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06-22-2003, 03:55 PM
WElcome to a thread full of encouragement, humor and support. Feel comfortable to join us all newcomers and regulars as we share our lives while losing weight.
Everyone Have A Great OP Day!

06-22-2003, 04:06 PM
Congratulations Jackie on the 4# loss. I'm sure it will come back off and maybe with a little more come the loss of the TOM weight. Keep up the great work :)

Spryng I am so glad you didn't use the lax. You are doing exactly what you should be. Resting. It is so important to your body right now. It won't be long. And to be honest I know that inducing can bring harder more painful contractions but mine were so much smoother being induced. So PLEASE avoid all poop inducing agents! :lol: Just love ya girle and wanna see you get to enjoy this... and take advantage of feeling him kick, this is it hon.

Mel, I missed your post. You doing ok this weekend?

Ginny too, I'm lame brained... hope you are getting a nice calm weekend.

I'm super busy all day. Sundays usually are. But I thought I'd hop on here and see how Spryng was progressing.

06-23-2003, 12:02 AM
Good evening all! I am feeling a little better now. Sorry about earlier. We went to my in-laws house and swam all afternoon and it was so relaxing. So now I am tired but feel calm. Tomorrow is my official due date. I can't believe 40 weeks is here already. This pregnancy has flown by. So if I don't go into labor on my own tomorrow I plan to do nothing really... just rest up for the induction on tuesday.
Well, I am off to bed. Hope everyone is having a great night! :)

06-23-2003, 02:50 AM

I'm putting my guess in on when Tanner is to emerge from the womb! My guess is: 6/23/03 in the 2:00 p.m. hour. Hmmnn.... let's see how close I get! ;) Spryng: I guess I didn't realize that the Hosp. is 1 hour, 10 min. away from your house! Each pregnancy is different, just as we know oh so well, how different each of our children are. I guess I tend to "panic" with your inlaws & indeed run with my bag & hubby to be at least somewhat closer to the hospital. At the hospital that I gave birth to both my children at, they rent out additional days stays at less than the cost that you would pay for a hotel room as long as there are beds available. You may want to check this out. (Maybe your inlaws will pick up the bill?) It's worth looking in to. Well, I guess I'd better sign off for now, as I'm getting tired again. (1:00 a.m.) Good Luck!!

06-23-2003, 11:12 AM
That's a great guess Jackie, and I hope you are right... but here it is 9:04 am and nothing much is happening. I did have non-painful contractions for an hour this morning at 10 min apart but as soon as I got up to shower either they stopped or I couldn't feel them anymore. That's normal for me. My guess would be tomorrow around 2 pm. If I do go into labor today he probably wouldn't arrive until late late tonight or very early in the morning. But you never know. :)
Today though I plan to clean. I want my kitchen swept and mopped, laundry caught up (again) etc. So that is all I will be doing today. I dont want to go anywhere if I can help it. Just stick around the house.
40 weeks today!! My official due date!!! I'll keep everyone posted today and all that. Talk to you all later!!

06-23-2003, 01:35 PM
Hello ladies,

I'm still here, just trying to rest! We had a kinda active weekend, and ended it at the hospital Sunday morning. I guess I over did it, and was so tired, and that made the baby tired or stressed. So we went into the hospital because she wasn't movingmuch at all for 2 days, but once I got there and they started poking and proding she woke up and is fine. But I was instructed to get more rest, so thats what I plan to do! It's going to be hard though, because this Friday is when I leave for La. and my baby shower!!!

Jackie, congrats on your big loss, and don't worry about your gain from TOM, I'm sure it'll come right off and then some!

Spryng, It's finally D-day (due day) I'm glad you're relaxing and not letting your in-laws get to you. They need to understand that you know whats best for you. Good luck, and I'll be waiting to hear the news soon!

Misty, Thanks for asking about me, I'm here and we're fine! Our weekend was nice, but busy, we moved most of the puppies outside and did a little shopping and I cooked a big dinner Sat. night! By Sunday morning I could think of nothing but the baby , so I called the L&D and the hospital and they told me to come in so they could do a non-stress test. I felt better as soon as I heard her little heart beating and then, the more the did to me the more she moved! After we left the hospital, I just rested all evening and today she's getting back to her busy routine.

Ginny, Where are you? I hope all is well with you, and you're can soon be off to enjoy the summer!

Well, that's it for me, I'm going to put some clothes on to wash and then lay down for a little nap maybe!?!

Have a good day!

06-23-2003, 10:19 PM
Yes I am still alive.......just still busy. Feeling a bit tired and down too but tomorrow is the last day!!!!!!Woo Hoo!
THis will be short as I am so pooped.....
SPryng- hang in there girl!!!! Hopefully the next time you check in Tanner will be here to hold. Hope that your In laws calm down and leave you alone..........

Melissa- take it easy!!!!!!! And get some rest!

Jackie- congrats on the loss!!!!!! You are doing great (and I'm just a skippin' over that TOM gain.........:) )

Michele- thanks for starting the new thread. Hope that you enjoyed your Sunday.

Gotta go gang...........you all will hear me whooping for joy tomorrow when the last student is home.......actually, I will miss the little buggers......I have gotten attached to them (a sick mind is a terrible thing to waste.........:dizzy: and I am one sicko)
See ya tomorrow!!!!

06-24-2003, 12:19 AM
Good evening all.
Well today has been interesting. Did I stay home and clean and all that that I planned to do?? Oh no! I ended up in labor and delivery! I woke up with contractions 10 min apart so we decided to go to joplin to be close to the hospital in case it was the real deal and they stayed with me all day. Not getting closer not getting worse... just there. So before we came home I decided to just head over to Labor and Delivery to be checked and all that. So we did. Stayed two hours and was monitored and examined. I am still 3 cm and 75% effaced and after two hours my cervix didn't change so they sent me home. they probably would have let me stay all night since I am going to be induced tomorrow morning anyway but I wanted to see my kids and put them to bed and all that, so we came home. I took some tylenol pm to help me sleep and now I'm just letting everyone know that I will be having Tanner for sure tomorrow. I will be there at 6:30 am and hopefully (praying hard) that he will make his appearance before 3 pm. So lets all pray for a short and easy labor please!!?
But anyway... I am so nervous right now yet excited. I was looking at all the newborns in the nursery and I was longing to hold mine so badly. But tomorrow that wish will come true.
Well I need to get in bed. I will post all the details as soon as I get home wednesday (if I am released after 24 hours, which I should be) So think about me tomorrow and lets pray for a short and easy labor and a healthy baby ok? You guys have a great next couple of days and I'll miss you while I am gone. :) xoxo

06-24-2003, 06:31 AM
Good ( early) morning all!
It's 4:19 am here and I had a terrible nights sleep. I even took that tylenol pm and it didn't help me get to sleep! So I've only had about 3 hours of sleep. But anyway... we are heading out the door at 5 am, but I thought since I was awake I would write one last email.
I am excited and more than nervous to have this baby. I am going to miss being pregnant, he has hiccups right now... I will never feel that again, but at the same time I am more than anxious to see his little face, hear his little cry, and hold him in my arms. Did I tell you that my Dh is going to get to deliver him?? My midwife said he could if everything is going ok. He is so happy and excited!! I'm excited for him. So I am praying Tanner makes his appearance before 3 pm today, preferably earlier but at least by 3 pm. So cross your fingers and hope with me. I know since I didn't get much sleep I am going to be so worn out... but what is new huh? With the other two I went into labor on my own and never got much sleep. And I handled their births just fine.
Ok... now I am rambling.
Guess I need to throw some clothes and and get around. You ladies have a wonderful day and I can't wait to fill you in on all the details when I get home!!
Oh and Mel congrats on hitting 30 weeks!!! Not much longer now is it? The countdown has begun!
And Misty, I'm thinking about you too right now. Your little one is safe and snug in the womb and the next few months will fly by and I'll be reading your birth story! I can't wait!! Take it easy today girls for me, ok?
Well, gotta go.

06-25-2003, 01:57 PM
By now (and with the lack of posts!) Spryng must have delivered Tanner. I pray that the delivery went well- quickly and with no complications. I can't wait to hear how Mom and Baby are!!!!!!!!!

Where is everyone??? Seems so quiet here............
I have a nasty cold and basically feel awful. Just pure survival from one dose of advil to another (sore throat and headache to boot). Dd was kind enough to share this with me- she had it last week. Woo hoo!!!! No more school bus!!!!! I am so happy and thankful that the last week or so was cool (there ain't nothing hotter than a hot school bus.). Yesterday was hot- but oh well, it was the last day. My "families" chipped in and gave me $75 gift certificate to the mall........and I'm going to buy some new walking shoes!!!!!! (yes, I get excited about that......being that I put 15+ miles on a week, they wear out quickly) Whatever is left over, I don't know what I'll do with. My feet are fussy, so I have to get pricier walking shoes to avoid problems.
Went to my WI this am.......and I lost a not so big whopping 1#. Laura mentioned that most of us would not see big losses this week, as the humidity is up and so is the heat........so we retain more water. Considering that I did not walk as much (due to the double work schedule and this stupid cold) I am happy. Total loss is 26.6#.

