Thursday, January 24, 2013

There was this one time when Google deleted my blog...

...and it took a long time to get it reinstated.  But good news, folks--I am not a spam blog!  Hooray!

Anyway, I'm back.  And I know it has been SEVEN weeks since I've posted so I've got to apologize for that.  I hadn't realized it had been so long, and once I did realize it my blog had been shut down so I couldn't post anyway!

So what have I been up to?  Baking a baby.  Can I just say that time has REALLY flown by with the holidays?  I'm over 35 weeks along now which means I have barely over a month until I will have a wee babe in my arms.  CRAZY!!!

I'm feeling good for the most part.  I've had some pretty incredible back pain (read: inability to walk when it hits) that comes and goes, but other than that I've had a pretty easy pregnancy.  I did get sick with the flu for two weeks and then a sinus infection right on top of it for another two weeks, so that has been less than ideal.  I normally don't take drugs when I'm sick, but I seriously would've taken anything available had I been able to!  I was miserable and desperate!  Getting sick while pregnant is no joke!

So with only 5 weeks to go (give or take), I am officially freaking out.  You guys, I am going to be a MOM. It's so hard for my brain to comprehend that.  I know I've had 8 months to prepare, but feels like it snuck up on me!  I am assuming this is normal, but I hope it goes away soon!  I'm so excited for our little guy to show up, but nervous as heck because I feel completely clueless.

Anyone have any good advice for a first time mom?  PLEASE share it!

Oh, and regarding my weight gain--I'm currently sitting at 179.8.  It's surreal to see that number on the scale again, but I haven't freaked out because there is a major difference between baby weight and fat weight.  I did a comparison.  Check it out:

I weighed nearly 12 lbs less than I currently do when I started this blog.  However, you can tell that the weight distribution while pregnant is significantly different than the weight distribution from being overweight.  I am smaller everywhere but my boobs and waist!  Most of my measurements are actually the same as they were before I got pregnant (minus the boobs and waist of course).  I feel really good about that.  I am hoping that I won't have too much extra pregnancy weight to deal with once I have the baby.  Since I started my pregnancy overweight (162.2 lbs) I am trying very hard to stay within the recommended guideline of gaining only 15-25 lbs.  As it currently stands, I've gained 17.6 lbs.  With only 5 weeks to go, I'm hoping that I stay within the healthy range!  I think it is doable.  I'll keep you updated!


  1. Well that's what happened to you! So happy to hear that everything is still going well. You sure are glowing!

  2. You look absolutely fantastic! Just a baby belly. So cute. Hope the next few weeks go smoothly!

  3. Glad you're back! You look great :)

  4. Wow! Great photo! Can't wait for the baby update! And congrats on only gaining 11 pounds. That's impressive.

  5. Yeah! You look amazing. That's so exciting - only a few more weeks.
    Bless you and Little Bit,

  6. The best advice I can give you is to ask for help when you need it. There is no such thing as SuperMom. :) Sleep when you can, have time to yourself when you can. Know that there's no "perfect" way to parent. Enjoy the baby cuddles, even when they come at 2am and all you want to do is sleep. :)

  7. Congrats!!! You look so great! I agree with the above commenters, just enjoy all of those cuddles! Because eventually that little sweet babe will turn into a rotten toddler that doesn't want any cuddles. :)