My Health Journey–Slightly Changed


July 1st, 2016, my life changed.  I found out that I am pregnant!  Yep, this 36 year old is going to have a baby! Therefore, my health journey has changed a bit.  I am putting Take Shape For Life on pause until I start feeling better.  My nausea is awful and food, other than buttered toast and chocolate milk, sounds gross.  TSFL has a great program that I may start up soon called the 3-3.  Where I eat 3 mini meals/snacks and 3 lean and green meals.  I believe this is for maintenance, but I could see me losing a little and it being really good for my body nutritionally.

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My Baby Journey

Many of you might know that when I had my second child, Paisley, 6 years ago I had a rough labor and delivery.  My uterus ruptured in 3 different places.  While getting stitched up, my doctor said I shouldn’t have any more babies, which was shocking and hard to hear.  Then at my 2 week check up, she said, well, wait 3 years for your body to heal and maybe one more.  So, three years later, my husband was unemployed for 1.5 years. I went back to teaching first grade for a year to buy him some time to find a good job.  Then he did, and that is what brought us to Texas.  After getting settled in Texas I was feeling pretty good with two children.  I often thought that two kids is so doable.  I started thinking about my career and was missing teaching.  I even started a small interior design business that still to this day I am thoroughly enjoying.  I started getting vain and “selfish” in a way, thinking (hoping) that my family was complete.  My husband on the other hand was (more) than ready to start trying again.  He got to the point where he was mad and angry with me and our relationship was really struggling.

After a lot of thought and prayer, I agreed to try again, totally trusting Heavenly Father.  I got my IUD out July 2014.  We have technically be trying for two years.  I never had a problem getting pregnant with my first two, so why now?  Like I said, I was very trusting of Heavenly Father.  Phillip, was not.  He thought that I wasn’t getting pregnant because I didn’t want to, and my body knows that.  Being in limbo for two years (which I understand in the world of fertility is not very long sadly), I needed to give it my all to get pregnant then if not, move on.  I was emotionally drained.

So we went on fertility.  We both agreed on 3 months then call it quits.  The first month was fine, but I never got a positive on my ovulation stick.  The second month my Clomid was doubled and I gave myself a shot to help me ovulate.  BINGO. It worked!  One month away from quitting and I get pregnant.  I truly believe that fertility is a personal decision.  But for us, a little science helped us, and I’m grateful for that.  I also think losing weight helped.  Now I am 11 weeks along.  I will deliver with a c-section on week 36 (February) as a safety precaution because the doctor does not want me to contract at all.  I am just fine with delivering a little early, so no complaining here.

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Now that I’m really pregnant, I look at this recent family picture and I know now that my family isn’t complete yet.  We are missing someone.  I’m so glad that I have the faith to know that I’m being cared for by a loving Heavenly Father.  I’m so excited to be on this path to having another child and adding to this family.  The girls are so happy and talk about “it” all the time.  My husband…excited is an understatement.  Let’s just say that he is happy and more helpful than ever.  There will be a 6.5 year gap between my youngest and the baby, so it will definitely be a change around here. Starting all over is a little frightening, but I’m trying to focus on all the positives.  I have already picked out my diaper bag for one.  Cute huh?  https://fawndesign.com

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13 comments on “My Health Journey–Slightly Changed

  1. Maurine Henry on

    How beautiful! I love reading your stories about family, life and especially your faith! You are such a wonderful person and so beautiful inside and out! Your kids are the cutest and I couldn’t be happier that this world will have another adorable child of yours in it! You’re an awesome mom!

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  2. Sharon on

    So love you Tiff !!!! Excited for all and just so you know you guys make beautiful babies !!!!! Can’t wait to hold your new little ❤️

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  3. Annette Packer Bitnet on

    Congrats to you all. You are a wonderful daughter of our Heavenly Father. Your faith has seen you through hard times. Keep it in the forefront as you ponder this path. Love you, Annie

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  4. Selena Wofford on

    I am so happy for you and your family. A couple of weeks ago Jane came back where Mason and Jack were playing marbles. Jane said I have a big secret both Mason and Jack said it was about babies. I didn’t ask her about it. You will have the best helpers you can ask for.

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  5. Andrea Proce on

    I am so happy for you! We have a 18 month old now that is 5 years younger than the twins and it was an adjustment, but a huge blessing for our family as well. It’s fun having older kids with a baby and I never expected that.
    I just wanted to thank you again for that one year that you went back and taught first grade, because it was a game changer for my Kennady and she loved you! You were so insightful and gentle with her (and with me-crying in your classroom). I will always be grateful for that.

    Sending all my best anti-nausea vibes your way and hoping the very best for you guys. You deserve it for all the cheerful love and light you give.

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