Sunday, February 28, 2010


Saw this on Wishing4One and thought hey its a good Sunday post and what better then to read some completely useless info about me right?


What is your salad dressing of choice? Ranch, Caesar or Poppyseed

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Kha.ns Mongolian BBQ

What is your favorite fast food restaurant? Subway

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? Fruit Snacks (Am I a two year old?)

What are your pizza toppings of choice? Pepperoni or Ham and Pineapple

How many televisions are in your house? Three - Living Room, Bedroom and Craft Room

What color cell phone do you have? White i.phone


Are you right-handed or left-handed? Right

Have you ever had anything removed from your body? All 4 wisdom teeth

Have you ever been knocked unconscious? Surprisingly no! (Didn't get the nickname of Tornado for nothing)

Have you ever fainted? Once, when I was really sick.


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? No way, I have a phobia of dying.

If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Not sure....

How many pairs of flip flops do you own? Waaay too many, they are my favorite!

Last person you talked to? SA


Season? Summer, I love swimming in the cool water and feel the heat beating down.

Holiday? All of them! My grandma use to decorate the house for each holiday.

Day of the week? Friday

Month? May or June

Color? Blue or Purple

Drink? Cold water while I am pregnant

Alcoholic? None


Missing someone? My niece and nephew in Missouri

What are you listening to? Move on TV

What are you watching? Madhouse

Worrying about? Getting ready for quilt retreat next week.

What's the last movie you saw? Shutter Island

Do you smile often? I like to think I do.

If you could change your eye color what would it be? Might go a tad bit bluer

What's on your wish list for your birthday? Money, because lets be honest, who can't use a little bit of money.

Can you do a chin-up? Oh heck no!

Does the future make you more nervous or excited? Excited, lots of changes over the next 30 weeks.

Have you been in a car wreck? Yes,several but they weren't my fault.

Have you caused a car wreck? Nope

Do you have an accent? Only when I leave the state of Minnesota

Last time you cried? Umm couldn't tell you but I do cry a lot.

Plans tonight? Quilt, more quilting, laundry, give the dog a bath

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? I have.

Name three things you bought yesterday? Pop, Chips and chocolate. Long car ride to see SA's grandma who had another stroke yesterday.

Have you met someone who changed your life? SA

For the better or worse? Better

How did you bring in the New Year? At home after an evening at friends.

Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? Not a chance. It hasn't always been easy but it has made us(me) who we(I) are and that is all worth it.

What songs do you sing in the shower? Don't usually sing in the shower. The car yes!

Have you held hands with someone today? Not yet, SA still sleeping.

Who was the last person you took a picture of? My cats and dog.

Are most of the friends in your life new or old? Many of both. They come and go in my life as they need and I need.

Do you like pulpy orange juice? Not so much! Gives me major heartburn.

Last time you ate peanut butter and jelly? Last night! Didn't want the dinner we had cooked.

What were you doing at 12 a.m. last night? Going to the bathroom.

What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? How much I had to pee!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Look at my baby!

Look how big beaker is getting! I just can't believe this little thing is growing in me. It just amazes me and I am ever so grateful.

Today I have not experienced any headaches which I like but now have some awful cramping/back pain in my lower back. Not sure what that is coming from but sure not enjoying it. I can't even use a heating pad to see if that helps to alleviate the pain.
Oh well, this too shall pass.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pee, Weight Gain, Clothes & Headaches

I got to pee in a cup today to confirm I am pregnant! Hahaha... They wouldn't listen to me that I have already had an ultrasound and heard the heartbeat. I suppose to make sure I am not having a phantom pregnancy since the two clinics haven't totally communicated yet. They confirmed via scale that I am gaining weight at an alarming weight. But she promised they wouldn't yell at me since I already now how to calorie count, how to eat properly and as she put it, I was doing enough yelling for everyone.

I see the bariatric surgeon in two weeks so if I can keep the weight gain consistent at 5lbs a week, hopefully, I can get some restriction and drop 500 calories a day from my diet.

I am at 9.5 weeks already moving into maternity clothes. I found that my top is still small enough that I can wear normal maternity tops but my bottom half is expanding and need to go into a pants size that no one carries in the store. So for now I just went to a plus size store and bought stretchy pants until it is warm enough to get capris to carry me through the summer and the end of the pregnancy.

Today was my second PT appointment for my headaches. Apparently my neck is very guarded and tight and could be the issue behind the day to day headaches. They have me doing some stretching on my own and then they are doing soft tissue massage. It seems to be working in combo with my chiro. I was headache free for three days over the weekend. So this should get me through until Thursday.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Uggg! This is ridiculous....

