Wednesday, August 19, 2009

love affair

Dear Second Trimester,

Oh, how I love you (so far.) Let me count the ways….

1. No more morning sickness!
2. I can now eat (most) foods without gagging!
3. I have energy back! (Ok, so it’s pre-pregnancy lazy day energy, but it’s SOOOO much more than I had before!)
4. I’m starting to look very cute in fitted maternity shirts.
5. I can finally say that I’m pregnant and not feel like people are going to think I’m lying.
6. I can find out if he/she is a he or a she in a matter of weeks!
7. When I have cravings now, The Hubs takes it more seriously ;)

Ok, so 7 ways sounds kind of lame, but seriously? Those 7 things are HUGE!!!! Second Trimester, you are my new best friend! Please don’t turn your back on me and trick me into thinking things are great when you’re just going to make me all sick and tired and weak again. I just don’t think I can stand it.

Love always, (or unless you turn your back on me)
Jill

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Dear Family,

I am NOT having twins. I know I started to show very early, but I am 100% sure that there is only one baby in my uterus. Between my low-ish hcg levels in the very beginning, the 6 ultrasounds I have had, and the single heartbeat I have heard, I’m pretty sure the RE would have caught it by now. Give it up.

Thankyouverymuch.

I love you anyway,
Jill

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The state of things:

The NT Scan came back looking fantastic. RE released me on Monday. I have a regular OB appt next Monday, and I’m touring the L&D department of the hospital 5 minutes from my house the following Monday.

I have fallen in love with Maternity pants. The full belly panel kind from Motherhood Maternity. They are the MOST comfortable things I have ever worn in my life. I may never stop wearing them. Also? I got a cute polo shirt from a friend, and my baby bump looks pretty fab in it, if I do say so myself.

So far, this second trimester thing is pretty great. (And now I’m knocking on everything around me that is wood or made from wood.)

7 comments:

Megs said...

I am jealous of the fact that you are able to wear maternity pants. :) As crazy as that may sound! I have started wearing some tops because my regular ones are getting tight, but am still in my regular pants.

I am going shopping this weekend for a few more things just to prepare because I have a feeling here shortly I will be growing like a weed!

By the way...second trimester is heaven so far. I still have the tiredness, but no more sickness!! Whoo hoo!!

jill said...

Wonderful to hear that things are getting better for you. I can't believe you are in your second trimester already!

Beautiful Mess said...

*knocks on wood for you*
I hope your second and third trimesters are AMAZING for you!
*HUGS*

Michelle said...

It is so great to hear that you are in the 2nd trimester and feeling better. It is very exciting that soon you will find out if its a boy or girl. YAY!

Passionista said...

I'm so glad to hear this is better then the first trimester!

Alissa said...

So happy to hear you are feeling well! Enjoy! :-)

Good Egg Hunting said...

You are so funny -- and I can totally relate to everything you've said! The Rabbi at my friend's wedding yesterday came up to me and asked if I was close to delivering. I told her, actually, I'm not due until January, and her eyes popped out of her head. She said she would've thought I was 6 or 7 months! And the president where I work mentioned to me in passing the other day that a friend of hers thought she was having one and then two came out! It's like, what do you say when people tell you you're so big?? It's not like you have any control over it.... Anyway I'm glad you're feeling better in the second tri and enjoying the wonder of maternity clothes. I LOVE maternity pants too...it's like wearing sweat pants every day!