This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Pear
Pregnancy symptom of the week: Pelvic discomfort
This week has been a bit up and down as I feel increasingly ‘pregnant’. Some days I feel much more energetic, and I’m definitely feeling the second trimester benefits, but other days I’m dog-tired, especially after a busy day in the office. I’ve experienced a few fluctuating emotions again, which is always fun, but I’m fairly certain they won’t go away completely any time soon!
My abdominal excess which previously looked as though I’d just had a big dinner is now becoming more bump-shaped, although there is still plenty of bloating to help it out a bit. The good news is that the painful round ligament twinges I felt quite frequently last week seem to have abated, despite the fact my belly is expanding at quite a rate, unless I completely forget and stand up too quickly.
The potential bad news is that I can feel the slightest hint of pelvic discomfort after I’ve been sitting at my desk for too long, and I noticed it when turning over in bed this morning. It’s not painful as yet, but I did experience some moderate pelvic girdle pain or SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction) in my last pregnancy which I managed myself, so I’m hoping it doesn’t come back with a vengeance. I used to have to psyche myself up to turn over in bed when it was bad last time :-/
The absolute best thing about this week has been feeling the first tiny tell-tale flutters in my lower abdomen as the little one starts to say hello. I first felt it when sitting watching TV and have done now on several occasions when sitting quietly, although it is quite intermittent still and sometimes so subtle I wonder if I’ve imagined it. It feels so distinctly different to wind or other tummy gurgles though once you know how it feels from a previous pregnancy. There are few things better about pregnancy than your little lodger making themselves known!
And finally, after so far having various cravings for salt and vinegar crisps, hot chocolate and toasted bagels smothered in butter (all the healthy stuff), I am now in love with Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. I’m fairly salivating now at the very thought of a big bowl of them with ice cold milk……….*drools*
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