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I started in the overweight range and got myself into the healthy BMI range, however, I had a few more pounds I wanted to lose to feel the best for my body. However, those goals will have to wait because baby comes first!

Goals:
-Eat (3+) servings of vegetables and (2+) servings of fruit daily
-Increase whole grain, fiber, and protein intake
-Continue light/moderate exercise throughout pregnancy
-Gain between the 25-35 recommended pounds for my starting ...
I started in the overweight range and got myself into the healthy BMI range, however, I had a few more pounds I wanted to lose to feel the best for my body. However, those goals will have to wait because baby comes first!

Goals:
-Eat (3+) servings of vegetables and (2+) servings of fruit daily
-Increase whole grain, fiber, and protein intake
-Continue light/moderate exercise throughout pregnancy
-Gain between the 25-35 recommended pounds for my starting BMI/heigh range (easier said than done!)




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Member Since: 11/8/2011

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My Goals:
-Eat (3+) servings of vegetables and (2+) servings of fruit daily

-Increase whole grain, fiber, and protein intake

-Continue light/moderate exercise throughout pregnancy

-Gain between the 25-35 (recommended weight gain for my starting BMI/Height)(easier said than done!)

My Program:
Exercise (Options):
-Walking Lula, our dog
-Walking on treadmill
-Lighter strength training (arms/legs)
-Swimming laps

Personal Information:
Age: Late 20's
Location: Midwest

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I love to read, swim, read articles on the internet & novels, listen to music (especially Christina Aguilera).

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MIRMIUM
5/20/2014 7:17:43 PM

Well I'm about 1 semester away from finishing my PhD so that is my work. The school is giving me a year and since it is better to take it when the semester change happens, I took it at the start of the summer term (May 1st). The extra work I had to do was a yearly report that I didn't think applied to me since I'm off on leave during it. Of course it somehow did and I ended up spending a fair bit of time on that!

The nursery is getting there :)

We want to put in a little corner bookshelf (high up) and I am making some art for the walls using patterned papers. I saw the technique on etsy and really liked it. It also allows you to customize the colours and patterns if you do it yourself. It's a bit ambitious at this point but we have the frames to frame the pictures as of this weekend! We are doing a nautical theme with lots of whales. The colours are turqoise and white.

My work baby shower is technically this Saturday (long story about how the baby shower was somehow scheduled when I will be 38 and a half weeks pregnant!) and I am just hoping that baby stays put for that. We didn't wait for it though. We have all of the necessities. The baby shower will be a pure bonus if we make it until then! We just have some decorating and house cleaning left to do :) Well, a lot of house cleaning and organizing ha ha.

That's great about the tutoring! Sounds nice and part time but also like it brings in some income. I'll be going back to school next May but I am supposed to be working on writing my final documents while I'm off. I doubt that will happen over the summer but during the school year, I'm sure I'll get back to it :) After I graduate, I'll probably teach some classes and possibly try and find an industry position but my husband has a good job and we're not strained for money. We'll have to see what kind of situation works best when the time comes.



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MIRMIUM
5/20/2014 5:53:48 PM

Yes we are very very close! I am 38 weeks as of tomorrow. I'm excited to be officially full term :) No sign of the little guy yet although I did have some pains over the weekend. I have a feeling he is going to come out sooner rather than later.

I've just been trying to get the house organized/nursery finished these days. My mat leave officially began on May 1st but I still worked from home up till probably a week and a half ago. When is your leave starting? Are you taking any time off before the baby?



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SLIMMINGSHAY
5/19/2014 9:46:34 PM

"BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

Again, Congratulations Beautiful!



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SLIMMINGSHAY
4/21/2014 12:41:49 PM

OMGosh! don't fret about those awesome tiger stripes! You might not enjoy them now, but think about what they really symbolize. That's proof that your body worked hard to safely house a child! You are so close. Your husband thinks you are beautiful no matter what! It's what they do and honestly, a mother's belly is the most beautiful thing in the world!

You may never be able to be rid of the stretch marks, but you can get back to feeling strong and healthy after the baby is here. I love seeing your weekly photos! You are awesome.

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MIRMIUM
4/21/2014 10:49:05 AM

Hey! I'm actually 34 weeks on Wednesday. Apparently it is a milestone week to hit as the baby is considered 'late preterm' and no longer just preterm. Supposedly it means a better outcome for the little guy! I'm looking forward to it. So you are in the t-minus 10-week countdown now eh? It is very exciting! I remember when I entered the 10-week countdown...it really gave me a push to start getting more baby things organized!

My husband took vacation days this past week (he needed to use them or lose them by the end of April) and painted the nursery. It was so hard deciding on the paint colour! My goodness! We had 7 different tester samples up on the wall. We ended up going for a bluish green. I guess it might scream boy a little bit haha. I decided that beige would be too much like the rest of the house and really wanted to have the room be all about baby.

Last night we ate dinner at my husband's parent's place and they have a nursery rocking chair for us. It's not as comfortable as some I've tried (we need to buy some padding) but it is so darn cute! It is also lovely that it was the rocker my husband's mom used for him and for his older brother. It's a nice family heirloom!

I'm still apprehensive about how the whole thing will turn out (we're just finishing touch ups and haven't moved the furniture in yet) but I am excited to at least be at the point where we can move the furniture in. I'm starting to feel much more gigantically pregnant right now and it feels important to at least have somewhere to put the little guy down when he comes home! We don't have a lot of things yet because the baby showers are so late.

Well, I hope things are going well with you!



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