Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Second Trimester | My Experience


The second trimester is supposed to be where you feel like you have so much energy and va va voom. This was not the case for me, with the hyperemesis I have struggled again. I was off work for 5 weeks, in bed mostly and resting, trying to keep down food.

A lot happens during this time, from weeks 13 to 28 the baby grows from the size of a kiwi to the size of a papaya. It's mental, my belly has grew with it but I haven't put any weight on still which I'm so proud of myself for. As I said before I have reduced the risks by 80% and I hope it keep it that way.

I've had a lot of anxiety the past few weeks as well worried about giving birth. Ive never had any surgery or procedures so it's all new to me. With any birth you can make a plan but you don't know how it will end, it's such an unpredictable experience and I think that's why I'm struggling, I like lists and plans and knowing what's going to happen. It makes me feel unnerved that I could have this perfect plan of what I want and it could go out the window and anything could happen. I'm sure as I get closer I might start to feel a bit better about it, but we will just have to see.

I am however starting to feel a bit better in myself in other ways, finally not being sick everyday is always a bonus. I just seem to be experiencing the normal aches and pains, which I'm sure everyone goes through and it is completely normal.

We have brought a lot of baby stuff in the second trimester, it feels a lot more real and the constant kicks and wiggles are a reminder of the fact it won't be too long til my little lady is here.

Did you experience the second trimester the same as me? Let me know in the comments below.


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