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Quick question for all you Moms on diaper bags....

Friday, January 22, 2010

I am searching for a good diaper bag. Any suggestions of a good brand that includes lots of pockets, places for bottles, a changing pad, etc.....

I do not need anything fancy just functional, well and cute, of course!

Thanks a TON! emoticon

  
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SHANNONSNAIL 1/27/2010 12:50PM

    When you decide what to get, I want to know!!! I'm having a hard time deciding on this as well :-)

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2BEARSMOM 1/26/2010 8:44AM

    It's been awhile, but I love, love, loved my backpack style diaper bag. I used it with both my babies and it was perfect. Not too big, but still carried everything I needed. You'll find the right one that works for you- trial and error mostly!

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BLUEWATERS23 1/25/2010 2:26PM

    Not because she's my mother-in-law, but I totally have to send you to her website! I LOVE the bags she's made for me and all of my friends. They are custom made, so you can personalize as you wish! And the prices are affordable. Oh, and all of her work is guaranteed! I hope you like them! Here's her web:

http://www.regalbabies.
com/

Let me know what you think!



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TAILSFOX 1/24/2010 5:09PM

    I had a messenger-style bag that was technically a "DJ" bag- sized just right for a stack of LP records, which just so happen to be about the same size as a stack of prefolds.
It also had a small area up front that was great for any other personal items that didn't happen to fit in my pockets. You definitely don't want to carry a purse *and* a diaper bag!

It's kind of off topic, and I know they're not everyone's style, but I also loved carrying a chain wallet. (The one I have now is more girly than my last one, with a daintier chain.) I never had to dig in a bag when I was paying for something, I didn't have to carry my bag into the store with me+babe if I was just running in for one thing, and if my wallet fell out of my pocket while I was bending over (which happened a lot!!), I didn't lose it. As long as I had my pants on, I had my ID and debit card with me. :)

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BLUEWITCH73 1/24/2010 4:48PM

    I've heard Diaper Dude has great bags, that's the one I'm going to try out.

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LALAFLOWERS 1/24/2010 9:44AM

    I always drooled over the lands end options.. but I didn't get one ... Having seen my girlfriends get one to start with, and never need another, when I was using, and tossing so many... it was insane!!! (plus the warrantee you get with Lands End is AMAZING!) Look it up...

Only general comment.. make sure you spend a bit more upfront and get a nice one, and one of good quality.. so you don't end up getting a new one frequently. You end up paying so much more!!! Things I looked for: Nice fabric on the outside, waterproof inside section, lots of 'cubbies' to organize my stuff in. (big open space just ended up being jumbled, and I couldn't find anything) and a plain outside, so daddy would carry it too. (usually he left it at home, or in the car, and didn't have what he needed and was using choice words while I was trying not to laugh.....)

Have fun.


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DRAGONFLY1974 1/24/2010 8:40AM

    Messenger bag style worked best for me, a lot easier to find things than the Back pack style my husband used. Petunia Pickle and Skip Hop had the cutest bags when I bought (f course I had boys)

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HUGMONKEYMOM 1/23/2010 3:00PM

    My favorite diaper bag was also not actually a diaper bag. Just a messenger bag that I bought a separate changing pad from (actually I just used a pad out of a different bag) I used that bag til it died. My suggestion is to not just look in the diaper bag selection - you may be much happier with something from Target.

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EAT_MOVE_LIVE 1/23/2010 11:46AM

    I used a messenger bag...it is Timbuk2 brand (I still use it for a carry on) and it worked so well!! I never could find a diaper bag that worked the way it was supposed to for me! But the messenger bags have tons of pockets and it had a seperate plastic lined pocket that I could slip my wallet in and know that it was protected from spills. Plus the messenger bag was one my hubby was willing to carry to the bathroom when we were out...the "purse style ones" he wouldn't be caught dead with! LOL:)

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 1/23/2010 11:26AM

    I agree go with a backpack...

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LYNNA7499 1/23/2010 10:31AM

  I agree with the backpack. We found a good one with lots of pockets so that we can separate everything. Good luck!

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.TARA. 1/23/2010 10:30AM

    We have two bags from Skip Hop (http://www.skiphop.com/) that have held up fantastically over the past four years. One is smaller for quick trips to the grocery store, gym, etc. The other we used a lot on longer trips. Their bags are stylish, functional, and really well made. I am not a huge fan of backpacks, so I really like having a messenger style bag to carry. The other thing I love is that they don't look like traditional diaper bags, so I have been able carry them for years. When Trent was a baby, they carried all his baby goods and now that he is older, we keep water bottles, extra clothes, coloring books, and toys in the bag.

I hope you find the right bag(s) for you!!!

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HOTSOCCERMOM2B 1/23/2010 9:04AM

    I'm with MARABURK, go with the backpack style. I have an Eddie Bauer backpack diaper bag and love it. I got it at Target. My oldest is 5 and youngest 2 1/2 and I still use it all the time. ONESTEPAHEAD.COM has a really cool one I wanted but never could get. As active as you are, backpack would be the way to in my opinion. SINGER73 suggested a big and small bag and I agree. I do have a small backpack that holds plenty for trips out of the house that I bought from REI. It even has some girly scrolling on it to make it feminine. I also use the small one when I hike. LOVE IT!

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SINGER73 1/23/2010 8:04AM

    I can't give you a recommendation but make sure you get a big and small diaper bag. Also make sure that there is room in there for your wallet and other personal things. It's really hard to carry a pocketbook(purse) and a diaper bag and a baby.

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JOKERFAC13 1/23/2010 7:52AM

    I got two from Land's End. I love their Little Tripper, but used the Do-It-All on longer road/plane trips. The Little Tripper is the perfect size and has two side pockets for bottles and back pocket for the changing pad. It also has a front pouch with lots of pockets and key chain. The light blue inside is awesome. I can find anything... toys, etc.

They have a backpack now, but it was not available when I was shopping.

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MARABURK 1/22/2010 11:29PM

  Skip a diaper bag and go with a backpack - one you can throw in the washing machine and (most importantly) one your husband is willing to carry:) I must admit I have a second - a large satchel for when I attend professional events.

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SUNSHINEY22 1/22/2010 11:03PM

    I found a fun one at TJ Maxx that I actually used for school- I wish I had that one when I first had my baby! Instead I got a JJ Cole- which I really liked but it ripped a seam across the front. Which stunk because I didnt use it as much as I thought I would've. I also bought a changing pad that looks like a clutch purse from Target and I use that still and my daughter is 2! I think it was a spark hop? Its something like that.

Congrats!

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KIMSFITJOURNAL 1/22/2010 10:40PM

    Jen, I just bought my God-daughter a great Coach diaper bag for her baby shower. It is the ADDISON OP ART MULTIFUNCTION TOTE. The one I purchased is pink and silver and it comes with its own changing pad, Style:13629 .

