The Truth About Fat Pants

The truth about fat pants

As many of you have noticed on my instagram account I often use #fatpants for the indulgent recipes and it’s become one of your favorites as well. What you don’t know is that while it started out as a funny hash it ended up turning into something a bit more serious. The truth about fat pants is that I was actively working to pack on 15-20 pounds for a very important reason.

Over a year ago we met with our favorite Doctor, Dr Haskett to discuss the possibility of having another baby. You can update yourself on THIS post and why we were concerned. We were told the best thing to do would be gain 15-20 pounds and get on prenatal vitamins so my body could store up. Months later I was trying hard to pack on the pounds and seriously, it was harder than you would think. I lose so much weight while pregnant that we needed a buffer but because my body is put through so much I also needed to be as strong and healthy as I could. Kind of hard to do both, but it was a simple sacrifice.

So You’re Pregnant

And now here’s the truth, I’m currently 9 weeks pregnant and things have been rough, but every day has an amazing blessing. We can’t believe we get to expand our family. It is truly amazing. But I’m going to be real with you, it’s hard. I’ve got something called Hyperemesis Gravidarum (more on that later), but it’s basically extreme nausea and vomiting. I’m hooked up to IV’s at the hospital about 3 times a week to try to fight back against the vomiting and dehydration. I struggle to keep anything, even a simple ice chip down. It’s frustrating and hard to have nothing in me and be so dehydrated, but we know that we can endure this, we’ve done it twice before. We just need to stay positive.

What’s This Mean For The Blog?

What’s this mean for the blog? Well, we prepared before this happened so I’ve got posts scheduled out and guest posts coming in. I hope you’ll stick with us and I’ll try to share our journey as much as I’m able, but it’s proven quite difficult to have any energy or ability to work, but I’m going to try to stay in touch the best I can.

We are so excited and knew that with such fantastic and supportive readers we just had to take this journey with all of you. So here’s to trying to stay out of the hospital as much as we can and survive this. Hooray for a baby!

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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92 comments on “The Truth About Fat Pants”

  1. Just came across you and your blog today.
    Hope your feeling better!
    Wishing you and your family the best!
    A prayer is on it’s way!
    Warm regards,
    M

  2. Prayers flying your way – for you and your sweet family and especially baby. Peace and love.

  3. Sweet friend, I will be praying you through these next 8 months!! May you find your strength in the Lord!

  4. Hang in there sweet friend!! Excited for you and your family and thinking of you lots!!

  5. Keeping everything possible crossed and keeping you and your family in my prayers. Sending lots of love your way.

  6. I’m so happy for you Carrian. I know it’s rough, but hang in there. It will be so worth it. Hugs!!

  7. Congratulations, Carrian! Wishing you a safe and healthy pregnancy! Hoping your symptoms subside enough for you to enjoy it!

  8. Congratulations on the new baby! My daughter had the same issue (I had never heard of it until then) and the doctor had a pump placed in her leg that delivered he anti-nausea cocktail so she didn’t have to go to the hospital. She had home health nurses come and give her an IV each week to help her with dehydration. It was tough seeing her on the bathroom floor for days. Showers were incredibly hard sometimes even slightly moving was difficult. My heart goes out to you knowing what you are going through!
    She actually had one month almost exactly in the middle of the pregnancy that she could get up and actually eat.
    She wasn’t prepared for the illness so it hit her pretty hard. Now she knows and watch – after she packs on the extra weight for the next one she will have a normal pregnancy (:

    Prayers for a super quick pregnancy!

  9. Many, many prayers for your family.

  10. You are such an amazing, open and truthful woman – good luck and god bless

  11. Oh, sweetie, I am here for you if you need anything!!! I am so excited and happy for you in this pregnancy! You are seriously the cutest little pregnant mama!!! I can’t even imagine the sickness you are enduring, but it will be all worth it when you hold that sweet little one in your arms. My prayers will be with you through all of this. Sending hugs!!!!

