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

Popping in with the briefest of posts to say I turned 31 on Thursday, it is a million degrees every day and we watched many good things this weekend!

25 weeks on my 31st birthday and what a joy it is!
Joey got me BTS socks & Uno and says I need to come out to the internet already, so here, I’m OUT! Please know that my love is rooted in a sincere appreciation of dance but now just includes everything about this 7-piece 😉
Every red velvet cake my mom makes is my favorite red velvet cake ❤

The rest of the weekend involved Friday night pasta, Andi waking from a tongue-out nap and Joey painting the nursery (!!!!) this lovely color of pale green. Plus, we watched Palm Springs on Friday, finished up Normal People on Saturday and watched Hamilton on Sunday. What a weekend of watching amazing things!!! I thought Palm Springs was a DELIGHT, Normal People was so frustrating to me because I just wanted the two main characters to be happy and together but by the time it ended, I was just so moved and impressed by this show and Hamilton? Yeah, I totally get the hype!

What did you do this weekend?