This pregnancy is flying. I know the last few weeks will seem like eternity but it also seems like I just got a positive test yesterday. I’m so happy to be into the second trimester and this baby bump is certainly growing. This week the app on my phone tells me that baby is the size of an apple!
Feeling: Overall I’m feeling pretty good, the morning sickness seems to have totally subsided, and I’m not feeling quite as moody as I was the first trimester. I have started having the worst headaches though. They’re pretty much debilitating and when I get them I can’t really do anything except go to sleep, so it’s a good thing they seem to come at night. I’m told it’s nice that I can go to sleep when I have them – I guess some people get headaches so bad they can’t even sleep. However, night is the only time I really have to work on my blog or any other writing work that I do so these headaches are really hindering that. I’ve also been very tired though and sleeping like a rock which is good on one hand since I was having problems with insomnia during the first trimester, but bad when I need energy throughout the day and to get some things done at night!
Eating: I’m still having strong cravings and aversions, but nothing quite as crazy as the cravings during the first trimester! I’m loving me some Chick-Fil-A, and the other day I needed a hot dog randomly in the middle of the day, and just last night I had to have a quesadilla. I’ve been craving fountain cokes like crazy but trying to resist that one since I know how unhealthy they are. As far as aversions I can’t even be near chicken except fried chicken from Chick-Fil-A. I’m also not that into sweets right now when I usually have a huge sweet tooth!
Weight: I’ve only gained around 3 pounds which I’m happy about, but when I look at pictures I feel like I look huge. I’ve not been working out as much as usual lately so I’m thinking I’m losing muscle and gaining fat which is no good! I’m trying hard to get back into eating healthier and working out more but that’s difficult even when not pregnant!
Workouts: I’m still working out but nowhere near as much as I should be! It’s so hot outside I can’t stand it, and sometimes it’s hard to make it to the gym during the times they have childcare. I’m trying to go to a spin class and stay at least 30-40 minutes at least 1-2 times a week for some good cardio, and have leg and arm days either at home or at the gym. I did a lot of prenatal yoga at a local studio when I was pregnant with Maddie Grace and loved it so I think I’m going to try to get back into that this week.
Skin: This is still one of my biggest struggles! I picked up the Belli Anti-Blemish Basics Value Set recently and it has helped a lot! My skin is still far from perfect though so I’m excited about trying a few other new products and seeing what they can do for me!
Comments: I’ve gotten a lot of “you’re really starting to show” comments lately and more “wow your kids are going to be really close together” than I care for. I’m not sure why these bother me, Maddie Grace and baby #2 are going to be 21 months apart which isn’t really that close. And why does anyone care anyways? I answer everyone who makes a comment of this sort with “yeah I just can’t keep my hands off Tom.” I mean seriously, I know how babies are made. It was a little earlier than we were planning on but the more I think about it the more I think it’s the perfect timing for our second baby! I also love the “is this your last baby?” question. I mean right now I hope to have more but who knows, I’m taking it one baby at a time.
We’ve been making an effort to get out and about more on weekday nights and enjoy quality family time. Last night we did one of our favorite weeknight activities – food truck night at a nearby park! We love getting outside, the food clearly, and usually they have live music although last night they didn’t. Also totally off topic but I saw a friend post about this 2016 Kate Spade large planner and I had to go out and get it – it’s the best and it started this week so if you are in need of a planner I highly recommend it!
Any advice on good prenatal workouts or what to do about pregnancy headaches? I’d love to hear what worked for other mamas!