How I Lost The Baby Weight + My Pregnancy Workout Routine (tons of before + after pics!)

So I guess I’m about to be one of THOSE people who shares their weight loss journey. But after getting lots of questions, and also lots of people who think that my pregnancy weight just magically disappeared, I decided to share my story to inspire those of you preggo ladies out there! To be honest, my pregnancy weight DID just fall off, but it isn’t…

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Where I Found Baby Gear That Fits My Aesthetic

Jonathan Adler Sensory Gym  Back when we lived in Miami, there was a Jonathan Adler store in the Design District that we used to frequent. I always loved his quirky design style, so when I found out he was designing a capsule collection of baby gear, I knew it would fit in perfectly to our home. One of my biggest fears about having a baby…

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Hudson’s Birth Story

It is hard to put the experience of laboring a baby into words, and while I am usually not sappy or overly maternal, the experience changed me. It changed my marriage. It changed my body. It changed my entire life. It’s something that was so difficult, but so worth it, and I couldn’t imagine living life not experiencing it. Here goes, here is my birth…

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World, Meet Hudson!

… and just like that, life will never ever be the same again. Hudson David Degreff | 8 lbs 7 ounches & 21 inches Born on November 7th at 11:40 am I can’t really think of the right words to describe what it feels like to become a mom. It’s so overwhelmingly beautiful, and the love I feel for my husband and my baby is…

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Pumpkin Carving // Baby Waiting + Updates

Tomorrow is my due date, and here we are still waiting. We went to the doctor on Thursday, and I was told if I was having contractions they would send me to labor & delivery (and I knew that I was having some, just was not sure if they were Braxton Hicks or the real thing). Turns out it was false labor. I had my…

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A Checklist To Keep You Busy At 39-40 Weeks Pregnant

Hey all of you mama’s out there who are waiting for baby & just as bored as I am… this list is for you! It took me a bit to figure out how to spend some time off without traveling (because who takes vacation and stays home, right?!) but I came up with this list, and I hope it helps you! It definitely kept me…

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Nursery Gallery Wall With Framebridge

Before the baby arrives, it’s tough to personalize their space. There’s no pictures of them, except for ultrasound pictures, so I had a hard time adding a little bit of him to his room! Once we took our maternity photos, I knew I wanted to include a few, so he could look around and see some personalized pictures of his family in his space. I…

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What’s in My Hospital Bag?

FOR BABY: I tried to pack as light as possible for baby, because I’ve heard that the hospital provides most of the things he will need. Here’s what am bringing: – Diapers, just in case we need – Scratch mittens & socks – A few hats, including one I handmade and this adorable knit bear hat! – A Milkbarn fox swaddle blanket 3 outfits, one…

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37 Weeks: Full Term + 3rd Trimester Recap + Essentials!

Here we are, with a baby that is considered “fully cooked”! They told me at the doctor this week that it could happen ANY TIME or in 5 weeks, and they honestly can’t really tell these things, so we’re just here waiting! I am so relieved to have hit this milestone now, knowing that he can come out and be okay today. It feels good,…

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Baby H Maternity Pictures

The countdown is on, with only a few weeks left in this pregnancy I am so excited that we had the chance to sneak away with Jennifer to snap these. My matt is not a big picture guy, he definitely prefers to be behind the lens, but LOOK HOW PHOTOGENIC HE IS! I am sure H will see these and be like “ew mom and…

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Dear Baby,

   Dear baby, I love you even though you hurt my insides and make it hard to breath. I remember hearing your heartbeat for the first time and crying without even noticing that the tears were streaming down my cheeks. I can’t believe I got to make a person with my person, who I loved from the second I met. I’ve never met you, but…

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Baby H’s Nursery Reveal

  After months of piecing together this guy’s room, we are finally ready for him! Interior decorating is one of my favorite things, so of course I wanted to give him the perfect space to spend time in and grow up in. I didn’t want it to feel typical, and when I saw this fox rug I knew I would build the space around it!…

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Where will baby sleep?

Even though we have a nursery all set up (and ready to reveal, soon!) for our little man, we decided that we want him to sleep in our room for the first few months. We figure it will make those nighttime feedings much more do-able, plus I am sure we’ll just want to know he is okay throughout the night. So in my crazy nesting…

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My Fox Themed Baby Shower!

My mom and my two cousins threw me a beautiful fox themed baby shower this past weekend, so of course I had to share some photos! My cousin Lauren put so much heart into it, I felt like she had me completely in-mind for every little touch she added. I am usually not super emotional, but I was so overwhelmed with how much time and…

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Why I Don’t Enjoy Being Pregnant, And That’s OK.

The other night I woke up in the middle of the night (for the 1093298 time), and I was sweating. I had a nightmare, something related to my pregnancy, and for a second I thought it was just a dream, but I felt my belly and it was still there. Suddenly, this full body, totally gripping fear seeped through my blood — I am going…

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My Second Trimester Recap + Essentials!

Here I am, saying goodbye to the second trimester and feeling pretty shocked at how quickly it flew by. Just this week, two instagrammers that I follow went into labor – 1 at 35 weeks and the other at 38 weeks, and it’s hitting me that this guy is going to be here in the blink of an eye. I’m starting to feel like I…

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20 Week Bumpdate!

Can you believe I’m already more than halfway through this thing?!? Yeah, I can’t either. It’s been the slowest, quickest few months. In so many ways it flew by and in so many others it has gone soooo slowly, but it seems like I am finally in the fun part – being able to feel baby & see my bump grow! I cannot believe that…

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IT’S A…

BOY!  … Let me just preface this and share that Matt told me my neck looked ‘freakishly skinny’ and that’s what made me crack up in this picture. hahahah! It does look weirdly small compared to my growing belly, maybe? So funny LOL. We are so excited to finally share that we’re having a little man! I knew from the get-go he was a boy,…

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1st Trimester Deets

Thanks SO much for all of your sweet comments. 🙂 So I don’t want to bore you guys with pregnancy ramblings, but I absolutely love reading back through the archives of the bloggers I follow to when they were pregnant, so I will update you periodically. Let me know if you’re interested or not! 🙂 Here’s a list of some things that people keep asking…

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SURPRISE: Our family is growing!

This has been one of the hardest secrets to keep (& I am an AWFUL secret keeper) but finally we can share our biggest secret ever… we made a human, we’re pregnant! Baby Degreff is due in October!! We’re SO excited to grow our clan (well, maybe Claude isn’t excited to not be an only child-dog haha). The thing I didn’t realize before becoming pregnant…

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