Life Lately

Apparently I haven’t done a Bumpdate in a month. Whoops.

I keep meaning to post… I’m an ambassador for an awesome new activewear line and I want to get a good post up for them – I’m just so dang exhausted all the time!

Planned my last big event at Fleet Feet last week; Diva Night went well and it was awesome to see Melissa from The Valentine RD.


After coaching Saturday morning, we drove down and spent the day at California Adventure and Disneyland. I rode what rides I could, ate TONS of food, and took plenty of pictures.

TJ even talked his way into a reservation at one of the nicer restaurants for dinner so we could get preferred seating for the World of Color show. The prix fix menu was really good and included a dessert PLATTER of delicious things. The merlot was heavenly as well.

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Ariel said we should consider “Ariel” and “Flounder” as baby names.



A man and his Mickey ice cream.


I look freaking HUGE in this pic. I swear it’s the angle! It was only taken two days after the first pic of me with Melissa!!!

Bumpdate – 28 Weeks

How far along?  28 Weeks – Officially 3rd trimester, yay!
Total weight gain: ~17lbs. Baby is now 2.5lbs of that and the size of a coconut (apparently).
Stretch marks?:  Nope

Maternity clothes: A couple new bras, but they aren’t maternity specific.

Baby Stuff: Hand me downs from a friend who’s a new mommy. Mostly gender neutral; a few sport things, but if it’s a girl, she’ll be introduced to sports just like a boy will.

Belly Button in or out?: In, but flat and super weird

Sleep: Not the best. Weird dreams and generally being uncomfortable.

Best moment this week: Disney date, getting a Kitchen Aid (from my grandparents), and gorgeous flowers and card (from TJ) for Mother’s Day

Worst moment this week: Hospital tour – super long and boring

Miss Anything? Acting, running for real

Movement: SO MUCH! Kicks and flops and break dancing like WHOA.

Food cravings: Ice cream, brie with prosciutto

Aversions: Meat.

Symptoms: SO fatigued, body aches, lower back pain, rib pain

Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody

Workouts: I’ve been doing a ton of different stuff lately… boxing, kickboxing, crossfit, pilates, TRX, prenatal yoga, and walking with clients.

What I’m reading: Newton’s Football – loving it! Can’t wait for the fall.

Looking forward to: Baby showers, nesting

Taking it easy this weekend… it’s rainy here in SoCal. Gonna catch up with a friend for lunch on Saturday and then see another friend’s show Saturday night. Trying to get out of the house while we still can, but honestly I’d usually rather sleep.


Liquid Snuggles

Like every good pregnant lady should, I’ve been drinking a LOT of fluids. Yes, I get my gallon of water in, but I also like to drink other tasty things; like organic juice.

Totes Juices ABC

Totes Juices is an adorable little spot in Sherman Oaks, with an equally adorable owner. They have a pretty rad assortment of organic smoothies and juices with catchy names, and I can’t resist leaving Sandbox without getting one. I’ve tried the Iron-y and the ABC so far… it’s probably good that I’m only in that neck of the woods once a week or I would be even poorer than I am already.

After my little organic gem of nectar, I spent the day working from home with my heating pad and these nuggets.

TJ and Maggie

I’m still working long hours, and TJ sporadically travels for work, so it was nice to have the time together.

Got to drink a different kind of beverage this morning…

Glucose Test

It honestly wasn’t as bad as everyone had me thinking it would be. It wasn’t refrigerated, but they had three flavors for me to choose from (Orange, Fruit Punch and Lemon/Lime). I went with the latter because it was clear. It tasted like lukewarm, slightly concentrated Gatorade. Not terrible. BS Baby kicked like a fiend for the hour wait, but other than that I felt fine – hoping that’s a good sign.

After that, more drinks: free Jamba Juice (Tropical Greens) and some coffee (Starbucks soy latte). Even after fasting all morning, that filled me up for a while, surprisingly. Got a breakfast burrito from Corner Cottage (AKA the best breakfast burrito in the valley) for lunch and was feeling pretty good…

But now, my stomach has started to revolt. I don’t think it was the burrito; it wouldn’t have had time to digest yet. Perhaps it was the glucose drink on an empty stomach? Regardless, my insides are NOT HAPPY. Hopefully everything will settle down for boxing tonight.

Until then… more water!

Date Night

We’ve been trying to get out of the house a little more on the weekends since we know that won’t really be an option after BS Baby arrives.

Lately though, we’ve been doing a lot of work around the house and passing out watching the DVR. Sometimes on separate couches because I need to use the heating pad. It’s glamorous and super romantic.

We asked for movie gift certificates for Christmas since I knew that’s the kind of outing we’d least be able to do with a screaming newborn, but I’m often way too exhausted to sit through an entire movie by the time we find something we want to see.

Saturday we decided we’d give it a go. As a Noah Baumbach lover, While We’re Young has been on my radar, but I wasn’t sure if TJ would go for it. Luckily, he didn’t take too much convincing. Because the tickets were covered, we grabbed a bite at District Pub before showtime.


We’ve been into District for drinks before (the beer selection is pretty rad, and happy hour is awesome) but never got around to trying the food out. The menu offers sausages and burgers, with some pretty eclectic twists. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s an Alligator or Duck Sausage, along with the usual pork, chicken and beef options. There are even 2 vegan sausages that sound quite tasty if that’s your thing. The burgers sound delicious as well – especially the Early Bird, which is topped with an egg. Egg on burgers is just the best.

I’ve been going easy on the meat lately myself, so I opted to try the vegan burger, but added fontina cheese and their tomatillo habanero sauce. TJ got the cheddarwurst, and we shared fries (naturally) with a side of spicy ketchup.

Vegan Burger, tomatillo habanero sauce and original fries.

Vegan Burger, tomatillo habanero sauce and original fries.

The ketchup was life-changing. Really nice heat balanced with a really robust flavor; I almost asked if they would give me some to take home. The tomatillo habanero was very unexpected, but very good. I was imagining more of a salsa, but this was thick – kind of like pureed guacamole. The habanero flavor was a nice kick but the tomatillo kept the whole thing tasting very cool and a little earthy. The burger suffered from textural issues but tasted delicious. I didn’t have a problem finishing it.

TJ liked the sausage, but we both agreed it didn’t seem to have too much cheddar in it. I partook in the beer sampler he got with my pregnant technique of “lipping.” You keep your mouth closed and let the drink cover your lips and then lick your lips for the flavor. I’m a genius, not an alcoholic, don’t judge me.

After dinner, we hopped across the street and made it into our seats just in time.

While We're Young

I really loved While We’re Young. Balancing the perfect amount of humor with the heavy, the film explores the idea of “timeline manipulation” both in life and in cinema. Exposing the boundaries between documentary and fiction, it’s an honest look at the generational cycle, and how we perceive our own authenticity and self-growth; a coming of age for the 40-something. Highly recommend!

Played it pretty low key the rest of the weekend… did some Pre-Natal Yoga, which I honestly still find boring, but I know it’s good for me. Feeling WIPED OUT today, especially after Pop Physique this morning. Not sleepy tired, but just lethargic and achey to the bone. I wouldn’t complain if I could take a nap though.

Hope you had a great weekend!