Category Archives: pregnancy

Meal Prepping and Forceful Nesting

With baby time fast approaching and coinciding directly with Fit Boy’s emergence into the world of preschool, I have decided that even though I have no desire to nest, I need to get my butt nesting.

Pronto.

Even though my first two babies came decidedly late (10 days and 13 days to be exact), I have never experienced the urge to nest. I don’t see this pregnancy being much different.

Either way, I need to get a move on and the biggest task I’ve set for myself is meal prep. We have a small freezer in the basement that’s been unplugged for the last year or so that I will be plugging in and filling with meals for us to have in the weeks after baby comes. The idea is that I’ll have enough in the freezer that we will have 2-3 meals taken care of per week for at least a month. It will mean a lot of batch cooking and the possibility that no one in my house will want to see a soup, casserole or bean dip ever again but that’s the price we have to pay

It's looking awfully lonely in there Mr. Freezer.

It’s looking awfully lonely in there Mr. Freezer.

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I did a bit of meal prep previously but admittedly, I didn’t do quite as much as I should have. The problem for me is that I don’t know what freezes well and what doesn’t. This will definitely be an experiment in cuisine. I have lofty visions of a freezer packed full of well-organized, tasty, (read: not-burnt) food. I’m fairly confident reality will look a bit differently.

Stay tuned!

Mayhem Monday: Is it time to Slow Down?

Last week was unofficially birthday week for my hubby. I tend to stretch out his and the boys’ birthdays over the span of a week for some reason. Maybe I’m over-compensating for my ill-fated December 17 birthday that’s often hard to really celebrate because of the time of year. Or maybe I just like cake.Continue Reading

Answering your Pregnancy Questions

I haven’t been doing regular pregnancy updates because…well, I’m lazy. Plus, after 2 pregnancies, what is perhaps exciting to others (maybe?) isn’t as exciting to me. But given that I have less than 2 months to go and that I don’t sleep and can’t workout as much or train for any races right now (whichContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Bring on the Heat!

This weekend was a scorcher! First super hot weekend of the summer (better late than never). I think we pretty much saw it all, from freak thunder showers to rainbows to blistering hot sunshine. It was an awesome weekend to celebrate a very cool guy in my life: my hubby! Technically, his birthday isn’t untilContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Vacation Week (Finally!!)

Another Monday already!! I’m now 30 weeks pregnant, only 10 to go! Yihaw!! We’re on holidays this week and I’m so looking forward to this week with my 3 favorite boys. This is the only time we’ve had holidays today in a very long time. It’s rare for us to be able to take anContinue Reading

Pregnancy Update: 28 Weeks

I call the third trimester the home stretch of pregnancy but really…3 months does seem like a long time to be “stretching”. On the other hand, baby does some serious fattening up in this phase so I guess there is something to be said for the stretch after all. Either way, this is where I’mContinue Reading

Manitoba Marathon Relay: Race Recap

This marathon relay was one of those things that seemed like an OK idea at the time and gradually became a “I’m going to regret this, aren’t I?” thing as the weeks leading up to race day approached. We didn’t have a 6th runner to use as an alternate, I was feeling much less pregnantContinue Reading

Scenes from the Week

Mayhem Monday: Almost to the Third Trimester

This past week has been like whoa. So much going on and I’ve been feeling progressively more craptastic. I don’t know if it’s the lack of sleep or what but I feel pretty terrible a lot of the time. Saturday, I couldn’t even get out of bed for more than a few hours before havingContinue Reading

5 Things to Help you Navigate your Fit Pregnancy

Once upon a time, the though of exercising during pregnancy would make everyone around you gasp in horror. Apparently it was bad for you and harmful to your baby. Apparently. We’re a bit wiser about such things now and although there are things that aren’t safe or aren’t as safe to do when you’re withContinue Reading