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It’s hard to imagine as I write this that so many places we all used to rely on for outside time are closed or access is limited. In our small community, the beaches are closed, and it’s hard to imagine not being able to stare at the ocean whenever I have the need. Never have I understood, valued and wanted freedom so much.
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I was 38 weeks when Saturday, October 19th rolled around. This day consisted of a beautiful sunny day walking with my husband Alex and our dog Bert on Higgins beach, as well as turbo-nesting...I’m talking moving and vacuuming my entire home’s rugs, scrubbing microwaves, organizing spice drawers, cleaning windows, and Murphy's Oil Soap mopping my entire house N-E-S-T-I-N-G. 9pm rolled around and it was time for my daily DQ blizzard...no joke, the last 2 weeks I think I had a blizzard every evening! My OB told me I was probably going to go a little early (due date was 10/28) since I was already measuring around 6cm my last appointment before the baby arrived! When we got home from the DQ I remember my back aching but blamed it on the psycho nesting.. I was probably you know, just experiencing labor...no big deal! I decided to put together my baby girl’s bag since I hadn’t gotten to that yet...I think my maternal instinct was starting to kick in even though I was 8 days away from my due date!

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Ok Mamas, have you tried snowshoeing? I LOVE snowshoeing!

If you haven’t tried it, grab yourself a pair and get out there! Especially if you enjoy hiking, snowshoeing is a great way to hike right through the winter weather. 

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Baselayers are a great way to stay warm during winter exercise. Built to wick sweat and help regulate temperatures, baselayers are the perfect next to skin layer. Wondering if a maternity baselayer is a good choice for you? The answer is YES. 

A well designed baselayer will pull sweat from your skin keeping you drier. During pregnancy as your blood volume increases and your metabolic rate rises it can be very normal to feel warm and to sweat more.

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