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mdolls68
09-14-2003, 01:03 AM
Hi All,

I just wanted to share 2.5 wks ago that I have a baby boy...Sean. He came a month early. He was 5 lbs 7 oz. He's doing well. My body is having some problems adjusting, but it's getting better now. I'll be starting back doing some cardio this coming week and will have to wait for the ok to do weight lifting or not due to my heart issues.

Attached is a pic of Sean at 1.5 wks old. He is such an active little guy. Our little 3 yr old girl simply adores him and is so helpful.

erp7e
09-14-2003, 05:28 AM
Congratulations!

PatS
09-14-2003, 12:30 PM
Molly, that's fantastic!!!! Contrats!!! May your jump back into the fitness lifestyle be a smooth one...

PatS.

WillBrink
09-14-2003, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by mdolls68
Hi All,

I just wanted to share 2.5 wks ago that I have a baby boy...Sean. He came a month early. He was 5 lbs 7 oz. He's doing well. My body is having some problems adjusting, but it's getting better now. I'll be starting back doing some cardio this coming week and will have to wait for the ok to do weight lifting or not due to my heart issues.

Attached is a pic of Sean at 1.5 wks old. He is such an active little guy. Our little 3 yr old girl simply adores him and is so helpful.

Congrats!!! Very cute baby pic. Your body will bounce back quickly if you get back to the gym asap. Just take it slow and ramp back up, but getting some exercise (sending the signle to your body that the break is over) is important, just make sure to listen to how you feel and exercise accordingly. :D

alanjlamore
10-14-2003, 10:32 PM
Congrats on your 1 month old!

My wife's going to be giving birth soon (due date Oct 19'th), and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas of how to explain the importance of good nutrition, especially while she breast feeds.

It's like pulling teeth just to get her to drink milk every day. She likes to work out, and wants to get in shape ASAP, but she doesn't understand the importance of nutrition.

I tried to get her to read the ebook (even though it's for gaining muscle, it still has a lot of good info), but she tells me she can't read it cause she's not interested enough in it and it's too confusing.

Any suggestions on getting her to pay more attention to her nutrition?

Thanks,

mdolls68
10-15-2003, 02:33 AM
Hi Alan,

Congratulations on your upcoming birth.

Yes, nutrition is very important. I know when I was pregnant with our 2nd child I had lots of cravings for bad foods and gave in to many of them; however, I never ate lots of food and nor did I eat the bad food all the time. After I had our baby, I had no cravings, not really even to eat.

After giving birth, one's hormones are a bit whacked and it takes awhile to settle down. Every pregnancy is different, so I've found out. My baby is 7 wks old and my hormones are still whacked, but starting to settle down. I have no desire to eat unhealthy, but what I am finding out for my activity level, LBM, and how I'm nursing, I need to consume A LOT of calories, which I'm having difficulty doing.

What I would say regarding your wife is to not overwhelm her. Be supportive of her and encourage her....don't nag her. Her body is going to go through a lot of changes, and she needs you to be loving & kind to her. I know in these past 7 wks, I have basically felt unattractive and like a human cow....LOL.

Hopefully her pregnancy is going well and she is not experiencing the many difficulties I had with my 2nd (my first pregnancy was perfect and super easy). Oh, regarding nursing, you have to drink enough and eat enough to have a good milk supply. I'm not eating or drinking enough, although I eat very healthy. I found the healthier I ate, the more I needed to eat, and I just can't eat that much. I'm so sick of food and eating. I drink lots of water, but apparently with working out, living in Arizona, I need to drink even more to support my milk supply. Oh, and I do not drink milk, as I'm semi-lactose intolerant....but, I do take supplements.

If you have any further questions, you can e-mail me: [email protected] My little guy is screaming his head off and I'm not even sure this post is going to make sense. :-)

~Molly

alanjlamore
10-15-2003, 02:56 AM
Thanks,

I've been trying to sneek in some info about micro nutrients and how not all fats, carbs, and proteins are created equal. I try doing this without being overbearing.

As for her pregnancy, she hasn't vommeted yet! She's had realy bad back pain since she's had 3 car accidents in the last few years.

I know what it feels like to try to eat when your not hungry. Since I read this e-book, I have increased my callorie intake from around 1500 to about 2400 (still 100 shy of my goals). I can't imagine adding all of the hormones going out of whack to that.

Thanks for the advice!

mdolls68
10-15-2003, 03:25 AM
This may be much, but you might try making some of her meals for her and putting some of the good foods in there. :) And, you could volunteer to do the grocery shopping.

Good that she's not experiencing any vomitting. I didn't either. Sorry about the backpain. I did get chiropractic care throughout most of my pregnancy except when I was hospitalized with problems with the baby. It helped so much and despite having gained 40 lbs, I didn't experience any back problems. Maybe a good chiropractor can help with the back pain and maybe get her back into better shape than before. Of course, there are exercises to help stretch out the back, too.

I, too, am like your wife. I love to workout and during the first half of my pregnancy, I did so 6-7 days/wk averaging 2 hrs/day...and that's after I cutback. I wanted to get back into shape ASAP, but during the 2nd trimester, we discovered I have a heart problem due to overtraining, and my baby was having developmental issues. It landed me in the hospital and on bedrest for weeks, and I ended up delivering 4 wks early. Good thing is despite all these setbacks, the baby is healthy.

Now I'm trying to figure out how to exercise, eat enough, nurse, and deal with my heart condition on top of all this. Oh, and juggle a full time job, marriage, 2 children. Whew....so, if this is your first child (which it sounds like it is), let your wife enjoy this time. You should also cherish this time. I'm finding in my diet that I'm not eating enough fat, so maybe find foods that she likes that are good for her.

Here I went again in writing a lot. Sorry about that. Little Sean is temporarily asleep and I type fast...heehee.

That's it for now...your wife is only a week or so away....so, enjoy the peace and quiet for now...and sleep.

Blessings,