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38 weeks tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Hi Friends,

I hope you all are having the mild winter we are so far. I've been enjoying the warmer temperatures lately. Although, the weather is predicting to be cold starting tomorrow and into the foreseeable future.

I went to the doctor yesterday. My doc won't and didn't do an internal exam unless they feel there's something wrong, so no checking for effacement and dilation until I go to the hospital in labor. However, upon external exam, they believe her head is down and VERY low in my pelvis, so they discussed what I should do should I go into labor as far as when to head to the hospital, etc.

For all you superstitious types, this Saturday night is a full moon and lunar eclipse... Hmmm.... :)

In case I hadn't mentioned it before, I go to a teaching hospital. I see two different residents who are both excellent. They decided, just to confirm the baby's position, to send me for an ultrasound tomorrow. I wasn't supposed to have anymore, so that threw up red flags in my head. I keep trying to tell myself that they are just being thorough and this is just for position confirmation.

The doctor estimated the baby around 7 pounds right now, but she said they are just educated guesses at this point without ultrasound or some other diagnostic.

I have gained *gulp* and I haven't made this public until now... 46 pounds. UGH. I keep telling myself its baby and fluid, baby and fluid... and I KNOW how to lose weight once I get the go ahead from the doctor. I want to lose a total of 57, since I was about 11 pounds over where I wanted to be when I found out I was pregnant. I also have a few fitness goals set - most notably, a half marathon in June. My goal is to FINISH it, not necessarily run the entire way, but complete all 13.1 miles. I thought about doing it with baby, but we will see how I feel about jogging with the stroller that far!

I know all my plans will probably get turned upside down in the next 2-3 weeks, but I figured I should start working on planning them now and revising them as need be.

I have started freezing healthy meals so that I am not tempted to have hubby pick up junk on his way home from work and fortunately there is no easy access to junk in relation to the house without driving quite a ways.

If I don't post again before then, Merry Merry Christmas friends!
Sending thoughts and love to all of you,
Janette, Leo and Jane

  
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REALLY_ROBIN 12/6/2011 11:38PM

  Thanks for checking in lady! I gained 51 with Becca, think it could have been mexican food three times a week? She was 11# 10 and the placenta was the biggest the nurse midwife had ever seen, and she said it was beautiful...ok whatever, it look pretty strange to me! I was pre baby weight in about three months, which I'm sure was from all the nursing it was a total surprise to me, since Becca was my third. Not that you have to lose it that fast and everyone is different. Just be careful of post partum depression, it can really sneak up on you. Mine always flattened me for about 24 hours on about day 2 or 3. It felt like my hormones took a nose dive. But the next day I was usually fine. Take really good care of yourself, and drink lots of water. Jane is going to need a very well hydrated Mommy. I'm so excited for you, and can't believe it has gone by so fast! Best wishes, and will be praying for an easy birth and a speedy recovery! Hugs...Robin

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MT-MOONCHASER 12/6/2011 11:37PM

    I'm glad that things are progressing smoothly. It's marvelous how much technology has improved the comfort of expectant mothers. When I had my kids, it was routine to do pelvic exams for the last three months. It's great to find out that those are not de rigeur these days.

I hope that things keep on going smoothly.

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Update

Friday, November 25, 2011

36 weeks and everything is still great. I go back Monday and hopefully they will tell me about dilation and effacement. She's still very active and I'm still carrying high, so I don't think we will have baby anytime soon, but just wanted to keep you posted.

I work my last two shifts on the ambulance Saturday and Sunday. I'm continuing to work my office job up until D-day since I can work from home most days. Although, I must admit, sitting in an office chair is pretty uncomfortable at this point.

Happy belated Thanksgiving!
Love,
Janette, Leo and Jane

  
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APPLEADAY2010 12/6/2011 12:37PM

    aww thinking of you and sending lots of hugs xx emoticon

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VEACHXCL 11/27/2011 10:56PM

    Yay, Yay, Yay!!!! I'm feeling for you though. Your in that miserable stage where it hurts to breathe, you can't sleep, and you just want to meet that bundle of energy inside of you!! Very soon you will!! Best of luck

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REALLY_ROBIN 11/27/2011 8:20AM

  Wow, I can't believe how fast your pregnancy has gone. Four more weeks and baby Jane will be here...give or take. :) I'm glad everything is going so well. And I'm looking forward to seeing baby pictures!

Hugs...Robin

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JOHNTJ1 11/26/2011 4:21PM

    Good news is always welcome!!! Glad all goes welt for you guys. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and have a great Christmas.

Much Love

John

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MT-MOONCHASER 11/25/2011 10:12AM

    It's great that everything is going so well.

Thanks for the update.

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Here it is

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sorry about the banner... I couldn't find a picture of it without that... it wasn't there yesterday. *grumbles*

  
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MT-MOONCHASER 10/18/2011 10:41PM

    WhoooWee!!

You're going to wow them.

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REALLY_ROBIN 10/18/2011 3:44PM

  Beautiful...I'm sure you will look stunning!

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7 months down

Monday, October 17, 2011

2 more to go!y
Everything is still going really well. Had my 30 week check last Wednesday and the doctor said everything looked "perfect". I love it!

I can't believe how much I miss running, sparking, going to weight watchers, blogging, etc. I'm spending every waking second that I'm not working or eating (or resting!) trying to get baby stuff organized, stowed away, assembled, etc.