Good luck with your search. emoticon

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JENNIFER124 1/22/2010 10:07PM

    i had one from LL Bean.... but i have also used sort of backpackish bags as well.. emoticon

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JEM0622 1/22/2010 9:58PM

    The best one I ever had and was cross functional was from LL Bean. But honestly...with 4 kids (my youngest now 5)...I just needed the changing pad and the rest did not matter. A simple canvas bag would do. Even the free one that you get at the hospital. And if you go with formula...no need to make ahead. Put the powder in the bottle and add warm tap water. Instant bottle and no need for keeping it cold and no need to warm the bottle!

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HILARY26 1/22/2010 9:52PM

    if you look around at some discount stores (tj maxx and marshalls for example) you can find some really cute ones for a lot cheaper. i just bought a cole haan bag for less than 1/3 of what it would have cost new and it has everything!

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RUNTRILAUGH 1/22/2010 9:46PM

    Really, it depends on how long you will be out. I usually carried a change of clothes in the car, and took a bottle, diaper, and paci in a smaller bag into stores with me. You REALLY normally don't need a lot of stuff with you...

BUT again, thats all part of the swing of things that you'll figure out for yourselves....

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MARGO_U 1/22/2010 9:20PM

    I'm going to agree with everyone else... I had a nice diaper bag, and I don't think I've used it at all since the first week we brought our daughter home. We switched to a back pack. They hold more, and are so much easier to carry around. There are some really cute styles out there, but we just used the one I had left over from college. We still use it whenever we're going anywhere for more than a few hours.

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CMULL328 1/22/2010 9:16PM

    Started with the bags from the hospital and then switched to a back pack. Much more convenient.

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MICHAELA2780 1/22/2010 9:04PM

    The one we're using is from Wal-Mart - a pocket on each side for bottles, a side pocket for...whatever, and it came with a little changing pad. But it is DEFINITELY and OBVIOUSLY a diaper bag...there's no using this thing for any other reason.

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YB0511 1/22/2010 8:33PM

    With my first I used a regular diaper bag, but it was destroyed by number 2. I went with a backpack for number 2, usually lots of pockets/places for cups/bottles/etc., and you can keep your hands free when carrying the baby.

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/22/2010 8:10PM

    Jen-we've always used the diaper bag from the hospital until they got worn out(about one year of use).I like the one I've got now-got it free at a rummage sale! Nothing fancy at all...

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DOCLOVER 1/22/2010 7:37PM

    Petunia Pickle Bottom bags are what is really popular around here. You can check them out at Nordstrom's or search for them on eBay (better prices)! I'm sure you can find them other places too. Hope this helps!

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MARELARK725 1/22/2010 7:33PM

    I love my StorkSak diaper bag. It's very chic...almost like a purse. Black with gold hardware so it goes with everything! VERY roomy, lots of compartments including insulated bottle pockets on the side!! Expensive, but 22 months later still in perfect condition and I plan to use it with Baby #2! Hope this helps! emoticon

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RACHAEL829 1/22/2010 7:30PM

    Mine was a graco. It was well made, had a changing pad, insulated compartments for bottles, lots of pockets and room.

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-H0LY-Y0GA- 1/22/2010 7:23PM

    I have nothing to suggest since it has been a while since mine were babies - and there is definitely a lot cooler stuff out there these days! I did need to comment though - to tell you that your belly is gorgeous! LOVE that pic!!

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MARKAMURKA 1/22/2010 7:03PM

    I always had my hands full. I use a back pack. Not too stylish, though.


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PAGONA 1/22/2010 6:54PM

    It's been so long since I've had to use a diaper bag, I bet they have changed so much. But you know what I did. I found a great back pack with tons of pockets (like a hiking back pack) they have really cute ones I found it was so much easier to carry around

Good luck

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EDGEOFSANITY 1/22/2010 6:42PM

    I second the backpack. It was by far the most functional "diaperbag" I had... And I had a lot ;)

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BIKE82X 1/22/2010 6:29PM

    Here's another vote for the Land's End bag. When your baby gets bigger, you can use it for other things too - it's not too "baby" looking.

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IMARUNR 1/22/2010 6:03PM

    Had a diaper bag...didn't use it. Used a backpack with bottle (sippy/bottle) holders on the sides, multi compartments including place to put money wallet sunglasses (I mean cellphone)! It was great to have on my back and have free hands! :)

(Still use it, btw...for keeping extra wipes/snacks/panties/clothes handy) emoticon

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TARABEAR 1/22/2010 5:55PM

    I'm happy with my Skip Hop, so far. I was on the verge of buying a petunia picklebottom but I wanted something DH would be willing to carry too and the PPBs are pretty girly.

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VERGE_OF_ME 1/22/2010 5:47PM

    Check out :

http://www.gogagalife.com/




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CBOCEAN 1/22/2010 5:42PM

    I love SkipHop Diaper Bags

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SWJADECO 1/22/2010 5:38PM

    A friend of mine has a Baby Sac, it's really nice, pockets for bottles and came with a changing pad (pocket in back for that too), and has plenty of room inside. I like that it isn't a "theme" type diaper bag, I would've wanted one when I had my kids if I'd known about them then. :)

I can't speak to the Lands' End bags, but I know they make good quality bags in general. :)

Good luck on your choice, it will be like your purse for awhile!

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LAURAKINS 1/22/2010 5:32PM

    I loved my Lands End diaper bag. Lot of pockets & storage and it came with a changing pad. My bag is over 9 yrs. old and we still use it to put things in. It cleans up very easily too when it gets dirty!

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LOVEY_MD_13 1/22/2010 5:20PM

    love love my fleurville...




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SPARKIN_REESIE 1/22/2010 5:18PM

    I like the diaper bags sold by Lands' End. I used the Little Traveler, I think. It's smaller so it was more for the toddler years, but I hear the larger one, the Daytripper is loved by a lot of moms.

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I just love my little Butternut squash!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Yesterday I officially made it to 29 weeks! Each week I receive emails from all the baby sites I am apart of. On one site they had a slideshow that showed you a picture of the approximate size of your baby for each week.

This was the picture for week 29!




Here is the full slideshow link for those who want to check it out....

www.babycenter.com/slideshow-baby-si
ze?scid=mbtw_preg29:638


Isn't my little girl the cutest ever! Love her so much. She is moving around more each day but in different ways. She kicks and so on the same as before only stronger but now I am watching her move far more frequently. I was in a children's store yesterday shopping and the sales associate was working with me on some items and I could feel her moving all around so much, I think she was really liking what I was picking out! LOL Looks like she has great taste already! emoticon

On the fitness front, well it has been NONEXISTENT this week. Sorry, but that is the cold, hard truth. I have been busy running around getting so much done, so the activity is there but no actual workouts this week, just a couple of walks. My eating has been going well but yesterday I was starving. I feel like I am really getting hungry around mid morning and late in the afternoon, even after eating. I am trying to drink more water but I swear it feels like I am just SO hungry. I am looking forward today getting out for a walk and this weekend getting back on track with my miles.Since this weekend will be a busy one I am setting my plan for next week ahead of time.....

