Here is a picture for Steve and Greg and all the other out of town family and friends. I am now 17 and a half weeks along and I’m feeling great. I’ve gotten a lot bigger a lot faster this time around, but I’m still small enough that I don’t notice the pregnancy much. The second trimester really is the best one.
I had major fatigue issues during the first trimester. It is normal to feel fatigued during the first trimester, but what I had was way beyond that…at least way beyond what I felt my first pregnancy. I don’t think I really even realized how bad it was until I looked back on it. It wasn’t just being sleepy-tired. Sometimes I just physically couldn’t even stand up. Even cooking dinner sometimes felt like just too much. I’d collapse on the floor until the dinner was boiling over or burning or Elias forced me up. After a visit to the doctor, they determined it was a severe Vitamin D deficiency. Now after supplements and moving on to the second trimester, things are much better.
I actually feel guilty a bit sometimes. I know I don’t have to feel guilty… I’ve heard from the doctor and countless friends that it’s normal to feel as I do. But I still do feel guilty because I just don’t think about this pregnancy very much. I’m excited for the baby…but it’s just not real yet….and I’m busy with Elias. I’m sure it will get more “real” once I can feel the baby moving and once I know the gender.