3 x 3 {A Three Things Thursday post}

I have to say that if you could grade maternity leave, I am totally acing it. ACING IT.1. In addition to the diapers, wipes and mesh undies, I think hospitals need to give out Kindles. Seriously ....more

Back on my feet

The discharge instructions from the hospital in regards to my C-section are fairly standard. No driving for 10 to 14 days. If I have increased pain or swelling at the site of the incision, seek medical attention ....more

Bits + Pieces {A Three Things Thursday Post}

Eff you, Justin Timberlake. Eff you.1. When Mark and I were looking at names for baby boy, we had a few criteria. The name could not be too trendy, too weird or the name of any problem students that Mark has had as a teacher ....more

Silas Jasper: His Birth Story

I read a lot of birth stories as I prepared for the arrival of Silas, and I dreamed of what mine would say. A successful VBAC, an intervention-free birth. A beautiful delivery ....more

Well, hello there

I'd like to introduce you to Mr. Silas Jasper.This little dude, whom I've already labeled as dark and brooding, made his entrance via C-section at 7:40 a.m. April 10.He has dark hair and blue-grey eyes, two arms, two legs, 10 fingers and 10 toes. He is amazing and perfect, and we are so happy to have him in our arms ....more

Thoughts {A Three Things Thursday post}

1. I taught my last class of pregnancy on Wednesday. Barbell – my favorite ....more

Raising an Active Kid: What It's Worth

My answer was simple, succinct and selfish. The benefits of being an active kid was improved sleep. As in, parents get your child outside, where him the heck out and enjoy some well deserved down time before you hit the sack.But my response during a recent Twitter chat hosted by Active.com and the newly launched ActiveKids.com was short sighted.Yes, better sleep was a benefit for the child but fostering an active lifestyle provides so much more ....more

On Nesting {+ Meal Plan}

Some people clean walls. Others scrub baseboards. I, on the other hand, hoard ....more

Fitness Friday: Total Body Circuit Workout

Heart thumping, sweat dripping, fall-to-the-floor fatigue inducing – that's how you can describe this workout.Or, as I mentioned in this post, Mark called it one of the hardest workouts he's done in a while. As he enjoyed it so much, I'd hate to leave y'all out....more

Up In The Gym ...

Just working on my sanity. Photo taken at 36 weeks. I'm now at 38 and change ....more