Sunday Post with Berls | 2nd Trimester Woes

Posted April 7, 2019 by Berls in The Sunday Post / 4 Comments

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News at Home: 2nd Trimester Woes

Ooops I forgot to do my Sunday Post! My brain is so disconnected! I used to think Pregnancy Brain was just a joke – that I was fine with but didn’t take seriously. Now, I believe it 100%. And pregnancy brain is not the worst of my 2nd trimester woes.

“They” say that the 2nd trimester is when you start feeling energetic and overall better. Well, I’ve felt ill. Every day I wake up feeling nauseous… when that rarely happened in the first trimester! I’m just hoping it will slack off soon! I’ve got a busy few weeks ahead of me and I can’t afford to be sick and sluggish.

I had my 16 week appointment on Monday and Dante is doing well. Still has a heartbeat at about 160, which is high for a boy (from what I’ve read). Guess he’s going to be high energy/high stung (like his mom/dad). He comes by it honestly. I, however, have gained too much weight. I knew it and I hate it, but I’m trying really hard not to over focus on it. I’ll keep doing my best to eat right and work out, but I’m trying to find a way to stop obsessing and hating myself over it.

My step-son’s mom messaged me this week and said she wants to throw me a baby shower! <3 I’m super excited as I wasn’t really sure who would have the space to throw one and we really need one. And it’s just one more way that our relationship stays solid when so many step-parent relationships are filled with problems. It’s such a nice gesture and she said that they’re so excited for us and want to help and support us with Dante however they can. So yay!

And this was our big birthday weekend! Franky (my step-son) and Zach (my brother’s boyfriend) both had their birthday’s on Saturday. I didn’t get to see Franky because they spent his birthday at Six Flags – not exactly a pregnant friendly activity. He turned 19! Can’t believe it, he’s almost 20 years old!! And then Zach turned 25 – gah, so young! – and my brother threw him a surprise party. I spent a good bulk of the afternoon helping my brother pull of the party – picking up liquor, checking into the suite at the hotel where he had the party, dropping him off, picking up a few odds and ends at the grocery store, picking up cake and Chik-Fil-A platter, and then getting back to the hotel to let people in so we could be ready for the surprise. It was a nice party and a good time. I didn’t get home until almost midnight though and was exhausted this morning. Took me a while to get really moving.

This week is super busy, but I spent this afternoon cleaning and prepping for the week, so I’m hoping it will be a good one.

Blog News

I didn’t get to do any visiting mid-week, but I’m going to try and do a few quick visits tonight… I may have to settle for catching up next week, sorry!

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is a big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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4 responses to “Sunday Post with Berls | 2nd Trimester Woes

  1. Happy birthday to your stepson and your brother’s boyfriend! Both sound like they celebrated nicely! I’m so amazed with how positive your relationship with your stepson’s mom. Let’s just say mine isn’t even in the same ballpark and the fact that she couldn’t act like a grown up made life so much harder when the kids were younger. And it wasn’t a situation where I was the other woman who broke up the family where that’d be somewhat understandable. But that’s a rant for another day. I’m so sorry to hear the 2nd trimester isn’t treating you kindly. I think every pregnancy is differently though my 2nd trimester was way better than 1st and 3rd though I was never one that just loved being pregnant! Hope you have a great week! And get lots of rest.

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