Prodromal Labor & Iron Fears Averted

38 Weeks Pregnant

“I just don’t remember feeling this tired with Small Shaw,” I’ve lamented to my husband in recent weeks. I’ve also complained to him that, “I just don’t remember the Braxton Hicks being so painful last time around.” That’s because I wasn’t. And they weren’t. Let me explain… “Extremely” Iron Deficient … Continue reading

We’re 36 Weeks Pregnant!

Walking at 36 Weeks Pregnant

We’re 36 Weeks Pregnant! Yesterday, I would have told you that you didn’t get to pinch me, because I remembered to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day (see the above Instagram photo as evidence). Today, though, I think I need you to pinch me. I can’t believe that we’re only four … Continue reading

Photo Books & Backups from Our Travels

If you travel a lot, you know how many photos you take — and how few of them you probably print. We snap them on our phones and with our fancy DSLRs (if we have them), and then we save them to a folder somewhere on our computer. Sometimes we … Continue reading

Exercise Modifications for the Third Trimester

MilliGFunk 31 Weeks Pregnant

Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend! 31 Week Bumpdate As our little baby boy grows, his movements are (just as the pregnancy books and blogs promise) becoming less cute and more painful. I find myself shifting positions really often now when I’m working at my computer or sitting on our couch. Getting … Continue reading

Diary of Slovenia Day 5

Ljubljana Castle on www.MilliGFunk.com

As I’m writing this post, I’m curled up in bed for our last night in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Our stay at the City Hotel has been great, and we spent quite a bit of time on foot today exploring the capital city. Standouts today have been the hotel, our walk to … Continue reading

Working Out During Pregnancy: the Muscles Down There

MilliGFunk 30 Weeks Pregnant Wearing FittaMamma Clothes

Shh…We Should Probably Whisper When we talk about working out during pregnancy, it’s a lot easier to talk about reps or steps or distance or weight than it is to talk about the muscles that do some of the hardest work during labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery; the muscles of the pelvic … Continue reading

Day-to-Day Life in Taipei

My Rooftop Apartment in Taipei

My Apartment in Taipei My mattress sits directly on the raised hardwood floor of the corner of my studio apartment I call my bedroom. The rest of the apartment is white quarry-tiled, but my sleeping area is warmer, cozier…wood, not tile. Each morning at 6:15 my pink Motorola Razor phone … Continue reading

One Military Spouse Entrepreneur’s Journey to Incorporation: Part 4

One Military Spouse Entrepreneur’s Journey to Incorporation: Part 4 on www.MilliGFunk.com

This is Part 4 in a multi-part series about my journey to incorporation as an LLC as a military spouse entrepreneur stationed overseas. I hope that by documenting this journey publicly, I can help other spouses navigate the waters more smoothly, and that I can raise awareness about policies that make entrepreneurship (a concept that … Continue reading

Diary of Slovenia Day 4.5: A Traditional Slovenian Evening of Food Dance and Music

A Slovenian Evening Food Dance & Music on www.MilliGFunk.com

One of my favorite parts of our week-long Slovenia trip was a Traditional Slovenian Evening of food, dance, and music. The Traditional Slovenian Evening was held at a restaurant that was less than five minutes’ walk from the City Hotel where we were staying in Ljubljana, so it was convenient and … Continue reading

Three Delicious Alcohol-Free Mocktails

The Good Elf Mocktail on www.MilliGFunk.com

Happy (Birthday) Friday! I’m writing you today from the other side of the halfway point to 70 years old. From the medical definition of “high-risk pregnancy.” From the ripe old age of 35! That’s right, you guys, I’m 29 weeks pregnant and 35 years old, so I’ve spent January celebrating … Continue reading

Diary of Slovenia Day 4: Atlantis Water Park

Outside of Atlantis Water Park in Ljubljana Slovenia on www.MilliGFunk.com

I’m so excited for our night tonight! Right now, both Nick and Small Shaw are napping in our dark hotel room, but I’ve decided to push through. I don’t sleep well at night when I’m pregnant anyway, so a midday nap will probably make me more likely to toss and … Continue reading

Reivew of FittaMamma Maternity Fitness Capris

28 Weeks Pregnant, Working Out in FittaMamma Clothes

Hey, hey! It’s Friday again, which means two things: a Bumpdate and #FittaMammaFriday on the blog (thing #2) and (thing #2) it’s almost the weekend, yay!! I’m here today with a 28-week bumpdate and a review of FittaMamma Maternity Fitness Capris. 28-Week Bumpdate My 28th week of pregnancy has arrived, … Continue reading