  12. First off, congrats! Babies are such a blessing. Our bodies take the heat though….and for that reason I’m praying the nausea/vomiting will end soon. Start each day new and look forward to holding that little guy/girl in your arms!

  13. Congratualtions!!! Horray for the Baby!! You take care of yoursself and the baby! We will all be waiting right here when you get well! God bless you and your new baby and your family on your very exciting time!

  14. Your very brave to go through this again !! All the best !! Looks like you have Great support !! And sooooooo many good wishes are going your way !! We will all send our thoughts and prayers your way and we will ” Absolutely ” be here for your return !! Love ” Sweet Basil ” !!! ❤️

  15. Congratulations, good luck & stay healthy!!

    I totally get what you’re going through. Back in my early 20s I got pregnant (subsequent miscarriage) and I, too, had EXTREME morning sickness that would put me in the hospital on IVs for dehydration as well. To say it sucked would be putting it quite mildly. Hang in there!

  16. My sincere and best wishes for a good ending. Always keep in mind the moment you will hold your baby in your arms and I hope this will give you strength to carry on. You see for me it was easy having three children since I did not have to go through HG. Nevertheless I feel and pray for all those of you who were not as lucky as others of us but stronger in their soul and heart to try and get a baby. In Greece their is a saying “You are not born a parent but you become one”. Please forgive my english but let me tell you this my heart and thoughts and prays will be with you and your family and with all these people like you, like my sister and my sister in law and many other friends. Hang on….

  17. I’m so sorry to hear about your health concerns! It’s amazing what we mothers will do for our children. I subscribed to your blog a couple of months ago and look forward to the emails every week! I love the recipes and the great comments. I’m sending good thoughts your way! Best of luck on your difficult journey. As I know you know, it will be so worth it in the end, and your kids are lucky to have you as their mom!!

  18. Carrion:
    I am so happy for you, that you are having another bundle of joy!
    I will be praying for all of you, but especially for you and your health and the health of the baby.
    The pregnancy may seem long at times but it will be so worth it.

    God Bless
    Charlie

  19. Congratulations! I’ll be praying for you and your family as you go through this joyous, but arduous journey.

  20. Congratulations! I just had my second baby and, as you already know, your struggles now are worth the end result. What you’re going through sounds so tough though – stay strong and hold on to your amazing positivity!

  21. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope you start feeling better. I had morning sickness for the whole 9 months with my first daughter. I couldn’t keep anything down and it was frustrating. I never knew when it would hit me. I hope you have better days ahead. Love your recipes!!

  22. You are so very, very brave knowing that you have to go through with all of this but you also know what a grand reward you will receive for enduring all this pain. You are my “mother of the year” for doing this. Many prayers coming your way and an angel is always at your side. Blessings!!

  23. Congratulations, Carrian! So happy for you and your family! Take care of yourself and stay strong! Let me know if there’s anything I can help with

  24. Wow-that is a lot to go through!! I’m so happy for you and your new little one and I hope that you’re able to stay healthy and happy <3

  25. Congratulations and best wishes for a healthy baby!

  26. Awesome news….the baby I mean. I will keep y’all in my prayers. I am leaving the end of the month to walk the Appalachian trail so I’ll miss your posts for the next 5-6 months but I’ll have lots of time to pray for people….I look forward to hearing all about it when I get back and play catchup. Hugs…..

  27. Of course, we aren’t going anywhere! Be well and healthy and wishing you All the Best on the new baby!

  28. Congratulations on the new baby!!! How very exciting that you are adding to your family. Take care of yourself and them – that’s what important! We’ll be here when you can post, no matter how far between posts! Prayers for you for strength and grace to get to the happy birthday!!

  29. My heart goes out to you! Hang in there, you know it’ll all be worth it in the end!1 🙂 Baby is lucky to have you!!

  30. I’m so excited for you! and I’ve been there, I had HG, too. sending you TONS of love and prayers <3

    • Oh, you know the pain of 4-6 times an hour throwing up and people offering gobs of advice about eating all day then! It means so much to know someone else has gone through this. xoxo!!

