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Our Growing Family

Posted Sep 09 2013 10:05pm
I always wanted to have more children.
But after my youngest turned 5, I resigned to the fact that my husband just didn't.
He said, "Maybe someday."
But I wouldn't want my kids to grow up with such a big age gap.
So a year and a half ago, I gave away all our baby stuff.
The pram (stroller), car seats, baby clothes, portable cot, everything.
Now, (my youngest is 6) and....
I'm pregnant!
Due 8 May 2014.
My husband's idea of course.
I'm not thrilled about the 7 year gap.
(I am thinking I might need to have more than one so he can have a playmate.)
((Yeah, hoping it's a he :))

Problem is, I have certainly lost my confidence in caring for a little baby.
Truth is, I'm pretty nervous.
And excited!
And really really nervous!
It's been 6 years ago!
I was a completely different person then!
Oh well. Been there, done that... maybe it's like riding a bicycle?

As for weight-loss, I'm obviously not going to restrict my food too much.
But I am hoping to stay the same weight throughout pregnancy,
And make very healthy food choices, of course.
I've heard WW has an excellent nursing mothers program starting when the baby is 6 weeks old.
Remembering back to after Cadyn (my first born, now 11) was born,
My best diet ever was done when he was a baby.
I lost 17 lbs in 12 weeks.
It was pretty hard.
But I think I will be mighty inspired to get my body back into shape.

So, here's to a great 8 months ahead!
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