My name is Linda and I have been married over 8 yrs to the most wonderful man. He is a very good husband. We suffered a miscarriage in Nov 08. On 01/25/09 Got my BFP!!!! Looks like our 2009 Miracle is beginning to grow. In less than 4 1/2 hours of labor & delivery I gave birth to my son, Casen Kaleo. I got half an epi at 9cm! It was an awesome delivery, can't wait to do it again!
SO happy. Baby #2 Kieron's labor was only 1hr40min beg-end! all natural. it was amazing!!
now Baby #3 is on the way, we couldn't be happier and more in love <3
01/21/09~ BFN! husband was convinced I was so I took it.
01/23/09~ BFN! husband was still convince I was so I took another....
01/25/09~ BFP!husband knew I was and was right!!! Beginning weight 97 lbs
01/27/09~ Blood work came back with good numbers
01/29/09~ Going in for my second round of bloodwork.
01/30/09~My numbers are great!!! At first I was a bit scared but when the results came back, it was really good. Don't need to get anymore bloodwork done until I see my doc on Feb 12!! So excited, I will possibly get to hear the heartbeat!!
02/12/09~ Had my ultrasound and the baby's heart beat looked good! Did not hear the heartbeat at all. My lil bean is a tiny one
3/2/09 ~ Went in to get the big blood draw. It wasn't so bad.
3/13/09~ Going in to hear the heartbeat. Did not get an ultrasound
but the heartbeat is at a whopping 160bpm!!! Amazed.
Still no baby bump. *content*
3/25/09~Baby looked good! Moved around a lot during the ultrasound. Had tears in my eyes. The baby's heartbeat is at 164 bpm!!! Baby looks amazing!!! Still not showing but a bit fluffy around my mid center. hehe
3/27/09~ My 1st day of Month 4!!! Can't beleive it!!! hehe SO exciting.
*starting feeling the baby around 14 weeks, weird but cool*
4/27/09 feeling the baby move A LOT!!! Very active, woke me up two times from my nap. I had to drink water, thinking maybe the baby was thirsty. hehe
4/28/09 baby is playing sports in there! SO active!
hehe. It's nice to see it has so much energy! My appetite is SO big!! Eating SO much food.
It's like I haven't eaten in a whole day, every 2 hours!! hehe
5/1/09 Seeing a nurse practitioner. 18 weeks today!
Baby is doing good
uterus is perfect for its size
and I am feeling great
5/2/09`Gained some weight, very happy. Belly is starting to show slowly. Got a pregnancy comment from a stranger yesterday with my clothes on
hehe. My bump is still very small and unnoticeable with clothes on. hehe
5/6/09 tick, tock.... 5 days left...
5/11/09 Baby Boy or Girl??? I am back!!! Most importantly we are having a healthy baby! ♥ and the gender is team "blue"
We are truly feeling blessed. Baby: 10oz
5/11/09 Fell at work, pretty hard. Did not hit my belly but was shaken up by it.
5/12/09 Started with back pain and then lower abdominal cramping. Admitted to the WRONG hospital (hehe, my hubby was driving), just monitored me for a bit and was released.
5/13/09 Sharp lower left abdominal pain so went in to have yet another full ultrasound to make sure all is well. My baby is doing good! (I am still terrified!!!) and the placenta was good and so was the size of my uterus! So based on the ultrasound, baby is perfectly good!! AND that is all I care about right now. I can handle the pain as long as my baby is healthy and good. Went to work and was in horrible pain! Went home and called doc, nurse called me back and put me on bed rest so here I am in my bed resting. The pain has gone down considerably. It felt like my appendix had burst!! Taking it easy, eating pizza so I don't lose weight and drinking lots of water and of course 2 tylenol every 4 hrs!! Please send all our prayers my way. Love all you BG girls!
5/15/09 20 weeks today!!! YAY! half way there!!
6/02/09~Shouldn't I be gaining a pound a week? I think I might be eating way too much OR maybe I just need to get out and walk! haha.