Friday - 2 mile walk
Saturday - 3 mile walk
Sunday - 3 mile walk
Monday - 5 mile bike ride at gym with 3 mile walk
Tuesday - 5 mile bike ride at gym with a 3 mile walk
Wednesday - Rest
Thursday - 3 mile walk
Friday - 3 mile walk
Saturday - 3 mile walk
Sunday - Rest


  
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TARABEAR 1/22/2010 6:05PM

    Just wait until it's a watermelon and you have to birth it. ;) LOL!

I found my third trimester workouts harder and harder to get in. Not only because of my size, but because I was so darn busy at work and getting ready for little one. Feel good about anything you can get in! You're doing great!

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ZELLAZM 1/22/2010 2:45PM

    Isn't that sweeet! Makes you want to go out and buy a butternut squash just to give it a hug, doesn't it?!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/22/2010 1:32PM

    Good for you on getting next week's schedule ready. And ifyou're hungry-EAT!!!! Your baby is growing, your body needs more fuel.
Keep up the great work! I have to get at least 3 miles in today or I'll be bummed. My morning walk was kaboshed with being at the school....that's why I don't like doing things in the morning..interferes with ME time.

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SEEHOLZ 1/22/2010 12:59PM

    Sooooo cute about the butternut squash! Keeping it real, that's what matters!

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JENNIFER124 1/22/2010 12:23PM

    sweet!!and great plan for fitness in the upcoming week!!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 1/22/2010 12:20PM

    Don't stress the actual non-workouts. You are doing and moving all the time. That is what counts. Have a great weekend.

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MBSHAZZER 1/22/2010 11:59AM

    Butternut squash - I love it! And so healthy too! :D

Have a wonderful weekend!

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LAURAKINS 1/22/2010 11:49AM

    Your little Butternut squash is so cute! Enjoy the activity inside your belly. . . I still miss that about being pregnant! You are doing great with your exercise!

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1BIGDREAM 1/22/2010 11:24AM

    Cute comparison!
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NAENAE1213 1/22/2010 11:04AM

    I love those comparison emails! Especially cause they are linked to food.....LOL.

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HEALTHYELEPHANT 1/22/2010 10:29AM

    Awww...so very cute! :) Love the comparison!

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RALKINGCHICK 1/22/2010 10:26AM

    Oh my goodness. Your little veggie is just beautiful!

Just go with the flow as much as you can. The more she grows, the hungrier you'll be. Keep making your best choices and you'll be fine.

Congrats! I'm SO happy for you!

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2010TRIATHLETE 1/22/2010 10:26AM

    Aw, she's adorable! Sounds like you might have a little shopper on your hands. LOL!

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JWENZEL723 1/22/2010 10:08AM

    congrats on your little butternut squash! she's adorable :)

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JULIEQ2011 1/22/2010 10:03AM

    Congrats on your beautiful baby girl :-) Enjoy these moments and get in any activity you can, don't worry about 'real' workouts. And if you're hungry, just eat but make sure it's healthy choices to help both you and that baby stay healthy and strong. I wish I'd taken better care of my health while I was pregnant and maybe It wouldn't have been so hard afterwards! Sounds like you're doing fantastic! Best of luck to you!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 1/22/2010 9:55AM

    Well hello there lil squash! LOL You don't need to do formal workouts to get in activity so no sweat girlie! For a mid-morning snack try an apple with cheese or my favorite, a slice of Ezekiel raisin bread with peanut or almond butter. Good protein baby! Glad to hear all is going well!

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GIRLNEXTDOOR80 1/22/2010 9:50AM

    I just wanted to say that you are doing such a great job taking care of your body for your little girl! I have heard people compare the tole of delivery on your body to a marathon; from experience, it's true! You are going to be more physically prepared than most and you should be proud of that!

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Weekend report, nursery update and goals for today!

Monday, January 18, 2010

What a fabulous weekend we had! We started off the weekend with our first baby class at the hospital. The class we took was called Infant care and we learned SO much! I was so impressed with my husband and I have to say proudly that he was the better than me at swaddling! LOL He was so involved and interested in the class, just another thing I love about this amazing man. After our class we went to another baby store to look at all the strollers and we may be changing our minds as to what stroller we will be getting. It is SO hard. There are a million different choices. We got our car seat already and are debating with sticking with the same brand with the stroller or combining it with another system. I am heading back today to take a look at some of the 2010 models and I hope we can make a decision soon.

We did buy our play yard which is SO cute! Then we bought a large floor lamp for her room along with a bookcase and big soft chair for the corner so we can rock her to sleep or read to her. We decided to take back our bedding as the creams were just not working right with the room. We are using quite a bit of bright whites and the other cream just did not look right. Here is a fun quick look at some of the stuff we have bought so far! Hope you do not mind me sharing but it is just so much FUN!!!


This is the crib we bought and the wall color we used.


Here is our changing table


Pack and Play...so cute for a little girl!



Here is our car seat. We love it because the inside is a soft leather. This is the stroller that goes along with it and has the same leather inside, but we are debating on this one and another coming out for 2010...will decide today!


Here is the chair we bought for the corner of her room.

Ok, I will stop now! LOL! I could talk about all of this forever! We are going to take a picture of her room when it is all done, I cannot wait to see it completely finished!

Tomorrow is my husband's birthday so I have a busy day getting some things done is preparation for tomorrow. I hope to make is a very special day for my sweetie!



My goals for this week -

Monday - Walk 3 miles
Tuesday - Walk 4 miles
Wednesday - Bike 5 miles and Walk 2 miles
Thursday - Walk 4 miles
Friday - Bike 5 miles and Walk 2 miles
Saturday - Walk 3 miles

Blessings to everyone! Hope your week is the best and you reach all your goals!!!









  
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BGGARDEN 1/22/2010 10:21AM

    JEN... too funny! That chair matches the sofa set I want from pottery barn for in my family room! LOVE IT!!! It looks fabulous with wicker coffee table and fits my garden theme.

I am so happy for you... you are having so much fun sharing this wonderful experience.

(((HUGS)))

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LIZZABETH1986 1/21/2010 11:39AM

    jen, that baby stuff is all SO cute!! i'm nowhere near having a baby but it sure is fun to look at all that stuff anyway. is that the ektorp chair from ikea? it looks like it... if so, it's the BEST! my boyfriend and i got one when we moved out and it really is sooo comfortable. also, happy birthday to your hubby!

