Pregnancy week 17: sleeping the sleep of the second trimester
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.
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?