EMTFF376's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EMTFF376 EMTFF376's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Half marathon weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942748 Third running of the Deckers Creek Half Marathon this past weekend! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06c142b9-fbec-434f-ab79-8aaafb931398.JPG"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/717b229f-1f34-464c-a68c-162549b123ed.JPG"> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:36:25 EST After the 3 year check up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920197 She's 41 inches and 40 pounds. Most folks guess her around 5 years old... not even 3 and a half yet! <BR> <BR> Love her to pieces... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1064254898.jpg"> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:16:35 EST Jane update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899255 I'm taking her for her 3 year check up this morning... It's all going by so fast! <BR> <BR> She started pre-k in a learning co-op and we are leaning toward home schooling her. She's already began a pre-k/kindergarten workbook and loves it. <BR> <BR> I forgot to post this picture from the fall. Jane competed in her first 2k walk at the end of September at the ripe age of 2 years old! We crossed the finish line and she yelled "I won Mommy, I won!" All I could think is, no Jane, with you, ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:03:58 EST Sneak Peek http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731076 Here's the shot the seamstress snapped yesterday of my dress for the formal Hubby and I are going to next Friday night. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1714832275.jpg"> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 07:01:16 EST The good news and the bad news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725475 The good news is my regular doctor knew exactly what was wrong with my knee without having to refer me to the ortho... <BR> <BR> The bad news is it is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. It is characterized by pain in the knee, especially when in the seated, bent position and walking/running downhill and downstairs. <BR> <BR> The good news is it can be managed with a brace, ibuprofin, ice and if necessary, physical therapy. <BR> <BR> The bad news is it is a "syndrome". It is chronic. It wil... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:07:48 EST Day #4 DL and post race http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715500 I was planning to blog everyday of my recovery. I am so busy with work and Jane that it didn't happen. <BR> <BR> I ran 2 miles on Monday and Tuesday each. I wore the brace that my best friend suggested. It seems to help. <BR> <BR> My plan of action is to try a longer run today. One that I have done before completely pain free. There is some elevation gain and loss which seems to be the problem area, but its hard to avoid in Canaan Valley. <BR> <BR> I can walk without limping now. Goi... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:48:28 EST Day #1 DL and post race http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713467 I ran my second half marathon yesterday. It was the same half I ran last year. I had a 15 minute improvement over last year. I was ecstatic. <BR> <BR> During the last 2-3 weeks of my training, I did something to my right knee. I was on a 7 mile training run, I had no trouble. I woke up the next morning and my knee was so swollen that the skin was tight around it. It was painful. I spent the next few days with my leg propped up witb ice and heat. It was starting to feel better. <BR>... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 13:41:22 EST Jane Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586718 Just got back from a well baby check with Jane. Shes 31 pounds and 36 inches tall. She just turned 2 at the end of December. Amazing how time flies. She blew all of the cognitive milestones out of the water. She's right on par with motor skills... I'm guessing she won't be a tight rope walker! LOL. The doctor is still amazed at how smart she is. It warms my heart. <BR> <BR> Love to you all, <BR> Janette Wed, 8 Jan 2014 10:26:27 EST Our Christmas card http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567084 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l653846085.jpg"> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:24:23 EST Minnie Mouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528942 Here she is! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l455188815.jpg"> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 07:37:12 EST onefiftysomething http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467605 I would REALLY like to be onefiftysomething before I go on vacation. I weighed in this morning at 160. <BR> <BR> My gravy goal is to get to onefiftysomething before vacation and maintain it while we are gone. <BR> <BR> We leave for vacation next Wednesday. <BR> <BR> I can do this... even if it is 159.5, its still onefiftysomething. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:28:11 EST Race results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466724 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l446931279.