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You had 9 months to put it on...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Oh, I'm so tired of hearing that! I know its the truth, but I haven't been this unhappy with my body in close to 10 years... :/

Last Tuesday, I got the OK to start back to working out. Swimming and walking have no restrictions. Biking and running with extreme caution. No lifting weight below my waist (so dead lifts are out) and nothing more than 10 pounds. I feel like a complete wuss, but I'm compliant with my doctor's orders. I dusted off my 8 pound weights... started back with short run, long walk intervals. I went swimming and only did half my normal workout. I rode the stationary bike gingerly.

My husband's house only has one mirror in it and its shoulders up. We went by my house this weekend to check and make sure things were okay and stayed the night. I was getting in the shower and my bathroom has waist up mirrors and my bedroom has full length... I was disgusted with what I saw. Disgusted.

While I was discouraged by what I saw, it also makes me think long term. I have goals that I am trying to meet and that image will stay in the back of my mind through every workout, every bite, etc. My friend's father had a really good suggestion. He said, eat naked in front of a mirror. If that's not motivation to eat healthy and lose weight, I don't know what is. I love his humor.

One of my biggest goals, to finish the Decker's Creek Half Marathon has already been sidetracked. My husband has a function that same weekend that he expects me to go with him. I emailed my girl friend who was going to run it with me and asked if there was another half that she was planning on doing that we could do together. My goals for this summer are to finish 1 half marathon and to finish 1 triathlon. I don't care if I come in DFL, just finish.

I know my posts are normally cheery and positive, but I had to get a lot of this off my chest.

love to you all,
Janette the grouch :)

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REALLY_ROBIN 2/14/2012 2:28PM


I hate to be brutally honest here...but there are ways that your body will never be the same as it was before you got pregnant with Jane. For instance, I have stretch marks...I'm not even sure laser surgery would completely take those away even if I had the money. My rib cage is actually shaped differently now. Weird I know! And then there are those hips. Hmmm...but to me it's all worth it. Each of my three kids are very special to me. And I promise that weight will come off. You are so dedicated to your health, it has to!

Wishing you a safe return to exercise and for you to feel every success as it comes!


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JOHNTJ1 2/14/2012 2:09PM

    Sometimes, even when the outcome is a very spectacular one, i.e. an amazing child, we are still left with the residual memories of what life used to be like prior to the blessed event. It is very easy for me to tell you to be patient because I'm the one who doesn't have to be patient, LOL.

The really good news here is that you are committed to regaining your former healthy lifestyle and, I can't think of a better example to set for that beautiful new child of yours growing up knowing that mom is setting a most excellent example.

Hang in there. As soon as the weather starts to warm up your perspective about how wonderful you truly are will warm up to. emoticon

much love


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Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

not quite the natural birth I had planned but so happy to see her and hear her cry

about 8 hours old

still have lots of pictures to download and pass on.

Janette, Leo and Jane

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AGREENSLADE79 1/5/2012 12:21PM

    What a beautiful baby! :) I love the bow! Congrats to you and your family!

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REALLY_ROBIN 1/1/2012 10:31PM

  Jeannette...she's absolutely beautiful! Hope you are doing well post op! What a wonderful blessing she is... Congratulations!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 1/1/2012 4:12PM

    She's absolutely positively beautiful!

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VEACHXCL 1/1/2012 3:34PM

    I'm feeling ripped off! I didn't get to see the moose! JK! I'm seeing a proud mama in the operating room

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EMTFF376 1/1/2012 2:18PM

    see if its the picture its supposed to be now... Should be a picture of us in the OR

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MT-MOONCHASER 1/1/2012 2:15PM

    Jane is a beauty!!

I'm not so sure about the moose...

I wish you the best for the coming year and a lot of enjoyment of being a mother.



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JOHNTJ1 1/1/2012 12:25PM

    Your smile says it all

Again........... congrats to you and Leo

Much Love


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EMTFF376 1/1/2012 12:18PM

    ok, weirdness... i see the correct picture on my computer but the moose picture on my phone

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VEACHXCL 1/1/2012 12:13PM

    She's beautiful!

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BURGHGIRL 1/1/2012 11:36AM

    She is beautiful!!!!!! And I love the picture of the albino moose too! LOL.

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DEBTOLOSE 1/1/2012 10:56AM


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she's here!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

ok friends, here's my recap of today... I was on my way to my regular OB appointment, but had been up all night with really bad contractions. I called my OB's office and they said come to the hospital.

I arrived at the ER and was transported to labor and delivery. I waited for an assessment from the OB which basically said what I figured, I was effaced, but still hadn't dilated. They started an IV and gave me some pain meds to take the edge of the rather intense contractions I'd been having.

The docs decided to go ahead and go with an epidural even though I had been planning on no meds. The last 3 days of intense contractions made me realize that it wasn't happening without some sort of intervention. The epidural worked like a champ.

They broke my water.

They checked me again I had dilated to 8cm. They told me that I would probably completely dilate within the hour and I could start pushing then. Another recheck some time later said I was 9cm.

They decided to start me on pitocin to speed things up a bit.

When they checked me again, I hadn't really progressed again.

Finally I had the go ahead to starting pushing... that lasted all of about 30 minutes when one of the other docs came in and checked me. I wasn't completely dilated...

So back to pitocin....

