Wednesday, May 28, 2008

back from hiding!

Hey friends!

I am still here, breathing and well. I am still very pregnant., LOL. 36 weeks today actually. 4 weeks to due date, and I am getting very anxious for this little guy to arrive!

We have been VERY busy trying to get the nursery together, pretty much done. remodel the upstairs bathroom, enclose a 3 season porch off the nursery, and get fence in back. UGH....we have been busy! Sooooo, I just haven't been on here, and my journal at was deleted??:( I need to get over there and start a new one.

So lets see, since this blog started out as a diet blog, I'll share my stats so far.

I have gained 26.5 lbs so far. pretty good I think. I feel very fat, since I am 5'6 and now 196.5 lbs and holding steady there. I keep getting told I will lose 20 lbs by the time I leave the hospital, so I am looking forward to that head start, he he. I am trying to get my goals in order for after little JJ arrives. I plan to start right away, at least with low carb eating, no ketosis, and obviously no exercise for a few weeks or so til I heal, but I am already assessing how much I need to lose and trying to set goals. I am VERY excited not only to meet my son, but to get my body back, and begin this journey once again.

So here is my rough plan....

mental - set 10 lb goals and meet them one at a time. I'll also try not to be so hard on myself. This is where I always go wrong. If I don't lose as fast as I want or if I slip up, I beat myself to a pulp, and ruin my efforts. no more of that.

physical (when healed and ready) - get to the gym 5 days a week for some 40-60 minute hills on the treadmill. I have always had the most success with this as far as losing inches fast. Depending on time, with a new baby and all, I will try and add some weight time in there a couple days a week. Mainly squats and pushups, and any other good compound moves that work and save time. I belong to Planet Fitness now, but they don't offer child care, so I will probably leave them and join golds so they can watch JJ while I work out.

food - low carb all day. lots of fresh meats and veggies, salads and some good fats. I am not going to counrt carbs, and get tied up in that just yet. I will be focusing on breast feeding and staying healthy, but I will be cutting out the breads, rices and pastas. I eat them now, but only whole wheat, whole grain, brown rice, and shaws makes a YUMMY flax and grain bread now. So I will just cut those things and stick with protein, fats and veggies to start getting used to that way of eating. Once I am ready, and its safe, i will get more strict with counting carbs etc.

Ok so off the diet and onto the baby!

Here are some nursery pics, and 3D ultrasound!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

22 Weeks and Counting! (and a rant)

Well its been quite awhile as usual since I have posted so I thought it was time.

I am 22 weeks preggo now. Did I post I was having a boy??!!??
YAY I am and I am sooooo excited!!

Ok, so Last week I FINALLY Started feeling my little man move.. how weird!
I gotta say it freaked me out at first, like a little alien that has taken up residence. Especially when up until that point you still haven't grasped the concept of having a baby growing inside you. So aside from the ultrasounds, that was what made it real to me finally. I am getting more used to it, and really looking forward to his little kicks and summersaults. :D
They say at some point you will feel your baby react to a loud noise. I hadn't until the other night. I went to bed and was lying down and my dog barked and I swear this little one did a backflip! It was so cool, until he wouldn't stop doing backflips and it was so bad it made me nauseous! LOL

So I am really showing now! I am posting a recent belly pic on my page too, but I feel big for 5.5 mos. Everyone knows I am pregnant and I get the "when are you due" question all the time now!
Its cool though I am past the stage where I could just have had too many Krispy Creams! he he he. I really look pregnant, and its funny how much attention that draws. wherever I go people are staring at my belly.

Ok lets see, jumping around here..
I got the flu last weekend. UGH! I lost 6 lbs in 2 days from all the vomiting, etc. But I feel better, and with the 6 lb loss I have only gained 13 lbs! WAHOO!! HA HA
My goal is to keep the gain between 15 and 25 lbs. thats whats recomended for my starting weight. If I watch what I eat as best I can and get some exercise I should do ok.

So the rant....
The father of my little one...

he left this morning to go ice fishing with his friends. Now, we heat our whole house with 2 wood stoves, So bringing wood in the house is a constant duty. I am almost 6 mos pregnant, and he leaves with like 2 peices of wood in the house. so I have to waddle my ass outside risking hurting myself and the baby to get wood so I don't freeze to death.
Then on top of that, he went into my purse and took my chapstick. Now, if you know me, you know I am a chapstick addict, and thats not really the point. the point is he knows that and was that selfish and inconsiderate to even venture into my purse in the first place, then to take something out that doesn't belong to him. I know this sounds ridiculous, but I actually sent him a text message yelling at him for it and said flat out, "your an asshole"
GRRRRRR I am so mad and trying so hard to get over it so I can get through my day without stress. I have this whole house to clean because its a pit, and now I have to deal with getting wood all day!!!
What stresses me out even more, is that when he gets home, instead of being happy to see him I am going to make him wish he didn't come home!
Breathe kim....ok....I am done.

Ok....So Thats all for today. Stay tuned for more! I have some stuff I want to blog about still....

toodles! :)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

13 weeks - Hi all!

Hey gang!

Well I am still here just beiong lazy about getting online and really busy.

Doing great. Still waiting for the next appt Jan 9th and finding out if its a boy or girl! YAY

Just trying to get ready for Christmas and deal with all this snow! We have like 30 inches on the ground. I sink walking in it. LOL its pretty but when it melts we could have major flooding issues so I am just crossing my fingers it melts slowly.

