Monthly Archives: March 2015

Some Good News

Our baby girl came home with us over the weekend! Hooray! Hooary!

Not to brag, but a week earlier than anticipated. ūüôā

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Thankfully, she was only in the NICU for 2 1/2 weeks, and now I truly feel for people that have babies in there for months. Ugh, so emotionally and physically exhausting. Now I really feel like I have a baby, instead of just visiting one at the hospital each day.

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, and things are obviously way different than we imagined them to be but at the same time we feel lucky to have such a cute little girl at home.

 And Paisley finally got to meet her little sister!

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You can tell in Paisley’s eyes that she is a little suspicious of our new family member. The poor dog had NO IDEA what she was and every time Charlotte would make a noise, she would whine.¬†I don’t think Paisley slept much this weekend either. ¬†We know it’ll take time and hopefully they will become best buds.

I’ll be back soon to share some more¬†updates¬†on our daily routine¬†and once I’m released to exercise again, what that looks like.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

~M

Flexibility Training During Pregnancy

Hello, hello!

I finally have a few spare minutes to get back on the ‘ol blog train! It’s been super busy with visitors and traveling back and forth to the NICU each day.

Thankfully, the little one is doing great and gaining weight so she should be home in the next couple of weeks. I can’t wait!!

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This is my favorite picture so far of Charlotte, she loves bath time obviously! I can’t look at this picture and not smile (or laugh). Ha!

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Onto stretching…..and boy oh boy, I’d say these stretches feel just as amazing during pregnancy as they do afterwards!

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Remember during pregnancy it’s important not to push the stretches too much as our ligaments and joints are more lax due to the hormone relaxin getting us prepped for giving birth. The stretch should be pushed to very mild discomfort and always stop if anything is painful!

Below are video links to the Stretches listed above!

Pec Doorway Stretch

Standing Hip Flexor Stretch

Piriformis Stretch

QL Stretch

Calf Stretch

¬†Are there any Stretches you’d add to the list- Pre/Post Partum?

Do you Stretch daily?

A Bittersweet Week

We are so excited and thankful to introduce our newest family member, Charlotte!

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She came into the world on March 9th, earlier than expected, after my doctor was unable to find a heartbeat on our baby boy.

As you can imagine our emotions have been all over the place. She’s still at the hospital to get a little bigger, she’s a tiny little thing, but is doing great and just needs more time.

We are trying to focus on the positive and are so thankful we have her!

Cordskinz Review

 Disclaimer: I received complimentary products in exchange for a blog review. The review is my own opinion.

If you are like me, getting my headphones all bunched up during my workouts is probably the most annoying thing ever! I’ve tried a variety of headphone brands,¬†yet it still happens! Argh…the struggle.

I was recently contacted by the lovely people at Cordskinz to try out their newly launched product to resolve the tangled earbud issue. I figured “sure, why not?”

The skinz are basically little sleeves that fit over your headphone cords to keep them from getting tangled up. Genius!

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And as luck would have it, I received some Pink Skinz!

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I was a little confused at what the heck I was supposed to do with them when I first opened the package, but their home page shows a quick youtube video on how to esemble them.

Now of course I’m not running right now, so I will have to test these babies out a little more once I’m able to ramp up the exercise intensity. But I’ve used them on my walks with miss Paisley and was surprisingly pleased, no tangled mess!

My only gripe is that you have to cut the cords and fit them to the current pair that you own and have to make sure to cut around your volume buttons…….that was a little tedious but not a huge deal…I am just lazy. ūüėČ

Cost? Only $9.99….no too bad!

Also, check out their social media channels if interested:  Twitter and Facebook

Do you have issues with your headphones getting tangled up? Found any solutions?