I can’t believe I’m nearing the end of my second trimester. So far pregnancy has been pretty great. In my first trimester I experienced extreme fatigue, but thankfully it went away here in my second trimester. I’ve had no sickness or other common aliments that some pregnant women seem to experience. I try to work out 2-3 times a week. Mostly just free weights (arms & legs) and cardio on the elliptical. Tom and I live a pretty active lifestyle so that keeps me on my feet days I don’t get to the gym.
Nesting is real and during this trimester we finished updating our living room, refinished the upstairs bathroom and started on the nursery. I’ve also reorganized my closet room and Tom finished installing the cabinets in our garage. The only room left in the house to do is our kitchen. I love the way everything is turning out. Our house is now a home and ready for baby… well almost!
Tom and I also took a trip to Colorado for our friends Danny and Chrys’s wedding. At the time of the trip I was 25 weeks pregnant. Flying wasn’t an issue at all. The baby was kicking on the flight out but nothing uncomfortable. While we were there we went fly fishing, hiked up a mountain and danced the night away at the wedding.
I enjoyed my second trimester and I am looking forward to the third. Three more months till we finally get to meet our little guy and I am getting more excited by the day!
Total weight gain: 10 pounds as of last week
Maternity clothes: I live in my maternity shorts from Motherhood maternity, they are the best! (Thanks Mom) I also love my belly band from Ingrid and Isabel.
Stretch marks: None. I apply coconut lotion and Palmer’s coco oil/Bio oil mix at least twice, sometimes three times, a day.
Sleep: Normal, minus waking up to use the bathroom a few times each night.
Miss anything: A good glass of red wine. I’ve had a few glasses of white wine here and there, but red wine hasn’t sat well with me during this pregnancy, so I’ve avoided it all together.
Movement: The last two weeks, he has been moving and grooving. I love it and I think it will be the thing I miss most about being pregnant.
Food cravings: Popsicle and lots of fruit. I was also craving a margarita so I made myself a virgin margarita which was delicious.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really, I’ve been lucky.
Have you started to show yet: Just in the last few weeks.
Labor signs: Nope
Belly button in or out: Outtie
Wedding rings on or off: On, I never take them off.
Happy or moody most of the time: Mainly happy, unless I am hungry. Then I can be moody, poor Tom.
Names: A few we have in mind but we won’t know for sure until he is born.
Looking forward to: Finishing the baby’s nursery and my 3rd trimester ultrasound.
Tom and I are so excited to announce we are expecting our first child this October. We are both ready for the next chapter in our lives and thrilled to be starting our family. I am currently 14 weeks into my pregnancy and so far I’ve felt pretty normal. Other than being tired more than normal pregnancy has been easy for me. No bump just yet but I have a feeling it is coming soon, no need to rush it! I plan to blog throughout my pregnancy and post pictures along the way!
Photography by: Christy Clementi
Tom’s Shirt: Express
Jean Jacket: American Eagle (old circa 2007)
Camo baby Socks: Mudpie
Baby Bear Sign: Hobby Lobby