The Good, the Bad, and the Uncomfortable…
Here I am already coming to the end of my second trimester. I wanted to share with y’all a 25 week pregnancy update along with some of the unexpected things I’ve been dealing with.
I know I’m not the first pregnant person to experience people saying weird or insensitive things but this second trimester I have had more people comment on my size and baby boy than I expected. I know my bump is pretty big for being “ONLY 25 weeks” but that doesn’t mean that I am prepared to hear some comments. I get daily comments from people whom I’m sure do not think or intend for what they are saying to be hurtful. People ask when my due date is, and when I tell them early October I tend to get a look of surprise followed by comments like you look farther along, are you having twins, wow you’re really big, etc. I know they’re making conversation but I tend to feel defensive. Like what’s wrong with having a nice big bump?
I love my bump! I’m proud of my bump! I’m growing a human inside me and I couldn’t be happier about it! I know my baby is doing just fine in there, I’ve been going to my monthly check ups and everything looks great. Baby boy’s heart rate is great, he’s in the 27th percentile, so not too big, and is growing. He’s not huge like some people think and comment that he must be. That’s not nice. My baby isn’t even born yet, and yet he’s already been criticized for being huge. Come on people, you’ve got to know that one would hurt? Or at least, you would think so. And what happened to “if you can’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all?”
I’ve always been small and I know I’ve gained a lot of weight already, more than I’d care to share. Ok, it’s somewhere in the range of 25-38lbs. My belly popped out really early and has continued to consistently grow. My boobs are huge in comparison to what they were before. I definitely don’t envy those ladies who are well endowed in this area. I’ve always loved my small boobs. It’s an adjustment to get used to them and with this table top of a bump, it’s crazy that they can rest on my belly! My thighs have definitely gotten bigger too. They rub together when I walk and stick (gross I know) together when it’s hot which as I’m sure you could imagine is uncomfortable. But I’m aware that I’m pregnant and I will go back to my normal weight after baby boy is born. I don’t know how quickly but I know it will happen, because I am motivated for it to happen.
Enough with my rant on insensitive weird comments and uncomfortable body changes…there’s so many amazing things going on that totally trump the above for me!
Baby boy Adney is moving around a ton. I can feel him kicking and punching and wiggling around. I love feeling him be so active. He’s still not strong enough to make his movements felt through the placenta. Mines right in the front acting as a barrier between baby and my belly. But boy do I want him to kick hard enough for him. I can’t wait for the day Justin can start to feel our baby boy too! I am willing our baby every night to just give a nice big kick to say hi to dad. But so far all the movement can only be felt on the inside. I know I just need to be patient but it’s hard sometimes.
One thing that does get to be a bit of a problem is baby boy likes to push on my bladder especially when it’s full!! I’ve always had a small bladder and being pregnant, I’ve had to go to the bathroom that much more. Honestly, I didn’t even know it was possible to go more than I already did pre-pregnancy! He also pushes down when I’m standing up making it really uncomfortable. But all these reminders letting me know he’s there wash away the bit of discomfort that I am feeling. So what else can I share? There’s just so many amazing changes happening and I couldn’t be happier with this stage in our life and my marriage.
If y’all have any question at all feel free to leave them in the comments section and I’d be more than happy to answer them. I had a lot of fun writing this post and if you like it, then I’ll be sure to do more updates more often!
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