Update: Second Trimester + Bump

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I know I’ve been pretty quiet about this pregnancy so far. I guess since this is my second pregnancy, I’m in that “been there done that” mood. As of last week, I am excited to share that I have finally reached the final stretch of this pregnancy, I am officially in the third trimester! Goodbye second trimester!

Here is my first trimester update if you haven’t read it yet: First Trimester Update

fullsizeoutput_1f3cAs you all know, we are expecting a little baby girl 🙂 And I must say, this pregnancy is going by extremely fast. I barely have any symptoms so I don’t really feel like I am pregnant at all. I am really enjoying this easy peasy pregnancy.

So here are some details on how my pregnancy has been going so far these past few months:

Due date: March 13, 2017

How far along? 28 weeks

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A big growing belly:

I feel like my belly has definitely popped out overnight, I look more pregnant at 6 months now than I did when I was 6 months pregnant with Jo (I guess it’s true the second pregnancy you tend to show more sooner).

Round ligament pain is still as painful as the first time. So the sneezing and laughing did hurt lol. And having to pick up a one year old constantly is not fun.

Although, I was excited to go through my old maternity clothes. I thought I would be bummed that my clothes wouldn’t fit my mid section anymore, but maternity clothes are so comfy! My favorite maternity wear are maternity leggings from Old Navy and Target and long oversized cardigans. This time around I am loving being pregnant and just embracing it.

No Cravings or Hunger Pains (yet):

I haven’t had any hunger pains or cravings which I am very happy about (knock on wood). With Jovie they were really bad, I craved so many specific kinds of foods, and ate two to three times throughout the night (it was torture). I think cravings are torture because if you have a certain craving, and have no way of getting it, it is the worst feeling in the world, almost like I just want to have a melt down (sounds silly i know). But this time, I just feel normal, and eating normal. But I have to admit, I have been indulging just because I can lol. I’m just enjoying myself and not worried about weight gain. Baby and I need to eat so I can worry about my weight after I give birth.

Sleep:

Pregnancy insomnia is real y’all! I would wake up around 3am WIDE AWAKE and try my hardest to go back to sleep, but I end up wide awake for at least 3 to 4 hours. So now when the insomnia hits, I try to take advantage of that time to be productive around the house or catch up on my favorite shows.

Also, charlie horses happen in my legs every night while I sleep. But I figured how to stretch my legs to get rid of them quickly (they are not fun).

But for the most part I am sleeping like my normal self. No extra pillows are needed…yet 🙂

Nausea and morning sickness:

Nausea and morning sickness are pretty much non-existent 🙂 I have been feeling amazing!

Cravings:

None really, but if I had to choose something I would say a good juicy cheeseburger with a side of fries.

Weight Gain:

Oh yes, I am embarrassed to say, during the second trimester I gained around 29 lbs!

Food Aversions:

One food I cannot stand is this Burmese pork ball soup that Jack’s mom shared with me. It is one of Jack and Jovie’s favorite too! It use to be one of my favorites, but now when I make it I need all the windows open and I have to quickly make enough to freeze so I don’t have to cook it for a while and just have Jack heat it up when he pleases (so I don’t have to suffer).

Another thing I am still having a hard time taking is my prenatal vitamins. They make me gag, and I always forget to take it since I forget I am pregnant as it is (see…easy pregnancy).

Energy:

My energy is lower than usual, I have been taking daily 2 hour naps with Jovie.

I do sometimes drink coffee, a coca cola, or a half a serving of Spark energy if I feel like I desperately need it. This pregnancy definitely has me feeling more lazy 🙂

Missing:

I guess I am missing my non pregnant self, I feel like pregnancy robs me of my beauty. My skin is bad, stretch marks are showing, and my face looks swollen. Maybe a nice cold beer or glass of wine too 🙂 But one good thing about this pregnancy is that it is going by extremely fast!!!

Movements:

This baby kicks so much and so hard!!! I feel like she is going to break my ribs! It is a sense a relief not having to count fetal kicks, because I am over here hoping she wouldn’t kick so much lol.

Heartburn:

No heartburn this time around so far thank you lord Jesus. With Jovie they were horrible, like my throat and chest were on fire every single day! It is probably one of my least favorite things about being pregnant, so I am happy that they haven’t attacked me this time around.

Baby Prepping?

No baby prepping, we are probably as prepared as can be. With Jovie I over prepared, but I guess that’s with most first time parents. After Jo was born, I realized I didn’t need certain things. But I am happy that I saved most of Jovie’s baby item necessities. But the only item I can think of that we need to start stocking up on is diapers.

*My word of advice to new mommies: Buy as you go, or buy if you need it, don’t buy just in case. I may make a blog post on things you actually need for a newborn*

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Concerns:

I do have another ultrasound scheduled for this week to see how things are going on inside my belly. My 20 week anatomy scan showed that my uterus is lower than usual and baby has some fluid in her kidney, so I am praying these things cleared up or I get more answers because right now I am just waiting. I’ll update more once I get more answers.

Also, we still haven’t agreed on a name yet. Baby girl will be here in less than 3 months and we have no names picked out. It is so difficult to pick a name and Jack and I have been really discussing about it a lot.

This is it for my second pregnancy update, I will do my third and final update beginning of march just before baby arrives! We are so excited for a new baby in the family.

Thank you all for stopping by, please comment any questions or advice below 🙂

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