Well, I gotta go..the troops just came in for lunch! Spryng, my thoughts and prayers are with you (you too Melissa and Michele!).
Jackie and Karen, stop in and say hello, ok? We miss you!

06-25-2003, 02:53 PM
Good Afternooon All!

First of all, I sure hope that everything went well with Spryng & Tanner! I can't believe how fast the time flew by since she first announced that she was pregnant! It won't be long & she will be joining us in this lousy weightloss battle! I guess it isn't that lousy when we have a great group of gals like we have here! Lately, I feel like one great big blob of fat! I've been trying so hard, with little results! I never used to think that I looked that big & didn't want to face reality when looking at a picture of myself. Now-even looking in a mirror, trying on clothes & finding out that my old size is too small is where reality is setting in lately. I guess I'll have to really get serious on "burning" some this fat off of me! Things are starting to settle down with the paperwork for my FIL & I think I'll be making my final trip to S.S. this afternoon. My dd went to Girl Scout Horse Camp for this entire week. This is the first time that she has left us for an entire week! I sure miss her, but I don't miss the extra chasing that I usually do with her! I've been using her bedroom as a "dumping grounds" while I'm cleaning out our Master Bedroom walk-in closet. And for ds-he's been home a week from his Washington, DC trip & now is enrolled in Exploring Wisconsin's Heritage. It's a 10-day summer school program that's just plain fun! They take daily field trips that pertain to the history of our state. Yesterday they went for an 8-mile bike trip & today they are canoeing! So-it's been rather quiet around here for this week. (Gives me a chance to get caught up around the house.) I'm hoping to get down in the basement & finish that up! (Maybe then I'll have the incentive to go down & use the recumbent bike & treadmill! I'm bound & determined that the only way to get rid of this flab is to melt it off with exercise!! Well gals, I better scoot & go back to my "cleaning mode". TTFN!

P.S. Ginny: I'm sorry that you're feeling "under the weather". Glad that your life can slow down from that "Big Yellow Submarine!" Congrats on the $75.00 gift certificate from the families on your route! I bet you were surprised! But then-to have such a nice bus driver, with a crazy sense of humor, who couldn't think of the best for her! I'll never forget the "Chimpmunk" story that you told us all! I hope that you find the perfect pair of shoes for all your running! Well, I'd better scoot this time. Bye!

06-26-2003, 01:14 AM
Good evening all!! I AM HOME WITH MY BABY!!

Everything went perfect! I will post a whole birth story soon, but here is the basics.
My labor was only 6 1/2 hours from first contraction to body emerging (whoo-hoo!!) and my baby that was suppose to be HUGE?? Turned out to be 7 lbs even! :) 19 3/4 in long and he was born at 2:27 pm. I am so happy with the birth experiance and my little boy is so cute and adorable!! But we are home now and he is sleeping away in his bassinet. I will post the rest as soon as I can. I am sore and my tailbone is very bruised so sitting really hurts so I'm getting off of here. Can't wait to fill you in on the rest soon!!

06-26-2003, 08:48 AM
Aww I'm gonna cry Spryng. I'm so happy for you! What a perfect size. My 2nd Dd was like that induced and it was a perfect labor too. I hope your tail feels better soon. I can't wait to hear the rest of the story and if Joe got to deliver him... CONGRATULATIONS!
Glad you are taking it easy Mel. Sounds as tho you really need to. Hope you get plenty of rest :)
Ginny, wow what a total loss. you must feel fab. I know I would. We are so proud of you!
Jackie, I hate to hear you feeling so down about your size and weight. But that too is part of TOM and the bloat, huh. Hang in there hon.
I'm doing great. It's REALLY hot here and our air is out :( so we are all huddled in front of the fans. I'll check back in later to see how Spryng is feeling.
Have a great OP day!!!

06-27-2003, 12:07 AM
Good evening all!
Just a quick hello before I go to bed. Tanner is doing great! He slept in 4 1/2 hour stretches last night between feedings which was nice. We just laid him down for the night so I need to get some sleep too but I wanted to check in really quick. I am working on my birth story and will share it really soon I promise! Hope everyone here is doing well. G'nite!

06-27-2003, 06:31 AM
Congratulations Spryng!!!!! I'm happy to hear that things are going so well, he sounds like such a good baby! And yes, you need all of the rest you can get, so take care, and we look forward to hearing all about Tanner's birth!

Ginny, Congratulations to you to, for such a great WI, and WOW, that total lost is awesome!!! Keep it up, and I'll join you all back at Weight Watching again soon!

As for me, I just couldn't sleep (back ache) so I decided to get up and finish up a few last minute things before we leave for La. for the Baby shower (it's Sunday). I've been feeling pretty good, and I've been resting more, but this weekend I'm sure will be a bit hectic (in a good way!). I plan to try and balance out everything and not over do it too much, and I'll have my mom big hot tub to enjoy (with my DR's permission!!! I'm so excited to see what kinds of things we get for Myra, and to think I only have just over 8 weeks now!!!

Oh well, I think I may have to go take a little nap, I'll check in when I get back home in a few days! I hope everyone is well, and has a great weekend!!!

06-27-2003, 12:48 PM
Good morning!!!!!
This is going to have to be short......I have a pack of little girls a' waiting to go swimming.

Spryng!!!!!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!! I can't wait to hear all the details of Tanner's birth- and as you are home so quickly, sounds like everything went just great. 7# is a nice size, and not too big to push out (although, honestly, they all feel like watermelons, don't they??????:( ). The Lord's richest blessings on you and your family at this special time.

Jackie-hey, don't get so down on yourself!!!!! My gosh, with all that you have been through and as busy as you have been, there has been little (if any) time for yourself. The weight will come off- just hang in there!!!!!! WW works- you know that- get your activity points in and you will be a loser. I can sympathize with you- I just saw a picture of me taken 3 weeks ago at an awards banquet in a new dress- well, I never thought I was skinny- but I looked like a big red blob!!!!:?: Yuk!!! And I thought I was starting to look human........ We are all here for you.....and now that Tanner is here, being spoiled by his mommy;) Spryng will also be on the weight loss (when she is ready) to kick us along!

Michele- bummer without AC!!!!!!! And pregnant too.......try to stay cool and drink lots of water!!!!!

Melissa- have a great trip. Can't wait to hear all about the shower when you return.

Well, I had better scoot......gotta go figure out how to get thru the bills with a checkbook on "E". (oh, it is not all that bad.......summers are rough...........). I had better get out this weekend to get those walking shoes, though- my old ones now have a hole in them!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great day!!

06-27-2003, 03:24 PM
Here is some pictures of Tanner taken at the hospital. Go to growingfamily.com/webnursery then put in June 24, 2003 and put in cow for mom's last name, missouri for the state, and then click find the baby...click on Tanner and you found him!

I am doing ok today. Last night was much rougher than the first. tanner woke up constantly to eat and needed to be changed often. Of course he is sleeping like a champ right now... must have his nights and days mixed up. o-well, he is only 3 days old! :)
Ginny have fun swimming!
Mel enjoy your baby shower and trip.
Misty, take it easy in the heat.
jackie, I hope you are having a nice day.
Well, I'm off here. Talk to you all soon. I'm probably going to type up my birth story for you all tonight!

06-27-2003, 04:06 PM
Hi All!

I'm in the middle of packing to go camping in the next hour or so for the weekend, so this will be short. Spryng: Congrats to you again! I'm so happy for you & your family! If I can figure out how to see his pictures, I'll take a peek, okay? Ginny: I hope you had fun swimming! Don't forget to take time out for yourself to go & buy those shoes! As for my weight: I lost all the weight that I gained & also lost another pound! So-since my last weigh in, I lost another pound! I was jumping for joy! As for trying on clothes, gravity must have got the best of me, as I'm still having a difficult time finding pants/shorts that fit me decent! Mel: I hope that you have a safe trip to & from the baby shower & also hope you get a lot of nice gifts. I sure hope that your back will be okay for the ride there & back! Misty: Hopefully you got the a/c fixed by now or at least are living comfortably! My dh didn't put a/c in our house until I was all done having babies, go figure, huh? Well gals, I'd better scoot before dh comes home & catches me on the 'puter! TTFN!

