2nd trimester continued -weeks 20-26


Week 20
Halfway! Woooohooo! It is so crazy how fast time is flying this time around. I am feeling large. My belly button is out all the time and visible under clothing. I have a massive appetite still. I’ve been craving sweeter things lately. Trying to kick that!


My lower back has started to shift a lot. It did the same with Liam. It’s getting loose and will pop in and out of place with no pain.

I am noticing I am uncomfortable sitting in the same position for long periods of time. I shift around a lot.

Joe felt the baby move for the first time. This baby feels really strong and it’s movements are really strong as well. It just happened to be that Joe had his had there and felt it.

Week 21
My belly is still large, and I still have quite the appetite however it seems to be decreasing. My evening meals are becoming more challenging again.


I’ve noticed my workouts becoming more challenging. My calves start to burn more now with the extra weight and extra demands. It isn’t a bad thing, it’s just more noticeable.

I can’t sit still. I’m uncomfortable in most positions and shift constantly.

My face has started breaking out a little more again. I’ve kept up with washing it and it isn’t terrible but I have noticed it.

Week 22-24
I forgot to keep up to date on this….so this is a combo of the weeks.

My appetite is crazy! I could eat all day long but come dinner time I am no longer starving. I at times have eaten 2 lunches because 1 just wasn’t enough. This baby is HUNGRY!!

Still feeling uncomfortable which won’t go away now that I am getting larger. I did have a doctor appt that confirmed I am the “right size” for how far along I am.

My face has cleared up again. It is off and on but it’s doing well again.

I’ve continued exercising. Some days are harder than others to be motivated but I keep doing it and know it will be/is so great for me and baby.

I had some pretty major lower back pain during this couple weeks. I went to the chiropractor twice and that helped a lot. I also got a nice massage. I love keeping up with at least monthly massages and chiropractor visits.

I had two occasions where I was on my feet a lot during the day and that is very noticeable to me now. By the end of the day I am exhausted and my legs are sore.


25 weeks with Liam 24 weeks with Baby 2

Week 25
My tummy has been noticeably getting in the way during simply daily motions this week more than any previous weeks.

Sleep has been very interrupted this week. Some nights I will sleep really good and others I will wake up multiple times through out the night. I’ve also had some trouble falling asleep at night.


I’ve had some pretty serious right shoulder pain this week. I have had this in the past while not pregnant and it has had to do with spine alignment. I am hoping a trip to the chiropractor will help with this.

Exercising has it’s increased challenges and there is a dire need for me to modify at this point in my pregnancy however I am feeling extra motivated to keep moving and keep pushing myself.

This baby is moving a ton, especially when I am sitting still or trying to sleep. It’s moves are very dramatic and strong.

Week 26
Well I am now 2/3 of the way complete with my pregnancy (I consider starting week 27 as the 3rd trimester where others say it’s week 28). It is seriously flying by!

I have been doing good during this week however I got sick again! I got a cold/allergy/respiratory thing going on. It is so hard to be sick while pregnant. Just trying to keep up on my vitamins and rest as much as possible.


I am less hungry this week but I am contributing that to being sick. Once I feel better I am guessing my hunger will pick back up.

My shoulder pain is gone this week! Thank goodness! My back pain has been decent too so that has been nice.

Sleep hasn’t been a major issue this week besides the effects of illness. However I have been going to bed early and have not had to get up to use the bathroom in the night, which is a nice change. Just my cough that has been waking me up.

I have been taking it very easy on exercise this week with being sick. Can’t wait to pick back up again though. I have however noticed I get really hot really fast. This baby is keeping me warm!

Baby has continued moving a ton and it’s movements are visible from the outside. Joe is in shock when he sees my stomach move. Liam refuses to hold his hand on my belly for more than 2 seconds so he has yet to feel the baby move.

I am so happy to be moving into the 3rd trimester. It seriously is one of those “I can’t believe I am only 27 weeks” and “I can’t believe I am already 27 weeks”! 3 months until my due date as of yesterday (6/28 -due 9/28). YAY!!

2nd trimester -weeks 13-20 (Halfway!)

Well I have made it to the 2nd trimester. This is when things are supposed to get better so I hope they do. I decided to do weeks 13-20 seeing as 20 weeks marks halfway.

Week 13
Still feeling lack of appetite in the evenings. I have been doing better with eating but still struggling to stick to my healthy eating I was doing before pregnancy. Mostly wanting carbs and sweets. Vegetables are more challenging to eat. Fruit is always good though.


Belly button has started to migrate outwards (so early this time around!). My belly is becoming more rounded every day!

