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Figured out what has been happening with my body...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Over the past several months my weight has pretty much stayed in the same range of 2-3 pounds. That range lowered by about 3 pounds in the past 6 months, so there really hasn't been any big change. Then a couple of weeks ago it started dropping significantly faster, which had me puzzled since I had all but quit exercising. I had been quite diligent about it before, but in the last month or so I stopped making time for it. I might work out once or twice a week, and that's it. And I wasn't being very careful about my nutrition either. It was more than a little confusing. I was happy about it, since it put me within a few pounds of my goal weight, but perplexed. I reached the conclusion that maybe what my body needs to lose weight is to be confused. Consistency makes it too easy for my body to be able to stay where it's at- it needs to be tricked into losing weight. Then yesterday I realized the real reason. I had been eating roughly the same amount of food, but now my body needs more. Why? Because... I'M PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy! I've been wanting more children for years. We haven't been actively trying, but we certainly haven't been doing anything to avoid becoming pregnant. We've been leaving it 100% in God's hands. If we had more kids, I wanted it to be because God planned it, and in His time. Anyway, I told my husband yesterday morning, and we told the kids after dinner in the evening. (We have 3 kids already, 16, 13 and 10.) Their reactions were pretty funny. I printed out 3 pictures of a baby the same gestational age as mine (which at this point looks like some sort of weird amoeba, so I didn't think they would know what they were looking at), and passed them out to the kids, face down, telling them we were going to play a game. We dished up dessert, and I took two pieces. On the count of three, I had them turn over their picture and try to guess what it was. The older two knew right away- I was surprised! Then I said, "Hmmm, Mom has to eat two desserts. Who can figure out why?" My oldest kept shouting, "Are you kidding?! Is this a joke?" My youngest went a little crazy with excitement. I think my older two were a little unsure at first, but by the end of the evening they seemed sincerely happy about it. My oldest even hugged my abdomen good night, goofy kid ;-)

I'm looking forward to telling our families at Thanksgiving. I'm thinking of doing something along the lines of thanking God for all four of my children and seeing how long it takes to sink in.

Anyway, I don't think I'll be seeing that goal weight for quite some time, but I'm ecstatic.
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