Month: December 2018

Progress over Perfection

I love January 1st and the first blank page of a new year. This year, I’ve got a lot going on and while I want to set challenging fitness goals and personal growth targets, I’m just not going to do that to myself. I have no idea how our new addition will change our patterns and routines and I’d rather…

Sawyer’s Birth Story

Written before we left the hospital on December 23, 2018. Disclaimer….only read if you want real labor and birthing details otherwise this post may not be for you. As I write this, baby Sawyer is receiving some of his final tests before we head home from the hospital. This has been such an experience that I had to write it…

Week 39: The Longest Shortest Week

We have finally made it. I am writing this early (on Thursday) because by the time Sunday rolls around, Baby L will be here. Unlike his brothers, Baby L did not want to come out early which is fine and kind of reflective of his personality thus far. He has been my little companion just content going along for the…

Week 38: I’m Still Pregnant

I really don’t have much to update this week other than I am ready to have this flipping kid! I have been having contractions like crazy (albeit mostly just Braxton Hicks) and he is sitting pretty low these last few days. This baby needs to be born this next week preferably Monday or Tuesday….the 18th really sounds like a great…

Week 37: And Now We Wait

I am fairly settled into the idea that Baby L is just going to hang out in here indefinitely.  I know that he is due to arrive later this month, but he seems pretty cozy and content right where he is, and aside from killing my bladder, my workouts and my sleep he is a pretty decent roommate. This week…

My Greatest Fitness Challenge: Pregnancy

Three years ago I realized that I needed to find something of my own that was just for me and no one else. By setting one goal to run a 5k each month during the year (2016), this goal became the catalyst to a completely different lifestyle that became sustainable and necessary for both my physical and mental well-being. My…

Week 36: A Weekend to Myself!

All I can think about lately is Baby L’s arrival, and because of this, every day feels just a little bit slower than the previous day. Every morning I wake up and wonder if today will be the day. I over analyze every contraction and every pain.  If I had any say in it, I would love for Baby L to…