Where Does a Year Go?

I cannot believe that in six short days, my baby girl will turn ONE YEAR OLD.

This time last year, I was a hot mess … dealing with the final non-stress tests and ultrasound (when she failed to be “responsive enough”), my pre-op meeting with my OB, last-minute purchases and nursery preparations … and, oh yea … having awful visions of dying on the operating table.

(Note to self: do not watch a video of a C-section if you are about to have the surgery … ignorance is bliss in some instances!). Continue reading “Where Does a Year Go?”

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

This weekend I enjoyed myself to the fullest, and it felt great …

Great, that is, until I had a massive stomach-ache Sunday!! My guess is it was from eating richer foods than I’m used to, and more of them. Still, I wouldn’t have changed a second of the weekend.

So what did I enjoy? (Or should I say, what did I enjoy worth noting — I’m never going to be a food blogger taking pretty pictures or a diet blogger sharing my daily journals). Continue reading “Eat, Drink and Be Merry!”

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today I am 31 years old! 30 was an incredible year … between going to visit my brother in Korea, seeing my name in ink in Fitness magazine, speaking at FitBloggin,getting Rocco, watching my husband become a citizen, and discovering I was pregnant …30 was amazing in so many ways.

That said, I’m looking forward to 31 with gusto! 🙂 Continue reading “Happy Birthday to Me!”

Thirty, Flirty, and Fabulous.

momdadmeAs I said about two months ago, I really want to embrace 30.

It’s kind of bizarre and mind-numbing to think that today, I have been on this earth for three decades.

I mean, thirty years ago, the Internet was a “big idea.”

The notion of an African-American president was a pipe dream.

AIDS was not identified, let alone its mass devastation (and global implications) understood.

The Berlin Wall separated communist East Germany from West Germany.

And verbs like “Googled” and “friended”? They simply didn’t exist.

But alas, thirty years ago, at St. Barnabus Hospital in Livingston, N.J., at 2:17 p.m., I came into this world, breached, butt-first, and, well, let’s be honest here …  ready to eat. 🙂 (the latter–my dad’s words!) Continue reading “Thirty, Flirty, and Fabulous.

Savor: It’s “The Word” for Age 29

I love Stephen Colbert and his “The Word” segment. I’ve decided my “word” for 29 will be SAVOR. It will be my mantra for my 29th year on Earth.

Today I officially bid 28 adieu, at 2:17 p.m.

This is the last year of my twenties, and I have to say, they’ve been pretty darn remarkable.

In this decade, I’ve made (new) best friends, studied abroad in Argentina, fallen in love, graduated college and graduate school, interned at some pretty amazing places, began my career, traveled to Europe three times and Central America so many times I can’t count, gotten married to the man I fell in love with at age 21, bought a house … it’s been a very fulfilling decade, both personally and professionally, and I’m excited for what’s to come.

Of course, there have been some unpleasant parts of the past ten years that I don’t even need to go into here … and obviously my anxiety and disordered eating issues came to a head this decade.

But I am tackling those challenges now, and am going to be a better, stronger person for having survived it … and for going through it. Continue reading “Savor: It’s “The Word” for Age 29″