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…

Pregnancy Week 31: Sleep Support

I’m super late with this week’s pregnancy post. It’s supposed to be a recap of LAST week, but we’re almost in a new week already! Weeks 30-32 have been a bit fraught with anxiety and subsequent lack of sleep which, at least partially, explains my lateness. I’ve been zombie-Chef for the past couple of weeks and…

Pregnancy Week 30: Third Trimester Nutrition

10 more WEEKS?! How did that happen? I feel like I was just at 20 weeks, the halfway point, and now it’s like he’s practically here! Last week I talked a little about childbirth preparation from the vantage point of reading and learning. This week I wanted to focus more on what kinds of strategies…

Pregnancy Week 29: Childbirth Preparation

Preparing for Childbirth. HA! Is that even a thing? How the heck do you prepare for something that 1. You’ve never experienced or 2. You HAVE experienced but has very little track record of being predictable or consistent from one pregnancy to the next. The answer is, you try – or not. The more anal…

Pregnancy Week 28: Things I Learned in my Second Trimester

I’ve reached my third trimester! To follow up my initial “things I learned” post for the first, I thought I would share some similar thoughts about the second phase of my pregnancy. It’s so incredible how the pregnancy experience really does shift from one phase to the next in almost exact correspondence to the “trimesters”. I…