Thursday, May 03, 2007

Totally unrelated to hair, but still good news...


Well, it is official! My husband and I are going to be parents!!! I feel so unbelievably blessed beyond meausure right now. Before the start of the new year, my husband and talked about starting a family. I had been on birth control for quite some time and stopped to allow my cycle to regulate itself. Well, that didnt happen. After stopping birth control, I went 45 days without a period. After it finally came, I went another 35 days without a period. Again, after it came, it was no where to be seen for 60 days! On the 50th day, I saw an OB. She assured me that this does happen to alot of women once they stop birth control. My body did not ovulate. No ovulation, no period. She started me on progesterone pills to "force" my cycle to start, which it did ten days later. The experience was discouraging because I felt as if I had done something wrong. It really made me re-consider whether I will try birth control again in the future. I know it's necessary but it can do a number on the body.


I decided to use the Clear Blue Easy Fertility monitor to see whether I would ovulate this time. This is when I really got a lesson in fertility. Women are normally taught that the average cycle is 28 days with ovulation occurring on day 14. Well, this doesn't take into account those of us with irregular cycles. According to the monitor, for this cycle, ovulation occurred day 24, not day 14. Interesting indeed.
So, here I am 7 weeks pregnant and feeling great! I've had no morning sickness, nausea, dizziness, or anything of the sort. But, I have had crucial bloating, gas, and a little, shall I say, slowness of the bowels. Oh, and my breasts are huge!!! Before getting pregnant, I made some real important decisions about my health. I completely cut out sodas, fast foods, high fructose anything, and partially hydrogenated everything. I started the Special K Challenge and replaced two meals with a bowl of cereal (I switched to an Organic cereal from the grocery once I realized Special K contained my banned ingredients). My third meal varied between salads and sandwiches. I've tweaked it now to include a little more calories, from healthy foods of course! I snack on fresh fruits and vegetables. I've stepped up my game and exercise every day for at least 30 minutes (my OB said I can continue to exercise as long as I don't experience discomfort).

My hair is holding up very well. I had a retight on Monday and my mother/daughter duo team finished in 2hrs and 20 minutes. They are so awesome! I had some more of the tiny locks on my hairline combined. I think that's enough combining for now. I'm taking the retight class this month; I decided not to wait until June. Next month will be my one year anniversary. I can't wait!
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12 comments:

Aya said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy!!! sounds like you're doing a lot of right things in preparation for the arrival of your new baby. I bet you locks are really going to grow fast now that you're pregnant (-:

Stay Blessed

n'Drea said...

Congratulations and jubilations!!! I pray you'll have a wonderful and safe pregnancy...and delivery.

sunsail said...

OMG!! OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! You're preggers!!! Yaaaay!!! That's amazing, I'm so happy for you!!! Can you tell? :) For a second there, i felt as if i were reading my own blog... i totally feel you when you said you cut out all of that artificial crap from your diet. AMEN!

And oh my goodness, you have tons of hair and tons of locks! your locks are going to grow like weeds, if they haven't started to already!

Rosalind said...

Congratulations! What great news. Sounds like you're off to a good start. Continued to be blessed.

Nikkij said...

I don't think there's anything wrong with planning your pregnancy the way you did. But in defense of your girlfriend, both of my pregnancies were unplanned (accidents). This fact has really allowed me to witness the power of God and affirms the fact that he has a plan for each and every one of us. My two kids are really amazingly talented people.

TwoIslandsGirl said...

Thank you Aya, N'drea, Sunsail and Rosalind! I look forward to providing updates on this exciting time in my life.

Nikkij, thank you for your response. I totally agree with you, God does have a plan for us. I think my friend just mis-understood my experience. Her kids are my Godchildren and they are so wonderful, planned or unplanned!
:-)

Goodnapps said...

Well I'll be darn. Congratulations.

Chosen Vessel said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! CONGRATULATIONS SIS!!! I am so happy for you. When I clicked on your blog and saw, "pregnant," I was so excited for you.

Regarding the planning thing, you said it perfectly no matter what you do, GOD IS IN CONTROL, His timing is perfect and I think it is wise that you and your honey took an interest in you, your body, and the conception process because knowledge is power. The more you know the better.

But all of that is so unimportant because babies are a blessing from God and when this little one comes it is not going to matter at all in the end :)

BTW- I also want to add, "having fun" is "having fun" whether you are ovulating or not (((Laughs))).

I pray for a safe and smooth pregnancy for you and your hubby and when that day comes a happy, healthy, and whole baby.

Blessings upon you!!!

Anonymous said...

BIIIGGGG Congrats to you and the hubby! This is going to be a very exciting time in your lives. Enjoy it!

TwoIslandsGirl said...

Thank you ladies! I look forward to sharing more about this exciting experience!

Carmen In NC said...

Bless your heart- congratulations.

Linda said...

Congratualations!! Parenthood is a wonderful blessing from God! Your decision to modify your lifestyle will only benefit your pregnancy and make your labor/delivery easier. I will keep you in prayer!!