This is my final week of the second trimester! I keep saying that pregnancy is the fastest and slowest time of my entire life and it is so true. I can’t believe I’ve been pregnant since December and I also can’t believe I have to get through the whole summer yet! I thought it would be nice to do a little summary of where I’m at now and my feelings about pregnancy so far.
Biggest accomplishment: Making it to viability was pretty significant to me.
Biggest Surprise: Just how drastic the baby movements can be already. My stomach bounces and contorts with the kicks and punches.
Most unexpected symptom: The constant nausea until well into the second trimester. I expected morning sickness but I didn’t think it’d be so relentless.
Most difficult experience so far: Making decisions. There is so much information out there and so much research to do for everything.
Activities that are difficult: Sleeping, weeding/gardening, bending over in general
Current symptoms: sciatic nerve pain, leg cramps, round ligament pain, out of breath
Things I’m looking forward to: finding out if it is a boy or girl, seeing Jon hold the baby, eating a sub, seeing what the baby looks like!
Things I feel prepared for: soothing the baby, postpartum recovery stuff (this is major because this really scared me before), becoming a family of three
Things I feel unprepared for: labor (I expect this to get better once we get further into our classes), breastfeeding, changing diapers (I’ve only changed wet diapers, never a poopy diaper- crazy right, I baby sat many times as a teenager and some how always managed to miss the poopy diaper!)
Favorite Girl names (I’m giving multiple because I don’t want to reveal the name fully until the baby is born, plus our choices are not 100% yet.): Addilynn, Marie, Scarlett
Favorite Boy names (I’m giving multiple because I don’t want to reveal the name fully until the baby is born, plus our choices are not 100% yet.): Luke, Nash, Tucker, Weston
What I think will be the hardest part of parenting: making decisions on behalf of another person- it’s already such a hard thing to do just during the pregnancy, raising children that are not consumed by material things.
What I think will be the easiest part of parenting: Loving our child
My predictions (this is just my thought as of today…don’t put too much faith in this, I change my mind almost daily ): Boy, 8lbs 11oz, 21 inches, DOB 9/27
Just for fun, what are your predictions? Boy, Girl, Birthday, Weight???
It’s amazing how fast a body can change! Check out my first 26 weeks of pregnancy bump pictures.