Monday, December 7, 2009

6 week follow-up and a GIVEAWAY!!

I had my 6 week follow-up today with Dr. S. He was very pleased with my weight loss so far...30 lbs down - MANY MORE to go. My bp was normal - praise God! I will start weaning myself off the bp medicine (per his instructions) and if my bp stays down - no more meds!! My incision looks great, so my main questions were when can I start taking hot baths and exercising. I have missed taking a hot bath every night! He gave me the okay on both. He then asks me when I plan on having another baby. (LOL) I will be honest, before Amelia's arrival we really felt like we would want to start trying for our 2nd soon after. I've heard/read that you have a window of opportunity to get pregnant on your own, once you've actually gotten pregnant w/IF treatment. Whether that's true or not - I have no idea. My doctor told me that because of my endometriosis, I shouldn't wait long. I didn't think to ask how long was too long. Here's the deal...my delivery pretty much scared us out of our minds...we don't want to even think about getting pregnant anytime soon. I don't want Amelia to be an only child but I do want her to be the baby for a while. I want to love her and spoil her and soak up every minute I can with it just being her. The thought of having my kiddos less than two years apart is overwhelming to me. So we'll wait, pray, and trust that when the time is right to add to our family of 3 - we'll know it. :)

Amelia has a doctor's appointment this week. I'm thinking she's going to have to get shots and I'm DREADING it. I know that I'm going to cry. I had to spray nasal spray up her nose for congestion and she gave the most pitiful cry...I then started to cry. Yeah, Wednesday is not going to be pretty. She's getting so big, y'all. She can wear all of her newborn clothes and some of her 0-3 month. I put her first 0-3 month outfit on her last week. She looked so cute. I was just giddy while dressing her. She's like my own little baby doll! :) I sure hope she likes to shop and loves clothes as much as her Mommy. If she does - we're going to have so much fun!

Okay, so here's the deal. Being a new Mommy and starting back to work with my sis on the catering business -I haven't found the time to do the giveaways that I wanted to do. I had big plans, but once Amelia arrived - those plans went out the window! :) SOOOOOOOOOOO.......I've decided to do some gift card giveaways!! My first gift card giveaway is to one of my favorite stores. TARJAY!!
So if you could use a $25 Target gift card - just leave a comment on this post. If you don't have a blog - please leave your email address, so that I can contact you. I'll take entries until midnight on Wednesday!

Love to all,

57 comments:

Jeff and Kibbie said...

Hi, my name is Kibbie! I've been reading your blog for quite some time - can't even remember how I found it. We just had our first child, Jonathan in October, so our little ones are close in age :-) Amelia (love the name!) is absolutely beautiful - congratulations on your little girl. Oh, and I'd love to win the Target card :-D

Rhonda Rae said...

oh gurl you no im all about some target lol. Isnt that 1st hot bath the best think ever. I got cleared for mine thursday and sat russ watched the baby while I took a 2.5hour one and read my whole cosmo It was aaamazzing

Cuddles and Chaos said...

Jill
Yay for a great check-up. You'll know when you're ready to try for another baby.
In an earlier post, you mentioned due to the mag that you couldn't remember a lot of the delivery...I think God does that for us so that we don't fear having more children.
You're doing an awesome job as a mommy and Amelia is so beautiful. And so well loved. Have a great day.
Christi

Anonymous said...

down 30lbs already!!! awesome!! -nat

elainaann said...

Missing my Amelia. Need to come visit soon. :)

Loving this give-a-way. A Tarjay giftcard is a wonderful thing.

Kelly Taylor said...

I'm a lurker! My name is Kelly and I've been reading for a while now. I can't remember exactly how I came across your blog, but I became "hooked". Your baby girl is beautiful!

amy said...

okay-down 30lbs is crazy wonderful! WOW! I'm in love with that new pic of your baby girl! What a sweeeeeetheart!! I'm with you... scared to death of my "surprise delivery" I STILL can't think about being pregnant again. We, too, are just praying... my girlies might make our family complete- we shall see. :)

How sweet you are to do a GIVEAWAY. I LOVE giveaways and FREQUENT Target-- add me to the drawing! :)

The Patterson's said...

So glad to hear the appointment went well, Jill! Great job on the weight loss! That is a big question for us, too, about when to try for a 2nd one. I completely agree about them being less than 2 years apart - but, I also don't want to pay for BC when I wasted that money before. :-) Hope the appoinment goes well and you stay strong for those shots...look at it this way, you can just love on her and hold her more to make her feel better after them!!

Kim said...

Ok so Amelia is GORGEOUS!! I am so glad both mom and baby are doing well! I have kept up with the blog for the most part and Facebook too and glad that all turned out well! YAY for the 30lbs gone!! Such a great feeling!! Awesome that you are giving away a gift card! This season we are trying to focus more on giving and putting the Merry back into Christmas!

Shannon said...

SO glad your appointment went good! I know I'll be one of those moms that cries when my baby gets shots too. :(. Who couldn't use a Target gift card?!? That's great!

Elaine said...