06-28-2003, 05:32 PM
Good afternoon all!
Well here I am all alone. Well sorta... Tanner is fast asleep on the couch right now :)
DH took the kids to a town festival (Redfield Days) and they are having a ball. And it's nice to have the house to myself right now. I cleaned the living room and took a nap and have just been lovin on my new son. He is so precious. Last night DH got up with him ALL night long. We have decided to alternate nights. He gets up with him all night and then sleeps in the next day and then I get the next night of feedings and sleep late the next day... looks like it is going to work great. My milk came in yesterday and I am so engorged and in pain right now. I hope it dries up very soon. Tylenol doesn't even touch the pain. But I know it is temporary. AS soon as it does dry up I will feel much like my old pre-pregnancy self again. I can't wait. My stomach is starting to deflate (lol) so I may get to stop wearing these maternity outfits someday.
When will I start dieting again? That is the question. Right now I am just watching my portions... not really dieting but not eating whatever I want either. I figure after my milk dries up and I feel more healed I will start something to get weight loss going. No rush though.
Well I just wanted to check in while the little one was sleeping. I hope everyone is having a great day camping... cleaning... dieting... or whatever you ladies are up to today! :)

06-30-2003, 12:03 AM
Gee, I was shocked to see posts...........but then I have been up to my eyeballs busy.....and still getting over the darned cold. It was a real miserable one...........

Jackie- Congrats on losing another pound!!!!!!!That is just great- and you were getting so down on yourself. Hope that your camping trip was great, and nice and relaxing.... (ah, but is there a "Y" at the campground???:lol: ). No, you are a high energy lady all by yourself......don't need that "Y" except maybe to burn off some stress! Keep trying to find some shorts.....I know how frustrating that can be!!!! Sometimes the manufacturers re-do all of their patterns/sizes and what used to fit no longer does- even if you did not change a bit! For me, sometimes I just have to hunt until I find a company whose clothes fit.....and then buy one in every color so I do not become frustrated with other manufacturers stuff.

Spryng- Well, I just love the picture of Tanner!!!!! He is so cute- it gave me goose bumps just looking at him! I think he looks a lot like his Mamma- (but then I have no idea what Dh looks like). Sounds as though you two have really bonded.....oh, I used to love it when one of my babies fell asleep on the couch or in the basinette and I would just stay in the room with them and watch them sleep......... Gosh I miss those days.......it is such a special time......enjoy it!!! Gotta love that Dh for taking alternating nights with you (how is his back?). And have you gotten over engorgement (ouch!). That "I have two rocks strapped to my chest" feeling is not much fun. Hang in there......I give you a ton of credit for even posting at this early date!

As for me, the miserable cold has finally retreated........and although I am still a little bit tired, I can at least function now. I never did get in the pool, I felt that lousy that I just sat around and watched the girls- and gardened near them. I did, however get those new walking shoes........can't wait to get out in them tomorrow morning!!!!
Well, I'd better go......I have some bills I want to write out and mail while I walk. Have a great nite!

06-30-2003, 12:08 AM
Hope you are feeling a bit better Spryng. I've heard frozen peas can help ease the pain in your breasts. Wish I had more to offer. I'm going to go look at your baby in a sec :) I can't wait! Hope you are taking it easy tho and getting plenty of rest.

Mel, hope you had a nice weekend and all. I'm excited to hear about the shower too!

Jackie, keep your chin up hon. Hope you have a great time camping.

Ginny, you have come so far hon. I hate thear you call yourself a "blob" your a wonderful gal but if thats what keeps you motivated... I won't go on about it :)

As for me? well I'm about to drop. The Air is finally on :) :) :) and we are really enjoying it. I took the kids to the beach today, it was really great. Dd#2 got alittle more sun than she should have. But she's not hurting, just alittle pink. We caught lightening bugs this evenng and had company. And this am our church had a nice picinic. It was a super full day! And somehoe I even managed to get a nap and clean house! I'm still up to my eyeballs in laundry tho. Tomorrow is another day I plan to get the other half under control. So I guess I'll call it a day and hit the hay!
Oh yeah and I hit 154# friday at the dr office :o WOW!

06-30-2003, 03:56 PM
Good afternoon all!
Misty don't worry about the weight gain. Just keep telling yourself "it's for the baby and it's temporary!" That's what I told myself. I can see alraedy that I am losing some weight. We don't have a scale but my stomach is continuing to go back to normal.
Ginny, thanks for the pity for my engorgement. I'm still engorged and my milk is leaking... but hopefully it will dry up soon. I wish I can remember how long it took to dry up with the other two but for the life of me I can't remember. Hopefully soon. I'm tired of sleeping in my bra with nursing pads. They itch. I know... whine whine whine... lol. Yes the alternating nights are working out great. Last night was Dh's night so I slept pretty good. I feel rested today. And his back is doing great. he is functioning like his old self again. He'll be going back to work sometime next month.
Anyway, it's just another day here. Kids are napping. Dh is taking them to the in-laws later to swim, and I am just lounging around the house. I did semi-clean the kitchen this morning but I need to do one more load of dishes to be finished. Other than that I have been wrestling the kids and feeding the baby. I'm a little over whelmed at times, especially at night. I feel a little depressed in the evenings for some reason but it passes quickly enough. I think it was harder for me to go from 2 kids to 3, instead of 1 to 2. when my first son was born he just fit in so easily. I took care of one and daddy took the other... but this time there is 3 and it's a little more difficult to juggle... I'm still scared to go anywhere with all three so I haven't gone ANYWHERE yet. And I'm feeling a little cooped up. Plus my drivers liscense expired so I can't drive anywhere by myself either. O- the fun of it all lol. But that's ok. I know we'll be getting out soon enough.
Well I guess I'll get off here. Tanner is waking up. Talk to you all later!

06-30-2003, 07:02 PM
OK, Tanner has been out for some time now so I decided to write and post my birth story like I promised! It's kinda long (could be longer but I summed it up) so bear with me ok? lol

It's taken me awhile to write this down... but here it is.

My due date was June 23, and on my last appointment with my midwife I was 3 cm and 75% effaced, the baby was "very" low and my cervix was very very soft. My midwife said I would probably go into labor by that weekend, but if I didn't I had an induction scheduled for June 24. Well I walked and walked, had sex, and tried some other things to bring on labor naturally, my midwife even stripped my membranes which caused me to lose my plug the next day but the weekend came and went with no sign of baby. Then monday the 23rd came. My due date. I woke up with contractions (non-painful) at 10 min apart and they lingered all day long so I decided to at least go get checked at the hospital. Well that was a wasted 3 hours!! I wasn't in labor and I was still 3 cm 75% effaced, etc. So I got home really late and had to be back at the hospital the next morning at 6:30 am for the induction (my hospital is 1 hr and 15 min away) SO I took some tylenol pm and tried to sleep but I was too excited. I got about 2 hours of sleep.
But anyway, the next day came and we were out the door by 5 am and on our way. Grabbed something to eat on the way there since I knew I wouldn't get anything until after the baby arrived and who knew how long that would be.
Got to the hospital and the IV was hooked up at 7:45 am with pitocin started. At 8:45 my midwife showed up and broke my water... instantly my contractions became painful but nothing I couldn't work through. I got out of bed and used the birthing ball for awhile. I went from 3 cm to 6 very quickly and about 6 cm I asked for Nubain and got back into bed to rest a little. The Nubain really took the edge off and helped me relax through contractions. I hit 7 cm and the Nubain started wearing off so I asked to use the Jacuzzi tub. The nurse went and filled it up and as I was getting ready to get out of bed the baby's heart rate dropped drastically and took awhile to recover. So the nurse wanted me to stay in bed and see if it would get better. I was put on my left side and yet it still dropped every contraction... so onto my right side and it stayed up! She figured the cord was being pinched inside somewhere and my right side took the pressure off of it. So I couldn't use the tub and by now transition contractions were taking over and the urge to push became unbearable yet I knew I couldn't push or I would make the process longer. I was checked and I was an 8. My midwife came in and the heart rates started dropping again yet my cervix stopped changing. I was stuck at an 8. I asked how long I was going to be like this and my midwife said it would be awhile. So I went ahead and asked for more Nubain but was told I couldn't have anymore because it would affect the baby now. I asked what I could have and the only option that far into labor was an epidural. But I didn't want one. I had never had one before. So I asked if I could get one that didn't have a catheter, and she said sure. I could get a one time Spinal. So that is what I did.
I wasn't sure if I made a great descision because the lady who administered it took FOREVER to get it in and then ended up hitting something in there that sent a pain like nothing else down my left side into my leg. But after about 15 minutes or so she got it right and I got relief. The contractions I could still feel but it was more like pressure every time they came and no pain. This was about noon.
After about one hour the spinal began to wear off my left side. I could feel every contraction on my left side but I was able to focus and manage them. Then at 2:15 or so I had a contraction that wouldn't end. So I called my nurse and said that either I'm having one hilacious contraction or the baby is coming! She checked me and I was complete and the baby had crowned!! Needless to say she called my midwife who ran all the way to my room from her office accross the street and got there in about 5 minutes out of breath and all that. It was funny. And they scrambled to get everything ready. I asked for the mirror and couldn't believe my eyes when I looked into it. His head was already right there!! 4 pushes and he was out! This was at 2:27 pm. The cord was wrapped around his throat twice and once around his body. So that is why his heart rate kept dropping. I was fortunate to be able to have him vaginally.
I didn't tear so no stitches were needed and my placenta came out about 3 minutes after he did. So it all went very quickly. All in all I was in labor for 6 1/2 hours. My shortest yet!! (but this will be my last baby so I won't be trying to beat that time lol)
Here is his stats:
Tanner Ace
7 lbs even
19 3/4 in
apgars 9/9
We went home 24 hours later and he has been great since. He will be a week old tomorrow and is already such a joy to our family. His older siblings (2 and 3) adore him and want to help do everything with him. It's really cute.
Our family is complete now and I guess this birth story is too. Thanks for reading!

