November 8, 2008 at 11:24 pm 4 comments

Well, it has been a while since I’ve posted and I apologize for that.  I’ve been super busy with school and adapting to a new work schedule (my store is now open 8a-6p, instead of 9:30-6:30…have I mentioned I am NOT a morning person???).  We’re coming into the last few weeks of the semester, so things are a little crazy.  Plus, I’m not feeling great lately so it is really hard to find time for anything since all I want to do is sleep.

Why am I so tired?, you ask.  Well I got the biggest freaking shock of my life a couple of weeks ago.  I’m pregnant, 7 weeks today.  Holy shit.  My kids are 7 and 5 (almost 6, actually).  We were NOT planning on more kids.  Eric is scheduled for a vasectomy next month, but apparently I was already pregnant before he even saw the urologist.  I had an ok pregnancy with Christian.  I developed pre-eclampsia at 32 weeks and was induced at 36 weeks.  He was healthy and came home with me.  With Hailey, though, the shit hit the fan.  High blood pressure at 14 weeks, which progressed to pre-eclampsia and possibly another condition called HELLP Syndrome (which is a form of severe pre-eclampsia) and caused my liver and kidneys to begin shutting down, gestational diabetes, bedrest for about 18 weeks, pre-term labor…just an awful horrible experience, ending in an emergency induction at 33 weeks and a baby who spent 11 days in NICU (which was quite short…she has been a fighter from day 1).  I never intended to repeat that experience.  I wrestled with the desire to have another baby, knowing it wasn’t the right thing to do.  So I guess someone else made the decision for me.  I’ve come to terms with it, after a lot of prayer, tears, and soul searching.  I’m very staunchly pro-choice, but I realized that even though it will be hard and I could end up with complications, I want another baby.  So here we are, and I feel freaking clueless about babies.  LOL  It has been almost 6 years since I had a baby.  Things are so different.  We’ve been looking at baby things since we didn’t keep anything and I keep thinking, OMG, this stuff is nuts.  LOL 

I have an ultrasound on Thursday, Nov. 13th, and after that we’ll tell our families.  Yeah, haven’t done that yet.  They’re going to FREAK.  I’m dreading it.  So if anybody reading this knows me IRL and has any contact with anybody I’m related to, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!  LOL  I don’t think that applies or else I wouldn’t be posting this.  😉

Oh, and when I talked to my OB last week, he said that he’s perfectly okay with it if I continue losing weight through this pregnancy.  He isn’t going to insist on an unfill or that I gain weight.  I gained 19 lbs with Christian (starting weight about 240), gained nothing with Hailey (starting weight 270), so I think I may very well end up losing throughout the pregnancy or not gaining anything.


Entry filed under: family, medical, misc, pregnancy.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Barbara  |  November 10, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Jaime, congratulations on the news. The same thing happened to a friend of mine after getting the lap-band, she lost 60 pds and became pregnant, but she wanted a child. Some news on my end, I finally have been approved for the surgery and it is scheduled for 11/18, next Tuesday. I’m nervous but anxious to get going. I wish you well and pray that all goes well with your pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my daughter I stayed on the WW program and only gained one pound during my pregnancy and lost 20 after she was born. Take care of yourself. Barbara

  • 2. Diz  |  November 10, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    WOW. Congratulations Jaime! There must be a million things going through your head right now. But don’t worry. Everything will be ok. You’re in great shape and getting better every day. It will turn out the way it should. I just love the powdery baby smell.

  • 3. GF  |  November 11, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    CONGRATS — that’s amazing, isn’t it?? Will continue to follow — take care of you AND yours 🙂

  • 4. karli  |  November 13, 2008 at 3:19 am

    congratulations jaime! a baby! wow!


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Surgery date: 2.28.08
Highest weight: 350 lbs
Surgery weight: 339 lbs
Current weight: 262 lbs
Goal weight: 175 lbs
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