Without having regular menstrual cycles, it’s easy to feel like your body’s gone rogue. While it’s normal (and expected) to experience the lack of a period after giving birth, I was feeling anxious about its continued absence at 20 months postpartum. The sheer amount of pregnancy tests that I took in the last year is… Continue reading Worried About No Period Almost 2 Years Postpartum? I was too.
Hello 23 weeks! This boy is growing so fast. I knew going into this pregnancy that I would probably have a good-sized bump given that I have a short torso and a small frame overall. That said, I didn't expect how quickly it would happen. There is virtually no space between my ribs, bra line,… Continue reading Pregnancy Update: 23 Weeks- Body Image, Preparing During Social Distancing
Growing up, I wasn’t the girl that fantasized about being a mother. Baby dolls weren’t really my thing, and I didn’t grow up in a family with a lot of children. If I’m not mistaken, my now husband told me in the first year of our relationship (junior year of high school) that he wanted… Continue reading Coming Soon: The Greatest Gift
I have been waiting for years to write this blog post: - 2.5 years ago- I was confused. I didn't understand why I wasn't getting my period. My brain fog was so thick that I didn't realize my sadness and exhaustion had anything to do with my hormones or low body weight. My doctor at… Continue reading Operation Period: Complete
The last time I wrote about my self-titled "Operation Period", I was dedicating myself to relaxation. I was coming to terms with exercising less and eating more. Sounds easy right? Well, unfortunately, for someone who used to spend countless hours in the gym, this has been easier said than done. I spent a couple of… Continue reading Operation Period Update- Part 3
I heard someone the other day say that they needed to get back on the wagon. They felt like they had been indulging a little too much, and that it was time to get back on track. This phrase is not revolutionary; in fact, it’s common for people to feel like they bounce on and… Continue reading Day 1: Operation Period Update
I couldn't decide if I wanted to share this or not, but I think the more people talk about female health, the better. Flashback to April of 2017: I had just quit my management job at Noodles and Company, gotten back from a trip to Ireland, and started to open up more about getting over… Continue reading Operation Period: Getting your Female Health Back on Track