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From 14 Weeks to 27: A 2nd Trimester Farewell

By EmilyBMalone |

So long second trimester!

I can’t believe that this week is the last week of my second trimester.  Everyone told me that this middle part of the journey would be the “honeymoon period” where I suddenly felt fabulous and had all of my energy back overnight.  It didn’t come quite that quickly for me, and although I didn’t really start to feel better until around week 18, this second trimester has still been a true gift.

Thinking about how I looked and felt when my second trimester started, it’s almost unrecognizable from the pregnancy I am experiencing today.  I started out sick and uncomfortable, not really ready to embrace my new body, and very unsure of what was still to come.  Here I am at 27 weeks, totally in love with my belly and my curves, and excitedly counting DOWN now instead of up!

Now that it’s time to say goodbye to the second trimester, I thought it would be fun to take a look back from weeks 14 to 27.  It’s funny to see what I was thinking each week, and how much has changed since the beginning!  Not to mention how much my bump has grown (and my hair color has faded!)…

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Farewell to the 2nd Trimester: A Photo Collage

Week 14

"I wouldn’t say my appetite is back, but it’s definitely increasing. I found myself picking out foods this week that I haven’t eaten in months! Just this afternoon I got lunch at Whole Foods and even ate a hearty portion of Greek SALAD – can you believe it?? I am still on a big pasta kick, and eat mostly cereal for breakfasts and snacks, but sloooowly but surely the veggies are creeping back in."

I can only imagine what I’ll be saying in 13 more weeks!

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Emily Malone shares her adventures in cooking and parenting on her personal blog, Daily Garnish. Read bio and latest posts → Read Emily's latest posts →

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8 thoughts on “From 14 Weeks to 27: A 2nd Trimester Farewell

  1. Stacia says:

    You look positively gorgeous. Lovely bump!!

    I’m 35 weeks, and trust me- the next month will progressively and negatively impact your sleep. My baby has decided to settle further down (not quite “dropped” but soon!) and that makes movement and sleep doubly difficult- as does the baby gaining all these pounds now until delivery- the uterine muscles are soooo stretched!! It’s so neat you’re able to keep active, I hear delivery will be easier and recovery too for healthy active Momma’s. I have a pelvic condition worsened by walking, soo…as much as I can I am!

    Again, you look lovely and radiant!! Congrats!!

  2. laura says:

    emily, you look gorgeous! i’m a faithful blog reader and have enjoyed reading your posts over here as well. :)

    and maybe i’m crazy, but it seems like your hair has grown a lot as well?!? a perk i guess? :)

  3. Laura @ ASwissAmericanLife says:

    You look great! I followed you ever here from Daily Garnish and love that I get to read posts from you on two different sites!
    Anyway – 2 questions. 1) Were you working out during your first trimester? Or too sick/tired.
    2) Where did you get the aqua/teal colored t-shirt that you have on in Week 26. I love it! Very flattering for a pregnant belly. :)

  4. EmilyBMalone says:

    Hi Laura! I didn’t workout much during the first trimester because I felt TERRIBLE. The teal shirt from week 26 is from Target – Liz Lange Maternity! It’s one of my favorites. :)

  5. EmilyBMalone says:

    And YES!! My hair has a grown so much!

  6. Leslie says:

    Love looking at the pictures, you look great. I just asked my doctor today and he said no lifting weights, did yours say it was ok? I would love to start lifting again once I get out of the first trimester where all I can do is sleep.

  7. Tracy says:

    Emily you are the cutest pregnant lady ever! I thoroughly enjoyed your photo timeline!!!!

  8. Rachel says:

    Your photo journal makes me feel so much better! I’m 15 weeks and still feeling nausea with occasional throwing up. I’m sorry you had to go through the “morning” sickness for so long but its very reassuring for me to know that it finally went away for you around 19 weeks. Thank you for sharing your story!

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