I am officially 20 weeks pregnant!! I am halfway through, and honestly I have mixed emotions. I LOVE being pregnant – I love my bump, how my body is changing and adapting to grow our babe, feeling babe move around, and knowing this little bean started out as big as a chia seed is now as big as a banana.
But at the same time, I can’t WAIT to meet this cutie. We’ve dreamed about the day we’ll meet the baby and see what they grow up and become in this world!!
The first trimester was a lot harder on me than I expected it to be. It’s not like I thought it would be no biggie – just growing a human! But it was a LOT harder on my body than I ever thought. I didn’t feel like myself from weeks 6-13. I had no energy, I felt like crap, all I wanted to do was eat and sleep. And the weirdest part was I didn’t notice I was feeling so down until week 14 hit – then BAM – I woke up one morning and felt like myself again! I had energy and cleaned the entire house!!
The second trimester has continued to have a bunch of firsts (more positive firsts, yay!) – first time I noticed my bump, first baby wiggles, first baby kicks & punches (as I write this, babe is doing their gymnastics routine in me), and of course the day we found out what gender this little peanut is (it’s a secret until baby S is born)!!! I feel like myself again, my hunger has evened out, and this bump is impossible to hide (not like I’m trying).
I can’t wait to see what the next 20 weeks brings us, and we are so excited to finish this chapter of our lives and start the next one – welcoming our wonderful little human into this wild, wild world.
Stay tuned for my next mamahood post!!