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Monday, October 21, 2013

Starting Over Yet Again

Any SATC lovers out there? Maybe you'll appreciate the post title. 

Hello!  I'm back again. It feels great to be back.  I hope I still have some readers out there but I really don't know how many people blog anymore!

I've been gone for a while.  At least for a year.  You see, one year ago today I found out I was pregnant. I vowed to be healthy during pregnancy, but life happened and goals fell to the wayside. I did manage to keep my pregnancy weight gain to under 30lbs.  

I had a perfect pregnancy.  I was fortunate enough to love every minute of it.  Then, on May 29 (1 month & 1 day before my due date) my little boy decided to make his entrance early and in a whirlwind.  My water broke (surprising the crap out of me) in the middle of a very stormy night (doesn't he know mommy is afraid of storms?). He ended up arriving via emergency c section because the cord was wrapped around his torso and his heart rate was dropping with every (very painful) contraction.  He came out at 5lbs 5oz and a gorgeous full head of hair.  I only saw him briefly before he was off to the NICU and I spent 12 long hours apart from him on bed rest after the c section.  Then... I finally met and held my baby boy who I had dreamed of cuddling. 
Here I am... Meeting him and crying my eyes out (hello hormones!). My sweet boy. 

Fast forward to today. 

I can't believe it's been a year since I found out my world was changing. 

I love being a mom.  I had no idea I would love it this much.  I'm lucky to have a healthy & happy baby   So lucky.  And it doesn't hurt that he's pretty darn cute. 

Anyway... What I don't love is my post baby body.  That's why I'm here.  It's time to get back to losing weight!

I'm doing this at home & not paying anyone any money (hello mat leave income!  No top up for me... Just unemployment!  I'm tracking my calories on and reporting on everything here. 

If you're still reading... I thank you & hope you'll come back!



Jaime said...

Such a cute little reason to gain a few lbs! :)

Jen Nifer said...

Jaime - your comment disappeared but I saw it :). He's the cute reason I must get healthy now!