Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Extreme Makeover-Me Edition

It's time once again for EM-ME!!! Head on over to Amber's to join in with this amazing group of bloggers, and boost your motivation to get healthy!!! Lots of wonderful support, and great friendships to be made. Thanks ladies for helping me out in my quest to be fit!
This week's question:
Show us your inspiration picture. Of yourself skinny, of yourself fat, of a celebrity that inspires you to keep going.
So... this is my "Think Thin" wall. It's inside of my craft room cupboard, and the pictures I chose are some random moments that I remember feeling really good about myself. I am tall, with hips!!! Just how it is, also at the time of these pics I had no boobs! Which looking back, I would rather be thin with no boobs, than fat with gazoombas(my mom's word).

Interesting picture I know, but I was a happy 135, I was active with two little kids, and dance(Irish-step). I had recently gotten engaged to Hunter Dan, and life was good. I look to this picture often because of my attitude, not just my weight.

As of this week... I have lost another five pounds...happy?..of course, but losing weight from throwing-up, not so good. Which brings me to.......

O.K. The truth is... I found out a couple of weeks ago that we are expecting our fifth child!!!! Yes we are excited, yes this was a bit of a surprise, and yes for the last week I have been suffering from EXTREME morning sickness(that lasts all day and night). Which is why I have not been on the computer much, haven't been around visiting my favorite bloggers, but have lost five pounds. I was really sick with Ashie...for the entire nine months...in fact when I had her, I weighed less than when I found out, which was kind of cool, except for the fact that then after she was born my appetite came back, and I gained all the weight I should have gained during the pregnancy. NOT GOOD!! I am sincerely praying for this sickness to only last a few more weeks, because it is honestly debilitating. For those of you who understand, you know what I am talking about. For those of you who are lucky, and haven't experienced this, it is like having the stomach flu ALL THE TIME!!! Nothing stays down, not even water. This is really gross I know...sorry.

What to do??? I still want to participate in EM-ME, just a little differently. I really want to eat healthy, and keep up with everyone. I will just be posting my weight gain (or loss) depending on how I'm feeling. Hope ya don't mind!!!

FIVE KIDS!!! Holy smokes!!!!! By the way the due date....December 25th....no one plans that!!!:-)

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!!

51 comments:

Krissy said...

How very exciting! I hope the morning sickness goes away soon! Congratulations though!

Cherie said...

Congratulations!! 5 kids is the bomb.com (I am a little biased - wink wink).
Seriously, your kids are so cute it is only right you add another to the bunch!
I love the picture of you above - You are gorgeous and I love the 'tude!!
I hope you morning sickness goes away soon. That is seriously no fun!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Woohoo, congratulations!!! That is so super exciting! Praying for the morning sickness to subside, I know all about that :(

Kelly said...

Congrats, I hope your morning sickness goes away. My due date is December 21st, so they are very close. :)
Best wishes!

Amy said...

Okay I got tears in my eyes as I read on to find you are having another baby. I am so happy for you and your family. I smile with tears in my eyes. Yes, keep going and just eat healthy. I love your cute button. Have a great day.

jenjen said...

Oh my goodness. I am so excited for you! That is so great! I hope you start to feel better soon. Morning sickness is hard. And December 25th is exciting too. My last one was due on January 10th and ended up coming Dec. 6th - I was thinking she might be a Christmas baby.

((hugs))
Jen

The Sharp Family said...

WAHOOO!!! Congratulations on baby #5. I'm excited for you, and boy do I not envy you with the morning sickness. It's one reason I keep putting off baby #3 (Taylor the devil is my main reason) :) I hope it goes away soon! Love ya!

Sarah Miller said...

Holy cow Girl!!! I can't believe you are going to have 5 kids! But you are a great mom and can handle it! Sorry, you're sick and hope it doesn't last too long. Good luck and I love you!!!

Jenny-Jenny said...

Oh happy day! Congratulations! I look forward to the updates and hope they will be more happy than sickly!

kimert said...

Oh how exciting!!! Congrats!!!!
I sure hope you are feeling better soon though.. all day sickness is no fun at all.

Vivienne said...

5?!!? Five!? OHMAGOSH! (You know how this happened, right...?)