Week 14
My appetite is finally back. I still don’t necessarily crave food but I am hungry that is for sure. I’ve actually even been able to stick to a fairly healthy diet this week which has been really helpful and encouraging. I am hoping to keep it up!



I got sick this week. It started out very mild but throughout this week progressed into some major respiratory issues. I made a dr appt to check on the baby as well as see what I can do to support my immune system. I have asthma which really has been gone for several years now but came back when I was pregnant with Liam and now again with this pregnancy. Thankfully I was able to start some medication for that and within a few days was starting to feel better.

Week 15
I could literally eat all day long. I am soooo hungry but still not entirely interested in food. If it is there I will eat it but if you ask me what I want to eat….it’s usually nothing.

I am finally feeling better this week after having some sort of respiratory cold. It’s tough to kick when you are pregnant but rest and fluids helped a lot. Hopefully this is the only illness I encounter the remainder of this pregnancy.


I have actually slept through the night a few times this week without getting up to use the bathroom. The baby must have shifted away from the bladder which has been sooo nice. I just never sleep as well after getting up to use the bathroom so I am extremely grateful for these few nights of uninterrupted rest.

My belly button has started to migrate outwards. This is always so weird to me. It is still in but moving out.

Week 16
Appetite is still going strong. I don’t have specific cravings but I am hungry and want to eat which is a really good thing!

I was struck with the flu during this week. It only lasted one day thank goodness but it was terrible and kept me sluggish all week.


My belly button is still in but it is really close to out. I’m going to have to take out my belly piercing/jewelry soon.

The sleeping through the night without having to pee thing was very brief. Up every night at some point.

Week 17
Appetite is still there especially after recovering from the flu. Having some serious cravings for sugar….mostly sweet/sour foods. I also crave some salty foods too. It’s really a toss up.

My skin has been so weird…my face and my chest. I seem to be breaking out a little bit more and have kind of blotchy skin now. Speaking of chest…my boobs are definitely growing.


My belly button is so close to popping out. Going to have to remove the belly button ring very soon.

Tried some maternity pants this week. I am still pretty in between but they were a nice alternative to my other pants.

Week 18
We went on vacation during this week. It was super fun! My appetite was crazy and I was hungry the whole vacation which was good. I am glad I was able to eat.

I had some lower back pain this week but that could be from all the travelling and the stress that goes with it.

My belly is starting to feel itchy as it grows and it sure is growing! I am still in between regular and maternity clothes. I am thankful I saved some pants that were too big for me because they are fitting pretty good now.


Belly button isn’t sticking out but it is out. The belly button ring has been removed.

I am still getting up every night to pee. I know that is going to be my life for the remainder of this pregnancy.

Week 19
My appetite is still going strong. I can eat all day every day. I seem to be so hungry lately.

My skin continues to be itchy. My belly button is for sure out. It is visible under my clothes now. Crazy how fast that happened!


I got a new face wash and that seems to be helping with my skin issue I was having. Some people say their hair changes but I haven’t noticed any changes with my hair.

I am still exercising regularly. I still teach 2 Zumba classes a week and 1 sweat circuit. I also either go for a walk or go on the elliptical over my lunch break twice a week. I try to take walks on the weekends as well if the weather is nice.

We had our ultrasound this week 19 day 6. It was great! Joe and Liam came with and it is just so cool to see the baby. This little one was moving all over the place during it. They sent us home with over 15 pictures of the baby.

Overall I am feeling really good. I have started to really get uncomfortable sitting, standing, sleeping, but that is the product of a growing baby! Generally though I feel great. I am usually really tired by the end of the day and end up going to bed pretty early. My pace for walking has slowed a little as well because of the extra weight and changing body.

Today is the beginning of week 20! I am officially halfway there! 


Mama’s due with baby 2 -a journal of weeks 4-12

Okay so we have been keeping our pregnancy a secret for weeks now and we are finally sharing the good news! During our time keeping secrets I decided to do a little summary of each week of my pregnancy and how I was feeling. A lot of the weeks were really similar. This pregnancy has been much harder on me than my last but I think it is good to share.


Week 4
We found out we were pregnant!! I had been taking the test super early and they kept showing up negative. The evening before our positive test I felt like crap (nausea, tired, icky). I knew I was pregnant so the next morning I took the test and sure enough I was! I quick made a big brother sign and put it in Liam’s crib while he was sleeping. I told Joe to look at how cute Liam looked sleeping and that is how he found out. We were super excited!

