Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Makin' babies....

I had a reader just ask on my last post about my weight and if it affected my getting pregnant.

Short answer: Yes

Long answer: After I met my hubby I gained 60 lbs in 6 months putting my top weight at about 272 lbs at my  wedding in September 04'. After a couple of years not using any protection, we just thought I or he couldn't make babies (not that we were trying, but figured if nothing happened yet I guess it can't right?)

Some girlfriends convinced me to join Weight Watchers and I lost 50 lbs. Then my Dr. convinced me to (or scared me into) start taking birth control. Took it for 3 months, it made my tummy upset so I stopped taking it. 2 months later I had a positive pregnancy test! 9 months later, enter Mackenzie Lyn...
About to pop! 
Dang, those contractions hurt!
6/2/08 9lbs 8oz! Big girl 

I gained about 35 lbs during that pregnancy and had a VERY hard time losing it afterwards.

2 years later we decided maybe we wanted another. I weighed about 240 lbs. After a year my Dr. decided to check my ovulation...wouldn't you know it, I wasn't ovulating. It seemed due to multiple cysts on my ovaries. We decided Clomid was the way to go. Started first cycle at 50mg.... progesterone test came back negative...no ovulation. So we kicked it up a notch. 2nd cycle was 100mg. During that cycle I found out that my insurance wasn't covering the progesterone tests and they were $135 a pop so we decided to just go back to letting nature take it's course. I thought that month was done for because we only got it on 1 time and also no progesterone test. I was irregular anyway, so at the end of what should have been my cycle + 2 weeks late I took a test.... POSITIVE! 9 months later, enter Rylie Mae....
 About to pop again...
 I guess I'm getting used to the contractions!
8/3/11 8 lbs 11 oz, another big girl! 

I'm having a hard time getting to pre-prego weight now too... Right now i'm sitting right at 250 lbs. Counting down the days until my last supervised diet appointment so we can submit it to insurance for approval. Oh June, you really can't come soon enough!


  1. I miss you! I remember those Clomid days ... I was wishing twins upon you. :)

  2. Haha! Sooooo glad there was just the 1!!!!

  3. Hey!! Your blog looks so great!! I am super proud (and envious) of what youre doing! You have some awesome courage and if anyone can meet this goal, you can! Keep up the awesome work!! Cant wait to keep reading...

  4. Awe, Abbey thank you so much! I'm gonna try to post everyday, so check back in! I'll also keep posting the links on fb and pinterest. :)

  5. I'm so proud of you Ju-Ju. ^_^