I never had the morning sickness, but the pregnancy gods are usually fair and I had pregnant butt, pregnant arms, pregnant NOSE! Pregnant everything. Your morning sickness will pass quickly I am sure, and you will have a delightful 220 some odd days of pregnancy.

I think eating healthy and doing prenatal exercises is a great way to stay involved with EMME.
xoxo
:) Congrats!

Sare said...

OH MY SAKE!!!!! Tanielle!!!! OH MY SAKE!!!! I'm SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!! EEEHEHEHEHEEEEE!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

MiChElLe said...

Well, Bob's your uncle!!! That is just a few!!!! I can;t believe that I was just down there and you didn't even tell me!!! Your lucky that I still like you! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!! I am soooooo excited!

DawnS said...

Congratulations - hope you are feeling better soon!

That Girl said...

congrats!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! Does Zofran help you at all?

Connie Weiss said...

Congratulations!! How exciting and YES...you much stick with us through your pregnancy!

I hope that you feel better soon and this sickness doesn't last!

Xazmin said...

It's about time you told! I have been dyin' here tryin' to keep it to myself!

I'm so happy for you! But now I'm 1 down! Guess hubby and I better get busy, eh?

He's reading this while I type...I don't think he's amused.

I sooo hope you feel better soon...esp. since we are going to Vegas and I am makin' you a t-shirt that says: "Donnie's Baby On Board!"

I love you and can't wait to meet little person #5!

J.J. said...

woo hoo!!!!!! Congrats!!!! That is so awesome! Sorry for the morning sickness though. Bummer. Mine got worse with every kid. Hope that the first trimester goes smoothly and quickly! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Congratulations!!!! :) How exciting...that'll give you something to blog about for sure. :)

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Ack!! Five kids?! Congratulations, Tanielle! What a surprise for you! I hope and pray that this sickness DOES NOT last all 9 months. How awful of a feeling.

Thanks for sharing the exciting news with all of us! Looking forward to hearing more as the months go by. ;)

kylee k said...

I am soooo left out of the loop. I just called Amy and demanded a reason why I was never told the EXCITING news :) I just didn't go out there on Mothers Day when they all found out. But we were talking and decided that even though your due date is on December 25, you should have the baby on Amy's birthday the 14th :) Then we all could share birthdays! LOL But CONGRATS. Im so happy for you. And really want to come down and visit! I miss you. And Love you. Talk to you soon!

onegirliegirl said...

Holy Crap!!! Can I say that?! That is just about the most supercalifragilistic expealidocious news I've heard!! YAY!!

I really, really hope your sickness gets better! I had it only with my last 2 and just at dinnertime...couldn't be near food...so couldn't cook {drat..hehe}!! Mine did go away after 1st trimester...will pray yours does, too!!

So I guess now I'll have to call you "T and little T" LOL!

xoxo ~Lisa

shortmama said...

Holy crap I didnt see that coming!!! Congrats girl! I am so happy for you! With my oldest I was sick every day, all day for the first 4 months, I know how yucky that is. I was lucky with the youngest because never had any morning sickness! So excited for you! My due date with youngest was December 26th! I had her December 23rd. Have to say kinda sucks because her birthday will forever be tied into Christmas! Cant wait to hear updates on your pregnancy!

Cadance said...

WOW Congrats!!!! 5..WOW! You are amazing! How fun it must be to have all those helpers! What a great Christmas present you will have!

Anissa said...

Congrats -- How sweet that would be --but my baby days are over -- I had a hysterectomy last year.

My birthday id Dec. 8!

Sorry you have been sick hopefully it will get better.

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Congratulations on number five!!! How excited are the others about it? So are you hoping for another girl with lots of hair to do or for a little Hunter Dan to time?

I'm so happy for your family and praying for a healthy pregnancy!!

Small House said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That darn morning sickness. It got me every time. Take it easy, and get rest when you can. (CAN is the key word there)

Have a great day.
Sandra

Heather said...

Congratulations on Baby Number Five! How exciting! I hope that the morning sickness subsides soon.

I absolutely love that you have a "Think Thin" wall ~ what a fabulous way to stay motivated!

Carrie said...

