be a smoker's just getting out of the habit..especially when stressed..ok so I feel better admitting that lil struggle too.

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RAINBOWMF 8/31/2011 6:28PM

    Hugs you will get through it all.
Just get out for a walk and smile.
Remember how lucky you are, one more little bundle of joy for you.
Also the more active and pleasent you are the better for the baby, so they say. LOL I don't know who they are?

Hugs Mary

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SHANSHE 8/30/2011 2:10PM

    First off, congrats on being prego! Hope the fatigue wears off soon!

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SUNSHINE084 8/29/2011 7:28PM

    I hope you do quit smoking... you have a new focus now!!! post that u/s picture on your mirror and in your wallet and on the carton package of the cigarettes. You are in control of your baby's life! The tiredness will go away in 8 weeks or so... it also depends on your iron levels and cbc. I have been tired most of my pregnancy. Make healthy choices and you will be happy.

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JMARISK 8/29/2011 2:05PM

    I feel your fatigue, but at least I don't have to keep up with a little boy running around. You're amazing. The last time I went for a run was sometime last week. Since then, I have not been able to get myself back out there. Just sitting at the desk at work is making me weary. It's frustrating.

Hang in there. It will get better in a few weeks.

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CASEYGIRL1982 8/28/2011 1:52AM

    thank you Jo and barbara! Yes mam! No caffeine! almost done with the smoking weaning myself off very well I think! Def no drinking! I'm taking my multi and folic acid! and drinking plenty of water! :) Ty! yea I think my body just needed a few days break! Things have been hectic..then us almost wreaking Sunday hydroplaning on the way to the beach was a tramatizing shock too..

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LOLAJO54 8/28/2011 12:43AM

    heck it has been 36 years since I was pregnant lol so what do I know of these days..

okay that said -- yes this is probably one of the keys (smoking)to why you are moody and irritable and eating weird stuff lol..

walking is the best even if it is slow- least you are moving ..seems to me you have been quite busy at the shop or going places -maybe when that calms down you might have more energy..

just know from Ann

no caffeine
no smoking
no drinking
and yes eat healthy drink water
are you taking your pregnant vitamin? that is needed and will help you and the baby..

good luck --think of you the baby and Logan

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BARBARAROSE54 8/27/2011 9:07PM

    good luck Casey !

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