Pregnancy Week 37/38: Mental Health

Baby Eden has arrived, but that doesn’t mean I won’t finish out my pregnancy posts. Cute baby photos forthcoming when I share her birth story. Stay tuned. As I was closing out the final weeks of this pregnancy, one topic in particular seemed super relevant. Mental Health. We’ve all heard the stats on postpartum depression…

Pregnancy Week 35/36: My Go-To’s

There’s a fair amount of needs, cravings, wants, and comforts that arise during a transitional time like pregnancy. This post, I’ve compiled a list of things that have helped me through the weeks and months of growth and change. They range from the silly to the sentimental, medical to holistic, simple to luxurious. Either way,…

Pregnancy Week 33/34: Am I Ready?

Transitioning out of the holidays and into the New Year brought one very clear thought with regards to this pregnancy — Am I ready? It’s like the noise of holiday time and generally reflecting on the events of 2019 were keeping my immediate future from view.  2020 revealed my blind spot — all the feels…

Pregnancy Week 31/32 : Fitness and Nutrition

I was really excited for pregnancy during the holidays but it was mostly a tug of war between my flailing immune system and every cold germ known to man. One day I’d see the clouds part and some blue sky appear, and the next it would be storm clouds. I am so ready for some…

Pregnancy Week 29/30: Expectations

My 29th and 30th week were spent celebrating Thanksgiving in sub 30 degree weather. Which may seem like an oxymoron. I mean, how do you give thanks when you are frozen solid? Beats me. But I managed somehow. Thanksgiving was spent with my family in Idaho, most of us were either sick, getting sick, or…

Pregnancy Week 27/28: Weight Gain

This post should be titled “Weight Gain and Other Symptoms”, but I don’t know how many people are psyched at the thought of reading about other people’s “symptoms”, pregnant or otherwise. “Weight Gain” however, that’s some clickbaity nonsense that no one can resist. Amiright? Well, this should be no surprise to anyone, but I’ve gained…

Pregnancy Week 25/26: Supporting my Immune System

Cold Season. Two of my least favorite words now that I house a toddler. A toddler who goes to preschool, museums, parks, and the zoo on a regular basis. Places with germs. Germs on top of germs. Germs that he brings home and shares with the immunocompromised parent who is the subject of these posts….

Pregnancy Week 23/24: Freedom

Last night my son got up at 4:30 am. I’m not exactly sure why, he doesn’t usually wake up during the night and he didn’t seem scared or sick. Perhaps the time change is still messing around with his rhythm… either way, he got me up and I went in his room to lull him…

Pregnancy Week 21/22 : Symptoms

Hey y’all! I’ve been in Austin, Texas all week and I’m typing this as a huge thunderstorm moves through the area. Not gonna lie, it’s pretty exciting for this SoCal chick. I’m pretty inexperienced with weather so I felt pretty stranded when I walked to dinner and then got stuck waiting for an Uber under…

Pregnancy Week 19/20: Remembering Loss

“I have come to believe that by and large the human family all has the same secrets, which are both very telling and very important to tell. They are telling in the sense that they tell what is perhaps the central paradox of our condition—that what we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is…