Flex Friday – Going Backwards… for good reason!

Happy Friday! 😊

Full disclosure: It was hard for me to feel like I was “going backwards”, to see my muscles in flex Friday pics be smaller than they once were.

For months before I was even pregnant, I was setting the stage for pregnancy by not lifting heavy, but rather lifting what I would be able to sustain during pregnancy (which in this case is 10lbs, per my doctor) and so naturally, my muscles aren’t where they were.

And that was hard. As someone who’s always progressing and never looking backwards, as much as I hate to admit it, it was hard.

But the beauty of this is muscle has memory!

This is the path I need right now for a safe pregnancy, and when I’m able, I’ll get right back to kickin’ butt and lifting heavy – after all, I’ll have a baby to set a strong example for! 💕

 

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Adventures in Pregnancy – Growth Check

Growth check today… heartbeat still strong at 143, estimated baby size is 2lbs and 6 oz… that sounded big for me at 27 weeks, but I’ve since been told it’s normal range! Baby’s developing well, still very active, but already over the pics and didn’t cooperate for any today 🤣

Oh kiddo, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet 😇

How big was your baby when they arrived?

Factbomb Friday – Be Hungry!

Hungry people are willing to do the things today that others won’t do in order to have the things tomorrow that others won’t have.

Hungry people are relentless. People that are hungry are unstoppable. They refuse to give up.
No excuse is acceptable. If you want it, you will do whatever it takes. You CAN do it.

Say it with me now: “IT’S MY TIME. IT’S POSSIBLE. IT’S NECESSARY. IT’S HARD. BUT IT’S WORTH IT.”

Believe in yourself. You only get one shot. Make it count; the time is NOW.

Happy Friday! 😊

 

Adventures in Pregnancy – Anxiety…

Alright moms and dads!

Tell me, at what point did you start to feel some anxiety kick in, and what helped you feel a little less anxious? I’ve been cruising, but the last week or so I have definitely felt some anxious moments (it’s also entirely possible the current fuckery regarding women’s rights has something to do with it!)

(PLEASE NOTE: I consider this COMPLETELY normal; it is NOT a panic about my ability/inability to navigate parenthood – with something as life changing as becoming a parent, I’d be more concerned if I WASN’T feeling a little anxiety!)

Happy National Rescue Dog Day!

🐾 Show me yours and I’ll show you mine! 🐾

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Happy National Rescue Dog Day – show me your sweet rescues, and be sure to give your sweet babes extra kisses and snuggles today!

After all, who really rescued who? 💕

This is our VERY sweet black lab/hound mix Roxy – she is such a love, she has her crazy moments like any other dog but she is such a sweet little love bug, she more than makes up for those few crazy moments!

She is a huge snuggle bug and contact baby, and I sure ain’t complainin’!

Sunday Well Spent – Food Prep!

Up and at it early today… getting prep out of the way to hopefully be able to enjoy some of this gorgeous weather!

I ate a piece of watermelon and the baby kicked. Ate another and baby kicked again… I’m taking that as a sign baby likes watermelon and wants more! 🍉

Who else is setting up for a successful week today?