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.
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.