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HEALTHYELEPHANT 1/21/2010 8:26AM

    So happy that you're having sooo much fun! :) :) The furniture is gorgeous!!

Hope you had a fun time celebrating DH's birthday!

Happy Thursday!

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DOCLOVER 1/21/2010 12:10AM

    You look GORG in the pic you posted! Love the Pottery Barn furniture (I'm pretty sure it's Pottery Barn Kids or Restoration Hardware Baby?) How exciting is that! Maybe I will be doing this with my husband 5 years down the road or so.. ;-)

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LAURAKINS 1/20/2010 10:53PM

    Your daughter's room is going to look so adorable! Can't wait to see pictures of it! I so happy for you!

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WANT2CHNG17 1/20/2010 10:49PM

    Oh Jen, I'm so glad you've shared all of your beautiful baby "things" - it's so exciting! Thanks for sharing your excitement and joy with us.

My first is a girl - this brings back so many happy memories - enjoy every minute! (Believe me - it goes by FAST! My daughter is 18 now!!)

Love your outlook - your faith, joy, and your "attitude of gratitude!"

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SEEBEES3 1/20/2010 9:02PM

    Oh they are so lovely. Have a great time celebrating DH's b-day!

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RAWKNRUN 1/20/2010 3:05PM

    Awe, so cute, this brings me back! ENJOY EVERY SECOND!

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LENGELKE 1/20/2010 10:49AM

    A friend of mine told me to come check out your page as I was ALMOST to goal and then I found out that I finally got pregnant and now I'm stressed about gaining my weight back...Your page and posts are A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Any advice for someone just entering the second trimester??? emoticon

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VERGE_OF_ME 1/19/2010 6:12PM

    Happy Birthday to your hubby! I just love your nursery choices and getting to see all the wonderful goodies you've chosen. From what you've shown us, your little girl will have the loveliest nursery...so serene, feminine, and happy! Your excitement and expectations are a joy to read about...thank you for sharing : )

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FLOOSIEMAGOO 1/19/2010 3:19PM

    Oh Sweetie, IT IS EXCITING!! My daughter's room was pink, white and light blue big stripped wall paper. You know, we just packed up her mini-wing chairs and tea sets she use to enjoy with her dolls and our little Cairn Terrier, who is stil alive and well. It will be 10-15 years and we'll be pulling them out for grandchildren (fingers crossed!!) This is a magical time; I'm so happy you're enjoying it. Happy Birthday to BIG DADDY too!!!

Chana

Spark Baby!

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NAENAE1213 1/19/2010 10:47AM

    I LOVE IT! It's so cute!!
What brand is that car seat?!?! We're still looking for one and it looks super comfy!!

Good job keeping up with the exercise!!!

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IMARUNR 1/19/2010 6:58AM

    I LOVE IT!! The changing table looks like it may have a high back...if it does, that's fabulous. I had a high back on DD's table and when she started rolling, I just flipped it around (backwards away from the wall). This gave her extra coverage from rolling right off of the table. It's funny, because I used it until she was over two!! :)
I love PB! I got DD an anywhere chair w/her name on it...it's been great to take progress pictures of her (used to be monthly) to watch her grow.
Looks like you have an exciting day...Happy birthday DH!

PS - swaddling is magic for them and the blankets work fabulously! Happiest Baby on the Block...rent the video from the library and watch it. The second month was ROUGH until we watched this and she was a completely different baby!

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NUTRIGIRL08 1/19/2010 5:55AM

    How exciting! I know her room is going to be absolutely beautiful for her! I can't express how happy I am for you!

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IMAZETA 1/18/2010 9:27PM

    It looks like your little girl will have a beautiful nursery! I also have to say looked through your photos and you look amazing! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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IMAZETA 1/18/2010 9:27PM

    It looks like your little girl will have a beautiful nursery! I also have to say looked through your photos and you look amazing! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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IMAZETA 1/18/2010 9:26PM

    It looks like your little girl will have a beautiful nursery! I also have to say looked through your photos and you look amazing! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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MANDAO97 1/18/2010 5:50PM

    I love reading your baby updates and seeing your choices for the nursery! I can imagine that you are overwhelmed with happiness and excitement. :)

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EAT_MOVE_LIVE 1/18/2010 4:02PM

    Beautiful! Love the wall color, so pretty! My hubby was wayyyy better at swaddling as well! In fact it was his job the first month or so with both our boys! He was also better at the car seats..I just couldn't get them in there right and was so afraid of pinching their little tummies. Hubbys are just better at some of these things :) Have a wonderful day with your growing little girl.
Candace

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CCSDESTINY 1/18/2010 3:29PM

    I saw that stroller and you talking about the soft leather and I was thinking - Oh, the clean up job on that thing! LOL. But then I forget how completely so-so you are :) No smelly milk will be on your baby girls leather! LOL. I bet her changing table will look exactly like that photo at all times, everything stacked so perfectly. LOL. My kids would love for you to be their mom! :)

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/18/2010 3:24PM

    Your tiny princess will love that room! (as soon as she's ready to peek around outside of your arms). It is alot of fun getting all the new things,isn't it??? I'm so happy for you both. Happy bday to hubby!!!
have to tell you that you have inspired me to walking more: did 4 miles today instead of the usual 3. Thank you!!! And, as of Saturday weighin, put on just .4 lbs this past week!! that's a total of 17.4 for the pregnancy!!! WOO-HOO!!!

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ANGELCOWBOY1 1/18/2010 2:41PM

    It will be a perfect room for a little princess! What a lucky little girl to have you and your hubby for parents! God bless.

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PBGWILLIAMS 1/18/2010 2:24PM

    Can't wait to see the finished product! So fun! Happy Birthday to your hubby! Have a fun day together!

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JENONTHEROX 1/18/2010 2:17PM

    how exciting, Jen!
I'm looking forward to seeing the finally result WITH BABY! :)

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MAMAJ21357 1/18/2010 1:53PM

    Your little girl is very lucky...Her room is going to be soooo darling. EXCITING..

They also did the little book poem instead of card at our daughters baby shower. Everyone loved the idea and we are reading those books to our little guy. The girls signed their book with a little note(Congrats, ideas,love,Suggestions) in the front of the book.

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TORNADO40 1/18/2010 1:33PM

    I am so excited for you. It is so much fun setting everything up. It sounds like you two are going to have so much fun when she gets here.

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SGRENNEK 1/18/2010 1:18PM

    What a beautiful nursery you're putting together! God bless you and your baby girl!

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MYTURN11 1/18/2010 12:55PM

    Looks absolutely beautiful Jen. Your little sweetheart is certainly blessed. What an exciting time in your life, it has been so very long - 30 yrs - that I have forgotten the excitement of the preparation. Enjoy ;-)

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DEBOB1979 1/18/2010 12:33PM

    I am enjoying your excitement with the coming of your first child, such a happy time for the two of you. I am a grandma for the first time as my grandson was born in Aug 2009. For my daughters shower we sent out this poem with the shower invitations and she got such nice books to read to her son.

