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Old 11-01-2010, 03:54 AM   #1
On a break with Baby #5
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Talking I'm back after my pregnancy break :)

It was a really difficult labor (three weeks of painful contractions and labor symptoms, slowly getting me to six cm, then just two hours to complete and baby born!) but I am happy to announce my son, Seth Josiah, was born 10/10/10 at 12:03 pm, weighing 8 lbs 14 oz and 20 inches long. I was around 232 lbs when he was born, and am now at 215. My pre pregnancy weight was 210.8 by my scale and 215 by my doctor's scale, so I am taking that as a small net gain from the pregnancy I am ready to lose!

I took a bit of a hiatus from weight management in the two weeks after his birth, it has been a challenge, but I am ready to come back full steam and will begin with a confession: I had quite a candy holocaust tonight, unfortunately, but I figured I would. We didn't do Halloween, but rather Reformation Night at our church, which involved each family bringing candy as well as a potluck dish for a night of fun games and a great lesson of church history.

Since I was eating a lunch a lady prepared for my family (so I wouldn't have to worry about cooking as much, immediately following my son's birth) and the evening was potluck and candy, I didn't even bother logging. It's probably a good thing, it wasn't pretty. However there is no candy in my house except a few pieces for my girls that they won in the games tonight, and my last meal was given to us in the form of cash for a date night with my husband later this week, so there is nothing but my commitment (or possible lack thereof) stopping me from being perfectly on plan from here on out.

I need to get back on the saddle post-baby and have been halfheartedly trying, but it is hard when my husband and other families are making my meals and I am exhausted and ravenous from breastfeeding. Now things are settled, back to normal, and my appetite can be controlled without too much difficulty, so it is time to stop slacking and lose some serious weight!

I am so happy to be back, everyone, and am looking forward to losing 1.5-2 lbs per week and getting as low as I can here at the end of 2010, to ring in the new year primed and ready for Onederland!

ETA: here is an obligatory cute newborn picture. DS in about two weeks old and on my back, wrapped in a carry, for sleeping (well, he was sleeping, I was doing chores ).

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Old 11-01-2010, 05:19 AM   #2
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I've never seen a back carrier like that! How adorable! And that's got to be better on your back than the front slings. Oh, he's precious!

So glad you're back! You did an amazing job watching your weight while you were pregnant.

I'm so happy for you!
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)

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Old 11-01-2010, 08:36 AM   #3
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Awwwwww, he is so sweet! I am glad that he is healthy. You did excellent in the weight department. I am sure that you will get right back in the swing of things.

Welcome back!

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Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. - Winston Churchill
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:36 AM   #4
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Awwww. Congratulations, and welcome back! He's adorable.

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Old 11-01-2010, 10:00 AM   #5
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Congrats!!! He is beautiful!!!

Oh and 10/10 is an awesome day.. it's my anniversary I'm convinced it is a lucky number
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:07 AM   #6
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awesome and adorable! i'm so impressed with your weight control during pregnancy! there's nothing stopping you now girl! what's your battle plan? i'm sure we can all help.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:57 AM   #7
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What a sweet little angel! And you did great with your weight while pregnant!!!

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Old 11-01-2010, 11:03 AM   #8
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Congratulations on your new baby boy ! He is beautiful .
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:17 AM   #9
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He's adorable, and I LOVE the name (baby name nut over here). Makes me miss the so-tiny stage. My youngest is almost 1 *sigh*, it goes so fast. Welcome back and congratulations!
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:15 PM   #10
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He's gorgeous!! Congratulations! I so miss the squishy newborn phase...time goes so fast.
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:22 PM   #11
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Congratulations, he is very beautiful.

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Old 11-01-2010, 01:30 PM   #12
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Congratulations your son is so sweet! You did an amazing job of producing a healthy baby and not gaining much weight in the process! I wish you great success in your weight loss goals
Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Failing, But In Rising Up Everytime We Fail.
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:33 PM   #13
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Congratulations! He is so sweet! You did amazing while pregnant, good for you!!
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:12 PM   #14
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awww CONGRATS!!!! he is so beautiful. I was wondering about you

You did great on not gaining much!!!!
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:43 PM   #15
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So so sweet.... Glad you posted and especially to see that picture. Wonderful way to do well with your weight.

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