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My Absence Explained!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I promised my Spark Friends a blog like TEN YEARS ago (okay, like a month ago) but it totally, completely, slipped my mind.

This may deduct from my impressive Spark Member status, but I digress.

So......WHY have I been missing?
I'm sure some of you have guessed.
Maybe not.


No, that's not a beer gut. That, my friends, is a baby. Kiddo. Fetus. Call it what you will.
THAT is my little Sprout.


^This was 5 weeks ago, so my little booger is already five weeks bigger than this. In FACT, the little weasel is already 5 inches long: the size of an apple.
And Sprout's ears are where they should be. Hopefully, anyway.

The hubs and I tried for a year and a half with the assistance of hormones and medications and charting and surgeries....and when we finally decided we'd had enough and that we wanted to wait a couple of years, this little turd decided to defy the odds.

Which makes my kid invariably awesome.

I have lost a total of 7 pounds since becoming pregnant. Which is weird. Because I haven't been eating healthy. Just nothing sounds good, so I eat slower, and I eat less - somewhat accidentally. I'm trying to make it a point to eat more, but it's hard! None of this has EVER been a problem for me. So it's weird to even talk about because I've never had to deal with it! Everyone keeps telling me that it will catch up to me soon, which is relatively annoying, but I just shrug it off, assuming that they're trying to help. Everyone's trying to help, I guess.

Thus far, everything has been great. I am officially 15 weeks along TODAY! We had another doctor's appointment yesterday and heard the heartbeat for the very first time.

So, that is my explanation, Spark Friends. I have missed you all! I have missed this community. But it's been for good reason, obviously. :)

I hope you all have been doing GREAT, and I'm sorry for not checking in with you guys to see how you've been doing!!

Lots of love & Spark ON!
-Mal
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BTVMADS 8/15/2013 7:14AM

    Congratulations!!!! I love your nickname for the little one -- so cute!

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HJBUMP 6/26/2013 3:02AM

    I know this is delayed...but congrats! Keep us updated. :-)

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CMBELISLE 6/17/2013 8:55AM

    YAY! Just take care of you and listen to your body (and baby) - they usually know what's best.

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PURPLE180 6/14/2013 8:40PM

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BELIEVER104 6/14/2013 4:30PM

    Congratulations!!Super exciting news! Your bump is super cute. Happy and healthy pregnancy to you!

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ELFITZPA 6/14/2013 4:15PM

    Congrats!! I'm just over 17 weks and I kind of went dark on Spark for awhile too - and in real life, for that matter - because I'm TERRIBLE at secrets! Enjoy the 2nd trimester - hopefully your appetite will start coming back and you should start feeling some movement now and then really soon, too. Best of luck!!

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CRAFTINWIFE 6/14/2013 2:45PM

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MILLER*TIME 6/14/2013 9:26AM

    aww Congrats! That baby is showing who's boss! I'm almost 17 weeks and I've lost a few pounds myself-- but I had baaaaaaad morning sickness that is starting to subside. Your baby bump looks so adorable too!! I'm not even showing yet, probably looking a little flabby lol but I'll be excited when people can tell that 'oh she's preggo, not just chunky' haha. You'll be due around the beginning of December-ish then? What an awesome Christmas present!! :)

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JAMIELOGICAL 6/13/2013 4:25PM

    Congratulations!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 6/13/2013 3:51PM

    Congratulations!!

I lost weight until the 6th month...Just keep it healthy and real, your body knows what to do. That's soooooo exciting!!!



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NATPLUMMER 6/13/2013 2:21PM

    emoticon Congratulations!!

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MRS.NG.06 6/13/2013 12:25PM

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am SO beyond excited and thrilled for you! I was hoping the reason was this very one! : ) You better post more baby bump pictures! SO happy to hear from you! Start to learn how to shrug those people's comments off your shoulders because when you become pregnant, apparently that sends out a very bright beacon to those to chime in on your life and touch your belly and tell you how its going to be...Just take care of yourself and dont listen to anyone about anything ! xoxoox

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SEATTLESIMS 6/13/2013 12:25PM

    Congratulations!! Many warm wishes for you and your new family!!

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ARUNNINGKAT 6/13/2013 11:55AM

    emoticon So excited for you! What a miracle!

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KUJAYHAWKGIRL 6/13/2013 11:06AM

    Fantastic news! Congratulations!!!!

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TARANITUP 6/13/2013 10:55AM

    ThAt is fantastic... Congratulations!!!

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LADYJ6942 6/13/2013 10:41AM

    Super exciting news, congratulations. There is a lot of support here for expectant moms/dads too so check it out, no need to be a stranger.

Good luck!

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BAKER1009 6/13/2013 10:35AM

    BTW, you look stunning!!!

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BAKER1009 6/13/2013 10:34AM

    I knew it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I just had this feeling you were preggers! So exciting! I'm so very happy for you Mal!!! emoticon emoticon

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JENSTRESS 6/13/2013 10:12AM

    Congratulations! And enjoy your little miracle! You will start to feel the kicking about now, or within the next month, and then it starts getting AWESOME!

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