Category Archives: Postpartum

Time Closes In

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Today is Monday. It is my last Monday home. It’s my last week of maternity leave and I’m definitely feeling the squeeze. It’s so bittersweet. I am ready to see my co-workers and students, get back to some semblance of normalcy. But the idea of leaving Ellie all day is Read more →

A Little Pep In My Step

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Exhaustion. It’s real. Babies are hard. Not sleeping is hard. I haven’t slept through a full night since I was like 20 weeks pregnant. I just can’t life anymore, you guys. Some days I have to choose order of importance for things to accomplish in my day. I wish napping Read more →

Weekly Win

Parenting. Nailed it. Minus the fact that she's awake, but still!

Oh my gosh. You guys. I worked out five times this week. FIVE TIMES. I mean,  I use the term “workout” loosely. It’s all relative. But five days this week I attempted something.  Monday I hopped on the treadmill with a two mile workout in mind. Walk a quarter mile warm Read more →

Sleeping and Walking

From last Monday. A work in progress.

Holy exhausted, Batman. Not sleeping through the night really catches up with you after a while. And prior to having baby, I wasn’t exactly sleeping either, because there is no sleeping when your enormously pregnant. I haven’t had a real, full night’s sleep in months. I can feel it all Read more →

Postpartum Ironman Training Plan

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Look. Look at this. I got to workout. Sort of. I got cleared to walk at my appointment last week, so walking I am. Thank goodness we got a treadmill. I’ve walked on it a few times since I was told I could and my legs are so happy to Read more →

Life As I Don’t Know It

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It’s Monday here in Zombieland. I’m tired. Sleep is difficult and short lived. Baby is needy a lot. My needs go by the wayside sometimes. But I guess that’s just the way it works now. I’m two weeks postpartum today and trying to learn a new normal. New way of Read more →

Eleanor’s Birth Story

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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 →

Five Postpartum Holiday Survival Strategies

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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 →