Second Trimester Recap

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.

Gender: BOY!!!

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.


-Anna Lea

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