I am hitting my 33 week today and wanted to share my second trimester with you. I have also done this with my first trimester and if you are interested you can read it here. I am so excited that in a few weeks I am going to meet this sweet little girl and she is going to be all ours. My doctor´s appointments are now every two weeks which gets me so excited but also a little anxious about the birth. I have prepared a lot. The nursery is almost ready, just neet to hang some things and I have washed all the baby clothing and bedding and I also started on packing my hospital bag and the bag for the baby so I am really prepared over here which is great cause it takes a lot of my stress away.
So how have I been so far:
I have been feeling alright in terms of physical symptoms but I had some weeks inbetween were I was super nervous about the baby coming too early. I really don´t know why but I guess maybe it was one of the complications which would be super bad. Other than that I just can explain it with crazy pregnancy hormones.
What I am looking forward to every day is to feel the baby kick. It is such an incredible feeling.
Most of my aversions have gone but the paper towels and burnt meat is still going strong. Other than that I am feeling fine.
This is really new to me cause I didn´t really have any cravings so far but for some reason I am craving sweets since a few weeks now which isn´t me at all. I haven´t eaten chocolate or chocolate bars in a long time and I usually don´t care for them but now I want them really bad. Of course I can not eat them like I want because of my gestational diabetes so I am having some cream cheese with jam and I have also found a protein chocolate cream which isn´t that bad. Another strange thing I have eaten every other day the last few weeks is tuna salad. Why? I have no clue.
My pregnancy symptoms
A bunch of my first trimester systems have gone but there are also some new ones here. I do have a lot of heartburn now and it gets worse when I lay down at night. Also I can add backpain to my list. I didn´t think the bump is to heavy to carry around but I am probably wrong cause after some hours on my feet my lower back and my rips start to hurt really bad. I still have my gestational diabetes which will last to the very end which means I have to inject insulin twice a day into my thigh. I have gotten used to it but it still isn´t great.
Another thing I have been noticing is that my feet got wider. Some of my shoes are really tight now which makes me a little sad but hey soon I am going to have a baby so why not.
I also have been a lot more hungry than I was before since the nausea has faded and the baby has a lot of growth spurts but this leeds to my next problem. I have been constipated a lot lately which is really bothering me as it makes me feel a lot more uncomfortable. Also baby has grown so fast she is up in my ribs a lot which hurts really bad in the evenings. Hopefully she will slide down a little soon.
What I am looking forward to in my third trimester
First and foremost meeting our baby and adjusting to our new normal. And although I like being pregnant my belly is getting bigger by the day and sometimes it really is in my way but I also think it will be really strange when it is gone.
I am sharing my last gift guide with you over here on my little blog today and it has been a near and dear one to my heart.
What to gift the expecting mom? The obvious would be something for the baby but that isn´t really what we want as there are a whole lot more opportunities than Christmas for that. If you know a thing that really helps a mom-to be to get through pregnancy by making it easier or more comfortable go for it, but only if you can really recommend it.
Expecting mom´s want to feel beautiful which isn´t always easy during pregnancy as it comes with a bunch of insecurities and bad days so gift presents that don´t add to that. It could be a pretty necklace with the baby´s name on it or a gorgeous shopper bag that could double as a diaper bag. It is not to hard to think of things. Also sets for pampering herself would make a great Christmas present.
I have started my 23rd week yesterday which means I am officially halfway through my pregnancy and I thought I share a little halway through update with you. I can´t believe it we have more than halftime now and gonna meet this little baby sooner than later.
The nursery is in full planning and I have gotten in a lot of baby products the last weeks. We also went baby clothes shopping since we do know that this little peanut is going to be a girl.
Another great milestone has been that I have felt the first kicks at the end of my 20th week. Now I am looking forward to it every evening. The baby mostly moves recognizable in the evenings after massaging my belly with oil. This makes it a bit more real than it already is.
My belly has grown pretty big so this probably will be one big baby. I had my last ultrasound appointment on Monday and it was also Florian´s first time seeing the baby live and moving around. It went great and and she moved a lot but covered her cute face with her hands most of the time.
I also had my big 20 week organ ultrasound on Tuesday and everything looks really good. You could also see all the bone and count the little finger.
My gestational diabetes has become a lot better too. I haven´t had to further adjust the amount of insulin I have to take. I am still restricted with a bunch of things to eat but at least I know what I do it for.
The only maternity pieces I have gotten so far are a pair of jeans and a pair of black tights. For all my other things I have just sized up one or two sizes.
Also my navel is still inside but Florian is checking everyday cause he thinks it´s going to pop very soon. I do not think it is. We´ll see.
the weekend is right ahead of us and I am sharing a post that is near and dear to my heart. Our gender reveal !!!! We found out about the gender at 16 weeks pregnant and it has been confirmed twice after that to make sure it is going be the right gender. And also I wanted to start buying stuff in the right color.
So with no further ado our baby is going to be a ….
It is going to be a girl. We are over the moon happy and excited and I can not wait to dress her in all the beautiful and girly outfits I got. Now I can finally order the finishing touches of the nursery like ordering name signs and get a bunch of personalized stuff for her.
Most of the guesses were girl but I had a feeling it wouldn´t be so I would say moms aren´t always right, or at least not first time moms.
I am going to post my 20 week update next week with some more information of my journey and how I am at the moment. I have entered my 23rd week today and so far I love being pregnant and also I can still find cute looks to wear.
So that´s it for today. I am posting another gift guide tomorrow so make sure to check back if you are still in need of some presents.