Day 1 - I want a baby.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

My sister recently had her first child: a beautiful, healthy, amazing baby girl. I love her so much I can hardly stand it, and I feel so blessed to be her aunt. Having my sweet little Emerson around has really started me thinking about having my own child. But, the one striking thought that continually makes me hesitate is: Am I healthy enough to have a baby?

My husband also feels ready to have a baby, but we BOTH want to be healthy when that baby comes. I want a healthy pregnancy, so I can deliver a healthy baby, and then I simply want to feel STRONG enough and GOOD enough to take care of that baby afterward! Hubby wants the same thing, for himself and for me.

So, here I am, with a whole new reason to exercise, eat right, and get into all-around better shape. I'm going to do it for myself, for my husband, for my new niece and my future nieces and nephews, and for that little baby that I'll call my own someday.

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    What a great motivator but you also want to get healthy for YOU!! YOU are worth it!! Don't think you have to wait to have a baby. If it's what you and your husband want then go for it! You can make those same healthy decisions pregnant! It's as simple as making simple lifestyle changes. You know what you need to do so start doing it AND get pregnant.

    (are there health issues that are a concern? If not, there is nothing stopping you, if there are, address what you need to do, talk to your doctor and begin! to start your family!)

    Never wait on your dreams!! emoticon

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    1344 days ago
    I said those exact words years ago, over & over. My weight yo-yoed, but I never got it low enough to where I thought it should be, to get pregnant. Then one day...poof! time took over. Age 49, never had a baby. (But adopted a beautiful baby girl from foster care) :-)

    emoticon One day, in my 30's, when I was talking to my doctor about the chances of getting pregnant, and that I wanted to lose weight first, the doctor said, it's your age that worries me, not your weight. And back then, I was about the same weight you are today. 225

    emoticon So my advice is this....go ahead and start trying to get usually doesn't happen over night anyway..LOL. "eating for 2" means eating healthy for the baby, not eating more. You'll probably lose weight eating healthy trying to get pregnant, and you can continue eating healthy through pregnancy. And once the baby is born, you will be soooo busy taking care of that baby, that you will naturally lose weight. (hind-sight huh??'s a tough thing.)

    emoticon We got our baby girl at 7 days old...I was so busy with her that I think I rarely even thought about eating. Don't do what I did and wait to long...225 is actually not a bad weight at all for a pregnancy. But if you do want to wait to get to goal first, I support you 100% too. Just wanted to share my story.

    Good luck... emoticon
    1351 days ago
    Sounds like a great idea to me. You can do it! :) Congratulations on your new niece.
    1353 days ago
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