I think I’m in labor, no time for food

Meet Nicole…

The contractions were coming and they were coming hard.  I didn’t imagine them to be this painful!  At least I hoped these were the actual contractions, being that I have a high threshold for pain thanks to 6 years of braces and orthodontic work.  All I could think about was my left over P.F. Changs from yesterday’s dinner that I probably wasn’t going to get the chance to enjoy now. 

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I can see the head……Um excuse me? What did you just say?

I never in a million years expected Fin’s birth to happen the way it happened. My husband will end up reading this and probably tell me that I missed something or told an event wrong because he remembers everything! Even the part where I bit him. Anyways, Matt and I created a simple birth plan to give to the doctor and nurses when we arrived at the hospital. I packed some of my hospital bag during the week  I was 38 weeks (better late than never). 

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With every storm, comes a rainbow

Meet Shannon…

Labor Day weekend of 2015 my husband and I found out I was pregnant. This was extremely exciting as I had suffered a miscarriage in March that same year. That weekend I enjoyed my last glass of wine for the next 9 months. I had promised myself I would be ultra-careful with this pregnancy- I was that borderline crazy pregnant lady when it came to “the rules”.

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Birth plans don’t always go as planned…and that’s OK.

Meet Samantha…

BOY or GIRL? Even before we got pregnant, my husband and I decided that we wanted to be surprised. I had a moment of weakness while I was trying to register, but that quickly passed. The wonder of not knowing kept me going. I couldn’t wait to hear the Dr. say “it’s a BOY or it’s a GIRL” and have my little bundle of joy placed in my arms for the first time. Well, I never got that chance.

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Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP)……..Wait, what?

Meet Patty….

I was over the moon excited to find out that my husband and I were expecting our first child. I was one of those women who “knew” they were pregnant immediately, but it took 15 days for a test to finally come up positive. Finally on Valentine’s Day of 2016, I ran out of the bathroom, happy tears streaming down my face, waving the just-taken test in hand, yelling “I KNEW IT!!!”

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Meet Robyn…The surgery warrior, new mom that will be the next fitness inspiration!

Hi!! Let me introduce myself. My name is Robyn and I’m a new mother, wife, sister, daughter about to go back to work full time and oh lets not forget about to turn 35.  I’ve decided to share about my fitness journey since having my daughter Hannah last November. Let me tell you, before becoming pregnant I was in the best shape of my life, working out each day, eating right and staying focused on my goals. You may be wondering, okay…so what, good for you, right?? Well, what I want you to know is why I decided a few years back to begin this journey of mine. So…lets start at the beginning.

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