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The big ol' grin should say it all. <BR> <BR> Had a not so good swim and T1, bike was the fastest I've ever gone in competition, T2 was eh and considering the amount of pain I was in, the run was pretty ok. <BR> <BR> My official time was 1:15:08. My splits came off my watch: <BR> <BR> Swim - 6:49 <BR> T1 - 1:17 <BR> Bike - 33:35 <BR> T2 - 1:25 <BR> Run - 32:02 <BR> <BR> I finished third out of 13 girls in my a... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:26:38 EST Minor setback http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454798 My sciatic nerve pain is coming back... Not good. I took a zero day yesterday to rest it up, but I can feel it just sitting here in front of my computer. I'm going to take some ibuprofin as soon as I eat something and ice it down. <BR> <BR> I'm going to run today and see how it goes. I did my Jillian this morning and could feel it with certain exercises, but not others. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping this isn't a relapse of what happened several years ago. I was down for months and basically lo... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 08:34:16 EST coincidence? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406488 What an honor to be chosen as motivator of the day! Thank you for all the notes and goodies. I am flattered. <BR> <BR> Coincidentally, today was my first triathlon in five years. I placed second in my age class! Woo hoo! The bike and run were tough, but I PRed on the swim. My T1 was eh, but my T2 was under a minute (around 45 seconds). My daughter and I are getting ready to take much deserved nap. :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1199341228.jpg"> <BR> <... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 16:01:02 EST 13.1 DONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376712 I ran my first half marathon this weekend. Felt really good the first 10 miles. The last three were brutal. Really hot, really humid, transitioning from running on soft ground to pavement, transitioning from a downhill grade to flat. Whew. Glad its over. A little slower than I wanted, but I'll take it. <BR> <BR> I definitely will run this one again now that I have a baseline for that distance. I know the time I have to beat next year! :) Mon, 3 Jun 2013 11:58:32 EST 5k recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349871 My first 2 miles were amazing. Fastest I've ever run... However, the last mile... UGH. All in all, I was pleased with my race. Finished 14th in my age class. There were a lot of younger, obviously faster girls. I met some really great people. That was the biggest reward of all. <BR> <BR> Here's the results: <BR> <BR> http://iplayoutside.com/Events/2013/05/1<BR>4529r.html <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Wed, 8 May 2013 13:07:21 EST A little discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343048 Not with my half marathon training... actually that's going really well. I went from 5 miles last Wednesday to 6 miles this Wednesday and took 45 seconds per mile off my pace. <BR> <BR> What I am discouraged about is my weight. I've been busting my butt with running, biking, weights and swimming and in the last 2 weeks I've gained 5 pounds! WTH... :( I know, I know... gaining muscle right... Its still tough to see 170 on the scale. <BR> <BR> 5k race this weekend. I'm not sure what I... Thu, 2 May 2013 10:04:26 EST What I have been doing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328393 Training for a half marathon!! <BR> <BR> June 1, pray for me. <BR> <BR> Did my longest training run yet on Wednesday... 11.1 miles. I'm slow, but I can run the whole way. Going out for an easy one today. <BR> <BR> Love and well wishes to all of you, <BR> Janette (and Jane!) Fri, 19 Apr 2013 07:55:49 EST Here's Jane... (and mom) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204862 For all the Jane fans out there... here she is just shy of her birthday watching the last regular season WVU football game. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1665647638.jpg"> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:56:04 EST Where have you been? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165196 I didn't fall off the edge of the earth. I haven't been slacking. I've been "pretty good" about food... as good as one could expect with the holidays. <BR> <BR> Just a motivational story today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I went upstairs to meet the new admin person. One of my coworkers introduced me and referred to me as, "the girl that I told you about that runs at lunch". My knee jerk reply was, "oh, not today, I'm sick." <BR> <BR> I went back to my desk and thought about my response. ... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:45:19 EST Roommate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4920035 So, I have a roommate for the summer... and she is wonderful. We got up yesterday morning and went on a 45 minute run and this morning was Jillian's 30 day shred. LOVE IT. Need that kind of motivation. <BR> <BR> Everything is still going well. The scale isn't moving and I am getting impatient, but some of my old clothes are starting to fit so the numbers on the scale can't be too far behind. <BR> <BR> Love to all, <BR> Janette <BR> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 11:21:11 EST Time for a blog... