Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor trying to portray myself as an expert on any health matters, even the specific afflictions that come along with PCOS. I am only a mother with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome who has enjoyed the benefits of the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan and seen success in reducing my symptoms.
Before we get started with the information that I’ve gathered that goes along with the title of this post, I’d like to show you some amazing testimonials that I was given permission to share. These wonderful ladies also wanted more information out on the web about Trim Healthy Mama and those who suffer from PCOS. More specifically, to share the hope they have received from it! Their lives have changed dramatically — by babies they didn’t know they would be able to conceive.
The main reason for this post is so that I could share with you all of these stories:
A lot of you had been following my pregnancy all the way through. I made a lot of posts about it because it was a pretty big event in my life! Ha! Of course it was. This pregnancy, my first, was completely new to me. I thought it might be beneficial to make one full post to sum up the whole thing. (For other new mamas researching and clicking all the pregnancy posts you can find on the Internet!) Continue reading
Just wanted to give a brief introduction of Oliver Nicholas. Born just last night at 7:23, weighing in at 8 lbs and 12 oz. Delivered at 39 weeks + 1 day. And since I’m one of those people who like birth stories, I will probably tell you mine sometime soon! There are both good and bad parts. But most importantly, I got to meet this little guy.
37 weeks and 3 days alive.
There’s so many things I want to tell you. Right now, you are in my tummy and your dad keeps asking me, “Are you going to pop or what?” I’m 38 weeks pregnant and that really isn’t too late for not popping yet but we are both just so excited. And your dad is especially looking forward to those two weeks off work to snuggle with you, watching football.
It’s gray outside today. If you looked outside, you would never guess it was two in the afternoon. It’s getting cold too. I’m not sure what day you are coming but today — this is the kind of day I imagined God had planned for you to arrive. When we found out we were expecting you in November, this is the weather I pictured.
How far along: 37 weeks + 5 days
Total weight gain: 22-24 lbs. Haven’t hit that 25 lb number… yet 😉
Stretch marks: No sir.
Sleep: Not the greatest. Some nights are great and some are absolutely terrible.
Miss anything: Fitting into clothes! Even the majority of my maternity clothes don’t fit over my belly anymore. Hence the really big shirt in the picture above. It’s either clothes are way too small or too big. And for once in my life, I’m preferring the big clothes.
Cravings: Mountain Dew. All the time!
How far along: 35 weeks and 2 days
Total weight gain: 20 lbs
Stretch marks: Not from my view.
How far along: 31 weeks and 1 day.
Total weight gain: 15-16 pounds.