1st Trimester Recap: Second Pregnancy

I recently shared we are expecting our second child at the beginning of May. We are so excited to grow our family and watch our son become a big brother. I shared trimester recaps with my first pregnancy, so wanted to document this pregnancy as well! My first trimester was definitely different this time around which has been a humbling experience.

Since we were trying with this pregnancy I found out a few days before my missed period. I had similar symptoms of “knowing” I was pregnant such as extremely tender breasts, hot flashes, breakouts, deep sleep, etc. Shortly after, I experienced light headedness/motion sickness with certain things like laying down or getting up too fast which lasted a good month. Weeks 4-7 I had to use the restroom throughout the night, would wake up sobbing from dreams they were so intense and had the nausea kick in. I felt like I was living my worst college hangover weeks 5-10 from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed. I lived off of toast, grilled cheese, crackers, and extremely bland foods. I never threw up but had the constant feeling of needing to along with the mouth watering and sweating where you wish you could just to feel better. Working out/movement was just out of the question which was disheartening since that wasn’t the case with my son.

Along with the nausea I also had pretty bad headaches, extreme hot flashes, a lot of bloating and shortness of breath. I had some spotting which was later explained in my sonogram but was definitely nerve racking. I was napping every day when my son was napping and took full advantage of sleep. Around week 9 I started to feel better and week 10 is when I started to take a turn for the better. I had my first appointment at week 10, started running, didn’t have to nap every day, and overall felt so much better! Weeks 11-13 were the same which was amazing!

My first appointment was a similar experience as my first just further along. I believe we did our first ultrasound at 7 weeks with our son, and 10 weeks with this baby! My husband was able to go with me so that was really special, especially with all of the current restrictions.

First Appointment Expectations

-Pay deposit and first payment for whatever your “plan” is

-Urine sample (every appointment)

-Sonogram ( we did vaginal this time and could see so much more detail)

-Vitals/flu shot/ general information with nurse

-Sonogram info from doctor/information/questions

-Women exam

-Bloodwork

-Payment plan papers/signatures

I have been back from my second appointment (14 weeks) which consisted of payment, urine sample, vitals and baby’s heartbeat!

I am so thankful to be feeling better and more like myself, which I know that is not the case for a lot of women. We also really like our new doctor and feel at ease after meeting and getting to know him a little more!

Feel free to check out my other pregnancy posts here:

First Trimester Essentials (2nd Pregnancy)

Initial Signs & First Trimester (1st Pregnancy)

Second Trimester Recap (1st Pregnancy)

Third Trimester Recap (1st Pregnancy)

Birth Story (1st Pregnancy)

Hospital Bag Essentials (1st Pregnancy)

Recovery (1st Pregnancy)

Breastfeeding (1st Pregnancy)

Thanks for following along!

Blessings,

Jac

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