Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dieting while preggo!

Alrighty folks!

I met with my OBGYN this past week. I expressed my concerns about my weight/health with her. And we discussed what I should do. This is what I suggested and she was 100% supportive.

1. GO MOSTLY VEGAN DIET: My goal is to cut out as much processed and and animal products as possible. I want to incorporate juicing into my diet and have occasional fish or poultry. Michael and I feel this is the best possible lifestyle for us.

REASON: Michael has Chrons Diease and has had it for years. Before I was pregnant he ate right, with little to no processed foods. Then I had cravings, and we just got into the habit of fast food, pizza, and processed junk. The second main reason is my father died of Colon Cancer a few years ago. The fact that my children's father and grandfather have had/have bowel issues is a big concern of mine. I really want them to have the best opportunity to be healthy.

2. WORKOUT: My OBGYN has given permission to work out while pregnant.

REASON: I'm overweight from my last pregnancy. I wasn't exactly skinny when I got pregnant with Quentin. I started at 180. Now I'm 211. My doctor doesn't want me to gain more than 11 lbs this pregnancy. Sayyy what? So yes, exercising is going to be apart of my life right now. As long as I can handle it, I can work out. Do what my body can do.

3. MAMA BLUES/DEPRESSION: It's no surprise that I'm depressed. I have such a kickass doctor. I spent 3 hours with her discussing our plans for this pregnancy, and I mentioned that I think I'm depressed. She totally understood and said she rather me take B Complex vitamins everyday than anxiety meds. I agree! So in 4 weeks when I see her again, if I'm still bumming it we might try meds. Might.

.... Michael and I cleaned out the refrigerator, cleaned out all processed, all box and canned foods.

I know a lot of people disagree with pregnant women losing weight. I'm not being unrealistic with this. I don't have a set number of pounds to lose in my head. I will be meeting with my doctor regularly and if she feels like I need to stop, I will. I'm not doing portion control, if I want 12 strawberries it's better than half of cake.

So if you have any awesome juice, veg recipes, please let me know! I will be updating my process as much as I can. And I know it's going to be hard at first. Esp since I'm pregnant, so keep the comments positive please.

Michael wanted the V8, couldn't argue with him, he gave up a lot.

This is me in all my big' ole glory. I'm 11 weeks pregnant, and I just look fat. I have huge hips, fat chin, blubber arms, and a hippo butt.
I'm 211.6
5ft 2

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mama needs sleep!

Okay, first of all, how awesome (still shabby) is the blogger app for iPhone? It's great for a lazy blogger like me. Though I hate the way pictures are uploaded.


I'm so tired. Like unbelievably tired. Quentin used to be a rock star at sleeping. He has slept by himself since 2 weeks old (Dude, I needed my space) and has put himself asleep and slept through the night since 2 months. I very proud of this, it was hard as shiz to do but it was way worth it.

Butttttttt, he's been difficult lately. Every time I lay him down for a nap he fights it, sometimes for hours. He's never needed much sleep during the day, most of the time he would only sleep 30-40 mins and that's been since he was a newbie! But he's almost refusing now. He's not even 5 months old yet! And it not just naps either. He's been waking up at 3-5 am and fights going back to sleep. Cries for an hour or too. But I know, know, know my son and he's tired. I don't know what to do! I really need my sleep right now! This mama is tired.

And let's face it, nap time is a godsend. Since I do PT with Quentin every hour, this mama NEEDS him to take a decent nap! AH! STRESSED!

Side note: I think it's super cute he puts his blanket on his face. That's how I like to sleep too.

Friday, February 17, 2012

I'm crazy

I'm about 10 weeks. Yes I know I had a baby 4 months ago. Haha we'll figure it out.

Now I can't say that I've been this calm about it since we found out. I knew I was pregnant back in the beginning of January. I was making coconut curry chicken (a favorite of ours) and I wanted to throw up. I hated anything Thai or curry when I was pregnant with Quentin. So I just knew then, Michael thought I was playing a joke on him.

When Michael and I decided to finally take a pregnancy test, I was 12 days late. ( I was 18 days late when I took a pregnancy test with Quentin) Michael came home from the store with a bottle of wine, chocolate brownies, new razors, shaving cream, nail polish and of course 2 pregnancy test. He figured, no matter what the result was, I was going to need pampering that night.

So I've had time to deal with it. I cried a lot at first. A LOT. I really didn't want to be pregnant again and especially so soon. I wasn't over the last pregnancy. I hated being pregnant and the labor was too intense for me; left me kinda scarred. I really wanted to get my body back in shape before having another one, I feel like I just had a mini-vacation between producing children. Plus, I wanted to slowly go vegan. And I don't know how that's going to work being pregnant. Things are weird.

Also, I know its stupid, and I know I will but, I don't know how I could love another child as much as I love Quentin. How is it even possible?

But Michael is happy, I'm warming up to it. It'll be nice for Quentin to have someone to play with and be close with.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Yep. That's a due date. Surprise.

Guess Michael and I really love each other!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Shots and X-Rays

So little Mr. Q had his 4 month check up today. I've been wanting this day to come for a few weeks now. We noticed that Q's head is misshapen from favoring his right side. We tried promoting him to turn the other way (like Xmas lights on the other side of the crib) and it seemed to be getting better. Then I noticed that his head would always be resting on his left shoulder.

He could keep it up but not very long.

The doctor noticed it too. His muscles on one side of his neck isn't developing properly. Yay.

I felt so bad for him. He was overdue on a nap and a bottle. Got his 4 months shot, then we had to go and wait to get X-rays. Poor bebe. He was miserable. They were stretching his little neck in ways he hated.

So it's pretty common thing that happens to babies. We have to do physical therapy. Hopefully we can fix this soon. It's just been a long day.

But he's healthy other than that! His weight is in the 70% and his height is 52%.

Yay for heathy babies!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mama Blues

I think I have the Mama Blues.

Quentin will be turning 4 months on the 29th and I'm just down. I don't know what's wrong. I can't seem to get up and get dressed. I don't see the point in dressing cool or looking good when I just sit home all day with a baby. You know? I get baby drool, poo and puke on me.

I know, I know, do it for myself. But it just makes me depressed to get all fancy for nothing. And I tried doing it for Michael, but he's a man. He just says "Hey babe, you look good" kisses me and that's it. I can't expect him to just appreciate my stylish self all evening.

Oh well. I guess I have the winter-post-baby-hate-my-body-blues. That and we have been having a rough beginning of this year. Gonna try to stay positive!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Crazy cute

Yep. This happened yesterday while I was watching Wyatt. If this doesn't make your ovaries scream for babies, then I don't know what will.