Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Weigh-in Wednesday - My Breastfeeding Chronicles

 For today's Weigh-in Wednesday, I wanted to share with you my personal experience with breastfeeding this go round. I thought it would be nice to have more information out there discussing women who exclusively pump and why we choose to go this route.

First and foremost, I want to state that I believe every woman has a right to choose whichever path she wants to in this area.  This is a VERY personal decision and something that only a mother can make.  Whether you want to exclusively feed from your breast, pump, feed formula or go the route of a combination of the above, it is YOUR decision.  I personally feel like every mother is doing what is best for her own situation and what is best for her baby/child and should be treated with respect no matter what route she goes!!

I also wanted to state that due to my own experience, I felt that sharing it would assist other women in knowing other options that are available that might not be discussed with them as they try to navigate the crazy/fun/stressful/enjoyable whirl wind that is breastfeeding.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sassy Saturday - Our Birth Story

For today's Sassy Saturday (the place I'd previously been bringing you pregnancy updates) I wanted to share with everyone our amazing birth story. Now you're not going to find any gory details about the delivery process, but you will hear how our amazing pre-valentine's baby came to make his appearance so very unexpectedly.

We had scheduled our induction for Tuesday, February 16th and our actual due date was the 20th...we had some issues with our doctor and I'm pretty sure she just wanted to have some control over this pregnancy with all the push back we gave her. My last day of work was on Friday, February 12th and  I figured that would give me one work day off to get all last minute preparations taken care of before our baby boy was brought into this world.

Little did I know...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

imprompTuesday - Blogging Hiatus & Future Plans

Hello All!

I've been on a blogging hiatus since November due to the holidays and my pregnancy. Now that I'm almost 10 weeks post partum, I've decided to get back into the swing of things on here to continue documenting my progressive journey to leading a healthier lifestyle and, hopefully, encouraging others to do the same thing.

I'm going to start with a few posts over the next few weeks and then lead into a regular posting schedule in May.  I will say that certain topics will be posted weekly, while others will extend to bi-weekly so I don't put as much pressure on myself to have daily posts all the time. With two kids, a husband, a full time job and fitting in exercise/meal planning I have to keep my perspective realistic.

Things to look forward to:
  • Our birth story
  • My breastfeeding chronicles (so far)
  • My thoughts on several healthy documentaries that I watched over my maternity leave
  • My new fitness routine
  • Having a healthy work-life integration
  • and so much more...

I'm very excited to return to my blogging!! Stay tuned for this Thursday when I share our exciting birth story. :-D