Wow Congrats!

Rhonda said...

Congratulations!!! #5...Wow! I'm hoping your morning sickness does cease soon! Saltine crackers were the answer for me.

Love your "Think Thin" wall! I may have to do one! Take care!

Jen said...

Yahoo! I just met you and I get to share in your exciting news - Congratulations! I'm sorry about the morning sickness, though. I will pray that you don't experience it throughout the whole pregnancy.

Thanks for coming over to visit my blog and encourage me - I love it!

Amber said...

Oh my goodness!! Congratulations!! I am so excited for you! I think you should definitely still do EM:ME. I know I will when I get pregnant again. I think that will help me to make good food choices and not gain too much weight.

Seriously, SO excited!!

I always get the yucky morning sickness too, but it usually subsides by the 2nd trimester. My poor sister in law had it almost ALL the way through, and she too lost weight. The baby is around 3 months old, and she weighs MUCH less than when she started.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Congrats!!! I hope that your tummy gets better!

Missy said...

Baby number 5? That is my birthcontrol for the night! LOL
Congrats!

mama-face said...

Congratulations Tanielle!! Those are some lucky kids you have to have you as a Mommy!

Ah, I sooooo feel the agony of "all the time" morning sickness for you. Keep something on your stomach as much as you can. And lay on the couch 24/7. Oh yeah, you probably don't have that luxury. It's just what I did.

But, congrats for sure!

Lynn said...

Congrats! SO glad to hear you are going to continue to play along. I believe its not so much about the weight loss as being the healthiest you can! I will be so excited to see a new little one....babies are great!

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

From one mom of 5 to another soon-to-be mom of 5 let me tell you that I LOVE IT! Congratulations!

Bobbi Jo said...

Congratulations! I have 5 kiddos and it is great.
Take care of yourself. I love the pictures of you. I too would rather be thin and no boobs than the way I am now. he he
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Linda said...

I stumbled across your blog after following a link from someone, that lead to another link, and another link ... you know how that goes. Just wanted to say congratulations on #5 ... and I'll keep you in my prayers that the morning sickness will end and you enjoy every moment of your pregnancy. Your kiddos are adorable!

3 Peas in a Pod said...

CONGRATULATIONS TANIELLE!!! I'm so sorry to hear that you're sick. I was sick the whole time with my first baby so I completely understand. Food never sounded good during any of my pregnancies. I actually couldn't wait to give birth so I would be able to eat something and actually enjoy it.

I think it's great you're still going to participate in EMME. Maybe not losing weight but keeping things in perspective.

I love the inspiration picture of you. You're right, attitude is everything. I went to a work reunion and didn't think that I looked good so I just "owned it" and acted like I did. Made me happier than if I didn't own it.

I hope you feel better soon.

Much love from NJ,
Sue
xoxo

Kandice said...

Congratulations!!!! I'll cross my fingers for you.....Boy! Boy!....That is exciting!! Hope you get feeling better!

iheartbowheads.blogspot.com said...

Wow congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Missy said...

Wow! Congratulations! Hang in there.

Jennifer said...

Tanielle - I am so happy for you! If I were closer, I'd give you a great big hug ~ as long as you promised not to puke on me!
5 kids? WOW - You're one gifted mama - in more ways than one.
Take good care of yourself.
HUGS

John Deere Mom said...

OMG that's so exciting! Congrats! I hope you aren't sick the entire time!

Shawn said...

WOW I have missed a lot! CONGRATULATIONS!

I Ws sick like that both times, you;re a bigger woman than for doing it again!

I will pray that you have a wonderful pregnancy this time around!

heidi said...

And here it is..the announcement. Congrats again!! May you not be as ill as you were last time.

Mamarazzi said...

oh my goodness congrats!!! i haven't been blog jogging much so i missed this!

so happy for you!

Sara said...

Congrats!!! Five, wow, how exciting! I love your due date, that is so neat!
Hugs
Sara

Cynnamama's Cafe said...

Congratulations on Baby Number Five! How exciting! I hope that the morning sickness subsides soon, seeing my daughter who is expecting in August is having the same problem, I felt guilty because I never had morning sickesses with my pregnancies. Again, congratulation to you all.