"Although cards are nice,
They're only read once or twice.
A book is a treasure
That lasts forever.
So instead of a card to be put aside,
Please give the baby a book with your name & wishes inside.
It will be read to our little tyke
Before bed each night,
And we will think of you
Forever and ever!"

Just wanted to pass it along. I know you will have some very special times reading to your daughter in that beautiful chair you bought! Thank you for your inspirational sparks page!!!

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RAIN470 1/18/2010 12:33PM

    That is one of the true advantages of knowing if your having a boy or a girl you can really customize the room for her. I love all your choices you have made. Its amazing how large of a selections there is for strollers and car seats. You think you have one narrowed down and then you see another one that you think might be better. Looks like you have everything under control.
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CMULL328 1/18/2010 12:28PM

    Oh, how I miss those days!! I still love walking thru the baby stuff and looking at all the new stuff they've come out with. My kids are 7 and 3 and the baby stuff gets cuter and cuter by the minute!!

When we got our car seats, my hubby was very selective. He wanted to make sure the padding was good and it would be something he'd want to sit in, since the baby would be spending so much time there.

Love the colors and accessories for the nursery.


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LINDAKAY228 1/18/2010 12:07PM

    The room looks absolutely adorable!

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SEEHOLZ 1/18/2010 11:40AM

    The colors are so calming--- like out of story book! WOW is all that comes to mind... let's just say my kid had a hand me down crib that we had to glue together and the sides were all chewed upon, but we got it for free from out neighbors and at the time, we were so blessed, as we had like no money. If I do ever have another child, I think I will have to splurge on a crib, however. The 2 other things that I felt were the best things ever was his swing... they make one now that even plays music.. my little baby niece has it and it's fabulous. Also, after my SIL had her little baby ( she's 3 months now) she did opt to buy a real rocking chair. I am not a big fan of them once they get bigger, as they try to climb on them and might get hurt, a simple one might be really, really useful! Even a rocking recliner or somehing....I'm telling you I had a rocking chair and I used it all the time when Danny was a baby!

I'm so excited that your hubby is so into these classes-- it must feel so heartwarming!!!

Enjoy this week- glad you're feeling good.

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AVALONAPPLE 1/18/2010 11:27AM

    I love your selections, they are beautiful. The blogs are inspirational and it is very uplifting to read them, especially in these difficult times. Have a great day and week!

Jennifer

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RALKINGCHICK 1/18/2010 11:20AM

    LOVE your choices! absolutly beautiful. I'm so excited for you!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 1/18/2010 11:11AM

    Jen

Just in case you haven't figured it out. This little girl will cost you an arm and a leg. LOL. But, she will be well worth it. Enjoy this time...

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 1/18/2010 11:02AM

    I LOOOOOVE everything you chose. So girly and cute! Can't wait to see a pic of the finished product! Happy Birthday to your honey!

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BETTERONE 1/18/2010 10:58AM

  Just saw your page and it is truly inspiring. I loved reading your blogs. Best of luck with the babe - such exciting times!
PS We have the P3 stroller (in the picture) and we love it! It has lasted through our 2 kids plus my sister's!

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SHANAHAN00 1/18/2010 10:49AM

    It's fun to read how excited you are about this little girl you're bringing into the world. She is truly blessed to have parents who love her so much.

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MAGNOLIADEE 1/18/2010 10:47AM

    So, so cute! That's going to be such a comforting, peaceful room to be in and just rock her to sleep. Post all you want about this stuff, I love reading it!!

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JWENZEL723 1/18/2010 10:46AM

    that room is so freakin' precious!!! very nicely done!

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CALGALFOX 1/18/2010 10:45AM

    There's just nothing like having a baby and all the fun stuff 6that goes along with it. There is nothing more amazing in life than feeling your baby moving within you.

Have SO much fun!

Carol

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KATELJM 1/18/2010 10:39AM

    Your blog brings a big smile to my face. I am so happy for you and your DH. Your little girl will know she is loved, for sure!

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PATTISPAGE 1/18/2010 10:26AM

    What fun!!! Great goals! I hope you don't mind I "saved" your believe photo to my pc ~ One of my fav words is BELIEVE and my absolute fav colour is PINK!

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MBSHAZZER 1/18/2010 10:20AM

    What a great weekend, Jen! I am getting excited just reading about all the fun stuff you guys are doing! :D

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JOYINRUNNING08 1/18/2010 10:16AM

    What a great weekend! You are absolutely right. Oooh. I am not an expectant or current mom so I have no idea what kind of choices are out there for seats/strollers/etc. I didn't even KNOW they came in leather. What a great idea, if only for the fact that you can wipe down leather so much easier than cloth. :)

Glad to hear you're doing well!! Have a great week!

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LOLAGEEK 1/18/2010 10:13AM

    The baby items are adorable. Have a great week getting your exercise in and celebrating your husband's birthday!

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3rd Trimester Appointment report! 7 months pregnant today!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I cannot believe I am writing this blog! I just seems like yesterday that I just announced I was pregnant and now I am officially in the 3rd trimester!

Our appointment was wonderful. I came to my doctor with a long list of concerns as my cramping and pains having increased quite a bit. He was so understanding and explained to my husband and I what was going on. He said the back pain was due to a spasm and pain from the weight of the baby and there was no need to be too concerned about it. The pain in my belly that I like to describe as the accordion pain because it feels like my stomach is clinching down like an accordion is nothing more than Braxton Hicks contractions, again totally normal, no worries there. This we expected and knew already but it was good to hear. The sharp pains that are low he said are my pelvic bones getting ready and spreading, again totally normal. He said these can be quite painful so I am fine. He said it was good for me to keep walking as it is so wonderful me. Ok, maybe not my 30 miles a week I was doing but a good 3 or 4 mile walk a day is fine for me. I just need to watch my HR and keep it steady and low. We are just so grateful that everything is ok and our little girl was fine! Her heart beat was steady at 152 and STRONG! So blessed to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy little girl getting ready to come and meet us! I feel MUCH better after talking with him about our concerns and know now what I need to do. Exercise moderately and rest when the pain gets to be too much.

