100 lb. Club - "Motherhood Suits You."

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12-27-2013, 09:34 PM
I'd been too busy and exhausted to make this post, but here I finally am a couple of weeks later! ;)

Hubby took me to see Frozen on December 10th (I'm a certified Disney junkie). We hit one of the resorts for the theater, and walked around the casino to see the Christmas decorations before heading to the movie. I found I needed to take it easy and slow down, but didn't give the pains much thought because I was still 9 days away from my due date and I'd already been having Braxton-hicks contractions. We settled into the theater and enjoyed the movie, and the pains honestly didn't seem like a big deal until we reached the end credits and I stood up. I could barely walk! Uh-oh. :o I made it as far as the restroom and asked the hubby how far away the car was. He ended up walking me to the nearest exit where I could sit down, and he ran off to get to the parking garage (with security scolding him for running! :lol:) so he could pick me up at the door. A lady at the nearby ice cream parlor saw me doubled-over and came out to check on me, and sent security out to stay with me until the hubby arrived. When I explained what was happening, the guy laughed and exclaimed that the guy running through the casino must have been my hubby. ;) Anyway, he arrived, I was able to walk out, and by the time I got into the car and was comfortable enough to check on my contractions they were 2-3 minutes apart.

They were staying at 2 minutes apart by the time we got to the hospital, but since my water had not yet broken they were considering sending me home! Luckily it broke while being examined. I was in labor for about 14 hours and had what seemed to be a relatively easy delivery. We were blessed with a beautiful and healthy baby boy on December 11th.


This is my first baby so much of this is new to me! I spent the next week feeling exhausted but figured it was just new mommy territory, but eventually realized I had a growing infection when I woke up with a horrible fever and ended up in Urgent Care. I was diagnosed with postpartum endometritis and got some pain meds and some antibiotics to clear things up.

I've barely had the time and energy to think about eating right, but I've definitely made an effort to cut down on the holiday splurging. I've also set a goal to really get back on track with food by the first of the year, and have marked my 6 week PP date in my fitness journal so I know when I can start swimming again. I'd like to re-start C25K again by March 5th, which will be 12 weeks PP, and the second anniversary of my fitness reboot that allowed me to lose so much weight in 2012 before I got pregnant this March.

I think I did pretty well, weight-wise. I gained about 23 pounds for the pregnancy, and currently have to lose about 15 to get to my pre-pregnancy weight. :goodscale

Some of you know I miscarried my first pregnancy in early 2012, and wanting a healthy pregnancy was the catalyst to get back on track that March. :( I reached my lowest weight ever this past March, just as I found out I was pregnant again! I love my little guy and am really looking forward to what this new year will bring. :)

Oh, and as a bonus, here is a photo of us on Christmas Eve night when he was nearly 2 weeks old.


As I sat here last night rocking the little one, my hubby remarked that, "Motherhood suits you." Yeah, I think it does. :^:

12-27-2013, 09:46 PM
You look beautiful and happy. Congratulations!!!

12-27-2013, 10:29 PM
ive been thinking of you!! congratulations!! you both are beautiful! :)

12-27-2013, 10:58 PM
Your post made me cry. I am so happy for you and your husband.

12-27-2013, 11:00 PM
Well, I think you win the award for 'best Christmas present 2013"!

Enjoy your precious little guy!

12-28-2013, 12:24 AM
What a beautiful picture. congrats on your new baby boy!!

12-28-2013, 12:41 AM
Congratulations! I enjoyed your story about your movie night. The baby is precious and you look wonderful!

12-28-2013, 12:08 PM
Awwww such an adorable little angel you have there. And you look so happy, congratulations!

12-28-2013, 12:47 PM
Congratulations on the beautiful baby boy and you look amazing!!!! I am so happy for you! :hug:

12-28-2013, 01:12 PM
Congratulations!!!!! You look wonderful and he is precious!!!!!

12-28-2013, 01:16 PM

12-28-2013, 01:33 PM
Congratulations! You definitely have the best Christmas present!

12-28-2013, 01:53 PM
Aw, thank you everyone! :hug: I really did get the best Christmas present this year! :)

12-28-2013, 02:17 PM
Oooooh, congratulations!!!!! SOOO happy for you!!! It DOES suit you. Love the baby's hat!

