Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happenings in the 2nd trimester

Since I know you are all dying to know, I thought I'd share some general thoughts from my second trimester so far. It does seem like time is passing a little more quickly during this trimester which I am abundantly thankful for. Don't kid yourself though, I NEVER forget how many weeks I am...I am always aware, always "counting down" in a sense although this obsession has seemed to improve.

Speaking of obsessions, I have a new obsession bedding. Since we had our gender reveal party, I have "allowed" myself to begin thinking about/looking at baby stuff and now I can't stop! I'm not a huge fan of pastel pink, so I feel like it is this huge challenge/game to find bedding that does NOT include all forms of pink. It's really harder than you think. I am definitely open to suggestions of places to look because I feel like I'm running out of resources. I actually began looking on and have been considering having my bedding made (something I vowed to never do...I'm sure this is the first of many broken vows when it comes to children). Kev said maybe I should just go ahead and order something, but I realized I'm not ready for that yet because I'm having too much fun just looking. I don't feel like I have truly conquered the challenge yet.

Ok, enough about bedding. I have still been able to squeeze into 2 pairs of jeans and 1 pair of dress pants, but they seem to be rapidly shrinking...funny how that happens. I actually wore my first pair of maternity, hand-me-down capris 2 days ago, and it was AMAZING! It was like wearing jean sweat pants. I don't know if I'll be able to go back to my jeans again. I have a work trip coming up in a couple weeks, so I'm not sure what I am going to do then. Two clothing items I have been exceedingly thankful for at work: scrubs (I usually wear them 3x per week for surgery) and my lab coat (so far it really hides me belly). So far, patients have not been able to tell I'm pregnant. I'm dreading the day when they can. I am already asked more questions than I can handle on a daily basis so I can only imagine how much worse it will get when they know.

Speaking of work, I've realized recently that surgery might get rough in the months to come. We had a 3 hour case a couple of days ago, and I felt like I hurt all over by the end of low back was killing me, my legs were aching, my shoulders hurt. I felt totally exhausted that night and just wanted to lay on the couch all evening. I asked the doctor I work with if we could only schedule one hour cases in the third trimester...she laughed. :)

I feel like I'm able to eat whatever, but still have specific opinions about my food on a daily basis, no serious cravings, no heartburn (we must be having a bald baby), no real complaints. I've been able to feel Baby Girl move since about 18 weeks, which is so much fun! I love it! I still have moments/days of panic but it seems to be better. The Lord is so good!

This is probably way more detail than anyone really wanted to know, but now you do.


  1. I'm with you on the pastel pink. I kinda hope Gil is a boy just for that reason. It also makes it hard for me to like girl clothes. And I'm glad to know you haven't bought anything yet, we haven't either!

    How you still fit in normal clothes is AMAZING!!! I adore my maternity pants and will need counseling in order to ever give them up.

    My job is even starting to wear me out and I just move from room to room. But it's a lot of standing in between. We didn't pick good jobs for this! Glad to hear you're doing well and I LOVE the updates!!!

  2. I love this post! Such a great update! Can't wait to see you tonight!!!!

  3. PS-I bought you something pastel pink...don't hate me. :)

  4. Erica! This is such a funny post because I totally was obsessed with looking at baby bedding! I just read the post to BJ and he said, "oh I remember all of that!" But don't worry Kevin, she will eventually find some baby bedding, then start "researching" strollers, car seats, cloth diapers, and everything else. I don't know how many hours I was glued to the computer "researching"! But here is my advice...Pottery Barn kids! We got ours there (birds!)...they just have really cute, non-pastel beddings! Good luck. Call me soon!