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Friday, June 15, 2012

Good morning spark friends!
wow its been a pretty long time since I have blogged or really have been active at all on spark people. Its been a pretty rough few weeks. For all of you who don't know I am now nearing the end of my first trimester of pregnancy with baby #3. I found out that I was pregnant at about week 4 and had very high hopes, plans, dream ect to have the most healthy pregnancy in the history of pregnancy and only gain the recomended 20-25lbs or whatever. I felt great and had a ton of energy, drank tons of water, took my vitamin ate vegetables like they were going out of style. mushrooms, spinach, kale, salads, beans, fruits.... My plate was a rainbow! Unlike my previous 2 pregnancies I wasnt nauseous at all! It was so great.

Well fast forward to week 6 when the morning sickness (ie. all day sickness) hits and all I want to do is lay in the bed while I drink gingerale and eat nothing but white gluten free bread and mashed potatoes. Things were very bad and I was very green.
the thought of a fruit or vegetable makes me want to puke... in fact the thought of any food makes me want to puke so I stick to all things that are white and relitively odorless and tasteless.

Week 7-8... I am hungry all day long. I can eat more than white food but vegetables still make me want to gag. I am eating a lot of junk food! ::hangs head:: My stomach looks like I am 5 months pregnant all ready and I wonder if I am having twins.
I get my 8 week ultrasound and there is only one baby. I realize that my stomach looks the way it does because I am very constipated from lack of fruit and vegetables and an excess of junk food.

week 9... eating every 2 hours or I will get sick. I am trying my best to eat fruit. Vegetables are getting a bit less gross but Im loving fruit. Eating prunes and drinking tons of juice to try and keep my digestion normal. My stomach doesnt look 5 months pregnant anymore I just look fat now. Water tastes really weird to me even when its been through the brita so I start making lemonaid and tea with real sugar.... omg.

Week 11 -
well now I am currently in week 11. I feel much much better. I am hardly sick now and have a lot more energy. vegetables are seeming more appealing every day and I am really trying to fix the damage that has been done over the last few weeks. I look swollen and hate looking in a mirror. I dont look pregnant yet I just look fat. I am just bigger everywhere and I find it amazing that there can be so much change in such a short amount of time and really not that much weight gained. when I found out I was pregnant I was 4 weeks pregnant and weighed 162 pounds and currently I weight about 171. So 9 lbs. I know that is way more than I am suppose to gain in the first trimester but I wouldnt think its horrible.
I am really trying to get back to my original mind set of having a really healthy pregnancy. I dont want to gain so much that losing it afterwards seems like an impossible task... although I know I would not be where I started when I started losing weight after lyra was born.... I would like to not get over 200 lbs durring this pregnancy though.

I need to start exercising again and I need to start tracking my food again. Not to lose but just to stay on track and not get too out of control. When you are having chocolate covered bacon cravings you know you really need to watch yourself.

I hope to reconnect with spark people so maybe I can have some sense of accountability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I'm disappointed in myself for slipping back into old habits of over eating and eating junk. sigh. Its amazing how easy it is to slip back, especially when you are not in an actively trying to lose mind set. Every day is part of the journey though, even when you know the scale is destined to go up, for a very good reason.

my plans for a healthy day today are to workout for 20 - 30
drink at least 8+ glasses of water
eat lots of fruit and vegetables
& track what I eat

~ Jess

some pictures of the last few weeks

trip to myrtle beach w friends... this is obviously when I conceived. I guess its true about going on vacation and relaxing and letting nature take its course yadayada.

after only 3 months of trying ... yay

so cute... makes you wonder how you could love another when you love the first two so much. :-) ... but I wondered the same thing when I had lyra and found that love is not one size fits all... it just grows and grows.

seeing baby for the first time. ultrasound tech must have gotten better in the last 4 years because I dont remember them being this good with lyra. can see head, body and even a little foot. :-)

so happy. :-)
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    1878 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    Looking good sexy mama!
    Your pregnancy sounds much like mine...except I haven't gotten sick. I felt sick for a while, but never actually got sick. I have went through a "vegetables are gross" kick as well and I can't wait for that to completely go away. I still can't eat broccoli, one of my faves.

    I hope all is still going well. I felt movement the other day...just the little flutter, but it was still exciting. I imagine yours is really starting to move around! Update me when you have time!
    2053 days ago
    Hey Jess... congrats!!! Once you get into the 2nd semester, you should feel good enough where you can exercise some control. And it's summer time too, so you can easily take care of that sweet tooth with some watermelon and cherries.

    Enjoy your pregnancy. Worry about all that weight stuff later. You'll be just fine.

    Your babies are adorable. I wish I was in that pool your son was in right about now.
    2078 days ago
    Congrats sweetie! I had my first baby earlier in January. I decided to just go ahead and eat what I wanted. I just exercised portion control. Meaning I ate or snacked when hungry and stopped eating when I was no longer hungry. Really all I wanted was sandwiches and chick fil a. I would usually have one sweet tea per day and just water. I don't know how but it miraculously worked for me. I only gained 30 with the last 8 pounds gained in the last few weeks.
    2079 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/10/2012 2:03:34 AM
    Congratulations! Don't beat yourself up over what you've eaten. Morning sickness is awful, but now you're feeling better and that's what counts. You now have a plan and all you have to do is try to stick with it. If you can't, then well. Do your best.

    2090 days ago
    2097 days ago
    I'm so happy for you. I think the picture of the two older ones (well, they'll be the "older ones" soon enough) holding hands is so cute.
    2101 days ago
    We guys don't know just how lucky we are. The important thing now is to stay healthy for you and the baby. Worry about BMI AFTER you have this baby in the cradle! :-)
    2102 days ago
    Congrats! Glad you are feeling better.
    2103 days ago
    2103 days ago
    Ahhhhhhhh Congratulations!
    2103 days ago
    CONGRATS!!! I'm very happy for you!
    2103 days ago
    I'm glad things are starting to get better with your pregnancy! I love the ultrasound pic - looks like he/she is doing a somersault!
    2103 days ago
    Congrats!!!!!!! How exciting!!!!!!!!:-) I hope you have a healthy and happy pregnancy!!!!!!
    2103 days ago
    Oh honey don't be disappointed at your self. Pregnancy is not the easiest deal in the world and just to survive it sanely is a big deal. You are here now trying to be healthy throughout the rest of your pregnancy and that is commendable. You have made such an amazing progress in your weight loss so far, and pregnancy and what comes with it will not end your journey. It's the opposite! it's an opportunity to be active and healthy because that helps you feel content, happy and relaxed!

    Just take it one step at a time. What helped my sister in her pregnancy is walking, I would go walking with her at night just to get rid of the day's worries and junk!

    Eat the fruits and veg you actually like!! and a notebook always nearby will ease u into tracking again!

    I wish you all the best hun, and it's great to hear from you! I've disappeared too cuz I had a loss at the beginning of the year, but i've been back for sometime and it does feel amazing to be back and active! It helps us stay sane and keeps the healthy thoughts on our minds!! You never think of how easy it is to slip and mess up, and then its so difficult to get out of that funk, but once u do, it's just incredible!!
    2103 days ago
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