I'm officially into the second trimester now, no turning back! This pregnancy is definitely different than my first one. The morning sickness this time around has been almost non-existent (thank God and knock on wood). I felt nauseous pretty much all day long for about 2 weeks back in the second month but never actually got physically sick, so I shouldn't complain. I'm know I'm lucky because so many women have it much worse than I do.
I did however, have a little heartburn last night. Really? This early? I had TERRIBLE heartburn in the last trimester of my first pregnancy. It was so bad that it woke me up in the middle of the night and made me throw up! I'm kinda hoping last night's episode was caused by the cheddar and sour cream potato chips I ate right before bed and is not a preview of things to come.
According to my scale this morning, I've lost one pound. That's right, lost weight! How can that be??? It must be a mistake because I am showing a little bit. I do think that I won't end up gaining as much weight this time because I'm at home, I pretty much only buy organic, whole foods and cook all of our meals. Last pregnancy I was working full time as a social worker, eating out for lunch a lot and sitting at a desk all day long. This time I'm chasing after my toddler, taking walks and eating much healthier, so that's a plus!
This time around, however, I'm having awful skin issues. My skin just looks horrible, I feel like I'm in high school again, yuk! I didn't have this issue the first time. Good news, though, I'm currently reviewing a couple skincare products from an awesome online maternity boutique: Maternitique. So, look for an upcoming review and giveaway post!
If you read my daughter's birth story you know that she was born through cesarean section. I'm determined to give birth vaginally this time and I'm working with a midwife who is very encouraging. I go back and forth between feeling positive about natural birth and being afraid that I'll have to have another c-section. No matter what (unless it's an emergency, of course) I'm going to let my body go into labor naturally and at least attempt labor. The scary part for me is that since I've not pushed a baby out before, I don't know what to expect. Also, I know how awful a c-section recovery is, and it's even worse if you've labored first (which I will). But, overall, I'm excited to have the opportunity to give birth naturally and follow my body's cues this time!