Hey Hey… I had a baby

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Hello World,

It’s been a good couple of months and i’ve missed blogging so… I had my little baby girl, Celine 6.5 weeks ago and to say my life hasn’t changed would be a complete lie. It’s been the most amazing time in my life thanks to this little life that I hold in my arms multiple times during the night.

I had a ridiculously long labor and by the 30th hour I was just thinking, I need to get her out so I can sleep… Little did I know that once the baby is out it’s the beginning of not sleeping for a good couple of months/years. I’m used to it by now but it’s incredible to think that 4-5 total hours of sleep is a ‘good night’. Our house is a constant disaster. We are super tidy and clean people so looking at it in it’s current state really stresses me out but I would rather spend my spare time sleeping or making myself a green smoothie.

Anyway, in terms of weight gain… i gained 24 pounds. I was a bit disappointed I didn’t gain more when I was trying to embrace the fact that pregnancy is the one time in your life it’s acceptable/encouraged to gain weight but I found it a little hard to fully throw caution to the wind. I drank green smoothies twice a day, one in the morning and one in the evening… I found it really curved all of my cravings. However, when I went into labor I baked a chocolate cake (I must share that recipe with you all … it was a naturally gluten free, chocolate pudding cake from The Oh She Glows cookbook by Angela Lindon. YUM.), called it Celine’s Birthday Cake, and ate it while I was waiting for my husband to return home from Chicago so we could go to the hospital. It was basically my last hurrah before the super healthy eating would start.

After the birth I lost all but 3 pounds but gained 2 pounds eating copious amounts of chocolate trying to stay awake the first couple of weeks. So… now begins the struggle of trying to cut sugar-even natural forms- and working out at a normal level again.

Horrah Horrah… baby is awake and I must go. Look for my new favorite post workout smoothie recipe I’ll be posting soon… maybe in a couple minutes or tomorrow. Haven’t decided! xx

28 thoughts on “Hey Hey… I had a baby

  1. Congrats on the baby girl! You look amazing! I have a 3 and 1 year old girls as well:) I was a lucky one who was about my pre pregnancy right after baby..definitely hard to get back at it and get fit on so little sleep but its possible!
    Question for you on green smoothies? What do you all mix in? My husband and I do spinach and fruit. What do you prefer? Other healthy options. Would like to mix it up
    Thank you! Congrats again!

    1. Thanks again michelle! Did yiu start working out when u were given the green light? What types of things did you do?

      For green smoothies my husband loves spinach as well but i will change them up with kale, collards, arugula. When i use the stronger greens i use some orange juice or pineapple to cohnteract the strong flavor that those greens produce. I also add cinnamon, coconut, coconut oil, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, bee pollen, and almond milk. I also love parsley or cilantro in addition to lemon or lime juice.

      One of my facorites is a pina colada inspired smoothie with: pineapple, spinach (or different greens together), coconut oil, cinnamon, frozen banana, chia seeds, parsley , and lime!

  2. Congrats on the baby girl! You look amazing! I have a 3 and 1 year old girls as well:) I was a lucky one who was about my pre pregnancy right after baby..definitely hard to get back at it and get fit on so little sleep but its possible!
    Question for you on green smoothies? What do you all mix in? My husband and I do spinach and fruit. What do you prefer? Other healthy options. Would like to mix it up
    Thank you! Congrats again!

    1. Thanks again michelle! Did yiu start working out when u were given the green light? What types of things did you do?

      For green smoothies my husband loves spinach as well but i will change them up with kale, collards, arugula. When i use the stronger greens i use some orange juice or pineapple to cohnteract the strong flavor that those greens produce. I also add cinnamon, coconut, coconut oil, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, bee pollen, and almond milk. I also love parsley or cilantro in addition to lemon or lime juice.

      One of my facorites is a pina colada inspired smoothie with: pineapple, spinach (or different greens together), coconut oil, cinnamon, frozen banana, chia seeds, parsley , and lime!

  3. So happy to know you are back. Messy house will always be there-enjoy baby time while you can. I am looking forward to future updates

  4. So happy to know you are back. Messy house will always be there-enjoy baby time while you can. I am looking forward to future updates

  5. Congrats! Enjoy every minute!
    Cannot wait to try some of your new recipes and smoothies

  6. Congrats! Enjoy every minute!
    Cannot wait to try some of your new recipes and smoothies

  7. Hey U….Gr8 article. You look fab. Can U spot the “baseball bat”? Hugs & Cheers!

  8. Hey U….Gr8 article. You look fab. Can U spot the “baseball bat”? Hugs & Cheers!

  9. Congrats to you both!!! Hope all of you are getting some sleep.
    Looking forward to new recipes 🙂

  10. Congrats to you both!!! Hope all of you are getting some sleep.
    Looking forward to new recipes 🙂

  11. It’s hard work being a momma! But it’s the best! Just wanted to let u know that ur blog kept me occupied during my 2am feedings of my son! 🙂

  12. It’s hard work being a momma! But it’s the best! Just wanted to let u know that ur blog kept me occupied during my 2am feedings of my son! 🙂

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