26 Weeks

Hey friends! :)

You guys all make me feel so loved. I thought our family photo was pretty good, but you guys made me think it just simply rocks! Hah. Way to make my head blow up.

On another note, I am tired with a capital T.

And on yet another note, I am writing to-do lists like they’re going out of style.

….Just random thoughts swimming around in my head that I thought you all needed to know. obv. 😉


Alrighty. Time for another bump update!

26 Weeks 

Baby Perks is just over 26 weeks today and is about the size of a head of lettuce.

Here’s what Baby Perks has been up to this week:

  • Baby Perks is now about 13.6-14.8 inches long and weighs 1.5-2.5 pounds.
  • She may now be able to hear both my voice and Jared’s as we chat with each other. preeetttttyyy sure she knows my voice with all the talk in the mic I do teaching fitness classes 😉 And she definitely knows Jared’s laugh–he has the best laugh.
  • She’s inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of her lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when she’s born and takes that first gulp of air.
  • She’s continuing to put on baby fat, and her “parts” are continuing to develop.

And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:

26 weeks-pregnancy update

How far along? 26 weeks (& 3 days)

Baby’s size? head of lettuce

Total weight gain/loss: 15+ (not sure exactly how much more than 15, but with all these vacations, I’m sure it’s a lot of ++ haha)

Stretch marks? still zilch-o (been rubbing belly butter on it though, when I remember)

Sleep: Yah. Not so awesome this week. Vacation tends to mess with my style of early to bed, later to rise (haha), so I didn’t get as much or as restful of sleep as I’d like. It is also because I tend to eat/drink later, which makes me go to the bathroom alllll the live long night. Which frankly, bites.

Best moment this week: The whole Perkation was pretty awesome! I also had a lovely night out with Jared last Monday & it was freaking fantabulous. More on that later this week!

Miss Anything? Lying on my stomach. Not being so hot all.the.time. Like dang, I am my very own furnace!

Movement: She is still jabbing, dancing, and moving quite a bit in there. And I think she really loves it when I eat fruit. 😉

Food cravings: Once again, nothing new or wild ‘n’ crazy. I’ve eaten a lot of protein whole wheat banana bread (usually with chocolate chips or ice cream-allll about balance), Mexican-inspired dishes & meals out, turkey/cheese/spinach sandwich melts, and spinach smoothies. I’ve also really enjoyed chocolate, pasta, and sour cream this week.

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Food aversions: Thankfully, nothing really.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing this week! Woot.


Labor Signs: Nope.


  • wanting to lay out by the pool & read 😉
  • getting up to go to the bathroom all night long
  • eating constantly-but unable to eat a lot at once (and when I do, it really is not fun)
  • getting asked “how are you feeling” like a million times per day
  • slightly nauseated at random times
  • wanting to clean & organize our entire apartment….

Belly Button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Maternity clothes? Nothing new. I’ve only bought like 4 tops so far, so we’ll see how long I go without having to buy more. That’s some $$ I’d like to save, ya know!?

Baby items purchased? A few more new things (I’ll share in a later post).  We also have a car seat, and a Boppy pillow with a cover. And I’ve registered for more items!

Happy or moody most of the time: really happy! This week was a great one on that front. I only had one really huge cry session. But dude do I get moody sometimes! It strikes out of nowhere….so I should just hide from all people when it does.

Funny moments this week: Well…..it’s kind of embarrassing, but NOW it’s funny. The other day at the mountain house I was grilling a sandwich in a pan, and when I went to flip it, it didn’t flip right, so all the inside stuff came out & burned/got itself stuck to the burner. I burst into tears. And Jared had to come clean it up, because I was incapable at the moment. Yah. Sad, true, and funny. I mourned the loss of my delicious looking sandwich for like 10 minutes too.

Looking forward to: Cleaning out the room/office where baby Perks will reside!


Fitness Thoughts at 26 weeks:

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{pics are from right before teaching BP/CX yesterday morn –the watch is from after–it shows the burn of the time I taught + chat time of 23 minutes. it’s an idea of how much I burn! So yes, I eat a LOT A LOT}

  • Once again, fitness-wise I feel really great. Nothing new to report or change. I’m going to continue trucking along until something feels not right.
  • I’ve really liked answering questions about being fit & pregnant too. It’s fun to debunk the myths-along with my doctor’s sage advice.
  • I’m liking my bump that I’m sporting in my fitness tops-it’s so fun to see that belly change! And…I really need to hit up some shopping for more fitness tops soon-my choices are becoming very limited. Anyone seen/read any deals lately?


He Felt Her Move!

Exciting news!!! On the 4th of July, my husband felt her move!

She was kicking like cray that night, so I told Jared to put his hand on the belly. After a few minutes he looked up at me wide-eyed and was like “was that her?!?” She had just jabbed me pretty good, so he got a good feel. It was perfect & such a sweet moment. He felt her kick again a few seconds later too.

I love sharing this journey with him, and now that he sort of knows she reeeaaalllyy is in there, it makes it seem even more real to him, and to us. I also think it makes him feel more a ‘part’ of it all-which is super fun.

So yep, we’re stoked!



