Second Trimester of Pregnancy: What to Expect

The Second Trimester is the best trimester of all!

Second Trimester of Pregnancy- What to Expect

Congratulations you made it through the first 13 weeks of hell. Now the fun really starts happening. Though you will still feel like your ‘pregnant” this trimester is not all geared towards throwing up and your head stuck over the toilet seat. Here are a few things to expect during the second trimester.

There are a few things that will SUCK during the second trimester like:

  • Leg Cramps
  • Heartburn
  • Stretch Marks
  • Peeing Frequently
  • Mood Swings
  • Swelling
  • Varicose Veins

So many things happen during this trimester. That sweet baby is also growing ears, eyes, capillaries for blood flow, fingerprints, and will start to suck and yawn, which is the cutest thing if you catch it during your ultrasound. This will also be the time where you will feel your sweet baby kick for the first time. It will start out as sweet little flutters and then qucikly turn into a soccer game with your bladder. All in all it’s pretty damn amazing!

A few awesome things about this trimester

  1. Your morning sickness should be gone (for most women). This is a praise Jesus kind of moment. One day you’ll wake up and not have to rush to the bathroom to throw up. It truly is a miracle.
  2. Your energy should be back. Your body won’t be using as much energy to create life as it does during the first trimester. You should get a nice little recharge and it will feel amazing. You’ll be able to take on the world because you would have basically just gone through death itself which is the first trimester.
  3. Pregnancy Brain. Most people would think this isn’t a good thing but in all honesty to me it’s freaking awesome. Anytime I forget something (or just don’t want to go / do it) I blame it on my “pregnancy brain” No one is going to argue with that. It’s a fail proof thing!
  4. The Pregnancy Glow. This typically happens during the second trimester. You will get wonderful compliments on how your “Glowing”. You will look like a goddess so soak it up because no face creams or contouring will give you that gorgeous natural effect.
  5. Sex sex and more sex. This will be the trimester that your baby daddy will love. Some expectant moms experience a stronger sex drive due to the extra blood flowing through their bodies. Take every chance you get because once the third trimester comes you will not be feeling this way. TRUST ME!

The second trimester is my favorite one by far. Be sure to document it with photos and a journal every chance you get. This is the trimester of feeling alive and great. Have fun and enjoy that sweet baby growing inside of you!

xoxo,

Chels

 

Second Trimester of Pregnancy- What to Expect

Pregnancy First Trimester: What to expect

The first trimester of pregnancy is horrible. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful thing and I am so thankful I have my wonderful children, but making them (not the bedroom part wink, wink) isn’t the most fun. For all 6 of my pregnancies, I literally had my head stuck in the toilet for the first few months and it continued throughout certain pregnancies. IT BLOWS and I am not even joking about that.

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For most women, this is the hardest trimester of pregnancy. It isn’t pretty. You feel bloated, nauseated and not to mention the “glowing” look that everyone talks about doesn’t happen right away. I could play connect the dots on my forehead from zits because my hormones were out of control! Oh, AND  I am a disaster with all the crying, yelling, laughing, screaming and much more. Just know that this phase doesn’t last forever I promise.

Here are a few things to expect during your first trimester.

  1. Fatigue – Making a baby is exhausting. You’re going to want to sleep all the time and that is totally fine! Things you normally do might leave you feeling exhausted. It’s rough, but the good thing is you can sleep all day and no one will judge you! If you have other children I’m sorry to say…………….you’re screwed!
  2. Nausea – The severity will vary. Some women will get it and some (lucky women) won’t but most likely you’re going to have it and it will SUCK ASS!!!!!!. While your head is stuck in the toilet just remember, it won’t last long… (hopefully)
  3. Strong smells– If you haven’t taken out the trash in a long time you will smell it and it might make you vomit. If you have school kids, like me, you may want to frequently wash their shoes because the stinky feet smell will be so strong it will make you gag and throw up. Trust me. It happened to me EVERY SINGLE DAY! (ps. school kids are smelly I advise you to give them frequent showers while you’re pregnant because those smells are horrifying)
  4. Your Boobs Hurt Like Hell– Watch out when walking because one hit to the boob will send some not so pretty words flying out of your mouth. Also when you’re getting frisky with your baby daddy make sure he is gentle. Nothing kills the moment like screaming in pain due to your pregnancy boobs aching. Side note: THEY GET BIGGER enjoy them while they last.
  5. Your Cravings are out of control– I am pretty sure I have asked my husband to go to Dairy Queen at least 3 times a week for me. OR I have also craved egg sandwiches, sour cream and Alka Seltzer.. ( that last one isn’t my proudest moment)

Be sure to check out First Trimester Must-Haves

Don’t get me wrong. I think all of these symptoms are terrible but it is well worth it. At the end of this shit show (pregnancy), you’ll have a sweet loving little baby who will change your life forever, in a good way.

