Baby McGahen: 26 Weeks

Baby McGahen: 26 Weeks

Best moments this week: My friend Ashley and I went to spin class, but the instructor didn't show. Apparently, he was in Mexico and forgot to get a sub. So all the ladies who showed up for class decided to commit to getting our workout in. One woman put on her playlist and we all did a choose-your-own-adventure indoor ride. It was surprisingly fun. After every song, people would cheer and shout encouraging comments. So funny.

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DIY Mountain Mural for Nursery

DIY Mountain Mural for Nursery

We've started working on baby's nursery! His room will be a mountain/woodsy/camping theme, and we're so excited about it. When we moved into our house, we painted basically the entire thing hues of white and grey, and we ended up with a lot of leftover paint. We actually didn't have to buy any new paint to make this mural, which was awesome because paint is expensive. 

Neither of us are artists, by any means, and this mural was actually quite easy. It took the greater part of a day to finish it, but that was mostly because there was a lot of waiting for coats of paint to dry. 

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Frequently Asked Fitness Questions

Frequently Asked Fitness Questions

How do I get rid of belly fat?

Unfortunately, spot targeting is not really a possibility. You can't pick which areas you lose fat from. In order to lose belly fat, you need to lose overall body fat. And the best way to do that is a focused plan for diet and exercise. That's going to be different for every person, but here are some general tips that work for most:

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Baby McGahen: 25 Weeks

Baby McGahen: 25 Weeks

Bump: Motherhood Maternity was having a crazy good sale last week (50% additional taken off sale items), so I got several items for really cheap! I feel much more confident/pretty in maternity clothes than in regular clothes.

What we're up to: With baby's mural painted, the room is pretty ready to get set up. We're hopefully picking up a hand-me-down crib from some or our friends this week.

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Baby McGahen: 24 Weeks

Baby McGahen: 24 Weeks

Coolest developments: Apparently, this week marks a viability milestone! If baby were born today, he'd have a 50-70% chance of survival. Sorry to get political for a second, but thinking about that breaks my heart a little bit because in the state of Colorado, you're allowed to get an abortion up to 26 weeks, at which point the baby has a 90% chance or survival. As I've been thinking about this little guy more and more as a human who is rocked to sleep by me walking around, has memories, can hear my voice, does flips and turns in my tummy, etc., I get more and more sad about these laws.  

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Emotions. All the Emotions.

Emotions. All the Emotions.

Pregnancy hormones are no joke.

Things that would normally make me chuckle make me laugh till I cry. Things that would normally bum me out feel like the worst thing in the whole world. Things that I normally think are weird are now horribly disgusting. Things that I normally think are cute are so unbearably adorable that they make me weep. Crying is going to be a big theme here. 

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Boulder, CO - Forsythe Canyon

Boulder, CO - Forsythe Canyon

I love this little hike. It's easy & shaded for a summer stroll and not too steep/dangerous for a winter outing. We've done this hike twice now. Once the day after Christmas, and once last week. I had a friend in town visiting and we had done a 2hr bike ride the day before, so I just didn't want to do Sanitas or Royal Arch. Also, I'm 22 weeks pregnant and it was 95 degrees outside. 

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