06-30-2003, 09:39 PM
Gee, Spryng I enjoyed reading all about Tanner's entry into the world. Gotta love those short labors! You crack me up- cleaning already too! (sounds just like something I would do). I hear ya with the 3rd child symdrome and how it changes the family dynamics. I know that the addition of Dd really changed our family.....and yes at times you do seem to be "one lap short". Hang in there.......it is all about balance......and you will find a way to handle 3 that works for you and your family. You are doing great! Glad that you did not tear either.......makes life a wee bit more comfortable!!;)

As for me, I did a ton of laundry today and cleaned up the house a whole lot. Still have more to do.......but at least it is beginning to look "normal". I still can't believe that we are leaving on Wednesday........and I am none too thrilled about it. It looks as though we will be heading into the remains of the tropical storm....ah, the beach is so lovely in the rain ............and the contingent plans I have to keep the kids busy are somewhat weather dependant also. Add to it........that our somewhat standoffish and totally wacko cat has decided in the past day or so that being with us humans is kind of cool.......she is really becomming social- and I've worked so hard with her to get her to this point!!! I'm kind of afraid to leave her- I do not want to lose ground. But then the neighbors who are taking care of her generally spoil my cats to death while I am gone......so I am sure she will do just fine!
Nuff of be babbling. Got a walk in this am with my new sneakers:D. My feet are still saying thank you!
Gotta go get Dd out of the tub. Have a great nite!

07-01-2003, 01:55 PM
Good afternoon!:D
Just stopped in to say hi- while I am getting information and directions for our trip..........noone here to chat with!!!!!!!!:(
But I hope that everyone is having a good day. I got up early- 5am- and got a nice walk in.......rather delicious if I must say so myself!!!! (crisp,cool and quiet). The troops are in a wee bit better frame of mind today- at least the teenagers are no so hormonal!! Hope to stop in later- have a great day!

07-01-2003, 10:19 PM
Good evening all!
Well today was Tanner's first outing! We took him to McDonalds for lunch (I had one of their new salads) and then to walmart for a few items we needed. He did very well. It was strange having three kids in the back seat but they all did very well. Then we rented some movies and came home and cleaned the house up and now we are all just relaxing and watching tv.
But today is the day. The day for what? Dieting! Yup. It's time. Tanner is a week old today and I feel great so I decided to go ahead and start eating right again. SO while at McDonalds I had the salad and then for dinner I picked up a Healthy Choice pizza for dinner with a Light Yogurt for dessert and believe it or not I enjoyed every bite! I also bought me a new scale at Walmart so I can keep track of what I weigh. I've already lost 13 lbs since giving birth so that is good. I'm setting my first goal weight at 140. But I'm taking it easy and not really having a time frame in mind right now. Anyone want to start a 5 lb challenge?? I'm game for that. I know this will be a long process. I gained about 32 lbs during my pregnancy but I had alraedy gained some weight right before I became pregnant so I have to lose the 32 plus some. But that is ok. I know I can do it again. I have you all for support!! I'm just going to do low calorie, not really counting as much as making wise food choices and cutting back portions. But I'll eventually do the rotation diet in the next few weeks.
But anyway, just wanted to check in really quick and see how everyone is. I'll chat with you all later!

07-02-2003, 01:12 PM
Morning ladies~

I've been home since Monday night, but I needed to rest up! I had a great time at my mom's in La. and my shower was so awesome! I got to visit with all of my family and at my shower I got nearly every thing I wanted and needed!

Spryng, I loved reading your birth story, I can't wait to share my own! Sounds like things are going good for you, and I think it's great that your Dh is there to help too! Take care, and enjoy that new bundle of joy!!!

Ginny, have fun breaking in those new shoes, keep up the great work!

Jackie, congratulations on another great loss! You and Ginny are doing so great, what an inspiration you are to those of us who will be getting back on the loser wagon again soon!!!

Misty, I'm glad to hear that your A/C is working again, and I'm sure that your laundry will be there after you get in a little rest! Take care!

I'll check back soon!

07-06-2003, 06:07 PM
Hi Everyone!!!

It's me.. long lost Karen... :) Man I feel like I have been gone forever!

Spryng - CONGRATS!!!! He is a little doll! I was thinking about you at the end of last month knowing you were due. I am glad you didnt have any trouble! It sounds as though you are doing pretty well too.

I have pretty much caught up on all the posts since the last time I was on! there is so much going on I couldnt even begin to remember who did what! :o

As for me, All I can say is that I am SOOOOO glad school is out for a while! The kids and I havent done much for the last 3 weeks. We have gone hiking with some of DS's class mates. The first hike was 6 miles total... up to Wallace Falls. 1200 feet in 3 miles. we had 14 kids and 10 parents. Took us 7 hours to complete it! LOL. But it was fun! The second Hike was shorter, 2 miles total to the Ice Caves. Those were cool! If you have never heard of Ice Caves, they are a glacier on teh side of a mountain. the glacer grows due to a waterfall on top of it. The caves are formed by the glacier as the roof, and the bottom of the mountain as the back and floor. You cannot go in them as they collapse often but are recreated due to the glacier moving and growing.

I am getting to the gym about once or twice a week. I have been so tired because of all the activities between both kids graduating (Kindergarten and Preschool) DD's dance Recital and becoming the Daisy Troop Leader for My DD's Kindergarten class Next year! (That will be fun though!) But this week it all changes!

Also, we found out 2 weeks ago that the buyout of my DH's company is complete. Now we are in the holding pattern of seeing what happens. Who knows Ginny.. I may be out your way at some point! (Or at least in Northern NJ)

Another bump in the road... I have to have surgery! My endometriosis has gotten to the point that the only way I can be treated is through a laporoscopy. The dr.s office will be calling me tmo to set it all up. I also have to have an ultrasound pre-op to check my ovaries. He thinks that I also have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I hope he is right... one of the symptoms is sluggish weight loss. It also could be the reason for my adult acne, extra facial hair and mood swings! Fortunately it is treatable with medication, low carb diet and exercise. I'll let you all know what happens tomorrow.

Ok, I have babbled for quite a while! LOL!! A lot going on around here. I am headed for the Gym tomorrow again and I am planning to go 4 times this week. I will be weighing in tomorrow morning too.. I really dont want to know... TOM is due as well! :o

Take care everyone and I will talk to you all soon!

07-06-2003, 06:10 PM
Good afternoon all!
How was everyone's 4th? And how was the weekend? Mine has been pretty good. BBQ- BBQ- and more BBQ. I think I am officially burnt out on all BBQ meat lol.
How goes the weight loss? I haven't decided on any "plan" yet. Still looking for the perfect one. But I have been watching what I eat and doing alot of portion control. So, so far so good. I guess I've lost a couple more lbs. I think I will make tuesday's my official WI day. I can't wait to get into my prepregnancy clothes. I hate wearing maternity since I am no longer expecting. This "in-between" stage sucks.
Everything here though is good. Tanner is getting cuter and cuter by the day. Tuesday is his two week checkup. I wonder how much he has grown.
Misty, Mel, how are your pregnancies going? Good I hope.
Ginny, Jackie, and Karen I hope everything is going good with you.
I hope to see more posts after this weekend. It's lonely around here.
Talk to you all soon!

07-07-2003, 03:03 PM
I'm back!:D

It has been quiet around here......I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!

Spryng- patience, my dear, patience!!!!!!! You make me laugh- thinking of getting back into normal stuff at only a week or so post partum- (I was still trying to figure out how to walk after my 2 last pregnancies, both were large babies:lol: ). But I guess that now is as good a time as any to start thinking about weight loss........just be sure that you give your body time to heal and regain strength, ok?

