If you’re pregnant, eat more chocolate!

Chocolate used to be my weakness. An obsession, really. Well I got pregnant, then hated even the thought of it. I had to abruptly end our relationship.  I’m finally past my 1st trimester nausea phase.  Chocolate and I are friends once again…and are getting even friendlier now that I’ve read this article in the Dec/Jan 2012 issue of Fit Pregnancy magazine.       “Enjoy chocolate daily.  Regularly eating chocolate during pregnancy may buffer a fetus from stress and improve his temperament after birth.  {Read More}

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook For New Dads

Ok, first of all…the cover of this book is so perfect.  This pretty much embodies all that is my fiancè!  He basically lives around “being prepared” for anything and everything. One may even consider him a “prepper”.  He loves to hike and camp and I definitely consider him a “man’s man”!  We even have one of those baby backpacks on our registry. This book, Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook For New Dads, was written for him, I just know it.  He has pretty {Read More}

20 Weeks Pregnant {Small Cantaloupe}

Baby Mia and I have reached 20 weeks, Friday…the halfway point of pregnancy!!! {Average measurements: 6.5 inches from crown to rump, 10.6 oz} I’ve still only gained about 5 pounds. I actually WANT to wear maternity pants.  There’s less pressure on my belly when I sit. My baby bump…is most definitely that.  I’ve got a bump! I’m doing well with laying on my left side when I sleep.  It’s the side I prefer anyways…but I could totally use one of {Read More}

The SWEET Gender Reveal!

About a month ago, we had an appointment with my physician and she told us she was about 70% sure that Dominic and I were having a baby GIRL! She said it was still early to be certain, but she couldn’t find a little “rocket ship.” Two weeks later at our next appointment with a different doctor (who has better 3D sonogram equipment), he confirmed to us that we are having a girl.  I’m thrilled! Funny thing, for the past year or {Read More}

19 Weeks Pregnant {Heirloom Tomato}

Our little Heirloom Tomato has reached 19 weeks!  Almost to the half way mark. The pain that I mentioned I had in the 18 Weeks post is still present.  I’m feeling it more throughout the week and have to readjust how I sit often, especially in the car.  Boo! I still have NOT been getting any exercise which, I know, is HORRIBLE!  This holiday week has been pretty hectic, but no more excuses.  The baby and I need it!  I’m actually going {Read More}

18 Weeks Pregnant {Sweet Potato}

The little “sweet potato” has made it to 18 weeks!  It’s about 5.6 inches and weighs about 6.7 oz. I went for a walk down a steep hill…and then of course I had to get back up that STEEP hill.  This was really hard for me, I could feel a sharp discomfort in my chest and my body struggled most of the way.  The next day, I had lower back pain for a few hours when I woke up, that {Read More}

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