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I'm following a first-time pregnant mom, bam61907 on her exciting journey from bump to baby. Check back every Wednesday for the latest developments!
What's Happening with Mom: This week I tried to make time for family. Between work, school, and the pregnancy, I haven't had much time to visit with them. So this weekend we finally got to catch up.
Aubrey has definitely picked up the pace with her kicks -- they're much bigger now. Once this week she kicked and it looked like her foot was going to poke right out of my belly. It was great, but caught me off guard!
One thing that's been bothering me is a "friend" who does not understand how tiring pregnancy is -- she constantly complains about me not paying enough attention to her, and I just don't have the energy to keep up with her needs. We still hang out, but not like before I was pregnant. She does not understand: Pregnancy Is Exhausting!
As for food, I've been craving white pizza and a nice cold root beer -- and I'm getting excited about my baby shower on May 2.
What's Happening with Baby: I weigh about a pound and a half and am over a foot long now. I'm kicking like crazy while I've still got room, my nostrils are opening, and my lungs are continuing to develop in preparation for breathing outside the womb when I arrive.
Question of the Week from Pregnancy:
I'm in my second trimester and am uncomfortable sleeping on my back now. What's the best sleep position? -- mrs_bunch
The best position is on your side with a pillow between your legs. -- nhutchison
The added weight on your belly compresses your spine and can block blood flow. I found sleeping on my side with a body pillow propped up under my tummy and also in between my legs worked wonders! -- brittdaniels
Are you in your second trimester? What are your current complaints and symptoms -- weird dreams, back pain, trouble sleeping, total exhaustion? Share your thoughts and questions here.