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I am a Mom to 2 amazing and fun daughters and wife to a great guy and a wonderful father!

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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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This Week's Question is:
How much weight did you gain (w/ picture...if you brave enough:) and what did you like MOST about pregnancy? What did you like the LEAST?

With Kayla I gained an absurd amount of weight. I had massive swelling starting about 5 months into the pregnancy. Toward the end I had no ankles left and I could only wear flip-flops - thankfully it was a summer pregnancy. I gained about 60 pounds. But I lost 20 of it in the first week b/c it was ALL water weight.

Here's me at 38 weeks - we took pictures every 2 weeks and she was 2 days early, so it's the last picture of me (besides when I was in the hospital).

With Alysa, I "only" gained 47 pounds. This time around I had minimal swelling. I guess I'm just not one to gain the 25 pounds you're supposed to. :)

Here's a picture of me at 39 weeks.

My favorite part about pregnancy was feeling them move. It is amazing to me and it always made me smile. The worst part of pregnancy would have to have been the swelling the peeing constantly and the groin pain at the end. Boy that pain would bring me to my knees at time. I actually didn't mind the weight gain - I loved having a belly. :) And I'm happy to report that I've lost all the weight from both pregnancies and the weight I gained from the drugs of infertility. :)

posted at 2:44 PM  

At 3:10 PM, Blogger Jill Norwood said...

You look adorable! I gained 47 pounds, too, and didn't worry about it. It all came off pretty easily. Thanks for sharing.

At 5:08 PM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

You sure didn't look like you gained 60 pounds. You were a cute pregnant lady. I was never cute, but I still loved being pregnant all the same. If I was a little younger I'd do it again. But at 37, I'm not sure I could handle the late nights. And with my luck, the next kid would be allergic to soy and corn :(

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Jennisa said...

So cute! You were all belly, weren't you? Very cute photos...

At 5:55 PM, Blogger Jann said...

You are so cute, and definitely all belly!

Your children are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Air Force Family said...

You were all belly! Too cute!! Thank you for sharing how God has blessed you with 2 beautiful babies. Thank you for visiting my blog.

At 9:49 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Sue it is great to put a face with your name. For some reason I can never see the photos you post - until this post. Way to go on losing the baby weight. Did you find it was easier with the first? I can't find the energy to exercise now that I have two little ones.

At 5:37 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

You said you gained a lot of weight, but I sure don't see where you are hiding it! You look all belly to me!


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