A Second Trimester Recap

Hi! I am 28 weeks pregnant today — OFFICIALLY in the third trimester, so I thought it’d be a good time to recap the second trimester!

Everyone calls the second trimester the honeymoon phase and IT IS! I mean, I still had indigestion and my hips hurt a lot while I was sleeping, but all of it felt so minor, so for the most part, I felt GREAT and so lucky to feel that way! Plus we had so many fun life happenings occur. My sister graduated nursing school, we moved, found out we were having a baby boy, celebrated Father’s Day, the 4th of July and my birthday in our new backyard and finally got to see our best friends! The happiest ❤

Okay I still feel like we have so much to do in the third trimester — we made a to do list that may or may not have included “figure out what you do with a baby when you bring it home” 😂 — but we did get some stuff done in the second trimester like starting birth classes, painting the nursery, getting the crib and dresser assembled, finishing our registry and planning our shower with our moms.

I also continued to be weirdly laid back about, basically everything. Okay, honestly I’ve definitely still had some moments/days or real anxiety. I was genuinely terrified for the anatomy scan and baby went through a phase where his movements were really inconsistent (which is totally normal but hard to convince yourself of in the moment) and it would totally freak me out and distract me when he’d go a period of time without moving. Around 25 weeks (the night before my birthday!), he started moving a lot more (my mom, dad and sister even got to feel!!! Lori, you’re next 😉) and it’s been way more reassuring. I just want to mention this because I don’t want to make it seem like pregnancy is only good times and not any paranoia. For me, anyway. It’s still been overwhelmingly positive though🥰

Exercise wise, I’ve been keeping it pretty low key. I try to do a short yoga video once a week but mostly I’ve just been walking. It’s been really nice! I do feel jealous lately when Joey goes out for a run. Pretty excited to push myself again after baby is born but taking it easy definitely feels right for now. I’ve mentioned hip pain while sleeping but it has definitely gotten better with our new mattress. Food has been a non-issue. I don’t have any of the aversions I had in the first trimester and being pregnant in the summer when fruit is at its peak has been THE BEST.

Do you have any questions I can answer?? Please send them my way! Otherwise, I’ll just be eating entire watermelons and avoiding anything that involves bending over 😋

Weekend Things

It’s my sweet Mama’s birthday today, so first things first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!! We did a little early celebrating this weekend by taking a family trip to the Wild Animal Sanctuary and it was so amazing! Before all that, my sister gave me a mani/pedi (SO NEEDED AND I’M SO GRATEFUL), Joey and I ordered in pizza and watched a real Rockies game (!!), I supervised Joey hanging up a bunch of new house decor and we (re)watched Django Unchained and mostly I just tried to take it easy because: ROUND LIGAMENT PAIN, OUCH!!!

What a true treasure it is to have a sister, especially one that gives such good mani/pedis ❤
We put in an order at Cart-Driver and then they cancelled it on us 😩 We barely recovered but enough to order something else — Earnest Hall to the rescue!
Do you like our new rug?? We do! Also got pictures, a mirror and a ladder shelf hung up and it’s feeling so good in this space!
Summer Squash and Basil Pasta is one of our favs! What I’ll say about Django upon a re-watch is please do not make me wait an hour and a half into the movie to see Leo!

Okay, excuse my ignorance, but I didn’t even know the Wild Animal Sanctuary A) existed or B) was so close! My sister suggested taking my mom for her birthday and I was on board. We were planning to go Sunday evening but there was some rain in the forecast so we quick switched plans and went right when they opened. It ended up being a cool(ish), breezy, overcast day and I’m SO GLAD because that 3-mile walk without any cover would’ve killed me if it had been sunny and hot. Plus we saw soooo many animals! A Bagheera (my favorite!), lots of bears, tigers, lions, camels and little fox-type creatures.

There is a giant elevated walkway so you’re not up in the animal’s faces and though there were times when we crossed paths with other visitors — sidenote: people who can’t even bother to pull up their mask for 30 seconds as you pass someone else are unfathomably dumb and rude — for the most part, we were all soooo spread out that we could take our masks off (the sanctuary just asks that you have it on when you’re within 20 feet of others), so that was nice and, I assume, probably not the case at the zoo. We had a good time!

Back at home, Andi was clinging to us like he thought we’d never return home, we both took a nap, ate leftovers for dinner and started Succession. Please tell me what you did!