Karen- gee, we miss you!!!!!! It's great to hear from you whenever you get a chance to say hi! Your hiking escapades sound like fun too. Great excercise and time with your kids.
I guess it is actually good news that you have been diagnosed with POS. At least now it explains why you have been having some difficulties.......and there is hope for control of those problems too!! I hope that your surgery goes well too........will it be a same day surgery or require an overnight? Great that you will be moving to north NJ!!!!!!!! Let me know if you want any advice on good/bad areas- my mom is still in NJ and I am there enough myself. It will be nice to have you as my "neighbor"!

Melissa- Glad that you got home happily and safely from your shower/ trip. Good too that you got everything that you wanted too! How are you feeling- you too are getting close!

Well, the trip was interesting.....I have to let the girls in the pool, so I can't fill you in just now. But am I ever glad to be home!!!!
I did not do badly with my eating while gone and got a bit of excercise. I don't expect that I lost a thing.....might have gained a pound but no more than that.......and PMS time is almost here so I am gaining water.
Gotta go!!!!See ya later!!!
(there's no place like home!)

07-07-2003, 03:37 PM
Welcome back Ginny! I can't wait to hear all about your trip. I know it will be interesting, because if there is anything I have learned in my year + being here is that you and Jackie lead anything but boring lives lol.
Oh and I am taking it easy in the weight loss department. I am doing great on portion control. I'm very proud of myself so far. I expect to see a loss come my WI tomorrow. I am trying to eat low-fat items over high fat and have bought things like low-cal mayo, fat free milk, slim fast bars for those weak "sweet" moments, low-cal bread etc. I'm not counting anything just cutting back and using those low-cal items. Last night DH grilled some chicken and made all the sides and I just took a little of each and drank some flavored seltzer (cal free) and I even had cake for dessert (a tiny sliver of a piece) but it was enough to satisfy the sweet tooth without having alot of cals. So I feel like I am on the right path. I am hoping to start getting some walking in and eventually get my recumbant bike out again. It's stuffed in the back of my ds's closet at present.
Well I need to get off here. DH is wanting my attention. Talk to you all later!

07-07-2003, 11:37 PM
Hi ladies, I too have been a stay at home mom for almost 10 yrs. I have 4 children the oldest of which will be 10 in Sept. My weight has been an issue my whole life. Overweight as a child and then diets that closely resmbled starvation in my teens. I seem to finally have it figured out, but have been gaining and losing the same 15# now for 3 yrs. I have relost all but 5# this time around and plan to lose an additional 15#. Posting here has helped me stay motivated, but would like to post with ladies who are leading lives more like mine also. I'm hoping you will have me.

SPRYNG, Congrats. on the birth of your baby. My niece too had a baby girl on June 12th. There is nothing more wonderful than a new addition to the family.

Have a great day all!

HW 185 / SW 156 / CW 146 / GW 125
Walking goal for July 40 miles
Bike miles for July 24

MW 16 / MTG 24
MB 16 / BMTG 8

:cool: Kristi

07-08-2003, 12:27 AM
LOVNMOM - Welcome!! We would love to have you here!! What plan are you doing? I have been struggling the last 2 years quite a bit with about 20 pounds. Back in 1999 I lost 56 pounds on Weight Watchers. I gained back 20.. lost 10.. gained 10... and so the cycle goes. I am working on getting through some health challenges this summer, and then I am going to go for the long term.

Ginny - Not sure if I am going to be moving yet or not. It could be NJ (The Roseland area, or somewhere affordable yet safe to raise kids with a short commute to Roseland) or Georgia or maybe we will get to stay here in WA! (That is what I am hoping for!) I am sure that there wont be any news for several months because it will take time for them to get through what is the exsisting company now.

Spryng - Good for you watching portions and calories. Are you Breast Feeding? I lost 20+ pounds in the first 6 Weeks with my kids breast feeding. It really does work!

As for me, I went to the gym today for an hour and a half. Did the eliptical for 30 minutes then did weights for abs and Lower Body. Tomorrow is the Recumbant Bike and Upper Body.

The Doctor called this evening. I am going to have surgery either on the 23rd of this month or the 6th of August. He is checking the hospital schedule to see what day works the best. I am hoping for the 23rd! :) I just want to feel better again! :)

Well, I rented a movie to watch tonight..How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Hubby is out in CA for 4 days so I am renting all the Chick Flicks I can before then! LOL!

Talk to you all soon!

07-08-2003, 12:34 AM
Welcome Kristi!! Of course we will have you! I am Spryng. Been married for 5 years now and have three beautiful children ages 3 1/2, 2 1/2, and now 2 weeks old. I've battled my weight since becoming married. I was a size 4 at my wedding and 10 months later gained 40 lbs (due to the pill) and then got pregnant and gained more etc. It was a downhill spiral since then. After my second baby was born I started dieting. I have tried everything. Low carb, low cal, very low fat, pills, etc. Low carb got my weight down but I hated the food, so then I switched to low calorie and I liked the food but hated the restrictions. Before I became pregnant this last time I was 10 lbs away from my goal weight. Well, I can say I'm far from that goal weight now. Right now I am focused on portion control while I am still recovering from childbirth. Tomorrow is my weigh in so we'll see how well it is working. May I ask what plan you are on? I look forward to getting to know you better and losing weight with you!
Well, it's late and I have errands to run tomorrow so I need to go to bed. I'll chat with you ladies more tomorrow!

07-08-2003, 12:38 AM
Karen you snuck in while I was posting too! lol
The exercise sounds so great! You seem to be doing well with it!! No I am not breastfeeding but I am still leaking lol. Does that count as burning cals?? lol. I hope that surgery really does help you feel better. I couldn't imagine what you are going through now. When will you know for sure the surgery date? Is it a simple procedure or will it require a hospital stay? Keep us posted on it. What will recovery be like?
Oh and about that How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days? I loved it and so did my DH!! So maybe it's not just a chick flick after all! But it was truly funny and sweet. Enjoy!
Well, I need to get in bed. Have great night all!!

07-08-2003, 01:04 AM
Really quick! Yes I am still on... Had to deal with a customer issue!

the surgery will be outpatient. I had it before back in 1995. The day after I had that surgery, I was at an all day function. Not recommended.. but that is how simple it can be. this time around though, I have been told to stay HOME!:o There are risks of course. they are in essense lasering off tissue from my uterus, intestines, bladder, ovaries and possibly other areas of my body. If things are bad there is a chance I will have to have a hystorectomy. Pray that isnt the case as it isnt recommended for a 36 year old woman to have a hystorectomy, short of it being cancerous!

The worst part of all this is that my left leg goes numb with the onset of TOM and when I am ovulating. I usually have to sit for an hour or so with a hot water bottle on my back. That is the part that makes me the most crazy! I cant tell you how many times I have almost fallen down the stairs because I suddenly go numb! UGHHHHH!

07-08-2003, 03:48 PM
Good afternoon all!
Boy it is HOT today! We went to get Tanner put on WIC and the place was not air conditioned and neither is our car at present because of some problem we have yet to identify so my little guy suffered badly. I felt so bad for him. As soon as we got home I stripped him down to his diaper and got him cooled off. Right now he is sleeping soundly on the sofa under the air. Such a cutie. :) I know I say that often. lol.
Karen I'm glad the procedure is a semi-simple one, and yes you get plenty of rest this time around. I hope it fixes the problem and you don't have those leg pains and such anymore. They sound terrible.
Well today is my WI. OK, so here are my pregnancy stats. I wasn't sure if I wanted to post them because I hate seeing my numbers so high, but I know you all understand. Ok, the day I had Tanner I was 194. YIKES! I know. But I started out at 160ish so it was only a 34 lbs gain. And that is normal. OK, well today I weigh 172. So it's coming off gradually. That's a 22 lb loss in two weeks. Not bad huh? I still can't get into my prepregnancy clothing but hopefully within the next couple of weeks they will start fitting. I'm still doing well with my portion control and all that so I know I'm losing weight properly. I feel good about it anyway.
Oh, and Tanner gained some weight. They didn't make me take his clothing off so I know it's a little off but the scale said he was 8 lbs 5 oz. So he's probably around 8 lbs now. And he's grown a 1/4 of an inch so now he's 20 inches long. So everything seems to be going well with him and I. :)
My goal weight again is 140 for now. Did I write that already? Of course 125 is my long term goal, but my short one is 140. I know I will get there eventually. Is anyone up for a 5 lb challenge?? Let me know.
Well, got to go. I think I'll grab a nap while all the kids are sleeping. Talk to you all later!

