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I Am Finally Starting to Feel Human Again in the Second Trimester

Second TrimesterThe second trimester of pregnancy is said to be the honeymoon phase. Where we leave behind many of the symptoms of early pregnancy and yet are not yet big enough to feel many of the aches and pains of being in the third trimester. I am well into my second trimester and for 6 weeks I have been waiting for that burst of happy that we hear happens, but I think it may finally be on the way.

I have mentioned before that I was patiently waiting for that second trimester honeymoon phase and wondering where it went. I was hoping to start to sleep better, but not need to sleep so often and not get so worn out by simple tasks. The heat and humidity last week certainly didn’t help for my plea of energy, but this week I have a feeling it’s on the way.

I still feel like all I want to do is sleep, but at the same time I am finally starting to feel more human — more like me. I am generally not a moody or grumpy person. During fertility treatment, we all got a taste of what I would be like if I was a more moody person and while my husband assured me it wasn’t “that bad”, I still felt a little out of control. Early pregnancy has been the same type of thing — I am more short, more grumpy (from hormones, constant puking, and being so tired), but slowly I am starting to feel my mood regulate and I feel more like the person I usually am.

While I would love to feel that burst of energy because working full time from home with three kids off school for the summer break and no babysitters or help, I could certainly use it. However, I am thankful for a glimpse of happier times, of feeling more like me in my own body and head and if that’s all it comes to — I will take it.

:: When did you finally start to feel more human during your pregnancy? ::

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