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07 September, 2015
It’s getting to be that time! The time when every one you see asks when baby is coming and tells you that you look like you could pop any day. And you feel like you could pop any day! I am getting to “that” point… Moms, you know what I am talking about! It’s the “homestretch”. And this is what REALLY happens!
23 August, 2015
The time has finally come to pack for the hospital! After coming to the realization that my bag should have been packed at 34 weeks (I guess you can never be too safe!), I promptly put this at the top of my “TO-DO list” and have been chipping away at the task every since. Wondering what to pack for the hospital? Check out what’s in my hospital bag!
05 August, 2015
After making my way through almost 33 weeks of pregnancy, I am 100% certain that staying active has helped me to feel much better up until this point than I would be feeling had I not stayed active. Even when taking a few days off, I notice a decrease in energy and flexibility. And at almost 33 weeks, this still holds true, but regardless of how I am feeling, it is time to tone it down a bit more and shift gears!
17 July, 2015
Pregnancy bloating. It happens! Due to an increase in hormones, mainly progesterone, and a lot less real estate in there, our digestive systems start to slow down as we move through our pregnancies. As a result, I have sought out some natural remedies to beat the bloat and keep things moving. Below are the top 5 natural remedies that I have come across.
10 June, 2015
I got a little emotional a few weeks ago when I realized that my pre-pregnancy clothes no longer fit. Then my husband reminded me that I am in fact pregnant and that my clothes shouldn’t fit… DUH! And over the next few days, I became excited about the fact that I would need to update my wardrobe. Here are my top 5 tips for a more fashionable pregnancy!
29 May, 2015
For those of you that follow me on Instagram and Twitter (@Mikkelson12), you would have seen that we travelled to some pretty amazing places in Italy! And it was an incredible trip. But with a lot of travelling can come a LOT of walking and limited time/access to equipment. As a result, I had to make some modifications to my exercise routine. In this blog, I list my my three favourite workouts from around the web that I found useful in maintaining strength and flexibility while travelling.
16 May, 2015
Last year, right after the Olympics in Sochi, Natalie Spooner and I had the chance to compete on Season 2 of The Amazing Race Canada, and we finished first on a few legs. Well, she and I are finally using one of the trips that we won on the show to tour around ITALY! Planning for this trip was somewhat different in comparison to planning for others. After all, travelling while you are expecting is not exactly the same as travelling while you are not. Here’s a travel checklist for moms-to-be!
05 May, 2015
They say that oftentimes, moms-to-be can tell from their instincts whether they are carrying a boy or a girl. Yeah, not-so-much for me! The anticipation leading up to the 18-20 week ultrasound is intense. Not only are we anxious to get a progress update on the health of our babies, but we are also faced with the decision as to whether or not we want to know the gender. This week, Scott and I find out if we are expecting a boy or a girl!
27 April, 2015
Advice and tips seem to come in abundance these days! Everyone, including the lady at the grocery store checkout, has some knowledge or wisdom to offer you about pregnancy. And while this advice and these tips are MORE than welcomed and certainly appreciated (many of them have already paid off!), each individual’s experience of pregnancy certainly seems to be unique. And each individual has their own experiences of what the perks and truths of pregnancy really are.
19 April, 2015
Last week I talked about the advice I received from pregnancy exercise guru Dr.Julia Alleyne in regards to weight training. Today I want to talk about the advice that she gave me on cardio and core, and also, my personal choices when it comes to the nutrition I am putting in to my body, which includes an ice cream cone here and there!
13 April, 2015
Fit pregnancy. It is all the rage right now! How much physical activity should you do? How much is enough and how much is too much? How do you know if you are crossing that invisible line of exceeding what your baby and body can handle throughout your pregnancy? The second I found out I was pregnant, I had all of these questions and more. So I went out and got advice from experts!
06 April, 2015
I am pregnant! My husband, Scott and I, are expecting our first child on September 25th, 2015, and we could not be more excited! So, I’m going to be a "hockey mom." And I started this blog so that I could rethink what the phrase “hockey mom” means and share some honest and open thoughts with you about being an expecting mother.