Comparing First Trimesters

It's so interesting being pregnant again! The first time around everything was so new. Every little change brought on either excitement or fear or something in between. This experience has been so vastly different from my first. I've been contemplating this since about halfway through my first trimester. And so it's time to summarize the [...]

Finding Out I Was Pregnant

Finding Out I Was Pregnant

I told myself I would wait until 12 days post ovulation so as to not be disappointed with the very real possibility of a false negative. After all, at this point, I was just pleasantly surprised to find out I'm ovulating. The last time I bled was before I conceived Sawyer back in August 2016. [...]

Feeling the Future

Feeling the Future

It has taken me to my early thirties to realize that I don't know what I'm doing with my life outside of being a mother. I look around and I see friends excelling in their careers, several years and promotions in, with a financially stable future ahead. And then I look at myself, working a [...]

Loneliness & Friendships

Loneliness & Friendships

The ineffable moments of pure love, joy, pride, and awe that come with motherhood come with dark moments. Moments that people don't like to talk or hear about, and until you're in it, you don't really understand what it means to be in those shadows. I'm talking about isolation and loneliness.   The isolation sets in [...]

Oh Hi There, 2019!

Oh Hi There, 2019!

How is it already 2019? When I started this blog, my original intention was to document my pregnancy, touch on health and fitness stuff throughout, and then I didn't really place too many expectations as I figured I'd get busy with baby and I'd lose steam and interest in writing. And that definitely happened. My [...]

I Don’t Want To Be An Entrepreneur

Holy shit, it's been so long since I posted that I nearly forgot I even have a blog. Whoops! As the kids say, "Sorry, not sorry!" So as in typical Kat-fashion, I've paved YET another new life path for myself. Some of you may know me as "Kat the Personal Trainer", "Kat the Blogger", "Kat [...]

One Year of Motherhood

One Year of Motherhood

It's been a year. One year ago today I was laying in the same bathtub listening to the same playlist, crying. Today I'm crying because the emotions of the realization that my baby has completed his first year earthside have finally hit me. Then I was crying from exhaustion, from the realization that contractions are [...]