The second trimester, aka the honeymoon trimester, totally lived up to it's nickname!
I remember not believing my doctor when she told me I would feel almost back to normal, but it was almost like someone hit a switch around 14 weeks and I felt great! My energy was back, I was sleeping better, and most importantly I could eat real food again.. score!!
I most definitely slacked on the weekly pictures. I imagined that once I finally got pregnant, I'd be all over it, but I was so sick in the beginning, and then just felt so puffy and gross, that I didn't bother. I'm regretting that now, and plan on taking the weekly pictures from here on out, no matter how puffy I look!
|16 weeks... the only weekly picture until 24 weeks when a friend from out of town demanded a picture!|
At 17 weeks we headed down to Mexico for a 2 week vacation that again, we booked about 2 weeks before we found out we were expecting! It was a pretty fun trip, aside from the fact that I picked up a stomach bug and had to spend a lot of my time inside! We also decided to announce our pregnancy to people other than close friends and family this week! I'm not really sure why, but I really wanted to hit 18 weeks before we made it "facebook official" (as stupid as that sounds!) Will picked out a sleeper for 20 pesos (which is about $2 Canadian) and we got my mom to take a picture of us on the beach.
Not the best picture ever, but it did the trick!
I also started to feel flutters while we were in Mexico. At first I thought that perhaps they were side effects from the bug I picked up, but they kept getting stronger! Once we got back home I could feel them quite often when I was sitting on the couch or laying in bed. Will felt it for the first time when I was 20 weeks. We've been able to see it move on the outside for about 3 weeks now, and it is still the weirdest/coolest thing ever. Baxter likes to come and cuddle at bedtime when Will is gone to work, and he has definitely been kicked in the head a time or two
|He's the cutest!|
The second ultrasound was much quicker, and the tech got all of the shots he needed. We also got some much better pictures to take home, all we got at the 20 week scan was a foot and an arm!
|Baby at 24 weeks|
|Me at 24 weeks- what am I supposed to do with my arms in these pictures???|
The last couple of weeks I've been starting to get tired more easily again. I think It's a combo of getting closer to the third trimester, and the craziness of work right now- we only have 5 more weeks before the students are out for summer break, I think I
I am going to try my hardest for weekly updates from here on out.. Look for week 26 soon!