Tag Archive | pregnancy

Hi, I’m Miranda Baby Weight

This is Miranda Kerr.

miranda and orlando

This is Miranda Kerr a few months after having her baby.

miranda after baby

This is how I feel about Miranda Kerr.

angry face

Ohhhhh, baby weight.  How I loathe thee.

There is an amazing new book out, written right here in Omaha, called ‘It’s Really 10 Months.’  It’s a compilation of emails sent between three friends while they were all expecting babies, and showcases the less than glamorous side of pregnancy that never seems to make the Carter’s commercials.  You can check out the book and the moms’ blog online.  I knew I would love this book when I read:

“Delivering the Truth…In What to Expect When You’re Expecting, it is recommended that the average woman gain between 25 and 35 pounds.  We found this statement slightly amusing as collectively we gained 150 pounds.”

I’m not going to reveal how much weight I gained with either of my boys, but let’s say I let out a ‘Hallelujah!’ in my kitchen when I read that.

So now that my sweet little baby is a few months old, it’s time to get to work.  Hello, MyFitnessPal and MapMyWalk apps!  Time to put Blurred Lines on repeat and hit the walking trails (yes, I still love that song.)  Adrian and Rob, when you see me inhaling Reeses Pieces at my desk, just rip that beautiful orange bag out of my hand!! I have this vision in my head of how I look that isn’t THAT far off how I USED to look.. then I catch a glimpse of myself during our newscasts or in photos and get the ‘Miranda Kerr Angry Face’ again.

I’m not writing all of this to solicit complimentary messages and comments–THANK YOU for what you have all sent, you are amazing and always, ALWAYS, brighten my day 🙂  But I guess, it’s just to commiserate with anyone else out there who doesn’t feel like the best version of themselves.  So let’s make a pact. Ladies (and gents!) are you with me?!? To anyone who want a change.. to the brides hoping to look their best.. to the new mommies out there, just like me, LET’S DO THIS!

Here’s a great article tweeted by the Nebraska Medical Center today titled ’12 Reasons you’re Not Losing Weight’–definitely food for thought!



The Momma-To-Be Wish List

Any expectant mother will tell you that some days you just feel better than others.  Your baby isn’t sitting on your lungs.  You don’t feel nauseous or exhausted.  You make it up the whole flight of stairs without stopping.

This is my wish list for those ‘other’ days..


A Skyfari for the Newsplex.

Just like the one at the Henry Doorly Zoo, except this one would transport me upstairs and down.  Although I’m fairly certain since this would pass right by the KETV Sports Office, the motor would quickly burn out from Andy and Thor riding it all day..


My own Segway for the Newsplex

Look how happy that lady is!!  And she’s not pregnant!

the claw

The Claw

Unlike the first two things on my wish list, I may seriously have to consider this one.  That or risk Ryan Luby moving to another desk MUCH farther away from mine, where I can’t constantly bother him to help me  because I can’t reach something..


Dairy Queen in the KETV lobby

Just a little stand in our building. One I can ride my Segway to and grab a quick Blizzard.. every day. I haven’t taken a survey in our newsroom yet, but I’m pretty sure this would be universally accepted by our team..

Oh, to dream… 🙂


still breathing

Sliding Into Third

Disclaimer: I haven’t slid into third since I played elite softball as a kid.. the last time I tried I just kind of crumbled onto third base during a slow pitch game.. and I hurt myself.

So why the headline?  Because this week, Baby and I begin the third trimester of pregnancy!

WAIT.. WHAT?!?! How did this happen so quickly?!?!  I thought we had plenty of time to paint.. to choose a crib.. to prepare!  This pregnancy has simply FLOWN by, thanks to a healthy baby and some really good luck in having a smooth pregnancy!

Still, as any momma will back me up on (except for the REALLY lucky ones!) things are starting to get a little more uncomfortable.  And sometimes, you just need to talk to someone who knows and can share their pregnancy pains with you!  So it’s a good thing I’m in very good company…



Lauren Nathan, wife of my good friend Jeff Nathan.. due in May


Former KETV reporter Kailyn (Reid) Watson.. due in June


My hair stylist extraordinaire Mattie Knihal.. due in August


One of my best friends from high school, Cassie Lacey.. due in August


My friend and Omaha nurse Kylie Scheideler.. due in September


Fellow PLHS classmate and Omaha actress, Leanne Hill-Carlson.. due in October

That’s A LOT of friends, all pregnant at the same time!! It’s really great though.. because together we are a pool of endless resources for commiserating and comparing notes.

“I have a horrible cold.. anything you’ve tried that helps?”

“I’m so tired!! Any tricks that help with the other kiddos and/or give you energy at work?”

“Strollers!?! Help me!! Do you like the brand you got? Which ones are you looking at?”

And the biggest thing we can all discuss.. DRINKING THE HORRIBLE ORANGE WATER for the glucose test! Ugh.. it’s like drinking Shasta from a 2-liter bottle that’s been left open on the counter for a few days..

The BEST part of sharing this experience together is watching each little life enter the world, hearing each new name, and seeing each precious face.


Chloe Cadwell Kaiser, born March 4 to my friends and proud parents Erin & Josh Kaiser

I see this perfect, gorgeous little girl and I grin ear to ear.  I can’t WAIT until we meet our newest little addition!!  Batter up!


“Listening to a speech about self-control from a person who just ate three bowls of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.” –@HonestToddler