  31. Hey! Congratulations! Wow, I thought my pregnancies were rough. All I had was a little thing called gestational diabetes. 🙂 I hope everything will go as smoothly as possible for you and the baby.

  32. Oh I am so excited for you! (Just about the baby part, not the part about being so sick) hang in there girl, you are tough and I know you got this!

  33. Wow, I’m so surprised! You are so courageous and strong! After your last experience I had no idea if you’d try again; so much courage! I hate pregnancy, and mine weren’t even difficult.

    Hang in there! And say ‘Hi’ to Dr. Hackett for me 🙂 (If that’s not too awkward)

  34. Congratulations!!! I will be praying for you and hopefully the nausea goes away soon! If you need another guest poster – just let me know!

  35. Oh carrian I’m so sorry!

    I get so so sick with our babies that I totally get this. I’m so nervous about what will happen if we decide to have another.

    If you need another guest post please let me know! I would be happy to help out 🙂

    <3

    Dani

  36. Congratulations! How lovely for your family. Id love to read end other post but your link isn’t working. 🙁

  37. Congratulations, Carrian! You and your family will be in my prayers as you go through this journey. xo

  38. I’m so glad you shared here. Your readers are more loyal than you think and will carry you during this rough time. Praying for you. It will be worth it. You can do it. xoxo – christy

  39. Congratulations Carrian! I’m so sorry you’re experiencing such challenging pregnancy symptoms. I can’t even imagine. I hope it subsides soon and you’re able to keep food down soon! It’s a good thing babies are so cute…they make it all worth the pain during pregnancy! 😀

  40. Congratulations!! Praying for you and a healthy safe pregnancy. I hope you have some help at home, love ya girl!

  41. Oh wow, Carrian! I’m thrilled that you’re expanding your family and so sorry that you’ve had to endure so much in the process. You are one brave mama — I’ll be thinking of you and praying for you. Wishing you all the best. 🙂

  42. My heart is so full that your family is expanding!!! I am keeping you in my thoughts as you take this physical roller coaster one more time. Sending all my love and congratulations, Carrian!! XOXO!!

  43. Carrian!!! First off, congrats! What an exciting time. I’ll be keeping you in my prayers! Take care of yourself, let me know if you need anything. I’d be happy to guest post if you need more. xoxo

    Congrats!!!!! 😀

  44. Oh sweet friend, I’m so happy for you! My prayers are with you as you go through this blessed, yet difficult journey!! 🙂

  45. Love you, lady! I’m rooting for you and Cade again and of course you’re in my prayers. Yay for baby!

  46. Congrats and best wishes for a healthy pregnancy! At the end of it all you will be blessed with another beautiful child. Wishing you well!!!!

  47. SUCH exciting news!!!! CONGRATS!!! Wishing you all the best these upcoming difficult days ahead. There is most definitely strength in numbers coupled with positive encouragement. May your readers/followers kindness and support lift you as you journey through this pregnancy- and may the blessings of heaven stregthen your darling family. Together, and with the help of our loving Heavenly Father, you can pull through this- and when your new sweet baby is laying in your arms, it will all be SO worth it!!!! Lots of love.

    • What a sweet note. Thank you so, so much! It means the world to me. He definitely is being so good to us. There’s always a blessing to be found and I’m so amazed at that. The atonement doesn’t always heal physically when we want but it offers so much healing in other ways. XOXO!

  48. Oh Carrian, I know your pain. I have had HG with both of my pregnancies and have spent a lot of time in the hospital. I was lucky and got home health care on the last one so I could run an IV at home 24/7. I ended up getting diagnosed with Addison’s disease in the middle of my second pregnancy, but that’s an entirely different story. Hang in there! It’s a personal sacrifice that is hard for people to completely understand unless they have gone through it. You can do this!