Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wow Where Did The Time Go

Hi to all those new folks and old followers.  It is the May ICLW already.

This week I am 30 weeks pregnant.  I just got a notice that I should be installing the car seat and getting my bags packed for the hospital while I still can bend at the waist.  Tonight when J comes home from work I'll mention the car seat installation to him.  Luckily we have a four day weekend.  J sprained his ankle yesterday at PT during a run.  They run every day.  So he'll be glad to have the heads up since he is moving a bit slower.

I just had a friend on FB ask me how much I've lost.  I actually had to stop and figure that one out.  I'm still 5 pounds under my starting pregnancy weight and if I'm supposed to have gained about 18 pounds by this week that means I've actually lost about 23 pounds.  Yes, I look small.  But the baby girl is growing nicely.  Last week Thursday she was weighing 2 pounds 13 ounces which puts her a bit ahead in the weight department than the average baby for her age.  I'm pleased.

I am eating.  This morning I had two eggs scrambled with cheese.  1 10 ounce glass of 100% V-8 Fusion juice and 1 10 ounce glass of chocolate milk.  Yeah the only way you are going to get me to drink milk since it causes my throat to be coated and I start to itch, is by making it chocolate.  Yes, I'm allergic to milk but nothing deadly.  Sometimes I have a mild asthma reaction to it but nothing that I can't handle with an inhaler.  I'll have a second glass of milk later in the day and try to reach that 32 ounces of milk by the end of the day.  I still eat nuts as a snack.  I guess the high protein diet is really helping to keep off the excess weight and make the baby grow strong.  She is just fine, I'm not but then again I'm old to having my first baby as the doctors like to remind me.  As if I had a choice in when I got pregnant!  If I did I would have had my first child years ago when I started those expensive infertility treatments.

For everyone still in the trenches trying I wish you the best in keeping your relationship with your significant other strong, keeping your sanity, and I truly hope you are soon pregnant with a take home baby.

19 comments:

  1. Congrats on your pregnancy and wishes to it continuing to go well for you and your husband!!

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  2. Make sure to figure out where you need to take the car seat to get it inspected! Usually in a town it's the police dept or the fire dept. They will have trained people that will make sure that the car seat is installed correctly.

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    1. Ah yes, I think J mentioned that there is a place on this military installation that will inspect it and help to install it. We broke down and bought an infant car seat for now and will get the larger size in about a year. I have the britax infant one and will get the britax marathon later if there are no recalls.

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  3. Wow 30 weeks already?! Time is flying by.

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    1. Yes it is and there is so much stuff to still do.

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  4. Congrats on the baby! I had a hard time gaining weight with my son, till I ate McDonalds one day... HAHA! I gained 5lbs in 2 days.... just shows how bad that food is for you! :-)

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    1. Yeah we ate at McDonalds when we were moving cross country but I still didn't gain weight.

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  5. Glad to hear things are progressing well. Happy ICLW!

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  6. Congrats on your pregnancy!
    I know how you feel about being an older mom - I was 38 when I had Nicky... now I am 40!

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    1. With being an Army Wife there are so many moms that are younger than me and I'm more the age of being the grandmother. I'll have to invest in hair color!

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  7. So I started in the All about me section and had such a heavy heart for al that you have been through. I then switched over and began to read this post and was literally doing a happy dance in my chair. I'm so happy to hear you are pregnant and that baby girl is doing well. Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well and that baby girl arrives safely and perfectly!

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  8. 30 weeks already!!!! So exciting!

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  9. I'm glad things are progressing well! Have you decided on a name for baby girl yet?

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    1. We have a list that we are going to bring with us to the hospital. Whatever name she seems most like will be her name.

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  10. Hi from ICLW! 30 weeks doesn't seem that far off to be putting in car seats already! I'm at 15 weeks and don't even know which one to begin trying to buy. Your healthy eating is very impressive. Staying within the recommended weight guidelines is something that is really important to me as I began overweight (thank you fertility meds!) and am at higher risk for GD thanks to the PCOS.

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