Bestowed Box – Review and Giveaway!


A few weeks ago (or maybe longer… oops), I was given the opportunity to review a Bestowed Box! What is a Bestowed Box you ask?? From their site… Bestowed is the creation of nationally recognized nutritionist and author Heather Bauer and is the answer to all those that have ever stood in the health food [...]

Feeling The Itch


Despite claiming that I’m going to sit on my ass for 6 weeks, I have the itch to work out. Who am I? Now, I’m not going to do anything crazy and I’m definitely not going to start running until I have clearance from my Dr. (I have no desire to be restitched or have [...]

In Survival Mode *Yawn*


I’m still in survival mode here. Every day is different — as is every night. One thing is for sure though, this guy likes to eat… A lot. He weighed in at 10lbs 9oz at Tuesdays 2-week checkup. Really they just want babies to be back to their birthweight at this point, so he’s an [...]

Things Lately


I’ve kind of lost track of what day it is… how is it possible that it’s already Memorial Day Weekend?? 1. Things here have been pretty low key. I’ve mostly been sitting on the couch with a baby hanging off my boob. A few times this week I’ve managed to shower, get dressed, and put [...]

The Entitlement of a Drug-Free Birth


I’m not going to sugarcoat it. Giving birth is painful. I don’t care what anyone says, or what kind of birth you have – there’s no way to avoid the pain. It’s part of the tradeoff that women make to hold a beautiful baby in their arms. A baby who knows you from your voice [...]

Lots of Evan and Other Updates


I hate to be that person who, once they have a baby, ONLY posts pictures of their baby. Everywhere. But, yeah, I’m totally being that person —  THIS WEEK. Once I come off of my newborn high, I promise to tone it down a little. Here are a few fun shots of Mr. E that [...]

Evan’s Birth Story {or How to Have The Unplanned Drug-Free Birth You Never Wanted}


Thank you all for all of the sweetest messages, comments, and tweets about Evan’s birth!! I am overwhelmed by the love and support and working on replying to all of you That said – this post is not for people who don’t want to know about childbirth. I really didn’t hold back on the details, [...]

The Best Mother’s Day Gift


This weekend didn’t go exactly as planned. Friday I went to dinner and then the movies with Jackie Jovi and my friend Tracy to see The Great Gatsby (sidenote: I know there’s a lot of negative reviews out there — but I liked it!). During the movie (during which, we were in the 2nd row) [...]

Five for Friday – Things Not to Say to an Overdue Pregnant Woman {Revisted}


Two years ago, I wrote this post…   At the time, my coworker was very, very pregnant and I felt for her. To update, she ended up delivering her son a week late, after being induced (IS THIS CONTAGIOUS?? I only have a handful of friends who have gone into labor on their own). This [...]

Thursday Things


Yep, another Thursday. It’s been a pretty low key week, but I’ve been in a ridiculously good mood (yes, really!) with ridiculously good hair and makeup. What is going on here?? 1. This has been all over the interwebz, but this is pretty much the greatest thing I’ve watched this week. 2. I take that [...]

Baby Update #10: 40 Weeks – Happy Due Date!


Guess what today is?? It’s my due date!! The big 4-0 (weeks) is here… and I’m still pregnant. Yeah, I’m not surprised about this. There tends to be a pattern when it comes to labor/delivery and unfortunately, I am on the 40w+ side of things. I guess my uterus is just super comfy. Or something. [...]

How To Stay {Kinda} Sane The Last Weeks of Pregnancy


I’ve mentioned before that the last few weeks of pregnancy are the hardest. As I sit here, 1 day before my due date, I will reiterate this point.  They suck. The build up to the day you will FINALLY get to meet your baby consists of some of the slowest days you’ll ever experience. I seriously need [...]