07-08-2003, 04:01 PM
Welcome Kristi!!!!!:D I hope that you find this thread comfortable, a good place for you to be. I have met some wonderful ladies here- I love them all! They are top notch for support and encouragement- and comfort too. Hope that you feel the same about them too. My weight has been an issue most of my life also- but not too big a problem until my second child........then I slipped from being just on the high end of normal for my height to really fat.....even into the lower end of the obese scale. (not too proud of that at all!). I am anxious to hear what kind of plan you are using to lose. Sounds like you are a walker also (me too!)- your July goal of 40 miles, is that for the whole month? How are you doing so far to meet that? Nuff blabber from me- welcome again!!

Karen, I had no idea that your health issues were that frustrating for you. You had mentioned them in passing- but never let on how difficult times could be for you. Of course I'll pray for you-and would be honored to do so. If you need some specific prayer and are not comfortable leaving lots of personal info here you can always PM me with it...... I do usually get to my computer daily. BTW, how did you like the movie?? My Dh hates chick flicks, I can sympathize with you there. Is it worth renting? And as crummy as you feel you are still excercising!!! Good for you!
I hope that it makes you feel a bit better too!

Spryng- you crack me up........Me, at 2 weeks post partum was still trying to walk without extreme waddling and keep from leaking all over my blouses.......and you are dieting!:) Sounds like you are eating well though- just give yourself the time you need to regain strength. It's great that you are feeling so strong. Guess that little Tanner must be giving you some good nights of sleep.

Well, those girls are waiting to swim again........gotta go. I did get a walk in this am (gosh, I do not like to walk in the summer heat!). So far my eating has been good. See ya later!!

07-08-2003, 04:04 PM
Spryng- you snuck in on me!!!!! How long for the 5# challenge???? Till Aug 1?? If so, count me in, ok? My WI is tomorrow. And do not worry about your current weight.......we are both cruising for 140 (my final goal is 130 though). Hang in there, you will be lower next week.

07-08-2003, 04:39 PM
Hi gang!

Well, my trip to the gym this morning was a bust! :( I might go this afternoon though. The child care opens back up at 4pm so if the kids are behaving.. we just might do it!

Thanks Ginny for the prayers! I have always tried to keep a positive attitude with this whole thing. To be miserable every month for 2 weeks or so wouldnt do me or my family any good, so except for the occasional snaping and crankiness when I am feeling really bad, I try to down play it as much as possible. But in the last few months it has gotten really bad to the point that it can interfere with daily life... thus having the surgery. I should hear tonight when it is scheduled. I am very nervous about it but I am looking forward to some relief too!

The movie was great by the way! I really enjoyed it! And I recommend it highly!

Spryng - You are doing great if you have lost 22 pounds already! :) That is only 12 pounds from where you where when you got pregnant! Just be sure to take care of you and recover!

well.. off for now. The kids need their lunches!

07-08-2003, 07:01 PM
Just me ol' blabberpuss again!

Karen- please DO NOT take this the wrong way.....but I think there is a thread here for those with polycycstic ovarian syndrome and I wonder if you might be able to get some useful information there too. But then we want you here.........so please don't leave us!!! I just thought you might find some help there also. Let us know when the surgery is, ok? Is the surgery considered almost a sure fix- so that you can really look foward to some relief? Gee, I sure hope so!!!!! I'm glad that the movie was good- with Dh here helping coach Dd's softball team I will have lots of time this weekend and might want to get a movie for myself. That sounds like a good one! Did you make it to the gym this afternoon?

I came on trying to find a movie review for something that will keep my Ds (14) and Dd happy...........it does not exist!! He wants to see Terminator......she Sinbad......and I want some advil.
Guess its back to the drawing board. (Dh and Dd are at a- guess what! softball double header.........it never ends!)

It looks as though I will not get the chance to really report on our weekend trip. It was a bust for the most part. Virginia Beach is a lovely city- beautifully maintained etc.....just way too built up for our taste and is, unfortunately overrun with police. I have nothing against police......what I am getting at is the usual clientele are very rowdy. The police fly helicopters up and down the beach all nite........and the place never seems to go to sleep.
We did get some much needed relief when we drove inland to Colonial Williamsburg (I love it there and the kids did well too). But it was hot.......really hot.

Gotta go! I'll try to get on tomorrow after my WI:o . Have a great nite.

07-08-2003, 08:01 PM
Karen, Your story sounds much like mine. Baby #4 was born in Nov. '99 and by Dec. '99 I weighed 5# more than the day he was born even though he was nursing night and day. So, I got busy and lost 50# and now have been gaining 10-15 every winter and losing it every spring/summer for the past 3 yrs.:dizzy: To lose I try to exercise at least 5 days a week and I use a foodmover by Richard Simmons to keep track of what I eat. Currently I eat aprox. 1400 cals. daily during the week and 2000 daily on weekends. This gives me about a 3# a month loss without total deprivation. When winter hits though my ambition goes out the window. My original goal was t oweigh 125 by the time I'm 40. I'll be 40 in Aug. '04 so this is the winter I have to stay the course. My goodness, as reading on I see you are having some health problems that sound so very uncomfortable. If it's ok, I will too add you to my prayers. I hope all goes well and your waiting is over soon.

Spryng, WIC is such a good program. As a new mother with my 1st child I learned so much about proper nutrition for infants and toddlers. The ladies were really terrific. 22# lost in 2 wks. YGG. I was 29 when I had my first baby and the pounds came off ever so slowly with all 4 children. Take care of yourself, eat healthy and rest as much as possible. Be proud girl.

Ginny, Yes the 40 miles is for the whole month of July. I plan also to bike 24 miles this month. Last month I logged 56 walking miles and 22 bike miles. I like to keep my challenges low, because once I set them I'm very determined to meet them and I also enjoy swimming, tae-bo, etc... and don't want to miss out on these because I'm focused on a goal. I tend to get bored too quikly if I only do 1 form of exercise and then just quit. Sorry to hear your weekend was a bust, but thanks for the heads up. I'd never heard Virginia Beach is patrolled in that way and on the rowdy side. Vacation brochures make it sound wonderful.

As for my day, food has been good and I'm going now to do a WATP tape. Life wise it was a bummer ds #1 turns 8 tomorrow and I went to K-Mart 20 miles from home looking for an aluminum bat. They had one and it wasn't what I wanted plus they had NO Pokemon cards. What kind of K-Mart has No Pokemon cards. No wonder there all going out of business. So, tonight dh is 30 miles the other direction at Wal- Mart looking for the right bat. ( We live sooooo rural ) Hopefully he'll have better luck. Well, I gotta get off here and get my hiney moving. Thanks to all of you for such warm welcomes. I believe I will be very happy here.

:cool: Kristi

07-08-2003, 10:55 PM

I would never leave here! I may not post as often as I should.. but I wont leave either! :)

I did check out that thread and it seems like a great support group. I just hope that is what they find so that I can finally be treated! :) Dont you just hate complaining to the Dr all the time to have them tell you it is "genetic" or just treat the symptoms to no avail? LOL!

Kristi - I want to be at my goal weight when I hit 40 too! ( I will be 37 in January) I am hoping that I will hit the goal sooner than that and will have maintained for a while when I turn 40. So you an I will be on a quest together! :) And Thanks for adding me to your prayers. I need all I can get! :)

as for my surgery... It will be on July 23rd. I go in for my pre-op and ultrasound on Monday! (July 14th) I am glad that it is sooner rather than later! I will keep you all posted on the details!

didnt make it to the gym today. :( Sadly, I was on the phone all afternoon! The good news is that most of it was related to Crochet Legacy.. but still! I will be in there tmo!

Talk to you all soon! :)

07-09-2003, 12:50 PM
Hi Karen, Lokking forward to being on quest with you. I'm going to check out crochet legacy to see what you're into!

DS turns 8 today we were unable to find a bat for him. Wal Mart had everything put away to make room for the fall hunting stuff. Don't they realize it's only the second week in July? Geez! He has summer reading and a ballgame today so his party at chuckie cheeses is tomorrow and he's totally cool knowing he has only one gift today, because mom blew it. He has faith that I'll make it right when we hit the city tomorrow. He's a cool kid. He made pumkin pie with me today, because that's what he wanted. He's not a cake lover and he'll have cake tomorrow at his party!. I got out there this morning and did 3 miles on the trail with my pooch plus I did get the 1 and 2 mile WATP tapes done last night so I'm moving right up on my goal. Yippee!

GM 40 / MW 21 / MTG 19
BGM 24 / MB 16 / BMTG 8

Have a great day, Kristi

07-09-2003, 01:37 PM
oh My goodness! Kristi! My baby turns 5 today (July 9th)!! Another thing we have in common! My Hubby is in california today so I got a babysitter to watch my older son later and I am taking Cassie out to lunch then to the Build a Bear store. I LOVE teddy Bears and so does she. SO we are going to build one together today. But it is a surprise! On Saturday we are having her "kids" birthday party at Michael's. They will be painting trinket boxes!

