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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Starting the Journey anew

It's now been two weeks since I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl. Just before I gave birth I was tipping the scales at 192 (yeah I know!) My pre-pregnancy weight was around 145, which was relatively close to my happy weight of 135, and the result of a few years of weight loss struggles. Before I started my first weight loss journey, I topped out at 180 (without a baby in my belly!), and I had promised myself I would never let myself get that out of shape again.

I tried to stay active during my pregnancy, but preterm contractions, massively swollen feet, Gestational Diabetes, and a generally overwhelming tiredness kept me from being as active as I would have liked.

I am determined to loose every pound I gained carrying my baby girl, and hopefully a few extra. She deserves a fit mommy, one that can keep up with her. Like I did with my last weight loss journey, I'm going to blog this to keep myself honest and motivated. It's going to be slow going here at the beginning, mostly walks and swimming when I can manage it, but hopefully soon I'll be able to work my way up to full workouts.

Today I weigh: 171.2 lbs.
Today I: Walked down to Muddy.Waters to get coffee while carrying Baby Girl

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

20 Weeks! Half Way!

I am half way through this pregnancy. It's very hard to believe, especially when I still have moments where I forget I'm pregnant. These usually (always) happen when I am sitting down, and am immersed in some activity, like work. Right now though, Baby Girl is kicking me quite ferociously to keep me from forgetting about her.

The movement thing is another new development. Feeling movement that I Know is movement from Baby girl. It's such an odd and wonderful feeling.

This past Friday I decided to go into the Dojo, they were doing an "open workout" and I figured it would be good to go in and just practice my Kata and maybe practice with my Bo. Oh man, doing Kata was so much harder than I thought it would be! My legs were on fire about half an hour in. Also, I cannot lift my knee above my waist without hitting my belly, so all of my kicks were super low. I felt all kinds of awkward and tired really fast. I was glad I went though, even when later I got paranoid I'd hurt Baby Girl, since she was really quiet for the rest of the night and the next day.

I also was under the weather a few days this week, including last night when I started to panic about being sick. It started at work where I got really hot and no matter how much water I drank, or how many layers of clothes I took off (hey I had to stay somewhat clothed, I was at work!) I just couldn't cool off. And I had a headache. And I hurt all over. I got really scared there was something wrong. I took some acetaminophen, ate some smashed potatoes and few frozen fruit bars, and went to bed early. This morning, after sleeping about 10 hours, I feel fine. And Baby Girl is kicking away, so luckily it was nothing.

I've noticed I overheat easily, It's happened a few times, like this past Saturday when we started our Registry at BuyBuyBaby. By the time we left the cold air outside felt so freaking good, I almost didn't want to get in the car. I still can't believe I actually have a baby registry full of things for my baby girl. 

On the Baby Knitting front, I'm just chugging along on the Baby blanket I started, although I recently discovered Pinterest, and now have a million ideas of things I want to make for Baby Girl. This weekend I'm going to try to make a custom roman shade for her room. The instructions look relatively easy, the only thing I need to figure out is how to make the pull cord baby safe. This weekend we're also going to dismantle the desk that's currently taking up most of that room. Small steps towards making it a really nursery.

I can't wait till June. I love my little baby girl so much already.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Week 19

It's a girl! We found out on Tuesday. Somehow knowing the gender makes it more real. It's nice to be able to refer to "her" instead of "it". My mother was so excited when I told her she just whooped and cried and said "I knew it! Girls run strong in this family!"

I've been carrying the Ultrasound picture around with me, and just staring at it. In one of the pictures she's sucking her thumb. You can see the profile of her nose. I wonder already what she looks like. I wonder what color her eyes are, what color her hair is. Will she have curly hair like her daddy?

I'm starting to feel movement occasionally, and Baby Girl is always super active whenever we see her on the Ultrasound screen. I wonder if she'll be as energetic when she's born.

Now that we know to expect a Baby Girl, I can finish a few knitting projects with ribbons, buttons and ties to match. I've been working on a second baby blanket in this awesome waffle weave patern I've used for burp clothes and wash clothes already.

One of our friends, who has a little girl that's about 10 months now, just gave us a whole load of baby stuff. A bassinet, clothes, swaddling blankets, and a couple regular blankets. We haven't even set up a registry yet and we've got a room full of stuff for Baby Girl.

I had my first "I have to have it now" craving last night, I needed waffles. Just waffles with butter and syrup. I tried to ignore it, and I ended up getting really anxious and uncomfortable. So DH was amazing and made me pancakes (we don't have a waffle iron), and that did the trick. It was awful trying to ignore the craving! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Week 16 and everything up to now

I havn't been updating, and I don't know why. I guess mostly because things are the same. There have been little milestones, but the big one is still coming up. Our next scan will be the one where we find out if we're having a boy or a girl.

I caved around two weeks ago and bought some maternity clothes. I just couldn't fit into my work pants anymore. So far, not a fan of these. I constantly feel like my pants are riding really low, because the actual material stops and the elastic begins way lower than I'm used to the waste line of my pants sitting. I'm also still really self-conscious about my bump. It's silly, but I keep trying to hide it with baggy shirts and empire waste lines, because to me I don't look pregnant, I just look fat.

I'm also having a lot of guilt about what I eat/how much I eat. I'm eating reasonably healthy, but I'm constantly reminded that I'm not eating healthy enough. And I'm not getting enough exercise. I just started getting back into it this week. I went to the gym and did a half hour on the elliptical on monday, and today I did about half of a pre-natal yoga video.

This pregnancy also seems kind of unreal somehow. As if I'm not really pregnant, I'm just getting really chubby. I'm paranoid that the next time I see my OB there won't be a heart beat. Idk why. I'm just really afraid of something going wrong. I missed a lot of my prenatal vitamins while I was dealing with the morning sickness, and I'm worried that messed up my baby.

For Christmas we got a lot of stuff for the baby. We got a MamaRoo, which has to be one of the coolest things ever, a Baby Bjorn carrier, a belly cast kit, a little Chicago Bulls track suit with a matching onesie (my brother lives in Chicago), Two Buffalo Bills Bottles (we're Bills fans, Yeah I know feel my pain), and a Lullabelly, which is this speaker band thing for my belly, so I can play music for the baby. I need to put together a play list to play for the baby, since it can hear now according to most information.  We tested it out the other day, the first song we played for the baby was David Byrne's "Strange Overtones". I swear I felt the baby moving along to the music, but I guess it could have been rhythmic gas.

I had a 3 hour Glucose Tolerence Test a while back, because they were worried that my initial blood tests were high, which turned out to be nothing, everything came back normal. So hopefully the 1 hour test will be nothing compared to that.

I have another appointment with my OB on the 11th, and I'm super anxious to hear that heartbeat again, and know everything's OK.