What do you think of the 23 week old bellie of little Miss Lillie?
She’s a wryly little thing that is for sure and has been enjoying keeping me up at night. All things considered, yes this is a rougher pregnancy than the first, but I am truly embracing this journey because it is so miraculous and it is most likely (definitely) our last!
Cravings- I have been craving healthy foods, I enjoy cooking this semester, we will see if that changes in the next semester. Fruit and veggies have me fully satisfied and I have been putting a little bit of cheese on a sandwich here or there. I feel surprisingly more healthy than before I was pregnant and although I am eating healthy greens, I am eating a lot. No more nauseous has me on cloud nine and I eat my fair share of veggies for the family that is for sure! Lillie really enjoys orange juice!
Health- Trying to walk in this cold has been a feat, so negative on that platform. Evelyn and I have been doing 15-20 minute yoga sessions daily which have me feeling energetic throughout the day.
Symptoms- No nauseas has been a huge plus this semester, I do have swollen ankles, I do not enjoy bending over (usually an unattractive grunt is accompanied with this move), and hormones. Loads and loads of hormones, feeling the need to be called pretty? That’s a symptom of pregnancy right? I have my husband going a bit bonkers over here with all my emotions but he has been a champ through it. I definitely see them rubbing off on my daughter (hormones), she will cry for the smallest reason ie; her sock dropped on the floor…whaaaat?
Feelings- Feeling good all in all. Birth is something I have planned out pretty well with my doctors. Goal is to go natural, probably will get an epidural (just being realistic) and it has me nervous all the same. Trying to not be feared by birth, it’s really hard though! I envy the women who birth without fear. Hopefully third trimester I will become more relaxed.
So yes, in a nutshell this is how the pregnancy is going thus far, Evelyn is still super thrilled as you can see below, blonde curls for days…we might be getting a strawberry blonde with this one<3