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Donica Nash
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Flint William Nash: His detailed birth story and my mourning a loss
Because I've always wanted to write a novel, here's a brief glimpse of my story to be told: Chapter 5: The arrival There were no breaks in contractions. I was told that having no pain relief would help me feel my contractions and know when to push. I didn't...

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39 weeks, 6 days: An honest look at a not-so-pretty pregnancy
This is me, at exactly 39 weeks.  I am now 39 weeks, 6 days. Tomorrow is my due date, and I'm in agony. Sadly, though I've gained less weight (under 25lbs) and been more active, my dear son is laying in my body in such a way that has caused my veins to give...

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Third trimester
28 weeks!!! Some days the belly looks bigger than that... Third trimester is here! I knew it by the way relaxin just filled my body. No, there's nothing "relaxing" about the hormone, it just makes sleeping miserable and your joints feel unstable... My lower...

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Why you need to exercise MORE during pregnancy
Pregnancy and exercise... it's a commitment! Especially if you have other babies and kids around. Yet, it's such a necessary thing. 1. Reduces weight gain. -Obviously. 2. Decreases stretch marks. -Because you're reducing weight gain, you reduce your chances...

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Week 16 update
16 weeks pregnant! Yesterday we "found out" the gender. As in, it was just a 16 week ultrasound, but the doctor told us what she saw (and what we saw). Until I get verification next month, I'm not revealing ;) This pregnancy has been SO MUCH DIFFERENT. It's...

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12 weeks! First trimester with a back-to-back baby
12 weeks along! We got to see my little wiggle baby on the ultrasound this week. Hands and feet moving everywhere, it was like deja vu! It is hard to believe that this little human is NOT Eleni. It's its own, separate entity. Could be boy, could be girl. So...

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PREGNANT! Again...
Taken 6 months postpartum, 9 weeks pregnant It's been awhile since I've updated on my postpartum journey... mainly because my postpartum journey has become my next pregnancy journey! That's right, folks, we're doing back-to-back babies! I will post more lat...

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10 Things No One Tells You About Post-partum (the TMI no one wants to talk about)
UPDATE: Four months post-partum Workout program: Insanity Max 30 Latest event: INSANITY Live certified and hired on as a fitness instructor! Everyone made it seem like pregnancy would be the hardest part about having a baby, but that was NOT the case for me...

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Carb Cycling and the body
Carb cycling. Ever heard of it? If you've done 21 day fix extreme or are familiar with it, you may have noticed that the "Countdown to Competition" plan has a form of carb cycling involved. The brain's preferred source of energy comes from carbs. Low-carb d...

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Mommyhood: Working mom, stay-at-home mom...which is better? And why are we still talking about this?
Many people ask me "So what's it like being a mom now?". I don't quite know how to answer. What do you mean now ? The one thing I discovered upon the birth of my baby angel is that I have been a mom the past three years. No doubt about it now, hands down, t...
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