I’m quickly making my way to the end of the second trimester. It’s all going by very quickly and there’s still so much I’m yet to share from the last 3 months.
Over the last month or so things have started to change significantly. I thought I’d share a little update from the last 2 weeks today and then pop back with a full overview of the second trimester in a week or so.
One of the major changes has been in the size of my bump. It has become much more pronounced over the last few weeks. I feel and look very pregnant and I’m loving it. Although If I feel huge now I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like in 3 months time, there’s still lots of growing to do.
As you can imagine, a growing bump also means changes in how I sleep, sit up and get out of bed. It’s all become much harder, well, not hard but it takes more thought. I’ve realised I need to be much slower, calmer and take things a little easier.
Something I wasn’t expecting was to go back to experiencing symptoms from the early weeks of pregnancy. I’ve found that I get quite nauseous first thing in the morning and also the last thing at night. I curb the sick feeling in the morning by eating as soon as I wake up. Thanks to Phil for always being ready with crumpets or porridge. Then in the evening I try to drink water and focus on finding a comfortable position to sleep. It also helps if I don’t eat too late and avoid heavy foods.
I like to walk as much as I can each day. Some days that will be 10k steps and others it will be around 5k depending on my work schedule. Either way, I’m super tired by the time I’m back home – fatigue has been a common thing throughout my pregnancy journey. My legs and feet are pretty achy as soon as I leave the house but I think it’s important to push through and get some exercise each day.
I don’t think there’s anything else to mention. Oh, I had my whooping cough vaccine earlier this week. It didn’t hurt at all but I have had a very achy arm for a few days now. If you’ve got it coming up don’t worry, it’s not painful and is over with very quickly.
You can read about my first-trimester experience here and as always, feel free to send any questions my way.
Are there any other expectant mums reading? If so, leave a comment or drop me a message over on Instagram.