24 Weeks: Welcome to Viability!

by SimplySharpe on December 16, 2013

Hands down — best Monday I’ve ever had! I wish I could start every week with a fantastic report from the doctor and seeing my little man via ultrasound. This week is a major milestone for me. Most people probably don’t know, but there is really not much medically that can be done if anything happens prior to 24 weeks of pregnancy. 24 weeks is typically what is considered a viable pregnancy. Of course, I want this half-baked nugget to keep cooking, but it’s a comfort to know if something crazy were to happen, they could try to save him now.

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23 Weeks: Bump Update

by SimplySharpe on December 12, 2013

I get so excited each Monday when I reach that new milestone of making it another week pregnant. Don’t ask why it takes me until Thursday to get around to writing about it. I mean, the questions are outlined for me and all, but it takes me this long to want to get out my laptop and share my joy with the world. I think I’m spoiled by the simplicity of a tablet, and I’ve yet to try blogging from my iPad. It took me until this summer to stop reading real, old school books and start using the Kindle iPad app. I guess what I’m saying is, by the time the baby is in college, I will be the Queen of iPad blog posts.

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22 Weeks: Bump Update

by SimplySharpe on December 5, 2013

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about whether or not I would join the fun and do a weekly bump update post. I’ve seen tons of these over the two years we’ve been trying to conceive, and I decided I want to document this entire experience. I was trying to hold off and not become one of those smug preggers people, but after two losses, I hardly feel capable. I feel like I deserve to celebrate every milestone after what we’ve been through. Please don’t hate me.

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Thankful with a Side of Bump Update

by SimplySharpe on November 28, 2013

Over the last few years I have learned a lot about living a life of gratitude. Like many of you, I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs, and learned the only way to truly be happy is to appreciate every little thing on a daily basis. It’s not enough to be thankful or count your blessings one day a year. I do my best to say a heartfelt “thanks” every day for everything I have.

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Oh Baby, Do I Have Good News…

by SimplySharpe on November 19, 2013

I’m so happy to finally feel confident enough to take the BIG NEWS public!!!

Baby Sharpe 2014

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

by SimplySharpe on October 15, 2013

I recently saw a post from a friend of mine on Facebook that October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. I had no idea that such thing existed, but as someone who suffered two pregnancy losses myself, I thought it was a great time to reach out to others who may be suffering in silence. I picked today because it’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

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For the Love of Fall

by SimplySharpe on September 22, 2013

It’s finally here…the first day of fall!

Happy Fall

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Hi, I’m Marisa and I’m a C25K quitter, kind of.

SAY WHAAAAAT?!  It’s only a nine week program. Who can’t do something so simple for nine weeks?

Why I Quit Couch to 5K, but Kind of Really Didn’t…

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Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie {Recipe}

by SimplySharpe on July 9, 2013

I recently read somewhere that people who are successful in losing weight, and keeping it off, typically eat the same foods often. It may be too early for me to weigh in on this one, but I’ve been steadily losing a pound a week since I started my lifestyle changes, and I would have to agree.

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I want to be one of those women who love Zumba; I really do. I think it’s highly unlikely though. I took my second class tonight, hoping that the first time I took it–and sucked–was a fluke because I was pregnant and didn’t know it yet. Not so much. Turns out I can suck at Zumba pretty much anytime I take it.

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