 

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Like I said before, this trimester doesn’t last forever. It will be a distant memory soon. Use all the help you can get. If you have other children, have them go play at a friends house. You’ll need all the rest you can get.

 

xoxo,

Chels

Pregnancy: First Trimester Must-Haves

Do you read articles where everyone tells you pregnancy is a miracle? Or how beautiful and glorious it is? Well, all that is true but they never tell you how bad it SUCKS at the same time! Some women have no issues during pregnancy but if you’re like me, then your pregnancy is terribly filled with heartburn, back pain, and nausea. Not to mention that everytime I cough or sneeze I pee my pants! True story. Forget the mommy make-over, just buy me a new bladder!

I’m not joking, although my skin is glowing and my hair is shiny, my boobs are hurting like crazy and my hips are from here to Kentucky! DONOT even get me started on my moodiness and uncontrollable crying during this time. I absolutely restrict lifetime movies during pregnancy because once I start crying, I will not stop.

Although I am sure you are excited for the growing bean in your belly to mature into a delicious baby. It isn’t easy making a baby but I promise it is worth it!

Pregnancy trimester must haves

A few of my Must-Have items to survive the Frist Trimester of pregnancy

Total Body Pillow – This is absolutely a must have for me. During the first trimester, my back is achy. I use this pillow to support my back. Once my pregnant belly grows I will switch it and use it to support my belly.

Netflix – You will be exhausted. By exhausted I mean DEAD! Sleep as much as you can. Watch Netflix, read a book or do whatever in your power to stay relaxed. If you have other children Netflix is a great babysitter! (joke)

Tums – For the sake of your sanity, carry this shit in your purse at all times. Heartburn is a crappy sneaky thing. It just sneaks up on you out of nowhere. I carry these in my car and eat them like candy. It helps that they are actually really good!

Sports Bra – My boobs always kill me with every pregnancy. They are preparing to make some delicious milk for your sweet baby. If you don’t feel like a huge cow now, just wait until you breastfeed. I love this Sports Bra. It is amazing and great support. I will only wear sports bras during pregnancy. My boobs are huge and I would rather be comfortable than not comfortable. I mean come on, we are making a freaking brain right now!

Extra Strength Tylenol –  I get terrible headaches and migraines even more so during pregnancy. Since I can’t take anything other than Tylenol, I stock up on the extra strength. It is always great to have if your body is achy as well. Keep this by you at all times.

Belly Moisturizer – I love this stuff. My belly and back get super itchy so I lather this stuff all over me. It says it helps prevent stretch marks. I didn’t find out about this until my 5th pregnancy. I know, so sad.

Jolly Rancher Suckers – I keep suckers on hand or any kind of candy. Sometimes you get a bitter taste in your mouth and it will cause you to be nauseous. Once you start feeling or tasting that, pop some candy into your mouth. Jolly Rancher suckers do the trick for me.

Prenatal Vitamins – These make me super sick so I take them at night. It does help that they are chewable and taste good going down. (not so much coming back up)

Yoga Pants – Ditch your button jeans because that shit isn’t worth it. I live in my yoga pants and I LOVE them. It’s between yoga pants or flowy dresses right now. Nothing else.

Crackers – When you start to feel sick try and eat something. Usually, I can’t wake up and eat a huge breakfast but I will snack on some crackers to ease my nauseated stomach. I have crackers in my car, purse, bedside table and where I might need them.

Hydrating Water Bottle – This water bottle has been helpful for me. It has the ounces and times you need to drink water. If you only take one thing away from this post, have it be to stay hydrated. Dehydration is not a joke and sucks ass. You may have to get an I.V. due to dehydration. So drink lots and lots of water!

This is a great time to start a pregnancy journal. It’s fun to go back and read it with your child. Take lots of photos to remember this wonderful yet exhausting experience. Good luck and check out my First Trimester What to Expect post.

Have any questions? Feel free to ask me in the comments. I will do my best to answer!

xoxo

Chels