So my fatigue hasn't gone away completely but the nausea/feeling reaaaaaly gross after eating is kaput- *sigh of relief!!* Also on the plus side, even though I find myself needing to lay down sometimes, I don't nap everyday like I used to. I'm still waiting for that burst of energy people often say they have during the 2nd tri.
Apart from the fatigue and nausea wearing off, some other problems have arisen during the second trimester such as
- lack in concentration- I find myself often not being able to concentrate or being able to follow a long conversation without my mind wandering. I hate this because I have enough trouble as it is keeping focused when I wasn't pregnant, and now it's 10x worse! I guess this is what they meant by "pregnancy brain"
- itchy skin- *TMI*My skin is sort of breaking out in random patches and becoming pretty itchy. I've heard this is due to the skin stretching out and making room for the baby. I guess if it's for the baby's sake, I can handle it.
- my mood- Instead of being incredibly emotional and sappy as I assumed I would be, I'm more angry and hostile than happy. Not that I go around with a scowl on my face, but it has been harder to to be positive. This might also be due to the lack of sun, lack of socializing, and the cold, dark winter days.
- headaches- I've been getting daily headaches and I've been trying not to take anything for them. It's usually towards the end of my day so I tend to tough it out til I can get a full nights rest. I thought headaches came in the first trimester, but as they say, all women are different.
Some weekend eats:
|I swear I helped put up the ornaments before laying down!|
|our ornament to the left.|
Time to pound the pavement and study for my last week of school before break and then I have a midwife appointment this afternoon!