First things first: it did not all go wrong. I have a beautiful baby girl and she was healthy and strong and perfect from day one. Mom, however, is a different story. The labor part My son was delivered via emergency C-section which left me with a very bitter memory of my first delivery. I…Details
Where I’m from maternity leave starts no later than 28 days before the due date. In my case that was 14th December. But since we had some construction going on at home on Thursday and Friday those days didn’t really feel like leave. So I’m counting 18th December as my first day of maternity leave.…Details
These days there’s an app for everything, right? Well, the same holds true for pregnancy. There’s so many actually, covering every possible aspect, that it can be really hard to choose which one to use if any. I had this same dilemma during my first pregnancy and I have to say four years later it’s…Details
My first baby was born 13th September. A cold, Friday 13th September. Where we live Septembers are usually warm, a continuation of summer in a way. But a couple of days before our little one was born it suddenly became really chilly. I panicked and went out to buy some warmer clothes for bringing him…Details
I’ve been doing these workouts for a while now and it’s my second iteration so I thought it was about time I wrote a review of it. So here it goes: Tracy Anderson’s The Pregnancy Project workout DVDs. I’ve spoken a little bit about these workouts already in My first post morning sickness workout but there is…Details
Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched beyond its limits, leaving it unable to adapt itself. When its elasticity just isn’t enough anymore, tiny tears occur and that’s where a stretch mark becomes visible. This happens either while we’re growing up when we gain or lose a lot of weight in a very short…Details
As mentioned in “Why I stopped running during my pregnancy” I was not only ordered by my doctor not to exercise but was also sick for what seemed to be an eternity. Now that both these reasons are gone I’m really trying to get back in the saddle and at least preserve the minimal amount of fitness I still have by doing some kind of pregnancy workout. I don’t expect to make some big comeback or any progress in this area. But this does not mean I should just stop exercising entirely, does it?Details
Actually, I stopped exercising altogether, but let’s start at the beginning.
The journey so far
I found out I was pregnant sometime in May, day 36 of my cycle. I remember that clearly. At first, I thought that was a nice change from my first pregnancy where I found out about it already two months pregnant. Yes, that can happen. Easily. Anyway, turns out it’s not so nice after all because it feels like the wait is that much longer. In my mind my first pregnancy lasted 7 months (plus the 10 days I was overdue), this one is going to last 8 months (hopefully without additional waiting).
Truth be told it would have been the same had I not taken that test. The sickness that followed almost immediately would have given up the news anyway.Details
If this is is not your first visit here it’s probably pretty obvious but anyway…the blog got a complete redesign! I feel like now it’s much more modern and clean and with a bigger focus on content instead of categorisation which also gives it a lot more room to grow for the future. And while we’re on the topic of growth I also have some big news!Details
I’ve always been a very active person. I even worked out througout all the nine months of pregnancy up until the due date, but I stopped for the 10 days I was overdue. So after my son was born I felt horrible. Not looked horrible, felt horrible. Sluggish, weak. Mostly because of the 10 overdue days spent lying around and the two weeks after my C-section during which I could hardly move. So I was very eager to get back in shape. Exactly 7 weeks after the delivery, on the day I had my first check-up and was cleared to start working out, I did my first pull-up.Details