Family

Birth Story: Benjamin Grayson

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On December 2 I sent my mom an early morning text, “today is the day. We are heading to the hospital.” Even at 4 a.m. she replied within minutes, “wait for me!” Everyday for the past two weeks I had sent her a morning update, typically a “yep, still pregnant.” Dare I forget and she called my husband looking for...
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Family

Final Reflections: Preparing for Baby

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They say the last few weeks of pregnancy are the longest. Agreed. Nine months of anticipation, change, belly flutters, and then…waiting (cue “Final Countdown” by Europe). I’ve seen my body transform — wide hips, a growing chest, swollen feet, cellulite, and (of course) a growing bump. My body didn’t fully take on its pregnancy shape until 30 weeks, around the...
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Fitness

Seattle Fitness Studios: Pre-baby Workouts

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One of the things I love most about fitness is community. Sweating with others is motivating, inspiring, and more fun! As a recent Seattle transplant I have thoroughly enjoyed taking classes at studios around the Emerald City, and saying hi to complete strangers 🙂 From yoga and barre to cycling and HIIT this town has fabulous options for every fitness...
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