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883819 Just a short note to say everything's going great... getting my workouts in, eating right (with help from my Mom and me learning to say NO!), getting lots of sleep, drinking lots of water, etc etc etc. <BR> <BR> Only negative is my back is still hurting. I can deal with the pain. I've gone back to only medicating at night. <BR> <BR> Jane is 4.5 months old now and absolutely beautiful (no, I'm not bias or proud!). She's so close to being mobile its scary! We're going on a little trip thi... Wed, 16 May 2012 09:17:54 EST Barefoot Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879496 I've started running in vibram's fivefinger shoes. Very different feel. Unfortunately, I had to switch back to my Asics this morning... probably should have just stuck with the Vibrams. Oh well. I got the workout in. That's all that matters. <BR> <BR> I have mentioned that I have a race in mind in a past blog, I believe. Well, I wrote out my schedule from the beginner program I found and am trying to adhere to it. Tomorrow is supposed to be a "twofer", but I have to go to the office... Sun, 13 May 2012 14:09:34 EST Less pain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864916 Not sure what I did different last night, but I had a minimal pain night! I actually overslept a little because I was so comfortable. <BR> <BR> I have decided I am going to race this year. I found a tri south of here. Its a little longer than what I wanted to start with, but I think I can do it. I've got my training plan together. Now, EXECUTE! :) (as long as I can stay pain free). <BR> <BR> I have to get back to work. <BR> <BR> Hugs! (now that I can without wincing!!!) <BR> Janette ... Thu, 3 May 2012 14:40:07 EST Starting to get old... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859132 I had a great four back pain free days. I woke up in the middle of the night last night in terrible pain again. I'm really getting tired of this. I had grand plans for my body today. Instead, I prayed for the ibuprofin to kick in quickly. <BR> <BR> I had a great weekend. Our county's training weekend was happening. Wonderful training, wonderful people. I took a great class on advanced airway management. I got to use a fiber optic glidescope to intubate a neonate (mannequin of course)... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:10:45 EST Down but not out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853068 Injuries are preventing me from working out (chronic back and hip pain, bleh). I'm still eating well and maintaining my weight! I'm on the mend and will be back to it next week. <BR> <BR> Love Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:08:25 EST Oops, missed a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4843775 My yesterday was so action packed, I didn't have time to write a blog or do my core workout. I was on track all day though. I did sneak a few of my husbands fries at dinner... and by a few I mean 5. :) <BR> <BR> We got a really good bike ride in before we went out to dinner. Grilled chicken salad for me! :) <BR> <BR> I'm doing good so far this morning. Need to do my push up challenge. <BR> <BR> I'm working our fire department fundraiser tomorrow and on the ambulance sunday, so I may n... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 09:18:27 EST Trifecta! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841600 Three days in a row... on track. I even had a treat tonight (homemade cherry pie), but I knew it was coming and "budgeted" for it. <BR> <BR> I even got a run in before it got dark. I procrastinated and procrastinated... but I did it! And, I'm getting faster... Not like I was, but I'm getting there. <BR> <BR> Have a great night folks! <BR> Janette <BR> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:20:24 EST Why??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4839456 I ask myself why after a good day of on track food and exercise: <BR> - do I feel taller <BR> - do I feel thinner <BR> - do I feel happier <BR> - do I feel proud <BR> <BR> Because I've accomplished something. That's why. The first two... eh... those are probably just psychological, but whatever keeps you going right? <BR> <BR> Got up this AM and did a pretty serious core workout... my #1 trouble zone right now... well, duh, right?? :) Did all my morning rituals and even got over to Mom an... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:04:59 EST So far so good... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4837484 meds - check <BR> coffee - check <BR> water - check <BR> pushup challenge - check <BR> breakfast - check <BR> weigh in - check <BR> working from home - check <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a jog at lunch. The wind is really ripping out there, but I am stronger than it. :) <BR> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:09:29 EST I seriously need to get motivated... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4835921 I have no excuses. I have no justifications. I haven't exercised. I need to be exercising. <BR> <BR> Today, I am writing down my daily and weekly goals - from exercise to nutrition and weight goals. I will make them realistic. I will make them achievable. <BR> <BR> I know there has been a lot going on in my life and I am back to working on the weekends now, but I need to take time for myself. I need to say please watch the baby while I go workout... although it is getting nice outs... