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It’s been five months and three weeks since I had my baby girl. It’s been eleven months and three weeks since I could wear my wedding ring.  And I am still counting the days until I fit into my normal jeans and a good ‘ol D-cup bra. Oh, may the day come quickly!

But then again, I don’t think I’ve ever felt so good about being this big. Well, I’ve never actually been this many pounds. On the way up it felt necessary. Now I vacillate between “C’mon Josie, exercise!” and “Hello Mama, you are HOT.” No, the weight isn’t necessary, but it isn’t killing me either. Maybe I am just getting a little easier on myself. That’s not a bad result.

Ava is eating like a fiend.

She just finished half a cup of rice cereal and another half cup of pureed yams. I can’t remember the last time I tasted pureed anything–but yams aren’t half bad. After a few teaspoons myself, I mixed in some butter and milk and served them up hot for Clint. He seemed to like them a lot. So…tomorrow I’ll make pear “milk-shakes” or something like that. 🙂

Anyway, despite being okay with my new weight, I was extra extra extra happy to finally fit my wedding ring on my finger. That in itself was a party!


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Is it safe to Binge on Halloween candy? This is the question that flipped up on my screen while visiting a pregnancy site online. But it was just a teaser. No one wanted to touch HOW MUCH CANDY DO YOU EAT BEFORE IT’S CALLED BINGEING ? One reader responded that she ate 30 Lindt mini-bars, and that was bingeing. Another woman said 10 lbs would be bingeing. So I’m left to my own devices. What is my personal binge level? And what would I go nuts on?

I had to sit down and think this one out. I mean, obviously I am going to binge on something. The website made it clear that it wouldn’t kill me or give me diabetes, so I’m all in. But I want to choose the right poison, so to speak. Ice cream? Chocolate bars? Starburst? I don’t want to mix and match—that could really cause a belly ache. Much like Will Ferrells’ advice not to eat Skittles and drink buttermilk before running a marathon, I want to pick the right device for Halloween inhaling.

Just yesterday I filled my pockets with KitKats at a local mortgage company. I blame them entirely for putting them out there. The next stop afforded me a handful of Strawberry Starburst, and who could resist that? The dry cleaners tempted me with Jolly Ranchers. And when I got home, I enjoyed vanilla ice cream with rhubarb syrup. Very good indeed.

But now it is time to make a decision. Only one of these gets to be the big winner. Which would you choose?

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