And Hello Second Trimester!!
I’ve decided to do updates on my pregnancy by trimesters, so I wont flood you guys with baby updates! I know the second trimester starts at week 13 so I’m kind of behind, but that’s ok.
Can’t believe the first trimester just flew by, but I am so thankful. I’ve been so busy with everything that life is throwing at me that I sometimes forget I am pregnant.
I feel very good for the most part. I had my 14 week appointment this week and both my nurse and doctor asked me how I was feeling? I replied very enthusiastically, “I feel AMAZING!” Lets just say I am enjoying being pregnant this time around. Sickness is barely present, and I’ve gained my energy back. But the only thing different this time around is I have a toddler to tend to, yeah, parenting while pregnant is hard.
Even though the first trimester is now a memory; I’m going to share some of my favorite things about it, least favorite things, cravings, food aversions, weight, and the baby bump pic.
My favorite things:
I don’t know about you guys but in the beginning of my pregnancy I get so excited about the doctor visits. Getting to see my little jelly bean during the ultrasound scans and hearing the heartbeat, it is just amazing!
Not having any menstrual cycles for a while is also great too. With Jo, I went 19 months without it!
The thought of growing a human in your belly:
I always think, “WOW! I am growing a tiny little human”. Before i go to bed, I like to rub my belly to see if I can feel any flutters. I sometimes look at Jo and think to myself, “I can’t believe I made you, you are such a beautiful little person!” It’s just mind blowing what our bodies are capable of doing, and in just 9 short months.
My least favorite things:
I would say the fatigue was by far more worst this time around than it was with my first pregnancy. It was a real struggle just to get out of bed, I just wanted to sleep the day away. I took naps during Jovie’s naps (which I never do), and took extra naps when Jack got home from work. Everything felt like a marathon, I was just so tired! It lasted for about 4 weeks. I just lounged on the bed or couch, while Jo watched tv or was on the iPad (I know that sounds bad). Yeah, Jack and technology helped me a lot.
Having to get up 3x throughout the night to use the bathroom. It feels like you have a bladder full and you can’t hold it in, but once you go its just a little trickle, ugh.
If you’ve never experienced morning sickness or nausea during your pregnancy, consider yourself VERY lucky! It is not fun. It feels like food poisoning, a hangover, and the flu…24/7. Morning sickness for me lasted from week 6 to week 10, but it didn’t attack me everyday which was nice. At one point I couldn’t cook or even think about food. My poor Jack and Jo were stuck with ordering take out or making microwavable meals. I felt horrible but I just couldn’t deal with it. I don’t take medication for it either, I just choose to deal with it.
Potato chips (yum) and Coca cola (I know), I try to stay away. I’ve been drinking a cup daily, and I NEVER drink soda! But Coca cola seems to be the only thing that doesn’t give me nausea. Doctor said not to worry too much about it, but hopefully I can curb this craving during the second trimester.
My prenatal vitamins seem to be the only thing right now that I’m struggling to take, it makes me want to gag. Not going to lie, I’m sure I threw them up a few times. But it’s getting a little better.
I gained a total of 1 pound! yay!!
And finally…The bump!!
I’m excited for the second trimester, my goal is to try to eat healthier and go on more morning walks with Jo. I would love to know what are some of your favorite or least favorite parts about the first trimester?
Thanks for reading!