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…

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 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 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…