My husband is amazing, by the way! We were sitting in the nursery sorting baby clothes... okay, I was sorting baby clothes, he was reading diesel power magazine LOL and he looked at me and said "do you have your go bag together?" go bag? you know, the bag of stuff you take to the hospital? WHOA! holy proactive husband batman!! I guess I need to get on that while I still have time. He even made suggestions for baby clothes to take with and clothes for me to wear home from the hospital. I am so in love with that man! :)

Also, he sent me a link to a very slinky, sexy black dress yesterday to wear to the fund raising formal we go to every year for the autism society. What a motivator! I AM going to fit into that dress by July and look as good as the model chick! :)

He surprised me last night... I was still at work (LONNNNG day on the ambulance) and he texted and said he did 20 minutes on the stationary bike. YEAH! WOO HOO!!!! I was so proud! I can't wait to have a diet/workout buddy after Jane is born! :)

Have a great day everyone!
Love,
Janette, Leo and baby Jane

  
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ALL4MYBOYS86 10/17/2011 1:25PM

    So good to have an update from you, so glad things are going well! BTW, you're gonna totally rock that dress emoticon

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APPLEADAY2010 10/17/2011 11:26AM

    Yay congratulations - everything sounds great! It is so lovely to read how you are doing and I can't wait to see pics of Jane. Your hubby is being fab too - it is so cute how he called it your 'go bag' emoticon Sending big hugs and I have no doubt you will look fanastic in your dress in July! xx emoticon

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BURGHGIRL 10/17/2011 9:33AM

    Great to hear from you!!!!! Glad you are doing so well! Miss ya around here!

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MT-MOONCHASER 10/17/2011 9:11AM

    Good to hear from you and that things are going well.

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DIASTER 10/17/2011 9:02AM

  These precious moments are what love and life are all about. Your heart is truly full. Baby Jane is so blessed to have the two of you for her parents.
Cannot picture you hoping in and out of an ambulance at 7 months, must have been all the exercise that really paid off. Good luck to you both. We are awaiting the great news that baby Jane has arrived.

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WENDYSPARKS 10/17/2011 8:44AM

    Glad you are doing good!!

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REALLY_ROBIN 10/17/2011 8:36AM

  Glad to hear everything is going so well. Two more months and Jane will be here!!!

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JOHNTJ1 10/17/2011 8:34AM

    Good to hear from you and equally glad to hear everything is going as planned. All the hard work, effort and dreaming we put into our lives seems to be worth it when we look around at those we love and the things we cherish and realize all the effort was indeed worth it.

I am happy for you and your whole family!!!!

Much Love

John

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Checking in and update

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hi everyone,

I'm six months today and still doing great. I go back to the doctor next Tuesday for my "end of the second trimester" check up. I believe she told me she was going to check me for gestational diabetes at that point.

Things are really starting to come into place... friends dropping off hand me down baby clothes, shower gifts arriving in the mail, etc. This child is going to want for nothing! :)

Thank you all so much for your comments, sparkmail, blog comments, etc. I really miss you guys/gals terribly and can't wait to get back to sparking! I have found that I enjoy the information on babyfit, but the meal plans on sparkpeople are more to my liking so I go between the two... also, I can enter my food on sparkpeople from my phone, so I don't really have an excuse not to eat right!

I need to get back to exercising. I've been on vacation and general super busy getting the houses ready for baby Jane. Afternoon fatigue is starting to set in again like in my first trimester, but our 1 year old puppy doesn't understand that and I really need to look to her for motivation! She's a bag of energy.

In other news, my husband had his flight physical and the doc told him that he's borderline high blood pressure. He wants me to help him lose some weight because he is not a pill taker. I figure it will be easier once the baby comes and I am losing at the same time. Of course, vacation and his hectic schedule being down one pilot (not anymore though!!) made it virtually impossible for him. He thinks not eating at the hospital and eating with his crew will help with his weight loss. I'm sure it has to be tough with 12 hour shifts, 3 of them being 7P to 7A.

Anywho, enough of the blah blah blah. :)

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this lovely cool weather... or at least the cool weather we've been having in West Virginia.

Love!
Janette, Leo and Jane Elise

  
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JOHNTJ1 9/20/2011 12:31PM

    Glad everything is going well for you. Cant wait until you are back..... with baby pics to boot

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MT-MOONCHASER 9/14/2011 11:14PM

    It's good to see that you are doing so well. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well and that Baby Jane makes a safe and swift arrival when the time comes...

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VEACHXCL 9/14/2011 10:58PM

    So good to hear from you!! Can not wait to see pictures of Baby Jane :) Sounds like you are doing well, which is great!!

HUGS,
Chris

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2WHEELEDSHARON 9/14/2011 10:48PM

    Yay! Thanx for the update. I'm so happy to hear that you get to be on vacation and have a new puppy. You sound great! It will be easier for both of you to lose weight together. I wouldn't work out near as much if my sister didn't do it with me.
Yay Baby Jane!

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REALLY_ROBIN 9/14/2011 3:23PM

  Thanks for the update! Get everything done while you can the last month it's difficult to sleep because it's hard to get comfortable. So glad everything is going well for you! I'm exicted to hear about your little one when she comes and for you to be back on SP. I've missed you lots, too! Hugs...Robin

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