March 2, 2020

“To give birth, ... a woman must go to the place between this world and the next, to that thin membrane between here and there. To the place where life comes from, to the mystery, in order to reach over to bring forth the child that is hers.” - Jane Studelska

My plan fo...

January 16, 2020

As many of you know, I exclusively pumped for our first son for 13 months after breastfeeding didn't work out in the early days. Exclusively pumping took about 3-6 hours each day and required huge sacrifices. Most of all, I remember the very early days when Ellington w...

October 5, 2019

Hello everyone!

I am sharing something a bit different today - my meal plan and diary for a week. I am a creature of habit and I like to have a rhythm and simplicity to my meals, which is especially helpful during this busy season of my life (pregnant, toddler, kitchen...

September 18, 2019

Figuring out what to eat during pregnancy can be confusing and overwhelming. You're steering clear of sushi, alcohol and other foods on the "Foods to Avoid" list. You're adding a prenatal and any other foods your healthcare providers have asked you to emphasize. And yo...

August 27, 2019

Are you thinking about having a baby? Eeeek!

Maybe you're trying to figure out how to get healthier and optimize your fertility in anticipation of trying to get pregnant. Maybe you've recently found out that your health during pregnancy not only affects your long-term h...

August 21, 2019

We are so excited to share that our family will be growing next year! We are aware that getting and staying pregnant isn't a given, and we are so grateful to be able to add another baby to our family.

It is surreal how similar, and yet how different this pregnancy feels...

December 20, 2017

9 MONTHS PREGNANT!!! Fingers crossed this is my last update before baby gheeful makes his arrival, but if I am still pregnant at 40 weeks, I will share another update!


My stress level has been pretty high during the third trimester.  Lately, I've been way more an...

November 21, 2017

 32-week bump!

Well, the third trimester is definitely different than the second trimester!  The bump feels heavier and heavier, getting around is tough, and my energy has certainly dropped.


Baby is moving way more than before!  He doesn't really kick as much as...

November 4, 2017

Photo by Alison Marras on Unsplash

Pregnancy is full of tests, and a dreaded one is the gestational diabetes test!  This test usually requires mama-to-be to drink 50 grams of sugar within 10 minutes and then test blood glucose levels one hour later.  Normally, a healthc...

October 24, 2017

The second trimester was truly the “golden middle” for me!  Most of the time I did not feel pregnant until he kicked or until late in the evening when the aches and pains finally caught up with me!


Sleep these last few weeks has become increasingly difficult.  A...

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