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Trimester #2!

Well, it’s been a minute! I apologize for how long it’s been since I last posted for you all. There really hasn’t been a great excuse other than I just haven’t been motivated to write. When I started this blog, I envisioned myself writing every single day; but that tune sure has changed.

In any case; here we are at WEEK 13! Baby is the size of a lemon and has begun our second trimester. It’s almost unimaginable that we’re already 1/3 of the way through the pregnancy! SO FAST! With it being second semester, I’m really hoping that I start feeling more like myself again. The headaches and nausea are good to go away at any time now. And that glowing skin and healthy hair is welcome to show up… pregnancy pimples are no joke.

A bit of a side note: but as someone who really hasn’t had to deal much with pimples and acne during my life: these hormones have really taken control over my body and I have been breaking out like a teenager. It’s crazy. I had a facial last week when my sister was in town and luckily the esthetician assured me that my skin was fine and should return to normal soon. Bless her! For now, it’s been mask after mask for me!

Anyways, I’ve also hit a pregnancy first in the last few weeks. I bought my first pair of maternity jeans! Now, let me be clear that I’m not really showing at this point, but my jeans are just too tight. As in they barely button, at all. I am so glad that my favorite place, Target, has a pretty good selection for mamas-to-be. I’m not going to sugar-coat it though, I did have a minor breakdown in the fitting room. Let me explain, I first just tried to buy non-maternity jeans in the next size up, but they were so uncomfortable and tight on my belly. High or mid-rise are NOT my friend, and that was sad to me. I’m ALL about body positivity, but let’s be real; no one likes to go a size or two up in jeans, if you say you enjoy that, you’re lying. I think I’ve just been trying to hold onto this sense of normalcy for so long, that this is really the first tangible change… and it will be the first of many. After the initial, minor breakdown, I realized how comfortable the jeans actually are. My normal size, a 6, is even super loose on me; which is probably good so that I have more room to grow into them. Who would have thought that I could actually go DOWN a size in (maternity) pants during pregnancy.

Before I sign off for today; I’m going into school today for a meeting, and I’m also going to tell my boss. I know I shouldn’t be nervous; she’s going to be so excited, but I just can’t help being a little nervous. The fact that I’m going to be gone from my students for 6 weeks this year makes me nervous.

Also; we are taking a trip home in 2 weeks and we’re going to FINALLY tell our parents. Again; this is a face-to-face kind of tell. We just cannot tell them this news over the phone or FaceTime, it wouldn’t be the same.

See you guys soon! ❤️


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