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

Well, looking back on these photos, it was a weekend of outdoor movies, late nights, dinner salads and sleepy pups.

We also got the best start to Friday with a visit from Hannah and Mason, bearing gifts! Hannah passed along some maternity clothes and I thought I was doing fine just wearing the same four things I’ve bought, but now that I have more (way better-fitting) options, it feels like a godsend! Mason is ready for baby brother’s arrival and thinks he’ll have black hair. I can’t wait to see!

That night, we made a grilled corn salad, then Joey got us all set up for our first outdoor movie night in the new house. We were about to toss our old duvet cover, but Joey realized it would make for a good screen, so we got it hung and queued up Jaws, which I’d “seen” but not really seen, ya know? Turns out it’s a classic for a reason because I thought it was GREAT. It was after 11 by the time we got into bed and Andi was clearly exhausted 😋

I slept in on Saturday (I guess Andi wasn’t the only one who was tired) but Joey was up early pulling garden weeds and now it looks so much better out there! Not everything came up, but what did looks pretty good. Also, I’d seen Wooden Spoon post a picture of peach danishes the day before and HAD to have one, so I put in a pick up order for us and Joey grabbed it and I was in my happy place.

I’m pretty sure I spent the rest of the day buying decor for a table we have in our entryway 🤣 and Andi and I also took a nice nap before dinner. We made these grilled chicken sandwiches and even though they look really good and the flavor was spot on, I put an heirloom tomato on there and it was SOGGY CITY. I only complained the entire time I ate it 😋

At 8, we met my sister and Wayne at the drive in for a Beauty and the Beast/Iron Man double feature! I have a love-hate relationship with this drive in because on the one hand, it’s fun to go watch a movie in your car on a summer night but on the other hand, I could not make out any of the dark scenes and at one point, it REEKED of trash. Oh well, we’re still going again in a couple of weeks. I hadn’t seen my sis since the 4th of July so it was nice to yell to each other from our cars parked with an empty space between 😋

It was Joey’s turn to sleep in on Sunday (it was like 1 AM by the time we got home from the drive in!), so I got up and made us pancakes then had to go wake both him and Andi up. Later on, I gave that pup a bath, read, ordered groceries and did some prenatal yoga. We made dinner salads (again but different), then walked Andi and watched the second half of Iron Man because we actually left early the night before and I don’t know if I’ve really watched that movie since it came out in 2008. Let me tell you, it holds up!

What did you do this weekend?