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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!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Momma's Monday Check-in: 29/40

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 11 weeks.

Due Date: April 8, 2011

Total weight gain: 24
Cravings/Aversions: I have been so thirsty this week!
Sleep: My new schedule of waking at 5:45am to begin work at 6:00am has taken some getting used to. Otherwise I've really been enjoying snuggling with Roscoe at night even if I do sleep lighter and wake more frequently when he's around.
I can't live without: Lists. I've been a fanatic again lately with my lists, and I haven't felt this insanely productive in a long time.
I miss: Putting on pants is a challenging balancing act these days, and I feel sick when bending over to put on and tie my shoes. I like the belly, but I look forward to dressing with ease in a few short months.
I am looking forward to: I've been wanting to take a knife skills class for over a year now, and knowing that I will be more or less attached to a newborn for many months to come, I'm taking every opportunity I can find to carve out (ha!) "me" time for "me" activities. Luckily Andy has been obliging me. Wednesday I'll spend the evening julienning, mincing, and de-boning!
Best moment this week: The nursery is 98% complete! We're just waiting on the chair, which is half painted, and possibly a rollie pollie if I can first find a fabric that I love, and then convince my mom to sew it for me! Oh, and a crib mattress, I guess--even though we have no intention of having the baby sleep in his crib. Still it just feels weird to have a crib in the nursery without a mattress. We also created a craft closet for Roscoe, which was a big organizational chore that I've been itching to tackle. Finally, our birth plan and "after birth" plan are written, which just feels nice.
Aha Moment: My list will not get shorter if every time I cross an item off I add another (or two).
Milestones: I now more or less weigh what I weighed when I gave birth to Roscoe! Remember that I started out heavier this pregnancy. Still, I thought I had gained 46 pounds with him, but my midwife says 36--I'm not so sure about that. And I passed the glucose tolerance test!
Movement: It seems that the baby rarely sleeps--he's always on the move.
Gender: Boy!

Exercise: Ugh.
Diet: Ew.

Goals for the upcoming week: To continue to make progress on my Bradley certification requirements, try out a cinnamon raisin bread recipe, and seriously though--figure out how I can continue to stay active despite all the challenges I'm experiencing right now.

Belly Shot:

Labor Signs: None


  1. I can't wait to see the nursery!
    I'm a list girl too...although lately I just need them because I forget what I need to do (or was going to do) within moments of thinking of it. So I keep a running list that I add to as things pop into my head. Last night I went upstairs to get something THREE TIMES! Each time I made it to the top of the stairs, I got distracted and did something else, then came back down and remembered what I went up for in the first place. Pretty soon I'm going to need to put post-its on my forehead!
    Good for you for taking the knife skills class. It's so hard to take time out of our busy lives these days to do something just for YOU, but it's so good for you to have "me" time.

  2. Can't wait to see the nursery!!! I've been checking daily to see if you posted the photos online! I'm sure it is beautiful.

    I really admire you for finding time for knife skills class. I remember when I was pregnant with my second son (not so long ago) I spent every free moment napping!



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