Does the 2nd Trimester get better? Pregnancy Diaries

Does the 2nd Trimester get better? Pregnancy Diaries

The 2nd Trimester starts from week 13 to week 26. So at 21 weeks I am fully in the 2nd trimester. I wrote a post back in the first trimester on how I was finding my 3rd pregnancy quite tough. I thought I was due a little post on how I am feeling in the 2nd trimester. More importantly after weeks of experiencing pregnancy nausea and pregnancy fatigue does the 2nd trimester get better?

Does the 2nd Trimester get better?

Pregnancy Symptom in the 2nd Trimester

I am feeling much more positive about my pregnancy especially after our recent 20 week scan. Whilst I do still feel like need to eat constantly during the 2nd trimester and my energy levels still aren’t great. I do feel less lethargic than I did.

So in answer to the question does the 2nd trimester get easier, yes it does. I am finding the 2nd trimester easier that the 1st trimester.

A lot of people start to bloom in their 2nd trimester but this is definitely not me. It’s my 3rd and final pregnancy and I think I have to hold my hands up I just don’t enjoy being pregnant. I would love to enjoy it but I don’t and I think I have finally accepted that. For me it really is just about the end result – holding my baby in my arms.

During my last pregnancy my skin went really red and blotchy during the 2nd trimester and unfortunately this pregnancy is the same. I am applying concealer at an alarming rate. As soon as Harri was born my skin went back to normal. I’m hoping this will be the same again.

Despite only being 21 weeks I am feeling huge. I can’t even imagine how big I’ll be by the time I am in the 3rd trimester. I’m already struggling to fit in any of my clothes so the next few months are going to be interesting.

Not long until the 3rd trimester

I can’t believe how fast the time is going, 21 weeks has flew by. My days are a whirl, school, parks, play and looking after my girls. It is funny because it’s not until I lie in bed at night that I start to feel my baby move. I feel like my baby knows that this is our time. Life is busy and chaotic and I’m not counting down the weeks like I was when I was pregnant with Meme but it doesn’t make this baby any less important. In fact, I actually feel even more excited to meet this baby, knowing it’s the final piece of our puzzle – making our family complete.

If you are struggling your way through the 1st trimester (I know I did) you will feel so much more energetic during the 2nd trimester. It does get better!




17 thoughts on “Does the 2nd Trimester get better? Pregnancy Diaries

  1. Wow time is flying! Love your bump, you look amazing and I’m so pleased that everything is going well. It’s scary how subsequent pregnancies fly, you’re so busy with the kids that you don’t have time to sit around waiting for the baby like you do with your first. I’m super broody!! Waaaah!! #sharewithme

  2. I’m almost 28 weeks pregnant and I can’t even imagine how you do this with one other child in tow, let alone two! Glad you’re feeling better and it’s lovely to hear how you feel like this is still really special because it’s going to complete your family. Good luck with the next few months! #ablogginggoodtime

  3. I know you howould you feel or at least I did during my last pregnancy. Second baby. Wanted loads of lovely food but would feel sick after it every time!! Felt amazing the day she was born for alol the good reasons and for the exit of heartburn. Good luck with all,your family will indeed be complete!

  4. Wow pregnancy is such a tough thing to put our bodies through but at the end of it all you get a little human!!! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy it’s sooo good when they finally make an appearance! #sharingthebloglove

  5. Hoping you start to feel better soon and have a bit more energy! I never bloomed during pregnancy…I just puked and got fat…haha. but all worth it in the end. Kids are miracles really. #stayclassymama

  6. I am with you completely – I hated being pregnant, it’s all about the end result for me. I remember lots of people saying they felt amazing in the second trimester and I kept hoping that that would kick in, but sadly not for me! Although the only positive was my skin – my eczema cleared up completely and I had great hair! (Not much use to you when you spend your whole day with your head down the toilet though!) You are looking great though, despite how you might feel. I hope the third trimester zips by for you! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

  7. Awww I’m sorry to hear that you’ve not enjoyed it. I found it a wonderful experience except for the fact I had to treat my Diabetes! #sharewithme

  8. We have to cope and adjust to so many changes don’t we – my thing was a very badly cracked heel and water retention… both of which have not totally gone 23 months after baby number 4. Thanks for linking to #sharewithme

  9. Kudos and Mazel Tov on welcoming the third and final chapter! You are amazing and awesome for putting your body and mind through this miraculous gift. Enjoy what you can, and know theprize is at the end for you all! Very exciting! #mg

  10. Pregnancy is not for me either! My body just can’t cope with it and I actually think my body would break if I did it again. My last pregnancy I put out 3 ribs from constantly being so sick! I really hope the next part goes quickly for you and you will have your baby in your arms soon. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove Laura x

  11. Aww 21 weeks, your bump is so cute. I’m 30 weeks and have a 3 year old and I’m finding it so hard, no idea how you do it when you have 2 other kids to look after. I hope the next 19 weeks go fast for you!xx #mg

  12. The 20 week scan brings such relief doesn’t it. I have 3 children and it is tricky but brilliant too #mg

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