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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I guess 3rd time really was the charm. We went yesterday for our 3rd ultrasound and it was quite obvious this time that we are having a little boy. I was quite surprised because I have really had this instinct the whole time that it was going to be a girl, so I'm still trying to get used to the idea. My husband seems more excited now. I think he's pretty excited that we're having a boy and not a girl. Everything looks good though. The doctor finally got all of his measurements and we saw in great 2D detail our baby. This was the first ultrasound where I could actually say it looked like a baby. We saw the face, fists, ears and eyes. It was amazing! He tried to get a 3D or 4D picture for us, but the baby is just too big now and there wasn't enough space between the placenta and the baby to get a good shot. Oh well. I'm just happy that we finally know what we are having and that he's healthy. Now if we just get a house, I can start really preparing. I feel completely unprepared because we haven't bought hardly anything thinking we'd wait until we got a house and found out whether we were having a boy or girl. Now I just want to run out and start stocking up on everything. Hopefully we'll hear on the house soon that we have an offer in on.

The doctor said the baby is measuring about a week bigger than expected and he moved my due date up to April 6th. It's scary to think I only have 10 weeks to go before the due date! I'm starting to get really nervous about the whole delivery thing. The birth classes aren't helping much either, but it is nice to know what will be happening. I really had no idea and I've been learning a lot.

Well, here's the picture that says "I'm a boy". Enjoy!

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    I'm so happy for you. I have two grandsons and I only had girls. Little boys are so cute. They are so different from little girls and they are for such a joy. I know you will love him to pieces. You will get through the childbirth, all of us moms do it and then not long after the first one, you'll be wanting another. Good luck on purchasing your new home. I hope everything goes the way you want. Take care of yourself.

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MOMMEEOFMANY 1/29/2009 8:11PM

    How exciting for you. Congratulations! I was convinced my entire pregnancy with my first that I was having a girl so I was a little in shock when he popped out. Healthy is all that matters in the end and you have obviously been taking very good care of yourself so you should have a beautiful and healthy little baby boy!

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    Congratulations! Enjoy every moment with your little man.

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RHALES199 1/29/2009 9:27AM

    How Exciting! Congratulations!

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JANICEMC 1/28/2009 9:12PM

    I'm very excited for you Paula. The next 10 weeks will definitely go by fast. I hope you can get settled by then. Enjoy the excitement!

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PINKSTARRX19 1/27/2009 4:29PM

    Congratulations!!! Enjoy every minute of it! the next 10 weeks will fly by before you know what hit you! Best of luck! emoticon

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It's a...GIRL...maybe!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I had my ultrasound Monday, Dec. 15th and the doctor told us that he's 70% sure that it's a girl. I've been thinking for the past couple of months that it is a girl, but we still aren't convinced for sure. The ultrasound machine wasn't working very well, and the doctor said that they are getting new ultrasound machines in 2 weeks. So, he actually scheduled me to come back for another one on the 29th to be one of the first ones to use the new machines. I'm hoping that they will even have the 3D picture technology in the new machines and we will be able to have a little more certainty at that point if it's a girl. Until that point, I'm just going to keep believing that it is a girl. I'll let you know when it's more certain.

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A1KAYOS 1/6/2009 12:30PM

    It has been awhile since I have been on here but wanted to tell you congratulations on having a girl! The 3-D ultrasounds are amazing, if you can get one!

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RUBIAME24 1/3/2009 3:45PM

  Hey congrats on the pregnancy and the weight loss! I havent been logged in for more than a year and was surprised when I got back on and saw all the weight you and your husband lost! I had another baby 9 months ago and so I havent been dieting but after seeing your page i am motivated to loose this time! Good luck with baby!

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CABAJA48 12/30/2008 12:37PM

  Just checking up on you, Rosepaw. My name has changed, so you probably won't
remember me, but you have always been my hero.
I pray all continues to go well with you.

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WALKINGGRANDMA 12/20/2008 11:38AM

    That's great. Any baby is a gift, but when you have that feeling, it is special.

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WBOYACK 12/18/2008 1:11PM

  Congrats! How exciting!

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

So what I didn't say in my last blog entry was that not only did I make it to my ultimate weight goal, but I also reached my dream goal just that same week. Now that I'm in my 8th week and my first appointment is next week...and I've had to chance to tell close family and friends...I can finally say that I'm pregnant! I'm due April 14th!!

I didn't know if it would ever happen but this just goes to show what losing weight can really accomplish. Before I lost all this weight, I was my own birth control. Doctors told me that I would most likely have to take extra measures to get pregnant because it would never happen on its own. Well, I can tell you that it was a bit of a surprise when I found out that I was pregnant, but I'm so excited...when I'm not busy being nervous. I'm making another big change in my life going from losing weight to being pregnant. I hope the transition won't be too difficult, but things are going well. I'm set in my new lifestyle, so other than increasing my calories, I don't have to make a lot of changes to be healthy for my baby. I'm the most healthy I have ever been in my whole life...what a perfect time to have a baby!

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LEYETTE 1/21/2009 2:23PM

    Congratulations!! I'm so happy that I found your page and blog. You are such an inspiration to me in multiple ways. My dream is to also become a Mom and this the main reason I am a part of lose weight so that my husband and I can start our family too. Blessings to you and your family!

