Right in the middle of my second trimester, I can’t believe how quickly this pregnancy is flying by!
Week 21 – There is nothing like sharing the experience of feeling your baby move with your partner. Roo is starting to be more active and Hubs was able to feel he/she for the first time this week. I want to remember the smile that crossed his face forever when he felt the movement for the first time. Roo did a roll and Hubs said “Hey there is something moving in there”. I can’t wait until Roo’s movements are a little stronger so that Monkey will be able to feel the baby move too.
Week 22 –I love shopping at Mom-to-Mom sales for clothes for the boys. The Brampton Mom-To-Mom sale not only had some great deals on clothes, but also many awesome small businesses as well. I was able to get these cute pictures of “The Bump” courtesy of Trish Beesley Photography at the fun photo booth she had set up.
Week 23 – Burn baby burn…. Heartburn that is. While my Nausea/gagging is almost gone now, one pregnancy symptom has been replaced by another. Heartburn is back, and of course is at its peak after I eat my favourite foods – anything tomato based (pasta, pizza…) and chocolate!!! Luckily I can manage it pretty with Tums, because there is no way I am cutting out tomatoes and chocolate for the rest of this pregnancy! Did you ever deal with heartburn when you were expecting?
Week 24 – Wow 24 weeks already, a milestone that many Mothers are relieved to reach. If you are not familiar 24 weeks is considered “viability” the earliest a baby can be born and with major medical intervention still survive. While I too, am happy to reach this milestone in my pregnancy with Roo there is a hesitation for me as well. Just like when I was expecting Little Bear there is also the time when my anxiety levels started to go up. Being a preemie mom (Monkey was born at 32 weeks) I have had a glimpse into what life is like if a baby comes this early, and it is nothing I would wish upon anyone. I have seen and talked to other moms who have spent months in the hospital with their little ones, and yes there are happy endings, but there are also some very sad ones. And it is something I think about. Every. Day. Being a preemie mom stays with you forever, and while I am so happy to feel Roo moving and know that he/she is growing every day, deep down there is a lot of worry that I do my best to keep at bay. A primal fear that once again my body will fail my baby. Just like with Little Bear, I will just take this pregnancy one day a time, and try not to let the anxiety get the best of me. But don’t be fooled by the smile, it is always there hiding under the surface.