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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, January 3, 2011

Momma's Monday Check-in: 26/40

Note: McFatty Monday's is no longer! Instead I will post Momma's Monday Check-in. Join me as I eat and exercise my way through the next 14 weeks.

Due Date: April 8, 2011

Total weight gain: meh...20.
Cravings/Aversions: none
Sleep: Roscoe begins the night in his bed, and ends the night in ours. I think Andy and Roscoe are sleeping better, with fewer interruptions, but I never have been able to sleep deeply with Roscoe near. Also, he prefers to sleep on or as close as humanly possibly to me, so I often wake contorted into different positions to accommodate his acrobatic sleeping style. I've had less insomnia since he joined us in bed, and I do prefer our bed to the couch in the loft, so overall I think it's working out for everyone.
I can't live without: Stretch leggings! They are not the most flattering item in my wardrobe, but really, they can't be beat for comfort.
I miss: I've been sick or recovering from various colds/bronchitis for the past 4 weeks. I'm tired of being sick! I miss being well.
I am looking forward to: A 1 1/2 hour prenatal massage on Sunday. Oh I can't wait. My body feels so pregnant right now.
Best moment this week: We finalized Little Sears's name (and bought the two brother's matching Big Brother/Little Brother shirts with their names stitched onto them--there's no turning back now!), we found a storage solution for Roscoe's clothes, since his dresser now belongs in the baby's room, and I washed and put away the newborn layette. We hung up most of the accessories and also purchased the paint to refinish a wooden chair for the nursery, which is about 80% complete! It felt out of the ordinary and so productive to make that much progress in one weekend.
Aha Moment: I have only 10 weeks left until I take maternity leave.
Milestones: I'm officially in the third trimester!!
Movement: I know that fetal movement can be really amazing, but I've reached the point where I find the baby's constant movement to be a little nauseating. He rolls and bolts around most of the day, which mostly feels like a huge rumble in a big empty stomach.
Gender: Boy!

Exercise: When I was pregnant with Roscoe, we were still in our normal routine of working 9-5, commuting home, and heading straight from the commuter lot to the gym. No excuses. Andy and I both worked out 6 days a week, even when we didn't feel like it. Relatively speaking, I've been a total slacker this pregnancy. Over the past month or so I've averaged 2 times a week. So many things are different now, but my desire to be be fit, and strong hasn't changed and I'm hoping to make the most of the time left in this pregnancy. Unfortunately, I know it won't get any easier once the baby is born.

Diet: The month of December was far too kind. I'm so glad that January is finally here.

Goals for the upcoming week: Andy is out of town for the remainder of this week, and Monday through Friday of next week. My mom volunteered to babysit a few evenings so I can go to the gym, but otherwise, I may just lift weights and do some plyometrics in the garage. I was feeling motivated over the weekend and bought a new food journal, and a new workout resource book to help inspire me.

Belly Shot:

This is the worst quality belly pic yet!

Labor Signs: None


  1. Congrats on the 3rd tri! Feels so good to say that, doesn't it?!
    I'm living in leggings these days too...mostly because I have to wear tights everyday underneath my clothes and it feels so weird to wear them under regular pants. I find that leggings and a cute tunic or sweater dress is a pretty flattering maternity outfit too.
    My "Aha Moment" this week was going to be that I only have 8 weeks of work left and I am really REALLY looking forward to being done (and not ever going back!!!) but I think a few people I work with read my blog, so I decided to leave it off for now :)
    Enjoy your massage next hour and a half?! Heaven!!!

  2. Wow enjoy your massage! How good is it to being SO close to finishing work! I bet you are way too excited especially with the new phase you will enter when you start doing the Bradley classes. Lots of good stuff happening!

  3. I'm having a massage on Saturday, and I'm so happy. I also feel really pregnant. Ouch. Not working out plus overindulging in December did not help. I'm happy for January too.


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