17-21 Weeks of Pregnancy

17-21 Weeks of Pregnancy

17-21 weeks of pregnancy

Ah, the second trimester. The first was hell – complete hell. I won’t go into full details, but I would throw up multiple times a day 3-5 times a week from my 6th week to 17th week. I also experienced migraines about once a week for two months. I was incredibly tired all the time. I would take a shower at night, so I could wake up and get ready for work in 10 minutes. Oh yeah, forget dinner getting cooked or chores getting done. I would come home at the end of the day and lay on the couch all evening watching tv. Thank God, literally, for my amazing husband. He made sure everything got done. Taking my prenatal was terrible. I had tried three different prenatals before I settled on one I liked, Rainbow Light Prenatal One. The entire first trimester I gained a total of one pound, and I was surprised at that.

However, since Christmas rolled around, I have been feeling fantastic. If I weren’t getting any bigger, I wouldn’t even know I was pregnant. I have the same amount of energy as before I was pregnant, I enjoy cooking, baking, and making our house a home. I am sleeping soundly through the night even though I experience very vivid dreams almost nightly. Luckily a couple of things I haven’t had to deal with yet is my back hurting or frequently urination. Even though I try to drink at a minimum of 32oz of water every day. Sometimes my stomach is itchy, and I get paranoid about stretch marks but I’ve been putting on Motherlove Pregnancy Belly Slave after every shower. I like to think of it as a daily massage for my baby.

This Saturday we find out the gender at our gender reveal party. We couldn’t be any more excited! It’ll be so nice actually to call our baby by name and be able to picture a boy or girl and not have to wonder anymore. We have a name picked out for either gender, and my husband and I decided to keep it a secret until the baby is born.

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I have really enjoyed this journey so far even though it hasn’t always been easy to say the least. I also love being able to share it with my husband and seeing his face light up when we use an app on his phone to hear the heartbeat. I cannot wait actually to meet and hold our precious child I already love so incredibly much. I am not looking forward to the trials of the third trimester. However, for now, I will enjoy my sleep and alone time with my husband and freedom to go to movies at midnight while David enjoys his daily naps.

21 Weeks Pregnant

 

  1. Carrie says:

    oh my the ultrasound pics are adorable!!!! I can’t wait to read about your gender reveal!! ♥

    • Thanks Carrie! We have a photographer coming to the party to take pictures so I will have those put up soon afterward! Follow me on Twitter & Instagram to know when I post the gender. Thank you for reading and commenting.

  2. your bump is so beautiful and I am 99% sure you are having a boy. Just because of the shape of your baby bump 🙂 Cant wait the gender reveal to see I was right or not 🙂

    • I would be surprised if I’m having a boy because I had terrible morning sickness which is said to come with having a girl and I’ve been craving sweets which is also said to be related to having a girl. Old wives tales though-I guess. I am so excited to find out myself! I’ll be doing a post over the gender reveal hopefully sometime next week once we get photos back from the photographer! 🙂

  3. I love your baby bump! XOXO I bet you’re so excited to find out the gender!

    • I am on the edge of my seat! I cannot wait to finally figure out the gender of this little nugget.

  4. The second trimester is so much better than the other two, at least for me. Can’t wait to hear about your gender reveal party, they’re so fun!

    • Yeah, my first trimester was no fun at all. I am a little scared for the third…I can’t wait to post pictures of the gender reveal!

  5. Shann Eva says:

    Awe. Your baby bump is so cute! I’m so glad to hear you are feeling better. My first trimesters (and then some) were horrible for me too. I threw up all the time. I had to take my vitamin at night, or I would lose that too. Hope you keep feeling good, and have so much fun finding out on Saturday.

  6. janella says:

    congrats on the bundle of joy! Wish you all the best on your journey

  7. Kimberley says:

    Congratulations. This is such an exciting time in your life.

  8. Melinda says:

    Well, aren’t you darling?? I love that you and the Mister are keeping the gender of you little lamb tucked in your hearts for now. Such a fun surprise to reveal when the little lovie is born. Congratulations!!

  9. Mandi says:

    Loved this post! Thanks for inviting me to check it out.. I’m heading over to your gender reveal post now and Im so excited haha

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