• First Pregnancy,  Motherhood,  Second Pregnancy,  Wellness

    Working Out Pregnant

    Let me start by saying what you read here does not replace the knowledge and guidance of your healthcare professionals, so please be smart and if you have questions or concerns ask them. Let me also add that while I am no where near instagram-fitness-model level, I have been very active since I was a young child and fitness is not only part of my personal life but it has also been part of my professional life for many years. When I got pregnant with Asher I really didn’t miss a beat with working out until 20 w. I kept up with regular running and lifting, paying mind to how…

  • First Pregnancy,  Motherhood

    TBT: The Pregnant Mama-to-be

    I don’t typically participate in the #TBT posts on social media but this Thursday I find myself being pretty nostalgic so I thought why not? So this throw back Thursday is in honor of a chubbier, baby-growing, naive, mama-to-be, me. It is so hard to believe that it has been almost 2 years since I was pregnant?! Sometimes I feel like I should still be allowed to use the “sorry I just had a baby” excuse to explain the condition of my house or the fact that I haven’t gotten out of my pjs yet and it’s past noon. I can recall being pregnant and spending countless hours daydreaming about…

  • First Pregnancy,  Motherhood

    40+ weeks

    Throughout this pregnancy I have posted my weekly “bumpdates” the following week. So in truth I am no longer pregnant but before I show off my awesome bundle of cuteness I shall finish what I started. This was the last picture we snapped before it was time to gown up and get down to the business of birthing this baby! How far along?: 40+ Weeks  Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Yes Sleep: Getting pretty uncomfortable. I am ready to see this little man already. Best moment(s) these last weeks: Making it to our due date.  Miss anything?: Running, working out, being not pregnant. Movement: Yes yes yes! Food Cravings: Nothing…

  • First Pregnancy,  Motherhood

    39 Weeks

    I will be honest I didn’t think we would make it this far! I really thought this little man was going to make an early arrival. Even if he decides to stick around a few more weeks it is crazy to know whether he likes it or not he is going to be here so soon! I am so inexplicably excited! How far along?: 39 Weeks  Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Yes. And I am really starting to appreciate my body for all that it has done for this little guy.  Sleep: Maybe my body is working to “store energy” but I have been sleeping so well this week! Best…

  • First Pregnancy,  Motherhood

    38 Weeks

    How far along?: 38 Weeks  Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Boo! I don’t like this question anymore. Sleep: Still sleeping pretty well. It is getting more difficult to flip from side to side with a big ol’ baby in there though. Best moment(s) these last weeks: The feeling of having everything in order and ready for little man’s arrival.  Miss anything?: I am ready to be able to workout hard again. I miss pushing my body to those limits.  Movement: Yes yes yes! Food Cravings: Nothing new.  Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing new. Gender: Boy! Labor signs: Contractions but nothing consistent.  Belly button in or out?: Out, out,…

  • First Pregnancy,  Motherhood

    37 Weeks

    How far along?: 37 Weeks  Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Sadly a few. Sleep: Still pretty good. Best moment(s) these last weeks: Making it to “full term”. I know he will be in there for a while longer but it is a huge sigh of relief to know he has made it to this point. Miss anything?: Running. There have been a few days of warmer weather and I am jealous of all the people out enjoying a good run.  Movement: Yes yes yes! Food Cravings: Nothing really Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing new. Gender: Boy! Labor signs: Random bouts of contractions. Nothing that is consistent and though…

  • First Pregnancy,  Motherhood

    Playing Catch Up…34, 35, 36 weeks

    Oh my I have been a horrible blogger these days! I am slightly ashamed at how far behind I have been with my bumpdates. Better late than never I suppose.  How far along?: Currently 36 Weeks  Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Sadly over the last few weeks I have developed a few more along the right side of my belly. The same area our little man likes to hang out. Luckily I only have a few and none of them are crazy so hopefully they will fade quickly after birth.  Sleep: Around 35 weeks our little man dropped a bit and I have since had improved sleep. He is no…

  • First Pregnancy,  Motherhood

    32 and 33 Weeks

    Time has gotten away from me so I will be catching up on two weeks with this post.   How far along?: 33 Weeks  Weight gain: I haven’t visited a scale recently but I know the number is climbing. I am trying not to focus on weight and rather focus on how I feel and I am feeling good! Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: As of this week I now have a small one on my lower belly. Right in the area where little man like to stretch out. Sadly seeing this really bummed me out but I am trying to channel the whole “I’m a tiger I earned my stripes”…

  • First Pregnancy,  Motherhood

    31 Weeks

    How far along?: 31 Weeks  Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Thankfully none! Hoping this will last til the end. Sleep: Sleep this week had improved, but I find myself wide awake enjoying little man’s kicks and wiggles late into the evening. Miss anything?: Being comfortable. I’m starting to run out of room in there.  Movement: So many kicks and wiggles and I am loving every minute of it.  Food Cravings: Cereal  Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing new. Gender: Boy! Labor signs: My body is preparing for labor with Braxton Hicks contractions these days.  Symptoms: Big belly and an active little man. Belly button in or out?: Out, out,…

  • First Pregnancy,  Motherhood

    30 Weeks

    Between little man laying sideways and my doctor expressing concern with my weight gain (he believes I haven’t gained enough even though I beg to differ) this week we were scheduled for an ultrasound to see how little man is doing. Despite the doctor’s concern, I have been convinced that little man is ahead of schedule. Perhaps it has been all the kicks to the ribs and pelvis at the same time or maybe it was just mother’s intuition, but I was convinced that I was growing a giant. So on Monday the Hubs and I went in for our ultrasound and after taking some measurements and letting us see…