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 11:41:51 EST My week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4778693 Oh my... If you don't want to read a "vent", I suggest not reading this blog... <BR> <BR> Tuesday my dogsitter calls. He's taking care of my husband's dog while I'm home and husband is away on business. The dog ate about half a block of rat poison. She's a small dog (about 30 pounds), so he took her to the emergency vet. I guess they had her vomit many times and put her on vitamin K for a month. <BR> <BR> My granny fell Tuesday at some point. My mom tried to get granny back into her ch... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 08:23:31 EST Fitness derailment... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4770240 I'm either sick or have bad allergies... either way, cardio is out for now. I can't risk another round of pneumonia. Trying not to be discouraged. <BR> <BR> Janette <BR> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 15:23:21 EST I did nothing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4762899 I did nothing when I got home. I don't mean I sat on my butt and watched the evening go by, but I didn't do any workouts yesterday... and I'm okay with that. <BR> <BR> I think I got the mental health break I've been needing. I got home late because I had stopped at a friend's house. My husband had dinner on the table, baby was fed and asleep. We ate dinner in silence. <BR> <BR> The baby was still asleep after dinner, so my husband and I got in bed and watched TV and chatted. We have ... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:18:04 EST Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4761330 I was good on my nutrition. I ran a shorter distance than I wanted to. I underestimated the distance from the heritage center to the house. I will know for next time. Did the SP mat workout. <BR> <BR> So far, so good today. Of course, I am at the office, so there is no temptation to eat bad (its out in the middle of nowhere). However, being motivated to workout when I get home is the tough part after not seeing the baby all day. I have to remember I'm doing this for her too. Even i... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:26:33 EST 10 pounds in 10 days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4759326 Wish I could say I'm happy about this, but I GAINED 10 pounds... it can't be all muscle mass. <BR> <BR> I'm using this setback as a way to regain focus (although I don't feel like I lost it... I'm a little confused how this happened). I'm following my meal plan to the letter for the next two weeks. Period, end of story. Ideally, I do 12 workouts per week... my goal this week is to complete 10 of them. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to not let this get me down. I just can't believe I weigh 190 poun... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:19:09 EST I have no plans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4744466 I'm not sure what to do with myself today. I have no plans. I'm thinking about seeing if there are any appointments at the spa I go to. I have a 50 dollar gift card and would love a... well... anything... manicure, pedicure, hair cut, whatever. <BR> <BR> I've been so disciplined with my workouts... not so much with my eating even though I'm staying within my calorie ranges. <BR> <BR> Maybe I can use these next two "no plans" days to regain my focus on nutrition and still have a little ... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 08:35:35 EST Workout buddies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4741614 My best friend hooked me up with a friend of hers that just moved to Morgantown and we have since become workout buddies. She doesn't run, but is super fit. She's a cyclist, swimmer, etc. Also, she's a mom to a 14 month old and is expecting her second. She gives me a lot of advice, both parenting and fitness. <BR> <BR> We were on our way back from the pool last night and had a very interesting conversation. We have similar eating habits, to which I was very surprised considering she's s... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:43:19 EST You had 9 months to put it on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4738414 Oh, I'm so tired of hearing that! I know its the truth, but I haven't been this unhappy with my body in close to 10 years... :/ <BR> <BR> Last Tuesday, I got the OK to start back to working out. Swimming and walking have no restrictions. Biking and running with extreme caution. No lifting weight below my waist (so dead lifts are out) and nothing more than 10 pounds. I feel like a complete wuss, but I'm compliant with my doctor's orders. I dusted off my 8 pound weights... started back w... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:43:10 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4648062 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l938464053.jpg"> <BR> not quite the natural birth I had planned but so happy to see her and hear her cry <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l502316585.jpg"> <BR> about 8 hours old <BR> <BR> still have lots of pictures to download and pass on. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Janette, Leo and Jane <BR> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 10:54:47 EST she's here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4641121 ok friends, here's my recap of today... I was on my way to my regular OB appointment, but had been up all night with really bad contractions. I called my OB's office and they said come to the hospital. <BR> <BR> I arrived at the ER and was transported to labor and delivery. I waited for an assessment from the OB which basically said what I figured, I was effaced, but still hadn't dilated. They started an IV and gave me some pain meds to take the edge of the rather intense contractions I'd be... