My second trimester has come and gone! And, I have entered my third…
Week 28 (Trimester 3)
The second trimester was great! I felt like I had tons of energy (compared to the first trimester) and I wasn’t nearly as tired. My workouts were fairly normal – I did a lot of swimming and running towards the begining and more swimming and walking towards the end. It was around week 21 when I had my last really good run…
The Turkey Trot!
I felt great during the run, but over the next few weeks my runs got more and more uncomfortable…so, I decided to ease more into walking. Why be uncomfortable when I can walk and swim and get a great workout that way instead?!
By week 23, I was getting bigger:
But, not more uncomfortable, which was great. I tried to keep my eating on the normal side…lots of whole foods – veggies, fruits, protein, etc. I had my appetite back (which was non-existent in the first trimester), so I actually enjoyed eating again.
The next few weeks, I noticed a huge change. It is incredible how much your body changes during pregnancy, especially in the late 2nd-early 3rd trimester (and I’m sure I haven’t even seen the most of it yet at week 29!)
We took our Childbirth Classes weeks 25-26, which made us feel much more prepared. I am not sure that you can ever be 100% prepared to go into labor, but at least we feel more comfortable about it. 🙂
By Christmas, I was starting to get a little uncomfortable while I came to the end of trimester 2!
I felt the baby moving throughout trimester 2, but the real kicks started at the begining on December. Since then, the baby has been moving like crazy! Throughout the day I feel kicking, and it even wakes me up at night.
I am both excited and nervous to see what Trimester 3 holds. I already feel a little more uncomfortable, and my sleeping is always interrupted (I guess I need to get used to it!!). I find that I can’t eat as much as once because I just don’t have room! Smaller meals/snacks throughout the day seems to work best for me at this point.
Nine months seems like an eternity when it starts, but now that we have less than 3 months to go…it feels like it flew!