I am showing a gain of 14 pounds, that is slightly lower than when I weighed in this morning when I first got up and my home scale was showing 16 pounds. Whether it is 14 or 16, I am doing well, although I like the 14 number better! LOL!! It felt good to know that I have worked hard to stay on track and it is paying off. With a one pound a week from here on out would still put me at an overall gain of 24 - 26 pounds, well within my range of 25 - 35 pounds. Most important, I just want my little girl to be healthy. I did think my weight was going to be higher because I felt so distended as of late. It is probably all the water and fiber I have been eating making me feel bigger than I am! LOL

After the appointment my husband and I went to celebrate my entry into the 3rd Trimester! We went to eat at our favorite Thai restaurant....YUMMY! I was happy to see that our little girl liked the spicy food I was eating as a few minutes after eating she started moving around like yesterday. We are introducing her to her culture! She is part Thai so we have to start early getting her ready for those trips to Thailand to see her family and all that spicy food! It was GOOD and I loved treating myself to it! It was worth every single calorie! Now, I am going for a walk later to burn some of it off but it was a wonderful, relaxing lunch and more importantly it was fun celebrating this special day. 28 weeks along today and so grateful!! My next appointment is January 28th. From now until 36 weeks I will be going to the doctor every 2 weeks for a full checkup.

We are going to post a 28 week picture tomorrow! I am now off to enjoy my day and go shopping for my little girl. I want to buy her something for her 3rd trimester!!





  
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CCSDESTINY 1/17/2010 9:28PM

    Awe Jen! That is so sweet!!!!! I was smiling ear to ear reading your blog - your happiness is infectious! I'm glad your doctor put your mind at ease regarding all the crazy pains you get as you start to near the finish line! I'm so glad to hear that you are going to continue to walk, you are doing soooo well! I am so proud of you for keeping within your weight range - even on the lower end, which is fabulous!

Did I tell you I LOVE thai food? Its my absolute favorite! send me some recipes if you have any good ones - the spicier the better :)

Have a great week! I can't believe you only have 12 left to go!!!!!!

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PRINCESSNURSE 1/17/2010 5:06PM

    Congratulations! You are doing great! I now that Your child will be so blessed and loved.

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LOLAGEEK 1/16/2010 9:27PM

    Congrats on T3! You sound like you are doing great.

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PIGLETSMALL 1/16/2010 2:01PM

    I'm so excited for you..... Not long to go now. Hugs and love x

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KATELJM 1/16/2010 1:53PM

    What wonderful news. You make me smile.

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ZORAHGAIL 1/16/2010 1:11PM

    So exciting!

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PROJECTFIT4LIFE 1/15/2010 11:17PM

    yay! i bet you are so excited! all these people having babies makes me really want another one! lol. but my daughter is only 14 months and I really want to run a half marathon this year so I guess I have to wait!!

best of luck, she will be here soon!!!

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MARELARK725 1/15/2010 9:58PM

    All wonderful news!! And congrats on keeping your weight gain SO in check! I aspire to do that with my pregnancy...gained a little too much with Maeve;-)!! Enjoy your last trimester Mama...your little girl will be here before you know it!!! emoticon

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FIT911CHICK 1/15/2010 2:03PM

    So exciting! Enjoy it! It will be over before you know it. Then comes the fun part! emoticon

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LAURAKINS 1/15/2010 11:41AM

    So glad everything is fine!!! You are doing an awesome job! I think I gained 11 lbs. in one month that I was pregnant with my son (I was not taking good care of myself back then!) What did you buy your little girl?

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/15/2010 12:02AM

    You will have to blog what you got for your baby girl today. Glad to hear the Doctor put your worries to rest. The reassurance is always welcome. Get your rest along with your workouts.

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STACEYSGETNFIT 1/14/2010 11:35PM

    Yay! Here's to a happy, healthy baby girl! Any names running through your head?

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MAMAJ21357 1/14/2010 11:30PM

    Wow, Your amazing..Everything is going well and your hopes and dreams are unfolding. Sounds to me like your baby girl is truly lucky. Take care and GOD bless

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PENNYLEWIS 1/14/2010 9:47PM

    You are almost there! Before you know it you'll be holding your little girl in your arms. 14lbs! Girl, thats amazing!

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SNACKCAKE13 1/14/2010 9:38PM

    Mmmmm. Thai food. :-) What a great day! Congratulations!

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FLYGIRLMOMMY 1/14/2010 8:56PM

    Awesome Jen!! This sweetly reminded me of my own pregnancies with the three blessing the Lord gave me!! I always treasured pregnancy!! There is an emotional connection to your baby that there are no words to describe!!! Blessings to you all!!!

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ERIN1022 1/14/2010 7:12PM

    Just fourteen pounds gained is amazing, Jen! You are doing so well, and I'm glad the visit with your doctor gave you some peace from your concerns. I can't wait to see an updated pic!

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FITAT50 1/14/2010 5:51PM

    I agree, it does just seem like yesterday when you told us the exciting news. This last trimester is going to fly by and before you know it you'll be holding your precious little girl.

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MALIBUPRES 1/14/2010 5:25PM

    Only a 14 lb gain is amazing. Way to go with your working out throughout your pregnancy. Like i said before, it will really help with the labor, at least that is what I hear!

The officially countdown is on!

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SEEHOLZ 1/14/2010 5:10PM

    You are in good spirits and now, after the talk with the Dr, you got a calm mind!
Enjoy this part...it's probably the roughest yet, but you are getting sooooo close girl!

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ALISHAB3 1/14/2010 4:55PM

    Its so exciting! How fun, to have a little girl to shop for!

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TAMTAM64 1/14/2010 4:26PM

    It's so exciting to follow your pregnancy. You are doing so well! It will not be long before you are holding her in your arms... :)

Tammy

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WIXNWAX 1/14/2010 4:17PM

    You are doing great, Jen! Have you picked out any names yet? You all are a great Mommy and Daddy already! I am so happy for you!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 1/14/2010 4:12PM

    I can't believe it won't be long now....seems just like yesterday you announce you were pregnant here on Spark.

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NAENAE1213 1/14/2010 4:09PM

    Yippee! Awesome news!! So proud of you!

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DEEJACKSON 1/14/2010 3:43PM

    YAY!!!!! It wont be long now.....

CONGRATULATIONS!

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COOL_CHARLOTTE 1/14/2010 3:41PM

    Oh the pains of pregnancy that you really do eventually forget about. How exciting that your time is almost here. You are doing awesome and you little princess will be with you before you know it. Bless your family!!!
Charlotte

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MBSKIT 1/14/2010 3:35PM

    That is great news. How exciting for you!!

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JWENZEL723 1/14/2010 3:32PM

    great news!!!

also, can i please have your scale that tells you you're gaining less weight? :)

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ANGESPAD 1/14/2010 3:32PM

    The fact that you haven't gone hog wild eating and you have continued to exercise is going to make your delivery and recovery so much easier! You are making such healthy choices for you and your baby! GREAT JOB! :O)

You are such an inspiration! Have a great day!

