Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Four Month Bumpdate {Baby #4}

I honestly thought I would never be writing another bumpdate post so this just make me so happy!

How far along: Second Trimester :: Weeks 13-16
Size of baby: Avocado
Weight gain: 153 // 5 pounds.
Maternity clothes: I had to start over on the maternity clothes front. I had given my Clark-pregnancy clothes to Dana and saved only a few dresses. Thankfully, Dana sent me some great Blanqi leggings and I bought a few secondhand items.
Gender: We're announcing this week!
Movement: YES! I'm not sure if it is a combination of an active baby and this being my fourth pregnancy but I have felt movement very early on. Baby is most active in the evenings. I'm not sure what is jabbing me, but it is comforting to feel those movements.
Sleep: I haven't felt comfortable in bed for awhile. Once I'm not able to stomach sleep, all bets are off.
What I miss: Feeling comfortable in my clothes. Its too soon for full blown maternity clothes but my regular jeans and leggings dig into the belly. Add in bloating and its a regular party over here.
Cravings: Fruit smoothies. Cucumber, tomato, onion salad. Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.
Symptoms: Extreme fatigue.
Highlight of the Month: I went to my first ultrasound at 13 weeks which turned out to actually be 14 weeks of pregnancy! Talk about a pleasant surprise.
four month bumpdate
12 weeks

four month bumpdate
14 weeks

four month bumpdate
16 weeks

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Join me for the Feel Good Pilates Challenge

Join me for the Feel Good Pilates Challenge
It's that time of the year again-- The Balanced Life is hosting a free 5-day Feel Good Pilates challenge and I want you to join me! Affiliate links used. A small commission may be received if you purchase an item through my links with no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my blog!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Unexpected JOY

This post has been waiting to be shared for awhile now and I am honored to tell you we are going to be having another BABY! If you follow along on IG, I announced on Valentine's Day and now I'm sharing the nitty-gritty details here.
Unexpected JOY on Work it Mommy blog

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Word of the Year 2021

Word of the Year 2021 on Work it Mommy blog
It took me extra long to think of my Word of the Year for 2021. There was just so much to process and digest from last year that sorting through all of it was more work than in previous years (and I know you get exactly what I mean by that.) 

Friday, January 1, 2021

A Year in Review + Top 5 Posts of 2020

This year has been something else. We all lived it and we all have our stories to share. I was not the best blogger this year as it just felt like a chore to add-on to already long days. Brian and I both lost family members. Emotions have been everywhere and nowhere. I come back to this space because it is mine and finding solace in its digital pages feels right, right now.

Friday, November 27, 2020

DIY Pomander Balls // Deck the Halls {Christmas craft}

DIY Pomander Balls // Deck the Halls {Christmas craft} on Work it Mommy blog
Show of hands, who's done decorating for Christmas? If you're like me than you've just begun, haha. In the spirit of holiday crafting, I'm so excited to introduce you to today's guest poster, my kindred spirit, Dana. When I need my eco-conscious questions answered, she's my go-to. Everyone needs a Dana in their lives. She agreed to share an easy, low-waste DIY holiday craft for orange and clove pomander balls!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Currently 023

Currently 023 on Work it Mommy blog
How in the world is it October?! I'm not complaining, this is my favorite time of year! I'm just a little surprised, that's all. Joining Anne for her Currently link up. 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Garbanzo bean salad // flavors of the season {family recipe}

Garbanzo bean salad // flavors of the season {family recipe} on Work it Mommy blog
This garbanzo bean salad is one of those easy-peasy recipes that just came together by itself. It combines the fresh flavors of cucumber, cherry tomatoes and green onion while the beans add protein and bulk. Make this while you still have all those fresh summer veggies available! I promise you won't regret it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

5 ways I'm prioritizing my health right now

Quarantine weight gain has made itself known at my house. I have noticed my jeans feeling a bit snug. Not shut-in related but a contributing factor of said weight gain is also the horribly hot weather- we haven't been doing regular neighborhood walks and it just seems everything is adding together to put me in a mood. Instead of feeling sorry for myself (anymore lol) I decided to take action. Here's what's been helping me ditch the blues and feel empowered instead of complacent.
5 ways I'm prioritizing my health right now on Work it Mommy blog
side plank, holla