the second trimester DONE!
I promised you a little update on those beautiful months of happiness! And as you probably saw on my insta & Blog, I came back to Life!
I feel MUCH better!
But Life is never like a quiet river, new symptoms appeared and some very weird ones too.
All started with bleeding gums: CHARMING. After diner, I was watching "La La Land" in bed while crying like a baby in my Duck pyjama when J. came back from a drink with friends :
Me: " they...they.....don't...end...up......they don't end up togetheeeeeeer....
But they accomplished....their dreams... (tears)
Jay cracking up :
- You know you look like Frank Galliger!
(If you don't know the serie "Shameless" Frank Galliger is an alcoholic, with long greasy hair, who lives on benefits and thanks to his many kids in the North of England.)
So I start to laugh really hard.
Then tears again.
Eyes all swollen.
And still tasting that back taste of blood coming from the gums. Lovely before going to bed.
Loving the hormones too!
What a beautiful night!
Thank god I started to feel less nauseous and at Week 16, This nightmare completely stopped.
HALLELUJAH I saw the light at the end of the tunnel...but I discovered other pleasures.
This is the trimester when you start to look into the fascinating world of baby stuff. Pushchairs? Car seat? Carri what?? Stroller: what is it? Oh a pushchair! Why 3 different words for it in English?? For once it's much simpler in French! And what to chose?? This is soooo complicated !! And why never a clear answer?? Nappy bin? Changing table? J. said we will change her on the bed or on the floor! Old school! Wipes? No too chemical apparently ? Baby powder? Not good either! But my mum was using it so much!! Dummy ? Everyone is against it but everyone is using it after a few hours of cries so we will stock up! At least we will get something done! I'm confused, I need a debrief "Power Point" ASAP!!! I'm lost!!! Base isofix? Ma perche?? Breast pump? Do I really need it?? Thermometer? For the room or the baby? Baby carrier? Oh no! Not with my back!
THIS LIST IS ENDLESS!!!!
How many things needs such a small creature!!! And there is always something to add on!
Jay think we will do that the last week when I won't be able to walk anymore! And if I let him buy all of that, god knows what he could bring...
So I was saying the second trimester was much better than the 1st one!! NO COMPARAISON! People stop asking how it goes and giving you so many advice.
So during those fabulous months, I started to notice weird symptoms, the 1st one was an electric shock like a sciatic pain but stronger, I remember one time coming out of the supermarket, I was walking and suddenly I started to scream bending my body on the side like a jumping jack, thank god it didn't last for long but it really takes you by surprise, this is the body growing apparently!
If someone would have told me I was still growing at 33 years old!
God help me!
Then I got hit by insomnia, but not the light one, more like the "Fight Club" ones, never really asleep, never really awake, or more like completely wide awake in between 2 and 5am. So I started to do "Macramé " and it saved me, 1 or 2 h of Macrame makes me tired and hop I just go back to bed! So now my flat is covered with Macramés! And I can start a business!! Insomnia is not so bad after all!
The pregnancy woke up my artistic side.
Then insomnia turned into a super early wake up at 4h am, so you can imagine when you have to go to work at 7am it feels like midday already and you leave with huge bags under your eyes!
Then I had a week of NO symptoms AT ALL! So Fresh in Maldives, Perfect "Mum to be", glowing and on top of my energy, running in slow motion on the paradise beach...hand to hand with my love...I had a dreeaaaaam...
But when we came back, that was the end of this, my belly became huge!!! Doubled, tripled in just a few days! I started to get that feeling of belly explosion and a kind of inexplicable agitation.
That was the most predominant symptom of my second trimester. So I put oil and more oil but it doesn't really help. I'm wondering how much stretchable we are...Are we elastic to the infinite ?? I have the feeling I am at the Max but I have 3 more months to go!!! Life and the body is definitely a mystery! If I think about it I don't feel so good so I'd rather not think about it...
Then I started to get the feeling of not getting enough oxygen which was already happening during the 1st trimester but now it is more like a pressure of the belly on the chest and the heart, I can feel it resonate through my body loudly, especially when I'm lying down. This is small compare to the 1st trimester!
I repeat myself but I'm still traumatised by the 1st three months, I'll never forget!!
So apart from those little problems, everything was going well, I started to feel great, tio feel a LOT of kicks, to show my belly around when my gynaecologist said to me:
''hmmm 3kg in a month!!! It's too much!! You need to be careful! Imagine if you put on 3kg each month until the end!! Quick calculation...I already put on 8kg, Plus 3x4=12 ---->8+12=20 kg.
- It's ok then, it's average right ??
Then I got told:
''Your baby will be BIG!!
-Really?? What do you mean?? I'm fat?? But wait I was making my belly bigger, yes for the picture..I'm telling you...''
I also noticed that my teeth were becoming yellow and that one of my tooth had moved back!! Not aligned anymore! Another thing that no one told me about! Superb! Plus I got hit by violent nocturnal cramps in the carves! Very weird!
But apart from all that, true I really felt great at Week 20! It is true even if I was doubting about it, I feel good the energy is back, you can eat what you want, the smells are not a problem anymore...
I liked the entrance in those mummy sects, those groups on facebook that help you for anything and where you find all kind of info, and I mean everything!! Angry mums pissed off at younger girls taking selfies at Cove Beach, mummies who end up screaming at their kids non stop, desperate mum because her 4 years old doesn't brush his teeth...a nice support and quite funny sometimes!! Reading all the messages I'm telling myself : What have we done?? Is it because we have access to social media now and can ask anything to anyone or this is just our generation who is just LOST??
So someone experimented will add you to the group and you enter in the dance, very nicely, without asking as if women had this instinct to support each other and knew exactly what you were going through.
That's about it, that trimester was nice I can't lie, with a 5 months scan that went really well! We even had a surprise "baby shower" by our friends, I had always thought it was so cheesy and soooo American but it was really lovely ! We started to set up a little baby corner at home as well and all becomes more real now!
Last one, 3rd trimester
Let's do it!!
See you ladies
Earrings Bijoux sans fin
Bag Cultgaia. Shopbop
Sandals Sandalo Caprese Di Antonio Viva . Bought in Capri