~Angie

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/14/2010 3:26PM

    YEAH!!!! Jen, that's all fantastic news and I'm so glad!!!! You have a great doctor to take the time and explain each thing to you.
WOW! on the weight gain. I'm 25 weeks and have gained 17 lbs. That's great for me b/c I usually have the same number of lbs on as number of weeks along(or more lbs than weeks,,even). You are my inpiration!! I've got to remember you when I'm reaching for that chocolate...LOL! (I finally gave that all to the kids to get rid of it.)
Enjoy those walks again,Girl! Maybe I could try getting more water into me,too and slow down the lbs!

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MBSHAZZER 1/14/2010 3:24PM

    Jen, I am SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! That little girl has no idea how lucky she is to have such caring and wonderful parents! :D

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NUTRIGIRL08 1/14/2010 3:23PM

    So glad to hear everything is going so well! Congrats on this journey!!

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JBMT08 1/14/2010 3:15PM

    That is so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for your family!!! SHOP AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 1/14/2010 3:08PM

    So glad to hear all is well and you're doing wonderfully with your modest gains. It goes to show that you CAN have a happy, healthy pregnancy and the excuse many women use to justify gaining 40, 50, 60 lbs because they're "eating for two" is just creative license! ;) Keep up the amazing work and congrats on the appt. I'm sure it was an ease to your mind!

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VAL_ERIE 1/14/2010 3:07PM

    Yay!! SO wonderful to hear that your doctor could calm all of your fears! That is so sweet she started moving all around and dancing after you started eating your yummy lunch! emoticon haha She'll come out asking for Thai! Thanks for sharing all of your feelings and concerns with us on this special day!
So many more special days are to come!

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MOMJMGR 1/14/2010 3:07PM

    Great news that all is well. The next 3 months will FLY!!

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BYEBYEADIPOSE 1/14/2010 3:06PM

    Wonderful! Congrats on reaching the 3rd trimester. The time should go really quickly for you now. Savor every movement and every moment of your pregnancy!!! :-) BLESSINGS!

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KEEPGOING87 1/14/2010 3:06PM

    aww YAY im so glad everything is weel! wow girl 14 lbs? THATS AMAZING!!!! I am so happy for you and that this blessing came to your life! Enjoy

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IHEIDIBEFIT 1/14/2010 3:04PM

    That's awesome...all of your weight is going to your belly, where it should be going. You are my inspiration should I ever be pregnant...you have done wonderful. Can't wait to see pictures!

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SINGER73 1/14/2010 3:04PM

    Glad to hear all was A-OK. Have fun shopping but don't go too crazy emoticon

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IMARUNR 1/14/2010 3:03PM

    You are so cute!

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RUNTRILAUGH 1/14/2010 3:02PM

    What a great Mom you are going to be!
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ps - pretty soon you'll have to update your page and change the "moment that changed my life" section....
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I am so excited, I am crying! I am watching my baby moving around...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I am so sorry for another baby post but this is such a big part of my life right now. I have to tell you guys what is happening right this very second! I am watching my little girl move around like never before. I just watched my belly button move around and then I literally could see her on one side of my belly and then moving to the other side! It is incredible. I just called my husband and told him and it is breaking his heart that he cannot be here for this.

I am amazed at how active she is once again for only 7 months! I am sitting here crying so hard because I am watching a miracle inside of me that I never thought would happen. I have a LIFE inside of me! It is really hitting home that this is my little girl moving around. I am going to be a Mom! I cannot tell you what a precious memory this is for me right now.

I am going to charge my video camera so I can take a video of this, I want to treasure this always. I am just overwhelmed with emotion right now in the best possible way....

Thank you for giving me a chance to share these moments with you. Can you tell I am an excited first time Mom! LOL


  
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LENGELKE 1/20/2010 10:51AM

    That's so awesome! Thanks for your post! It brought me to tears because I know I will be there shortly! I am only 14 weeks (well tomorrow I will be) and I'm so excited and nervous and happy and scared...you know!

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HOPPYRUNNER 1/16/2010 9:46PM

    I am so, so happy for you both...you will be wonderful parents.

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APPLEHEAD326 1/16/2010 12:04AM

    Aww, your so not alone in that... Not too long ago I was sitting in my computer chair and had my shirt up above my belly so that I could watch my belly move and I literally saw her arm or something move acrossed my belly and I was like... SO over comed with emotion I started to cry. Just the thought that there's this little person swimming around inside of me is truly amazing and overwhelming it truly is a miracle and something that no one can explain to anyone else unless they've experienced it themselves. It's a beautiful thing.

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AVALONAPPLE 1/15/2010 6:38PM

    Beautiful!!
Jennifer

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ZELLAZM 1/14/2010 1:14PM

    How fun!




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FLYING2007 1/14/2010 11:14AM

    Jen-That is so awesome! Soak it all in- she will be 10 years old in a blink of an eye like my baby girl! I LOVED being pregnant with my daughter! She was really active like your daughter sounds like- its funny my son didn't move at all- I really only remember one time and I think it was when he turned towards the end. I am so happy for you! Not too much longer and then you get to see her! Keep enjoying yourself and sharing it with all of us! It really is such a miracle! ~Kelly

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MSTIGGERFAN 1/14/2010 10:22AM

    So happy for you. I have a daughter who will be 7 months on Monday the 18th and I can't believe it already. She is growing way to fast. Good luck to you.

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VAL_ERIE 1/14/2010 8:33AM

    It is SOO Wonderful to read the joy in your blogs. I feel like even though, I have never been pregnant, I can feel the joy from you radiating through your blog to me. This blog brought a smile to my face! emoticon Poor dad, he wants to be there, Hopefully that video will help and she'll do a dance for him when he gets home!

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SHAWNATONY 1/14/2010 6:44AM

    DONT EVER apoligize for talking about that baby girl- in your belly or when she is in your arms and in this world!
She IS an amazing gift and ALL moments are to be cherished! :)
Im so happy and excited for you!! and I grin ear to ear to hear your joy! It IS amazing and God is so good, huh!!! :)



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LAURAKINS 1/13/2010 10:04PM

    I love your blog! It brought back mamories from when I was pregnant with my kids (thanks!). I remember my son would roll from side to side. I really miss those awesome movements!!! Enjoy this time right now!

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MAMAJ21357 1/13/2010 8:17PM

    Congratulations mommy..... This is such a wonderful feeling.. Enjoy it.. Share it
It's beautiful... God bless emoticon

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COMEONEILEEN8 1/13/2010 7:29PM

    It really is such an amazing experience. If you are going to record her movements, try balancing a cup on your belly when you are sitting down and she is moving. Her movements will really be visible and it is fun to watch the cup move all over the place!

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MONIQUEV2 1/13/2010 5:33PM

    Sweet!

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FITAT50 1/13/2010 5:24PM

    Thanks so much for sharing these precious moments, I love the memories of my own children.

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SGRENNEK 1/13/2010 4:36PM

    That is so exciting!! It's amazing to feel the miracle of life moving inside you!

