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Third Trimester

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Talk about change in a month!





I've put on 16 pounds in the entire pregnancy. I think the difference in the one month of these two photos is about 5-7 of those pounds. I popped! LOL!

I wish I had another pic of Joey but I haven't had any new ultrasounds. I go in for my Glucose test next week with fingers crossed. Aside from that its just been the usual. I'm working again and it's from home and I like it....most days. LOL.

Joey (my baby) is very active and moves and rolls and hiccups. I talk to him and play music for him. He reacts very well to his dad's voice which I love! I admit I am nervous in this last trimester. Need to sign up for baby classes, choose a birthing plan, I need to find breast feeding supplies for cheap and of course the labor part!

Taking it a day at a time....a lesson at a time really. I can't wait to see a 4D pic of my baby but I won't get one til later.

Hope everyone's doing well in Sparkland!!!

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/21/2011 7:33PM

    It was sooooooooooooo wonderful to hear from you. You look wonderful and so does Joey!! LOL. You are really doing well on the weight gain. I didn't gain much during pregnancy either.

I remember my son in there doing the cancan. LOL. The xray tech said he was so active they thought there was more than one in there. He would calm down if I would put my stomach on his dad's back. He once turned all the way over to get ready for the birth canal when I was in the bathtub. It looked like the scene from the first Aliens. LOL.

You have a lot to look forward to. Get plenty of rest while you can. emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/20/2011 11:15PM

    Hurray! Baby Joey's on the way! emoticon

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MRS.CARLY 10/20/2011 9:15PM

    You are doing great!! Your face is actually looking thinner as the pregnancy goes on!

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APIRLRAIN888 10/20/2011 6:57PM

    Awe congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

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My lil Joey

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hey guys

Long hiatus. I finally got over the severe morning sickness after the 5th month. It's been replaced my a desire to eat eat eat! Last weekend I exercised more than I have in months and my eating was not bad...not too much and I put on almost 5 lbs in two days. Ouch!

Doc didn't want me to put on more than 10 but I'm not sure where to count. I weighed 205 at conception. Got sick and lost to 197 and this morning, I'm at 209. It's all in my gut too. Sooooo I guess I'll see how the doc feels about it next week. It's hard to put food down and I try not to eat til I'm miserable but I snack alot which could be the issue. On Friday, I'll be 25 weeks pregnant.

My Joey is delightful and full of energy. He kicks or moves alllll day! I cried watching him during the ultrasound. He covered his face with his lil hands, folded his legs over his head and began playing with his toes and he wiggled alot. We barely got a glimpse of his lil boy parts but glimpse we did! So we know.

My mom has dropped over 700 on baby stuff. If I didn't have a shower I'd be doing ok but I plan to have one or two hosted by family and friends. I am excited about the party food part. LOL!

I have a new job as a call in customer service agent from home. I have a couple of days left of training and then I can bring in a paycheck. Yay!

Here are some pics I'd like to share.



  
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/4/2011 3:02PM

    Oh, how WONDERFUL!!! Keep us posted, ok?

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COOKWITHME65 9/24/2011 8:13AM

    You are doing wonderful and look so happy. He will be here in no time. Congrats!

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BEMILLER30 9/22/2011 2:15PM

    Awwwe! So cute and exciting. I'm so happy for you!!

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KARVY09 9/22/2011 11:41AM

    Looking good! I still think the 10 lb thing is BS.

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TWINSMOMMY607 9/22/2011 8:31AM

    How exciting! Congratulations!!

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PURPLEVALENTINE 9/22/2011 7:17AM

    Congrats!! How exciting!! emoticon emoticon

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SUZANNE0606 9/22/2011 12:14AM

    So excited for you!!! Enjoy this time in your life!

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ALLBW2U 9/21/2011 10:23PM

    Congratulations!!! Stay healthy....and keep that baby healthy.

Thanks for providing an update. It is so cool and so exciting watching as babies grow and develop into those little children who can completely wrap us around their little finger. They forever change our lives....and make them (our lives) even better.

Best wishes always.....Bill

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/21/2011 10:23PM

    You look radiant, GF, and so does Joey!! LOL. Your mom is going to be a fantastic grandma!! LOL I'm so glad you are feeling better and can eat!! Soon will be totally in love and absorbed but 10 little fingers and toes.

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APIRLRAIN888 9/21/2011 10:12PM

    awe! congratz! my sis found out on monday she is having a boy too

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Second Trimester

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Well I officially entered my second trimester this past week. As of Saturday I will be entering my 16th week of pregnancy. It has been soooo rough. You could not peel me off the couch. For the last seven weeks I laid on the couch. I only got up to throw up, go to the bathroom, shower, go to bed....that's about it. Finally I think it is starting to subside a bit. I haven't taken my anti nausea medication in a couple days and I don't feel so crappy lately. I still don't have a strong appetite during the day. It's usually stronger at night, especially after midnight which is so strange but nothing has not surprised me. I've been dealing with all sorts of strange feelings that I've had addressed medically. It's no good for someone like me who suffers anxiety.

So I won't know the sex until September which is fine. I will be spending a week with my parents in August. My husband is heading to England for work. It's his first time out of the country with this new job. Their home office is England. I'm excited for him. It shows they value him to send him all the way over there. They even paid for his passport which was great. I tried to get work myself but being sick put the kbosh on that. LOL. I would like to do something though just to have some money in my bank account again.

As far as weight, I've lost 8 pounds and I haven't gained any weight. I'm not really showing yet either. I'm still not hungry and I don't have huge cravings. The only thing I would love this week is some Southern food with creamed corn. That's just me I guess.

