Yearly Archives

2017

Health & Wellness Lifestyle

What to Expect After Delivery…

December 14, 2017

I’d like to think that Daniel and I prepared ourselves the best we could for parenthood. We attended all the courses and classes offered, read blogs and baby books, talked intensely with our midwife about every aspect of the delivery, but there was a critical piece that we missed…what to expect after the delivery. We knew the specifics, that we would stay at the patient hotel where there would be midwives to assist us with breastfeeding and monitoring of our…

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Book Club Lifestyle

Theodore’s Birth Story

December 11, 2017

On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 5:34am our lives changed forever when we welcomed our new baby boy, Theodore, into the world. He weighed in at 3.144kg and 50cm long of pure perfection. This is his birth story: Friday, December 1st – 7:00am I wasn’t alarmed when I woke up feeling some discomfort and minor contractions since I thought they were the Braxton Hicks which I’ve had for several weeks. There wasn’t anything out of the ordinary since I still…

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Food Health & Wellness Lifestyle

Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

December 1, 2017

It was important for me to host Thanksgiving dinner this year, even at 37 weeks pregnant. I may have been a little too ambitious in this late phase of pregnancy, but I really wanted to keep this tradition. For some of our guests, this would be their first experience of this American holiday so I felt the pressure to make sure it was a good one! I created a menu to go with our dinner so our guests would know…

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Health & Wellness Lifestyle

Pregnancy Diary: Third Trimester Realness

November 27, 2017

We are getting super close folks! We’re in week 38 of pregnancy and full term! That means baby boy can come as he pleases! In this late phase of pregnancy there are some real lessons I’ve learned. Some say that the third trimester is the toughest and boy were they right! For the most part, I think my pregnancy has been rather smooth. Yes, there were some discomfort and aches, but nothing I thought I couldn’t handle. Fast forward to…

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Fashion Lifestyle

Maternity Photo Shoot

October 29, 2017

We had so much fun on this maternity photo shoot. Our dear friend and photographer, Alex Angelovski , took these amazing shots. He was also our photographer for our engagement photos and wedding photos so he totally gets me. I usually know what I want in a photo and he lets me have some creative freedom over the shot. Take a look at a few of my favorites!…

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