Vasectomy Vlog

Ever wondered what it’s like to get a vasectomy?? Josh reveals his best tips and shares his car ride to and from his procedure in this Vasectomy Vlog… before, post op, and recovery tips! This is his second vasectomy! Watch what happened after his first vasectomy HERE.

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First Trimester Recap + Video

This is a combination blog post + a video update. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant with baby number 3! If you missed our pregnancy announcement you can watch the video HERE.

First Trimester Recap

Baby Updates

We had two ultrasounds done during the first trimester. The first was because I didn’t actually believe I was pregnant and needed to see a baby growing inside of me and the second was to measure and test for down syndrome and any other potential developmental concerns. Both ultrasounds looked great.

On a side note, I have several fibroids that are also being monitored during these ultrasounds. So far they haven’t caused any issue for the baby and I am praying that they don’t get any bigger.

Weight Gained

During the first trimester I gained 10 pounds.


Watch the video below for details on what types of workouts I am doing. I have been going to the gym 4 days a week for the majority of this pregnancy. Some weeks I only make it 3 times and other weeks I am able to make it 5. My workouts range between 45 minutes to an hour.


I cover this topic in the video also. The first trimester and still currently I have dealt with all day morning sickness :(. I also discuss how I am handling my varicose veins.

Food Aversions & Cravings

Food in general just didn’t sound super awesome. Most days I was drinking a Vega Nutritional Shake just to up my calories and adding bananas, almond butter, and avocado. Before pregnancy I was easily consuming 2200 calories a day and during the first trimester I was lucky to get 1800 in each day.

The only thing that sounded good was a crunchy shrimp sushi roll from Whole Foods. Currently this sounds disgusting but a few weeks ago this was the only thing I could eat without gagging.

Pregnancy Related Purchases

This baby was such a shock to us. After Josh had his vasectomy I cleaned house and my closet and donated and sold all baby/maternity/nursing items. So far we haven’t bought any baby related items. Thankfully the nursery is all ready to go thanks to having completed our home inspection to foster infants. Crib, dresser, and rocker are all setup and we just need a few smaller items that can be bought over the next several months.

I did order a few new to me items from thredUp. thredUp is an online store that allows you to sell and purchase gently used and like new clothes/accessories. If you would like to try thredUp you can use my referral link to get $10 off your first order.  I didn’t go crazy so I just bought 3 tops, 1 romper, 2 dresses, and 2 pairs of jeans. All of this was under $100 for a decent maternity wardrobe. Based off my other two pregnancies I lived in my workout pants and leggings which is why I am not planning on buying any more maternity clothes.


Like this pregnancy is going super fast and November will be here before I know it. I am really trying to enjoy this pregnancy and all the little flutters and kicks I am feeling because this should be the last time I am pregnant.

Quick Pregnancy Update & First Trimester Recap Video

I shot this quick video update and go into more details on my pregnancy symptoms and also workouts. If there was something I didn’t cover let me know. My plan is to do another update at the end of my second trimester.


Vasectomies, Foster Parenting, & A Pregnancy Test

For the past several months Josh and I had been tossing around the idea of starting a podcast together. After years of writing this blog on my own, which I have loved, the last few months I have been at a loss at what to do with this space. If you hadn’t noticed the frequency of my posting has dramatically declined. The reason for this is that my content has been copied and pasted and reposted word for word along with my photos on other websites. This is one of the reasons many of my posts with the kids images have been removed from this blog.

If you have been a reader of this blog you know that Josh doesn’t show up often here on The Workout Mama but in reality he is the biggest reason this blog even exists. He is such a huge supporter of me and my dreams and has always encouraged me in any venture I have wanted to pursue. He is my biggest fan and one of my favorite people and I am happy to call him my husband.

Which is why I am super excited to introduce you to our new project together! Yes, together! We looked into many options we could pursue and we decided to spend our attention on my YouTube channel and start a vlog.

We plan on sharing our success and struggles in both parenting and marriage, as well as our favorite products, workouts, and recipes. We would love to hear viewer feedback and create content you would like to see! Our channel will feature a new video each Monday.

Neither of us has done this before, so there will be a learning curve, but we really hope you will join us over on YouTube and subscribe to our channel, like our videos, and comment. There has been so much going on in our family the past year that we are super excited to share with you. To better introduce you to our family we figured it would be a good idea to share what has happened this past year. We talk about vasectomies, foster parenting, and a pregnancy test in our first episode of The Buschel Life!

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