Second Trimester:: & 27 Week Update

Happy Friday loves!! I hope you all have had a good week and have a fun weekend ahead. I am so excited about today’s post and to share some of my goodness with you all in hopes to make someone smile, help other expected or future mamas with sharing my pregnancy experience, or just to spread some love around on this Friday! I will be 28 weeks pregnant in a few days and now that I am in my third trimester (that is crazy to say!!), it is time for my second trimester recap! I have tried to stay up on my emails but I will try to answer all of your questions throughout this post as well. Thank you all again for your kind words and support during this exciting time, it means a lot! As much as I really am loving my first pregnancy and know how very blessed I am to be able to carry my child and experience this miracle, it is inevitable that the changes that come along are tough at times.

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I know I have said it before but seriously you guys, I CANNOT get over how crazy and amazing our bodies are.  It is no secret this belly has grown so much and to think every growing pain or stronger kick I feel is due to this little girl, this tiny little human, growing inside of me will never stop amazing me. It is just all such a huge miracle and to be able to experience this is something I will never take for granted.

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Favorite Things This Trimester

I keep this growing body as moisturized as possible and the Zoe Organic Belly Oil and Mama Bee Belly Butter have been my two favorites! These were both gifts from girlfriends of mine and I LOVE them.  My donut cravings have thankfully subsided and thank The Lord for that one because that craving got carried about in my first trimester πŸ˜‰ My only craving now has been cereal. I eat a bowl almost every day and usually as a “bed time snack” as we call it. My taste for coffee is finally returning and THAT is something to celebrate, oh how I missed my comfort cup of coffee. I’m sticking to decaf for now but have tried the half caff a couple of times and oh boy! It gets me a little wired after not having caffeine for so long, so I only will have that when I’m really exhausted and need to keep going. Throw pillows!! Each Doctor of course has their own little rules and one I was told is to try my best to not sleep on my back in the 2nd and 3rd trimester. Wellll I am a back sleeper so this has been tough. We bought one of those HUGE worm like pregnancy pillows to try to help me but lets be honest, with two dogs and two people in our bed, it was like adding a third grown adult to the bed and that just didn’t fly for any of us. Now when I go to bed I lay on my side and just stick one of our throw pills behind my back, that way when I try to roll over on my back in my sleep it keeps me up at an angle and not completely flat on my back… perfect! Lastly, this trimester I have really been working on stretching more. 1) because with continuing to workout 5-6 times a week I think it’s important to be careful with my ever changing body and keep everything all stretched and not tight and stiff and 2) I have had a few aches and pains along the way and stretching seems to help so much! I have been stretching before and after every workout and I am noticing differences in my workout recovery and flexibility.

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Weight Gained

Oh gosh I’m not sure now! I have an appointment next week and will update this answer πŸ™‚ I do not weigh myself at all so my appointments are my only check point with weight gain but I know I am on track for where I need to be!

Workouts

Workouts have been good. I had a set back when I decided to break my toe πŸ˜‰ and that cut out running unfortunately so I have been elliptical and stair climber lady and I have continued my lifting routine and challenge workouts throughout the 2nd tri. If I don’t feel like workout out, I don’t. But thankfully it is something I look forward to and seems to make me feel refreshed and ready to keep going.

Symptoms

My Doctor told us to expect the biggest changes with my body between weeks 20-28 and she was right! I have not had many symptoms like sickness or extreme exhaustion or anything, more just watching the changes happening with my body and the changes in the little kicks and movements from little miss. I notice now that she is awake for longer periods of time and her kicks and jabs are very strong at times but they do not hurt, they have just grown from little flutters to full on “hellloooo mommy, I am awake!!” I have had some ligament stretching and thats just a blast πŸ˜‰ OH and I have for sure had some emotions that I’m not used to having but that is hit or miss. For the most part, no complaints and I feel really blessed with how great this pregnancy has gone so far.

Food Aversions

Some meats are still not sitting well with me.

Food Cravings

Just cereal

Sleep

This has been a big change during the end of my 2nd trimester and I have a feeling will only continue. I can’t tell you the last time I slept through the night.  I just randomly wake up and feel like I’m ready to be up for the day, to look over and find out I’ve only been sleeping for a couple of hours. I’ve had some uncomfortable nights when I just have to walk downstairs and walk around the house for awhile but thankfully I have four little puppy paws that come walk around with me πŸ˜‰ I haven’t been a hard sleeper for a few years now so this isn’t bothering me all that much… YET. We will see how this continues

Looking Forward To…

Our 28 week appointment next week so we can hear her little heartbeat and hangout with her for awhile as it’s a longer appointment. I’m also excited for some baby showers that are on the calendar, she is a loved little girl already and we are very lucky to have such sweet friends and family want to help us celebrate her future arrival!

Boy/Girl Suspicions

Boy. Since the day we found out, I have thought boy. I also had a super real dream that it was a boy SO if we end up having a little girl this will be the first of many times I’m sure that she will surprise her mama!

So I kept my answer from my First Trimester post as it made me laugh πŸ˜‰ We are obviously having a girl. I had ZERO idea I had a preference at all until I noticed how emotional and connected I felt the second we found out she was a girl and that made me realize, maybe I really was secretly hoping for a girl but just didn’t know it.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?

I live in leggings so I have bought a couple pairs of my favorite workout leggings from Target but other than that, really no pregnancy purchases. We have bought a few things for the nursery and have partnered up with a couple awesome companies for her nursery.  Many of you asked about her fun wood wall and I promise I will do a nursery post with all of the details at some point!

There you have it If you have any questions for me or requests that you want to see through this pregnancy feel free to comment or email me at mygoodnessblog@gmail.com

As mentioned I’m almost 28 weeks now, and this post was all about Trimester 2 so here is quick update for my current stage. I’m feeling great and baby is growing! In this last week she has been sitting pretty low which can be uncomfortable at times but nothing too bad. The sleepless nights continue and don’t get me wrong, they suck! But if that ends up being my biggest complaint throughout this pregnancy, I feel pretty lucky. I talk and sing to her a lot and it almost always wakes her up and she starts kicking away, it is pretty neat!! Here are some pictures I snapped this week at 27 weeks.

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Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

3 thoughts on “Second Trimester:: & 27 Week Update

  1. You look gorgeous, lady! Sounds like you’re having a wonderful pregnancy and I’m so glad everything is going so smoothly.

    Can’t wait to see the nursery and to “meet” the little one! : )

    Have a great weekend!

    XO, Jessica
    http://www.semisweettooth.com

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