Good afternoon and happy Thursday! I am so excited to announce that we are expecting our second baby angel–our first daughter! I am 19 weeks pregnant, and almost halfway through the pregnancy. We are so excited to be expanding our family.
The First Trimester
I found out I was pregnant when I was 7 weeks; though, both Matt and I had our suspisions earlier. For the first 8 weeks, I was extremely fatigued and weak all the time; and thirsty! Around week 8, I started vomiting 2 or 3 times a day–and this lasted until 13 weeks. I dropped a lot of weight, and even though my belly is big, I finally reached my pre first trimester weight at week 18. I started showing really early–at 13 weeks! With Paul, I didn’t show until week 17.
When I started experiencing extreme fatigue during the first trimester, I discontinued weight training and started focusing on yoga. I did this twice a day every day until week 8; when I started vomiting multiple times a day. I completely stopped working out until week 14. I resumed exercising at week 14 and plan to exercise for the remainder of my pregnancy.
The Second Trimester
The second trimester has been enjoyable since my first trimester symptoms subsided. I’ve been eating more nutritiously, exercising regularly, and enjoying pregnancy. I first felt baby girl’s movement at week 15, and as of week 18, I feel them every day. It is the most beautiful feeling in the world.
I am so excited to share this journey with you. Thank you for reading, I hope you have a happy day!