South Beach Diet - Been gone...because of our great news!!

12-16-2010, 06:06 PM
After 3.5 years of TTC, Jason and I are expecting!! We found out two weeks ago and were waiting for blood work to come back before spreading the word. We believe we are 5 weeks and 4 days and our due date is August 13, 2011. We know that it is early and that anything can happen, especially in the next 7-8 weeks, but we are so excited we cannot hold it in.

It has been a fun two weeks, though I'm more exhausted than I can handle some days. I've basically continued following the SB way of life with a few additional servings of healthy grains, so it's been easy transitioning into the "pregnancy diet".

I know I haven't been around much in the past year, but I do think of you all often and wanted you to know. I plan on at least checking in once in a while to share our milestones.

I hope everyone is well!

12-16-2010, 06:19 PM
:carrot: :carrot: What exciting news! Congratulations! :carrot: :carrot:

12-16-2010, 06:50 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D WOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! So happy for you Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, stop by once in awhile, would ya? MISS YOU!

12-16-2010, 06:56 PM
Terrific news, Kim! I know you have been really wanting this.
(((Hugs to all 3 of you!)))

12-16-2010, 07:01 PM
:hug: Ah, Kim, you made me cry! I'm so pleased for you and Jason, as I know you've been trying for so long. Eat healthy and take good care of yourself, you hear? And stay in touch so we can hear about your progress! :hug:

12-16-2010, 08:36 PM
Congrats! And August 13 is a GREAT due date. I happen to know since I was an 8 week preemie born on that day :)

12-16-2010, 08:46 PM
Congrats, Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
don't forget us, we are going to want to see pregnancy pictures and baby pictures!

12-16-2010, 09:08 PM
Congrats, Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
don't forget us, we are going to want to see pregnancy pictures and baby pictures!

Ooooh yes! I second that! :lol:

12-16-2010, 10:50 PM
Congratulations, what exciting news!

12-16-2010, 11:23 PM

12-17-2010, 10:12 AM
Aaaah Kim, that is wonderful news!!!! I am so happy for you and Jason. I second what everyone is saying please stay in touch so we can be kept up with the pregnancy and birth. You guys are going to be awesome parents!!!

12-17-2010, 10:27 AM
How wonderful....great news! Congrats!!!!!!

12-17-2010, 03:08 PM
Congratulations, KIM! I'm sooooooooooooo happy for you!!! Please keep in touch, we all want to see baby belly and baby photos!

12-17-2010, 03:25 PM
Congrats! :)

12-17-2010, 04:01 PM
Thanks so much, everyone! I knew you'd all be excited!! It truly is the best Christmas gift ever.

I promise I will keep in touch as things progress. I doubt that much will happen for the next few weeks. Our first OB appt. is Feb 2 and I will be sure to update you all then.

12-17-2010, 04:51 PM

12-18-2010, 09:52 AM
Congratulations Kim!

12-18-2010, 10:53 AM
Kim, That is such wonderful news. As an old lady once told me, take good care of yourself and I will say Congratulations with the dear one is here.
love and take care

12-18-2010, 10:05 PM
Kim - you are such a special person, and will be such a wonderful mom!! Praying you have a healthy happy pregnancy!!

12-18-2010, 11:38 PM
That's so exciting! Congrats!!

12-19-2010, 01:21 AM
Great news! More important than ever to stay on plan and take care of yourself and the new little one.

12-19-2010, 05:14 AM
Congratulations, Kim!

12-20-2010, 12:55 PM
Wow, the forum is just bursting w/ good news for me to read this morning!!! Congratulations!!!

12-21-2010, 01:45 PM
Isn't it all wonderful, Natasha?! Thanks for everyone's kind words and congratulations!!

DH and I just got home from our first prenatal exam and everything went really, really well. I have an ultrasound at 1 this afternoon, because based on the exam, we may be further along than we thought. She thinks only 4 weeks further, but it's still great news for us! I will keep you all posted!

12-21-2010, 07:59 PM
So how did your ultrasound go, Kim? Are you a month further along, or maybe you're carrying multiples? ;)

What a wonderful, wonderful Christmas present. I still get the warm fuzzies every time I think about you two. :)

12-22-2010, 04:47 AM
Thanks so much, Linda. Some moments I still can't believe it. We are so blessed!

Ultrasound went great; no multiples and we were close about our due date: August 14, 2011. I think my body must really want that baby to grow and is preparing with a big uterus. We were able to see the baby, who looks like a Gummi Bear right now, and the baby's heart pumping away. It was AMAZING!

We're off to see Jason's family for Christmas tomorrow, so I'll be MIA until Monday, but I'll be back to check in!

12-23-2010, 03:10 PM
What an exciting time for you guys. :)
Have a great trip and a wonderful Christmas!

01-03-2011, 05:47 PM
Thanks Heidi! I hope your Christmas was wonderful as well. We had a great time with friends and family.

I'm just checking in again. Things are going well. Nothing new to report, just that we're in our third month as of today. That's just CRAZY! Time is really flying by. I can't believe we only have 7 months left. I feel like I have a ton of stuff to do before baby makes his/her appearance.

Eating-wise we're doing okay. I've lost 6 lbs since our last appointment on Dec. 22, which the doctor is a bit concerned about, but we'll do another weigh-in at my next check-up on Jan. 21 and go from there. She told me it was perfectly okay if I didn't gain any weight at all or even lost weight for the entire pregnancy, but that if I lost weight too quickly, we would have to have monthly u/s to make sure the baby is growing at a normal rate. I'm not too concerned because I'm eating a balanced, SB P3 plus a few extra servings of whole grains and am eating whenever I feel hungry and stopping when I'm satisfied. She said that was good and that there wasn't anything else I could do for now.

Well, that's the check-in for now. I'll probably have nothing new to report until after my Jan. 21 appt. I hope you're all well!