nutrition · Pregnancy · Women's Health

What am I up to? :)

I really thought I’d be back to blogging more by now. It’s not that I don’t necessarily have time to blog it’s that I don’t have time of all of the things I have to get done, need to get done and want to get done. That’s not really all that different from life before… Continue reading What am I up to? ūüôā


Peri and Postpartum Fitness – Let’s start talking about this.

As you guys know I worked out for the most part of my pregnancy. If you followed my journey on Instagram, you will already know that it was different than I had imagined. Going into it I thought I would continue to lift the way I was and had been for years. I had followed… Continue reading Peri and Postpartum Fitness – Let’s start talking about this.

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Evangeline’s Birth Story

I started writing this at 6 weeks postpartum and now it’s 10.5 weeks postpartum and I’m sitting down to finish it. (Edit she’s almost 7 months now and I still haven’t published ¬†this…hoping to get it done today!). At this point I can really feel the intensity of her birth and the whole pregnancy slowly… Continue reading Evangeline’s Birth Story

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41 Weeks Pregnant

Anytime now! This week was interesting. Lots of moments where I thought “this might be it” and then nothing. I’m not overly stressed about being past my due date, I actually expected it but the thing is because of the breech scenario I’m under a more careful watch not to go “overdue”. Kind of annoying… Continue reading 41 Weeks Pregnant

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40 Weeks Pregnant

Officially my DUE DATE! Today is this baby’s EDD! EDD is estimated due date, they say due dates are estimated because that’s just it….it’s an estimate. February 25th was determined by ultrasound based on size of baby at the time. The earlier you have your first dating ultrasound the more accurate that date is but… Continue reading 40 Weeks Pregnant

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39 Weeks Pregnant

This week was overall pretty good. Aside from rough, sleepless nights I’m feeling pretty good. I’m having an annoying issue with my blood pressure in that every visit to the hospital it’s high and they get ¬†concerned but¬†everywhere else it’s on the lower normal level. That is fairly common (white coat syndrome) but annoying because… Continue reading 39 Weeks Pregnant

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38 Weeks Pregnant

Home stretch over here! I can’t believe it really, this baby’s arrival is so soon! (could be a couple weeks but still so soon!) This week was a pretty good week overall. It really made a difference to be off work. Even though I had a really busy week with appointments and things to do… Continue reading 38 Weeks Pregnant

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37 Weeks Pregnant 

This week marks a full term baby! Basically she’s fully cooked and can come any time now. It’s actually considered early full term because full term is 39 weeks (or 40 weeks depending on some). Most babies come between 37-42 weeks. Really hard for planning! Hahah She’s apparently the size of a winter melon, who… Continue reading 37 Weeks Pregnant¬†

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36 Weeks (9 months!!) Pregnant + ECV Procedure

Wow that was a bit of a wild week! We found out last week that this little bub is breech and since then I’ve been doing everything I can to get her to turn head down. Ultimately being head down is safer for baby (and me) and just all around a better position for her… Continue reading 36 Weeks (9 months!!) Pregnant + ECV Procedure

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34 Weeks Pregnant

So this is considered 8.5 months pregnant. Wowza. This week was a bit rough in terms of being tired, especially at the beginning of the week. I just had so much on the go, overbooked with things to do and I’m not sleeping well at all. I find it really takes about 3-4 days for… Continue reading 34 Weeks Pregnant

fitbeauties · meal prep · Pregnancy · What I made on Sunday

Meal Prep Sunday Jan 8th 2016

Today was spent at another prenatal course so I improvised a bit for mealprep. This Sunday and next Sunday we are taking a course called Bringing Baby Home through the OCEA. ? Today the class ran 9-4 and then we stopped to run a few errands and had shawarma for dinner (so we didn’t have… Continue reading Meal Prep Sunday Jan 8th 2016

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33 Weeks Pregnant

I got sick again!! I got another cold, can’t believe it. I went years without getting sick and since being pregnant this is my second cold. It’s the worst, especially without decongestant drugs. Most of my family got it just after Christmas, my hubby too. His man cold was intense and just as he was… Continue reading 33 Weeks Pregnant

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32 Weeks Pregnant ( 8 months!!)

Holy crap this is what 8 months pregnant looks like (for me). This week has been one that I’ve noticed a lot of changes¬†happening.¬†Swelling, cramps, Braxton hicks, pelvic pain (PGP), peeing like crazy and this belly dropped more and grew a lot this past week. Baby seems to be fine in there. She’s about the… Continue reading 32 Weeks Pregnant ( 8 months!!)

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NYE 2016! Reflection and Intentions

I just re-read last year’s post about New Year’s and I feel so grateful. 2016 was good to me. Ultimately I wanted to start a family and as I’m writing this I’m 8 months pregnant and can feel baby girl moving around inside me. This is 2016’s biggest gift to me. I also had a… Continue reading NYE 2016! Reflection and Intentions

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31 Weeks Pregnant

31 weeks and feeling good! This week was another pretty good one, as my midwife says ‘just coasting’ along. Baby is the size of a Pineapple (or large movie popcorn or Hunter rain boot according to a few other apps hahah). Her five senses are now in working order and her brain is developing rapidly.… Continue reading 31 Weeks Pregnant

fitbeauties · nutrition · Pregnancy · What I made on Sunday

Meal Prep Dec 18th 2016

Last week’s meals were great for me. Filling, satisfying and met my nutritional needs. I’m still working with 120g protein, 254g carbs and 93g protein but I try to change it up what I eat week to week but sometimes staying the same is ok too! I almost made the same thing this week but… Continue reading Meal Prep Dec 18th 2016

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30 Weeks Pregnant

30 weeks pregnant sounds really pregnant to me! Yeah, I also feel really pregnant these days! Haha. 30 weeks is also 7.5 months. Full term is considered 37-40 weeks meaning baby can be safely born at that stage although but most first time moms go into labor closer to 41 weeks. Not always though, that’s… Continue reading 30 Weeks Pregnant

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29 Weeks Pregnant

This week was better than last week in terms of how I was feeling overall. I seem to have gotten the reflux/heartburn under control and the back pain is lessened a bit too. Baby Garcia is moving often and her movements are much stronger. She’s about the size of a cabbage (think folded in fetal… Continue reading 29 Weeks Pregnant

meal prep · Pregnancy · What I made on Sunday

Meal Prep December 4th 2016

My weekends are flying by! I somehow always have so many things to cram into 2 days. This weekend we celebrated my Dad’s birthday, my baby sister baby her wedding dress, my nephew got his first hair cut, I got together with friends I haven’t seen in years and stayed up too late and I… Continue reading Meal Prep December 4th 2016

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28 Weeks Pregnant (7 months pregnant!)

This week is the start of the 3rd trimester. It’s also 7 months pregnant. I’m totally in awe with my body and the miracle that is creating life. I’m also a little obsessed with my belly. Our bodies are really incredible. Baby is about the size of a an eggplant. One of my other apps… Continue reading 28 Weeks Pregnant (7 months pregnant!)