the second trimester

I remember reaching the second trimester and thinking how quickly the first had flown by. Well my second trimester is definitely passing by just as quickly and on the odd occasion (when I don't have swollen feet, a sore back and feel like I am lugging around a watermelon already) I wish time would freeze so I could enjoy more time with my baby bump.

The second trimester has been filled with so many amazing milestones, including sharing the news with all our friends and family, going on my first shopping trip for the baby, starting to set up the nursery and feeling bub kick for the first time.

We also got to see our gorgeous babe again at the 19 week ultrasound and could not believe just how much it had grown!! It's such a magical feeling seeing your baby kicking around healthy and happy inside you, and helps to get you through all of the other (not so magical) parts of pregnancy in the weeks going forward.

At our 19 week ultrasound I discovered I had an anterior placenta meaning it was normal for me not to feel kicks until the 22-24 week mark. I actually started feeling the baby kick much earlier than that, however it's only been in the past week that my husband has finally been able to feel it for himself.  The baby is now moving so much and it is the best feeling in the world feeling those little kicks and fist bumps. I look forward to my bed time routine every day, where after I have showered, lotioned up and dressed I lie down in bed and we feel and watch the baby's movements.

Unfortunately I wasn't lucky enough to experience the typical second trimester where everyone mentioned I should be glowing, have an abundance of energy and just feel really good about myself. It's actually been quite the opposite for me - my energy levels have not come back, I fight sleep from the moment I wake up and would quite honestly have two-three naps a day if I wasnt working and had the time! My skin also broke out the moment I found out I was expecting and has not recovered since. Every time it looks like it is going to clear up, I have another break out.

Regardless of these not-so-nice side effects, I am still loving every minute of being pregnant and feel so excited that I am growing this miracle inside of me. My baby bump is getting bigger every day, and with that, I feel like I am also growing emotionally as I realise how lucky I am to have been given the gift of motherhood. I've already started thinking about raising our baby through its teenage years and how I will be as a parent and I have to say ... it's very scary with all the unknowns! I just want to be the best mummy that I can possibly be. 

I'm currently 25 weeks pregnant and I have definitely started nesting. I feel so unorganised so lists have become my best friend and my phone is full of little daily, weekly and BBD (before baby is due) tasks that we need to get done! I want the house spick and span before baby arrives - no cupboard will go unorganised and no surface will go uncleaned. I've even got the urge to get our carpets and windows professionally cleaned and I'm kicking hubby's butt to get the backyard and frontyard finished ASAP!

xx G

Triangle cushion from Zobelle Designs, baby brush set from Fawn and Milk, harem leggings from Loved By Emily and books from The Book Depository.

1 comment

  1. Such an exciting time for you and I hope your energy levels come back soon :)