Second trimester is OFFICIAL!!
I was listening to a Pregtastic this morning and one of the panelists compared the trimesters to high school. When you’re just a freshman, the seniors look so cool. I think that makes me about a sophomore right now. Hard to believe that [knock on wood] someday I’ll be a senior too! On the one hand, pregnancy seems like such a long time (almost a year!) but on the other, the days really are going by faster and faster. I wonder if they continue to speed up or if time starts to slow again as one gets nearer to her due date watching the clock.
My bump is getting more and more noticeable. Friends are commenting that it’s definitely there, and I’m also noticing it more as I look down. Of course my poor posture makes it stick out further than it does when I stand up straight!
During the suck-in test, I can tell that a little of it won’t suck all the way in, and when I bend over and press on my abdomen, I can feel my uterus in there. Nice and hard like a small cantaloupe. I cannot WAIT to feel the baby in there too!
Based on my
stalking observation of other bloggers’ belly shots, 14 weeks is when bumpage really takes off and over the next 1.5 months, the bump seems to go from curve to pregnant belly in almost everyone. I’m really looking forward to watching my body change!
You know how there are those women who just loved being pregnant? I’m not sure I’m one of them…at least not yet. So far it has been very challenging, mostly due to not feeling well. I guess I didn’t expect to feel this badly for this long (I had a resurgence of nausea this week). I also think more women don’t talk about it! You hear little bits of “ooooh the nausea” but I just had no idea it would be this bad (perhaps because it’s not so horrible for many women). It’s been helpful for me to stay connected online with other bloggers who are going through the same thing, and it’s so comforting to know that I’m not alone.
Food this week varied from bland, simple dinners on a bad night to more colorful, veggie-infused dinners on a good night. My appetite and nausea is so unpredictable. The only thing that is predictable: I do well in the mornings and not-so-good in the evenings. Maybe my body just misses 5:00 cocktail hour : )
Plus some usual staples!
And some new favorites!
I’m still obsessed with fruit..
Although salads are appearing more and more
Especially in this form!
I went to a Baby Expo this weekend and there were so many cute babies there! Despite the ultrasounds, I’m still in a bit of disbelief that I have one inside of me!
The Expo was actually really helpful. I got information on doulas (I need to start interviewing them soon they say!) and some breastfeeding classes.
I was disappointed that there weren’t more childbirth classes represented. I think there must be a really shortage of them in our small town. I’ve heard of two – one at the hospital (that’s very basic) and one Bradley-style class that’s a 40 minute drive one night a week for 8 weeks, which I’m not sure we could handle. I suppose I can read lots of books, but I had really hoped there would be more in the area. Perhaps I just haven’t looked hard enough – please share if you know of more!
Those of you who attended classes or only read books: I would love your feedback on what was most valuable to you. If I can’t attend a formal class, do you think the book would be a good enough replacement?
I would love some ideas on how to share the gender news with our families (and you guys!) once we find out. We likely will video chat with our long-distance relatives, so something we could do over video would be good. Any ideas?! How did you guys share the news?