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{Fit Pregnancy} Week 20

I suppose it’s about time I share a bit about this pregnancy!

15 weeks

Big Brother with baby at 15 weeks

19 weeks

Baby at 19 weeks!

Let me summarize my first trimester for you: sick.  Sick. Sick. Sick.  I was so sick!  I had all day nausea.  I used Preggie Pops, essential oils, ginger tea.  If it was something natural that had a chance of curing nausea, I’d try it.  After I entered into the second trimester, it took baby 3 more weeks to get the memo that we should be feeling better by now!  Around 15 weeks, I started feeling human again (mostly!)

Despite the nausea, I have been determined to have a fit pregnancy.  So far in this pregnancy, I have been able to log 170 miles on the spin bike!!  I’ll admit, most mornings, it was really hard to drag myself out of bed at 6 am to head to to spin class.  I also did yoga during the first trimester.  I’m planning to continue spin as long as I can, then move to yoga and water aerobics in the 3rd trimester.

I had to take a 2 week break from working out because my poor body couldn’t keep up with all the house projects we have had going on plus VBS plus all the summer activities!  My body needed a break.  This week, I have got myself back on that spin bike and although it’s getting a bit harder to lean over the tummy, I’m still going!

I cannot emphasize how much difference fitness has made for this pregnancy.  I have gained only 7 lbs so far, and I feel soooo much better than I did when I was pregnant with E.  During my first pregnancy, at this point, I had already gained at least twice that.  I gained 50 lbs total with my first (20 lbs from pre-eclampsia) and I am determined to not have that happen again!  I feel so much better and so much more confident about my body.  Coming from a girl who suffered deeply from negative body image, that’s saying something!

This pregnancy certainly hasn’t been easy so far.  I’m currently suffering from pregnancy nasal congestion that makes it really difficult to sleep. I’m about to buy a diffuser to use essential oils in and hoping that helps.  I also get up to potty several times (baby, could you please not bounce on my bladder?).  So at this point, I’m beginning to wonder if I should just stay awake for the next 20 weeks.  When I need to roll out of bed, I often get ligament pain.  For those of you who haven’t experienced ligament pain, imagine a knife cutting your ligaments in half around your hips…it’s awful.  It can take me up to 5 minutes to get out of bed and by that time, I’ve been awake long enough that its hard to go back to sleep!  So I think I will just stay awake for the next 5 months.  Who needs sleep anyway?
Gender reveal!

Last week, my bestie threw us a gender reveal party!  She tortured me throughout the day with texts like this!  We had so much fun celebrating with our friends!

So, ya wanna know?  Pink or Blue?

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