I am never on SP anymore so I don't know if my blog will get read but I hope everyone in Sparkland is doing well and having a good summer.

  
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MRS.CARLY 7/25/2011 11:00AM

    I've been wondering about you lately. Your pregnancy sounds like one that I would have since we have similar tummy issues. it is strange because I was laying in bed last night with a very swollen stomach and having to get up to pee every 10 minutes thinking "good god this must be what it feels like to be pregnant".

You'll make it through and have the greatest gift you could ask for in your arms!

Congrats on your hubby going to England. He's kicking some major butt in his job!! I must be in the wrong field.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/21/2011 5:35PM

    Of course I will read your blogs, GF!! I have missed you.

I'm sorry you are so sick but I was the same way. I heard people talk about how wonderful they felt when they were pregnant. I was sick as a dog and the minute I delivered I was better.

Your husband's job sounds really cool. I think it's great that you will get to spend some time with your parents. You need some pampering.

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KARVY09 7/21/2011 1:22PM

    Welcome to the second trimester!!! Email me!! I'm never on here either.

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LOOZINITNOW 7/20/2011 5:56PM

    I hope you feel better very soon! I am still here for you and reading your blogs. Hang in there!

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COOKWITHME65 7/20/2011 5:09PM

    So sorry to hear you haven been feeling well. Hopefully this week will be a turning point for you. Don't be a stranger to SP. We are a very supportive community and it is filled with great information. Have you checked out Baby Fit a section of Spark People?
-Kristan

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Week 11

Friday, June 24, 2011

So I will be on off and on checking in although I have not been able to tend to my health properly. I have done what I can to get in some protein each day but my eating has not been great. I lost six pounds from morning sickness over the course of one month. First time I've seen onederland since Christmas although it has not been the slightest enjoyable experience.

Getting in protein for each meal is my goal or for at least most of them. Today I was super hungry. I really don't like that I'm so hungry I feel sick. Who wants to eat when they feel sick?!

So nothing much to report. I have another doc appt on July 5th.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/24/2011 12:36PM

    I am so sorry, GF. As I told you I had similar problems but was mostly nauseated and not hungry at all. And the advice of eating soda crackers before I got up so I would not be sick right away did not work at all. They made me sicker. Protein was a big problem for me too and the shrimp were one of the few things I could handle. I ended up having to eat small amounts of bland food more often. I only gained 11 pounds the entire time I was pregnant and ended up weighing 115 after delivery which was less than I weighed before I got pregnant. I hope they can find a solution for your problem.

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MRS.CARLY 6/24/2011 7:54AM

    That morning sickness sounds like it isn't the least bit fun. I hope you feel better soon. I have a friend that only gained 18 pounds her whole pregnancy from being sick a lot!!

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My heart melted...

Thursday, June 09, 2011

I saw my baby for the first time on Tuesday. It was a blurb on the screen but you could see the heart beat and we were able to hear it. It was at 158 and I am close to nine weeks, five days earlier than we orginially thought but they kept the due date the same. January 13th of next year. Friday the 13th which I find amusing. I'm not superstitious or anything and we figure it might not fall on that exact date anyway with me being a little early in the gestational period.

How I've been feeling is sick sick sick! Finally tossed my cookies yesterday which was horribly traumatic! I was over the toilet for five minutes! Sorry to be descriptive! I had Zofran and took it which took care of the problem, thankfully. But as the story goes, medication trades one problem for another. In one word, Constipation!

So I told myself to take only when needed and so far today I feel better. I figure its probably still in my system.

Enough TMI!

I fell in love with that little blurb on Tuesday! I didn't get choked up but I was simply amazed. It was such a s surreal experience. My husband came with me and said he felt the exact same way. We head back in July for my next appt. emoticon

So I'm trying to get through each day as best as I can. I saw the nutritionist and I have good feedback on vitamins and supplementation that will help me with my pregnancy and digestion. I'm considering writing an informational blog on it outside of SparkPeople so women can find it on Google, women who have digestive problems, particularly Leaky Gut. There is not alot of helpful info out there so I am paying premium to get good advice but it's all worth it to me!

It's super hot out! I hope everyone is staying cool.

  
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SHIRLEYX 6/23/2011 10:27AM

    Congrats! What a wonderful time in your life!

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NORCALCAT 6/10/2011 6:12PM

    Congrats to you!

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RASMUSSEN5 6/10/2011 10:53AM

    Congratulations! They change your whole world...in a great way! Glad to hear the Zofran worked for you...didn't for me. Hope your pregnancy goes smoothly!

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PARTICLEGIRL22 6/10/2011 10:26AM

    Yay! Congrats! It's amazing how that little heartbeat can change your whole world!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/9/2011 10:08PM

    It sounds truly wonderful. I felt the same way when I carried my son. I even had a dream about him and saw him in my dream and knew he was a boy and of course he was. LOL. When I told everyone he was a boy my MIL and mom were upset as they wanted a girl. My hubby did at first too but I knew. Congrats!!

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MRS.CARLY 6/9/2011 10:07PM

    Exciiiiiiiting!!!! Have ya'll thought about names yet?

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THESPIANLAWYER 6/9/2011 8:25PM

    Congrats!

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LMMIMI 6/9/2011 5:39PM

    Wow, how exciting! emoticon

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LASARRE 6/9/2011 5:37PM

    Congrats! How exciting :)

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REGILIEH 6/9/2011 5:31PM

    Congratulations!

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