Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How to Fit it All In?

I'm feeling much better lately, although as I'm writing this I'm feeling nauseated. I'm twenty weeks and two days. It's excited to be halfway done with this pregnancy although, it seems to be taking forever. I'm guessing it has something to do with all the complications I've had.

So now my little boy is being potty trained at 23 months and is doing quite well at it. So far today he's only had one accident, although I've changed his underwear multiple times, mainly because he'll start to pee then stop himself and we head to the bathroom. I don't count these as accidents because he's stopped and has only wet himself very slightly. Needless to say I'm proud of him, although I have been bound to the house.

I'm waiting patiently to go get back in the grove of things. As of my doctor's appointment at 17 weeks, I had only gained four pounds. By twenty weeks they want you to gain about ten. When I weighed myself at home yesterday, I was up to six pounds. I'm very nervous about gaining the weight because I know how difficult it will be to lose it again. Thankfully I've been craving a lot of healthy foods and I can't seem to eat enough salads. I need to mention that Monday I did make banana bread and that's almost gone. Yesterday I made cookies and I can't stop eating them. I'm hoping the salads off set everything else. Overall, with the exception of this week I'm doing well at eating.

Exercise on the other hand isn't doing well at all. Shortly after my last exercise experiment I ended up on "bed rest" which didn't work out well with a toddler. My goal is to start again next week hopefully at the gym with a toddler who is potty trained and if not then I'll whip out the prenatal yoga video and start there. Regardless exercise is an important role in pregnancy. It will help with labor, delivery and recovery. Slowly I'm going to fit in the exercise amongst eating healthier.

My first goal is to gain less weight then my pregnancy with Bradley and if I reach that goal, it's to weigh less at the end of the pregnancy then I did with Bradley, seeing how I didn't lose all the baby weight. Until then.....drink lots of water, eat right (even though it's hard) and exercise).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Quick Update

Bleeding - stopped, baby ok
Placenta Previa - Moved, baby ok
Not enough fluid in Amniotic Sac - Fluid back up, baby ok
Unusual Cramping - Stopped, can't find a reason, baby ok
Found out it's a girl - so far, it's still a girl, baby ok

All I can say is Thank you, to my Heavenly Father for blessing me through all these difficult situations. I truly am blessed and have a beautiful little girl on the way who is just as blessed as the rest of us in this family. We can't wait to meet you Amelia!

Monday, June 14, 2010


I have been neglecting this blog for quite some time, partly because I was angry and had nothing to say. You see the pregnancy has taken it's toll on me. Today I am fifteen weeks pregnant. At my first ultrasound, I was about six weeks then I found out I was bleeding. Due to the bleeding I had restrictions such as no sex, no exercise, no lifting more then twenty-five pounds (which ruled out my son and yes I did lift my son) and no stress. During this time we moved. Then I became very sick. I was laying on the couch and it took every ounce I had to not throw up and to feed my son. Chris at the time was still in Oswego and I was in Rome. My poor little boy was fed hot dogs and chicken nuggets on a regular basis. I felt horrible for him, knowing this was not a very good meal. The only thing I could choke down was a luncheable every now and again. Finally the Nurse Practioner prescribed me Zofran, which is an anti-nausea medication commonly given to those who were going through chemotherapy.

As for the bleeding, I had a couple weeks to see if I healed up. Turns out I did and everything was back to normal, with the exception of feelings nauseated and throwing up from time to time. I opted to have a test done at 12 weeks pregnant which included blood work for myself and another ultrasound. The baby is doing great! Turns out I have placenta previa. I am now back on all restrictions, plus some. I can not exercise at all, I can walk (but only for short periods of time) and I can swim. Everything else is out of the question. I'm hoping it heals, I'll find out sometime next week. In the meantime I'm praying I don't get put on bed rest. If I do, I'm thinking it would have to be in the hospital because there's no way I can do it here.