Two plus years ago, I had lapband surgery and lost 170+ lbs. Even with that weight loss I am still morbidly obese and thought carefully about getting pregnant at this size and spoke to my OB, my GP and my surgeon before we did any attempts. They all said to continue to lose weight before you get pregnant but we don't see you as high risk at this time.

Timeline - Jan 5 - Feb 2 Lost 10 pounds during my first six weeks of pregnancy. Yeah me!

Feb 2 - Morning Sickness has started, can't get water or food down and have nighttime acid. See surgeon get half of the fluid removed from my bad. Surgeon recommended eating about 2000 calories a day.

Feb 3 - Present - Sticking at 2000 - 2500 Calories a day and I have gained 15lbs. IN TWO FREAKING WEEKS!!!! Granted some of it is water retention but there is no way that I have eaten enough calories to gain this much weight.

Because I am morbidly obese I am suppose to gain 10-15 pounds over the entire pregnancy. I have already gained that and can't gain anymore? WTF am I going to do for the next 31.5 weeks?

I journal my foods every day via spark. SA and I are walking every day. Someone please talk me down off this ledge as SA isn't prepared to handle this!!!

Edit: Ok so I am reading an Eating Well When Book and this makes me feel a titch better: "Some overweight women who are chronic dieters or who lost a substantial amount of weight close to becoming pregnant may actually gain excessive amounts of weight during pregnancy, even if they don't overeat. Some experts speculate that a body that's been through a recent weight loss may feel "starved" and may overcompensate during pregnancy for that earlier loss of fat by piling on the pounds." So I can be doing what I am suppose to but my body says "F You" anyways????

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day to you all!

May you hold your loves one close today and every day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

One of my fears...

is that my migraines would remain or get worse with pregnancy is coming true. I have been home sick two days now with a migraine that over the counter T.ylenol won't touch. I left a message for my doctor this am around 8:30 who got back to me around noon saying that they were going to call in a prescription for T.ylenol with Code.ine. Wal.greens still hadn't called me by 3:30p so I called them and they hadn't received the prescription yet. (2nd time this has happened with this location in a month's time.) Called the doctor back and they re-called the prescription and finally got to take a pill 9.5 hours after I called the doctor.

I was worried before we got pregnant about the headaches as I am prevalent to them anyways. I see my chiro once a month and I wonder if I should bump that up over the next few months. I would really prefer not to have to take prescriptions but that it what it seems what its going to be!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Okay so now....

I am excited! I got to see and hear beaker's strong little heartbeat today and there isn't any amount of crap that I have to go through that isn't worth it. Just so hard to believe in such a short time we have come so far. I consider us blessed and not about to forget that we only had to go through one treatment to get pregnant. There are so many others that fight month after month to have their heart broken. I wish I could say that I know how you feel but to be honest with all of us, I really can't. We were lucky and we both consider ourselves blessed. What I can do is to be there fighting along right with you! Supporting you, cheering you on, lending a shoulder, whatever my blogging friends need. Why? Because I know that if something were to every happen, you would be there for us. We are lucky and we consider ourselves blessed!

Face Closeup

Full Picture - Head by CRL

156 BPM

Umbilical Cord

Monday, February 8, 2010

What is my deal?

I am all down and out today and really for no good reason other than I don't want to have to start going through my crap to make room for beaker. Not that I am not excited about beaker, it's just that I have a hard time going through crap and deciding what to keep and what to get rid of. So SA are making a plan to spend 15 minutes a day going through stuff. If I do it in little spurts maybe it won't be quite so overwhelming.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hahahaha Now back to our regularly scheduled bad luck....

The furnace quit working yesterday. Called our warranty plan and by midnight we had a new motor and heat. Get home from work tonight.... No heat again. Called our warranty plan. Hope they don't tell us that we need a new furnace. Not stressing to much (except for the fact that we had birthday dinner plans for SA) because it will work itself out in the end. I hope!!!

*** The warranty guy left after fixing his mistake. He didn't properly connect the wires and they fell out. At least he admitted it and neither trip cost us a thing. Could we be on an upswing of good luck? Is Beaker our good luck charm? ***

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

If this isn't good timing....

Where's My Stork?: Do Not Be Anxious...

Where's My Stork posted a bible verse from Philippians yesterday about anxiety. Ding ding ding, if that wasn't God's little message to me, I don't know what could be. I have severe anxiety, I worry about everything. Run scenarios through my head about what may or may not happen. Plan for the worst case. So, for at least just today, I am going to try to pray instead of planning and worrying.

One day at a time right?

Monday, February 1, 2010

I think morning sickness....

is kicking in. I slept in this weekend on both days and was so sick throughout the day. Guess I will be keeping crackers close to me at all times. This morning it isn't so bad, until I get out of the shower. Not complaining, this is a good thing because it means that Beaker is growing nice and strong in there!