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One Week From Today

Hi guys! Only one week (or less, if she arrives early on her own prior to our breech scheduled C section) until we meet our baby girl! Everyone keeps asking us: “Are you ready?” and we have no idea how to answer. I mean, logistically, yes, we are ready – we have the room mostly set up, we have a bassinet, we took a bunch of pre-baby classes, the car seat has been installed and checked, we have clothes and diapers, etc. Emotionally, though… I guess? I mean, how can you really be ready for something that you can’t even comprehend? I’m definitely excited, but it still feels very abstract, and I’m having a bit of a hard time with these last couple weeks because they just feel soooo slow – and lonely, since I’m home by myself a lot despite trying to plan social outings at least once a day. I guess I’m just tired of waiting, which I’m sure is very normal! Speaking of – I loved this article on the “in-between” that is the last days of pregnancy. It’s a weird time… your old pre-baby life is still intact, but you have one foot impatiently out the door. The article articulates it beautifully.

And so, we wait! 39 weeks yesterday – here’s an awkward and messy mirror bump selfie for your viewing pleasure.

39 weeks

Everything looked good at my 39 week check up yesterday… baby is still cozy and breech so it’s pretty unlikely she will move at this point!

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Best Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

healthy thanksgiving recipes

Hi friends! I know many of you are finalizing your Thanksgiving menus, so I wanted to share a round up of the best healthy Thanksgiving recipes that I’ve shared here on the blog over the years. I have updated it with new recipes from this year! As you guys know, I don't believe in only eating "healthy" stuff on Thanksgiving - that's not fun or Continue Reading …

Recent Eats

Hey guys! Sorry for the disappearing act yesterday – I realize that may have made some of you wonder if I was in labor! No baby yet – I was just really tired in the morning yesterday and decided a nap sounded like a better idea than writing a blog post… and then the rest of the day I was busy with some fun outings and other work. After a really Continue Reading …

Weekend Recap + Breech Update

Hi guys! Our weekend was really low key but nice – we tried to do stuff that will be hard for awhile with a baby (aka meals out, movie-watching (finally watched “Lion” via Netflix – it was really good), relaxing, etc.), plus lots of long dog walks to get fresh air. I have a ton of fitness-friendly maternity clothing for hot weather, but it got Continue Reading …

38 Week Pregnancy Update

38 weeks… wow. I’m officially feeling like this pregnancy might actually have an end point – for a long time it seemed like I would just be pregnant forever and this was my new reality, you know? But now that our due date is so close, we are getting really excited to finally meet our new addition! Crazy that she could come any day now! Photo Continue Reading …

Recent Dinner Highlights from Blue Apron

Thank you to Blue Apron for sponsoring this post. The first 25 readers to click here will get $30 off their first Blue Apron order – enjoy! Hi guys! Matt and I are back on the Blue Apron train – it had been awhile and we missed it! Pictured above: Soy-Marinated Chicken Tenders (I spaced and used the chicken breasts they sent for one of our other Continue Reading …

Last Pregnancy Boot Camp + Recent Eats

Hi friends! I had one last pre-baby early morning boot camp date with the girls on Tuesday morning! I’ll be keeping up the daily walks and doing some prenatal yoga and swimming, but at nearly 38 weeks (tomorrow!) I decided it’s time to call it on the early boot camps. I have to modify SO much at this point and I’m getting more and more awkward Continue Reading …

Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins

Love pumpkin muffins, but want to switch things up every once in a while? These Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins are the muffins for you! They're a little milder than pumpkin muffins, but with all the great fall flavor and sweet, moist muffin goodness. Plus, they're 100% whole wheat and won't put you into a sugar coma! I originally published this Continue Reading …

Weekend: Good Eats

Hi guys! Another Monday… crazy that 2 weeks from today we could be meeting our baby via scheduled C section! Or, you know, maybe not, if she decides to flip out of breech position. Either way, it’s going to be an exciting Thanksgiving week for us I think! :) Matt and I had a low key weekend with some relaxing, some productive time, and some yummy Continue Reading …

Fall Friday

Hi guys! Happy Friday. It’s a pretty one over here – fall colors have officially started to arrive in the DC area! Love those vibrant reds against the blue sky. I finished off my week with one last Friday morning workout date with my girl Chelsea! We’ve been doing a fun routine lately of one DC workout earlier in the week with Kathleen, and Continue Reading …