Well, my second trimester has come and gone (I’m 33 weeks and in my third trimester now) so I wanted to update you all and let you know how my second trimester went. Most people say the second trimester is the best but since I was on bed rest for my Placenta Previa I’m thinking my third trimester might be my favorite.
I do have to say, I have been overwhelmed (in a good way!) with the response on my Placenta Previa post. I have received so many messages from friends and readers who went through similar very scary moments like I did and I’m so honored that my post could help them through such a difficult time. It really is a miracle to have a healthy baby and I just thank you all for the love and prayers while we went through what we did.
In good news, I am off the bed rest (yay!!) and I’m back to working and I can honestly say, I’m so relieved. When my high risk doctor said he didn’t have to see me anymore I texted Mac instantly and then celebrated with an everything bagel smothered with cream cheese – it was amazing! But don’t worry folks, I’m still being careful and taking it easy. As much as I would like to work out, I don’t think working out is in the cards for this pregnancy so what I have decided to do is get my walk on! Bella is one happy pup now that we are going on walks and I have to say, I am too!!
Below I have answered a few fun questions about my second trimester:
Did you feel sick? Nope! Thank goodness!! As I mentioned in my 1st trimester update, the second I hit the 2nd trimester I instantly felt better so no more gagging or food aversions!
How are you feeling now? Tired. But I’ll get to that when I write a 3rd trimester update in a few weeks.
Any cravings? Not at all. And I haven’t done any weird food combos too. I’m eating normal and eating eggs again which is awesome!! Oh and I’m eating chicken too!
Any food aversions? I still can’t eat breakfast casserole. Why I don’t know but it sounds so gross to me.
Have you gained any weight? By the end of the second trimester I had gained 18 lbs. which is totally on track to where the doctors think I should be. They say I’m on track to gain between 25-30 lbs. and I think they are about right! We shall see!!
Can you feel the baby? Yes! In the early stages of the second trimester I was feeling what felt like butterflies in my stomach and as the trimester went on the flutters got bigger and bigger where I knew it was the little nugget kicking! It’s such a weird feeling but it’s also very comforting especially with everything we went through to know that he’s a healthy, active baby boy in there!
Have you bought any maternity clothes? In the second trimester I was able to get away with mostly regular sweaters and a couple pairs of maternity pants. Once I get closer to the 3rd trimester and now that I’m full blown 8 months pregnant, I gave in and bought a bunch of clothes on ASOS. More about maternity clothes in a different post but I HIGHLY reccomend ASOS and Ingrid and Isabella!!
Well, that’s it for now! Stay tuned for more pregnancy related posts coming soon! (I promise I’ll get better about posting!! :P)