Second Trimester – The ‘Easiest’ One?

Thank you for continuing to follow me on my pregnancy journey and for all of your support.

So you’ve often heard that the second trimester of the pregnancy is the easiest or most like pre-pregnancy. However, as we all know that no two pregnancies are the same.

I have to say that I was counting down the days that I would be entering the second trimester and thought things would change drastically and improve. Let’s just say that I had vomitting and nausea up until about 17 to 18 weeks. Then heartburn took it’s place and the constipation was back.

Also back with a vengeance was my appetite. I could finally stand to be in a kitchen and eat normal foods again.

The highlights of my second trimester were:

  • morning sickness/nausea and vomitting eventually subsided
  • gender/anatomy scans between 18-20 weeks
  • appetite and ability to eat again
  • more energy than first trimester
  • gender reveal party

The lows of my second trimester:

  • OGTT (Testing positive for Gestational Diabetes)
  • heartburn
  • feet starting to swell

Thankfully, all of the lows have improved with proper attention and care.

Although not necessarily easy, I am so blessed and grateful to be able to experience the aches and pains as well as the joys and magic of being pregnant. Every single day I thank God that he has blessed us and that our baby is continually growing and is healthy. It is amazing how fast pregnancy goes.

My next post I will talk about my gender reveal party…stay tuned!

What were your symptoms in the second trimester?

Stay strong and beautiful!

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Second Trimester – The ‘Easiest’ One?

  1. Indeed, reproduction is magic. I did yoga three times a week (there are great prenatal yoga videos on YouTube). Find what works for you and don’t beat yourself up if you can’t be super active. You’re working hard even when you’re lying on the couch.

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