Second Trimester Recap

Wow, second trimester is all done! Where did the time go?

It’s taken me a while to put this together – as I’m now almost 30 weeks.

Here you go!

Weeks 14 – 27 Recap: (June – Sept)

Photo Updates: – end of the post.

Age of baby #1: 2 years old.

Lilly seems to think she has a baby in her belly.

She talks to the baby in my belly, kisses it and rubs cream on it 🙂

Maternity clothing: Oh yes and loving it. I seem to be doing really well at finding clothing at second-hand shops (normally a skill I am not good at).

Belly button: Still an inny.

Weight gain: gained a lot of weight this trimester. In one month alone, I gained 11 pounds…the exact month I gained 11 pounds with Lilly – weird, eh! Even though I gained most of my weight during this trimester, I ‘m still at a healthy weight for this pregnancy. It sure is challenging when you gain all your weight in one spot verses over your whole body.

People seem to comment on “how big you are” and I’ve come to realise that these negative comments aren’t meant to hurt you – but really, they do. I don’t enjoy when someone say’s “you’re getting big, are you sure your not having twins”. No shit I’m getting big – I have baby #2 in my belly, my belly is supposed to grow.  (Sorry for the negativity but it’s my reality this past trimester).

Sleep: what’s that?

July – August was terrible for sleep. I had numerous nights that I was awake for hours (4-5) just unable to sleep. The heat/humidity really bothered me this summer which made for most of my sleepless nights. Which then made for a challenging day at work the following day.

Early September – with the temperature dropping, I seem to be sleeping better but still up a few times a night. I’ve mastered the skill of walking to our little on-suite bathroom in the dark – only stepped on our dog Maclean a few times.  Poor girl.

Energy level:

June & July – still completely exhausted at the end of the day.

August – starting getting better. Late August was great as the temperature dropped and I could get outside for a good 30 minute power walk.

Work: Full time 8:30 – 4:30 (random extra hours traveling or weekend event). At 27 weeks, I was put down to working 4 days a week (work 2 days, day off, work 2 days, weekend).

Best moment during second trimester: My husband and I seeing our baby during our ultrasound. The baby had the hiccups….awwww.

Funny moment: Around 25/26 weeks I was at my doctor’s office waiting for my appointment and the baby decided to start a boxing match against itself. So, I watched and watched as my belly rolled, poked and rumbled from the inside. After a solid 5-6 minutes of watching this I looked up to see an older gentleman sitting across and over a few chairs watching too. He was laughing pretty hard at the site of my belly moving and said that I have quite the active baby.

Food cravings:

Ice cold water

Cold watermelon, red grapes, oranges

Home made reuben sandwich

Cold chocolate (Jr. Mints, Snickers, Oreo’s)

Food aversions: I learned I don’t like Hellman’s mayonnaise anymore – might just be a pregnancy thing but the thought of using it makes me ill.

Movement: This baby is just as active if not more active than Lilly. It’s crazy! Mid morning, afternoon and right before bed are its prime times. My husband felt the baby around 19 weeks pregnant and our daughter felt it around 24 weeks pregnant. She laughed and thought it was really “funny”.

Gender: Not finding out. No ideas of what it could be.

Any guesses?


~At 16 weeks pregnant, I started to get pelvic ligament pain after running. Boo 😦

~Nausea all morning, afternoon and evening up until 20-23 weeks pregnant – on Diclectin.

~Around 23/24 weeks, I started to get pelvic ligament pain all the time (rolling over in bed is the worst, lifting my leg up stairs or moving an object on the floor hurt too)

~A little heart burn/indigestion at times (love Tums)

~Eczema around my eyes (not something I normally have) and it makes me look like I am sick.


~Running until 18 weeks

~July and August I worked out in our basement when I could manage in between the bouts of nausea

~Mid to late August I was able to get outside more and power walk for 30 minutes 3-4 days a week at night.

Fit MOM DVD workout once a week (lots of squats and arms)

June 2012 – start of second trimester – post workout (not pretty).

July 2012 – second trimester.

August 2012 – towards end of second trimester.

What has your second trimester been like?

Anything like the first?

First Trimester Recap

Third Trimester will be done every 2 weeks. With Lilly I only made it to 36 weeks, 2 days – so we’ll wait and see how many updates you’ll get!

Looks like I need to do a 30 week update sometime this week!

Cheers, Anna.

4 thoughts on “Second Trimester Recap

    • Thanks Lina. We waited find our with our Lilly and were really happy in the end! Actually, the Dr. let my husband tell me what it was instead of her telling us. He hesitated for a minute because he wanted to be 100% sure it got it right! 🙂

  1. You look gorgeous! Thankyou so much for your kind and understanding words about the weight gain. Geez. I am sooooooo tired of it. I’m on my 3r baby, it sno wonder I pop right out but even if I wasn’t, what do they care. Just leave me alone. Sheesh!!! Thank you:) you look small to me actually!!!! And I k ow you eat so healthy!!!!

    • I completely understand.
      I usually eat pretty good (80%) however, I just finished a chocolate pudding, making warm hot choc. milk at the moment and have had a snickers bard today (plus some healthy food too). Today, I can’t get enough chocolate in me for some reason! lol

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