Postpartum 11 Months: Feeding Baby

Being a health and wellness worker, many people have asked me how and what I feed Atlas, how long will I nurse, if I make his food, and various other related questions. So today I’m going to do a throwback to my pregnancy and postpartum posts and discuss that part of our journey. As with…

Postpartum 1 month: Things I Learned in my Third Trimester

I’m well past my third trimester, but not far enough to forget the lessons of that final push (pun intended) towards motherhood. And since I shared in previous posts about the first and second trimesters, it seems prudent to finish what I started and elaborate on some of the hallmarks of the final stage of pregnancy….

Pregnancy Week 41: Atlas’ Birth Story

If you’re here for the food, you may want to skip this post. However, I’ve got a delicious salad recipe on deck for my next share! Check my Instagram for a preview 😉 Atlas just passed the one month mark! The fact that I can get my head above water long enough to craft this post…

Pregnancy Week 40: What to Do While You Wait

The countdown is on but what am I supposed to do when I’m creeping up on the due date (or past it) and I have no more work, I can’t leave for the weekend, and I’m marginally or extremely uncomfortable in my huge pregnant body? Here are some ideas! Coloring Books They’re all the rage…

Pregnancy Week 39: Nursery is Ready

There’s been a huge lag in my pregnancy posts because… SURPRISE! I’m not pregnant anymore! Atlas Jacob Ledford was born at 5:56 am on his mommy’s birthday July 17. I’ll definitely share the details in an upcoming “birth story” post, but for now I really want to play “show and tell” with Atlas’ Nursery! My…

Pregnancy Week 38: Hospital Bag!

As I get closer and closer to my “guess date”, I’ve become increasingly aware of the location of my hospital bag. This bag was dutifully packed many weeks ago thanks to the prodding of my mom who felt strongly that I should be prepared in case baby boy decided to show up (5 weeks) early. (Love…

Pregnancy Week 37: The Final Weeks

Here’s a few updates about how the pregnancy is going! Fitness The past 6 weeks have been filled with lots of packing, moving, and projects. My yoga practice kind of fell back to 2-3x a week and I’ve swapped weight lifting for a homeowner’s life of cleaning, organizing, stacking boxes, and yard work. I’ve also…

Pregnancy Week 36: Body Image

Pregnancy and Body Image. I’ve had this topic in my blog queue since my first trimester. It’s a huge topic for women in general. For pregnancy, its a potentially endless conversation. Keeping that in mind, I decided to leave it on the shelf until the end of my pregnancy so I could move through ALL…

Pregnancy Week 35: Nesting

Moving and Nesting. Nesting and Moving. There’s no better or worse time to nest than when moving. Moving is an upheaval. All my stuff goes into boxes and bags and out-of-order. As if pregnancy brain isn’t enough, I’ve now hidden all my items from their usual location, a sure way to feel like I’ve completely lost my mind….

Pregnancy Week 34: Third Trimester Fitness Update

I was a tad bit late with my last prego post, so this one is coming in right after it! Life is beginning to settle down post-move/pre-baby so I will have my Week 35 post on schedule at the beginning of next week and tomorrow keep an eye out for a YUMTASTIC paleo-friendly Cubano recipe!…

Pregnancy Week 33: Hydration

Hydration. It’s amazing how one little word can change your life in so many ways. While proper hydration is essential for any human being, I’ve found that it’s especially impactful on my wellbeing during pregnancy. This should come as no surprise to most people. I’m relatively certain that “drink lots of water” is the number…

Pregnancy Week 32: Not Perfect, but Good.

 “Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.” This is one of my ALL TIME favorite mantras. Some people may think that it breeds mediocrity, but I think it’s a fantastic way to keep our do-it-all, be-it-all tendencies in check. I can be very hard on myself for not having a good attitude, relentless motivation, and…