Articles by Pattie Reaves

 
AFTER THE COUCH (blog)

I use four websites to track my workouts. Here’s why.

on Sept. 12, 2014, at 10:21 a.m.
I'm a big believer in logging all your exercise. If only because when I write it down and see it all added together, it makes me feel really, really good about myself.
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My body, 7 weeks after giving birth

on Sept. 08, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.
This week I put the last of my elastic-waisted, ruched-shirted pregnancy wardrobe away.
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The most important lesson I can teach my daughter is how to fail

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 1:17 p.m.
Even while my infant daughter is literally strapped to my chest right now almost everywhere we go, I'm constantly thinking about how to help her grow up into a resourceful, independent, confident woman.
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My first run after giving birth

on Aug. 29, 2014, at 11:17 a.m.
I went for my first run after giving birth on Sunday, a day shy of Felicity's five-week birthday. Other than the due date run, I really hadn't run since mid-May.
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My body, 4 weeks after giving birth

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 10:35 a.m.
This post actually was meant to be the three-week post. It lived in a scratch notebook for a week and I didn’t get a chance to start working on it until today. So here is my three-week picture. I’ve been about the same weight for the last two weeks, 172- …
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The things I didn’t need for a newborn — at least, not right away

on Aug. 11, 2014, at 7:27 p.m.
Some things ended up just not being that important. Others are things you can wait on until you need them.
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What my typical day with a newborn is like

on Aug. 08, 2014, at 6:05 p.m.
I. Am. So. Tired.
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The 11 things I needed for a newborn that I didn’t expect

on Aug. 06, 2014, at 10:23 a.m.
The things on this list were things that we sort of had, or only got last minute that ended up being *essential* after we came home from the hospital. Especially number two.
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My body, two weeks after giving birth

on Aug. 05, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
It's amazing how rapidly your body undergoes a transformation over the nine months that you are pregnant. And then, how rapidly it transforms again after you give birth.
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Just like I’ve changed in four years, this blog is changing, too.

on Aug. 03, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
Over the course of the first year of this blog I lost about 50 pounds, and I was able to stay within 10 pounds of that weight until last fall, when I became pregnant with my daughter, Felicity. Here's what my next goals are.
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Baby Runs makes her world debut

on July 29, 2014, at 2:58 p.m.
One week after we planned (she takes after her mother's side of the family), Felicity Jean Reaves was born on Monday, July 21 2014 at 11:27 p.m.
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Area woman “goes for a run” 40 weeks pregnant

on July 14, 2014, at 7:52 a.m.
I missed running. This was the first time since May 14 that I actually strapped on my running sneakers and heart rate monitor.
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Here’s our birth plan. The big day is almost here!

on July 11, 2014, at 8:36 a.m.
I think that the length of human gestation is pretty right-on. I feel like a completely different person than I was 9 months ago, after reading about 100000+ books and talking to other moms, and yoga, and childbirth classes, and meeting with the midwife, and movies, and support groups.
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In Lego form, Maine is for the lobsters

on July 09, 2014, at 2:22 p.m.
Lego artist John Friesen put together these sweet Lego dioramas for each of the 50 states.

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18 days until the baby is born … and counting

on June 26, 2014, at 8:21 a.m.
I had all these milestones to think about before the baby got here —this trip to visit family, or my brothers' wedding, or this project to finish at work, or moving, or finishing the nursery — and now they are all almost done
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Can you guess what the top-earning Maine company is?

on June 23, 2014, at 5:17 p.m.
Hint: You probably shop here often.
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The Bangor girl moves to Brewer

on June 03, 2014, at 8:07 a.m.
After many months of looking and many months of waiting after finding the perfect place, our little (growing) family is in our new home.
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In my opinion, no, you can’t lose weight while you’re pregnant. But here’s how I stayed fit.

on May 28, 2014, at 4:56 p.m.
It's about time to officially call it: I'm finished running until after Baby Runs is born. The last time I went running was 20 days ago, and the more time that passes, the harder it is to imagine going out again.
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on May 27, 2014, at 10:05 a.m.
 
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