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Last leg of pregnancy...nutritio

Thursday, April 23, 2015

So...I'm on my last leg of pregnancy! WOOHOO!!! Baby is due to arrive in 3 weeks and 1 day. Soooooo excited! I have never felt so bloated/large in my body...even at my heaviest of 266 pounds...and ahhhh the aches, pains, and ALL the other pregnancy inconveniences/disturbances...
but still soooooo excited...all worth it!!!

What I'm not so happy about...26 pounds gained so far. Don't get me wrong, I expected weight gain. I however REALLY slacked on what I was eating. The first 4 months I was eating fairly healthy...jogged up until 5 1/2 months pregnant...then stopped because it became too painful. Well these past 4 1/2 months, all I've wanted to eat is "sweet" stuff...and boy did I indulge! Sigh! I shoved stuff in my mouth that I normally really wouldn't even reach for...gummy candies, LOTS of chocolate, ice cream, LOTS of baked goods...the list goes on and on and on...

So I've decided to 'smarten' up before baby arrives. I don't want to get stuck in this eating pattern and allowing myself to continue to reach for these foods after baby arrives. I really want to be an example...afterall baby will learn to eat the way the parents eat. Baby WILL NOT struggle with weight the way I have my WHOLE life.

- Track food daily until baby arrives (will miss a few days around when baby arrives...will allow myself a week or so and then start tracking again)
- Continue with exercise as tolerated until baby comes...focusing on strengthening exercises...and walking when able.

Can't wait for baby's arrival...but also can't wait to start feeling 'healthy' in my body once again.

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    Ive been waiting for you to blog! Your babay is almost here and you have done an awesome job throughout your pregnancy! Im 6 months now and ready for it to be over. This is our 2nd and last. Look forward to your next blog update!!! Good luck!
    2250 days ago
    26 lbs is right in the recommended weight gain for healthy mother and baby. Don't beat yourself up! You are doing awesome!
    2253 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Am glad you haven't gotten gestational diabetes. I was lucky and had my children at 37 weeks, except for my second son because I had high blood pressure with him, and he was only 6 and a half pounds at 40 weeks, since I'd stayed in bed the last 5 weeks. But the others I got induced and my 4th son was still 9# which was more than enough. I had him the last of May but he wasn't due until June 20th.
    I do hope you are going to breastfed as that helps with getting the weight off. Just don't drink milk or eat dairy but do drink a lot of water. I dropped all my weight within 3 months except with my last pregnancy and I didn't nurse her.
    Do you belong to the Sparkpeople site at www.babyfit.com since it has all the help for pregnancy?
    2253 days ago
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