Here we are at 24 weeks! We are now entering the 6 month and it’s not too much longer before we enter the third trimester.
The second trimester has been good to me and people are right when they say you should enjoy it after the junk you dealt with in the first trimester. My biggest problem has been not taking this advice and worrying about how un-pregnant I looked before now. The hard part about the first trimester is that you feel tired and sick, and you want people to treat you kindly because you feel so badly, but you aren’t ready to tell anyone you are pregnant. Somehow I thought that once we decided to tell people our news everyone would be able to look at me and know I was a pregnant lady. I still haven’t had any strangers notice, but I’m sure that will change as the weather gets warmer and this baby gets bigger.
Right now he is the size of a papaya and on his way to an eggplant. Only a few more fruits to go before we get a human and not larger and larger produce! It seems like from here until the end each baby grows at his own pace so the length and weight estimates are ranges, but he is probably around 9 inches from his head to his bum and about 1.5 pounds. I feel him kicking more often – after I eat, but now also when I lay down in bed and when Zach reads to him/me.
I love reading aloud and especially having someone read out loud to me. Right now we have abandoned children’s books and are reading Cheaper by the Dozen – one of Zach’s favorites as a kid. I think maybe he could relate to the size of that family!