Well I can surely say I like the second trimester better than the first one. I do have a bit more energy and my nausea is . . . diminished although not absent. I’d say it’s much much less for sure, but I have noticed that if I don’t get enough sleep at night it is quick to return the next morning for a few hours. This most often happens on Sunday mornings when I am awake at 5:45 in order to get ready for church and make it a mile down the street for stage set up and band practice. The past 2 Sundays I’ve felt pretty rough right up until the first service starts around 9:00. I usually have a cliff bar, apple, or fiber one right before I walk on stage and it makes a huge difference.
Do I feel pregnant? I got this question (among others) several times today.
Physically, I am feeling more and more pregnant each week. So far I’ve got 1 large bin and 3 grocery bags full of maternity clothes from dear friends. (You have to be a dear friend to share maternity bathing suits and nursing night gowns). I’m experimenting but not dependent on them . . . yet.
Emotionally, I am getting there. In the next few weeks there will be some pretty significant things happening. We will have a 3D ultrasound around 18 weeks, in which we’ll hopefully determine the gender. At that point we’ll begin seriously looking at names. Also, most people feel the baby start to move around 16 to 18 weeks so I’m not far away from that milestone either. When these things happen, I expect to be much more emotionally engaged with the tiny person in my tummy.
Whats happening at 15 weeks: We are about the size of an apple; 4 inches long from head to rump and about 2 1/2 ounces. The baby is growing eyelashes and eyebrows. They are learning how to fill their lungs with amniotic fluid and may even get the hiccups as they practice what it feels like to breathe.
I can’t imagine what it would sound and feel like to be in my tummy during worship at South Bay. It is so loud on stage and I am banging away on a guitar pressed against my stomach. Not to mention I stand right next to Archie’s amp. I’m looking forward to feeling the baby move in that environment!
Sweet baby, this is how we express our praise to God. He is forming your little body. You will learn what it means to truly worship by watching your mommy and daddy live for Jesus!