It’s the final week of the second trimester! I know I keep saying it, but this pregnancy is flying by. I can’t believe I’m almost in my third trimester! I’m getting nervous, I really need to prep for baby, we’ve done absolutely nothing and it makes me crazy. I’m in full blown nesting mode. I also need to really dedicate myself to my Hypnobabies practice so I feel fully prepared. After my last birth I just think nothing naturally is my best and only option and I want to be as calm and relaxed as possible. Having had a traumatic birth makes the idea of the whole thing almost more terrifying, it stuck with me and just triggers so many emotions. I’m hoping this experience clears everything for me and leaves me with happier memories. Your baby being born is always incredible, but it would be so amazing to be able to fully enjoy it right away this time.
How far along? 27 weeks 1 day
Trimester? Last week of the 2nd!
Total weight gain/loss: So far I’ve gained 10 lbs.
Baby size: Cauliflower, 14.41 inches from head to toe, 1.94 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yes yes, so comfy. I live for the elastic band that goes up from my jeans to my bra. It keeps my belly grease off my shirts and no dealing with uncomfy buttons or zippers!
Stretch marks? Nope, no new ones. I didn’t get any till around 35 weeks last time. Hopefully I won’t get any new ones, but if I do oh well, they fade and it just really doesn’t matter.
Sleep: Sleep has been ok. I get achy hips and roll around a lot, but it’s not as bad as last time. I do sleep some!
Best moment this week: Getting settled in our rental. We’ve been through a lot in the past few weeks and it feels good to settle, be normal, and get into a good routine with Hazel. I also made an appointment with a new midwife…finally!
Have you told family and friends: Yes! We couldn’t wait, we told people right away when we found out at 8 weeks.
Movement: Baby boy is so active! He moves around a lot during the day but is active pretty much 24/7, Hazel was more of a night baby, it’s so interesting how different they already are! I love his tiny little kicks and rolls so much. I’ll so miss this feeling when I give birth.
Food cravings: None. I don’t really get cravings at all this time.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope not really. I’m so much less sensitive to smells and foods this time.
Have you started to show yet: Yes! Feeling enormous!
Gender prediction: We are having a boy, we found out through Sneak Peek at 9 weeks, confirmed via anatomy scan at 20 weeks.
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? It’s flat with my little hernia outtie.
Wedding rings on or off? On, I haven’t swelled at all.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, I love my baby so much! There have been moods though with all we’ve been doing, I’ve been stressed.
Weekly Wisdom: Listen to your body and don’t push yourself too far! Take naps if you need them, relax. Do the things you love while you still have energy. I can feel the 3rd trimester exhaustion creeping in.
Milestones: My uterus is now the size of a basketball! HUGE. Baby’s eyes now open and close, he’s fattening up and getting longer and stronger. He also has his full set of eyelashes, so cute! This was also the last week of the 2nd trimester, little baby’s arrival is getting closer!