Second Pregnancy: 38 Weeks & Nursery!

by laury on August 16, 2014 · 6 comments

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My Second Pregnancy: 38 Weeks

It’s almost go time!

The hospital bag is packed, nursery is just about finished. I finished all of the things I needed for FlowTox (!!!), I have my BOB double stroller with the swivel front wheel (we got a great deal on Craigslist!) and we have the car seat installed. So, will the baby be a Leo or a Virgo? That’s the question. I still think later rather than earlier. My last two appointments indicated that the baby has dropped, last week he got even lower than the week before and I am at about 2cm already. I can feel it too, man he is low and it makes things pretty crampy at times! This could mean I go tomorrow or I could walk around like this for 2 more weeks and be late. That’s the thing with babies, you never know, there’s no way of really predicting, and they come when they’re ready! I am still in no rush. This has been a nice pregnancy and as long as I can keep up with my active lifestyle I am happy. I am very excited to meet the little guy though!!!!

I thought it would be fun to do a side by side of 18 weeks, 28 weeks, and 38 weeks! Wow what a difference:

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I just wanted to take this time to say thank you to my regular yoga practice, PIT classes (up until 31 weeks), and TRUBarre for helping me to feel strong and keep me in great shape throughout my pregnancy!

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I am hoping it all comes in handy when I go into labor!

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Planning on trying for a natural birth. I know things don’t always go as planned but going to take a different approach this time around. I would love to hear what other moms used for tools and coping mechanisms that helped during active labor. Visualization, certain tools (massager, rolling pin, oils?). I am thinking I will have to find my rhythm once it happens and see what works. But always love hearing from other moms and see what helped them!!!!!!

Okay, here’s a few shots of the nursery! It was tough taking pics of this room since it’s so small, but you get the idea!

We went with an Owl theme! And I love the rocking chair. My mom gave it to me, it belonged to a great aunt.

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We put the tree decals above the crib, and I like the dark tree as opposed to the colorful ones. It’s very Zen!

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Above the window is the quote “Owl Always Love You.” I plan to put a photo up next to it with his name and birth stats after we get home!

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My mothers in law made this dresser and lamp for us. How AMAZING does it look!!?? I am absolutely in love with it, and it fit the room PERFECTLY!!!!

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A client kindly offered to made 3 photos for above the dresser for us. I was looking for 3 cute owl photos for the wall. I can’t wait to see them!!!!

I also made an addition above the windows in Ella’s room. I am obsessed with this quote from Winnie The Poo and thought it was just perfect for her. My little best friend….I don’t want her to ever forget this, because she is. Smile

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Oh, and here’s a right-side up photo for once!

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That’s all for today! Maybe I will see you with a 39 and 40 week handstand pic…maybe it will be a baby update! Exciting times!!!

 

XO

 

-Laury

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Product Review: Renola by Larabar

by laury on August 14, 2014 · 0 comments

I have an awesome new product review for  you all today!

 

Larabar contacted me and offered to send over some samples of a brand new product, Renola, grain-free granola! I had not heard of this before and was really excited to try them!

 

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Renola is a new type of granola from the makers of LARABAR, made with nuts, fruits, seeds and spices. All good stuff! LARABAR Renola is reinventing granola with a combination of clean ingredients with the crunch and flavor of traditional granola.

The flavors I tried were Cinnamon Nut, Berry and Cocoa Coconut.

 

Renola

Let’s start with the .Berry Renola:

8 grams of sugar.

Ingredients: Almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, dried molasses, pumpkin seeds, pecan, dried blueberries, apple juice, blueberry juice concentrate, raspberry powder, apple powder, lemon juice concentrate, cinnamon, sea salt, vanilla extract.

Cinnamon Nut Renola:

8 grams of sugar.

Ingredients: Almonds, sunflower seeds, dried molasses, pumpkin seeds, pecans, raisins, cashews, tapioca syrup, cinnamon, vanilla extract

Cocoa Coconut:

5 grams of sugar

Ingredients: Almonds, sunflower seeds, toasted coconut, dried molasses, pumpkin seeds, cocoa nibs, coconut oil, cashews, tapioca syrup, cocoa powder, sea salt, vanilla extract

 

My favorite flavor was probably the cocoa coconut! We just ate it by itself but I am sure it would be great on top of plain full-fat yogurt, or maybe add some milk of choice and chia seeds to make a granola pudding!

 

Overall I thought they each tasted great! Also, this granola has lower sugar and a better ingredient list than any boxed/bagged/packaged granola I have ever seen at the store. And they are No-GMO! Extra bonus!!!!

Thank you, LARABAR for sending these over. We enjoyed them!

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