Now I know it has been a while since I was pregnant, and especially since I was in the second trimester, but I really wanted to write down what I do remember so that I can look back on this later on.
I found the second trimester to be the easiest of the three trimesters, in terms of symptoms. I think this was mostly because my bump was not that big until towards the end of the second trimester, and all of the nausea and tiredness from the first trimester had gone. I was really fortunate to not suffer with any heartburn or SPD pain throughout the whole of my pregnancy so these weren’t an issue for me during this trimester. As I remember I struggled the most with dealing with a bump and working as a midwife during this trimester, as even though I wasn’t that big, getting into the necessary but really awkward positions to help other people have their babies was really tough and tiring.
Weight & Size
Harry was weighed just after my last update and he weighs 19lb 6oz and is still tracking in between the 50th and 75th centile for weight, which I’m really pleased with. He is now fitting in some of his 9-12 month clothes, for example most of his trousers are now this size, but he also still wears a lot of his 6-9 month clothes too. It’s so awkward when they are in between sizes but I can’t believe he fits in 9-12 month clothes already! Time is just flying by!
Harry is still being exclusively breastfed and is now having about 5 feeds a day but some of those are very quick and seem more like snacks for him rather than full feeds. He is still having 3 meals a day and is now moving on to more of a combination of purees and solid finger foods now that his bottom teeth have come through. He has been ill with a cold and throat infection over the last week and went really off his food which is very unlike him, but he seems to be enjoying food again now that he is starting to feel better. His favourites are still butternut squash, apples, pears and sweet potato, but he also normally likes peas, yoghurt, brocolli and toast. He has tried more meat as well, such as chicken and leek pie, which he enjoyed.
I have written about the first trimester in two other blog posts; one about finding out I was pregnant (which you can find here) and one about the symptoms I experienced (which you can find here). So I thought I would finish off writing about the first trimester now, even though it has now been a fair while since I was in the first trimester.
I ended up having three scans in the first trimester, although I only have pictures from two of them because one was a quick reassurance one. I absolutely loved the scans, although only as soon as I knew everything was ok. It is amazing seeing your little baby wriggling around!