Baby annoucement wrap-up

Hi friends! WOW. We are blown away by all of your kind and wonderful comments on yesterday’s announcement post. I’m so thankful to have you all in my *virtual family*, and send you so much gratitude and love for sharing in our joy with us. It’s a really exciting time!

Tom and me w ultrasound

I thought I’d go through some questions I received yesterday here on the blog, via email, Twitter and Instagram:

How many weeks are you? How do you feel?

Today, I’m 13 weeks! I’m over the first trimester hump, and over what my friend Whitney accurately described as feeling like “death on a stick.” I wasn’t actively sick during this pregnancy (so far? yet), but have felt nauseous all day and exhausted since we found out we were expecting. Usually if I’m sleeping, eating something, or teaching a class, I feel great. So I’ve been eating all the things, napping often, and it’s helped a lot (Teaching I think just distracts me from how I’m feeling, so staying with my schedule has been awesome). In the past week, there’s been a dramatic improvement in how I feel. I’m crawling out the other side and starting to lose that green around the gills feeling.

Are you going to find out if the baby is a boy or a girl?

Yes! It’s funny because I have NO IDEA if the baby is a boy or a girl (Last time, I had a dream our baby was a girl, even after the early ultrasound tech told us Liv was a boy). We’re excited to find out, and would be thrilled either way. Just praying for a healthy baby. 

Where is your dress from?

Thank you for all of the sweet compliments on the tunic dress. It’s an awesome summer/spring dress, and a preggo’s dream since it’s light and looser fitting. I got it from Shopbop a couple of weeks ago (and they’re having an amazing 25% off sale right now, too).

How is Livi taking the news?

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She is already an amazing big sis. She was really excited when we told her -she started clapping and cheering, since she’d been asking for a little brother or sister for a few months- and has been so sweet. Randomly throughout the day, she’ll talk to my belly or give it a little kiss. We have some books that we’ve read to her about becoming a big sister, but would love any tips or ideas for the transition. My heart is already a puddle of mush, so I can’t even imagine seeing the two of them together. Brb, it makes me cry just thinking about it.

Is the blog going to change?

Nope, everything should pretty much stay the same! See the “Family” tab at the top of the blog? All of my pregnancy and baby-related posts will go there. Of course, little snippets may make their way on the main page every blue moon (as my family is a huge part of my life), but this way, those who are interested can check it out, and those who would prefer to skip those can stay on the main page for the usual fitness stuff, recipes, and shenanigans. I’ve been writing posts about the pregnancy this entire time, so they should be up on the Family page later today!

Thank you again for all of your kind words. I appreciate them, and you, more than you know. <3 

If you have any Family page (or regular page) requests in the meantime, please let me know! See ya later today with your regularly scheduled blog programming. 😉

Have a wonderful morning.



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  1. Crystal N. on April 9, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I’ve been a reader for a few years, way before Olivia came along, and love that you share these exciting times with your readers! Love the backdated posts as well, and don’t understand the complaints. Congratulations to you and your family, and all the best for your pregnancy and new little one to come! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 9, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      thank you so much, crystal <3

  2. Lisa O on April 9, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Two tips I used that worked a treat when I had my second – 1. Give Liv a present at the hospital from her new baby brother/sister and choose a little present from her to give… my Stella still loves her doll from little brother Archie and felt so proud giving him the bunny she chose for him 2. Have a special game or dvd they are only allowed to do/watch while you breastfeed so they don’t feel left out while you are sitting down feeding which can take a while in the early days!
    Oh and another one, Liv is at the perfect age to be your little helper so give her little jobs to help with new baby like getting the new nappy while you change him/her or sing him/her a song while you’re getting things ready to go out etc… ooh there’s nothing like your first born meeting their brother/sister… you have such a treat around the corner!!

  3. cait @pieceofcait on April 10, 2015 at 7:34 am

    soooo exciting, congrats to your fam<3 I remember reading when you found out you were pregnant with liv 🙂 xo

  4. Shannan on April 10, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I’m actually pregnant with my first due Oct. 7th, so was enjoying looking through your old post from your first pregnancy(great tips for exercising). I’m excited to follow along with your new journey. I know every pregnancy is different but it’s helpful to see what other women are going through, since there seems to be so much I don’t know.

    • Fitnessista on April 10, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      congratulations to you, too!!!

  5. Allison T. on April 10, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Congratulations! I’ve followed your blog for awhile and I was so happy when I saw your announcement because I’m expecting our first child on Oct. 7th… I thought what a coincidence! I’ve been able to keep up my fitness routine, but I know I’ll have to start making some changes/adjustments. Do you plan on posting any prenatal friendly workouts on here? I’d love some guidance.

    • Fitnessista on April 10, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      that is awesome! yes, i’ll definitely be posting some workouts. i’m planning on finishing my women’s fitness specialist cert first, and then diving into writing and posting as i go along

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