Category Archives: Pregnancy

Loss Remembrance Day 2015

Loss Remembrance Day 3

October 15th is Loss Remembrance Day.
Especially today we remember our 3 Angel Babies waiting to meet us in Heaven.


Prayers of Comfort to All Who Know This Pain.

Remembrance Day

FOUR Years of Paleo Living!

 

Wow, my 4-year anniversary of going Paleo…

I didn’t realize it had been that long until Sarah Ballantyne, The Paleo Mom
posted about her own 4-year anniversary, which is shortly before mine.

A lot of changes have happened in those four years!

Healed from two autoimmune conditions (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Celiac),
lost 65+ lbs in the process, regained my fertility and had a baby at the age of 47!
Whew!  (Baby just turned One, btw.)

As I said in my Success Story published by Robb Wolf in 2012, I will NEVER go back to “Before”!

From this:

To this:

1st bday gift 5a

Mommy (48 years old) and Max on his First Birthday 09/09/2015

Soccer Ball?!

soccer ball

We are 6 months (24 weeks) along our journey to second-time parenthood.
BabyCenter.com says,

“Your uterus is now the size of a soccer ball.”

Read that, looked down and though, “Yup.  Sure is.”  LOL  #paleopregnancy

23 Weeks 2

The Bump at 23 Weeks

How much bigger will he get?  My first son was 10 lbs and 22 inches at birth.
I’m hoping this one won’t get quite that heavy!

More than halfway through this pregnancy, things have normalized for the most part, with the exception of that “soccer ball effect”, making it impossible to bend.  All the early pregnancy symptoms have disappeared – nausea, fatigue, digestive issues, big appetite, etc.
I envy all the Paleo Preggers who had few to none of these challenges.  I guess they can still come with the territory even when living Paleo and eating a nutrient-dense diet.

I feel truly blessed, receiving this miracle child.  I know every life is a miracle, but this one even moreso than most.  Against all odds, a healthy boy is expected in September to a
47-year-old mother with two autoimmune disorders.

According to a number of medical sites, the chances of a woman over age 42 conceiving with her own DNA is less than 1%.  it drops even lower at age 45.  In my case, cut that in half due to a missing fallopian tube (from an ectopic pregnancy) and that comes to less than 1/2% chance of even getting pregnant!  Of those pregnancies, 55+% tragically do not survive the first trimester.  Serious chromosome defects are also a concern for these older mothers.
This boy got past ALL of that!  

We are looking forward to meeting little Max in the Fall!

Big Yawn!

Big Yawn!

 

Half-Baked!

A little humor:  Our bun in the oven is now half-baked.  LOL!
Well, I think it’s funny, anyway…  Today we are 20 weeks along – half way there!

Had our ultrasound today and saw our little boy in detail.  He bounced around, annoying the technician while she was trying to take measurements and photos, sucked his tumb and even yawned a few times!

 

And So the Marketing Deluge Begins…

 Target Baby Book

Last year I received one of these the day BEFORE I found out I was pregnant!  

This time, I managed to evade their detection for 3 months – probably due to wearing a parka hood and/or sunglasses when entering the store.  I know it wasn’t due to purchase patterns because I haven’t made any changes or bought anything baby-related besides my usual California Baby Calendula Cream.  It still irks me that the booklet states: “Thank you for being a Targt Baby registrant”, as I have NOT registered since 2004 when my son was born!

This time around, I am much better educated about health and safety, and therefore plan to minimize the plastics and all-around over-consumption of baby goods.  Simple is better – especially in light of our Paleo lifestyle!

Any product recommendations from other Paleo Moms out there?