Pregnancy week 17: sleeping the sleep of the second trimester

May 11, 2014

Pregnancy week 17…
Pregnancy week 17 - an update and bump shot at 17 weeks pregnant. Week-by-week pregnancy diary and update

Lost: one burst of second trimester energy.

If found, please return to: Gill, the yawning one who’s usually trying to sneak in a nap in the corner.

Is it true about the second trimester burst of energy? As I’m yet to experience it. I’m still So. Very. Tired.

I can’t remember if I had one last time. But I guess last time I wasn’t looking after a toddler and still breastfeeding, both of which probably counteract it. And as E didn’t sleep through consistently till she was two, I think sleep-wise I’ll forever be playing catch-up. I’ve been joining her for a lovely midday nap more often than not (sleep wins over spare time, every time).

I cracked out the maternity clothes this week, but only because I had a work meeting and wanted to wear one of my Isabella Oliver dresses from first time round, bought on the luxury of a full-time wage. I’m looking a bit more pregnant, but still half-way between ‘desperately sticking my stomach out’ and ‘big bowl of pasta for lunch’, bump-wise.

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It feels like early days though, despite nearly being half-way through; a strange slow / quick limbo. Did it feel like this for everyone during your second pregnancy?

Pregnancy updates at 16 weeks, 15 weeks, 14 weeks, and the first trimester.

10 Comments

  • Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    May 11, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Yes! The re-energising state of the 2nd trimester has been true for me. I was completely wiped out in my 1st trimester, but now my energy has returned. I guess everyone is different, but I’m sure you will regain your energy soon ūüôā

  • Eleanor (thebristolparent)

    May 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Oh bless you, it’s horrible being tired. But that cardigan combined with your beautiful hair will have woken everybody else up at your meeting – lovely stuff!

  • Emily

    May 11, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I still feel like its ages and I’m 32 weeks this week. You’re always tired with a toddler, I nap as much as I can although getting to that uncomfortable sleeping stage and the energy thing…yeah right! Its like the blooming part of pregnancy, I seem to be spotty and tired looking always!!

    1. gillian

      June 14, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      You must be so close now! Dreading the uncomfortable sleeping stage. I think the blooming part is a bit of a myth, especially second time round x

  • Polly

    May 12, 2014 at 10:33 am

    hope you get some energy soon! pregnancy is hard work ūüėČ

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