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Entry #22
July 9, 2010 (I have yet to learn my lesson)

I've been comparing myself with others again! I think it's my competitive nature becoming more magnified due to this pregnancy. Not good. Many moons ago, I mentioned that my friend Mia is pregnant. She is literally one week ahead of me.

Now, I just came back from a dinner with her and couple of friends, and I was measuring myself up against her-- taking note of everything from her outfit to her skin; from her hair to her weight gain. I'm horrible! It's so bad and unhealthy.

I need to continue to remind myself that all pregnancies are different. Even though we are due almost at the same time, we are not the same person.

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Entry #23
July 17, 2010 (maternity fashion)

So... no longer can I button my pre-pregnancy pants. I can try to suck it in, but I get a serious case of "muffin top". Now, I've graduated to maternity pants and my good old leggings (thank goodness they are back in fashion). My wardrobe has shrunk by a couple pairs of pants, jeans, and skirts. But, my choice of tops have been the same because I seem to be only gaining inches around the belly and actually losing on top (except my breasts) and bottom (hips, butt, thighs, legs). I think the possible gestational diabetes has something to do with my "slimming physique".

With that said, I can't hide my pregnancy any longer. I wanted to wait until August to tell folks, but that would entail keeping my mouth shut and being isolated away from people. Since the latter is next to impossible, people have started inquiring and being the horrible liar I am, I confirm their suspicions.

But I must say that maternity clothes are ridiculously expensive at these maternity shops (**insert names here**). What's that all about? I mean, really... I'll be wearing these clothes for only a couple months so why would I spend $60 on a top!? I wouldn't spend that much pre-pregnancy. And, the jeans are more outrageous. I saw a pair of designer maternity jeans for nearly $200! WHAT, 200 bucks???!!! Designer maternity jeans are a JOKE! The potential wear value to cost ratio is totally off! It's silly what these store are doing to women. A**holes. I bought three pairs of maternity pants for just under $75 at two different stores-- a black slack, a denim trouser, and a pair of straight-leg jeans-- all the pants I'll need, along with my leggings, when school resumes.

I can't wait to get back to school/work because my pregnancy was kept secret when school was let out. I'm sure when we all get back, I'll be catching whispers of "My, has Molly gotten wide around the waist!" and "Dang, Mrs. Wobbles got fat!" around hidden corners.

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full disclosure.

my butt hurts. not my anus, but my rump-- left one to be exact. Do I hear "pregnancy sciatica"?

*Off to ice my rump*

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You know, I'm having those "gurgley" feelings in my tummy. The first time, I thought it was gas. I tried to "toot" but nope, it still gurgled a few minutes later. The second time, I thought it was hunger. I ate, but it still gurgled after a few. Now I definitely know it's fetal movement. What a funny feeling? =) Maybe it's waving "Hi!". I'm telling you, this kid is ADVANCED.

Mom also says, "Hi dudes!"

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Entry #24
July 29, 2010 (Mollywobbles AKA "Eager Beaver")

This summer, with school being out, I've used all this free time to:

1. Compile my baby registry.
2. Sit with my girlfriends to talk about my shower.
3. Book the shower venue.
4. Pick shower invites.
5. Plan layout/theme of the nursery.
6. Pick out furniture.
7. Read three baby info. books.
8. Blog extensively on this website.

I'm so lame... I know. I've nicknamed myself the "Eager Beaver". But, I've justified my "ambition" with the mere fact that I get so pressed for time during the school year. I just know that I'll become so inundated with work-- grading, lesson planning, etc. And with music courses I'll be taking at the community college and birthing classes at the hospital, I'm probably going to be busier than ever before. I need to take it easy, and look... all of the above has been already taken care of. =) Tah--dah! *spirit fingers*

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*full disclosure*

After going pee, I wipe and anticipate the sight of blood. Even after all the appointments, tests, ultra-sounds, and reassurances from the OB, I guess that feeling of uncertainty never leaves, huh?

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Entry #25
August 7, 2010 (My mantra: Weight gain is OK. Weight gain is OK.)

Being a former obese person, the weight gain I'll experience during this pregnancy terrifies me. So far, I've continued to exercise and eat-well (with the occasional slip up here and there which I allowed myself the past three days. Hey... I'm human and pregnant. =D ). Since I had a wretched 1st trimester, where I lost 5 lbs., I've now net-gained 2 lbs. I don't know how I feel about this. Sounds so minuscule to others, but for me this is a big deal.

