Happy 2nd Birthday to You

Happy birthday to youuuuuu,

happy birthday, little lovebug,

Birthday girl

happy birthday to you!

Yesterday, Livi asked if she could go back in my belly. I tried to explain to her that besides the whole size thing, being in my belly was how she first started to grow until she was ready to be out in the world. I told her that she used to be with me all the time, and that she even taught Zumba classes with me! She seemed to like that answer.

After we had our belly talk, I was thinking about how much I LOVED being pregnant. I was fortunate to have a fun and healthy pregnancy, but I’m glad that I had no idea what to fully expect when she arrived. If that were the case, I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much… I’d just be even more anxious to meet the little lady. I knew she would be amazing and I’d love her more than anything, but really had no idea wonderful it would be.


Last year, the theme seemed to be learning how to be a mama. I was trying to figure out the best methods for us in a sea of information that flooded into my brain through constant reading. I felt a lot of pressure to do everything “right” until I realized that there’s no such thing. “Right” looks so different for everyone. When I let go and began to fully trust myself, things because exponentially easier and so much more fun.

This year, the theme was getting to know Livi as her personality continued to become more apparent. I’m so lucky to be able to watch her grow, surrounded by so many people who love her.

Hugging dad

Happy 2, Livi!

No words could explain how happy you make us every day.


Off to enjoy the day with the birthday girl!



*New fashion post this afternoon, and my review of the Fitbit will be up later today <3

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  1. Tia on January 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Happy Birthday Gorgeous Livi!!

  2. Mary Jane on January 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Happy birthday to your little lady! Hope you have a wonderful day together celebrating!

  3. Angie on January 8, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Feliz Cumpleanos Livi!!!!! Celebrate, celebrate!!!

    Love the pic you recreated and the one with Pilot and Livi in the purple dress!

  4. Dede on January 8, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Happy Birthday, Livi. They grow up so fast!

    • Fitnessista on January 8, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      thank you! it’s so true

  5. Gabriella on January 8, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Happy Birthday to your little princess!!! Two is a delicious age!

  6. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on January 8, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Happy birthday, Livi! I enjoyed my second year as a mom so much more than my first! The second time around, I’ve been able to enjoy the first year a bit more, but there’s a variety of reasons for that, not just being a second time around mom.

    Hope you guys have a super fun day!

  7. Haley on January 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Happiest of birthdays! She is certainly one precious little lady 🙂

  8. Tara on January 8, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Happy Birthday Livi! Two years ago, I anxiously awaited news of your birthday and now you are two! Have a special day with your special girl <3

  9. Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves on January 8, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Happy birthday, sweet Livi!! You keep smiling and groovin’ with your mama 🙂

  10. Lisag on January 8, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Aaw Happy Birthday! Hope to see some birthday pics.

    • Fitnessista on January 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      posted some today! miss you <3

  11. Mari on January 8, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Happy Birthday to your daughter!! She seems so sweet!! Can’t believe how much she has grown!! Hope you and your family have fun celebrating her birthday!!

    • Fitnessista on January 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      thank you so much!

  12. Emily Stember on January 8, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Happy Birthday Livi! Hope today was magical<3

    • Fitnessista on January 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      thank you! it was 🙂

  13. Laura on January 8, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Your family is adorable, happy birthday to the little one.
    I’m a first time mom, and I get really anxious about doing everything perfect.
    Well, I’m trying to let go of that idea. Tonight, when my
    One month year old started fussing for no reason, I just put onmy
    Pandora dance station and danced around the kitchen with him.
    Well, it worked, and I realized that sometimes you just have to relax and go with it!
    Have fun with the birthday celebrations.

    • Fitnessista on January 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      it’s funny how stuff like that works 🙂
      sending lots of love to you!

  14. Brittany @ read, run, repeat on January 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Happy Birthday Livi!! I can’t wait to see all the adventures you’re going to have in this next year 🙂

    • Fitnessista on January 9, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      thank you, it’s going to be an exciting one!

  15. mallory on January 10, 2014 at 11:44 am

    That photo from last year and this year is amazing & should be recreated every year!

    • Fitnessista on January 10, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      i’m going to try and remember to do it 🙂

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