4 weeks to go! (+ a thanksgiving recap)

4 weeks to go!

So I’m here, ready to go, ready to give birth to boy 2 after what seems like a super long pregnancy…I’m here!

So what does this all mean exactly?

I suppose after all of the complaining detailing that I have done on the blog you think I’d be over the moon right?

I am!

Except now it seems so surreal, to be in the same place I was almost three years ago with a newborn, a new body and a lot of adjusting to do.

I am so thankful that we were fortunate enough to purchase a home at the beginning of this year which allows me more space to roam with baby without going stir crazy like I did with my first in our itty bitty apartment.

A couple of things that I am looking forward to in a couple of weeks (other than the lovely arrival of my healthy baby boy):

  • · Sleep. I know a newborn doesn’t really let you sleep, but I’ll take two hours of sleep on my belly, than random insomnia and every two minute bathroom trips!
  • · Being able to pick up my son again, although he is a hefty 30+ pounds, I miss the connection!
  • · Eating. Since I have had nausea the entire way, I haven’t been able to eat the food that I want/enjoy without severely paying for it later.
  • · Walking normally (nuff said)
  • · Maternity leave! Not thinking about work every day really frees up brain time to think about the important stuff!
  • · Working out (Seriously in February, minor stuff in January) The thought of designing and planning a new routine is intoxicating, I adore fitness so I am my own little pet project!

I am so excited to be getting back to my “old self” again, even though I will be a brand new mom of 2. A new person altogether!

**An Update on Thanksgiving** I took all of the lovely comments and suggestions from those who commented to heart and I approached the situation as calmly as I could. I am happy to report that the dinner went well, it was mostly centered around the upcoming birth—which was fine with me :) There were, of course, some snide comments but nothing crazy enough to have me flip my wig. Thank you all for the encouragement and kind words, I’m surely glad I’m not the only out here with in-law issues!

Anything awesome that you are looking forward to in the next few weeks? Do share.



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. I understand the feeling! With my last son I was so READY to deliver…until I had to deliver natural! Then I was terrified!!!! Good luck and I should of been like you and started working out immediately!

  2. I was so looking forward to you Thanksgiving update and praying for the best. I’m so happy things went well!!! As for the baby, the countdown has begun!!! You’ll be a mommy of two before you know it!

  3. I’m looking forward to celebrating my daughter’s 3rd bday and my 26th. This year has really gone by fast. I’m looking forward to the Christmas holiday and having another chance to hang out with my family.

  4. Cute post!! I just had my bundle 1 month ago but it was my first! Good luck to you and

  5. Yay! So glad it went well! Post partum shedding after #2 sneaks up on you, btw. So no tight ponytails. I’m looking forward to trying some new dessert recipes and planning my boys birthday parties. :-) So glad things went well!!!!!

  6. so happy to hear thanksgiving went well!! pheww! bet that was a huge weight off your shoulders!! 4 weeks yay! its going to fly by and before you know it you will be able to do all those things on your list plus more! :-)

  7. Yes indeed! I can’t wait!

  8. Thanks!! Congrats to you!

  9. Amen to that, shoutout to the december babies!

  10. Thank you for your sweet comments Cam!

  11. Unlike last time when I had my first born I am a whole lot more fitness focused…hopefully it won’t take me 1.5 years to lose the weight!!

  12. Thanks for the ponytails tip, love planning kids bday parties they are so much fun and the memories last a lifetime! And don’t forget to share the recipes with us!

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