I am going to run as I have woken up with one hummdinger of a head ache.. so I think I need my caffiene fix! LOL!

I'll check in later!


07-09-2003, 01:39 PM
Kristi- happy birthday to your Ds!!!! Sorry that you have had a tough time finding a baseball bat. I was shocked to learn the same cruel lesson a few years ago. Around here, the baseball stuff comes out in March- and if you need a lefty glove (my Ds is a lefty) they are all gone by April. And there are slim pickin's for the rest of the summer. I hope that you can find something!
Good for you getting your walking in too!!!

Karen- good news that you have a date for your surgery- and hopefully an end to your suffering. I hope that you got your workout in, as I am sure that it makes you feel better.

I got to my WI this morning and stayed for the meeting. Shocker-I lost 1.8# for a total of 28.4#. Guess all that walking payed off!!!! The meeting was about being sure to get all your water and to stand up tall. Sounds odd, but she mentioned the importance of good posture- and how it makes you look and feel stronger and better. I was glad to get to the meeting- it is the first meeting in weeks that I have been able to stay for other than just weigh in. And then I came home to WWIII with Dd (17)- who has gotten so mouthy.....ah, but that story is for another day.
Gotta go!!! Have a great day.

07-09-2003, 07:53 PM
Good afternoon all!
Congrats Ginny on your WI!!! Almost 30 lbs gone! Good for you. :)
Kristi what keeps you so motivated with your exercise?? I wish I had your zeal to get back into it. I'm just a little lazy in that department. But you are doing great. You will hit your goal in no time.
Well, today we had Tanner's two week appointment and my other two kids checkup. Everything went great. They are all very healthy. Tanner is 8 lbs 4 oz now and 20 inches long. He is thriving. He goes back in two weeks to start his immunizations. Poor thing. I always hate those visits. But I know it's for the best.
Mel, Misty?? How are you two?? I hope your pregnancies are going well.
Well dinner is about done so I better get off here. Karen I hope that headache goes away for you.
Talk to you all later!

07-10-2003, 12:34 AM
Hi Everyone!

Ginny! WTG! You are doing really well! You should be proud!! Almost 30 pounds!

Spryng - Dont worry about your zeal for exercise yet! You just had a baby! :) Your body is still recovering! I would bet you will be wanting to exercise again in about 2 to 3 weeks! By then you will start feeling like you HAVE to exercise or go nuts! I remember that well! :)

Cassie's Bday was a success! That Build a Bear store was just the thing! She picked a White bear with a Pink nose. She got a music box that plays "Teddy Bear Picnic" and had it inserted into his paw, then she stuffed it, and placed a heart in him. (She had to kiss the heart so the bear would always know it was loved, Jumped up and down 5 times to start it pumping, rub it so it would be warm and caring... all before it was inserted in the bear) After the bear was sewn up, we brought it to the "bath" where we brushed her fur so that it was fluffy. Then she picked a ballerina outfit to wear. After the bear was dressed, we went to the computer to name her and print out her birth certificate. Her Name is Olivia! LOL. The cool think is that there is a barcode that was also embedded in the bear before she was sewn up. If Olivia ever gets lost, the finder can return her to any of their stores and they will open her up, scan the code and be able to mail her back to us!

All the way home, cassie would hug her and say, "MOM, this is the best birthday. I Love Olivia, I love you!" I came home a cried because I was thrilled she loved her present! And I had fun too!

Talk to you all later! Have a good evening!

07-10-2003, 05:20 AM
Oh My, Where do I begin?

I can't believe this! I go out of town for the weekend, get way too busy after returning from our camping trip & finally I decide to check in almost a week later with so many posts to catch up on! And a Newbie here too! (I thought that I was going to miss not seeing Ginny post here while she was out of town, but she has already returned before I had a chance to post here myself!) My DH is on vacation this week & there's NO WAY that I'll let him catch me playing around on the computer. So-here it's 2:30 in the morning & I just finished checking my e-mail (200 of them!) Most of them thankfully I was able to delete before I had the chance to read them. (Junk Mail) So-I guess I'll start out here by welcoming Kristi! I'm so glad you have joined our thread & I'm sure you will enjoy all the company here. We have a great group of gals on this thread. Matter of factly-My dd just said to me earlier in the evening that some of these gals would make great Aunts! I thought that was so cute of her. Oh!, by the way-my DD is almost 10 y/o. So I guess we have something in common already. I also have a DS who will be 15 in October. My DH & I just celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary on the 23rd of June. We also have 5 cats at the present time. Three of the cats are house cats & the other 2 live in the garage/outside. We just made the final adoption on one of the cats, "Mama Kitty", just yesterday. After approaching her previous owners to get permission to have her spayed, they said that we may as well adopt her-so she is now at the Vet recouping from surgery. (She's had 4 litters of kittens in our yard in the past year, with the last litter being a litter of 7, so I thought it was time to get her spayed.) We have one kitty left from her last litter & he is now l0 weeks old. (In the house with the other 3 until "Mama" recoups from surgery or until we find him a new home.) So Kristi-this sums my life up in a nutshell. Oh-there's more about me-but I'll let you find that out at a later post. (I'm sorry I've carried this out so long.) :eek: You'll notice that there are a few of us that get a little "Long Keyed" once in awhile. Now back to you Kristi-as I said before, I'm glad you have joined us & I look forward to getting to know you better. Oh!, by the way.... Happy 8th Birthday to your DS. :HB: I sure hope that you found him a new bat! I have a question for you:
I may be a little brain dead here with it being nearly 3:00 a.m. while I'm posting this, but what do all your abbreviations on your STATS mean at the bottom of your posts? Hmmn-maybe I'll figure them out later this a.m. after I get a few hours of sleep! :lol: Karen: A Happy Birthday goes out to Cassie too! We have a Build-A-Bear store near us & they go through the same procedure's as yours does. It's such an AWESOME store. We took my DD's friend there for her birthday & she had a blast! (So did my DD too!) Isn't it nice to know that we are appreciated so much? Oh, these milestones go by so quickly, enjoy them while there here! Ginny: You blabberpus you! I'm so glad that you're back posting & have returned before I even had a chance to post here, as you would have been missed dearly! :love: Just where do you take your dd swimming with her friends? I bet you're having a great time with her & the other little girls? Hows that new tankini swimsuit holding up? Hopefully you haven't lost the bottoms to it! :lol: Congratulations on losing nearly another 2#!
You are doing such a great job! You go girl! Spryng: It's hard to believe that Tanner is already over 2 weeks old already! I guess he's 3 weeks old already, huh? Oh Golly Gee-the time sure does fly by quickly! Enjoy them while they're little! Oh by the way-congrats on only having 12# to go until you are at your pre-pregnancy weight! It won't be long & those 12# will be gone too. I know you can do it!! Well gals, I'd better close for now, as I'm getting so tired that I'm actually getting nautious here. I'm sorry for all the misspelled words here, but too tired to fix them.
TTFN :yawn:

07-10-2003, 02:03 PM
Hi Ladies~!

What a week I've had, my mom came up to visit on the 4th and left this morning. We've been getting everything all ready for little Myra to arrive (6 weeks and 4 days to go!), and now I'm ready finally. I've been doing well, just carrying her very low and can't walk much due to all of the pressure. I had my 32 week appt. on Tuesday and all was well, just have to stay off my feet as much as I can, because I'm having a lot of swelling. I really feel like it's getting down to the wire, I go back to the DR. in two weeks and then it'll be weekly after that!!!

First thing~ Welcome Kristi, you've come to a great place for support, I feel like we're all one big family here! I've been coming here for over a year, and was going to Weight Watcher meeting until I found out I'm pregnant. So now I'm just going on day by day, and will be back at my meeting as soon as I deliver. I have a 12 y/o Ds and a Dd on the way! I'm also married and we celebrated our 8 yr anniversary this year. As for my weight, I've struggled with it all my life and feel that I've finally found the right plan for me in WW. Well enough about me! Welcome!!!

Ginny, I'm so excited for you~ 28+ lbs. and counting!! You're doing so great, keep it up!!!

Jackie, I'm right there with you, I get 10X's more junk mail than I do anything else! And it's good to be back, I guess I was busy while you and Ginny were away, but I still had plenty to catch up on! I hope you enjoy some QT with your Dh while he's on vacation!

Karen, I'm sorry to hear that you're having so many problems and hope that it's all better after the 23rd!

Spryng, sounds like little Tanner is really growing, and you're all doing well!!!

I better go for now, got a couple of things to do before I rest again!


