Thursday, February 16, 2012
My best friend hooked me up with a friend of hers that just moved to Morgantown and we have since become workout buddies. She doesn't run, but is super fit. She's a cyclist, swimmer, etc. Also, she's a mom to a 14 month old and is expecting her second. She gives me a lot of advice, both parenting and fitness.
We were on our way back from the pool last night and had a very interesting conversation. We have similar eating habits, to which I was very surprised considering she's stick thin (even while she's pregnant!) and I'm well, not. I never have been and probably never will be. We talked about trigger foods, junk food, etc. Here were some of the things that we both "suffer" from:
- we both love junk food (the types of junk food vary between she and I, but we both love our junk!)
-we both know that there are certain things we just shouldn't eat because we will go overboard. Better to not start at all then to start and not be able to stop.
-our families both have a history of addiction (interesting)
It was nice to relate to someone on this level.
We are trying to plan a walk with strollers for this afternoon, but the weather may not cooperate. keep your fingers crossed!!
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 :)
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
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
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
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