Stephy + 2 285 Posts | Joined BG: Oct 22, 2010 Last Visit: 11 months ago
Gender Female
Status Engaged
Work SAHM
Location Lafayette, LA, United States
Interest drawing, reading, playing games, exercise, my kids
Kids 2
Proud Mom of Jonathan Paul! He was born May 17, 2011 on a beautiful night with a full moon. (It was that way on the way to the hospital) My fiance' tells me that after I had Jonathan at 8:25pm, it had been raining for hours. I don't care. It was a beautiful night with a full moon and some fog. I'm sticking to that story. :D


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Name?: Stephanie (Stephy)

Age?: 23

Height?: 4' 11" (Yes, I'm very short.)

Pre-pregnancy weight?: 135 lbs.-ish I was eating unhealthy foods before. (I don't really use a weight scale. It's degrading and generally always bad news. I should weigh 110 lbs. according to my height, but I look better at about 120lbs.)


About The Father

Name?: Matthew

Age?: 24

Height?: 5' 9"

Are you still together?: Yes!



About Your Pregnancy (I'll put the answers for my second pregnancy in parenthesis)

Is this your first pregnancy?: Yes (No.)

When did you find out you were pregnant?: September 30, 2010. (August 2, 2012)

Was it planned?: Not planned but not unplanned either. (Yes.)

What was your first reaction?: Shock. (Excited.)

Who was with you when you found out?: my Nanny, where I come from we call our godmothers "nanny"s, but she's also like my 3rd or 4th cousin. (My fiance'.)

Who was the first person you told?: Matthew, the father deserves to know it too! (My soon to be in-laws.)

How did your parents react?: They didn't believe me. No no no. My father... oh you're pregnant? Yes, see this ultrasound. That's my little boy. Ohh Congratulations. Then Bill (
How far along are you?: 34 weeks. (I'm going to update this again in about a month and a half with more answers. I should know the gender of the baby by then. I knew for Jonathan at about 12 weeks that he was a boy.)

What was your first symptom?: missed period and fatigue. (engorged breasts and migraines...)

What is your due date?: May 18, 2011 (April 4,2013.)

Do you know the sex of the baby?: Yes

If so, what is it?: A boy. (A girl.)

Have you picked out names?: Yes

If so, what are they?: Jonathan Paul (Kaylee Marie)

How much weight have you gained?: total 42 lbs ( total: 32 lbs)

Do you have stretch marks?: Yes, a lot.

Have you felt the baby move?: Yes.

Have you heard the heartbeat?: Yes



About the birth

Will you keep the baby?: Of course!!

Home or hospital birth?: Hospital.

Natural or medicated birth?: As Natural as possible. (secondary c section so a very medicated forceful removal birth)

Who will be in the delivery room with you?: Matthew

Will you breastfeed?: I will give it my best try. (Update after having Jonathan, I couldn't do it :'( ) (I am breast feeding Kaylee)

Do you think you'll need a c-section?: No. (Update after having Jonathan, I needed one...) (I signed up to have a secondary c section. I know my luck...)

Will you cry when you hold the baby for the first time?: Yes. (Of course)

What's the first thing you might say to him/her?: I was high from the morphine drip they gave me after the c section cause the anesthesia started to wear off. I was hitting the button like ever minute, no joke. I held him and looked at him, "I wonder what you're going to be when you grow up,.... are you going to be a doctor or an engineer..... or a teacher............(insert more wonderings about his future)" (She is so cute.

Would you let someone videotape the birth?: No, no, no no. (Yes. My stomach is so disgusting.... I'll never be able to look at it the same way again...)

Are you excited about the birth, or scared?: Excited







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RUN DOWN OF LIFE UNTIL HE IS ONE YEAR OLD!:


5/23/2011: 6 pounds, 4 ounces. 19" long (released from hospital)

6/29/2011: 8 pounds, 7 ounces. (1 month old!)

7/13/2011: 9 pounds, 3.5 ounces. (2 months old!)

7/18/2011: Fiance' quit other place of employment to a much better place. :)

8/2/2011: 10 pounds, 8 ounces, 22" (3 months old!)

9/4/2011: My birthday that I got to celebrate with Jonathan! Whoot, whoot! Big 23 years old now.

9/29/2011: 12 pounds, 9 ounces. 22.4" long (4 months old!)

