20 Weeks



How far along: 20 Weeks
Total weight gain: 11 pounds   Yes, that is a 2 pound gain since last week...oops!
Maternity clothes: I actually scored a bunch of new ones at a Pea in the Pod outlet, GO ME!
Stretch Marks: None yet
Sleep: Pretty good, except for the achy hips and having to pee at least twice a night
Best moment this week:  Chad getting to feel baby girl move for the first time!  He was so excited!!!
Miss anything: I would tear up a corn dog about now...
Movement: Baby girl is a mover and a shaker right now and I love every second of it!  Pretty much any time I sit still she is wiggling around.
Food cravings: Starting to crave sweets again...ate a chocolate chip cookie as big as my head today and it was magical.  Why does food taste so much better right now?
Anything making you queasy or sick? Um not this week, seem to have a spike in appetite...hence the two pound gain
Gender: Girl
Labor signs: No.  I watched 3 episodes of a Baby Story this morning, mistake!!!!  That shiz is terrifying!!!
Symptoms: Feeling great!  Occasional round ligament pain and back pain, but can't complain
Belly button in or out? In, honestly my belly pretty much looks the same without clothes on as when I used to kill a whole package of oreos
Wedding rings on or off: on
Happy or moody most of the time: Very happy :)


On the home front:  Well, we have decided on a lot!  Looks like we will be moving forward with building just as soon as we can close on the lot, hopefully next week!  It feels really good to have a decision.  I know that the decision making process is just beginning.  So while most moms to be are deciding on decorating a nursery, I am decorating a whole house from the ground up!  I choose to have a very positive attitude about this though.  It is going to be a little overwhelming, but I am excited to make our new home exactly what we want :)


19 Weeks








How far along: 19 Weeks
Total weight gain: 9 pounds
Maternity Clothes?: In workout clothes most days, just bought a size up!
Stretch Marks?: Nope
Sleep: All the time if I could :)  Great, other than at least 2 trips to the bathroom a night
Best Moment this week: Feeling baby girl move!!!  My placenta is attached on the front so it is just little flutters, but probably the most amazing feeling ever!
Miss Anything: Laying flat on my back, being able to bend over and still breathe 
Movement: Yes, finally a little!
Food Cravings: I have had more aversions than cravings... But I am loving strawberries and pretty much all fruit.  I eat easy mac at least once a day! Oh, and I think I could eat my weight in chocolate ice cream :)
Anything make you queasy: meat in general right now, but it is day by day
Have you started to show yet: I think so, but people tell me no... I guess I just look fat to them, haha
Gender: Girl!!!  As I thought all along :)
Labor signs: no
Wedding rings on or off: on
Happy or moody most of the time: Definitely Happy!  Probably the happiest I have ever been!
Looking forward to: Feeling baby girl move more and sharing that with my husband!


This week has been great!  I am still teaching 3 classes per week, 2 yogas and 1 body pump.  The yoga is getting harder and harder the more I lose control of my abdominals and the ability to breath while bending forward.  

In other news... we are officially homeless!  When I was about a month pregnant we put our house on the market just to see what would happen.  We wanted to move closer to friends and family with a little one on the way.  Well, the house sold in 1 month!!!  We just moved out a couple of weeks ago.  My Dad had a vacant house that we are staying in now which is very nice, but definitely not home.  We have scoured the real estate market for months now and yet to find anything we like.  We decided on building and we are trying to find a lot that we like/ can afford.  We have house plans in the works and a builder lined up and hopefully we can nail down a lot this week!  My due date is June 20 and we would really like to be in the house by then, but I am not getting my hopes up.  I know in a few more weeks that nesting bug will bite me and I am going to go nuts not being able to decorate for baby girl!!!  I will keep updating about our home situation.  Hoping all goes well!!!

Baby Pearson

I am a little late to the game with this blog and I am not sure where to start so here goes nothing!

I guess I should start with the beginning.  I am married to the most wonderful, caring man I have ever met and I am still not sure how I landed that one :)  I am a full time personal trainer and I teach group fitness classes.  I love my job!  I am almost 20 weeks pregnant now and I want to have something to remember this wonderful experience by and someday show my sweet baby girl!  I have had a great pregnancy so far and I cannot believe it is almost half way over!!! Here are some of the pictures I have taken so far to catch up!

Fifteen Weeks...Day after Christmas :)