Early on in the first trimester, without wanting to wish away the pregnancy too much, I was looking forward to entering the second trimester. Not only because it would reduce my risks of another miscarriage, but all the icky symptoms of the first trimester tend to go away, which is why you sometimes hear it called the “honeymoon phase” of pregnancy.
When I passed that 12 week mark, I was still waiting for the nausea and vomiting to go away, the need for daily naps to slow down, and the ability to function without feeling like I would fall asleep at any moment. This pregnancy is different for me than the last. There’s a lot more on my plate, being a full-time work at home plus 3 children who are much older now, and it requires a lot more energy. In the past, when I was tired, I had the kids’ nap time to look forward too and I could take things a bit easy since housework could always wait.
Once I entered the second trimester, I had high hopes that I could “supermom” my way through full-time work hours, three kids home from summer break, being pregnant in the heat and humidity, while still keeping up with dinners and house chores. I was counting on that second trimester energy boost and honeymoon phase and well, it still hasn’t come around.
I am heading into my 18th week of pregnancy and still waiting for many of the typical first trimester symptoms to go away. I can deal with the food aversions, nausea and vomiting, and even the need for daily naps. I was, however, really looking forward to that boost of energy I had in my past second trimesters. I had my hopes up for that again.
Maybe next week it will show up.
:: did you get a second trimester energy boost or still waiting like me? ::
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