New Mommy Favorites

Wanna hear a funny joke? These are screen caps from my Garmin920XT sleep data. The purple is when I’m awake. And that’s only two nights, but they all look pretty similar. Yes, despite being a new mommy who is up regularly throughout the night, I’m still rocking my Garmin. The Read more →

Adjusting Expectations

Wow. Hi Monday. Where did you come from? Guys. Babies are difficult. I went three days without even touching my computer. I forgot it even existed for a bit there, hence the lack of posting. Because sometimes babies fuss and cry and cluster feed for SEVEN straight hours and you Read more →

The Ultimate Athlete Holiday Gift Guide

It’s happened, the holidays are here and they are upon us in full force. Christmas displays were out less than 12 hours after Halloween ended, stores are open at 6am on Thanksgiving (Booooooo, not nice) and the madness is here to stay. If you or someone else in your family Read more →

Sleeping and Walking

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

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

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

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

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

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 →