**Caution – lots of belly pics & pregnancy talk below this photo! No, I’m not always going to write this disclaimer, but I did today, so there ya go.**
So I’ve been slacking on weekly pregnancy updates, but I just don’t find that I have as much to write about this time around. I think having Stella to focus on keeps me so much busier and more distracted.
I’m officially in the 2nd trimester now, and that feels SOOO good. I’m still getting sick (puking in the evenings/nights for the most part), so that’s kind of a bummer, but other than that I’ve had no real symptoms. No breast tenderness or growth or anything, dammit! I’ve been able to eat again though the past few weeks, so I’ve put back on a few pounds that I lost from weeks 6-10, and I am back up to my pre-pregnancy weight (161#). With Stella I was up 6# at this point — but then still weighed the same at 21 weeks, so I’m curious to see what happens this time around.
My weight may be 6# less right now, but my belly is definitely much bigger this time around. I’m easily looking like I did at 18-19 weeks last time. Eek! My belly definitely started in a softer/rounder shape this time, but overall it’s just looking pregnant a lot faster this time in my clothing. The pics below don’t really do it justice I don’t think.
Also, we are now officially telling people in the community that I’m pregnant. After the ultrasound at 10w2d and then with the ever growing belly, it just felt like it was time. I did a small post on my Facebook yesterday (at exactly 13w) and had a minor heart attack about it, but I think it struck a good balance between being discreet and yet joyous. Here’s the post I linked to.
So there you go – a bit of a boring update, but for posterity I figured I should get something thrown up on here! The Second Trimester already… phew!
(ps, I’ve finally linked my new belly photo project to the “Photo Series” drop down menu above for those of you who are interested in watching my midsection grow. I’ve always had a strange addiction to looking through belly photo series myself. I love it! The human body is an amazing thing.)