Category: Second trimester

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

(Feb. 21 to Feb 27) Symptoms: Back pain, round ligament pain (or maybe he is just doing something painful in there?), restless leg syndrome, raging out-of-control anxiety/hormones. Body changes: Best Friend commented that my boobs are huge, but they don’t seem that big to…

Helpful hints for spouses of pregnant women

Friday, February 26, 2010 25 weeks, 5 days pregnant Our back hurts. It hurts a lot. Think of any moment we’re standing up, cleaning, as a moment that will make us even more miserable — and make you miserable, when we gripe about our…

Five things I have learned about pregnancy hormones

Thursday, February 25, 2010 25 weeks, 4 days pregnant The are real. Like in-your-face real. They are way worse than period hormones — being a bit cranky or teary before you get your period is NOTHING compared to the gut-wrenching emotions of preggo hormones….

Burning question

I really love these cute baby gowns from ThisMamaMakesStuff. I’ve heard that they’re great for newborns, because they make it really easy to change their diapers, etc. And you can make them from old T-shirts, so they can be totally funky and unique. My…

Ohhh, my aching … everything!

Monday, February 22, 2010 25 weeks, 1 day pregnant Up until now, I’ve been fairly comfortable — no real back or leg pain, except for on the days when I do a lot of walking (like up my monster-hill-of-a-subdivision). But now, I’m in the…

Not Me Monday: Weekend re-cap

Monday, February 22, 2010 25 weeks, 1 day pregnant I did not sew and sew and sew until my back turned into a pretzel. And I certainly didn’t whine and complain about the pain that it caused me. I did not live up to…

Welcome to Week 26

Sunday, February 21, 2010 25 weeks pregnant! Entering the final week of the second trimester! I can’t BELIEVE this is the last week of the second trimester. I also can’t believe that this week — on Saturday, to be exact — I will be…

Weekly re-cap

(Feb. 14 to Feb 20) Symptoms: Leg pain, back pain (holy HELL, the back pain!), feeling like I have to pee all the time (but then actually peeing very little when I sit down). General grunting and groaning when I do something stupid like…