Big News!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hello there strangers :)


I haven't been around in awhile, but I promise I have a very good, exciting, wonderful reason!

My boyfriend & I are having a baby!!!!

We found out a couple of weeks ago... I had taken 3 at-home tests (lol), all positive, so we made an appointment and it was confirmed! It's really such a miracle because I had been told previously that my body wasn't ovulating, so we were under the impression that I couldn't get pregnant. I felt like we'd end up adopting for sure. But then, SURPRISE!! A little baby that we made all on our own :).

Today was our first actual doctor's appointment, and it went well! Estimated due date is January 4th, but we'll get a definite one at our first sonogram NEXT FRIDAY!! :) Our doctor told us that a big reason why we were able to conceive is because I'd lost so much weight. She said that estrogen is stored in fat cells, and when you have a lot of fat your body has too much estrogen, so everything was out of wack and my ovaries weren't doing their thing. After losing weight, everything started evening out & my ovaries started working! I did have 2 periods in a row, and then got pregnant, so it makes sense! It's just so crazy how much your weight can affect every part of your life, and how much losing weight can change everything.

So after 10 months and 74 lbs lost, my focus is shifting. Instead of working on my health to lose weight, I'm now working on staying healthy for our baby (that still feels so crazy to say!). I've been thinking about how much weight I should or shouldn't gain, how much I should eat, how much I should exercise, etc. The nurse gave us some info so I've been looking at that and reading a little online. I've been pretty sick lately so I haven't been able to eat much... I've been weighing randomly and last at-home weight was 170.4. Today at the doctor it was 174 even. So I haven't gained any weight so far. The doctor told me that a healthy amount of weight to gain over the entire pregnancy is 20 - 25 lbs, so that's my goal.

Sooo I don't know how often I'll be around. I think once I start feeling better on a daily basis I'll be up to computering more... and I'll def. keep you all updated! I know lots of you have kids... so I look forward to hearing any advice you have! I'm so excited (and nervous!) that we're going to be parents :)

with all my love,
Carissa

16 HUGS:

Amy said...

Congratulations to you and your BF! So happy for you!

Katie J said...

What a wonderful blessing!

CONGRATS!! :)

Ria said...

Wow! Congratualtions!!! That's such amazing news :D I wish you all the best with your pregnancy :) xx

Sarah said...

That's Awesome! CONGRATS!!!!

Coley said...

Awww, Congratulations Carissa! how great that you did get healthier for a much healthier pregnancy as well - and a cuter one, too! Becaust plus size maternity is hard to come by! lol

Abundantly Me said...

Congrats on your good news.

But honestly get a new doctor, when I was young my doctor said you'll never get pregnant you are too heavy, this was said to me when I was inquiring about birth control measures. Sorry but that's a bunch of malarki, I conceived my first child when I weighed about 205, my second when I was about 300, my last two children when I was around 320-335. Yes, I have had a history of being big all my life. But for a doctor to say, being fat is why you can't get pregnant, honesty,I truly don't believe it. I also want to mention that I changed doctors. Just didn't like his view points that when you are overweight, you somehow become undesirable, and that's just silly!

Abundantly Me said...

I just want to add a bit more to my comment, when I got pregnant with my second and weighed around 300 lbs, I was and kept on my diet, I actually lost 35 lbs during my pregnancy and then after my child's birth I went in and dropped another 15, every where I read how dangerous it was to be overweight and pregnant, so I ate correctly, continued walking, and had a beautiful baby boy. I never starved myself, just really paid attention to what I was eating. I wanted to share this with you, because don't fall in to the trap that you will gain everything back, stay focused on EATING HEALTHY and you should be able to maintain the same workout level that you currently have. Overtime I did slip back into some very bad eating habits, (story of my life) but please know it doesn't have to be. Wishing you the best!

Maggie said...

HOLY DAMN!! YAY!!!!! Sorry I had been away from your blog for such a while but I am glad I came on the nick of time to find out this awesome news!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please post soon and tell us all about it!!

JCC said...

Yay! so exciting! My daughter was due January 3rd and was born christmas eve!Now trying to lose the baby weight :)

~Shannon~ said...

Congrats on the new baby..How exciting!!

Olga said...

Congrats! That's awesome news!! I've lost 30 lb in 8 months and we were able to conceive too! We're having a baby in February. I hope you have a nice and easy pregnancy and a healthy baby and back on track of losing wight right after :) Good luck!

Ivy said...

Hello...I'm a new blogger and came across you site. Congrats on the pregnancy!!

Abundantly Me said...

Missed reading your posts, excited to hear about your baby news? girl? boy? wishing you and your new family all the best! Please update your blog and let us know.

I forgive you.

Just kidding. I actually just discovered your blog today:) But its coming along quite nicely, and is that other little addition to your life. Congrats!

So, I've been dieing to hear about how you are doing? Hopefully you'll update soon!

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