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 04:35:21 EST 40 weeks +2 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4632980 Thank you Robin for reminding me to post an update. :) <BR> <BR> No baby yet. The doc said they will not let me go past 41 weeks, so if she decides to be REALLY stubborn, I will be induced between Christmas and New Year. <BR> <BR> I went yesterday for a doctor's appointment. Everything looked and sounded fine. I am almost fully effaced, but dilated less than a cm. My next appointment is Tuesday. I'm assuming they will schedule the induction then. <BR> <BR> Went for a massage today. F... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 15:53:06 EST Ummm what? (good news from the ultrasound) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4616441 I went for my ultrasound this morning... All in all everything looked really good. <BR> <BR> She is definitely head down and "locked and loaded". Her little hand was giving us the "thumbs up" in the pictures. It was very cute. <BR> <BR> She's measuring 3 days ahead of where she was at 20 weeks with my revised due date of December 18. I'm still convinced she's coming on the full moon this weekend! <BR> <BR> Now for the OMG moment... her estimated weight TODAY is 8 pounds 14oz. OMG!!! T... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 13:09:16 EST 38 weeks tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4614924 Hi Friends, <BR> <BR> I hope you all are having the mild winter we are so far. I've been enjoying the warmer temperatures lately. Although, the weather is predicting to be cold starting tomorrow and into the foreseeable future. <BR> <BR> I went to the doctor yesterday. My doc won't and didn't do an internal exam unless they feel there's something wrong, so no checking for effacement and dilation until I go to the hospital in labor. However, upon external exam, they believe her head is... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 13:03:18 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4598605 36 weeks and everything is still great. I go back Monday and hopefully they will tell me about dilation and effacement. She's still very active and I'm still carrying high, so I don't think we will have baby anytime soon, but just wanted to keep you posted. <BR> <BR> I work my last two shifts on the ambulance Saturday and Sunday. I'm continuing to work my office job up until D-day since I can work from home most days. Although, I must admit, sitting in an office chair is pretty uncomfort... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 07:24:08 EST Here it is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4541873 Sorry about the banner... I couldn't find a picture of it without that... it wasn't there yesterday. *grumbles* <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l829334873.jpg"> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:23:05 EST 7 months down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4539272 2 more to go!y <BR> Everything is still going really well. Had my 30 week check last Wednesday and the doctor said everything looked "perfect". I love it! <BR> <BR> I can't believe how much I miss running, sparking, going to weight watchers, blogging, etc. I'm spending every waking second that I'm not working or eating (or resting!) trying to get baby stuff organized, stowed away, assembled, etc. <BR> <BR> My husband is amazing, by the way! We were sitting in the nursery sorting baby ... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 08:29:17 EST Checking in and update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4484657 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm six months today and still doing great. I go back to the doctor next Tuesday for my "end of the second trimester" check up. I believe she told me she was going to check me for gestational diabetes at that point. <BR> <BR> Things are really starting to come into place... friends dropping off hand me down baby clothes, shower gifts arriving in the mail, etc. This child is going to want for nothing! :) <BR> <BR> Thank you all so much for your comments, sparkmai... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:50:04 EST And its a... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4391279 GIRL! <BR> <BR> I had my second ultrasound on tuesday and we found out that we are having a girl, that she (and mommy) are doing fine, and that I'm a little ahead of schedule with a new due date of December 21. :) Always in ahurry to get things done I guess! <BR> <BR> I can't believe I'm already half way through my pregnancy with no real aches or pains so far. I haven't been sick at all and I still run some, but mostly walk or work in my garden. Here's to being healthy!! <BR> <BR> Have a g... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 06:17:51 EST Just an update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4359901 I'm 4 months along with my little one. <BR> <BR> Doctor said everything looks great. Heartbeat sounded great and in the 150s. <BR> <BR> I've gained 19 pounds already. :/ <BR> <BR> I go for my next ultrasound July 26th and hopefully find out the gender. <BR> <BR> Thank you again for all your kind words, encouragement, etc. It means the world to me. :) <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Janette <BR> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:16:16 EST