07-11-2003, 03:04 AM

It's me again! Mel: Only 6 more weeks to go, I can't believe it! As I've said this before to Spryng-Your pregnancy is moving along so quickly. (I guess I can say this because I'm not the pregnant one!) :lol: I'm sorry you feel so uncomfortable. Hang in there, hun! I hope that you had a nice visit with your mom. It's great that you are so prepared for Myra. Now you just have to sit back & relax for the day to come. (Yah right, huh?) I don't recall you talking about your camper & camping by the lake. Do you still have your camper & are you still camping? So-how does your son feel about Myra coming to join your family? What about your nephew, do you have him for the summer? Well, it's getting late here again, so I'll close for now. C-U later!

07-11-2003, 04:49 PM
Good afternoon!!
I never thought I would get much of a chance to get here today- but Dd is babysitting next door, the other Dd is outside with some buddies ( in and out of the pool) and Ds went out with a buddy. It is actually quiet here...... but not after a wild morning. Dd and Ds got into a whopper of a fight........oh it was not pretty and of course they both earned the morning in their rooms to give mom some peace an quiet. They can get on each others nerves so bady........and of course mine too!:dizzy:

Jackie! Gee, it is so good to hear from you again!!!!!:D And congrats on the new addition to your family, I hope that the surgery went well and that she is feeling fine now. Bless you for spaying her- I love kittens but know that there are too many. Dh would not be too happy if I had 5 kitties..........we were maxed out at 3 once. Actually, the 3rd of the bunch we had was called "EC" when she showed up.....the EC stood for "extra cat" as we really did not want another one. But she was such a sweetie. Our present spoiled beast is RC- (have I bored you with this before?) for Replacement Cat- or depending on her mood Rotten Cat. I know that you have a Clara Belle, and I think another Belle in there too....... Anyway, how was your camping trip? How long is Dh on vacation? Are you staying home this week while he is home???

Melissa- Oh, I love the name Myra!!!! One of my good friends daughters is named Myra- and I think it is so graceful.........also not all that common a name too. Gosh I can't believe that you are down to 6 weeks!!!!:) It seems like yesterday when we found out you were pregnant. Do you have to wear those nasty support hose to help keep the swelling???? (I did with Ds). Good advice to stay off your feet- just make sure that you are drinking lots of water. Gotta take good care of yourself!

Karen- I love your picture with your post! Great that Cassie's party went so well.....you sound like a mushy mom, just like me! (I am a terrible mush bag, myself). How are you feeling?

Spryng- you make me laugh.....everytime I read one of your posts you make me smile... Gee, it's been only two weeks since Tanner's birth- you are still post partum- still recovering from 9 months of pregnancy and childbirth and with a newborn and you can't figure out why you are not up for excercise????:lol: Aw, I love you Spryng- don't take it personally.........just slow down! You are going to have lots of time to work out......just enjoy every minute of little Tanner- how good his head smells...how soft his skin is....and those sweet little yawns (with a little "O" mouth), his tiny hands.......and little chicken legs, ok? It all passes too quickly!!!!!! I'm glad that he is growing so well and is so healthy. I hear ya- vaccines are the pits! When Dd (17) got her first round and Dh was still in college at nite I literally stood over her basinette for hours waiting for a bad reaction. I was a nervous wreck!!!!!! (but then I worked for a vaccine company and knew only too well all of the drawbacks of each vaccine- BTW the really bad one is no longer administered).

As for me- I did get my walk in this morning. It has gotten so nice and cool.......and I love it! Today has been sort of low key (after the big fight this am) and I have enjoyed puttering around getting a lot of little things done. Someday I'm gonna be organized........well, maybe! This weekend, Dd has another softball tournament (what else is new?) So she and Dh will be tied up with that. I hope to get to some painting (the kitchen ceiling) and then take Dm out for her birthday (her bday was last week). Other than that, nothing much planned.

Well, I have babbled enough...........anyone asleep yet? Have a great weekend!

07-11-2003, 05:05 PM
Good afternoon all!
Ginny you make me laugh too just thinking about what is going through your head when you read one of my posts. I was thinking about it like you and I laughed too. You are right. I need to take it easy and enjoy my little man. And I really do. he is so adorable. He makes the cutest facial expressions and does belly laughs in his sleep! It just cracks me up. And I know I will get out of these maternity clothes someday... so I should slow down in that department some.
Well, there are so many posts since I posted last... I wish I had more time to respond. I'll try to get more personal later. Have a great day all!

07-11-2003, 08:25 PM
Oh my gosh Karen, I need coffee every morning. I'm a very early riser, but I spend the first hr. drinking coffee and reading the paper. I have given up caffeine many times - sometimes for as long as 6 mths. , but I'm just not me without it! Your dd bday sounds like it was wonderful. I just love moments like you shared with dd. I know as a mom the day will come when my children are embarrassed to be seen with me etc... I'll take all the "your the greatest days I can get"......Ginny, we were able to find a great bat - at Farm and Fleet no less. My son too is a lefty and luckily his aunt who lived in Chicago at the time picked him up a Chipper Jones at the Nike store. He'll probably be able to use the same glove until he's in high school. WTG on your weght losses. Almst 30 # gone. Great job. Give ds and dd a big hug!......Spryng, AS for you, you should be resting and taking life easy. You've just accomplished the most beautiful all but most difficult thing a woman can do with her body! As for me, I just feel better emotionally when I exercise plus being older I have to exercise to bump up the old metabolism if I want to lose a thing. I'm glad to hear all your children are doing great!....Jackie, Thank you for such a warm welcome. We have a neutered male cat and a neutered dog. I think it's wonderful of you and your family to take in this animal that so obviously needed a "good" home. I have 4 children dd will be 10 y/o on Sept. 10th. Ds #1 is 8, dd #2 is 6, and ds #2 is 3. me and the hubby been married 9 yrs. and together 11. Your basic happy family!...Melissa, Congrats on your dd coming soon. You sound happy and ready, 6 wks. will just fly. You don't think ds being 12 will spoil little Myra much do you?! I bet he'll just be so protective.

As for me I totally blew my eating on both the 9th and 10th. I ate way too much pie for ds bday and then the next day too much chuck e. cheeses pizza at his party. I think it had as much to do with PMS as bdays. Every few mths. I get very emotional and since I'm an emotional eater, well.....anyway feeling better today and back OP. I did 3 miles around the drive at the park while the kids played. I'd never done this before, but actually liked the track like atmosphere, the time just flew. DS party went great 5 kids blew right through 200 tokens, but they did last about 2 hrs. so not too bad. Have a great weekend ladies.

goal miles 40 / miles walked 24 / miles to go 16
bike goal miles 24 / miles biked 16 / bike miles to go 8


07-11-2003, 11:50 PM
Good evening!

Wow, it's been busy here!

Jackie, I wish I could say time was passing quickly, but it seem to be slowing down for me. I know that's only because I'm so excited, but hopefully going to my OB more often will make time seem to go by faster!?! I did have a great visit with my mom and we managed to get everything ready for D-day! As for Ds, he's very excited and is looking forward to seeing his sister. I guess I've been so busy that I forgot to mention that Dn went home a few weeks ago, but Dh was down visiting his family last weekend and it seems that Dn is ready to come back but I don't think he will this summer, because he's only got about 4 weeks or so before school starts back. We haven't done any camping this year either, it seem that we've had so much going on that we have no free time? And Dh wants to go fishing and I guess he feels guilty that I can't go, so he's stayed home. So maybe you can share detail of your family outings with me!

Ginny, Sorry to hear about Ds and Dd, I hope they've made amends by now! And I hope you got to enjoy some quiet time too!!! As for our name pick, my mom's name is Myra! And Dh mom's name is Frances, so we've decided to give Dd both~ Myra Frances after her grandmothers! As for my swelling, I'm not wearing support hose, but just trying to stay off my feet as much as possible. Oh and BTW, you know we love to hear you babble! So go right ahead!!!

Spryng, I'd have to agree with the other ladies, please take some time to enjoy your little cuttie and rest. You'll be back to your old self in no time! Honestly I'm a bit envious because with me having a c-section, I won't be up and around and back to normal for quite a while. I know when I had my Ds I couldn't do a thing for 6 weeks, so I'm anxious to see how things have changed! Enough about me, anyway, just take care and enjoy your new addition!

Kristi, I can relate to your coffee fix, but I've laid off since I've been pregnant, so I miss it! I've tried to stay away from caffine as much as possible, so please drink a cup for me! As for my 12 y/o Ds, yes I think he's going to be a great big brother. He's so looking forward to the arrival of his sister, and I'm sure you're right, he'll be very protective!

Well, I think I'm going to get ready for bed! I haven't be getting much rest, and now I seem to have a sinus infection/ ear infection too, so it'll be even more fun to try and breath and sleep!

Hope that all is well, G'night!

07-12-2003, 08:44 AM
Good morning!!!!!!
Well. being a bear of little brain I'm gonna start a new thread. See ya there!