Anyhoo, not much else. Just like I said anxiously awaiting Jan 9th and then June/July when I get to meet this little one.
I am not in maternity clothes yet, but my pants are definitely giving me a hard time these days.

Well I will be checking back in probably next Ultra sound since I am so bad about getting on here. :) Hope your all well and I will be back.......

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

10 Weeks today!

Hey all!

Its been a few weeks but I am still here and the baby is growing!
I had my first Appt with my OB yesterday and the Ultra sound.

Oh my goodness that was the most amazing thing! My little one was dancing up a storm and had a great heart beat, and looked awesome!
I posted my pics on this page and the bottom one you can really see the arms and legs and button where the cord is attached. So cute!
He/She is little more than an inch big.

My next appt is in 6 weeks so the next pics will be posted then and I may even know the sex!

So thats all. I feel great except the peeing has really picked up, and headaches have kicked in a bit. Otherwise I haven't been sick or anything. I did spend the last 2 weeks with NO patience and a very short fuse, but hormones will do that and I am getting better now. :)

Hope your all well and I will keep updating! Take care and be good!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Week 7 begins today!

I had my first appt yesterday with the nurse. Jason and I went and gave our family histories, etc. I gave blood and urine for tests. We started building my chart.
She also gave me a big binder of info, which is overwhelming but so exciting!!

I have gained about 10 lbs! OMG! I am horrified! I have not been eating well. I do add in the fruit and such but the pizza for a quick dinner, etc,. has to stop!
I am so stinking tired all the time, I have no energy to cook so when Jason gets a pizza and I am hungry, I eat it.
Maybe once I get my energy back come the 2nd trimester in 5 weeks, I will get it together since I will have the energy to prepare healthy meals, and lunches, etc.

So, I can't believe its really happening. Its still sinking in, but more so after the appt yesterday. I am excited, and scared and still in disbelief. I can't believe I am going to have a baby, and be a mom. Its so much to absorb right now. We have waited a very long year of trying to conceive so we are just in heaven!

Next appt is Nov 26th! I get to see my dr, and see the baby on ultra sound! That will really hit it home for me! I can not wait. 20 days away and believe me I am counting! :)

So thats it! I will update my belly pic soon, I want it to get a little bigger first. maybe at 8 weeks next week I will update it.

Be good my friends!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Almost week 6....

Well almost there. Thursdays are my milestones with a new week behind me.

I am very anxious still, I just want everything to be ok. I have my first appt a week from today and I really can't wait! I am still unsure that they are going to do anything to make sure the pregnancy is progressing normally, I think they just assume it is unless I report anything.

Hmmm, maybe I will say I have been having a lot of cramps and they will give me an ultrasound. LOL :) I am supposed to wait til my 2nd appt Nov 26th. UGH! I don't think I can wait that long I will go mad!

Ok thats all for now, Just going mad, worrying, and wishing I could just see the little heart beat.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

5 weeks today!


One week down! Each week is excruciating for me. I am so worried about the risk of losing the baby, since its so common in the first trimester, that I just live in anticipation of each Thursday so I can count down another week til I hit the 2nd trimester.

So at 5 weeks, here is what my bambino looks like! (I hope it posts and I did it right!)


My first appt is November 6th, and I am praying that they give me an ultrasound. We should be able to see the baby's hear beat then, as I will be 6 wks, 5 days. We won't be able to hear it yet, but we could see it beating. How exciting would that be? Oh man I am still dreaming!

So my symptoms....

No Morning sickness yet. Knock on wood, but I think that usually shows up around 6wks so I could still be in for it. I have had slight waves of nausea, but thats it. Nothing serious.

Breasts - if you touch you die! They are so painful by the end of the day it hurts like hell to take off my bra. I think it may be time for a full coverage and support bra. They are already big enough LOL :) and now they feel like they weigh a ton. No more pretty demi cups I need relief ladies!!

YAWN! - I am still so tired! Its only getting worse and thats expected but also why I can't wait til the 2nd trimester when I am supposed to wake up one day with a new found energy. I will need it. I have soooo much to do around the house and right now..its not getting done.

Holy Road Atlas! - My veins have popped up to say hello ! On my chest, breasts, legs, and arms, man they are visible. Another common symptom, since my blood capacity will increase by 50% by the end of my pregnancy.

DUH - Yep I have what Jenny McCarthy calls the "Pregnancy Stupids"
I never thought it was true but believe me, suddenly you become and idiot who can't remember your own name (for those of you who have not been pregnant). Its crazy! There is a part in Jenny's book "Belly Laughs", well a whole chapter dedicated to this, where she describes a time she was driving and daydreaming about how forgetful she had become, and in the meantime drove a mile and a half past her house. HA HA HA!!! I tell ya thats me these days.
If you haven't read her book and are expecting, BUY IT! Its the funniest book I have ever read. Its a very easy read too, it took me like 2 hrs to read it.

Whaaaa! - Can you say Whiny! I am so whiny, I will cry if I run out of ranch dressing. Poor Jason (Fiance, I will refer to him by his name from now on), doesn't know what he is in for!

Can someone attach a toilet to my ass please ??!! I can not stop peeing! It doesn't help that I drink loads of water all day (which I must say is HUGE when pregnant!). Its keeping my skin clear and the water retention at bay. Plus you need like double the fluids (so I have read and heard), when pregnant.

Ok - I think thats it for now...

I will be updating again soon, probably at 6 weeks, next Thursday, or sooner if I have something good to share! Have a great week my friends :)