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What a year!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

It has been a full year since I have logged on...so much had happened. Last year I joined Spark shortly after getting engaged. I was on a mission to slim down for my gown. Well life took some wild turns and here I am back again. Our plans to get married ended up taking a backseat. Not long after getting engaged we were shocked and thrilled to learn I was pregnant! I gave birth to our son in Dec of 2017. He is my little miracle. I gained nearly 40 lbs while pregnant, which has left me bigger than ever. I am determined to get down to my ideal weight so I can be the mom this little guy needs. While I was pregnant we lost my father and father-in-law. They passed away 2 weeks apart way too soon. The loss was terrible, I cant even begin to explain being 20 weeks pregnant and planning 2 funerals. Carrying my little son is all that got me through. Just knowing I had to take care of myself to take care of him helped me to deal with the loss. I was terrified that my weight combined with the grief was going to harm my pregnancy in some way but here we are months later....Im sitting here watching my gorgeous 3 month old nap in the sun. If things can be this different in 1 year im excited to see what next year looks like. Theres no where to go but up from here.
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  • SYLBA61
    You made it through the UPS & downs of this past year; joys & pain; increase (son) & loss (both fathers): this is a NEW year...welcome back! Take care of yourself & enjoy that little sweetness you've been blessed with.
    677 days ago
  • HEDSTS58
    That's a lot to deal with. Congratulations on your little bundle of joy. Things can get better, just do it!
    677 days ago
    Aw, that's a lot! Congrats on your son and welcome back!
    677 days ago
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