Just the Foot

Just the foot. This was our mantra during my pregnancy after we found out that baby #2 had a left clubfoot. After the ultrasound, we opted for genetic testing to rule out other issues that can be related to clubfoot. I was told that clubfoot is a common birth defect, however, and usually an isolated […]

Pregnancy Update: Week 37

Where did the time go? In my last pregnancy update, I was just entering third trimester and getting ready for Thanksgiving. Now we’re counting the hours until baby boy arrives! He’s in a frank breech position, so unless he turns in the next 10 days, a c-section is scheduled for exactly 39 weeks. With my first pregnancy, I […]

Baby Armul Nursery Tour

  We’re just 2-3 weeks away from meeting Baby A2, so there’s no better time to share pictures of his little abode! I went with a feathers & woodland theme. Feathers because I want to give this boy wings! I came across a lovely quote, which you’ll see below, which inspired the feathers/flying theme. Then I found a […]

Pregnancy Update: Week 27

It’s hard to believe my last pregnancy update was nearly 7 weeks ago! Just a few more days until the third trimester. I haven’t taken a single belly pic since the last update, so this update was a good excuse to snap a bathroom selfie. Why do these pictures never turn out well? It looks like […]

Pregnancy Update: Week 20

Time for a pregnancy check-in. It’s hard to believe it’s been a month since my last update! While I wouldn’t go so far as to say this pregnancy is flying by, the rumors are true that it does feel faster the second time around. Living la toddler vida loca means I don’t usually focus on baby #2 until after […]

Watermelon Ginger Mocktail Recipe

As I mentioned in my last pregnancy update, I’m missing wine a little bit. I’ve never been that crazy about alcohol, so I think it’s more of the symbolism behind a glass of wine at the end of the day. It’s something nice for yourself, something enjoyable that requires you to settle down and slow down. My Nalgene water […]

Pregnancy Update: Week 16

If you don’t follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have missed our exciting announcement. We’re expecting baby #2 in February 2017!  I’m planning to share a pregnancy update every couple of weeks. Partly because I didn’t document much of my first pregnancy (aside from loads of bump selfies), and I’d like to have these […]

What to Eat Before Your Blood Glucose Test


Now that you can answer What Is Gestational Diabetes?, here are some tips on what to eat and what not to eat before your blood glucose test. What to Eat:  A balanced meal with whole grains, protein and healthy fats approximately 3 hours before your test 3 sample breakfasts & 3 sample lunches below, depending on the time […]

What Is Gestational Diabetes?


The gestational diabetes test is a rite-of-passage into third trimester pregnancy. Want to know why some women get gestational diabetes and others don’t, often regardless of your weight or eating habits? Want to really, truly understand insulin? Read this quick post before moving to What to Eat Before Your Blood Glucose Test. Glucose is another word for sugar […]