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Week 29
~ Weight Watchin'

I talked myself into pulling the dreaded scale that was a gift to me earlier in my pregnancy out of my trunk and actually use it. It is really nice actually, and I wish I would have started using it earlier. The only reason I am watching my weight is because I have gained 29 pounds (the last two months have kicked my butt!) and I HATE being criticized on weight gain. Don't worry, I am not trying to lose weight; I am just going to try a little light exercise and to stop eating as if the world is ending. My job makes it hard because I sit all day and it's too cold and slippery to walk outside, but I am going to the gym and swimming and walking there. It's nice to walk in the lazy river pool against the current because it doesn't hurt my back and I use my leg power a little more. Swimming is just awesome, but I haven't swam competitively since my sophomore year so I am not very good right now. My mom thinks I am brave to be in a swimsuit being pregnant, but pregnant women deserve to swim too! I must admit, I did see a co-worker though and it was probably traumatic for him!

My baby shower plans are being finalized, and we can't get the lodge that we wanted, so it looks like it is going to be at my mom's house. I am registered but have about 25 gifts total, so I am not sure what I will get on that. I am hoping I do not get any bottles and pacifiers, as I plan on breastfeeding. I know it is going to be tough, but I can always cry or go to a lactation consultant! Raleigh deserves the best start she can get, and it's free!

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