Finally completely dilated and started pushing... I didn't realize how long I'd been pushing, but I still wasn't making a whole lot of progress. They decided to use the vacuum puller to assist her delivery. It didn't work. At this point, I was in terrible pain. Another check of her, the doc realized her head was wedged in my pelvis and she wasn't going to pass through. She was deceling and also had meconium present. They decided to do an urgent c-section.

She was wedged in so tight that I could feel them pulling and pulling to get her out of me. I didn't think they were going to ever stop. Finally they got her out, I heard her cry once. The NICU team whisked her away and did their thing clearing her airway. The nurse said the amount of meconium in her airway was a lot. So much so, they couldn't intubate her. They got her suctioned out and gave her back to Leo.

In the meantime, I had lost 1500cc's of blood and was very hypotentsive. They bolused me 2.3 liters of fluid trying to get my pressure up. In the end, I was okay.

She's already a champ at breastfeeding. 25 solid minutes.

She's 8 pounds and 22 inches long born 12/27/2011 at 11:37PM... and sleeping like a champ right beside me.

I'm still in a great deal of pain, but I couldn't be any more happy right now.

Love to all of you

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JOHNTJ1 12/31/2011 8:21AM

    Glad everyone is doing well. I had a few tears in my eyes while I was reading your blog. Take care my dear friend.

Much Love


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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/31/2011 7:01AM

    Your new year is off to a wonderful start:) congrats!

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VEACHXCL 12/30/2011 11:37AM

    Oh, my goodness!! I'm so happy for you! Well not for the pain part, but you know what I mean. What a blessing. Sounds like you both went through that like champs :) And she's a biggie, thats awesome!! emoticon emoticon

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KAKAKALI4 12/28/2011 12:45PM

    Congrats! Sorry to hear it was so rough .. but she is good and it may take some time, but you will too. Make sure to take your medicine to ease off the pain .. and what a wonderful Christmas present!

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REALLY_ROBIN 12/28/2011 12:12PM

  So glad everything turned out okay. You had me on pins and needles as I read your blog! Congratulations on the birth of your daughter and I'm praying for a very quick recovery for you! That's so awesome, you're a Mommy now! Keep us posted on how things go! Hugs...Robin

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REALLY_ROBIN 12/28/2011 12:12PM

  So glad everything turned out okay. You had me on pins and needles as I read your blog! Congratulations on the birth of your daughter and I'm praying for a very quick recovery for you! That's so awesome, you're a Mommy now! Keep us posted on how things go! Hugs...Robin

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REALLY_ROBIN 12/28/2011 12:11PM

  So glad everything turned out okay. You had me on pins and needles as I read your blog! Congratulations on the birth of your daughter and I'm praying for a very quick recovery for you! That's so awesome, you're a Mommy now! Keep us posted on how things go! Hugs...Robin

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BURGHGIRL 12/28/2011 11:13AM

    Congratulations!!!! I am glad, in the end, everything is fine and the two of you are both happy and healthy!!!!

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MT-MOONCHASER 12/28/2011 9:39AM


I'm sorry you had such a tough time, but in the end, it's worth it.

Try to get some rest, you've had a tough three days.


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SIMPLYDEE 12/28/2011 5:47AM

    Congrats. emoticon emoticon

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40 weeks +2 days

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thank you Robin for reminding me to post an update. :)

No baby yet. The doc said they will not let me go past 41 weeks, so if she decides to be REALLY stubborn, I will be induced between Christmas and New Year.

I went yesterday for a doctor's appointment. Everything looked and sounded fine. I am almost fully effaced, but dilated less than a cm. My next appointment is Tuesday. I'm assuming they will schedule the induction then.

Went for a massage today. Felt great, but I'm still pregnant. :)

I've tried all the old wives' tales, but I've drawn the line at castor oil. Not going to happen folks... Spicy food, walking, stairs, sex, pineapple, wine, etc. If you have any other suggestions, let me know!

My Mom still swears that Miss Jane will make her appearance on Friday. She's been right about everything else. I hope she's right again!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Janette, Leo and Jane


Ummm what? (good news from the ultrasound)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

I went for my ultrasound this morning... All in all everything looked really good.

She is definitely head down and "locked and loaded". Her little hand was giving us the "thumbs up" in the pictures. It was very cute.

She's measuring 3 days ahead of where she was at 20 weeks with my revised due date of December 18. I'm still convinced she's coming on the full moon this weekend!

Now for the OMG moment... her estimated weight TODAY is 8 pounds 14oz. OMG!!! That's a big baby! I'm really really okay with her coming early... like tonight or tomorrow! :) I was hoping more for hubby sized baby... he was 6lbs 8oz. :)

I will post as soon as I know anything else!

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JOHNTJ1 12/11/2011 9:19AM

    You are in my thoughts and prayers and good luck. I hope all goes well for all 3 of you.

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VERONICABLAKE74 12/7/2011 2:00PM

  ahh i can remember thinking that like it was yesterday. our first baby was 3lbs 1oz. 11 years later, same obgyn. completely unexpected pregnancy. my fav. ob said we would be lucky to get a 5lb baby. i was considerably older with this pregnancy and by five months was thinking i was really turning into a wuss in my old age. day of delivery, they had a hard time getting him out, even though it was a c-section... finally got him on the scale and i heard my beloved obgyn say " what??? how much is that baby???" he was 10lbs 14oz. yep good times. i was very relieved that i had not turned into a wuss in my old age. he is turning 4 in feb and is currently 54lbs. just big from the start. very tall also.

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