My Pregnancy Story:
Articles about the second trimester of my pregnancy, late January through early May 2018.
(Or, go back to see all pregnancy articles.)
Over the first (trimester) hurdle
22 January 2018
I will be 13 weeks pregnant tomorrow. This is huge because it means, not only am I super officially out of my first trimester, but I am also at a point where I have been getting a lot of test results back.
A hodgepodge of updates
23 January 2018
For (hopefully) obvious privacy reasons, I originally kept all of my pregnancy posts private, especially while I was still trying to conceive and during my first trimester. In reality, very few people knew about any of this.
The girls are out
12 February 2018
I have to say that, so far, my second trimester has been quite pleasant. I finally feel less tired. (Read: I am no longer sleeping 12 hours a day.) I am definitely not nauseous. I may almost go as far as saying that I feel like my pre-pregnancy self. Almost.
Fun with names
12 February 2018
Since my pregnancy announcement, and especially since my “it’s a girl!” announcement, I have gotten a lot of name suggestions. This is despite the fact that I have already decided on the kiddo’s name.
Pregnancy is not for the weak
22 February 2018
I’m going to start out this post by saying everything is fine. I am fine. The kiddo is fine. Fine. (Spoiler alert?)
06 March 2018
I have heard about women “popping”, but I never thought it was a literal description of what happens. I always figured that the process of showing would be pretty gradual, like a sine wave.
12 March 2018
I have finally started working on my baby registry. I have been feeling quite a bit of angst about this whole registry-making process for a number of reasons:
21 March 2018
She kicked me!
Lost: One belly button
08 April 2018
Lost: One small “innie” belly button. Round and relatively symmetrical. Last seen in the center of my belly, perhaps a week ago. Just looked down today and suddenly it was gone.
From zero to viable in 24 weeks
12 April 2018
I just had my 24-week appointment today. All is still well! The kiddo has a heartbeat that is high enough. I have blood pressure that is low enough. I am up 9 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. At least it’s not 40? (Yet!)
Eating like a hobbit
02 May 2018
It has occurred to me over the last several weeks (months) that a hobbit’s eating schedule is also the perfect eating schedule for a pregnant woman - or at least this pregnant woman. Allow me to demonstrate.
A typical conversation at work
07 May 2018
Now that I am quite obviously pregnant, I find that I have more conversations with colleagues that center around my growing belly. This is a conversation that I have with someone at least once per day: