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Old 11-24-2008, 04:55 PM   #421
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They are so precious Krysta!

That's WONDERFUL about Ronan nursing! You are awesome!

Take care of yourself. I know it is tiring. I'll say a prayer for strength for you.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:07 PM   #422
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Finally, a picture of Ashe off the CPAP! He still has the cannula, and they are sprinting him now, where he does 3 hours on the CPAP, and 3 hours off, but I was just so happy to see his sweet little face when I went in tonight! Now if he can just stay off the CPAP, he can be moved into the intermediate nursery with his brother!


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Old 11-25-2008, 07:14 PM   #423
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Thank you for sharing all these pictures and keeping us informed Krysta! I just love looking at them.

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Old 11-26-2008, 01:24 PM   #424
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How adorable Ashe is, thank God that they both are coming along quickly.

Have a blessed Holiday Krysta .
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:46 PM   #425
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Oh Krysta...

So much to be thankful here

God's peace and continued blessings this Thanksgiving, and for ever.

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Old 11-27-2008, 01:39 PM   #426
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Happy thanksgiving all! I do have so much to be thankful for this year. I know when we think about it, we ALL do

I just have to say, I lost another 2 lbs this morning. I am only 6 lbs away from pre-preg weight! I just cant believe how fast it is falling off! So there is another thing i am thankful for
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:51 AM   #427
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Happy thanksgiving all! I do have so much to be thankful for this year. I know when we think about it, we ALL do

I just have to say, I lost another 2 lbs this morning. I am only 6 lbs away from pre-preg weight! I just cant believe how fast it is falling off! So there is another thing i am thankful for
Krysta .

I agree there is so much to be grateful for . Thanks for stopping by my journal. WTG on the loss .
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:38 AM   #428
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Thanks for sharing the pics of those precious angels. Continuing to pray for you and your family. What sweet blessings !

Congrats on those lbs just falling off too !! It is great to see you, and I really miss you.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:27 AM   #429
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I am missing you so much! I would love to hear how you are doing and see some updated pictures of the boys. Please come visit when you have some time!
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:13 PM   #430
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:32 PM   #431
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Whew! I cant beleive how long its been since I have been on! Things have been crazy around here. Ronan came home 2 weeks ago today, so obviously hes been keeping me up and busy. In fact, I had a horrible migraine last night, probably from lack of sleep. Ashe is still in the hospital, so I still have to go and see him every day, which makes things a bit harder. And then my mom came and then my dad, sister and brother came for Christmas, so it has been a crazy, busy past few weeks.

Both boys are doing really well. Ronan is 5lbs 4 oz and Ashe is 5 lbs 11 oz. I cant beleive how big they are both getting! They have both really filled out. I will post some new pictures a little later.

I am also really getting excited to get on some kind of diet plan. I am hoping to nurse/pump for at least 2 months (for a total of 4 months), so I cant do Induction until I quit. But I think I am going to try doing a 60 carb plan for now. That with some exercise should do something for me, even if I lose it slowly. So I am going to be doing some "research" the next few days to try and get some ideas for doing that.

I hope everyone had a Great Holiday, and I will probably be online a bit more...I hope. Who knows when Ashe gets home? I may be a walking Zombie for awhile after that, too!
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Hi Kyrsta ,

Glad to hear from you and know that the boys are doing well. I think your plan may just do the trick; along with exercise. I wish you well with it and with the transition of becoming a mommy. I pray that you enjoyed all the love from your family, husband, and the babies.

A blessed and Happy New Year to you and your family !
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:02 AM   #433
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Great to hear from you Krysta! I have been thinking about you. Check in when you can. I can't wait to see some new pictures!!! The boys sound like they are doing so great! Hang in there....these are the tough times, but they won't last forever. Keep in touch. We miss you around here.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:43 PM   #434
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Ashe is coming home tomorrow! I will post pictures as soon as i can. I am going out now to get him a few more newborn outfits, since I hardly have any in that size and he is definitely out of his preemie sizes. Anyway, I just had to share...I am so excited to have BOTH my boys home!!
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That's so exciting!!!! Do you still have anyone there to help you? I can't wait to see the pictures! Awesome!!!!!
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Ashe is coming home tomorrow! I will post pictures as soon as i can. I am going out now to get him a few more newborn outfits, since I hardly have any in that size and he is definitely out of his preemie sizes. Anyway, I just had to share...I am so excited to have BOTH my boys home!!
Thank you Lord. Happy New Year Krysta, God has truly shined on you and yours. Be blessed and kiss the little guys for me .
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Well, Ashe didnt come home today. They decided to give him his 2 month vaccinations while he was in the hospital and keep him another day or two for observation before releasing him. SO I am hoping he comes home on Sunday. He is so darn adorable, I cant wait to have him home with me so I can see his sweet little face all the time! I was a little disappointed when I found out they wanted to keep him a bit longer, but oh well. I will, of course, post pictures when he is finally home!
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I'm so sorry that Ashe didn't make it home yesterday, but he will be there soon. How exciting to have both boys with you.