She's beautiful Jill! When my son got his first set of shots, I cried longer than he did. I've learned now, just to have a bottle on standby and he and I both can survive shots without many tears.

Sarah said...

oooooooooooooh! One of my most favorite stores!

Congrats on the weight loss and good check up! Hope Amelia's appt with shots goes well!! I hate those but it probably hurts us just as much as it does them!

Mami2jcn said...

Hi. I'd like to be entered.

Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl! I had my baby girl in August.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

Yea for your weightloss so far!! Amelia is getting so big, I know you are enjoying every minute! Merry Christmas!!

Jen said...

Your baby girl is soo beautifu! Yay for hot baths who dosn't love them, can't wait for the day I have a nice big soaking tub. I love target and would love a giftcard Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill,
Been following your blog since your previous BFN. Became interested because I also have endometriosis, and because of that was never able to have a child of my own. I'm so happy to hear that with today's technology, they can make it possible for wonderful people like you and Alex! Congrats! I'd love to entered for your Target gift card.
PS. I had guessed baby's name and was waaaay off! I thought it would be a combo of both--Alexa Jill. But Amelia is beautiful.
bookwormauntie@yahoo.com

entrusted said...

Amelia's looking great!

rathi said...

What a fun giveaway! can't wait to see who wins!

Charon Benton said...

I love love love the name Amelia! I have 2 little boys, so I never got to use my girl name (which was Hasbrouck - pronounced Has-brook)
Your little girl is ADORABLE and BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love me some Target too!!!!!

Paige said...

ha! isn't funny at your 6 week check u pthey okay you to"get pregnant again!" yikes!! amelia is a doll- of course love the middle name!!

Blessed said...

Yeah for Target!!! Best place :)

Faith said...

So glad you got a great report! Amelia is growing - I can tell!

What a great giveaway...please enter me =)

Mom of 3! said...

I'm so glad things went well at your appointment. And you can totally enter me in for the gift card!!!!

MaryBeth said...

Would love to win! I love your blog!

Nitzia said...

what a cute baby girl!! she is sooo big now compare to how she looked last time i saw her at walmart:)... i still have your present for her... i NEED to give it to you soon. well, ofcourse i would love to win a target gift card!! love going to that store just to look and hang out.lol! it's crazy how some places are fun just to go so you can get out of your house after you have kids! talk to you soon

Heather said...

She IS a little doll!!! So glad you guys are doing well. I know God will guide and direct you as far as future family plans. And for what it's worth....I LOVE having my kids 4 years apart!!! :)

The Nanny said...

Congrats on losing 30 lbs!!! You go girl!!!

Keep posting pics of that sweet baby girl -- she is just beautiful :)

Annie said...

oh my, baby girl IS getting so big! I just love all that hair! She's such a beautiful baby... so tiny and girly! I love it! Glad your 6 week went well...and I can relate with wanting some age between children--- I feel the same way about wanting them to get to be babies for a while! :)
Please put my name in for the gift card... hello, who wouldnt love a Target gift card??!? They'd have to be a sick person... Ha.. .

oliviasmommy07 said...

30lbs down!! that's awesome!! i think they transferred to me!! :)
we are wanting another one now and Olivia is almost 3~we have LOVED being able to focus on just her and watch her grow~although if God would have given us another sooner that would have been ok too :) Amelia is bEAUTIFUL!!

shauna said...

Jill,
I had wondered if you were having BP issues at the end of your pregnancy, only because I had them and you looked alot like I did right before I had my son (I had gained over 60 lbs. mostly water weight). It sounds like our deliveries were about the same. I had to be induced due to BP issues. I was in the hospital for 2 weeks after my son was born because they couldn't get my BP down.(it was terrifying!)So glad you get to come off the meds, it took me about 6 weeks to come off of them, and I know what a relief that was to me, they are no fun! I'm so glad to see that you and baby Amelia are doing well. I know what you mean about not wanting to be pregnant right now, my son is 3 months old and I still break into a sweat when I think about being pregnant again. We both just have to trust the Lord that if it's his will he will keep us through another pregnancy. Oh, and I don't know if anyone told you, but it really helps if you give the baby some tylenol about 30 minutes before the shots. It really relaxed my little guy and he did fine. It really is fun dressing up our real life baby dolls, enjoy every minute of it. :)

Kristen said...

Oh my she is precious! I don't know if that is true to have a small window of times for you to get pregnant. I have Endometriosis (stage 4) and we got pregnant without even having to think about it and it was almost 1 1/2 years after the twins were born. :) I heard pregnancy is the BEST thing for Endo so you might not have any trouble next time. We didn't and didn't even plan it! Crazy!!!!
Yes, enter me! :)
I can't wait to see sweet Amelia in her Christmas outfits! I know you have her some! :)

HB said...

Way to go on the thirty pounds! That's awesome! I also missed my hot baths post C-sections. Enjoy your little girl.

Ginny Agee said...

