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BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Good morning my fellow Sparkies! I have been waiting for a very long time to write this blog, but I feel that the time is right to tell my news. I'M HAVING A BABY!!! emoticon emoticon I have wanted to tell all of you for so long (especially my fellow Starlets) because I haven't been very active on here. I actually found out the day after the BLC 21 started, so that is why I'm not too active with the challenge. I'm officially on floater pregnancy status, but out of the kindness of their hearts, the BLC admin honored my wishes to not post that publicly anywhere until I felt it was safe to share my news. I bowed out of being officially part of the challenge immediately, because I wasn't sure what my weight was going to do. Almost immediately it jumped up 12 pounds (due to extreme bloating) and then hopped right back down to normal within a week. I can imagine that an unexplainable 12 pound gain in one week would have had some Starlets asking me what the heck my problem was! emoticon

Anyway, as you can probably imagine, I haven't felt the best being in my first trimester. I have continued to eat as healthy as I can tolerate and be as active as I can. It's definitely not easy because each day brings me new surprises. I actually receive my daily dose of morning sickness at night! And yesterday, I had the worst headache I have had in ages. So, I haven't been performing my high octane 2 hour daily workouts, but I'm trying to get good walks in. I have actually had a couple of scares, but I had my first ultrasound last week and they said everything looks perfect! I couldn't be happier to greet my new lil one in September! emoticon

I really wanted to share this with all of you so you would know why my participation had suddenly dropped off the radar. I feel pretty horrible for not being as encouraging or active as I know everyone anticipates, but just know that if I don't participate as much right now it's simply because I just don't feel as well. It really is difficult to function at times. But, please know that I will be as supportive as I am capable, and that I still have a special place in my heart for each and every one of you wonderful Sparkies! I will be more active on here again in the future when I feel better, so don't give up hope on me! emoticon
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TAZZIE1 2/21/2013 10:23AM

    Congrats!

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KSCHRAUT 2/21/2013 6:50AM

    Congrats!

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JULIAOAK 2/21/2013 3:48AM

    wow - congratulations!! emoticon emoticon

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MAW_OH 2/15/2013 4:30PM

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BABIESTEPS 2/14/2013 8:24AM

    Yay!!! Congratulations!! That's Great News!! I'm so happy for you and your sweetie! What a wonderful blessing! Thank you for brightening my day with your news!! emoticon emoticon

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KRISTY927 2/12/2013 5:43PM

    how wonderful!! what a blessing congrats!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 2/12/2013 1:26PM

    Aww! I'm so so happy for you! Congrats!

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HAPPY_AS_IS 2/12/2013 1:03PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

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PMRUNNER 2/12/2013 10:50AM

    Yay! Congratulations! Hope you have a great pregnancy!

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LUVMYHEC 2/12/2013 10:03AM

    Congratulations! SOOOOOOO excited for you! Even as my youngest is being a little terror, I am telling you I wouldn't change it for the world! Good luck on your pregnancy! emoticon

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SWAZY33 2/12/2013 6:00AM

    I'm sooooooooooooo happy for you emoticon What wonderful news :)

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_LINDA 2/12/2013 12:53AM

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Wow! fantastic news! Sorry you are getting the sickness :P Hope Datmama4's tips prove helpful for you!

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SKINNYYENNY 2/11/2013 10:10PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!

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SUSAN-IS-WORTHY 2/11/2013 9:28PM

    Oh I am so happy for you!!!!! Such wonderful news:) Hope you are feeling better soon:) Although, it is definitely worth it:)

Thank you for your continued support on my blog and recent pic--it really helps:)

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MITZY7 2/11/2013 8:14PM

    Congrats!!!! That is such exciting news!!!

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IWILLRUN83 2/11/2013 7:43PM

    Congradulations. September will be here before you know it with your bundle of joy :D

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DATMAMA4 2/11/2013 6:11PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! How very exciting for you and your hubby!

Children are one of the best gifts you could ever receive.

Take heart: the first trimester (especially if you have morning-noon-and-night sickness) will be done before you know it, and the second trimester will find you much more energetic and feeling more "yourself." I had some pretty severe morning sickness with my kids, and here's what I learned...

