Second Trimester

23 Weeks: The Magic Inside

May 10, 2012
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From Conception To Birth   Someone shared the above video with me a while back and I just recently re-watched it (twice!) It is the magic of conception to birth shown in some pretty incredible digital images. I think my favorite one, though, is the one of the baby inside of the mother’s body.  It’s […]

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23 Weeks: Pregnant In America

May 9, 2012
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Matt and I were flipping through Netflix on Saturday night and I found this saved in my queue. We watched The Business of Being Born back at 11 weeks, and then this one, and we feel that both of them are majorly biased and overdramatized. The couple in this film spoke of OBs and hospitals […]

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23 Weeks: Baby You’re A Firework

May 8, 2012
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Feelin’ good. Feelin’ pregnant! My bump is in that small round petite stage and I’m savoring it up before it starts to affect breathing, standing up, rolling over and more : ) Although I already have a hard time rolling over – I think my abs are just shot already! Speaking of abs, some of […]

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23 Weeks: Pumping (And I Don’t Mean My Breasts)

May 7, 2012
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How has exercise changed since becoming pregnant? 1) I stopped running. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with running while pregnant. I’m in awe of the women who are still doing half marathons or speedy distances. The main reason I stopped running was that in the first trimester, my body just felt fragile. It felt […]

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23 Weeks: Saturday Snapshots

May 5, 2012
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Things are coming along in the nursery…just a few updates this week: Bunting flags from Etsy are hung! They required a complicated mathematical equation to get remotely close to even. Love the colors! We also relocated Adam & Eve (painted by my grandmother) to the nursery when we got the new kitchen chalkboard. They help […]

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22 Weeks: From Head To Toe

May 4, 2012
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Here are all the highlights from our anatomy scan this week! It’s quite amazing how we are able to see parts as small as a nose or fingers from the outside! I was surprised that the US started with yet another vaginal peek. This time to look at my cervix, which I believe looked normal […]

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22 Weeks: Expecting More

May 3, 2012
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Since changing my fitness routine around a little bit with pregnancy (mostly a decrease in intensity and hiatus of running), the idea of fitness at home has become more appealing. I tried out my first prenatal DVD a month ago and liked the level of workout I got without leaving my house a lot. Shortly […]

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22 Weeks: 10 Things

May 2, 2012
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5 Things I Am Excited About   1) Breastfeeding. I really hope things work out for me with nursing (I know they don’t always) because ever since I found out I was pregnant, I have been most excited about breastfeeding. I know it might hurt and I know it won’t be easy, but in the […]

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22 Weeks: Pop!

May 1, 2012
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I think the time has come – I both look and feel pregnant. During the shower this weekend, both Caitlin’s mom and aunt said “Girl there is no doubt you are pregnant!” and any glimpse I get of myself passing by a mirror takes me by surprise. I think my stomach is actually bigger than […]

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22 Weeks: Things I Love About Prenatal Yoga

April 30, 2012
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Not all prenatal yoga classes are the same, but I sure do love my class! It’s not all what I expected. I thought it would be just like a regular yoga class with modifications for big bellies. But in actuality, it’s more like a childbirth class with a few traditional yoga poses thrown in. Me […]

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