8 Month Bump Date

My due date is officially less than one month away.  I know most second pregnancies go 1-3 days beyond the due date, so I certainly don’t have my hopes up that I’ll be done being pregnant by 9/28/21.  However, I am very much looking forward to not being pregnant some time in the near-ish future. … Read the rest

Best Gifts for Active Moms To Be

When you’re pregnant, people are naturally going to be interested in buying gifts for your expectant little one.  However, if you’ve got a pregnant friend, let me be the first to tell you that she will 100% appreciate the people who stop and think about showering not just the baby, but also her. … Read the rest

Why I Keep Working Out During Pregnancy

After a very restful weekend, I was feeling motivated to get back at it this week.  Well into my last trimester, I’ve gotten a few questions or comments about why I’m choosing to keep working out during pregnancy.  And honestly, it’s not at all about trying to limit weight gain or look a certain way. … Read the rest

How Being Pregnant Is Like Running An Ultramarathon

Some people say that pregnancy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And while I think pregnancy is just as hard as a marathon, in my opinion being pregnant is like running an ultramarathon.  Since I’ve been missing the longer distances and trails lately, I decided to write down all the ways being pregnant is similar to an ultramarathon. … Read the rest

7 Month BumpDate

This was a much needed “down” week for me and my running.  With all of the changes happening with COVID, my work schedule has been pretty demanding, and the boys and I are still getting things ready for baby.  We’ve been decluttering and making more space for all of the baby gear that will hopefully start getting some use in 8 weeks. … Read the rest

I Don’t Love Being Pregnant

I love being a mom.  And after two miscarriages, I am incredibly grateful that I am able to be pregnant.  But I don’t love being pregnant, if I’m completely honest (which I usually am).  Being pregnant is definitely not my favorite. … Read the rest

Pregnancy Safe Core Exercises

We’re officially counting down single digit weeks (hopefully) until delivery, and this week we spent more time getting things ready for baby.  Fortunately, it wasn’t an exceptionally busy week for us at home.  I’ve also started doing some research to help me prepare my body for labor and delivery, and I was happy to see that a lot of the pregnancy safe core exercises I’ve been using as substitute movements seem like they will come in handy! … Read the rest

Must Have Maternity Gear

Now that I am finally in my final trimester, I am starting to look forward to not being pregnant soon.  I still have a ways to go, but the discomfort of pregnancy has definitely set in.  Fortunately, I’ve still been able to workout consistently, which I think has helped me stay as comfortable as possible. … Read the rest

Staying Active in the Second Trimester

This was a busy week!  My husband and I had our baby shower on Saturday, and spent a good chunk of time getting everything set up on Sunday and Monday.  I can’t believe I am finally in the last trimester of my pregnancy, and the shower was the perfect way to celebrate. … Read the rest