Monday, October 15, 2012

The Rumors are True: Second Trimester

My second trimester was fun and horrible all at the same time. By this time in my pregnancy it was early Spring so the weather was a little better. My baby bump grew enough where it was noticeable now and JAM was big enough to find out that we we having a baby boy! I honestly don't remember the first time I got to feel JAM actually move and kick, but I thought it was so cool to lay there and watch my stomach move around. When you're pregnant a common question question is "Do you have any cravings?" Well, mine was mangoes as well as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I know it sounds TOTALLY unhealthy, but for breakfast I'd eat FOUR PB&J sandwiches a day!  Poor Mahal though. I'd always complain about my craving for mangoes, but in the Springtime they're not in season so they were hard to find. My next best thing was dried mangoes from the Filipino store and that wasn't satisfying enough. All these sweet things I craved, it was no surprise to find out that I developed gestational diabetes haha. Honestly though, the 4 hour test they give you to test for gestational diabetes, who isn't diabetic after drinking that juice they make you take beforehand?! It was so sweet I had trouble downing it and it made me want to throw up halfway through!

I think from that diabetes testing on, things went a little downhill from there. I was put on a strict diet since I had gestational diabetes, and I had to prick my finger 3 times a day to check my blood glucose levels. Not that I'm afraid of needles, but I never met anyone who was excited to be poked with needles. Boy did I have a needle fest in this pregnancy! But, more on that later. JAM's kicking went from intriguing to a pain in the butt! Like clockwork this kid would kick from 10pm-1am like he had a graveyard shift aerobics class to attend. Because of it I started to become very sleep deprived. So not only did I have "senioritis", I wasn't getting any sleep AND pregnancy brain started kicking in. I don't know how I got through my senior year with straight A's (haha), but I did it. I also got HORRIBLY car sick to the point where if I had to ride in the car I had to be lying down, which is pretty hard to do. If I was in the front seat I had to be fully reclined back and if I was in the back seat I was lying across the seat. Sometimes that didn't even help too. I don't know how many times I had to scream for Mahal to pull over randomly because I had to throw up from being car sick. I remember one time he picked me up from my house to go out and not even 3 minutes later I told him to stop at the Target at the next light because I had to throw up. As we pulled into the entrance I screamed for him to stop because I couldn't wait any longer but he was trying to comfort me and tell me to just let him park. I said, "Do you want me to throw up in your car or are you gonna pull over?!" So, there I was, barely turned into the entrance of Target puking my guts out. Classy haha. Gee, I wonder what my third trimester has to offer??

What were some things that you craved throughout your pregnancy?