Back to work…

The first week back to work was pretty uneventful. While I work at a school, the students are not back yet….so it was pretty quiet.  I’m in a new role now that I’m back!  Who do you know that gets a promotion while on maternity leave?!  But GOD! The biggest thing about going back to…

Better out Than In

With all that nursing…it’s inevitable.  Bean has THE worst gas.  At first, it was cute…a poot here, shart there…but it’s on a new level now.  Just short of three weeks ago, he began straining.  The worst of it occurs first thing in the morning…5-7ish.  He turns red in the face and groans so loudly, he…

What are you feeding that baby?!

Nursing was one of my mommy goals from the time I started thinking about life with Bean…around the second trimester.  I read about a lot of mom’s experiences and talked to friends that decided for or against breastfeeding.  It didn’t become a reality for me until I began seeing milk expressed while I was in…

Month 1: Bean’s Update

It’s been 5 weeks…almost 6 now since Bean has touched our lives.  He is growing and changing so quickly!  When I look at the hospital pictures, I can’t believe it’s the same person that I’m sitting next to now. Bean is now 9lbs…yep, my heavyweight is packing on the pounds.   He was 5lb 11oz…

Month 1: Mommy Update

I can’t believe it’s been a month (well 5 weeks) since Bean made his debut.  Life will never be the same (I wouldn’t change a thing).  I’m so in love with this little human!  I’ll tell you more about changes with Bean in another post.  This post is about changes with me! First, healing…this will…

Bean’s Early Arrival!

  Where do I start?! Let’s go back a few weeks. I had been preparing for our baby shower and the pressure was increasing by the day…no, not social pressure…pressure below.  While I was still working out, it was at a much lower intensity and with many breaks because Bean felt so much lower than…

Happy Mother’s Day!

Yesterday was eye-opening for me as I sat on a patio overlooking the James River while brunching and chatting with my parents and fiance.  It all makes sense now… When Bean’s Dad and I first realized we were expecting, I was surprised…wait, terrified that we would be responsible for someone’s LIFE.  Yes, it was that…

Adulting 2.0

Time feels like it’s flying and my emotions are all over the place.  On the one hand, I feel calm about meeting Bean and embarking on the journey of parenthood.  On the other hand, I’m realizing this may be the busiest year in my adult life (thus far). Not only am I preparing to being…

New York to D.C.

  So it’s been a crazy week in the Nation’s capital.  There have been a lot of changes and even more protests.  Last weekend was a blur for me (hence the radio silence here) and I’m just now able to somewhat gather my thoughts about a few things. I had the opportunity to run for…

Too Much Sauce

Week 17…time is flying by!  I’m patiently awaiting my baby bump to show up any day now.  It’s odd, because I definitely have lower back pain already and my co workers catch me waddling sometimes!  Weird, right?  While my bump hasn’t popped yet, my tatas hit another growth spurt!  Sheesh, I thought they were done….