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Week 20

January 18, 2016

This was a week full of amazing, fun surprises as we found out the gender on Monday. And some surprises that were kind of scary. Sen wasn’t feeling well at all on Thursday night and we brought her to the doggy ER. More on that below.

Bebe Details

  • Length: 10 inches
  • Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Fruit Size: Banana
  • Geek Size: Swingline Stapler
  • Bebe has a visibly straight spine now.
  • Tooth buds are forming.
  • Mama is producing extra red blood cells for both of us.
Week 20

Week 20

There is a lot to update you on since this is my first update on being pregnant. I don’t feel though that you need to know it all (nor do you really care all that much) so I’ll try to simplify as much as possible.

The first trimester kind of sucked… obviously I was ecstatic that we got pregnant and I know that others have difficulty with it. But for me the first part was hard. I was constantly exhausted, constipated (TMI?), didn’t “feel good,” and in general ate like terrible, really really terrible. But I kept telling myself if I can just keep it down, who cares if I eat McDonalds a couple of times during this pregnancy. I only got sick a couple of times so that was good. There was fun stuff that accompanied. The first and second ultrasound. We were lucky and got to see bebe at week 12 too.

Going into the second trimester, all of my symptoms started to go away but now without those issues constantly around I didn’t really feel pregnant. I didn’t look pregnant, just bloated. I didn’t have those symptoms annoying me and telling me everything is kinda normal so I tried to let it go. In general, this second part has been awesome. I’m trying to remain calm when faced with weird body stuff that happens but sometimes it’s hard not to turn to the internet. I will continue to practice just going with the flow. So that about catches you up to now…

Week 20

Feeling: I’m grateful that I’m finally at a place where I feel GOOD. Plus we got to find out the gender this week so I was feeling on cloud nine.

Health: I’m not super happy with weight gain. I feel I have gained too much. I need to reign in the eating habits as well as kick start my exercising again. I worked out this week and did a prenatal strength workout.


Maternity Clothes: Yes. Leggings and leggings. I love them. I have one pair of maternity jeans I also love from Tarjay.

Pinning: Baby nursery ideas. I have no clue yet what I want because mostly I want it all. I love the idea of going simple but I also LOVE the idea of going BRIGHT colors. ACK.

Sleep: Excellent. The midnight potty trips have slowed unless I’m doing those in my sleep!


Symptoms: Appetite increase (which doesn’t help the health thing) and some minor hip and pelvic pain but that’s normal since everything is still growing.

Movement: Not yet (#bummed). It turns out that I have a front (anterior) placenta which means that I won’t get to feel too much movement. Doc says I should feel something by week 24. Fingers crossing.

What I Miss: A good cold beer. But it’s not a big deal, it just always sounds good. Generally though, this stage has been fun and I don’t miss much.


Best of the Week: Finding out we’re having a girl. I thought for sure it was a little boy but guess I was wrong. This little girl is going to be so loved and I can’t wait to meet her … in 20 weeks… you stay put little girl!

Fail: I haven’t been taking weekly pictures. I know this sounds dumb but I really hate the way I look. NOT ideal and so I have shied away from cameras. I should just do it so I can look back.

Goals: Eat healthier meals this week. Watch my sugar intake. Exercise at least 2 times.


In Other News: We had to take the Sen Puppy Dog to the doggy ER on late Thursday night because she had thrown up all her food and wasn’t acting normal. She wouldn’t lay down, she was yelping if we touched her in certain spots, and was swollen. She ended up being okay and they gave her meds. She seems to be fine now so we’re just glad she was okay.

16 Fast-Paced Workout Songs to Add to Your Playlist

February 3, 2015

I’m officially on the weight loss train. I know, like everyone, I’m starting in the NEW YEAR. But I’ve spent the last six months gaining all my pre-2011 weight loss back (and then some). I’m totally bummed about it. And now i’m motivated to remove it. I hate shopping in larger sections and I refuse to go back to feeling bad about the way I look again. It’s on!

If I am going to do a high intensity workout, I need fast and motivating tunes. These are some of my favorite right now.


Winter Workout Songs

  1. Jeremih – Don’t Tell ‘Em
  2. Iggy Azalea – Beg For It
  3. Flo Rida – GDFR (feat. Sage The Gemini and Lookas)
  4. DJ Snake – Turn Down for What
  5. Tiësto – Let’s Go
  6. Enur – Calabria 2008 – MIMS Remix
  7. Meghan Trainor – Lips Are Movin
  8. Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance
  9. Jason Derulo – Trumpets
  10. Jessie J – Ain’t Been Done
  11. Timbaland – Bounce
  12. Martin Solveig – Hello – Single Edit
  13. Ella Henderson – Ghost
  14. Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boyz
  15. Spoon – Rent I Pay
  16. Neon Indian – Polish Girl


4 Bodyweight Workouts You Can Do at Home

January 14, 2015


Often days, I get home from work and lack the motivation to go to the gym. Especially in winter. All I can think of on the drive home is getting into my comfy clothes and watching an episode of Doctor Who or Parenthood. But we still have to get our exercise in! So if you are at home, here are four of my favorite bodyweight (no equipment needed) workouts!

Note: If you don’t know how to perform the exercises, check YouTube as most exercises have video demonstrations available.

Amanda’s Sexy Arm Workout

January 9, 2014

Sometimes I love working out, other times I just hate it. Today was a day that I loved it. I thought I would share my workout with you because it was one I enjoyed. I created it myself and because I am not a fitness professional I must disclaim that I am not a fitness professional so make sure you’re able to do this workout before attempting. There, that is over with.


Update: My mom reminded me that not everyone knows what these exercises are. Here are the links to learn how to do each exercise.

Tell me: How did the workout go for you?