12/15/2011: 14 pounds even. 20.08" long (6 months old!) found the length hard to believe so I measured him at home and got a little over 23" long. I didn't go with Matt and Jonathan to this appointment.

2/23/2012: 16 pounds, 8 ounces. 26.7" long. (9 months old!) I got told his spitting up a lot was due to his moving around a lot. I should try strapping him somewhere to not move so much after a meal. He's very attentive and curious for his age. Crawling now, but not exploring all the time. Two teeth out, bottom center. (other news: I lost all baby weight this month and was back at 135 lbs.)

2/26/2012: FIRST VISIT TO THE ZOO! He loved it, but did not care for the Koi fish. I didn't take pictures. Second Trip to the zoo:

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5/17/2012: (1 year old!) THE ONE YEAR MARK!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D

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5/22/2012: 16 pounds 12 ounces and 27" long. (1 year!) Everything is good. :] Got the okay to put him a toddler car seat as long as its rear facing. I can put him forward facing after he's 20 pounds. I probably won't put him forward facing until he's 2 years old even after he does weigh 20 pounds.

6/3/2012: 1st Birthday Party! Invited 25 people and only 10 showed up. Jonathan flirted with a friend's daughter by trying to grab her hand and pushed away her brother away. Then, he wanted to play with the boy. (She was maybe 3 and the boy is 2.)

IMG_0869.jpg8/17/2012: 15 moth check up: 19 lbs, 4 ounces and 28" long.

2/21/2013: 18 month check up: 21 lbs, 12 ounces and 30" long. He's petite like Mommy with a size 3 shoe. Doctor gave him Pediasure to help gain weight faster.

10/18/2013: 2 year check up: 24 pounds and 32" long.

optimism1.jpgI am extremely determined, but some people would call it stubborn.

About My Parenting Ways:


I do not support circumcision. If you're for it then go get yourself circ'd. Oh, you're a woman and they don't do that? Yes they do. Go get it done yourself then tell me what I should do with my son. Thank you. :)


I do not support baby/toddler wearing. I didn't see the point in it. Trying to handle a newborn and a 2 year old changed my mind...


I do not use baby talk. I completely hate the idea of baby talk.


I do not believe in day cares or babysitters. I will take care of my child full time.

I support breast feeding. I didn't get to bf my son, but I am bfing my daughter.

FIRST POSITIVE TEST August 2, 2012. Due April 4, 2013. BORN MARCH 29, 2013!!


Pre-pregnancy weight: 128 pounds.

LMP: June 28, 2012


First Trimester:
Completed (I couldn't find a doctor to take my insurance so my first prenatal appointment was at 18 weeks.)

Second Trimester:


11/8/2012:
My weight: 138. Blood test done. Did not get a good heart beat reading because baby kept moving.

11/15/2012: (20 weeks) First ultrasound. It's a GIRL.

Late December/ Early January: Glucose Test


Third Trimester:


3/18/2013:
(37 weeks 4 days) scheduled c section loosely for March 29. Baby is in breech so ultrasound scheduled tomorrow morning.

3/19/2013: (37 weeks 5 days) Ultrasound. Baby is not in breech. She was 6 lbs 3 ounces.

3/25/2013: (38 weeks 4 days) scheduled secondary c section

3/29/2013: (39 weeks 1 day) KAYLEE ARRIVED @ 12:49 pm She weighed 5 lbs 12 ounces and was 18" long. She had mild Jaundice. I am breast feeding her. Her released weight was 5 lbs 6 ounces.

4/5/2013:(1 week checkup) builrubin level: 11, still slight jaundice. Started supplementing with formula. Weight: 6 lbs 1 ounce



7/29/13: (4 month check up) 10 pounds 13 ounces. 23.25" long. :) Excellent head control.

10/18/13: (6 month check up) 12 pounds 4 ounces. 23" long. Got the okay to start baby food and juices. I'm doing it at her pace tho... (She's on the petite side, but I expected that...)


Breastfeeding Successfully:


1 month: successful - 1 week for supplementing with formula to help her jaundice go away


2 months: successful!!


3 months: successful!!


4 months:. successful!!


5 months: successful!!


6 months: successful!!!!!!! YAY I REACHED THE 6 MONTH MARK!
7 months: successful!! :o No sign of stopping anytime soon.
8 months: currently working on it.
9 months: pending
10 months: pending
11 months: pending
12 months: pending

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