Jill-You make me laugh everytime I read your blogs. I can so see your face when the doc asked when you wanted to have anohter baby. I just remember going shopping with you right after I had Presley and you were buying two of some things just in the case of twins!!! You are one of the very few people that I know that is truly happy and satisfied with life. Congratulations on that beautiful baby...and yes, she is your own little doll!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

Ok, if I win I will spend it on you:))) the breakfast was wonderful, you and Joy do such good food!!! everyone loved it all:) well I agree with you, on the next baby:) although I owuld love for you to have 6 or 7 running around IF I knew it would be different:) Amelia has plenty of time to get a brother or sister:)

Katie said...

Jill ~ You are such a great mom. I know you are enjoying every little detail about Amelia.

What's not to love about Target!?!

misha said...

Hi, Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl and the great check up with your doctor. I am a lurker on your blog and love reading about your family! Would love to win the TarJay card, was just there today!
Michele

The Tylers said...

I am always wishing I had a Target gift card! My little one is almost a year old, and I weigh less now than before I got pregnant (and I don't really exercise), just some encouragement for you! :)

The Disheroons said...

God gave us our first child through AI. The next one we were not trying and it happened and the last on we were trying to prevent it. I personally think that the first child kinda kick started something in my body to make it easier to conceive. So who know it might be a lot easier to have your next child.

Catrisha T said...

Oh my Jill.. she is getting big!! She's just too cute. Congrats on the weight loss as well. I don't think those Mommy tears ever let up as our little ones grow when they cry. I know there are tmies that are definitely more heart-wrenching than others, but never does that ease the flutter of the Mommy heart or the water fountain eyes. Hugs!

Also, I would love a Target gift card (who wouldn't with Christmas so near especially with needing to finish up some last minute shopping). And speaking of giveaways I'm having one as well on my blog in case you're interested going on until Thurs at 7pm EST. Here is the link for you: http://itty-bitty-baby-dreams.blogspot.com/

Good Luck and Happy Holidays!!

twondra said...

Glad the appointment went well! She is soooo precious!!! I can see where you want to spend as much time with her as possible. :)

Alice said...

I love both this post and the one before this one (Brian and I still discuss bodly functions of our children on text, email and phone conversations. I know you are tired and your life truely has changed forever but you will never want to go back to the other life. I LOVE looking at pictures of Amelia. She is SO beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't love Target? I sure do! :) Amelia is so precious and sweet- we've been trying to ttc #2 for a little while now, and everytime I see photos of your baby girl, it just makes me that much more excited to get pregnant again soon (the Lord willing!) :) My email is kaiah_17@yahoo.com, thank you so much for the giveaway!

~Hannah

Jamie said...

She's so adorable! Good luck with the shots this week.. poor lil gal. Merry Christmas!

Michele said...

LOVE Target!!!! Enjoy every second of that babe. If your family is meant to grow, it will, in His perfect timing!

Michele
emilyhope7702@optonline.net
everydayadventuresofemilyandalyssa.blogspot.com

ashley said...

who couldn't use a target gift card! congrats on the new baby! :)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, baby, and TARGET!! Sorry but I have no blog.

Libby89@aol.com

kristin fulghum said...

man that's a cute baby you got there and man, could i use a tarjay giftcard! woo hoo!

Amy said...

Jill,
Congrats on your amazing weight loss. Good for you!
Shots are never fun but that is one case when you can probably bet that it really is hurting you more than it is hurting her!
Good luck!
Amy

MomMom said...

Oh, she's precious. I'm so glad you're doing well and I KNOW you're enjoying Amelia. Don't worry, you'll know when the time is right for a second one but I think it would be overwhelming to even think about that right now. Just relax and enjoy Amelia. Merry Christmas!!!

annalee said...

so much fun! of course i want to enter. i'm pretty sure giftcards there are the best because there are so many wonderful options of what to chose!
ps- miss amelia is beautiful! i love that picture in her big girl outfit.

hearts2home said...

Hello! Your baby girl is adorable! I found your blog some time ago from a friend's link. You are so very blessed with Amelia. How nice of you to do a Target drawing. I love that store and visit it weekly it seems. Enjoy all the newness of your little girl!

Eric and Emily said...

There is a new target around the corner from my house, I am there ALL the time!

Have some baby tylenol on hand for the shots...my little man gets feverish.

*Smiles* said...

Your family is just adorable!
I know we have never met, but I love your blog and you always seem to have such an uplifting attitude! Congrats on the 30lbs too! I know how good that can feel! :) Have a wonderful day!

Michelle said...

Hi, I have followed your blog via my SIL's blog since last spring. I always enjoy your posts and your story is such an inspiration. Your little girl is so sweet! Congrats and enjoy that little girl as much as you can - my daughter is two now and I started early teaching her how much fun shopping with mommy is and she loves to shope, esp. for clothes! So fun!

Anonymous said...

I do love target. I just moved to a town that is target-less and I miss it terribly!! I am expecting my first at the end of January so I could definitely use a target gift card!!
Stacia stacia_77@hotmail.com

Molly & John Telford said...

you are so right about all plans going out the window!!!

Mark and Mandi said...

I LOVE TARGET!!! I am there almost everyday...I somehow "forget" something on my list and end up there the next day:)