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 😋

Life Right Now

Lovely readers, I am at a total loss for how to address you all right now. In my small personal bubble, things are happy and wonderful and I feel so so blessed. And then I go on Twitter or watch the news, and god, do I feel guilty and self-centered. I’m not sure how to balance the joy of my personal life with the utter sadness of the world outside of it. I am just trying to put one foot in front of the other right now and while there’s been lots of unpacking and blissful backyard dinners and gender announcement celebrations, there MUST also be time to listen to black voices, to educate myself, to literally put my money where my mouth is and donate, to admit that as a white person, I have a huge role to play in all of this. I hope you are making time to do the same.

And with that, I will leave you with some shots of life lately, including Andi’s napping spots in the new house, all the beautiful flowers my mom and sister have given us, a halfway through pregnancy bumpdate, me actually leaving the house to go someplace besides the doctor’s office and BABY BOY!!!! Can you believe it?! Not going to lie, I was SO anxious to know baby was healthy and definitely breathed the biggest sigh of relief after that anatomy scan. We are so thrilled 💖