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The Second Trimester Brainstorm

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Please read Weekk three, part I before posting here.

Check in for part II on Monday or Tuesday. Thanks!

~J
post #2 of 10
exercise
maternity clothes
the first flutter
my winter coat
camouflage
the classroom
back acne
the ultrasound
names
finding a changing table
getting uncomfortable
the diabetes test
crying at the doctor's office
lotion
pregnancy theatre
finding a bikini
taking pictures
post #3 of 10
Second Trimester

refusing diabetes test
active 1yr old
heartburn
smaller bras
more support
sciatica
first movement
no cravings
sleep
wonderful doctor
more belly "zerberts"
belly button (Aidan)
organizing baby clothes
co-sleeper
post #4 of 10

Second Trimester

Abby:
getting married
scrambled egg sandwiches
scared and lonely
"Tornado"
"Will tell you at time of birth; never been wrong before."
fetal kick counts

Maxwell:
moving
baseball game
it's a boy
evasive kicking
diabetes
maternity belt

Malaika & Isaiah:
moving in with mom and dad
David leaves
it's a girl & a boy
no diabetes!!
swelling...all over
fan
post #5 of 10

Second Trimester Brainstorm

August through October

Going hiking
Camping out
Peeing constantly
Getting a million bug bites that itched for two months and left scars
Being proud of mowing the yard
Taking daily naps and not feeling guilty
It's a boy!!!!!
Crying from happiness when I found out it was a boy
Praying
Maternity clothes
Water aerobics
Pregnant in a bikini
Substitute teaching
Daily walks
Salsa dancing for pregnancy video
Buns of Steel for pregancy video
Yoga for pregnancy video
Chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
Dad staying with me when my husband had to work out of town for a month
Starting to make the crib bedding
Loving the cowboy fabric I found
Making little clothes for him and using a red teddy bear as my model
Beginning my learning journey about cloth diapers
Finding out my friend was pregnant, too!
Shortness of breath
Feeling truly comfortable with my body for maybe the first time
Actually having boobs
Still soaking up the special treatment
Discovering Dawson's Creek reruns
post #6 of 10
Second trimester brainstorm (this is ten years ago now so I am just naming memories!)

can anybody tell yet?
feeling kicks
I won't ride that bike
the smell of the mango hair conditioner
now he can feel the kicks too
the ultrasound
finding out it's a boy and naming him
the “baby shower” where I didn't know anybody
the lady who said her pregnancy went 11 months
maternity clothes, splurge on the denim jumper from the baby store
how can I possibly have gained 20 pounds?
grapes vs. cantaloupe
the first baby clothes, given as a wedding present
graduating at 4 months pregnant
getting married at 5 months pregnant
first colostrum, felt during wedding reception
honeymoon trip to Sorensen's and reading Fit Pregnancy on the bed
trip to Oregon and pregnant pics on the beach
4th of July trip to Sequoia and feeling strange at Panther gap
snow hiking while pregnant; he carried everything
flats of strawberries; blueberries from Sue
my obsession over the Good Housekeeping pregnancy book
my dream he was born a frog
my dream he was born a beautiful black baby

Second pregnancy:
migraine lights
my short, short temper and throwing things
explaining to Jeremy about the baby growing in me
I peeked at the ultrasound even though I didn't want to know the gender
worry over the half-hour drive to the hospital in winter
wishing for a girl
so much bigger so much sooner
worry about contractions/worry about worry
sharing experiences with others at indoor park
post #7 of 10
2nd Trimester

showing
rounding
expanding
beautiful belly
swim class with other lovely, vuluptous mamas to be
laughing about it all
eating, and eating some more
driving to San Francisco for a visit, and dining out the whole time...yum!
summer time lounging in warm sunshine by languidly flowing rivers
swimming, weightless in cool water
sweet time with my partner
feeling those first amazing movements
hearing that sweet heartbeat with the fetoscope
always resting my hands over my belly
falling in love, in love, in love with this being
dreaming
wondering
awe
renovating the house
my partner moved in
navigating the newness
patience
and patience tested
the most wonderful blessing way
and the baby shower that followed
my partner feeling baby and begining to talk to her/him
going with the flow
post #8 of 10

2nd trimester

no marching band!
showing eariler
shopping at Target
summer concert attire
desperately needing to sleep
still nursing Anna all night, every night
naps
making the decision to homebirth
Anna got chicken pox?
long car rides to gigs, very, very sore tailbone
feeling the baby
not feeling very conncted, wondering how I could possibly love anyone else the way I love Anna
ultrasound -- it's a BOY! I knew it!
talking to my first love on the phone
1st love came to visit, first reunion in 5 years
very emotionally charged, seeing him again while carrying my husband's child
staying in touch, not sure if it was the right thing to do
baby kicks
wearing black, feeling sexy and good
meeting Julia, feeling intimidated
not sure I want this woman at my birth but knowing she is the best
hatred for OB visits developing
high blood pressure at the OB clinic, nowhere else
secrets at the clinic
early GTT because of dad's diabetes
slow weight gain
starting to love the hour ride to Julia and back
starting to love Julia
post #9 of 10

lists for both babes and trimesters

moving
walking to the river
up hill
down hill
moving
new friends
distant family
bliss and enlightenment
class reunion
mother
sad mad scared
alone
........................
disbelief
acceptance
too much to do
joy
sesame street
tired
absence of my husband
the presence of my child
within and without
spring
green
blossoming
full
hydrangeas
beautiful blue shower
post #10 of 10
showing
Hawaii
hiking
"is that a bay in there"
trading in the flight suit
still running
the quickening
the ultra sound
Kristen's happiness
tell my parents
Becky's accident
Aunie's death
flying around the world
leaving Japan
leaving the Navy
being asked if I did it on purpose to get out
last Navy ball
the gurufallo
dd's song
quintet
1st shower
tokyo
moving in with my parents
dehydrating/IV fluids
Marc Anthony
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