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 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 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 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 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 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 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 24: Mama Bear

Rage is not a familiar emotion for me. I mean. Look at this picture. No rage. No fear. No angry expletive-laden outbursts. One of my new favorite side effects of pregnancy is the whole “mama bear”- protective – angry outburst – thing. Here’s a scenario: I’m walking my dog across an intersection, and girl in silver…

Pregnancy Week 23: Update

Hello and Happy Spring (!!!) to my pregnancy followers 🙂 I just wrapped up my 23rd week of pregnancy which means I’m officially 6 months pregnant. That’s absolutely nuts. My sense of time is totally out of whack. I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever AND like I just took that silly little pee test….