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5 Weeks

Hello all!

Well I went to the doctor and there is only 1 baby! Thank you lord! I am 10 weeks along already and 5 weeks not smoking. I have gained 13lbs!!!! I will take it. Even though I'm deathly ill like I was with my other pregnancies, I'm still gaining most likely due to not smoking. Both times before I only gained 7lbs with each pregnancy. Well I wiped that out this time! I look about 6 months pregnant! I am a quarter of the way done with this dreadful time in my life and it is the LAST time! I hate being pregnant so much but sooo want 37 children haha. I know have two things to count: 1) time since I've smoked 2) when the baby comes. I love counting things down because it shows accomplishment. That is the accountant mindset coming out of me!

I'm struggling emotionally pretty bad still. A lot of depression and even a few manic episodes popping through. 6 more weeks and I can resume my medication. My poor husband lol :)

How is everyone else doing?

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Great to read an update from you Alynnk0821 - delighted all is well with you, baby and your journey to be smoke free, it will get easier, keep posting when you get a chance :)

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Hey, good share! You are truly amazing! Pregnant and quitting?! Off your meds? Lady, I have no idea how you are pushing through but seriously it's inspiring. You've got a lot of changes happening to you from every which way, depression is brutal. It can really suck the life from you, but don't isolate. There are a lot of people who want to see you make it! Even strangers in New York! Also, didn't mean to ignore the mania. Are you able to see a therapist? I know there's no perfect course of treatment for bipolar but sometimes my therapist and I find new skills for me to cope. Anyhow, please keep posting and letting us know how you are. You're doing great. 👌🏻👍😎

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Lovely, thoughtful response Laureenc :)

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Thanks, it's a great community to be apart of. And to see Allynk0821 reaching out as she goes through so many hormonal and withdrawal happenings is awe inspiring. She's really trying and it's great to see her progress. When I'm feeling blechs I try to find the positives I see around me and in others.

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Thank you so much! I'm glad someone is getting some enjoyment and help out of this!! haha! I have had the roughest 18 months of my life...of anyone's life for that matter and it just keeps going. I know this part will be over shortly and then we will have another little baby to lighten the mood. Thanks again so much!

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Its wonderful to see you still going strong and little bubba is fine. Have you got little rewards in place for milestones. You are doing such a good thing for your family you deserve a treat.

It must be harder to quit with all the changes your body is going thru. We are all really proud of you.

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