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WIXNWAX 1/13/2010 4:29PM

    Jen,you are already a wonderful mom because you are enjoying your pregnancy! I enjoyed both of mine because of the miracle that was taking place, but some women don't enjoy it. We all enjoy your enoying your little girl growing and moving! Have a great day and never apologize for sharing one of God's greatest gifts! Just wait this is only the beginning! Love you!

Love and Blesings,
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SALINA78 1/13/2010 4:26PM

    How BEAUTIFUL!!!
That is the thing I miss MOST about being pregnant!
Enjoy it and thank you for sharing it with us!!!!

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SINGER73 1/13/2010 4:23PM

    I miss being pregnant :-( I loved just staring at my belly.

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AMAZINGAMY14 1/13/2010 4:14PM

    How exciting and wonderful! emoticon

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RAWKNRUN 1/13/2010 3:14PM

    heehee!! I love this! it's all so exciting!

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MEEULKSTER 1/13/2010 3:11PM

    We LIKE reading these! so exciting!

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ELFITZPA 1/13/2010 3:07PM

    Absolutely amazing!! But don't ever feel like you need to apologize for savoring this time - you SHOULD be enjoying and writing/recording/remembering every moment of your first pregnancy. It's got to be such a magical, emotional time for you!!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/13/2010 2:58PM

    It is so fun watching our bellies move when the baby moves. It never happened at all with my daughter -- she was a kicker but not a mover. However, my son was constantly rolling and moving about. My stomach was always going this way & that. I shudder to think of how active he's going to be once he starts crawling and walking -- yikes!

Have fun & enjoy these wonderful baby moments. You have a lot more of them to come.

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MBSHAZZER 1/13/2010 2:58PM

    How exciting, Jen!

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EAT_MOVE_LIVE 1/13/2010 2:47PM

    Awe, I miss that! How exciting!! I hope you catch it on video today. with both my boys that towards the end I felt like they were trying to stretch me out for a little more room and my belly was constantly moving all around!:) Have a wonderful day with your girl!
Hugs,
CAndace

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LMCGEEN 1/13/2010 2:43PM

    Congrats! It is an amazing thing!

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MALIBUPRES 1/13/2010 2:34PM

    It is an amazing thing, that whole carrying a baby inside your body! How cool!!! THanks for sharing!

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MAGNOLIADEE 1/13/2010 2:23PM

    I can only imagine how incredible that must be/feel, as my husband doesn't want children. I'm sure you're gonna be a fantastic mom... congratulations!!!

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SORGIN 1/13/2010 2:21PM

    Congrats to you! What a special day!

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SDSWTP 1/13/2010 2:19PM

    Don't EVER appologize for baby blogs! They are wonderful! Reading makes me remember experiencing those same feelings of elation, joy, and excitement! CONGRATS MOMMA!!! emoticon

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IMARUNR 1/13/2010 2:14PM

    I'm going to have to stop reading your blogs...I'm thinking we're done and then I start reading and think...okay, DON'T make this decision right now!!
It's an AMAZING experience and happy to know you are really enjoying it! :)

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L_A_C_E_ 1/13/2010 2:08PM

    Yes, don't apologize for a baby post. I remember each on of my pregnancies. Each as amazing as the last. The baby moving and the heart beating, and everything else is so precious. In fact, even when that baby arrives you'll find more and more posts will be about how she did this, or that. You'll even have rude people that will tell you that you talk about your kids too much. But ignore them. don't feel bad about enjoying your life and your children like we were meant to do. I absolutely loved reading this. Keep posting :D Happy things and enjoying them are also part of a healthy lifestyle :D

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BELG64 1/13/2010 2:04PM

    How exciting! And don't apologize for writing about your pregnancy! I love reading about it and remembering!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/13/2010 2:00PM

    Isn't it fun! I love feeling and seeing the baby move.

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_MSAPRIL17_ 1/13/2010 1:59PM

    OMGosh that is awesome! I miss that so much sometimes!!!

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BBAHONORS 1/13/2010 1:58PM

    Watching the baby move in the womb is truly a miracle in action! I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 1/13/2010 1:52PM

    Jen, you have every right to be excited. Enjoy !!! But just wait she will decide it is fun to stick and elbow out and you will have this elbow sticking out....and your belly will look so silly.

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PATTYFMFL 1/13/2010 1:51PM

    That is the biggest thing I miss about being pregnant!!!

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RHALES199 1/13/2010 1:49PM

    Oh how exciting!
I don't have kids, but I just love reading your blogs....it's fun to hear about all the new, exciting things for you, and great to hear how things are going!

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SEEHOLZ 1/13/2010 1:44PM

    That's truly beautiful!

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GLAMOURGIRL-9 1/13/2010 1:43PM

    Cherish every minute and I love hearing about it, reminds me of when i was pregnant and it truly is so amazing!!!! emoticon

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FOXYLOSE30 1/13/2010 1:39PM

    This is where bonding begins.

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HEALTHY4JEANNE 1/13/2010 1:32PM

    Enjoy. The miracle of life in your belly!
:) Jeanne

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/13/2010 1:28PM

    That is so cool!! Thanks for sharing.

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FLOOSIEMAGOO 1/13/2010 1:26PM

    Happy Happy, Joy, Joy... It was the happiest time of my life. Enjoy sweetheart... She'll never be safer than she is at this very moment!!

Much love,

Chana

PS - My baby is the one, who's next to me in my picture.

Comment edited on: 1/13/2010 1:32:08 PM

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SACTOKAREN 1/13/2010 1:19PM

    So happy for you! I loved being pregnant and loved having babies. Mine are all grown now.

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AL9MC2 1/13/2010 1:18PM

    I ditto this - don't ever apologize for another baby post! It is exciting and feel free to blog about whatever is happening with your little bundle of joy! I know I for one LOVE to hear it!

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6STRONG 1/13/2010 1:04PM

    share, share, share...take pictures, video and belly cast. treasure this time. She'll be in your arms before you know it.

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SUMITH2008 1/13/2010 1:02PM

    I bet little Baby Jen is saying... Mommy lets go for a Walk or something, I wanna bounce around and do Swing Kicks and Twirls inside your tummy.

Oh I'm so happy for you!! I want to be a Spark Uncle!!!

BTW Thank you so much for reply to my email!!! I wanna see the Video, i think you can do Video blogs on spark now.

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CUBANJELLY 1/13/2010 12:54PM

    It is exciting, isn't it! You already ARE a mom - as much of one as you'll ever be. It's like being pregnant, you can't be a little bit. It never ends, I'll tell you children are like seeing a piece of your own heart walking around. I cried today just thinking about my 5 year old having to go to public school (hubby's idea of less stress for me - we homeschool). Enjoy it, video it, you'll cry when you watch it 10 years from now.

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