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Prenatal Blueberry Oatmeal Power Bites

Hi, friends! I'm excited to continue to partner with New Chapter to keep the conversation going about prenatal and postnatal nutrition. Last time I shared my postnatal eating habits, and today I wanted to talk a bit more about staying on top of nutrition while pregnant. I'm also including this fun and nutritious recipe for prenatal Blueberry Continue Reading …

Getting Back into Fitness After a C Section

Exciting news, you guys: this weekend marked my official return to organized fitness classes! Hello again, yoga – I missed you! In today’s blog post, I’m talking all about postnatal fitness – specifically how I’m getting back into fitness after my C section, and what I’ve been doing for exercise since Riese was born 6 weeks ago! Just an FYI this Continue Reading …

Riese’s Birth Story

Friday, November 24, 2017 – a day I will never forget because at 2:48p.m., our baby girl Riese came into this world! Meeting her for the first time was the most incredible and surreal moment of my life. I wanted to make sure to take the time to write out our C section birth story while everything was still really fresh in my mind – I know Continue Reading …

She’s Here!

Introducing Riese Elizabeth, 6 pounds and 5 ounces, 18 and 3/4 inches long. Born November 24 at 2:48 p.m.! Thank you for all the love and welcomes you have already given her via Instagram and Facebook! I started feeling some early labor contractions the day/night before the scheduled C section, so it seems we picked her birthday well, and we Continue Reading …

40 Week Pregnancy Update!

Well, my friends, I wasn’t sure I’d get to write this post, but here we are and I’m still pregnant! I’ll be 40 weeks tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day!), so technically I’m not quite 40 weeks, but close enough. ;) As you guys know, we have a C section scheduled for Friday because the baby is still breech, although of course she could decide to make her Continue Reading …

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 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 …

Happy Halloween!

Hi guys – Happy Halloween! Matt got me this fun jack ‘o’ lantern maternity shirt for the occasion – might as well have a little fun with the bump while I have it, right? :) (It looks more intense from the side – the bump isn’t that impressive from the front, apparently!) Today is my last day working downtown at my co-working space – I’m really Continue Reading …