Hello week 30, almost week 31! The second trimester or “honeymoon” of pregnancy as they say... was indeed just that up until the very end. I am so thankful to have experienced a much more enjoyable second trimester than the first.
I can say though that I had a lot of anxiety between weeks 13-18 because honestly I didn’t feel pregnancy symptoms and I wasn’t feeling the baby move yet (anterior placenta, first pregnancy)... I would describe the first sensations of movement as if I had a goldfish flopping around inside of me. She most definitely is one active baby now though! Every morning and evening, I swear she trains for a marathon. In fact, during our 24 week appointment, the moment the midwife placed the doppler on her, she kicked it. She’s fiesty already!
Around week 18 I did start to experience moderate tailbone/back discomfort that kept me from sleeping well. I suffered from trochanteric bursitis in my right hip pre-pregnancy and pregnancy definitely made the condition worse intermittently. There wasn’t much I could do except avoid the movements that flare it up, primarily squatting which I was doing a good bit of while working on projects.
Difficulty sleeping would have been my #1 complaint. I’ve had pretty severe pregnancy sinus congestion from the get go and mix that with body pains, it’s been difficult to get comfortable at night. I’ve reached a point as well where my body/brain doesn’t allow me to take naps during the day, no matter how little sleep I got the night before. The struggle is real.
Overall, my second trimester was pretty uneventful and for that I am so thankful. We did switch providers after week 20, which I’ll link that post here. It was a difficult time for me, but I know it was for the best. We opted to do a 3d ultrasound just before 28 weeks and it was so much fun! I have never seen my husband so excited. I knew doing the ultrasound would make this pregnancy more “real” for him since he doesn’t get to endure the lovely physical body changes... I also passed my one hour glucose test, which I’m so glad about! I might be a little biased, but she’s definitely the prettiest baby I’ve ever seen!