I know that all pregnancies are different, and all advice should be taken with a grain of salt, but y’all – I thought I was supposed to get tons of energy back and feel AMAZING in the second trimester! Well, I do feel better, as in, no nausea, but I also feel very round and sleepy – and sleep is harder to come by, since it’s more challenging to get comfortable!
Anyway, I am still feeling very positive in general, despite feeling like I could nap anywhere, at anytime, and thankful that since Baby Girl is still in my belly, I can do that! Speaking of which – over the past two weeks, I’ve started to feel her moving for the first time, though it’s usually very subtle and only at night, right before I fall asleep.
At the last ultrasound and subsequent doctor’s appointment, I learned that I have an anterior placenta, which answered my questions as to why I hadn’t been feeling baby more. I have to admit, this scared me a little at first because I was looking forward to feeling baby’s movements and I thought that I may miss the opportunity! Thankfully, my doctor reassured me and let me know that I *will* still be able to feel movement, though it’s a lot more muted than if the placenta had been implanted elsewhere.
In other news, this tiredness and roundness has certainly effected my training for the upcoming Disneyland Half Marathon/Dumbo Double Dare. When I do get out to run, I am able to get my pace in a good place with the training plan I have in place plus my intervals, but I have definitely been skipping a lot more runs than I like. I’ve worked to keep active by walking a lot instead, targeting my 10,000+ steps a day with my Fitbit Charge HR – which, by the way, has been one of my best purchases this pregnancy so far! Tracking sleep, heart rate (especially while exercising in the muggy weather) and steps has kept me accountable, plus the little clock light is great for illuminating my path to the bathroom for countless middle-of-the-night bathroom treks!
A few other quick notes as of the past two weeks:
- I have less and less of an appetite, which is weird for me. I have to remind myself to eat.
- I’ve just hit the double-digit weight gain! 10 lbs now at 21 weeks.
- I’ve started to get heartburn from CHOCOLATE! This is a sad point!!
- The nursery is now on my mind! I am on the search for a bookcase and dresser.
- I also got fitted for a new sports bra, which should help with the training/racing aspect. Can you guess what size I am up to now? Holy cow. Read about that here.
Well, that’s about it for now. Time to get caught up on laundry!!