My goal was to blog about having a healthy pregnancy and exercise during it. Unfortunately I can't even do yoga at this point. If everything works out the way I want it to, I can hopefully do something. In the meantime I'll try to keep updating this blog. I guess I can always write about eating healthier and doing whatever I can to stay in shape. Until then....enjoy life and take a jog for me....I miss it.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Weight for the last week of March

I did weigh myself last Monday and the weight was 161.4. I'm excited about that. Here's the deal now though....I'M PREGNANT! So I'm just going to try and eat healthy and do what I can to work out. I am no longer allowed to run until further notice, so that stinks and I have to take it easy for right now....hmmmm....I'm going crazy! So no diet for me, but I can make healthy food choices and I will. This weekend (Easter), so far not so good.

So far I'm making sure I am drinking one glass of milk with my prenatal vitamins in the morning...vitamins you ask? Yes I have to take more then one right now. The newest thing in the pregnancy world of prenatal vitamins are the normal pill then another one with Folic Acid and DHA (DHA is new).

My goal is to take pictures every week (ha, let's see if I do it) of the belly. I didn't do it with Bradley and now wish I had. So that's it for now. Let's hope for a happy and healthy pregnancy. Currently it's been pretty moody. YIKES! Let's hope I can exercise soon and then release some bad moods and then get some energy back. My next doctor's appointment is April 21st. Let's hope I get the go ahead and start to work out soon. I can do yoga and I will!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Weight this Week

I weight 163.4. It sucks. I've been running and cutting out sugars, unless it's date night. I did eat cookies this weekend though. Anyway it's been decided I'm going back to the South Beach Diet, Phase One. I never completed this phase last time because I got sick and couldn't keep anything down. This time I'm bound to finish it and get on to phase two. I felt SOOOO good after the first few days of no carbs and sugars. I was feeling thin and my body was feeling healthy again. I can't wait.

Last March I had a miscarriage and before I miscarried my pre-pregnancy weight for baby number two was either 158 or 159. I'll be excited to get to those numbers. My friend who had two miscarriages said she never lost the weight for those no matter how hard she tried but she always lost the pregnancy weight for her kids (she had four kids). She thinks the body just doesn't know how to handle the weight loss, which would make sense. Anyway, wish me luck. I'm sure I'm going to be a bit grumpy this week, at least for a couple days until my body gets used to no sugars or carbs. Thank goodness it's only two weeks before you can start eating them again, the healthy ones that is. :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Second Week of Running is a Success

Well the second week is down and it went down smoothly. I missed running yesterday, Wednesday, and felt guilty for it and the desire to go ALL day. I woke up this morning and made up for it. I completed my last day of week two running. It was perfect. My goal is to run three days a week right now and that's what I've done so far. It felt great.

The second week consisted of 90/120's. It was ninety seconds of running followed by two minutes of walking (at a brisk pace). You do this for twenty minutes (of course that's after a five minute warmup of brisk walking). By the time I did my last ninety seconds of running, I felt like the last set went by too fast. I pushed myself harder and faster and I felt TERRIFIC after doing so, but felt like I could run even longer. This is a good sign. My body is sore right now because of it, but it's worth it in the end.

After I came home, I did crunches for about a minute, literally. It was straight crunches for that time. I feel really good. I'm feeling healthier, better, happier and best of all skinnier...although it doesn't show yet, it's under there somewhere. Well keep your spirits up. I'm starting week three tomorrow.

Friday, March 12, 2010

So Far So Good

Well my running partner quit on her first day. That was before we even ran together. I'm kind of happy about it because it means I can run at my own pace. The down side is I don't have someone to run with. It's ok though, I think I'm happier running on my own.

So far, I started week two regiment which is five minutes of walking then 90 seconds of running followed by two minutes of brisk walking for twenty minutes for a total of 25 minutes (20 of which were the 90/120's). I have kept my goal this week of running three days a week. I feel great. My body is feeling great, it feels healthier and I have more energy, although sometimes not so much. I'm liking the way my body is changing, at least when I looked in the mirror this morning. Let's hope this motivation keeps up.