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Week 15: Goodbye Second Trimester

Friday, April 15, 2011

emoticon So I thought the second trimester was supposed to be the honeymoon stage of pregnancy. Well I never saw it. I was still nauseous through out most of it. My second trimester starting out great. I was less sick and started to feel really good. Then the sickness started just at night time then went to all day and the heartburn and the sleepless nights. It's taken me this long to figure out that it's sugar. Sugar is what is making me still feel sick. So I've swore it off including my Fiber One Bars. They have been traded in for chips and crackers.

As for the weight gain, I'm 26 weeks and 5 days today and I'm up by my scale at home at total of 22.6lbs. So I don't think that I'll stick to my 25lbs weight gain for the total pregnancy but I'm just about certain that I will gain less than the 42lbs I did with baby#1. I'm not sure how because I've been nothing by starving just about 24/7 and it seems like nothing I eat takes the hunger pangs away. Any suggestions?

emoticon Well hitting the gym is getting harder. I only made it to the gym once this week so far and then I only did 1/2 of the step class. Then on Wednesday my hips hurt so bad that I could barely walk so the gym was out of the question. Ugh, it's just that I didn't have these aches and pains with baby#1 and it's making me question if I'm going through these pains because of the accident. I'm hoping to make it to the gym Saturday morning but we will see. I also noticed that sometimes I get pain when my little guy moves. It's not that he is up in my ribs but that his rolling around causes my belly to really hurt. This also didn't happen with baby#1. Has only one else had this? I have my 28 week appt next week and I have a ton of questions for them. I need to know if any of this is normal or the result of the accident so I can tell the insurance agent about my pain and suffering so we can work out a payment deal. Ugh I just wish I didn't have to worry about any of that.

emoticon There is a lot of stuff I need to do around the house to get ready for baby. I was sidetracked because of the accident but now I have to get back on the ball. Oh I went to the dermatologist yesterday for Lillian and they said that they are just about certain that she has eczema. So they gave her a topical steroid ointment to use twice a day for 2 weeks. We have a follow up in 1 week to see how things are going. So thanks to a sparkfriend, I've been giving a lot of information that I can do to help her condition get better. So if anyone else has dealt with this, please offer any advice that you have.

emoticon until next week. Hopefully by then I'll have my car and I can post photos of it.
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  • LEASIM1231
    SUN always helps my eczema. My stomach seems to be a bottomless pit, but I try to fill it with lots of fruit, yogurt and veggies when they are appealing. Maybe try eating oatmeal, it is very filling! You can add fruit and Splenda for flavor.
    3198 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing good! Congrats on being in the third trimester! As for always being hungry... I would try and eat more protein and fiber rich foods ( lean chicken, greek yogurt or nonfat yogurt, nonfat cottage cheese, beans). That might help you stay full longer. I know for me I have to make sure to get enough protein and fat and eat lower in carbs to help me stay full. For fat I cook with olive oil, or eat avocados, peanut butter and almond butter and try and stay away from eating a lot of animal fat.
    As for it hurting to exerise, do you know how to swim and have access to a pool? If you do, maybe swimming laps might be the way to get in cardio. Swimming takes up about half of the cardio I do, and I know that even if I feel bad, I go swimming and feel better! emoticon Its less stressful on your joints and muscles.... Hope you have a great weekend!
    3199 days ago
  • LISA0307
    By the third trimester I was strictly on the bike and the elliptical. My hips and pelvis were in pain all the time. Maybe a different form of cardio is all you need.

    You're doing great on the weight gain. Don't stress about it. Making a healthy baby is more important than that darn number on the scale.

    I have eczema and so does my 10 year old son. We use the cream when we need it but a lot of it has to do with the weather. It generally is non-existent in the summer and more of a problem in the winter. Once you find a product that works, it becomes a part of your routine.

    I hope your weekend goes well!
    3199 days ago
    I know that my second trimester was no honeymoon stage either. I hope that the 3rd trimester is better for you! My daughter has eczema as well and her doctor told us to put on that steroid cream then use thick high moisturizing lotion on top (do this as soon as she is out of her bath, usually before bed) This works really well. Also to help Aveeno has a product called Oatmeal put it in her bath, let dissolve and it helps the itch and redness. Just soothes her skin. Works wonders! Hope you have a great weekend and glad you found a car!
    3199 days ago
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