Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Second Trimester: Weeks 19 - 23

I am currently in week 25 of my pregnancy and I just couldn't feel more love and joy about our journey so far. I have been keeping notes of my pregnancy each week. Today I'd like to share with you my notes from weeks 19 through 23.

Week 22

Week 19:
Feeling good for the most part! A little bit of aches and pains. I have experienced the joy of the baby bouncing on my bladder as I walk. Now I understand the wobble pregnant ladies can sometimes have in their walk! I am loving the feeling of my baby kick (this week, she was kicking mostly after I would eat a bowl of chili for lunch!)

Week 22

Week 20:
What an exciting, heart-filling week! We had our gender revealing ultrasound this week. During the sonogram, we had the ultrasound tech write the gender down on a piece of paper. We waited to open the paper until after the appointment, that way we could find out when it was just my husband and I together. We opened the paper before we went out to dinner at the Texas Roadhouse. We had a lot to talk about during dinner! It was the happiest dinner I've ever had in my life. We were both so excited, happy and humbled.

Week 22 (ready for our diaper party!)

Week 21:
I am convinced that my baby girl is a genius. She is so smart! She knows that if she kicks my bladder enough, I'll empty it and give her more room. Once I empty my bladder, she's at rest again. I am already noticing a little personality just from her movements!

Week 22

Week 22:
This week, I finally feel like my baby bump has popped out a little! The the baby seems to be most active when I lay down for bed at night. Each night, my husband will rest his hand on my belly as we lay there, that way he can feel her move around. He says that it feels really light, but I can feel it distinctively inside. Sometimes it feels like a bowling ball on my bladder when I walk. I am feeling a lot more movement this week, and I'm loving it!

Week 23

Week 23:
We had another sonogram this week! She is 100% definitely a girl. We got to see it for ourselves this time! She was really active during this sonogram, as usual. The ultrasound techs always comment on how busy she is in there. She still has some room to wiggle and flip around. My husband called her his little jitter bug. We watched her flap her hands and her jaw. My husband said it looked like she was trying to blow bubbles! Toward the end of this week, I started to get really sick. I had to go to the ER and was diagnosed with acute bronchitis.

Thankfully, I'm feeling all better now. I'll post another update again before my third trimester begins!

1 comment:

  1. I'm all too excited for the new addition in your family. The joys of an expectant mother. I hope you all the best when the baby will come out!!