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Have a GREAT day! <3

What are YOU looking forward to this week?!? Anyone have any tips on organizing/throwing away stuff?!? For what item would YOU like to take a shopping spree??! 

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  1. sara @ fitcupcaker says:

    All your pregnancy food cravings sound like my normal cravings :) At least your still eating lots of protein! And I want to just lay out by a pool too, if it ever stops raining!

  2. aw so exciting that jared got to feel her move!! glad you’re doing well, lady!! xoxo

  3. Oh your funny moment happened to me too!! When I was pregnant with my Rylnn, I was making pancakes and I flipped on clear out of the pan (I guess I mis-judged my own strength) and I just bawled like a baby for a solid 5 minutes. Poor Andy didn’t really know what to do…Those crazy hormones :)

  4. Oh your funny moment happened to me too!! When I was pregnant with my Rylnn, I was making pancakes and I flipped one clear out of the pan (I guess I mis-judged my own strength) and I just bawled like a baby for a solid 5 minutes. Poor Andy didn’t really know what to do…Those crazy hormones :)

  5. You were gorgeous before, but your smile and glow is just so infectious and gorgeous now! Being pregnant is so exciting! As for the food you’ve been eating, it looks amazing! I’m not pregnant, but I could totally be fine with eating half of the stuff you’ve eaten! Don’t worry about those crazy hormones! I’ve done stuff way more embarrassing than that before without being pregnant! :)

  6. Christie says:

    If you haven’t checked out For Two Fitness, you need to! They have great maternity workout clothes that hug in all the right places and are so comfy. They’re a little pricey, but so worth it and their customer service is out of this world! I’m almost 29 weeks and can’t wait to go to the gym at 0500 and do my workouts when I wear my Training for Two tank. It’s a great conversation starter too. Within the first 2 weeks of wearing it, I had several Army PTers tell me I inspired them to drag their butts out of bed, because if the pregnant chick could, so could they. Best compliment I’ve received to date.

    As for your funny moment, been there too. In fact, I had a melt down just last night and decided it was bedtime. My hormones make me feel like a crazy woman some days. But she’s worth it. All of it.

  7. GIRL I am so excited to be the winner! LOVE your bump in workout tops. What is that one? It’s cute. When I was pregnant I had 1 workout top that lasted me the entire time. A lulu top that was gifted to me, flowy like this one, but not the exact same (http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/women-tanks/Run-Back-On-Track-Tank?cc=8935&skuId=3471185&catId=women-tanks). Toward the end I think I ended up picking up some large sized stretchy workout tops for cheap at ross because I was fitting in NO shirts, lol.

  8. That’s so awesome that Jared got to feel her! That must have been so exciting for both of you.

  9. Girl, you’re too cute. So excited for you guys! And it’s so neat that Jared got to feel her! :) Loved when Cody first felt Hunter – it was so special.

    As for organizing/getting rid of stuff… I just try to target one area at a time, then move onto the next place. For example, do the pantry, then do the linen closet, etc.

    • That is a great way to do it…I just want to tackle it ALLLLL at once. Hah. Gotta take it slow or else I get overwhelmed.

  10. Ice cream with protein banana bread? Sign me up!
    How exciting that Jared got to feel her move. So cute :).

  11. Sorry about the lack of sleep! That must be tough. Can’t believe you’re getting in such awesome workouts still! That’s a healthy mama if I ever saw one :D. Also love your workout outfit. I <3 neon colors! So exciting that the hubby felt movement!

  12. It is SO fabulous once the husband can feel the peanut move too!! You are looking great. The sandwich story is hilarious

  13. Awww that’s so great Jared felt her kick! Congrats!

  14. Oh my gosh, Jared feeling her kick is SO special! That’s so sosososo exciting :) you’re beautiful!

  15. danielle says:

    wow that is super super uber awesome that he felt her move, and on the 4th of july. how cool is that!? all those fireworks, lol.
    i’m looking forward to getting defensive driving over with tomorrow night – luckily one of my friends is taking it with me! also for our date night on thursday.. and friday, and cycling date over the weekend :)
    when i shop for clothes, i try to donate 2-3 items to charity if i want to buy something. it helps me decide if i “really” want something… cuz basically i don’t need anything! but if i really want it, am i willing to give up something? sometimes yes, sometimes no. it kinda helps me keep the shopping beast at bay 😀 but not always! lol
    you look glowingly gorj as ever and evahhhhh –
    hugs hugs hugs xoxox

  16. The same thing happened to me over OJ when I was pregnant–> tears when I thought my husband wasn’t going to pour me any… My husband and I still laugh about it. :)

  17. Ahh I bet it was amazing to feel her kicking away!!

  18. YAY!!! So glad Jerrod finally felt her move! I’m sure it makes it even more real for him. Aaaannnddd, all your food looks ridiculously good, as usual. I’m sorry your sandwich was ruined, but, I’m glad you sacrificed it for a funny story. :-) Poor Jerrod…

  19. We find out what we are having this week! 2 days and counting … I can’t wait!

  20. Yay!!! That is awesome that he was able to feel her move :) love that!
    so glad you’re doing great too :)



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