Category: Second trimester

When you’re pregnant AND you have a one-year-old …

When you’re pregnant AND you have a one-year-old, you sometimes (often) feel guilty. You are physically uncomfortable, with a sore back, and you get short of breath too easily. But you don’t want your toddler to suffer because of those. So you persevere. You…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 26

Week 26 (Jan. 21 through Jan. 27)  Symptoms: Legs are aching every night, and I’ve now had to take two heartburn pills daily. The heartburn even starts in the morning some days! Body changes: Still continuing to hear that I look smaller this time around, which is nice. I’m…

Trimester smack-down

From comparing my week-by-week updates from this pregnancy and my last pregnancy, I’ve definitely noticed that I’m experiencing all the same symptoms — and at the exact same times. I had heard that boy-pregnancies and girl-pregnancies were supposedly really different, but I haven’t found…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 25

Week 25 (Jan. 14 through Jan. 20)  Symptoms: Difficulty sleeping! I made it this far without really having an issue sleeping, and now I fear it’s here to stay. My legs and back ache really badly, and I’m always tossing and turning. Oh, and heartburn so bad…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 24

Week 24 (Jan. 7 through Jan. 13)  Symptoms: Combatting the worst pregnancy symptom ever with bran muffins and lots of water. Pregnancy is so glamorous, isn’t it? Shortness of breath is hot, too. And tiredness. And snoring. Body changes: Darling Husband told me I look BIGGER this pregnancy…

Not Me Monday: Nesting lunacy edition

Yesterday, I did not go absolutely bonkers with nesting craziness — yes, even worse than a few weeks ago. I certainly didn’t shut myself in the nursery and manically paint the chair-rail — a delicious shade of pink called Candy Stripe — with two…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 23

Week 23 (Dec. 31 through Jan. 6)  Symptoms: Still dealing with what is potentially the worst pregnancy symptom ever. Trying to remember to drink more water and eat more fibre, but … pregnancy brain! It’s a losing battle! Oh, and heartburn. I’m taking a pill once a day…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 22

Week 22 (Dec. 24 through Dec. 30)  Symptoms: Oh hello, old friend enemy — and the WORST pregnancy symptom EVER. Hiiiii, over-sharing. Body changes: Darling Husband commented a few times that I’m “all belly,” but I think he was just being nice. I was most definitely not “all belly” last…

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…