Thursday, May 26, 2011

1st Bebe appointment

Today was my first bebe (I don't know why I keep calling it that :) appointment and was so glad Jordan got to come a long.
So, let's back up...Monday my OB office called and said that my HCG level were "normal" but on the lower side of was 582. They wanted me to come back in to re-check. Of course I went to bed crying, praying and Googling for any type of reassurance. Tuesday I went in for a blooddraw and was told Wednesday it had gone to 2400! Whoohoo, I was happy.
Then today was my first appointment. My doctor was in Labor & Delivery so I didn't get to see her :( but they scheduled me a sono. We were able to see the gestational sac, but no fetal pole or heartbeat. I start to panic, but the ultrasound lady said it may be too early. My gestational sac measured 1cm putting me at 5 weeks pregnant, instead of what I thought 7 weeks. I am so confused?? Maybe I could be a few days off on when I ovulated/conceived, or maybe I just found out really early? Either way, sono lady was nice and said I could come back in next week and I'd be surprised what a week's difference can make. So, I will be going back on June 2nd...praying for a heartbeat and healthy baby. I also got more labwork taken today to still make sure my hcg is doubling. I should know the results before noon tomorrow.
I know my blog has turned more into a baby blog than a weight loss blog, and I feel guilty for that, but this is where my life is at now and I plan on documenting this journey thoroughly and precisely!
1 Samuel 1:27 I prayed for this Child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Biggest Loser Finale

I was lovin' the Biggest Loser Finale last night!
Of course, being super emotional that I am, bawled like a little baby through most of it!
Let me just say I was SO glad that Irene, Hannah and Olivia were the 3 finalist. I loved them from the beginning. I remember rooting for Irene after her mom was eliminated first. I loved the "purple sisters" (that's what I calld them the majority of the season :) from the very beginning too.

During the finale they looked amazing, although I must say that I like Hannah's hair brunette better. I think I knew as soon as they all walked out that Olivia was going to be The Biggest Loser. She looked so freaking toned! No saggy-ness in sight! That's my dream.
I think my fave part of the finale was when Olivia said to Hannah "We are never going back there!" I think that is the most important about a weight loss jouney..even if you haven't lost 50% of your body weight, by making changes and never going "back there" that is an accomplishment.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Healthiness Goals in Pregnancy

So, I'm going into my 7th week of pregnancy which is exciting because it is halfway through the 1st trimester!! I've officially surpassed the length I was pregnant with my 2nd miscarriage which is also a relief. I thought I'd document my goals for this pregnancy relating to exercise, food and weight gain, etc.
(Sorry for another bullet post, but it's just so much easier to keep all my thoughts in order.)
  • Since I am considered "high risk" I've decided to "back off" from working out. I was exercising 4-5 a week doing hard core work outs. I've decided that even though all the baby books say it's okay to maintain your work out regimen, I don't feel it is for me personally. (No judgements, please!)
  • Because of this choice, I am no longer going to run the 10k with my Dad. This was pretty upsetting to me, but I was really putting all my effort into running, but it isn't worth the risk to me. I will still be cheering my Dad on!
  • I am, however, doing a lot of walking and staying busy around the house, shopping, etc. My friend Maggie is 37 weeks pregnant right now and we've been going on a lot of walks!
  • I am taking a nap when I feel that I need to. I'm not sleeping my days away, but if after grocery shopping I feel like I need an hour nap, I will take it.
  • I am still eating the same..I haven't really had any food aversions yet. Smells are very sensitive, but I'm not craving any "bad" food. I think my body is just used to eating roughly 1400-1600 calories a day. Of course I'm going to up my calories, but I'm not going to go overboard and "eat for two."
  • I am still drinking a can of Diet Dr.Pepper a day. My dr said if this is what I normally do, then it's fine. I have also been intaking the amt of water I drink a day to about 100oz. I have been running to the bathroom like crazy! But, I am prone to UTI's and apparently you're even more prone while pregnant. I do not want any UTI's!!
And last but not least.....
My weight gain goal during this pregnancy is: 25lbs. Goals: 1st trimester: 5lbs, 2nd trimester: 10lbs, 3rd trimester: 10lbs. But most of all, my goal is to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby :o)  

