33 weeks as of yesterday - 23 pounds in and 7 (hopefully) weeks to go till my 12/18 due date!
We had our 4d ultrasound a little while ago and finally got to see our little boy. Check out that smirk - all the girls are in trouble now! :)
We also got our new treadmill in yesterday - and I have asked for a new set of kettlebells for X-mas so I'm hoping to start kicking some butt after he makes his appearance! :-) Still feeling good though whenever he moves around and doesn't sit on my siatic nerve! Oh the back pain LOL
Pros for the month! - 1) passed the gestational diabetes test 2) Hoping I can stay under the 30 pound mark I promised myself 3) Really trying to watch my water / fruit / veggie intake - trying really hard to stay away from the cravings (TRIX Cereal, Captain Crunch, Berry Berry Kix...OK ANY CEREAL AT ALL!!! LOL I am so obsessed)
Can't wait to get back into the swing of things on here! Love you all miss you!!!
Well our little baby boy is either practicing to become an NFL pro kicker or a tap dancer -- secretly I'm thinking the husband is pulling for the NFL ;-) --- but it is so reassuring to feel him move. I'm so in love :)
So I have been trying to keep up with the exercise but my heartburn / acid reflux has become ridiculous --- oh yeah this little boy will be one HAIRY NFL kicker!! --- so the docs upped my nexium dosage. Everytime I try to walk for a little while on the treadmill I always start coughing and gagging since everything starts to come up - SORRY for the TMI!!
So for now I am just focusing on strength training - push ups, squats, lunges - anything I can do that won't get my heart beating out of control and the coughing starting.
I am keeping my junk food cravings in check and drowning in water so hopefully that can combat the very little exercise I seem to be able to get in - MISS YOU ALL SO MUCH - can't wait till work & the house renovations slow down so I can get back on here everyday!!!
Here is a pic from last week - 24 weeks - when I first started to feel him really wiggle and kick around :)
So sorry for being MIA - we finally moved back to MA from VA and talk about a process! I am 17 weeks and 1 day with what the doctor's "think" is a baby BOY! :-)
Let me explain the "think" part - my last ultrasound was at 14 weeks - the tech said I really think its a boy but maybe you should wait till your 20 week ultrasound to confirm....so here we are lol - thinking we have a boy - the ultrasound pics kinda look like its a little boy (but hey what do I know?) - so we haven't told family or anything until we are sure.
My nausea has finally started to settle down. The beginning was rough to say the least - dry toast and saltines for every meal (which would just eventually get thrown up) - also this kid is probably going to come out looking like a muppet I have so much heartburn!!! Hairy child!! ;-)
I have really been focused on making sure I get steps in (my fibit died :( - so the manufacturer is sending me another one!) so I am just using a regular pedometer I had. I am also focusing on eating the right kinds of foods - lots of fruits & veggies. So far the cravings have been for good things - fruits mostly - lots of strawberries and blueberries. That's not to say there isn't some chocolate chip cookies in cabinet that sometimes get nibbled on ;)
I have missed everyone so much on here - hopefully once we get settled I can start to get into a routine and become active on Spark again. We only moved a week ago so I'm trying not to wear myself out and do a little at a time.
Well I have been in the background tracking my food and fitness on my new FITBIT - I LOVE IT :) It has really forced me to hit those fitness minutes hard - I'm not seeing the scale move too much but definitely feeling the difference in my clothes. I'm starting to see muscle outline in my legs and I actually have triceps!!! They are little ones - but hey those still count! ;-)
Some more great news -
After having a miscarriage with our first little angel on 2/11/13 my husband and I found out we are pregnant again :-) By my calculations I am only 4 weeks so we only told our parents and siblings, no friends just yet. Except the SP world of course ;) -
I know most people will comment about how we shouldn't tell people - look what happened the first time. To those people I have to say - I am so glad I told our parents the first time. My mom was there for me on those late night calls when I just needed to cry into the phone and be angry, sad, depressed all at the same time. When I just kept asking her over and over again why me? Why my baby? I'm putting out on SP too because of the amazing girls on here - they were there for me to through the no workouts - ice cream binges - and always there to make me feel like I could come back. Like I would always be accepted - even through my mistakes and slip-ups. And when I started small just by walking around my neighborhood after the miscarriage they were the ones rooting for me like I was running a marathon!
I am nervous, of course, but I have to be positive. God never gives you more than you can handle - he already has one of my little angels, I am sure hoping this one can stay with me.
I missed you all!!
*Shout out to TARANITUP on her BEAUTIFUL new baby girl and her support through all my mess! Thanx Twinny for always being just a FB message away :)
This past week has been brutal and I have been in a slump. So when I had a serious meeting this morning that I needed to "dress up" for I was so irritated - I don't feel like it, I'm bloated, I'm fat - blah blah blah. God bless my husband and his kind listening ears to all my rants!!! :)
So after looking at the pic I noticed how my waist has really shrunk in the past year so I decided to find an old pic and compare - HOLY MOLY! The scale says I've lost 28 pounds since this picture was taken but I have gained so much! (sorry the pic is so small I can't get bigger for some reason!)