Friday, August 16, 2013

I'm pregnant!!!

Yes, I am.

I am 35 years old and my husband is almost 41. Our other kids are 14 and almost 12. This wasn't planned, but we are happy!

I am not going to just junk out. I want this to be the healthiest pregnancy ever.

Today is day three, I think, that I haven't sent you a food dairy. Today I just didn't..but I counted my calories and went over by about 400 because I decided to eat a quasadilla when hubby asked me to fix him one.

Wednesday I was sick, sick, sick. I ate comfort food, then I felt even worse! I think I stayed in calorie range with the comfort food but still--it wasn't good stuff-- manwich and ice cream. LOL

Then yesterday I had a very busy day and then ended up in the ER for 4 hours because I was spotting. :( I am on light duty (no exercise, lots of rest, no lifting, etc) for 3 weeks.They couldn't find an explanation for the spotting, said my cervix was closed and an ultrasound found a heartbeat. I go back tomorrow for more bloodwork, to compare it to yesterdays.

So...yeah...lots going on. In the midst of this, dad had an episode of about half an hour where he had to focus very hard to breathe right. (He has terminal lung cancer..less than 6 months to live, they say) School starts Monday--homeschool, that is--I am plenty involved. And I have stuff in my fridge that's probably been in there over a month. Oh, I am also supposed to not stress about anything LOL

I am doing my best to go with the flow.



  1. Congratulations. Please take good care of yourself and the little bundle of joy.

    You certainly do have a lot on you plate, please make sure to handle this not all on your own.

    Wishing you the best of everything.

  2. WOW! Congratulations! Children are such a blessing. Take care of yourself and that new addition.

  3. I am so happy for you and wish you the healthiest and most aware pregnancy! Cherish every healthy moment. You are being healthy for two now!

  4. Congrats on your pregnancy!!!

  5. Congrats on your pregnancy! So exciting, get some ret when you can :)

  6. Blood sugar going up and down is what (usually) makes one feel sick during pregnancy.

    Quality, lean protein (fish, chicken breast, turkey) and veggies (the green kind) with very limited quality carbs (1/2 sweet potato, squash, red potatoes, etc) will keep it more stable and help you feel better.

    Many pregnant women, on the blood sugar roller coaster, will crave juice. That is a big mistake as it takes blood sugar up and then crashes it.

    Be very careful with fruit - eat only a serving or two a day and always with a protein.

    Whole foods will serve you well. Lots of water. Eating at regular intervals.


  7. Oh my goodness congratulations! Sorry that I read blogs several days behind! Best wishes to you and your family!

  8. Congratulations, what joyful news.

  9. That is so exciting. I am so glad I found your blog. I am 34 and want so badly to have a baby. Trying to get healthy first. I look forward to reading more about your journey.