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Jul 20

July 20, 2016

Pregnancy #2 Recap: Health, Fitness, and Weight

I thought I would do a quick post on how my health and fitness was overall during pregnancy #2 since I actually get this question a lot. I wasn’t as diligent with my workouts and health as I was with my first pregnancy because, well, I have a toddler. But, I was pretty close to being just as active especially considering I was chasing said toddler around all. the. time. I kept up with my running mostly. I was running…

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Jul 14

July 14, 2016

Today I Didn’t Cry

I didn’t cry today. I didn’t shed one tear. Why is this significant? Because yesterday, I cried. Yesterday, I cried a lot. I cried when the baby kept waking up at night and my husband wasn’t there to help me because he’s gone for work. I cried when the baby then woke up at 4 am and fussed for about 4 hours straight. I cried when my toddler hit me and threw water at me. I cried when my toddler…

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Jul 12

July 12, 2016

Mason’s Birth Story

My second labor was very different from my first. With my daughter, Adyson, my water broke naturally and she was born 3 1/2 weeks early (but perfectly healthy!). This time, Mason decided he liked it in my belly a lot more and stuck around for a bit longer. However, we did end up forcing him out since I was induced. Being induced was not something I wanted. Nothing against anyone else who chooses this but I just felt that I…

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Jul 11

July 11, 2016

So, I took a break.

(Okay, so my break was a little longer than a few minutes!) If you pay any attention to my blog at all (thank you!) then you know I have been MIA the past few months. Honestly, I needed a break. And I wasn’t quite sure if I would be back or not. But, here I am and I’m ready to get back into the blogging world. I enjoy blogging and all that comes with it. I just needed some time…

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Mar 2

March 2, 2016

When I Took A Day Off – For Myself

This past Friday, I did something I’ve never done. I took a PTO day from work, dropped Ady off at daycare, and took a day off – for myself. Brett wasn’t in town either so it was literally just MY day to do whatever I wanted. I had been needing a break. Just feeling like I was run down, mentally and physically exhausted, and needing time to myself. I realized that I feel like I’m constantly doing things for other…

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Mar 1

March 1, 2016

Be Kind To Yourself

This is a phrase I have heard numerous times since becoming a mom – “Be kind to yourself.” I heard it while I was pregnant with my first child, after she was born, and even now, I hear people tell me this when I talk about having a second child. I will express my worry about keeping it together with 2 kids and juggling it all. A common response is “remember to be kind to yourself.” I love this phrase….

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