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 :)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Still sinking in...

Well, this new focus is still sinking in.
I was not expecting to get pregnant this month, while we were trying, we didn't do a very good job. I guess thats just proof that it only takes one time, and the right timing, LOL :)

So What am I dealing with thus far? Mostly just extreme fatigue. I am so tired I don't know what to do with myself. Nausea is just slight waves but nothing serious yet. Breast tenderness...wholy cow! PAIN - ouch!

Anyway, its so early in this new trip I am venturing on, I know I have a lot in store coming soon. I am just trying to get through until my 1st appt Nov 6th. Its sooo far away!
I just keep worrying about losing the pregnancy because its very common this early on. Seeing the doc and getting the initial physical and blood work, etc will set my mind at ease and also make this all seem real. I feel like I am dreaming, its so strange.

So...as you can see my bog has taken on a new direction. No more weight loss, til after the baby is born, and no more kimkins (shutter). I hate that word.

Nothing but baby going on here, so if your interested in following my journey of pregnancy, pull up a seat and join me here.

Friday, October 19, 2007

So...We did it!

The Hubby and I that is.....

We're finally pregnant! WOOO HOO!!!!

So needless to say I have to start eating more whole grains and such wich I have, moderately.

I have low carb flax/oat/wheat tortillas with Omega 3's and whole wheat couscous, etc.

I am trying to eat lower carb, but not low carb. More healthy carb.

So I am 4 weeks 1 day pregnant! YIPPEE!!

I am convinced it will be a girl.
DH had a dream that we had a baby girl just days before I found out.
The name I picked, Hubby heard it 5 times yesterday, and my friend Linda said it popped up 2 times for her this week out of the blue.
I don't want to share the name yet.....he he he

Anyhoo. check this out!

I just turned 28
I had a dream 2 nights before I found out I was pregnant that my mom told me she got 28 orders on her website.
I found out I was pregnant on day 28 of my cycle.
My Due date is June 28th 2008!

How freaky is that??

Well, off I go! I am so stinking excited!

Monday, October 8, 2007


Then take a peek please over in my list of "Favorite Websites"

My Mom has been making natural stone jewelry for years! She travels to buy the most beautiful and in some cases, rare, natural stones and she and her business partner have finally, after much nagging on my part, :) - got a website up!

So, take a peek, and I hope you'll find something you love!
The link is also Below but will remain in my favorites..


Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Day 8 of CLEAN induction and down another 1.5 lbs from yesterday.

I think all the running is really helping too!

A word to the wise, no matter what diet your doing, exercise is essential!
Especially if you realize its not just about weight loss but your health. The benefits of even walking 30 min a day are endless AND it will help boost your loss.

So grab your kids or your dog and go for a walk!

here is an article on SOME benefits of exercise...but the list goes on!

For me - it helped get me through quitting smoking by reinforcing the healthy new habbits I was trying to form, and discouraging the disgusting one I was trying to break.

I walked for ever! Last month I started to incorporate bursts of running in my walks (2 miles a day so far), and now I can run almost the whole way with minimal rests. Thats a big accomplishment for me since I never could run even as a child.

Even if you never exercised before get up and start somewhere! Your health depends on it, really!

Just the energy and natural high you feel afterward is worth it!

Ok enough pep talk!
Stay tuned....

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


I love the fall! Its my favorite time of year. The campfires, the fireplace fires, red wine BY the fire, LOL .
Its so crisp and beautiful in New England! You can't beat it!
Not only that, but getting out for a run is awesome! The weather couldn't be more perfect in the mid 60's and sunny. Yesterday I went and was so at peace.
Its a time when I can get outside. reflect on my day, unwind, destress, get in shape, feel great! The list of benefits goes on, and on. The scenery is gorgeous, along the river with the fall foliage.
You really get to appreciate all the beauty around you that we often take for granted while we are speeding along in our cars trying to get to work, or get home from work, or get the kids off to school. Its really a chance, for me anyway, to "stop and smell the roses" as the old saying goes.
To remind myself how very lucky I am to live among such beauty and peacefulness.

So, As you can see, I am thrilled that fall is here!

I am also seeing this month as a new beginning. An opportunity to put the summer and all its contents behind me that were less than desirable. I have put Kimkins behind me. I emailed their tech support, and strangely enough, they immediately responded with issue resolved. I demanded that after several personal emails to kimmer, that my subscription be cancelled, as I was still getting email notifications of posts to my old challenege and the newsletter, and basically, if they didn't see that it was taken care of immediately, I was suing for harassment. I contacted and attourney because I just couldn't take it anymore. I was banned from the forums yet, they are still notifying me of posts to that stupid challenge. It was aggravating to say the least. Well, it seems its been resolved and I am TOTALLY free of that site! WOOO HOOO! :)

I extended my Induction, because my first week wasn't so clean. So this week was perfectly clean, and I am down a total of 4 lbs. The challenge is awesome! I absolutely adore my teammates. You guys rock!
I am relaxed about losing the weight. Its coming off, I feel good, My hair is not falling out as much anymore, and my skin is glowing! That diet dried it out! Its healthy again, I am healthy again, and loving eating food and losing weight with the only side effect being the inches and lbs going each day, and a HIGH energy level!

So....I am in deep into my new permanent WOE, thats bringing me my much needed and desired weight loss....

Stay tuned for my next weigh in!