6/05/09~So it's been SO hot where I am at, every night I swell up like a mini sumo! 23w~106.2lbs. I have just been a bit w/o an appetite since my mom left back home...
6/22/09~If I remember correctly. Went to AZ for the weekend to visit my BFF and ate oh-so-much-too-much food!!!
but it was really good food!!!
6/25/09~Gained 4 lbs in a month! on PERFECT Track. Baby is good! Moves a lot and doc said I am doing perfect in my pregnancy!!
7/3/9~ Happy Third Trimester!!! yay!!!
Couldn't be happier!!! <a
10 Reasons why you'll want to breastfeed:
~It's simple and quick (no bottles, measuring or mixing!).
~It protects your baby from diseases, viruses, stomach pain, and infections, and lowers their risk of allergies and asthma.
~Your milk contains oxytocin - the "love hormone", which helps you and your baby bond with one another.
~It also contains over 400 vitamins, minerals, fats, and proteins NOT present in any formula out there.
~Breastfed babies have higher IQs.
(The longer you breastfeed, the higher the IQ of the child.)
~It's custom-tailored specifically to your child's nutrition and immunity needs.
~It protects your baby against SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
~It burns about 500 extra calories a day for YOU. Breastfeeding = quicker postpartum weight loss!
~It contains special brain-promoting proteins and fats not found in any formula out there.
~It's 100% free (well, pumps and nursing bras aren't, but they're still cheaper than a year's worth of formula).
I successfully and proudly breastfed my son until he was almost 14m. I stopped as soon as I got pregnant with baby #2. It was the best experience ever. It was an amazing bond and I can't wait to do it again with my second baby if possible
Nov 2010~ 1st mo TTC Beginning weight is the same as my 1st pregnancy
Nov 20~ BFN
Thanksgiving~ Announced to family that we were expecting 2nd bundle of joy! SO excited!
Dec 4~ Ruptured cyst next to Ovary. Bled.
Dec 5~ ER, blood test, scan, ultrasound
Dec 6~ Bled
Dec 7~light spotting, second set of bloodwork
Dec 15~ Bled. ER, got ultrasound and good heartbeat 120+ bpm
Dec 18~ Bled
Dec 24~ Bled
Dec 25~ Continuos spotting all day
Jan 14th~ Ultrasound
Baby's heartbeat almost 170bpm!
Jan 16th~Went to Dominican Republic to celebrate 6 yrs of marriage and enjoy this babymoon! was able to feel baby move. I know it's early but it was pretty cool!
Jan 26th~OB appt. 152hbm. I am predicting Girl! hehe. Finally off Pelvic Rest!! ;)
Feb 23rd~ Officially 17 weeks and felt baby move on the outside. It was So exciting
Slipped and fell on stairs.
Feb 24th~Got checked due to fall, all is ok.
Feb 28th~OB appt 150hbp
20weeks~ baby weighs 30% more than Casen did at this stage! *scared*
Mar 29th~OB appt
27.5wks~sciatica is sooo bothering me, contacting Physical Therapist on Monday, this is week 4 with it slowly getting worst and worst.
@7months this baby is much stronger than Casen was at 9month preg.
officially exhausted and a bit uncomfortable...
39w1d~ ultrasound shows baby at 8lbs5oz!!
my little love now
39w4d~ Kieron was born! at 7lbs 9oz.
10 days pp I was able to put my regular pants on!!!
10 days and he gained 2.5lbs! He is a growing little boy
4 mo after Kieron was born I was back to my pre pregnancy weight, no dieting nor exercise involved, zero!!!!
Stopped breastfeeding Kieron at 16mo's.
My best friend and I at Casen's 1st B'day
Baby#3 Starting weight 98lbs. Due date 12/11/13
went to Hawaii, conceived there
BFP on Easter!!! couldn't be happier!!
5w~bled 5w5d~SO tired!!
6w6d ultrasound, 139bpm!