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 17/18: Fitness

This pregnancy has definitely had its ups and downs with fitness since the onset. I came into the pregnancy is relatively good shape. In fact, I would say that at certain points over the last three years, my postpartum fitness was actually better than before I had been pregnant with Atlas. About a year postpartum,…

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 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…