12-28-2013, 02:40 PM
Awwww he is precious!!! And I LOVE the labor story. Congrats and good luck getting back on track

12-28-2013, 07:51 PM
Elladorine, I semi-stalked you to find this post and to say congratulations on your new baby boy!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so happy for you!! Your little guy is adorable!! <3 They are so cuddley at that stage..

I'm sorry to hear you had an infection, yikes, thats no way to feel while trying to care for a newborn.

I know, I know, I know everyone says this, and I'm sure you know this, but enjoy every little minute. It goes so fast...with in a few months they are crawling around, not wanting to just lay with you as much..

I'm going to be the one to even say, if someone (other than hubby lol) is baby hogging him, its ok to ask for him back!! lol seriously sometimes you just want to hold him and someone has over stayed their welcome/turn and wont give him up, and they need to be asked to give him to mommy. There's nothing wrong with that! :) I wish someone had given me that advice as a new mom.

Congrats again!!!

12-29-2013, 12:09 AM
Congrats! I am so happy for you and the both of you look so good! :)

12-29-2013, 12:05 PM
Wow, congrats! He's such a beautiful little boy! :)

12-29-2013, 04:40 PM
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post it made me tear up and smile at the same time. Congratulations.

12-29-2013, 08:04 PM
congratulations! Motherhood does suit you and he is a beautiful baby!

Pink Hurricane
01-01-2014, 02:49 PM
Yaaaayyyyy congrats!!! You have always been such an inspiration to me and I have loved watching you on this journey and you and your baby boy both look so beautiful and healthy! Your hubby is definitely right, motherhood does suit you!

Judy Lynn
01-01-2014, 03:42 PM
Congratulations! Motherhood does suit you! You look beautiful, and your baby is adorable. Looks like he has lots of hair.

01-01-2014, 03:50 PM
Beautiful! Congratulations!

01-01-2014, 04:24 PM
Omg, what beautiful pictures. You look amazing and he is adorable. I'm so happy for you and wish you and your family all the best.

I can honestly say that I loved whatever age they were the most, which wishing they'd stayed the previous age twice as long! Cherish your new sweetheart!

01-01-2014, 09:15 PM
Wow! I knew this post would come one day, and it's great to see you with your new little man! Pretty mama and pretty baby, too! Congratulations. I see you getting back down to your all-time low before you know it. You did a great job of keeping a handle on things while pregnant!:bravo::bravo::cp::cb:

01-02-2014, 12:14 PM
Congratulations to all of you and a big welcome to your beautiful son!! I've so been looking forward to this post - so happy for you, Elladorine!

Goddess Jessica
01-02-2014, 06:05 PM
Oh my! Congrats!

My water broke during "How to Train Your Dragon", luckily, we were watching it at home.

01-02-2014, 06:13 PM
Congratulations!! Your baby boy is gorgeous and you look so happy and healthy. Here's to a great year!

01-03-2014, 03:35 AM
Mama and baby are both beautiful! I'm so happy for you!

01-08-2014, 12:20 PM
Congratulations!! You look wonderful and motherhood does suit you :)

01-08-2014, 12:30 PM
Yay Ella! Congratulations on having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby boy!

01-09-2014, 10:59 PM
Oh goodness, congratulations to all 3 of you! He is a beautiful little one! :)

01-10-2014, 10:35 AM
Congratulations!! Your story resonated with my...I lost my first pregnancy to a miscarriage in mid-2012 and it devastated me. My little guy turned 5 months on December 29th! You go girl...looking forward to reading more from you.

01-10-2014, 10:39 AM
Congratulations, so happy for you! Your pictures are beautiful as is your baby boy. :hug:

01-10-2014, 11:21 AM
:hug:Congratulations- he is an absolute Doll:D

There is nothing like having a little one ! Babies have a way of bringing a smile to your face when you look at them!
I have held thousands of babies in my arms and never get over that tingling feeling when you hold them in your arms.
Children give you the opportunity to look at the world with fresh eyes.:hug:

Enjoy your little bundle of joy :hug: