Here I am in the last few weeks of my second trimester. I finally feel like time is going quickly! Not that I want to wish away the months, but I can’t help but be anxious for the impending birth of my son. I can’t even imagine how I’m going to feel towards the end of my third trimester.
It’s been pretty smooth sailing this week. I had my monthly doctor check up, and everything looked good. My blood pressure was normal, we heard Baby Bean’s heartbeat loud and strong, and my weight was fine.
I actually weighed myself right before I left for the appointment, just to see how accurate my scale is. Turns out it’s not that accurate at all, as just a few minutes later, the doctor’s scale revealed a weight that was 4 pounds lighter than what my scale revealed. I admit that I’m glad it wasn’t wrong the other way! So I officially gained 2 pounds in the last month for a total of 16 pounds.
I can feel the effects of my belly’s size every day. Last night we went for a walk after dinner and I felt like something heavy was pushing on my lower back the entire time. It’s weird because mentally I feel like I could run miles, but physically my body is telling me otherwise.
I have mentioned that my biggest craving has been spicy Mexican food. I may have killed that this week. When I was planning for my meals, I must have really had a strong craving because I planned three consecutive Mexican-themed meals: vegan lentil tacos, southwestern chicken, peppers, and rice, and a spicy vegetarian tortilla soup.
The leftovers of the soup are in my fridge now, and I really don’t even feel like finishing it. Don’t worry, I will, but I think I overdid it this week and my Mexican food craving is gone.
Guess what kind of cravings are creeping in? Sweets. More specifically, chocolate. I feel like I need to eat some chocolate every day. Tim is just so upset by this change. (I hope my sarcasm comes through.)
I guess as the baby grows and changes, so does mama and her cravings. Speaking of changes, check out the transformation my body’s gone through!
Pssst! Check out my newly organized recipe page! I hope it helps you navigate the site better and find recipes more easily.