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The Road to Motherhood (Kristine)

December 12, 2007

There was a long and hard road I traveled down to become a mother and I am extremely blessed & grateful I was granted the gift of bringing our beautiful daughter into this world and that I had her father by my side every step of the way. After years of complications, followed with a year of surgeries, cancer diagnosis, and drug therapies I was informed I may never conceive a child. Instead of writing a short novel, here is a congested timeline of events:

** First period – Lasted 45 days: 1999

** Years of doctors visits & unanswered questions: 6

** Pap test results that changed my life: October 2004

** Given the news I may never have kids: September 2005

** Conception: May 2006

** My pre-pregnancy weight: 104 pounds

** EDD: February 14, 2007

** BD: February 10, 2007

** My delivery weight: 175 pounds

** My current weight: 110 pounds

** Ava’s Birthweight: 7 pounds 13.5 ounces

** Permanents earned along the way: 3 surgery scars, stretch marks, line of pregnancy & an episiotomy scar

** First time Ava Lynne said “Mama”: just shy of 6 months old

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14 Responses to “The Road to Motherhood (Kristine)”

  1. Tanya Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 11:53 am

    You are TOO cute! :)

    How wonderful that you have your little miracle baby. You look wonderful!

  2. Amanda Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    You look great! I’m so sorry for all you’ve been through, can’t say I know how it is, because I got pregnant very easily, but I have an aunt who went through something similiar, still unable to carry a child to term. Congrats on your baby girl! Which I had your body! what did you do to lose the weight?

  3. ivette Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    wow you look great how did you lose all that weight and tighten your belly?

  4. Autumn Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    You’re beautiful! You remind me of Audrey Tautou.
    You looked fantastic during pregnancy!

  5. tiamama Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    You are cute as a bug! Your tummy looked beautiful pregnant and looks just as beautiful now. Congratulations on your little girl.

  6. Jen Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    You are absolutely beautiful….I wasn’t even looking at your belly, I was too busy looking at your face! You’re stunning!

  7. M Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    I agree, you are absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on all of your many, many blessings :)

  8. lenny Says:
    December 13th, 2007 at 1:03 am

    congratulations and thank you for sharing your story.
    you look so cute and beautiful pregnant.

  9. Stephanie Says:
    December 13th, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    I love all your belly pics. Beautiful! Congrats on your miracle baby!

  10. Kathleen Says:
    December 14th, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    Ava Lynne- what a beautiful name! Congratulations on your amazing pregnancy and baby. (btw- I love your haircut. :) )

  11. Kristine Says:
    December 16th, 2007 at 8:24 am

    Thank you all so very much for the kind & warm comments :)

    There’s no fanatastic secret or suggestions for my body size post baby; I have an overactive metabolism, I’ve always been a string bean.

  12. emily Says:
    December 16th, 2007 at 9:33 am

    You are cute as a button!!

  13. Cassie Says:
    January 29th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    You’re adorable! I notice that your smile gets a little brighter with each picture ;) Way to be a cancer butt kicking chick!!!

  14. Laura Says:
    May 4th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    You are so beautiful. :)

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