I plan to continue with my exercise regimen which is teach Zumba 2 nights a week and a Sweat Circuit one morning a week. Also 1-2 days a week I will use the elliptical and doing some stretching and ab work. I took 4 weeks picture to remind myself of where my body was and that I can get back to that body and even better if I work hard and stay committed to a healthy lifestyle! I am really proud of the progress I made after Liam and am hopeful to do the same after this baby. #afterbabygoals

Week 5
Feeling pretty good for the most part. I started to get tired and have a lack of appetite. I had some serious sweet cravings as well (bring on the ice cream)!

Also frequent urination started almost immediately this time. Waking up in the middle of the night and going a lot throughout the day.

Week 6
Really not feeling well periodically throughout the day. I started having nausea in the morning, afternoon, and evenings after dinner. Serious cravings for junk, especially carbs! Started having mixed cravings for sweets, pickles on pizza, and ice cream. Some serious junk food cravings as well at all times of the day. I haven’t had fast food for years now and I found myself craving  taco bell taco at 9 am one morning! what?!?

We had our first doctor appt to confirm the pregnancy. We wanted to skip this appt but apparently it is required to schedule the next appointment so we followed the rules.
Sure enough, as we already knew, I was pregnant so we were able to schedule our 12 week appointment.

Week 7
Still a lot of nausea, super tired, and lack of appetite especially in the evenings. Joe got me cheeseburger pizza (which has pickles on it) for dinner one night to help my craving. I got super sick and that craving no longer exists!

Still craving everything unhealthy and specifically anything with carbs! Also obsessed with apples this week, I had 4 in one day!

Week 8
So tired. Napping any chance I can for hours at a time. I feel so lazy. I also feel huge by the end of the day. My clothes all still fit great but anything tight around the waist bothers me in the evenings and I just feel huge even though I may not look huge.

Still experiencing nausea and lack of appetite. My craving this week was potato chips and top the tater which my husband made a special trip to the store to get for me. Thankfully I am still able to eat roasted vegetables however do not offer me a salad in the evening because I have absolutely no interest at all!

Had to add some fiber to my diet. If you don’t know why fiber is necessary during pregnancy…well it’s bathroom related. Hoping that adding fiber will help with some of my tummy issues.

Week 9
Starting to feel better in the mornings. Less nausea. Afternoons are still really hard and evenings I just don’t have an appetite even though I am hungry. I suddenly have a super sweet tooth and all I want is chocolate cake (which has never been something I loved).

I am still really tired but doing a little better there it seems. It’s hard to get motivated to exercise.

Week 10
Definitely feeling better in the mornings which is a huge relief. Still having some nausea here and there throughout the day, especially at night but it is not as bad as it was. Cravings for a bloody mary (virgin of course). Lack of appetite throughout the day, especially in the evenings, is a huge issue.

Feeling really noticeably pregnant this week. It is getting challenging to hide the bump. I know I am much larger much soon this time than I was with Liam.

I am still so tired and nap any chance I can. If I am home I will nap during Liam’s nap and can end up sleeping 2 hours!

Week 11
We had our first doctor appt this week to hear babies heartbeat and make sure all is well. We brought Liam with and it was just amazing. I love hearing the heartbeat. Liam was so curious about it too.

Still feeling quite terrible. Still tired. Still having some nausea and just upset stomach. Had a switch of cravings as well. I no longer want chocolate cake but I want sour gummy worms or sour patch kids, chicken with honey mustard, chicken wings, virgin bloody marys. So random!

Literally nothing sounds good ever, especially in the evenings though. I feel like I eat because I know I have to.

I had my first day where I was home and had the opportunity to nap and I didn’t. I feel like that is progress!

Week 12
This is the week where they say things get better and gosh I hope they are right! I still have a lack of appetite in the evenings but for the most part I am doing pretty good with eating. There are some things that I just can’t even think about eating (like fish) and cravings I’ve had in the past have completed diminished (like ice cream and chocolate cake). I have no desire to eat any of them however, pasta, and greasy food always sound so good.


I am so tired still. I really am not sleeping well at night. I get up every night to pee (still) and sleep really great until that moment. After I use the bathroom I toss and turn until my alarm goes off. When I have the opportunity to nap I set an alarm now so I don’t sleep for too long. If I take too long of a nap it definitely impacts my night time sleep.


I have continued exercising and that is going really well. I have also continued with the use of fiber which has helped and I will continue to use this likely the whole pregnancy.


These 12 weeks have gone by slow and fast at the same time. It’s hard to believe that I am now entering my 2nd trimester. I am hopeful that things will get better and as of right now mornings and afternoons are significantly better than they were. Evenings are still my challenging time. Here’s to 1/3 of the way done and 2/3 to go!