Thursday, August 8, 2013

Almost There!

So I'm due with this baby pretty much any day now. I'm excited and nervous! I can't wait to meet my new son or daughter, and I know it'll happen soon. Just have to be patient. 
This pregnancy has been my healthiest pregnancy so far. Don't get me wrong, my other pregnancies were pretty healthy especially consider how crazy obese I was, but this one has just been even better. At my last doctor appointment I was up 21 pounds from where I was the week I found out I was pregnant way back in early December. My blood pressure has been amazing, and no signs of gestational diabetes. I never had GD with my other pregnancies, but due to my weight, they definitely watched me like a hawk. My first two babies were born weighing nearly 11 pounds each, so this pregnancy and baby's size has been monitored. Do you know how tempting it is to find out the sex of the baby with all those ultrasounds? Haha! 
Like I said before, I'm so excited to meet this little one, as well as 'get back on the wagon' to continue with the weight loss that I was totally rocking before we decided to try to get pregnant. I was getting so close to my goal, and while I'm still nearly 100 pounds lighter than where I was a year and a half ago, I know with a little hard work, healthy habits and determination I can get there in no time! Both my OB and my weight loss surgeon said that by breastfeeding, I should have an even easier time losing weight again. Let's hope so! I know when you are a nursing mom you actually need to bring in more calories a day than while you're pregnant. Let's just hope that while nursing I make some better choices when it comes to what food I put into my mouth. I'm happy I've 'only' gained 21 pounds, but I'm sure if I had been eating properly it wouldn't have even been that much. At the end of the day though (or rather, pregnancy) all you care about is a healthy baby, and that is one thing that it looks like I'll be having very soon. I feel as though this baby is HUGE, even bigger than my other two were, but it's not measuring nearly as big on the ultrasound scans, or when he does my weekly fundal height check. I'm almost more excited to see the size of the baby than to see if it's a boy or a girl. :)

Oh, and just because, here's a picture of me from about 3 or 4 weeks ago. I forget, haha. I was on my way to officiate at a wedding. It's the same dress I wore to a wedding in early May. I thought I looked huge in it then!

This will be my last post while I'm still pregnant with Stormageddon. (Yes, I refer to the baby as Stormageddon. It's a Doctor Who thing. LOVE that show!) I can't wait to start posting once he/she arrives and I am back on the wagon! 

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