Now, I want to make this clear-- pre-pregnancy, I was still considered overweight; no longer obese but still overweight. Therefore my OB suggested that I only gain 20 lbs for this pregnancy. I'm OK with this.

I think what bothers me is how fast I've net-gained the 2 lbs. One week I was keeping my weight steady, then BOOM... 2lbs! Perhaps it was the Italian yesterday, the Japanese (all cooked) the day before? Neurotic, I know. But, I'm SO predisposed to overeating and sloth that I must continue to be mindful of my actions.

I still look OK. Everything but my belly has stayed the same. Perhaps this weight gain is all baby and supportive fluid/tissue. Hmmm... I need to consult my OB about this my next visit, but it makes me feel better writing it out.

*Thanks for listening*

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Entry #26
August 14, 2010 (Benny and the Jets)

I had my anatomical survey ultrasound yesterday. Everything looks good, though baby was being difficult when trying to capture an image of its spine. Eventually, the tech got it, who was so pleasant, assuring, and kind. My husband was sitting in the waiting room for a long while before he was called in. I didn't know they would be capturing so many images and that it would take awhile to do so.

Anyhow, we got great pictures. And, I'm thrilled to announce that it's a BOY. He will be called "Benny" after my late dad; his full name being Benedict.

I'm further along than predicted. I'm more like 20wks than 19wks with baby due January 2, 2011. All is well.

*B.. b.. b.. Benny and the Jets*

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Entry #27
August 29, 2010 (Nesting)

Surprisingly, gifts from the baby registry are rolling in, and the baby shower invites haven't even been put in the post--the magic of the internet. Our strollers and car seat (the most costly of the registered items) have been purchased by my brother and in-laws, respectively.

Today, we are going to Ikea to buy the nursery furniture-- a crib, a dresser, and a changing table. And, nope... I have no problem buying my kid's stuff there. I've actually read some good reviews about Ikea cribs. http://community.babycenter.com/post/a4722525/ikea_gulliver_crib_anyone Besides, I don't want to spend too much money on the nursery furniture when they'll probably grow out of it... as will I. =) I rather spend/save money somewhere else. Also, Ikea has some really good ideas on how to decorate a child's room.

We've been given clothing as gifts from eager aunties and uncles. It seems like our friends and family are more excited than we are, and trust me... husband and I are very excited. We are very touched by others generosity and eagerness to help/pitch in. This baby is very much anticipated and loved.

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Entry #28
September 14, 2010 (Long time no blog)

It's been three weeks since my last blog. For me, that means one thing-- BACK TO SCHOOL! As I suspected and predicted in a post many moons ago, I would be really caught up with school affairs towards the mid to end of my pregnancy. Since my last post, several things have happened.

1. I've been referred to diabetes diet counseling. I've got BORDERLINE gestational diabetes, but doctor wants to play it super conservative.

2. Husband and I have been taking Labor & Delivery courses at the hospital. They've been very informative and reassuring. He and I are learning a lot.

3. I've informed my district about my intended maternity leave. All seems OK. Next step is to find a long term sub to cover my 10-week leave. I have yet to tell my students' parents about it, but with my appearance at Back to School Night, I'm sure they suspect something. I plan to tell them individually during parent conferences.

4. I've grown exponentially. I don't know how much I've gained. I have my monthly appointment tomorrow.

5. TMI: Hemorrhoids, tailbone and sciatic pain. Blech!

6. Lots of baby movement.

One thing's for sure, I sure am enjoying the fashion choices available to me. Well, wait... I lie. Surely, there is cute stuff I can wear in terms of casual and work wear. How glad am I that leggings are in?! And, when in your adult life can you actually love wearing horizontal stripes when you're already as wide as a house?! But, I've got 2 weddings to go to (my husband is in both), and I'm not happy with the formal wear that is out there. So lame. So I decided on this: http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=6035&vid=1&pid=761527&scid=7615.... It's cute, and I can wear it several times. I plan to wear it just like the model, but maybe add my favorite scarf or something. I think that should be OK for a wedding, right? Besides, I don't want to draw attention to myself. Blah... I'm not keen on going to big formal events that require a certain attire. But, my husband and friends assure me that I'm totally cute pregnant. I respond with, "Shut up, I'm a cow."

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#1 "Wobbles" born 1/1/11
#2 "Wobbles" born 9/20/13
2017 TTC #3, DH with Type 2 Diabetes and ED