'baby family' Archive

On Swimming Pregnant

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

I might be the only 8 month pregnant lady that hates swimming. It’s frustrating, because I actually love swimming. I’ve loved it since I was a kid taking swimming lessons at our local YMCA or splashing around in the park pool or at the lake. These days, my joy in swimming comes from working out […]

Around here

Friday, January 10th, 2014

I’ve switched to using a standing desk at work for most of the day to help prevent back pain. I’ve relied on the kindness of others more than once to help get my car unstuck from the brutal snow banks on the side streets of Midtown. Husby is working 2nd and 3rd shift in the […]

Keeping up with CrossFit

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Today I’m thankful for a healthy, active pregnancy. Let’s just start this whole thing off by saying that I am doing this all under the watchful eyes of my CNM, husby, and my coaches. Husby and I both have a family history of hefty babies. Despite average birth weights of 10 lbs (gulp) neither of […]


Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Today I am thankful for slow-cookers, nearly clean apartments, and a fetus that can’t sit still.

pillow fluffing

Friday, October 18th, 2013

The other day I posited to husby that the baby was treating my bladder like a pillow. When it would suddenly empty out, the babe would try to fluff it back up right away, resulting in me having to pee right after having just peed. Husby thinks I’m crediting the fetus with too much cognition […]

sugar sugar

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Number one reason husby knows the babe is his: my ridiculous sweets craving the past few months. Normally I’m like meh. Maybe a bite or two of some dark chocolate, but otherwise please pass the pretzels. Give me something salty and crunchy, preferably with something cheesy to dip it into and I’m a pig. But […]


Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Pregnant lady hormones are the weirdest. One morning I cried because my oatmeal boiled over in the microwave. The next morning I cried because I remembered my oatmeal boiling over in the microwave the previous morning. Thanks, baby.

Racing for Two

Friday, September 20th, 2013

At the end of June I competed in two triathlons, and while I wanted to share about them, due to circumstances and my new work situation I didn’t feel like it was the right time to share. But, now that some time has passed, I no longer need to stay mum about my summer races. […]

18 months ago

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Eighteen months ago husby and I got married. Up until this point I haven’t written about it or shared the photos with anyone other than a few close family members. Because it was perfect. And I didn’t want anything to tarnish the glowy-ness of the memories of that moment and the days surrounding it. And […]

Easter Brunch ’13

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Husby and I hosted Easter brunch for the second time this year. Menu features: French toast bake (from Pioneer Woman) Fingerling, leak, and mushroom fritata bangers bacon fresh berries Irish soda bread (supplied by my MIL) Chopped “Garbage” salad (supplied by my Aunt-IL) Bloody Mary bar, featuring homemade cucumber, mushroom, and asparagus pickles, and my […]