Can't wait to see new pics of them.
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I know you are disappointed. Can't wait to celebrate with you though when they are both home together. They probably miss one another. Have you heard from Will. I can't imagine how bad he misses them. I'll be looking forward to you posting the pictures. Maybe you can get a nice one of all three of you for your profile picture.
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I know...I need to change my avi pic, but I havent had a picture taken of myself since the boys were born! How sad is that!? Maybe I will take one on monday, just so I have a picture of my starting, or RE-starting, point, so I can compare as I lose weight.
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Ok, As I mentioned in Beth's journal, I have decided to do a 60 carb/day plan until I am done breastfeeding my twins. I'm not sure how long that will be...but probably at the very most it will be 4-6 more months. So, 60 carbs per day could be divided up a number of ways. I originally thought of doing heavier carbs in the morning and then no/few carbs in the evening, but I think I have decided instead to keep things even, just in case depriving myself of carbs in the evening affects my milk supply.

So, I will be doing three 15-carb meals + two 7-carb snacks. I think that will keep me out of ketosis, but still low enough that I can still lose some weight. Of course, I will be following all the rules of Atkins at that level, ie: no sugar, white flour, proccessed foods, etc.

I am planning on eating my yogurt/spinach "green shakes", probably oatmeal (I have to check the carb count on this one), Fiber One, LC fruits (mainly berries and small portions of apple and maybe clementines) and maybe a small amount of LC bread and/or tortillas. Other than those items, I think I will pretty much be eating the usual Induction level foods, ie: veggies, meat, eggs, cheese, nuts, etc.

It looks like there is a lot of really good Breakfast suggestions that are around 10-15 carbs in the Atkins for Life book. For Lunch and Dinner I will probably stick with a lot of the recipes that I already have, except maybe I will be having sandwhiches on LC bread for some of my lunches. Or wraps made with LC Tortillas.

I think this is definitely going to take some adjusting, trying to make sure I EAT carbs at each meal! I know myself, and once I get into the LC "groove" again, I will mentally be wanting to eat very few carbs. I already know it will be a hard mental switch to try and stay at a higher level of carbs for each meal. I just hope that I can still get rid of my carb cravings while eating a higher level of carbs. That is one of the things I love about Induction...once I go into ketosis, a lot of my cravings disappear! It may be a little more difficult for me when I am not going into ketosis. Scary.

This is going to be a challenge, I just hope I can do it successfully! Anyway, I wanted to start putting my thoughts and plans down, so that I can see them and refine them. Just 3 more days until I restart!
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i am going to go eat an ice cream sundae...tomorrow I am starting on plan!
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Thinking of you today!

Love and encouragement as you face this fantastic New Year with your boys!

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OK, so my semi-official weight this morning is 161. I say semi-official because I forgot to weigh myself when I got up and so I had already eaten breakfast and drunk some water by the time I weighed. For breakfast I had a bowl of instant oatmeal (16) with 1 pk Splenda (.5), some butter (0) and 2 T cream (1) on it for a total of 17.5 carbs. I am probably going to be eating oatmeal for a few days, because I have heard that it helps with milk supply, and I need that right now! I am currently not making enough to feed both of my boys breastmilk at the same time for each meal. I will probably have an Atkins shake for a snack and I will have to see about lunch. We havent gone grocery shopping yet, so I dont have a lot of Atkins friendly food that I can grab and go.

But right now, I have to go on post and get the boys registered on our insurance, and then Ronan has a Drs appt after that. So I am going to go for now.

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It's great to have you back Krysta! I am really amazed by you.....taking care of twins by yourself and even starting back to eating right! You are awesome! You sound like you have a great plan!

A couple of things I would suggest....

Make sure you continue to take your prenatal vitamins. Also, after being on plan for a week I would check with some ketone strips to make sure you aren't in ketosis just to be on the safe side. You can burn a lot of calories breastfeeding. Keeping hydrated! This will help make sure you continue to make lots of milk for the boys. I used to keep a water bottle around me at all times. And exercise....get outside and walk when you can. As new moms, we can find ourselves stuck inside a lot. We need that sunshine!

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I can tell I have been REALLY overdoing it with bad food...I have had 45 carbs already today, and I am STILL feeling the "ickies" from the sugar withdrawls, I am sure. Sigh. I should get over it in a few days. I just have to hang in there!
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I can tell I have been REALLY overdoing it with bad food...I have had 45 carbs already today, and I am STILL feeling the "ickies" from the sugar withdrawls, I am sure. Sigh. I should get over it in a few days. I just have to hang in there!
Hang in there Krysta. I'm doing Induction, and I was carbed up myself. Just think of how good you'll feel in a few days. You can do it, and I know you will ! You are doing an awesome job with the babies and life in general...Kuddos to you .
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You can do it Krysta! Be patient with yourself. Remember with breastfeeding you can have some days where your appetite will work against you. Some days you will find that you are much hungrier than other days. That just goes with the territory. So don't get discouraged. Some things are just out of your control. You are feeding three. It will get easier though I promise!
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