50 Questions You are DYING to the Know the Answer To

I feel like every day someone sends me an email asking me what I’m wearing or who I think is OTP or what my zodiac sign is.  So I decided to just put all your little minds at ease and answer these very pressing questions in one longish blog post.  Now don’t get too overwhelmed with excitement, there’s plenty to go around.  Also, a special thank you to Alison@WritingWishing, Christine@LoveLifeSurf and Melissa@TheValentineRD for originally posting these questions/answers that I’m stealing.  Hopefully there is a bit of humor in here to keep you occupied.

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Introducing . . .

Cooper Michael Bendall came into this world on November 17, 2014 at 5:02pm. He was born at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, New York weighing 7 lbs and 7oz and measuring 19.5 inches. Ecstatic doesn’t even begin to describe how his Dad and I feel about meeting the little guy who has been kicking me like it’s his job for months now! We love him so much!


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Coops & Dad 2


Coops & Mum 2





A Guide to Your Fittest Pregnancy

It wasn’t that long ago that pregnant women were expected to take it easy and spend nine months putting their feet up. While pregnant women definitely need to rest, they can also benefit from regular exercise. Exercise during pregnancy helps with a myriad of pregnancy symptoms, assists in maintaining strength, prepares women for the physical demand of childbirth (they don’t call it labor for nothing) and helps women recover faster. It also helps regulate weight gain and provides benefits for the baby. A fit mama is a healthy mama!

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I’ve tried to stay as healthy as possible during my pregnancy. My philosophy was to exercise if it felt good and eat healthy to nourish the baby. I have a great round-up today of all the things that have helped me have a fit pregnancy. I hope these resources will help you too!  Check out my Guide to Your Fittest Pregnancy!

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Fit and Healthy in NYC: Part 3 {The Lifestyle}

Well hello there!  I have to say that as the days get shorter and shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, I feel a little sad that it is going to be awhile before I can spend a lot of time outside again.  We have beautiful weather in the northeast provided it is not the winter.  My ideal situation would be to live here 6 months out of the year and live somewhere else during the winter.  Actually, it does not even have to be a full 6 months.  I can survive the holidays but come January/February/March and sometimes even April…get me outta here!  At least there are no polar vortexs predicted for this winter!

Anyway, with all that being said, when there is nice weather in NYC, we really luck out because there are so many great options to get outside and be active.  You might think that living in the concrete jungle means a lack of fresh air and nature, but in fact, there are plenty of things to do to stay active.  And luckily, even when its cold, there are some great indoor opportunities to stay active.  Join me in staying Fit and Healthy in NYC: Part 3 {The Lifestyle}. (P.S. If you missed Part 1 {The Food} and Part 2 {The Fitness}, check them out here and here!).

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Friday’s Food & Fitness: The Wait

Hello! So the post I had planned for today didn’t work out.  I had planned to introduce you to the newest little member of our family but . . . he decided not to show.  I’m trying to stay patient but not helping my anxiety is the fact that every.single.person who had a due date around me (and even AFTER me!) have already had their babies.  It’s frustrating to say the least.  I want to meet the little guy!  Plus, I’m crazy and I don’t want his birthday to be too close to Thanksgiving.  More importantly I really really really do not want to be induced. I have a huge fear of Pitocin and do not want to take it at all but it is the only option if you have to be induced.  

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