Hello hello party people!
Second trimester is officially on the move! We have another prenatal appointment today (thurs) and I am so excited to hear the heartbeat and check in on the little guy/girl. It’s hard to believe we’ll be scheduling our gender reveal scan at this appointment as well! AH! Can. Not. Wait. I think I have a pretty strong gut feeling, but my gut feeling has been known to be wrong in the past, so I guess I honestly have no idea at this point. I could easily imagine either one blending in with our family perfectly!
So far this week I’ve been able to squeeze in two good long walks, and for that I am quite proud of myself. If I can squeeze in one or two more I will be thrilled! We’re about 14.5 weeks as of today, and I’m cautiously optimistic that the morning sickness saga is slowly but surely fading!
Here are the updates!
I don’t feel like there was much growth change between these two weeks. I know a lot of growth happened, but I almost feel like I look bigger in the 13 week picture than the 14 week picture. I think we’ve decided it was bloat combined with a big lunch 😉
All in all, I really am feeling better. At least I think I am. Last week was a little pukey, not gonna lie, and I threw up once this week, but other than that, I DO think the morning sickness is on the way out. I’ve noticed my energy is coming back, mainly because I’m literally not falling asleep at my desk every afternoon anymore! Annnnd I don’t look like a zombie everyday.
As far as other symptoms, just the backache has been the main thing. I’ve never had back pain before in my life, so when this started it REALLY made me thankful for growing up with a chiropractor father! I think it’s just been the result of mechanics starting to change and muscles starting to stretch. It’s so amazing to me how the body reacts to growing a tiny human!! Also, can we say WEIRD??? There is a PERSON growing in my stomach. WHAT! Still can’t get over that.
For a fun story, pregnancy brain is definitely real and it’s kind of hilarious!! I’m pretty sure Adam thinks I’m crazy! Tonight we went out for a date night and when we got home, my keys, like full set of keys, were sitting outside our house on our front walkway. No idea why. I just set them down and left them there. Good thing our house wasn’t robbed, sheesh!
This weekend we get to see Adam’s family and I can’t wait for a little R&R! I’m secretly hoping I can convince the Dr. to give us another ultrasound at our appointment to show off, but I’m thinking it will just be a simple appointment.
I think that about wraps it up! Hooray for second trimester!
What’s going on in your neck of the woods?? Have you seen What To Expect When You’re Expecting? Watching it right now…oh my word, HILARIOUS!