Mar 25, 2014

Austin Jake Panter

I am alive...sorry I've been out for so long!  I've missed you all!

I would like to formally introduce our son AJ.
AJ was born on March 13th at 1:07 PM, weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces.
I cannot begin to describe how happy our family is and how blessed we are to have this little man in our lives!  He is such a sweet baby boy and (luckily) a great sleeper!  Our hearts are FULL!

The 20th was my birthday as well as AJ turning ONE week old...sigh.

Labor and delivery came and went...FASTEST. LABOR. EVER.  Started feeling my contractions around 8am.  I figured I would have some time to labor in the tub for a while...NOT.  I was in there for 5 minutes before getting out and telling Austin to pack up and get in the car NOW!  We got to the hospital at 10:30 and I was 8cm!  They moved me to a labor & delivery room where I had a few more contractions and could definitely FEEL the progression.  They checked me and I was a full 10cm.  Next thing I know, I was pushing (only about 30 minutes) and holding my sweet boy in my arms.

I had some serious damage done to my lady parts during the birth due to the speedy nature of labor and delivery and the fact that little AJ had an arm wrapped around his neck as he moved down the birth canal. Since everything happened so quickly, my body didn't have much time to adapt...and his little elbow was pointy!  The doc worked on me for about 45 minutes after he was born.  About 20 minutes after she had "finished" I still wasn't feeling well.  I got very light headed and pale.  They rushed me off to the O.R. to find some hidden tears.  Obviously everything is fine now!  They fixed me up and I'm feeling much better.

A FIT pregnancy

Some of you know that I had preterm labor and had to go on full bed rest around 28 weeks.  I stopped working out around 23 weeks because of the preterm labor as well.  That being said, I couldn't have the physical activity that I would have liked to have during my pregnancy.  But, I was able to stay on track through my diet.  My husband and I followed a (mostly) paleo lifestyle throughout my pregnancy and continue to do so today.  I truly believe that my diet has made all the difference in the way my body has responded to postpartum life.  I am 11 days postpartum and only 8 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight.
I'm honestly not worried about the number on the scale.  In fact, I expect it to go UP when I start lifting and working out again.  I need my muscles back!!!  But this takes time...I know that I have had a lot of quick results with my weight and losing my belly, but the muscle tone and final "layer of fat" will definitely take some time and hard work.  And honestly, I am so excited to get started!

So excited, that I am actually hosting a challenge this April and doing it WITH the challengers.  A hybrid of "Heal Your Gut" with Les Mills PUMP (my favorite workout) which is on sale this month!  A challenge pack is $180 and usually $ if you have EVER considered trying this program, NOW is the time to do it.  All the equipment is INCLUDED with the purchase and is yours FOREVER.  You have 5 days to order!  Email me at if you want to join :)  We get to support one another on our journeys to reach our goals.  Let's do it!


  1. Congratulations Maggie! He looks so sweet. You look great as well...way to get yourself back on track so quickly (and maintain a healthy diet during your pregnancy). Have fun with that little guy and treasure these times with him so little. It goes by super fast.

  2. Congrats! He's precious! Glad to hear that labor and delivery went well for you (minus the wounds to you!). And that is amazing how fast your body has adjust back to prepregnancy!

  3. Congratulations on your sweet little boy!!