Eleanor’s Birth Story

sneak peek

Eleanor Anna Fields was born on Monday, November 16 2015 at 3:28 am via emergency c-section, 33 hours after my water broke. She weighed 6lbs 3oz and was 19.5″ long. She is perfect and beautiful and we are totally in love. Friday, November 13th we had a doctor’s appointment. Our Read more →

Baby Watch Is On


Happy Monday and greetings from the hospital! After what felt like a long week has turned into the longest weekend of my life. It’s currently pushing 11pm on Sunday night and my water broke well over 24 hours ago, but no baby in sight yet. Hopefully soon. Hoping my next Read more →

Five Postpartum Holiday Survival Strategies

Sorry pumpkin roll, you won't be invited.

Ho Ho Ho holiday season. It has descended upon us. You know what’s going to be really difficult this holiday season? Being newly postpartum. It’s not a secret pregnancy has been hard on me physically and mentally. I’m less than thrilled with my weigh gain, the amount of stretch marks Read more →

HDBD Week 36

This is me, every day. Hardest part of my day by far.

36 weeks. I have survived to tick off another week on my shirt. Baby is still cooking nicely regardless of how I feel. Just taking things one day at a time. After the fiasco that was two very confusing back to back appointments last week, I ended up at the Read more →

Step, Walk, Hop, and All The Baby Going Ons


Well, it’s Monday and I am officially staring down my first full week being out of work. Time is going to be coming to screeching halt for me at this point. I’m 36 weeks pregnant, anxious to meet baby, supposed to be keeping my activity levels to a minimum at Read more →

HDBD Week 35


It seems as though I may only have a few of these updates left at this point. In reality I could have another 5-7 of them, but it’s looking less likely I will make it to December. Maybe. Supposedly. First thing’s first, an update from last week’s appointment. I packed Read more →

Tri Talk Tuesday – Four Bike Trainer Workouts for a Killer Off Season Training Plan


Hello Tuesday, how nice to see you. It feels like it’s been a while since the last Tri Talk Tuesday with Cynthia and Phaedra, but really it’s been a month. Time is eluding me right now. My life feels like it’s in a complete time warp. But I did register Read more →

Modifying My Normal

Am I pregnant or full of Halloween candy?

Hi. It’s Monday. It is most likely my very last day of work until February. Yup. The contractions I’ve been having for like four or so weeks now have finally caught up to me and I’m getting the hard yank via my doctors orders. I had to barter for today Read more →

HDBD Week 34

2015-10-17Courtney Maternity 118

The light at the end of the tunnel, I see it. I need it. Basically every person at work stops me in the hallways to tell me I look tired, swollen, uncomfortable, in pain, am waddling, am walking so slow and awkwardly, insert anything about how shitty I look. I’ve Read more →

All The Walking, Teaching, and Baby Showers


Oh Monday, here again. Last week got difficult. I think pregnancy has finally given me a swift kick in the crotch ass. My workouts consisted of walking Griswold every day. That’s it. I cleaned some too. That’s it. And that felt impressive to me given cleaning seems to exacerbate my Read more →