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Dominic Michael has arrived :)

Friday, January 31, 2014

So sorry for being MIA - ever since our little boy made his entrance I have had zero time!!

Dominic Michael arrived after 18 hours of labor on 12/12/13 @ 2:03 am - 8 lbs 1 oz & 21.5 inches long.

And because I can't stop taking pics - here is a recent one :)

And now the baby weight has to go! I gained a little over 25 pounds with this pregnancy so let's see how long it takes to get it off!!!!

I'm so excited to be back emoticon

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MISSFORTE 1/31/2014 2:16PM

    OMG I was just thinking is everything ok? and I see this blog with your beautiful BOY!

CONGRATS GIRL! glad your back!

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LYNSEY723 1/31/2014 10:49AM

    What a handsom little boy! He is adorable! CONGRATS!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you and your family!

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STRONGMOMMA2014 1/31/2014 10:42AM

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!

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CHERIJ16 1/31/2014 10:20AM

    What an adorable little guy! I'd say he's well worth the 25 pounds! And just think: once you lose those pounds you will still have him!
When my daughter in law was pregnant I gained 25 pounds along with her. When she had our grandson she lost the weight and I was still 25 pounds heavier! LOL emoticon

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MICHSTATE 1/31/2014 9:55AM

    Congrats!!!!!!!! What a cutie!!!!!!!

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TARANITUP 1/31/2014 9:30AM

    Welcome back girl. And yes this was a little late hahah!

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33 Weeks Pics & Ready to evict this little boy! ;-)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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!!!

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MISSFORTE 12/18/2013 6:57AM

    SO CUTE!

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MICHSTATE 11/1/2013 7:46AM

    You look awesome and that is seriously the CUTEST ultrasound picture I have ever seen!!!!!! (Just don't tell my kids) ;-)
Sounds like you are doing great!!!!!

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SLEEPYDEAN 10/31/2013 11:34AM

    How adorable is he?! I can't wait to get that view of my little guy. I've already gained 30lbs at 26 weeks so I'm getting a little nervous about the GD test on Monday. What
Can I say this boy likes to eat!

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IAMZBEE 10/31/2013 10:19AM

    That smirk is so adorable!

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TARANITUP 10/31/2013 10:06AM

    You look great and he is going to be so cute! Worth the wait!

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ALICIALYNNE 10/31/2013 9:39AM

    Look at that cute belly!!!

Glad things have been going well, minus sciatica. I have it too - not fun! Worth it in the end though, of course. How cool you got to do the 4D!

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STRONGMOMMA2014 10/31/2013 9:34AM

    He looks beautiful! Best wishes as you get closer and closer!


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25 Weeks & Finally feeling some kicking :-)

Thursday, September 05, 2013

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 :)

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LYNSEY723 9/16/2013 2:44PM

    How exciting! I am so happy for you!!

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READYRACHEL 9/12/2013 1:46PM

    I loved feeling Lorelei kick for the first time. I think feeling her move around inside me was my favorite part of pregnancy.

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    Nothing sweeter than a little baby bump. emoticon

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MICHSTATE 9/5/2013 4:15PM

    So cute!!!!!! I hope you feel better soon!!!!

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TARANITUP 9/5/2013 1:33PM

    That is such an amazing feeling! Enjoy it as much as you can thru all of the heartburn and reflux!!! Can't wait til he is here!

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ALICIALYNNE 9/5/2013 12:57PM

    Look at that gorgeous bump! WOOHOOO!

It's not unusual for it to take a while for mom to feel the kicks when it is the first time she has had a pregnancy progress that far. The uterus is pretty darn tough!

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I'm still alive I promise!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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 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.

For now - here comes baby - due 12/18/13 :) :) :)

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LYNSEY723 7/22/2013 1:26PM

    Congrats on the little one! I am so excited for you!!! I can't wait to hear from you again when you've had time to get settled!

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READYRACHEL 7/22/2013 8:16AM

    Congratulations on the baby! Take your time getting settled. I remember when my first trimester was full of all day morning sickness. It was awful. I can't imagine moving at that time. I hope the rest of your pregnancy is happy and healthy and look forward to seeing baby pictures at the end of the year.

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MICHSTATE 7/12/2013 6:10AM

    I am glad to hear from you!!!! I miss seeing your numbers on FitBit!!!! I hope the rest of your pregnancy is smooth!!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 7/11/2013 3:59PM

    Congrats! Sounds like you had a rough first trimester, but now the worst is behind you - so jealous!! I live in MA too and your baby is due the day before my bday. :)

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ALICIALYNNE 7/11/2013 2:34PM

    Great to see you around! Glad things are going well for you.

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TARANITUP 7/11/2013 1:40PM

    Very very exciting! If they didn't see the "3 line sign" it's usually a boy - my ultrasonographer told me that - its the "lips" if you will haha! Glad things are improving did you lose a bunch of weight during first trimester?

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News News News :-)

Friday, April 12, 2013

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.

emoticon 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 :) emoticon

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MISSFORTE 5/7/2013 8:59AM

    Wonderful news! so happy for you! I will try to be more on SPARK to see how you are doing and root you on!

tearing up so happy for you!

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SEPPIESUSAN 4/15/2013 8:39PM

    Congratulations!! I have had two or maybe three miscarriages myself and am currently going through fertility treatments. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope you have a wonderfully healthy pregnancy.

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GUCCI9300 4/15/2013 8:39AM

    Thank you so much everyone emoticon

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NIKKIB612 4/13/2013 11:06PM

    Congrats!! That's excellent news!!! :-)

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STRONGMOMMA2014 4/13/2013 7:55AM

    CONGRATS! I am so happy for you and hoping for the very best!

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GREEN_JEANS 4/12/2013 9:06PM

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you! It gives me hope!

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LISSASLOSINIT 4/12/2013 6:06PM

    Congrats!!! Wishing you a happy, healthy, and successful pregnancy! :)

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READYRACHEL 4/12/2013 5:51PM

    Congratulations! I'll be sending positive thoughts your way throughout.

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LUCKYPRESENCE 4/12/2013 5:45PM

Congrats!! What a wonderful blessing

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POISONGIRL999 4/12/2013 5:38PM

    Congrats! I saw the title and I crossed my fingers hoping that what I thought this was going to be about was actually what is was about. And I am sooooo happy for you that it is. I'm squeeeeeing for you right now and jumping up and down, you just have to imagine it.

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IAMZBEE 4/12/2013 5:17PM

    awww, congrats!!!!!

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TARANITUP 4/12/2013 5:02PM

    Aww Steph this is great news! I am so glad you have your head on straight about the situation and have the faith to try again! You guys must be very fertile lol :) I am always glad to lend a listening ear and am proud that you felt comfortable to talk to me about hard things ;) Congrats twinny!

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ALICIALYNNE 4/12/2013 4:44PM


Congratulations!!!!!!! WOOOHOOO!

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MICHSTATE 4/12/2013 4:21PM

    Yay, yay, yay, yay, YAY!!!!!!! I am SO excited for you!!!!! As soon as I saw your blog title, I was really hoping you had pregnancy news!!!!!:-)

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LYNSEY723 4/12/2013 4:12PM

    WOOHOOOO!!! Congrats!!!! I'm so excited for you guys!!!

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