Typically, my husband and I avoid extra sugar as much as possible. I thought, that the only craving I really had throughout my pregnancy was Greek Yogurt with Frozen Blueberries, but looking back I realize that I made and ate A LOT of Apple Crisp. Haha. I remember my husband teasing me that I am getting a sweet tooth, something I typically lack. But I am beginning to realize that I am craving sugar still. Every damn day. So it really is time to clean that up a bit. —>
This may or may not be the post you’d like to read. There are some rather detailed photos if you’re not keen on blood, or organ viewing. Now that the warning is out of the way lets get down to business. Throughout my pregnancy I had always planned on consuming my placenta. This is far more common than you think! Some people make an art print out of theirs from the web of veins, others bury theirs and plant a tree over it. Both I think are lovely ideas! Others save a dried bit of the umbilical cord in a piece of jewelry. While I think that is cool, I also don’t think I’d wear it. 😉 —>
What a rollercoaster it has been! If you haven’t already read Redfield’s birth story, you can find it here. Things have been a bit crazy since bringing Red home from the hospital, to say the least. There hasn’t been much time to process everything, until now. Today Red is four weeks old! We are home enjoying the sunny Spring weather. But it took a lot to get to this day. Allow me to get you caught up. —>
I have to admit, I have gotten so caught up in this kid making his arrival in the world that I have been off my game. Unorganized, tired and definitely in a lull. Today we are currently at 40 weeks + 4days and I am impatient to say the least!
I have been meaning to do a post about how our nursery has turned out! My husband was amazingly supportive when I mentioned that I wanted to focus my intentions on this room as a creative outlet, and a way to express my energy throughout this process. I couldn’t be more thankful that he encouraged me to take it and run! I did so much research, maxed out my patience with Pinterest and tried to find inspiration in every country we have visited recently. —>
“You have your fathers face. That is all I could think as you were handed to me. Tears were streaming down my face as if I had never experienced so much love in one moment. All at once I was surrounded by your energy. Your presence. Figures moved swiftly yet, quietly around me, but I couldn’t see them clearly in my periphery. My attention was solely focused on you. —>
30lbs Gained so far in this pregnancy and boy do I feel it! 🙂
Monday, December 26th 2016
Tuesday, December 27th 2016
With the big holiday over it was time to get back to work! I am feeling the sugar addiction big time haha, but let me tell you I have enjoyed every minute of every sweet! I had a slow start with motivation today, but I did do work. —>
To say I am a perfectionist is an understatement. For whatever reason, I have always put a lot of pressure on myself to perform. Dance monkey, dance! Not always the healthiest approach to things, but it motivated me to complete whatever the task at hand was. There is a downside to this approach as well. One that I am discovering more and more, is holding me back more than motivating me.
As I reflect on my pregnancy so far, it is interesting to note, —>
I love making and eating gingerbread cookies! You have no idea. So it is very important for me to make sure I have people to give them away to when I make a batch! Yesterday was Christmas Eve and knowing that my husband, among many other military badasses would be giving up their Christmas Day to support our country, I couldn’t let that happen without a little holiday cheer. And, okay, it also meant that I got a few cookies. 🙂 I love to indulge a little, sometimes a lot around the holidays and I don’t feel the least bit guilty. I didn’t come up with this recipe. In fact I stole it from one of my favorite new blogs that I discovered on Instagram. —>
Happy Holidays to you! I hope that you’re celebrating with family and friends! We woke up on this Christmas morning with some motivation to get things done! The hubster had to work, yes, on Christmas. While this isn’t a new concept for me, it is important to remember that not everyone has their family around them during the Holidays. I want to wish those people a very happy holiday season and I hope that you’re able to enjoy and count your blessings regardless. You are certainly not alone!
I got up and started breakfast which was delicious! I love Julie Bower’s Paleo website and couldn’t recommend it enough! I use it, and her cookbooks often. My go to recipe for Christmas breakfast is —>
Happy Holidays to you! It has been quite the week! My energy levels have been pretty low. Sleep eludes me at night. During the day I feel like I could nap for hours. Needless to say this is throwing off my To-Do list immensely. I did manage to get some workouts in, however!
Monday, December 19th 2016
Slow start today but I did eventually get down to the gym! I managed to break the chain on my bike so I had to improvise for a warm up. —>