“There are probably a few of you saying, ‘Oh come on Bec, first world problems!'”
I am over half way there! I have been told by many people that the second trimester is by far the best one and so far I would have to agree. (To read all about Bec’s first trimester, click here.) I graced my local coffee shop earlier this week and barista Carl smiled and told me, “You are well and truly pregnant now, Bec.” It is the time when you no longer feel pudgy and start to see and feel this incredible little human growing inside hotel uterus.
While I will refer to some things being better than others in pregnancy, please remember that it’s all relative. This is still MY interpretation and experiences so far. I have not had, by all accounts, a ‘textbook’ pregnancy at the beginning which I shared with you all. But on a nicer note, I thought I would celebrate some of the highlights that have stood out for me so far. Everyone keeps reminding me to enjoy it because before I know it I will be uncomfortably big and, not long after that, the pregnancy will be over.
1. The biggest highlight for me... baby kicks!
Aside from knowing your beautiful little person is well on their way, baby kicks have absolutely been the most special and fascinating experience for me. I started feeling little flutters at 18 weeks to the day and I honestly don’t think I will ever forget that first moment. Now, at 21 weeks those little flutters are getting a little stronger and I keep getting reminded that soon they are not so lovely but for the time being I am going to enjoy every little twist and turn my little one makes.
2. The pregnancy 'glow'.
Once again this is something that everyone tells you they see in you but I have to admit that I often wondered if people just say it because they know you are pregnant. But I've decided it does exist. I no longer feel dull and yucky like in my first trimester and have noticed a difference in my skin all over my body.
3. The 20-week scan.
Obviously the most important scan to monitor bub’s development but it is also so, so amazing. It was and still is such a surreal experience to see how much they have grown and developed. The best part of my 20 week scan was seeing my little one laying there with it’s legs crossed and arms behinds it’s head. Exactly how my George watches TV... this was so funny and my sister and girlfriends couldn’t stop laughing.