A Bouncing Baby …

Gender Reveal

Yesterday was an absolutely perfect and emotional day! Bright and early, Neal and I headed to my OBGYN for our 20 week appointment and anatomy scan.  For months I've gone back and forth about what I thought we were having, but knew I didn't want to wait until the delivery to find out. The scan itself was really fascinating!! To see the baby's arms, legs, heart, and other features was . . . Continue Reading »

Week 20 Pregnancy Update

20 week pregnancy update

The Bump Gender - Neal thinks we're having a girl and I just don't know anymore... thankfully we find out this morning!!! Movement - I honestly have no idea.  Yesterday I felt a few "bubbles" if you will, but I have no idea if it's the baby. Maternity clothes - Now that it's spring, I've been wearing a lot more tank tops with light sweaters.  I'm loving the clothes I got on O . . . Continue Reading »

Weight Loss: Does It Really Ever End?

Active Old Navy

A few years ago, I decided to do Jillian Michaels' Body Revolution program leading up to my wedding.  My goal was to lose a bit more weight before my wedding and to further develop my muscles.  As I neared the last week of the program I told a friend how excited I was to be done.  In response, my friend said, "It'll be nice to complete the program, but does it really ever end?"  Little did I know m . . . Continue Reading »

Weekend Recap

DC Divas

As much as I love the fall, there's nothing better than a beautiful spring weekend after a long winter. I kicked off the long weekend Friday morning with a fabulous workout at the gym. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical, lifted weights, and then spent about 15 minutes stretching. Once home I made a delicious breakfast, 2 eggs scrambled, turkey sausage, a Thomas bagel thin, and an . . . Continue Reading »

Gender Guess Giveaway

Boy or Girl

I am BEYOND excited to find out what we're having next week!  I know there's always a chance we won't be able to determine the gender at the anatomy scan, but I'm hoping the baby cooperates and uncrosses its legs. Everyone asks me what I hope we're having and I'll tell you, I'm really hoping we're having a boy, but I'd be thrilled if it's a girl!!  I absolutely adore baby girls and love the i . . . Continue Reading »

WIAW: Back to the Grind


I love going on vacation, even if it's a short one, but I also enjoy getting back to the grind.  Whether it's sleeping in my own bed, eating foods from home, or tackling my to do list, I usually enjoy getting back on track after a few carefree days.  Monday was my first day back at work after a long weekend in Canada, so my goal was to get back to my "back on track pregnancy diet".  Here are my ea . . . Continue Reading »

Week 19 Pregnancy Update

19 week pregnancy update

The Bump - Gender- Neal thinks we’re having a girl while I think we’re having a boy. We’ll see in ONE week! YAY!! Movement- Nothing lately! I thought I was feeling flutters a few weeks ago, but nothing lately.  For all I know the baby is kicking, but nothing is really distinct at the moment. Maternity clothes- I finally found the sizes that work for me at Old Navy.  For maternity, the . . . Continue Reading »

Niagara Falls Getaway

Niagara Falls

This weekend Neal and I drove to Niagara Falls, Ontario to meet up with some of his family for a mini getaway. Though Friday morning was a little crazy and it took us longer to get out of town, we were on the road by 11AM. Funny enough, I definitely thought it was only a 6 hour drive to Niagara Falls, but we quickly realized we'd be on the road for about 8 hours.  The drive was smooth and . . . Continue Reading »

Smart Ones For Everyone


I don't know whether it was starting Coffee Cake and Cardio or just getting older, but I've learned over the years just how diverse each our diets can be. We each have different tastes and needs, but the great thing is that most of us have the ability to make decisions based on those needs. I personally don't have dietary limitations, but I have a number of friends who have to eat gluten free, . . . Continue Reading »

Comparing my Erin Condren and Simplified Planner

Simplified Planner by Emily Ley

After a few months of using the Erin Condren Life Planner I realized it just wasn't working for me.  I searched around, looking for a day planner that would meet all of my needs, and stumbled upon the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley.  I've been using the Simplified Planner for about a month now and thought it'd be helpful to show y'all the differences between the two planners. Erin Condren Life P . . . Continue Reading »

WIAW: Celebrations at Lia’s


Yesterday was a perfect day to celebrate my dear friend Becky's birthday!  As we had dinner plans at Lia's last night, I tried to make smart decisions throughout the day as I'd be eating more calories for dinner. I don't know exactly what the baby has been up to these past few days, but something is going on.  Within the last few days I've become a peeing fool, I'm having a harder time sleeping . . . Continue Reading »