Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Dear {long ago} Second Trimester,

Dear {long ago} Second Trimester,

Believe me, I know that you are long gone. I know I am deep in the trenches of the dreaded third trimester. But, the memories of you are still so near and dear to my heart that I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to bask in your glory just one more time.

You, second trimester, complete (the pregnant) me.

Because of you I started feeling better. No more throwing up! No more nausea! Of course, that also meant no more fitting into my regular clothes, but, again.... no more throwing up! No more nausea! I think those two things are enough for me to shout out my love for you here on this blog.

Because of you food started tasting good again. And, I started gaining weight. I don't remember very many cravings but I pretty much adored food in general again which was a big thing. BIG.

Because of you I got my energy back. No more taking a nap every single day. There were still a few days when I had to rest, but for the most part I was able to function when Lauren went down for her nap.

Because of you I started to feel baby Easton so much more. His first sweet little flutters soon turned into full on kicks and punches. Shawn was able to feel him move for the first time and the memory of watching Shawn's face as he watched the miracle making my belly move is one I will cherish forever.

Because of you I started planning a darling little boy's nursery! I spent hours scouring the internet for just. the. right. look. and I am so pleased with how it is turning out. I ordered the bedding online and Shawn and I spend a whole weekend taking everything out of the guest bedroom and transforming it into a nursery. I can't wait to show the finished product!

Because of you our sweet baby girl moved from her toddler bed into a big full size bed. Her room also got decorated and turned out cuter than I could have ever imagined. She loves it and I love that she embraced the change so easily. Much better than her mama did.

Because of you I really started to cherish my one on one time with my baby girl so much. Knowing that things are going to change (for the better I know) is so hard and I've really struggled with worry about how everyone will adjust. Thankfully, Lauren has been the absolute sweetest thing. She loves talking about baby "Eaton" and I know she is going to be the best big sister ever.

So, second trimester, thank you for the wonderful memories and energy. Thank you for taking it much easier on me. Thank you for the way my stomach grew and grew and the chance to feel the miracle inside of me!


1 comment :

  1. This was the cutest post! :-) I can't wait until my 2nd Trimester comes to visit me! :-)