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The BoldHeartMama desires to enjoy living out the choices that she’s made for herself and for her family. She is a relentless learner: curious, inquisitive, and open to the possibilities of her life and of the human condition. She understands that there isn't one right way—she asks questions that dig deeper to make sense of it all and to find her own path.

She pays attention to and nurtures whatever it is she really cares about, letting go of the rest (for now) knowing she can't do and be everything all at once. She embraces her imperfections in favor of "good enough"—her imperfect self, her imperfect home, her imperfect mothering, her imperfect desires—and she never stops evolving as a woman and mother. She is a BoldHeart, authentic and true to herself.

The BoldHeartMama knows there is only this one life and she's all in. She is present and engaged and making things happen. Her intuition is her guide. She seeks to be inspired and relies on her creativity and her resourcefulness to solve the big and little challenges that she and her family face together as they navigate their relationships and their world.

The BoldHeartMama is willing to take calculated risks to make her biggest dreams come true. She is living out her BoldHeart in the moment, making small moves and taking little steps that add up, and she's cultivating a good life for herself and her family in the process. Read More!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Momma's Monday Check-in: 13/40

Note: McFatty Mondays is no longer!! Instead, I will be posting Momma's Monday Check-in. Join me as I eat and exercise my way through the next 27 weeks.

Due Date: April 8, 2011

Total weight gain: 4
Morning Sickness: Still hanging around...
Cravings: Fresh squeezed orange juice, maple almond butter
Aversions: Meat, full-fat cheese
Sleep: With all the recent sickness and traveling, Roscoe has made a new routine of calling out for me in the night so we're back to interrupted sleep this week.
I can't live without: TUMS saved me big time, more than twice.
I miss: Quality time and date nights with Andy. We need to schedule something asap.
I am looking forward to: Everything from here on out!!!
Aha Moment: I've mentioned before that I had my thyroid irradiated a couple year ago and so I take medication to replace the hormones normally produced by the thyroid. Pregnancy always presents a challenge to stable TSH levels so I get them checked every 4 weeks. This week I learned that my TSH levels are waaayy off. Three is the upper range of normal, and my TSH is currently an 11. Weakness and fatigue are classic symptoms of hypothyroidism, which is likely contributing to my "morning sickness", and while I really hope we get them under control soon (for the baby's sake) it's nice to know that when that happens I should feel improvement too.
Milestones: I felt the baby for the first time!!
Best moment this week: When I checked off all my workout goals for the week.

Movement: Yep! It's unmistakable. Started out a few days ago as flutters, which progressed to little thumps and wiggles over the weekend. What a feeling!
Gender: The Big Ultrasound is scheduled for November 9th!

Exercise: I'm baaack!!! I ran three miles three times this week, lifted full body weights twice, and went to kickboxing on Tuesday night. Yes!!! It felt so good I literally cried during one of my runs. Here's a motivational article for Momma's who run--I clipped it from Runner's World several years ago and have held onto it since.
Diet: After Wednesday night's flu fiasco my appetite has been teeny tiny. I think I've been much better about compiling real meals, made up of real food covering each of the food groups. This is good!

Goal's for the upcoming week: I need to continue to log miles so I can be ready for that 10k in November.

Belly Shot:

Labor Signs: none


  1. Sooo exciting to feel movement! I cant wait for that :)

    Way to go on the exercise, I envy you!

  2. That's so exciting that you are feeling the babe wiggling around! I am definitely looking forward to feeling more's still very sporadic for me. I hope everything levels our with your TSH levels and that you are feeling better soon!

  3. Yea for your exercise and for baby moment. I will definetly be keeping my eye out for pics from the big ultra sound! It is exciting because it marks about half way!


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