Friday, April 28, 2017

Five on Friday - April 28, 2017

Happy Friday everyone!! Holy moly, this has been a big week for us! 


This Sunday, April 23 we welcomed our beautiful little boy, Elliott to our family! He came at 2:08 in the morning - I ended up being induced because of my blood pressure (which has been high my whole pregnancy). Elliott came pretty quickly, but gave us a little scare as he had his umbilical cord around his neck twice and needed a little extra oxygen after he was born. He recovered really well and is doing great! 

The first week has been a little busy - my older son is 12 so it has been a long time since I have had to do the baby phase. I have been pretty used to a full night's sleep so that's been a big adjustment!! We are all pretty excited for the new addition to our family! 


I finally pulled out my FitBit this week! I was told I shouldn't wear it during pregnancy so it has been off since August! I thought post-baby it is time to start thinking of getting my butt in to gear! (Plus, these cute bands help!!)

I haven't spent a lot of time talking about my pregnancy weight on the blog. I don't focus a lot on fitness, but it will become a big part of my life soon as I try and get back to my pre-baby size! My body does not really feel like my own right now - it almost more comfortable being pregnant than being just post-baby! 

I started my pregnancy at 160 lbs (I'm 5'6" and wasn't super thrilled with this weight - it was probably 10 lbs more than I am generally "happy" with my body at). But, I gained the average amount of 35 lbs, putting me at 195 lbs when Elliot was born. It has been 5 days post-baby and I am at 180 lbs now. My goal weight is 150 lbs, but I'm not going to rush my body and don't currently have a time-frame on this! 

I will be sharing some of my journey on here with you guys to help keep me motivated! My problem is I don't really love exercising so I find it such chore to do. I really need to find some exercises that I love - I'm looking at classes like Baby Barre (bring baby along in a carrier), Yoga, etc. Do you guys have any favorite exercise regimes? And, any post baby tips to get back in to shape? I would love to hear it! 


How cute are these planner stickers?! They are from Uncommon Plans and I got Jazzercise Cats, Wine Unicorns, Workout Girls, and Computer Girls. I needed a little spruce up in my planner and of course, speaking of getting back in to exercise I pre-planned by ordering these stickers! 


Calgary, AB readers (or anyone who will be in Calgary before May 31, 2017) - I just want to remind you of the awesome deal Skoah is offering to you!! You will not want to miss this! 

You can get an $85 Fitskin Facial for $35 until May 31, if you sign up with my link, (that's $50 off!!!!) Amazing!! Make sure you check out my whole review on my Fitskin Facial experience at the Kensington location here! And, I also reviewed their Hydradew mask here if you are interested - it is likely one of the products they will use during your facial! 

The link to follow is here and I can't recommend you try this deal enough! Remember, Mother's Day is coming up in May or treat yourself, go with a friend, give it a shot:

Hope you all have a great weekend! I will be spending my weekend trying to catch up on some sleep! It might be quiet around here as I find a routine, but I plan on trying to keep my posts as regular as possible! I love this blog and don't plan on neglecting it too much! 


  1. Congrats! Elliot looks adorable!

  2. First off, congratulations on your little bundle! So precious! Those planner stickers are adorable, I was just looking at their things a few weeks ago while looking at planner supplies (that I sooo do not need). ;)

    Wendy | Fashionable Heart

    1. Thanks so much Wendy! I appreciate it!!
      And I have such a problem with planner stickers - I don't need them at all either, but I tell myself I stay more organized when my planner looks really cute!!!! :)

  3. Again, congratulations on the new bundle! Your older son can help out a little which is good :-) I'm happy to still see you blogging/IGing nails and masks too. I don't doubt that you must be exhausted, so it's nice to see you still enjoying everything beauty!

    1. Thanks Jayne!!! I appreciate it! And I am really trying to keep it up - beauty is my "me time" so it keeps me balanced for sure!!