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Christopher Paul- 8 days old

Thursday, May 08, 2014



Above are pictures of Christopher at 8 days old. He is such a love bug! Over the past week I've been recovering from my C - Section. At first I was pretty sore but starting to feel better. I'm told I'm not suppose to pick up my older son for 6 weeks but I just don't see how that's possible being an at home mom with a 21 month year old but doing my best not to for the first 2 weeks.

I'm not going to start tracking my food until after my 6 week check up. At that point I'll be cleared to exercise which will help me get back on track. I can't wait until I can start taking both boys on walks. Since Christopher has been born I've down 15 of the 30 pounds I gained while pregnant. I'm breastfeeding so we'll see how I average out with weight and calorie intake.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 5/9/2014 9:23AM

    Such a cutie! Listen to your doctor. If the oldest wants to be held, have him climb up into your lap. I remember that when my youngest was born. It was tough, but it's better than opening anything back up. Take care of yourself!

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ROCKONIOWA 5/9/2014 8:48AM

    He's adorable!

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MSGO72 5/8/2014 7:49PM

  I love those puffy cheeks! He's beautiful!

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KELLYINVA 5/8/2014 7:47PM

    He's adorable - congratulations to your whole family! Take care of yourself!

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MERRYMARY42 5/8/2014 6:15PM

    what a blessing, he is beautiful, really, congratulations

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GINNABOOTS 5/8/2014 4:07PM

    How precious, he is a handsome little guy! Congratulations!

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Welcome Baby Austin!!!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014



Christopher Paul Austin born on 4/29/14 at 11:56 am
Weighting in at 9 lbs 14 oz and is 21.75 inches long

  
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BEANIES_MOM 5/12/2014 9:15AM

    Congrats!!!!! so adorable!

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KPETSCHE 4/30/2014 1:56AM

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He's a doll! Enjoy!

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ROCKONIOWA 4/29/2014 5:16PM

    Oh my goodness he is so handsome! Congrats again, and enjoy every moment!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/29/2014 4:24PM

    Congratulations! What a cutie!

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Week 31 of Pregnancy

Monday, March 03, 2014

I am in week 31 of my pregnancy and I have gained 22.5 pounds since I found out I was pregnant. In my last blog I had just found out I have gestational diabetes. Since then I have taken a class on how I needed to change my diet and workouts. I have stuck to a strict diet plan and have actually stopped gaining weight and even dropped a couple pounds. I test my blood sugar 4 times a day and test for ketones once a day. It's been a quite an eye opener. This makes me want to eat healthier long after I have my little boy. Having to constantly count my carb choices and remember to test my blood on time is a bit annoying but doable. The hard part is finding out which food choices work best for me. I have found that there's some foods I can technically have but my body doesn't react well to and causes my blood sugars to spike. I have gone back to walking on the treadmill about 30 minutes every day since its too cold to walk outside. In addition to the changes in my diet, I also need to see my doctor weekly instead of biweekly. I need to have additional ultrasounds done at 32 and 37 weeks. Which is weird. With my first pregnancy, it was pretty uneventful. Only had 1 ultrasound done at 20 weeks. With this pregnancy I will have had one done at 12, 20, 32 and 37 weeks. I only pray that the next 9 weeks go smoothly.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 3/4/2014 1:18PM

    Sounds like things are going well! Keep taking care of yourself and that baby!

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ROCKONIOWA 3/4/2014 8:29AM

    You are doing a great job! Praying the next 9 weeks go by quickly for you!

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BEANIES_MOM 3/4/2014 6:36AM

    Happy to see you have been doing well with making the adjustments to manage the diabetes. I hope the next 9 weeks go great for you. I am sure they are gonna fly by lol.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 3/3/2014 11:37PM

    Sounds like it's quite an adjustment for you! But I believe the diabetes sorts itself out after baby is born. Only a few more weeks to go!

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Week 29 of Pregnancy

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I am 29 and a half weeks pregnant. I have gained 24 pounds since the beginning of my pregnancy and today I found out I have gestational diabetes. I knew I had some of the high risk factors but I didn't believe I had it. I feel disappointed in myself. I feel like I failed myself and my baby because I can't get my eating under control. I'm taking a class next week to learn how much I need to change in my diet and exercise routine to be able to deliver a healthy baby.

I am determined to follow all the dietician's advice. After reading the initial healthy guidelines from the hospital my first thought was "This is going to be tough and a bit of a pain" but now... Maybe after a couple months of following a healthier plan, it'll become second nature. Diabetes runs on both sides of my family and after having gestational diabetes, my chances of being diagnosed with diabetes in the next 10 to 15 years increases. I believe everything happens for a reason. Maybe this is the kick in the butt I needed to get healthier. I know I needed to lose weight but it just became more real.


PS- To all my friends out there, I found out I'm having another boy!!

  
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ROCKONIOWA 2/21/2014 9:06AM

    Congrats on another boy, and welcome to the "Mommies with all boys club." I've got three! So sorry to hear about the gestational diabetes. Remember that it is temporary, but a new baby's love is forever! I'll send extra thoughts and prayers to you as you begin this journey. I'm sure it is scary, but you've got this!

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BEANIES_MOM 2/21/2014 6:26AM

    Congrats on another boy! I have faith in you that you will get the gestational diabetes under control. You are strong enough to do this!

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MARAGRAM 2/20/2014 7:16PM

    You can do your best...gestational diabetes can be caused by hormones, but a healthy
diet will be better for you and your baby!

Congratulations and emoticon,
Mara

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MUSICMOMOF2 2/20/2014 7:09PM

    Another boy! Congrats!

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Week 18 of Pregnancy

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Well...I made it into my second trimester. I'm into week 18 and have gained 10 pounds. I have gained more then I would have liked but it's my own fault. My morning sickness has gone and my appetite is back! I have been eating more calories then the doctor recommended and still not always keeping to my minimum 30 minutes of exercise per day. But I had a thought the other day that helped to get me back on track. I just thought about about how horrible I would feel if I gained so much weight that it made the delivery harder or could cause any kind of health risk to my child. So I've been focusing on exercising and eating closer to my calorie guideline. I have been tracking daily and have been consuming more fruits, vegetables, protein and calcium. I'm going to take this one month at a time. This month I just want to focus on doing better then next month I can start to set some goals for myself.

I'm starting to get super excited! In 13 days I have my ultrasound and hopefully will find out if I'm having another boy or a girl. I can't wait!! No matter what...I know that Zach will be a great big brother. He's starting to look like such a little man. He's already 16 months and is running all over the house, investigating everything. Has to know how everything works.

  
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SHERRYBETH84 12/4/2013 1:30AM

    How exciting! Glad the morning sickness has stopped and you can now focus on health and Baby Names. :)

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MUSICMOMOF2 12/3/2013 8:50PM

    Glad to hear that everything is progressing smoothly!

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