Aaaaand do it again, and again, and again…

How many times can you fall off the cart and get back on before you realize you need to get a seatbelt and stay put??

16 months after the birth of my son, and some futile efforts to lose weight (again) in the meantime, and I’ve hit the brick wall.  The same thoughts go through my head: “Enough is enough.”  “Time to lose it, get healthy and fit, and keep it off this time.”  “Get rid of any junk habits, sugar, and wasted-calorie foods and just get on with it.”

But I’ve said it before, so many times.  All of those thoughts seemed so serious at the time, and yet I keep falling down.  Hopefully this time it will stick.  I think I just need some sort of specific determination, like when I lost weight for my wedding.


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We’re In The Same Boat…

… as every other parental unit out there, I’m sure.  We have narrowed down our favourite baby names but we just can’t choose between them!  We seem to love them all equally, so I think we need the opinions of the anonymous interwebz.  Please help.  The middle names are very likely to be Richard Joseph, unless something goes terribly sideways in 3 months.

The first name choices are:

  • Isaac
  • Liam
  • Noah
  • Simon
  • Wyatt
  • Peter

Thanks, any random passers-by who are able to assist us 🙂

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Teaching Humans to Care For Their Young…?

We went to our first prenatal class last night.  It was quite good, the educator was able to answer most questions that came up, and her cheery demeanour made us all a little more comfortable.

The only thing that popped into my head though was how sad is it that we need people like her to be teaching us to care for our young?  I know, not everyone does, and how much hubby and I will take from this course I don’t yet know.  I know more about children, their care and first aid than he does, so I’m hoping he’ll get something out of it.  It just made me realize that back in the day we valued the older women of our society enough to take our lessons from them.  Yes, some we probably shouldn’t have (eating rabbit during pregnancy will give my baby rabbit ears), but much of their knowledge and experience is what got us to this place and is what they are teaching us now.  Not the technical medical stuff, but the more touchy-feely part of it.  The public health offices are truly valuable resources (especially for those doing this on their own, or with a less than supportive partner), it just made me lament how little involvement older people now have with the process, except as a hand-holder and a comforter.

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New Year, No Problem

Hello world.  It has been a month and a half since my last confession.

Quick update – baby-boy-to-be is a-ok, going for an ultrasound tonight.  Was sick over the holidays (like everyone else, it seems) and am happy to be mostly better by now.  I wasn’t gaining as much weight in this pregnancy as they were hoping for, so I have just been enjoying the holidays with family without concern for losing weight.

So far I’ve still only gained 5.6 pounds, but I feel like I weighed so much before conceiving that my body doesn’t need any extra weight beyond the baby and that weight.  I’m more concerned that what I’m eating is good, nutritious food and trying to up my water intake.

Looking forward to getting back into reading the wonderful blogs on here, and getting back into MyFitnessPal.  I had given MFP up awhile back as I wasn’t tracking anyway, but my friend is an active member and wants to be buds so I logged back in.  In 4 months I’ll need it anyway, so might as well get back into the swing of things.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone.  Hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends.

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Holy wow! It’s almost November!!

Guys!  Guysguysguys!!  It’s almost November.  I woke up this morning, finally feeling caught up and back to normal after the psychosis that was our Gala at work, and realized it’s almost Halloween and almost November.  Good lawd.

I haven’t even had time to log in and read anything, let alone write my own updates.  It has been nuts.  Our Gala was fantastic, it was a crazy night but it went off fabulously.  Too long in the speeches, I have to say, but that’s government for you.  Our guest speakers were awesome, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Rothstein, is the funniest guy I’ve seen.  Pulls off deadpan until the punchline really well.

I hope you are all doing well.  Baby bub and I are headed into week 15, and I’ve finally gained a pound!  WOO!  I really was starting to worry for a little while with the continual losing.  The queasiness has finally disappeared, and now I’m just HUNGRY all the time.  My goal for the coming month is to increase my water intake.  During the first trimester water made me feel ill, so I fell really far down with how much I was drinking.  Now I feel better, so I have to get back up to where I was before conceiving (at least a litre a day, or more if I can get it down).  I noticed the other day that I was literally down to 1/2 cup a day, and that’s terrible for both of us I’m sure.

Have fun getting ready for Halloween and all the awesome costumes that arrive each year.

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Ever Thankful

… and with that, Thanksgiving is over.

  • Everyone in our world now knows about the pregnancy.
  • Our house was full of people eating food and laughing, and it was the most amazing feeling.  Makes me want 8 kids and many grandkids when I get old.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  For those in the US, are you a fan of Columbus Day?  We have been hearing some unrest about it on our news, so I’m wondering how many people are actually unhappy with the day, or if it’s just the media hype as usual?

I came in to a lot of emails and much ado at work – we have 1 week until our big gala, and every turd in town is hitting the fan.  Hopefully we’ll make it through it without a whole lot of mishap.

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