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ADVENTUREGIRL04 1/9/2009 2:49PM

    I am so glad I found your page! This is my ultimate goal and it is why I am here. I am SO glad that you are pregnant! Such an inspiration and shows that when you stick to your goals, you can accomplish anything!! Congrats again!!

P.S- I hope you don't mind if I add you as a friend...

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CABAJA48 9/18/2008 7:34PM

  Oh my gosh! Rosepaw, I am so happy for you!!!
What a surprise. God bless, and I pray everything good for you and your little one. Caroline

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LULUSLOSINGIT 9/15/2008 10:54PM

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! My husband and I live in St. George and were thrilled to see the local article about you and your husband. We are delighted that you all are expecting your new baby!

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JUDYSPOSITIVE 9/12/2008 9:29PM

    Congratulations, what wonderful news. You certainly got the perfect weight loss gift. Keep us posted on how your doing.

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ROSET491 9/4/2008 10:24AM

    Congratulations on your wonderful news! With all your new healthy eating habits in place you'll feel great the whole time!

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A1KAYOS 9/3/2008 8:52PM

    Congratulations!! I am so happy for you

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Monday, August 18, 2008

When I first started this journey over 2 years ago, I didn't ever imagine I would reach my ultimate goal...and now, here I am! I can't believe how far I've come! I've lost a grand total of 110 pounds - most of that being in the last year since my husband started this journey with me. We both managed to reach our goals yesterday and are very happy with our weight loss. We've started a whole new life as quite different people. We're a lot more active and can do a lot more things than we ever could before. Thank you Sparkpeople for giving us a new life!

The photo is of my husband and I standing in a pair of his biggest pants. I've always seen pictures of people doing that when they've lost a lot of weight, but we thought it was neat that we both fit in 1 pair.

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SHER71481 1/4/2009 10:10PM

    And the pair is baggy on you two! lol. I love the fact that your husband's shirt say's teamwork because that's exactly what it was. You are both so wonderful and i am so happy for you!!

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CAREYO 8/22/2008 7:30PM

    Yay! Congratulations to you both! I'll be sad to see you leave the Blue team but you've paved the way for the rest of us!

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    I am SOOOOOOOOO proud of you! Congrats on making it to goal -- you look fantastic! Love the photo of you and your hubby! How did you both manage to reach goal at the same time?? Wow!!

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CABAJA48 8/21/2008 11:23AM both look fantastic!!!
So, so proud of you. That you stuck to it all this time. My hero.
God bless you. I am happy for you both.

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SBHPATRICK 8/20/2008 2:36PM

    Congratulations on your outstanding success!

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ASEERAL 8/19/2008 11:43AM

    Congrats! I love the picture!

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ROSET491 8/19/2008 7:48AM

    Congratulations on your great success! I've been watching your progress as a fellow blue team member and you have inspired me to keep at it! Any suggestions on how to bust through the plateau I seem to be at??!
Keep up the great work and Thanks,
Rose in PA

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PEPCEA 8/18/2008 11:14PM

    Oh my gosh!!!! I absolutely LOVE that!!! A big, big, colossal congratulations to both of you! Awesome, awesome, awesome!

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RHALES199 8/18/2008 7:40PM

    AWESOME JOB !!!! WAY TO GO!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Hey! I didn't think I'd EVER reach that wonderful moment when I could say I had lost 100 pounds, but I did it! I only have 8.6 pounds to go to reach my ultimate goal of 150. I feel so happy and healthy and I can't believe the pictures of me from before SP were really me. I can't believe how different I look. I could never have lost all of this weight without Sparkpeople and support from my husband (also using Sparkpeople). My husband has lost 170 pounds now and reached his goal and nobody even recognizes him anymore. It has been an amazing journey so far and I hope to reach my ultimate goal soon.

Thank you SP and all of the wonderful support groups I've been in - especially the STOP group and the BL Blue Team group who I have been with for almost the whole journey!! You are all AMAZING people!

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DIVAMOMMY 7/5/2008 11:49AM

    Paula, you are my hero! I am so proud of you and all your hard are a shining example to us all! And how fitting that you reached the 100 pound mark so close to Independence are now free from all that was holding you back before, and now NOTHING can stop you! You rock!

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DEBORAH391 7/4/2008 7:29AM

    Wow!!!! Awesome job. 100 lbs is a great acomplishment.

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MA_DIDDLES 7/4/2008 1:19AM


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You have done an awesomw job. I don't think there is a day that goes by that I don't think about you. You certainly have set a shiny example emoticon for everyone on the STOP (Sensibly Take Off Pounds)Team. We emoticonLove You for being there for us. It has been my pleasure to share my weight loss journey with you. We have shared in so many fun challenges together. Again emoticonon the 100 pounds lost. I do hope you stick around to inspire and motivate many more Sparkers. A big Congrats to HUBBY too. MA

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ASEERAL 7/3/2008 12:36PM

    Congrats Paula!!!! You are a great example to us all!

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ROSET491 7/2/2008 6:34PM

    congratulations on your SUCCESS! 100 pounds is incredible! Keep up the great work!!
Rose in PA

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SPECTRE70 7/2/2008 12:37PM

    You have done an incredible job (your husband too!) :)

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JIBBIE49 7/1/2008 8:23PM

    I'm so glad you RELEASED those pounds to FAT HEAVEN, never to be seen again!!!!

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