Friday, May 20, 2011

The deets

First off, thank you for all your kind comments and emails from my last post. They each brought a smile to my face! I feel so blessed that we were able to conceive naturally and everything is on the right track as of now.
Here's some deets about my pregnancy thus far:
  •  I spoke too soon on this post. I was actually pregnant and didn't know it yet! I was getting negative HPT's for 3 days after I missed my period so I really didn't think I was.
  • Until...I had a VERY vivid dream on Friday, May 13th that I was taking a test and it showed up positive. SO I woke up at 3am and had to pee (which never happens) I took the digital ClearBlue and sure enough..PREGNANT!
  • I woke Jordan up, crying from happiness and he was shocked too. I really felt like I was still in my dream! We stayed up until 5am talking about everything, fell back asleep and I left for work at 8am with the biggest smile on my face!
  • Later that day I went to my family doctor and confirmed by urine test and blood. My beta looked good. We were sooo happy.
  • Saturday I had some brown mucos-y discharge (sorry if TMI) and I started freaking out that I was having another miscarriage. I called my OB oncall nurse and she told me it was normal and to take it easy and go to the ER if it turned bright red. Thankfully it never did and I haven't had anymore of that.
  • Monday I went in for more lab and was told my beta was doubled so that was a great sign! I started on Progesterone and scheduled my first OB appointment for May 26th!
  • Oh, I forgot to mention that I'm 6weeks and due January 17th, 2012!
  • Yesterday I went back for more labwork, but haven't heard back yet on where my levels are. Praying that everything is okay..
So, that's where I'm at now. Jordan and I were going to wait til I was out of the 1st trimester to tell people, but I just couldn't wait. I ended up telling my family the weekend we found out and we are telling Jordan's family this weekend. I figured that if something, God forbid, did happen in this pregnancy I would seek support from my family and I know it would hurt them if they didn't even know what was going on. We are being cautious 1st miscarriage was at 12 weeks and 2nd was at 7 weeks, so we are not out of the woods yet, but we are hopeful and praying!

I will update next week about my fitness/weight/heathiness goals throughout this pergnancy and get any thoughts and opinions! Have a great weekend :o)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday:



Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Birthday..

Happy Birthday to you..
Happy Birthday to you..
Happy Birthday dear Jordan..
Happy Birthday to you..

Happy 26th birthday to my awesome husband, Jordan! So proud of you for another 4.0 semester, working 50+ hours a week at the hospital and being such a loving and caring husband and best friend! I love you and hope you had a great day!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Graduation Party

Busy, busy weekend!
On Saturday I had a hair appointment..loving my new do:
Sunday was my baby sister's Graduation Party. It still feels unreal that is she actually old enough to graduate and go off to college, but I suppose it was bound to happen!
Me with the graduate
My family..minus the husbands and niece and nephew
oh, and since they are too cute to not post:
My niece Ariauna, age 4
My nephew Elias, age 2

Alrighty, everyone have a happy and healthy Monday tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


So, let it be known that in the history of my weight loss journey (January 8, 2010) I've NEVER taken my measurements. I always just went by the number on the scale. Lately though, people have been telling me I "look" smaller...but the # on the scale has been the same for quite some time? I wonder if my colleagues are just being nice because they see me eating an apple while they're eating a bag of Doritos (ahh jealousy!) So today in my mom's junk drawer I found a measuring tape and took my measuremts after my shower.
Yikers, here goes nothing:
shoulders (width)- 18.5"
left arm- 16"
right arm- 16"
Bust- 43"
waist- 37"
stomach- 43"
hips- 48"
right thigh- 26"
left thigh- 26"

So that's currently. Not sure how often I should update my measurements? Every Wednesday? Every other week? Leave your suggestion, please! I am going to be back Monday with an Arms Update. Sorry I missed you this week!
Oh- I scheduled our 2 year wedding anniversary pictures with Mollie Wetta Photography for June 10th. So I have roughly 30 days to work hard, hard, hard to look my very best!  
Bye for now!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Back in the saddle

Winner, winner chicken dinner.. I realized I better take a picture as I was halfway through my dinner!
Delish grilled chicken courtesy of my lovely hubby and veggies.
So- confession: I haven't worked out in 2 weeks because I thought I may be pregnant. HA, I couldn't get that lucky, huh? Onto another cycle with Clomid...bleh!

Until then..
I'm back in the saddle..

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday:

Here's what I'm lovin this week:

My mom- I always love her! but in honor of Mother's Day
Gala Apples! Oranges! I've eaten one everyday!
I went to a Mary Kay party tonight hosted by my sister and got a lot of goodies!
Prenatals..this vitamin literally makes me feel awesome! My skin has never been so clear, my hair feels thicker/softer. No, I'm not pregnant.....yet.
My husband Jordan- seriously, best man I could ever ask for! So proud of his straight A's this semester!! And aren't we going to make the cutest babies?!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Arms Update {week#4}

Week 4 is down and my arms are still shaping up..thanks to the shake weight :o)
Here is where I started, week one, week two, and week three
This is where I am today:
left arm
right arm
You know, I wish I would have taken measurements when I first started doing the Shake Weight. Oh well, I guess I can't go back now. This week I did the Shake Weight everyday except once..much better than last week. I still have a lot of excess skin and stretch marks..but it seems like they are shriveling up and becoming a lot lighter in color. Obviously this will be always be a problem, but I am starting to feel more comfortable in my own skin. That's really all that matters in my weight loss journey.
Oh- I've had some readers email me asking me how long I plan on doing the Shake Weight. My answer: At least until the wedding I'm attending on June 11th. Maybe even after; it's low intensity, but enough of a work out to feel in my arms and easy to do before I go to bed every night.
Have a great week!! :o)
Btw, Hello to my new followers!! Once I get to 50 I will be hosting a giveaway..for you!