Hello, Second Trimester! Apparently, there is much debate about the second trimester starting at 13 or 14 weeks. I’ve been told I was wrong for saying it starts at week 13 and others have told me I am in the right. It truly depends on your doctor and with that said, my doctor has stated that it starts at week 13 so those of you that disagree can take it up with him.
Which brings me to my next point … I never realized that once you got pregnant how much you would have to defend yourself and your decisions (or even your Doctor’s decisions) against other Mothers. I’m not one to shy away from asking for help especially when it comes to something I don’t know much about … but in the same breath, I also try to make sure I do a ton of research and educate myself so I’m not a complete bone-head on the subject. I knew unsolicited pregnancy advice was going to happen … I just wasn’t prepared for how hard some mothers come at you with their opinion. I like to think I’m a pretty smart girl and that I will be able to survive this pregnancy with my collected knowledge and instinctual decisions. After all, I am going to be a Mother just like you are!
Now that’s off my chest, lets get a little happier up in here! 13 weeks seems so early, yet so far in pregnancy … especially everything I’ve been through up to this point. Morning sickness is FINALLY taking a hike … I never thought I’d see the day! I keep adding things to my “Can Eat” list which is awesome … there for a while it was a list of 5 things and half those things were candy. Sleep is actually a part of my vocabulary again … hopefully it decides to stick around for a little while. Lastly, I’m finally able to start being more active and able to get moving … instead of just moving from the couch to the toilet. Being a sickly couch potato is for the birds! Speaking of being active, this week the hubby and I started purging the house to make room for baby. Clothes, shoes, odds, and ends … you name it, it left this house! It’s a surreal feeling purging your home to make room for a crib, rocker, and all things baby! Now if we could just find out if we are buying Pink or Blue accents, that would be great! The suspense of not knowing is driving me absolutely insane! Patient is not my middle name so this wait has been pure torture. I’m most definitely looking forward to talking to the Doctor this week about scheduling our Gender Appointment.
Here’s this weeks happenings! I’ve added a few questions and if you have any questions you’d like to see in here or you feel would be a good addition please share!
Looking forward to updating you all next week on what the Doc has to say!