10 Essential Delivery Hospital Bag Items

While I was pregnant, I read countless articles, lists and posts about what to bring to the hospital. I created a checklist and started packing my hospital bag about three months before my due date. I added more and more as it got closer. Finally checking off the final last minute items from my list…

Will Your Baby Be Delivered on Due Date?

It’s official, I’m a mom! Not to a fur baby like before but to a beautiful, real-life, baby girl! Despite all the odds my baby was delivered on her due date! What are the odds that baby is delivered on due date? Not great! According to studies, babies are born on their due dates just…

Pregnancy Week 39: What’s New This Week

Pregnancy Week 39: See What’s New this Week Pregnancy Week 39. Wow. I can’t believe that it is here. This pregnancy has passed by so quickly! I’ve been sick the whole time so from one standpoint it is good that it has passed by quickly but it is also bitter-sweet. There is something very exciting…

Pregnancy Week 38: What’s New this Week

Pregnancy Week 38: what’s new this week? One more week has passed and here we are at Pregnancy week 38. So what is new this week? Well I was wrong about the nausea last week, I do still have it HOWEVER it is NOT every day so that is better! On another bright side my…

Avoid Pregnancy Stretch Marks, Part 2

A few months ago, I wrote about some natural ways to avoid pregnancy stretch marks by making a natural stretch mark ointment. I also wrote about my love for Burt’s Bees Mama Bee cream as a back up for non shower days or when you are in the mood for something that is less greasy.…

Pregnancy Week 37: What’s New this Week

Here I am in pregnancy week 37. What’s new this week? I finally don’t feel nauseous every morning, I now know for sure the baby’s position and my patience with well intentioned but repetitive people has still not run dry! I’m nine months in to being asked the same three questions a zillion times per…

Ultimate Pregnancy Protein Shake

This ultimate pregnancy protein shake has become my morning staple before heading out the door for work. Now that I am on maternity leave at almost 37 weeks pregnant, I still have this shake in the morning before or after my work out. I love this protein shake because it helps solve three problems for…

Avoid Pregnancy Stretch Marks Naturally

Who wants stretch marks? NO ONE! Unfortunately they are a very common side effect of pregnancy and difficult to avoid. Common areas affected are the giant pregnancy breasts, tummy, thighs, and rear end. Yup areas you want to look nice when you don your bikini in the summer post-pregnancy. I want to do as much…

A 4 AM Visit from Five Fire Breathing Dragons

Pregnancy leg camps

So there I was, enjoying an all to rare good night of sleep when I suddenly awoke in desperate pain! It felt like five fire-breathing dragons were focusing all their wrath on my right calf. I must have shrieked or yelped in pain because my amazing husband was suddenly rubbing my calf. That’s right, he…

Scary Pregnancy Day, Oh My!

Yesterday was a pretty scary day for me, not a story for the queasy. It started out as many days before – since I’ve been pregnant – with me making a beeline downstairs to make something to eat as soon as I woke up to fend off the coming nausea. I started to make my…