Thursday, October 11, 2012

25 Weeks

I can't believe it has been 25 weeks since this pregnancy has started. Time is flying by so quickly which I love and terrified about. Although this is my second pregnancy (I already have a crazy little 3yo princess), actually third pregnancy, had the miscarriage back in March, this one is just one of a kind. 

I can't wait to meet this little man in January. I had my little girl at 35 weeks and she had to stay in the hospital for 2 weeks to get strong enough to come home. I pray and I hope everyday that I get to at least 37 weeks. That's only 12 weeks to go. OMG!!!! To say the least I have not done really anything to get ready for the room. Luckily my 3yo is in a regular bed which gives a crib, but I have not thought about painting the room, or getting things organized like cleaning out the room (all of our storage is still in there).

I'm hoping after our 3D ultrasound on Saturday I will have the will power to get at least paint colours for the room. 

Any advice from anyone would be great to figure out how to get prepared. For some reason I feel so lost in what to do. 

On how I'm feeling right now? I'm finally not sick and not nauseous. I have no energy though. This pregnancy has sucked every inch of energy out of me, I'm thinking this is a sign of what my days and nights are going to be when he arrives LOL. This is such an exciting and tiring time all at the same time. Again any advice from you ladies would be awesome, or any dads out there would love some advice.

Monday, August 13, 2012

I'm Back......

Hello everyone,

 I'm so happy to be back. It's been about a month and half since I posted and I'm so sorry, but I have a good reason. Baby 2.0 will be due January 24th. Hubby and I are super excited about this happening and the reason why I haven't been around is that I was so super sick for the past 14 weeks. I will be 17 weeks this Thursday. I can't wait to post photos of this growing belly, which is very exciting. 

I noticed with this pregnancy I was showing at 10 weeks and my belly is definitely growing. I'm not sure what I weigh but with being so sick, I know I lost some weight. I don't weigh myself daily only when I get to the doctor's office. So at this point I have no idea how much I weigh. 

The working out has come to a small halt, because I was being so sick but I am slowly getting back into the gym, so I can get some cardio and small weight training. 

Other than baby 2.0 is doing well and we are just trying to get through the weeks.

What is your advice to get through sickness? I've tried everything LOL.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I've Been Horrible

How is everyone doing? I've been so bad and have not updated the blog in almost a month. I've been sick the last little while to the point that I couldn't get out of bed. So I haven't been blogging and I took some sick time off work cause I was feeling so bad.

I'm slowly starting to feel better and I will be sending out a HUGE update on what's been going on in my life in the next little while...I PROMISE!!!!

I want to hear what everyone else has been up to. The weather here in the GTA has been HOT, so hot to the point that it is just humid and gross. At this point I'm not sure how people can live without A/C. I'm also back at work Full Time taking it easy as I couldn't even get out of bed two weeks ago.

Again please update me on how all you lovely people are doing. I want in on the action LOL.

Stay Healthy;

Jenn

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Chill Out Saturday

I have been on the go for the last few weeks that I have not written a post in a while and I truly apologize. It's my first weekend to chill out and I wanted to send you guys a quick hello and an update on what's going on with me. I have an announcement but I will have to keep it a secret for a little while, as soon as I can I will be letting everyone know :).

Right now the weather has been beautiful here in Ontario so I have been in the backyard everyday since our last long weekend. Our little one hates coming in so even dinner has been outside in our backyard.

How is the weather where you are? Hope it's sunny and warm like it is here and I hope you are enjoying every minute of it.

Stay Healthy;

Jenn

Friday, May 18, 2012

Being Called a Big Girl

For many years I tried to stay healthy by playing sports and staying healthy in general. I usually do not weigh myself because for me it's all about how my clothes fit and how I physically feel. For example if I can lift heavy things around the house without help or pick up my child without suffering then I know I am in a good place. I do not think about the skinny girl beside me in my eyes, it's all about how I feel.

I know there are many media outlets out there that talk about what "healthy" is. It's not the lightest weight you are but it's where you are comfortable and feel strong. I believe being strong and healthy are two great concepts that should be placed in the same sentence. I know I am strong but there are days I do not feel strong.

For those who have been following my blog you all know I suffered a misscarriage a couple of months ago and during that time it was stressful I still carry a couple of pounds from then. I'm only 5 feet tall so very short and any extra weight I carry, if it's on my hips, my belly, my face or my arms you will notice. Does it bother me HELL NO. Some people it does, I was speaking with a co-worker a couple of days ago and we were just speaking about how tall my daughter is for being 2 almost 3, she then said to me, "well you are a big girl, you are short, but you def big." I honestly did not know what to say so I said "thank you."  I usually do not let words like that get to me, but for some reason it stung. I guess it's because she has known me since I was 22 and I was very skinny (not healthy buy skinny) and it's been 9 years so I guess in her mind she expected for me to stay that way. In all those years I went back to school and partied way to much, then I got married and had a baby, so yes my body did change but I am okay with it now.

I am aware of what my body has been through in the past and I now make food choices that I will not regret. I think that is one thing, is to never make myself feel horrible for picking up a slice of pizza or having a couple of glasses of wine, or a beer. I have accepted that I made those food choices for me, and that I will not or never regret them.

I guess this post was just for me to vent and get if off my chest. Now I feel better :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

See You Later....Negativity

The last couple of weeks I have been doing a lot of internal cleansing which I mean by reflecting on how my life is going, who is around me, my job and how I want my future to look like. I realized many things:

1. I have quite a few people who sounded like me a few months ago, very negative and all about themselves. The conversation would always turn on them and how horrible life is for them over what I am going through.

2. People around me are always talking about how they don't like where they are in life and that they can't do anything to lose weight or be happy.

 I realized that I was becoming that person again by hanging around these people. I felt that my mindset was changing not for the better but for the worse. I was getting super tired where I didn't want to do anything. I was skipping workouts which I do not like to do. I was going back into that dark time again which was not good and I realized I needed to change and change fast.

I did not totally cut these people out but I have decided to try to change their mindset, if they wanted my help. Many of them said yes, please help me, I want to have those difficult converstations. Others looked at me like I had two heads or something, so for those people, unfortunately or should I say fortunately I had cut them out and in the process of cutting others out as well, just until they realize that we need to live up our lives and not be thinking about what everyone else negative is doing.

So I just need to say, "See ya later negativity" Hope you have a wonderful life, but I will be living my life up to how I want it, happy and free.

What do you do to take negativity out of your life???

Oh Stay tuned, I'm working on a 30 day challenge that I hope each and every one of you will join in with me :)

Stay Healthy;

Jenn

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Not Feeling So Hot

Sorry I've been MIA, I've been back at the gym and eating well but I can't seem to get this bloat out of here. I thought originally the bloat was from the miscarriage just going through the motions, but alas the bloat is still here. I have tried everything, so I think I'm going to make an appointment with my naturopathic doctor to see if I have any food sensitivities or anything that can be causing this damn bloat. 

I have never had food sensitivities, well not that I know of and I think getting an answer will make sense to all my bloating and tummy problems. 

Do you have bloat? If you do what have you done to get rid of it? Would love to read your answers.

Stay Healthy;


Jenn