So with excitement and trepidation we hit the 12 week mark. Second trimester means feeling better, more energy and less sickness….doesn’t it. Well yes and no. For me it wasn’t until 14/15 weeks that the daily vomiting phenomenon wore off.
I think feeling crappy was definitely made better by our 12 week scan. Finally you can see you little peanut 😁. They are really in there! I felt a sudden need to protect wash over me along with the realisation that I was going to be a mum. Your hormones certainly contribute to a fair amount of emotional outbursts but so does relief, worry and realisation.
When the vomiting finally subsided I have to admit I was relieved. I could finally eat again and boy did I! When I had to buy maternity jeans it may have been half for the little bump I was sprouting and half for the appetite I was sporting.
My partner and I decided like many couples to find out the gender of our little peanut. I’ve never been so nervous in my life, yet more excited than all my Christmases at once. ‘And it’s a girl’, the words that will stay with me forever. I was going to be the mum of a daughter.
From the exhausted mum and her eye bags 🙂