Bump Update – My Second Trimester Thoughts & Overview Part 2

I still have a few weeks left in my second trimester, but I thought it would be good to update you all on how my pregnancy has been going. If you’re new around here you can catch up on my first trimester update here or my second trimester part 1 here.

So far, it seems like this trimester has gone on for such a long time and I am only part of the way through. It’s also only been the last few weeks that I have started to have a proper bump too (that, or I ate too much over Christmas).

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Baby movements

This has probably been the highlight of the second trimester, especially the last few weeks. I felt my first movements around the 16/17 week mark, whilst I was at pregnancy yoga. It was the strangest feeling ever; a cross between popcorn popping in my tummy and that feeling you get when you’re on a rollercoaster and your tummy drops. Since then the movement has become stronger, a lot more frequent and is even starting to fall into a pattern now. Ryan has also felt the baby move quite a bit now and a lot of the time you can see my tummy moving from the outside too, so that has been amusing. Although from what we have had so far, it seems we have quite the wriggler on our hands (that, or it’s super fidgety like me).

Sleeping 

Pregnancy insomnia is definitely a thing! I am not the best of sleepers anyway, I always sleep quite lightly, but this is a whole new level of no sleep. I seem to take ages to get to sleep and then wake up around 4 am and can’t back to sleep again. Annoyingly, I am so exhausted that I can’t get up and do anything productive. I have a new night time routine, which has definitely helped with getting to sleep a lot quicker and I might pop up a post about that soon as it helped me so much. Now I just need to work on the early mornings. I know the sleepless nights are on their way, but I would like to make the most of a full night’s sleep while I still can. 

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Uncomfortableness

I am starting to get days where I just feel generally uncomfortable and fidgety. I am sure there is a lot more of this to come and at the moment I am just trying to move around more to ease it a little bit. I have also bought a pregnancy ball to sit on. I sit at a desk all day for work and then our sofas are fairly low, which means for a lot of the day my hips are lower than my knees, which is not good. Pregnancy balls are a great way to help get the baby into the best position and it can also help prevent them being back to back. It may also ease any back pain you might have. It may also come in handy in labour too.

You just need to make sure you have the right size ball, so that your hips are roughly 10cm higher than your knees. I have a 65cm ball and I am 5ft 5, but you can google it to check which size you need. I bought mine here and it was fairly inexpensive. 

Food & eating

Well this one is quite straight forward this time round, no more morning sickness or nausea. No food aversions. No odd cravings either and to be honest the constant hunger has curbed a little bit too. Earlier on in my pregnancy I used to be constantly hungry to the point where I would wake up in the night where I was so hungry, but this has settled quite a lot now. I have the odd days where I am hungrier than normal, but in general I feel like I am back to my normal eating pattern.

Overall, my pregnancy has gone really well so far. I have a lot of friends who have had a rough time throughout their pregnancy for various reasons, so I am grateful that everything has been pretty normal and easy going so far. I am hoping it will stay that way all the way through.

Is there anything you would like to see more of on here regarding my pregnancy experience or maybe something completely unrelated? I would love to hear from you, so please leave me a comment below.

(This is the pregnancy/birthing ball I ordered)
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11 Comments

  1. alicia
    January 17, 2019 / 2:52 pm

    I just watched your vlog, hope you’re feeling better! My sister was super uncomfy in her first pregnancy (her second one she didn’t find out until 5 months wtf haha)

    Alicia Xo

    • Laura
      Author
      January 27, 2019 / 2:14 pm

      Yeh I am so glad that I haven’t had too much sicky-ness through out my pregnancy! x

  2. January 20, 2019 / 9:37 pm

    HOW CUTE is your bump! OMG I feel like you’re pregnancy is going so fast! x

    • Laura
      Author
      January 27, 2019 / 2:13 pm

      Thank you! I know the weeks seem to be flying past, it’s scary! x

  3. January 23, 2019 / 9:18 pm

    Just came across your blog! Love it! You’re on quite a journey. Having been the support system for my wife through her two pregnancies, I understand where you are right now. I hope your final trimester is quick and painless! Get ready for your whole world to change when baby arrives. It’s a beautiful, loving, scary new life with a little one. Can’t wait to see what you have to say about it when the baby arrives!

    • Laura
      Author
      January 27, 2019 / 2:12 pm

      Thank you so much! It is very exciting and we are looking forward to the change. It’s all very overwhelming and nerve-racking, but most of all exciting! 🙂

  4. January 25, 2019 / 12:44 pm

    It’s horrible when the tiredness kicks in isn’t it? Just take every opportunity possible to nap! Naps are the way forwards. Ps your bump is SO tiny! x

    • Laura
      Author
      January 27, 2019 / 2:11 pm

      I definitely need to have more naps rather than just feeling ‘lazy’ if I have one! Lol everyone has said it’s quite a small bump although it has really popped out in the past week or so. x

  5. January 26, 2019 / 2:59 pm

    Being able to feel your baby move is the most amazing feeling, you look amazing too xx

    • Laura
      Author
      January 27, 2019 / 2:16 pm

      Thank you so much! It has been such a nice feeling and it is quite funny too watching and feeling it fidget about (just like me lol) x

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