Category: Second time around

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 21

Week 21 (Dec. 17 through Dec. 23)  Symptoms: Heartburn’s a bitch. Body changes: Is it possible I am smaller than I was at this point in my last pregnancy? I think I might be. I seemed to start off fast and furious with a bumptastic bump, but it seemed…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 20

Week 20 (Dec. 10 through Dec. 16)  Symptoms: More round ligament pain (a.k.a. stomach tightening/stretching feelings). Dizziness. Headaches. And OH YEAH, HEARTBURN! Body changes: I keep trying to compare my bump to my previous pregnancy’s bump, but I think it’s pretty similar. Bumpish and all. Baby movement: Starting to feel more like kicks. Tiny…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 19

Week 19 (Dec. 3 through Dec. 9)  Symptoms: Round ligament pain (a.k.a. stomach tightening/stretching feelings). Dizziness. Tirrrrredness. Where is that second-trimester energy I was promised? WHERE? Body changes: Stomach seems to have jutted out a lot this week. I’ve really moved from that “people-are-going-to-think-I’m-just-fat-and-sticky-outy” to “definitely definitely…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 18

Week 18 (Nov. 26 to Dec. 2)  Symptoms: Shortness of breath/tight throat sort of feelings. Body changes: People keep telling me I “really” look pregnant. I feel like I have for, like, 14 weeks, so … yeah. Looking really pregnant. Baby movement: Definitely feel “movement” feelings, but have yet to…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 17

Week 17 (Nov. 19 to Nov. 25)  Symptoms: Headaches! Ow! Hate! Body changes: Probably frown lines as a result of the HEADACHES. Baby movement: Still feeling movements, but they just aren’t as forceful as I remember from last time, so they seem … puny. Cravings: Nah. Aversions: No, but the compost-y bin…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 16

Week 16 (Nov. 12 to Nov. 18)  Symptoms: Heartburn, but not enough that I actually remember to take the pill most of the time. But it’s coming. I’m certain more is coming. Body changes: I do appreciate that my boobs are bigger. Thanks, God. Love, Margaret. Baby movement: Still pretty faint most of…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 15

Week 15 (Nov. 5 to Nov. 11)  Symptoms: Tired, sometimes dizzy, ummm … I’m a bad person for not writing these in a more timely fashion, because that’s all I can remember about Week 15. Oh right! Heartburn. Body changes: Getting used to it, so it doesn’t really seem like…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 14

Week 14 (Oct. 29 to Nov. 4)  Symptoms: Tiredness. Unpacking-related fatigue, really. And dizziness. Body changes: Let’s just not talk about that. OK? I am at that depressing point where I want to lie to people about how far along I am, because OMG really, who looks…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 13

Week 13 (Oct. 22 to Oct. 28)  Symptoms: Crippling exhaustion. But that is probably because I am a ONE-WOMAN MOVING MACHINE OMG. Boxes. Unpacking. Ow. And headaches. Body changes: I think I’m officially done playing “Pregnant or just fat?” The answer is (luckily) always “pregnant.” And that is…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 12

Week 12 (Oct. 15 to Oct. 21)  Symptoms: Boobs are definitely bigger — not awesome-big, but better than those sad-looking, flat, post-breastfeeding disasters. Body changes: I keep reading stuff in pregnancy guides about how “your regular jeans might be getting snug.” Bite me, pregnancy guides! Now where are…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 11

Week 11 (Oct. 8 to Oct. 14)  Symptoms: This. But the nausea is gone! Body changes: Coming to terms with the fact that I’m practically a continent. HOPING and PRAYING that although I looked pregnant almost immediately, I will end up gaining the same (or less) as…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 10

Week 10 (Oct. 1 to Oct. 7)  Symptoms: Oh yeah — that again. Joy. Nausea is easing up, though! I am actually starting to resume somewhat normal eating habits. Body changes: Hi, I’m ginormous. Cravings: Oreos and milk. Pancakes. Aversions: I can eat chicken again! Woohoo! High…