Sunday, April 14, 2013

9 Weeks Out

I can't believe I only have 9 more weeks to go! I also can't believe I have MORE weeks to go. I am tired and sore and would like to get to the end. I have a lot to do until the baby comes so the 9 weeks is a good thing. I feel like I can't get it all done - partially because I have been pretty lazy in my down time.

Yesterday we had Grace's 3rd birthday party and it was great! It was cold and a little wet but she had a blast and loved that all of her little friends came! I have learned my lesson and from now on Grace's birthday parties will all be held indoors. April is such a fickle month.

As the end of this pregnancy nears I have become more comfortable with the ideas of post baby weight loss. I have been thinking more and more seriously about the activity I want to do and what I will be eating. I have been eating A LOT of chips during this pregnancy. That is something I will need to change. I have decided to start back with Weight Watchers Online after about 3-6 weeks. I started back in meeting too soon after Grace and ended up discouraged. There was still too much going on and I just couldn't get my shit together. This time it has to be different and I will really have to put the effort in.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

GD Free!

I finally had my doctors appointment today and I do not have gestational diabetes! I was starting to worry! Everything is good and healthy with me and the baby and no surprise to me but the baby is measuring 2 weeks ahead! I knew this was going to be another big baby! Grace was 9 lbs when she was born.

On that topic - my baby girl is going to be 3 tomorrow! I can't believe it has been 3 years already....
I have taken tomorrow off to prepare for her birthday party on Saturday. She is so excited for all her little friends to come to her birthday party :)
I have planned  a simple party with some very kid friendly foods.
At my doctors appointment I hit 212 - wow that is a scary number in print for me. This is the heaviest I have ever been. I know it is baby but it still really freaks me out. I was 210 at home so that is 18 pounds total at 30 weeks. I am hoping to keep this under control for the next 10 weeks. I have been making a real effort to pick the right foods. One of the ladies I work with is doing a juice fast with her husband and it has me thinking again about getting a juicer. I know it is best to eat the fruit or vegetable but it couldn't hurt to get some extra in all of us - especially when  I start nursing. I need to do some research and finally make up my mind. I go between smoothies and juicing and I know either would be a good choice. Anyone have any real pros or cons on either?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I got out for a walk yesterday and it felt so good =) I really should say waddle.....This time last pregnancy and I was still walking around like a non-pregnant lady, 7 miles around the sea wall and I was fine. I can barely make it around the block this time. It felt good at the time but I think I am still paying for it today.

I said I was going to take a pic of this giant belly - well the hubby did without me noticing so here it is:

I cannot believe how big my belly is!
I have another ultrasound on Monday to make sure the baby is growin properly. I can't remember if I mentioned but I have a cord abnormality - there are supposed to be two arteries and one vein and mine only has one arterie. This can lead to smaller babies in some cases. Grace was 9 pounds and honestly if this one was a little smaller I wouldn't be disappointed ;)
Since I was playing around in the pcitures I figured I would leave you one more of my adorable little girl enjoying some nice weather over Easter weekend! I can't believe she is going to be 3 on Friday!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


That is how I feel. I deeparately miss working out and I am feeling so slow. Most of me aches and the rest of me just doesn't really want to be moved. I have been trying to eat right and drink lots of water but this baby must be huge because I feel like all I can do is eat a little and then eat again and again and again.

I have been trying to think of different ways to move but everything leaves my lady bits sore. There doesn't seem to be a single exercise that doesn't bother me. Even just lifting some light weights seems to have a negative effect at this point. This has been so frustrating!

I haven't heard anything from the doctor about my GD test so I am hoping that is a good sign. Who knows for sure. This baby seems enormous so I can't be sure! Grace was 9 pounds and I don't remember feeling this big! This baby is so far outfront I can't believe it! I need to take a pic to show you guys the size of this belly!