Oliver had his second birthday a week ago and I really wanted to share some things about Oliver as he’s grown and discovered new things. Oliver turned 2 on the 6th, and while he’s not old enough to request things for his birthday, he’s made it very clear what he likes and doesn’t like. We went all out for Olivers fiesta themed first birthday, but being pregnant this year, and also being more realistic, I…

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Staying active and fit during pregnancy is essential for a better pregnancy and an easier labor, but it’s not always easy, especially during the first trimester when your nauseous or exhausted (or both). But to be honest, I definitely thought it was going to be harder to workout than it has been (mainly because I’m carrying smaller so far than I did last time, and have no nausea). I think the hardest part for me…

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Now that I am officially in the second trimester, I thought I’d share some of my first trimester essentials with you. Both of my first trimesters have been drastically different, so that means that what helped me last pregnancy may not have necessarily been useful this time around. When I was trying to find some resources on ways to ease my symptoms, I realized that there isn’t much out there is terms of tips on…

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Weight gain with any pregnancy is inevitable. The average healthy weight gain is about 25 pounds, but can vary depending on your starting weight. During my pregnancy with Oliver I gained a little over 40 pounds, but I never really noticed it since it was pretty much an all-belly pregnancy. I’ve always been a bit self conscious about my body, but since losing all the baby weight and getting into shape, I’ve been more confident…

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I’m going to be honest with you, the first trimester and the beginning of the second trimester can be difficult in the sense that your clothes are getting smaller, and your maternity clothes are too big. It’s the awkward period, where you have a flat stomach in the morning, but look pregnant in the evening. If you’re like me, where you’re three months in and still barely showing, it can tend to look like you’ve…

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