1. Water/liquid is almost more important than food when you're feeling crappy, because if you're dehydrated, the sickness is worse.

2. Carry crackers or something like that with you everywhere so as to stave off the nausea.

3. If it sounds good, eat it. Also, food tended to stay down better if someone else cooked it. Our church was great about having people bring over meals during those first few turbulent weeks/months.

4. Finally, I did notice a whole lot less morning sickness in the pregnancies where I was eating better (no sweets, lots of fresh veggies, etc.). Regular exercise (didn't have to be strenuous, just consistent) helped, too, with morning sickness as well as recovery later.

Many, many hugs to you!!!

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KBRADFORD88 2/11/2013 6:05PM

    Awesome! Wonderful! Rest! Rest! Rest! And eat good now. It will make all the difference later when you are chasing that baby. emoticon

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AHARRIS02 2/11/2013 5:23PM

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KALI511 2/11/2013 5:05PM

    Great big Congratulations!!!!

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RIDMYCOCOON 2/11/2013 4:42PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Soooo happy for you!!!!

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MAIDAMONTREAL 2/11/2013 4:32PM

    Congratulations! Look after yourself and hope everything goes well. I am really happy for you.

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RACHELBUGSMAMA 2/11/2013 4:29PM

    emoticon Take care of yourself and your little bean! Hope the "morning" sickness eases up soon!
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TRICIALICI 2/11/2013 3:45PM

    Hurray! A wee little Scarlet Starlet! A huge congratulations to you and best wishes for an uneventful pregnancy! That is very, very exciting!

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KITTYLADY1259 2/11/2013 3:19PM

    Congratulations and best of luck! I am so happy for you!
Glenna

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CANDYCANE2B 2/11/2013 3:17PM

    Hi, Caiti, Oh, I am so happy for you!!!! I sooo love babies!!! Don't you worry about the team or your participation! You just take care of yourself and your little one inside you!!!

I hope I didn't overstep my bounds, but I announced your pregnancy on our team chat thread so that if anyone hasn't heard the news, they would know...besides this is too wonderful to keep secret anymore from all us Starlets!!! Please come by and chat with us when you feel up to it!!!

So happy for you!!! emoticon emoticon
Soon to be emoticon

~Candy~

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TAYSMOM77642 2/11/2013 2:49PM

    Congratulations! Morning sickness and the first trimester is the worst! Here's to a healthy pregnancy and a beautiful happy baby in September! emoticon emoticon

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MIRFA71 2/11/2013 11:53AM

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AMBERT27 2/11/2013 11:45AM

    Congrats and best of luck!

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SAASHA17 2/11/2013 11:37AM

    Congratulations!!!

take care
Manasa

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DRASADAF 2/11/2013 11:35AM

    emoticon thats really nice

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KMM1123 2/11/2013 11:28AM

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A1KAYOS 2/11/2013 11:01AM

    emoticon again Caiti!!! I'm so happy for you and none of the Scarlet's think any less of you!! I'm happy you sharing the emoticon news with everyone and wish you the best of luck!!!

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POOKASLUAGH 2/11/2013 10:58AM

    Yay! Congrats to you! That's such wonderful news. *hugs*

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GODSCHILD2_2011 2/11/2013 10:38AM

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DAWNESS0404 2/11/2013 10:14AM

    Congratulations!! Get lots of rest!!

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-COURT- 2/11/2013 9:55AM

    emoticon Ahhhhh, emoticon so happy for you.

Courti - Violet Venus

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KIEFERSCOUSIN 2/11/2013 9:44AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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JSPIN74 2/11/2013 9:44AM

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SNS1968 2/11/2013 9:43AM

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Your life is about to become much harder and much, much better!

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EVIE4NOW 2/11/2013 9:42AM

  emoticon The good news is that the first trimester is the worst. The better news is the more active you are the easier the birthing process will be. Again, congrats and don't give up and use your pregnancy for an excuse to fall off the wagon. The healthier you are, the easier it will be and to bounce back later too.

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MRSNEHL 2/11/2013 9:38AM

    emoticon Thats awesome!!!

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