Monday, February 23, 2015

{Second Trimester}

Like I said, last week, my second trimester was hit with exhaustion. I have been trying to keep up with going to the gym, but it was the hardest thing to put my sleepiness aside after school and go to the gym. The days that I did go to the gym, I would fall right onto the couch after the gym in my winter coat, gym shoes and all. It was pretty ridiculous! 

Finally, around week 24 or 25, I started to get a little more energy, and the gym wasn't as much of a death sentence. 

Here's a little side-by-side action! 

As you can tell...I do NOT like pants! I cannot find comfortable pants to save my life! It's so flippin' frustrating! But dresses have been my best friend! 

I couldn't decide how I wanted to take these weekly pictures. In different locations? Same outfit? What props? And then I decided that I love looking at my outfits over time, so I decided to take them in the same location but with whatever I was wearing. We would take them every Sunday...most weeks. Sometimes it happened on Monday or Tuesday. Then I just added the week with the number using iPiccy! 

Here's what each week was looking like for me! 

Fourteen Weeks

{No picture...sorry}

I could not believe I was already in my second trimester, but was feeling super amazing. Wendel pretty much had to MAKE me take bump pictures because I thought it was so ridiculous. There just wasn't a lot there, but I'm so thankful I did, because slowly the bump appeared! This week, Wendel surprised me with a late birthday gift, and we went to dinner downtown at one of our favorites, Palamino and to see Once at the Aronoff. It was the perfect date night! 

The only little prego problem with that night was that the ONLY smell that I could not take was alcohol. Ugh...the smell made me want to rip someones face off. Even mouth wash...the alcohol in that would dive me insane. And this was from like week 5-16 or so. The issue was that the guy next to me had been drinking for quite a while, and drank a beer the entire show! So so frustrating! Luckily, I made it through the show without ripping his face off.  

Fifteen Weeks

We had a super random snow day this week, which was perfect! I woke up that day with so much energy, and had mistaken that the "second trimester energy boost" had hit! I cleaned the entire house, made dinners for the week, worked out, and just had a perfect day.

Sixteen Weeks

This week was Thanksgiving week and is probably one of my FAVORITE weeks of the year! I always love the build up of Christmas, so Thanksgiving/Black Friday is my favorite! I think this was the week that clothes started to get more uncomfortable. This is where the hunt for the perfect jeans began...and I'm still 28 weeks! It was overall, a really wonderful, week! 

Seventeen Weeks

This was the BIG week where we found out the gender! We went to Stork Vision and absolutely loved the experience. You can read all about our gender reveal here. It was a BUSY week getting everything ready for the gender reveal party! Wendel was in the thick of his last few weeks of his masters, so my mom was amazing to help wrap the 42 little tiny boxes for the shower! It was such a  nerve wracking, but exciting week! 

Eighteen Weeks

This was a super busy week at school, so I don't even think I noticed I was pregnant! I was still in disbelief that we were having a boy! I was still determined that we would go to our next ultrasound and they would say "'s a girl". So it was still taking some time. We went to see Awaited at church this week and had a big party for a group we have at church called M2. So it was busy and super fun! 

Nineteen Weeks

This week I only had a few days of school and then we were off for our Christmas break until January 5th! So I was excited for almost a month of relaxation and baby prep! We did lots of Christmasy things this week and I was wrapping presents like a mad woman! It was amazing! 

Twenty Weeks

{No picture...sorry}

This was the week of Christmas, and I really started to feel like the bump was bumping! It was pretty exciting to actually see something going on and I started to feel little flutters. It was a fast and busy week! We had our 20 week appointment at our doctors and got to have another ultrasound done, which was exciting. She said that he was a mover, and was giving her troubles getting all the measurements. She worked her magic though and everything looked perfect!

Twenty One Weeks

{No picture...sorry}

We rang in 2015 this week, and we were so excited to do so at The West Baden Hotel! It was so magical, and I'm pretty sure exactly how people imagine spending their New Years Eve! But I am a creature of routine and habit, so I was excited to get back to school and into my normal rhythms! 

Twenty Two Weeks

{No picture...sorry}

A pretty normal, nothing super special week. We did have another M2 event and went ice skating. Let's just say...prego people and ice skaing don't mix. My hip and back hurt so bad the next day I couldn't stand at church for worship. I was slowly feeling more and more kicks and punches which was really exciting! This was the week we really started working on our to-do list! We got our guest bedroom all set up downstairs, and I can't wait to share everything with you, but here's a sneak peek from Instagram

Twenty Three Weeks

Another pretty normal week, the most "exciting" thing was registering at the hospital, which literally consisted of a five minute phone conversation! It was pretty hilarious...I thought that it was going to take forever and was prepared for the long haul of question after question. Not so much. We also had Wendel's best friend come into town this weekend so it was a blast to see him and show him around the city! 

Twenty Four Weeks

I had Monday off for Martin Luther King Jr. day, which always makes for an amazing week, We also had another doctors appointment this week, and we loved this doctor, Dr. Rinala! Our practice has eight doctors and they are all females. We've only seen one we really didn't love. And I'm sure she'll be the only on-call the day we deliver...and I'm sure we'll love her! But we really loved how Dr. Rinala conducted the the appointment, talked about birth {we are trying to go natural, so it was nice to speak with her about the logistics of that} and she was just overall very relaxed. 

We were hard core working on a million different projects this week, mainly the baby room! Prepping and getting everything ready to be painted! 

This week, and the past few weeks really, have been super emotional weeks. I've been tired and weepy a lot! People keep telling me that it's almost like I'm experiencing first trimester stuff, now. So it was getting kind of frustrating feeling so weepy all the time! Super ready for that to go away!  

Twenty Five Weeks

This week was especially exciting for me, because we had the baby room and guest bedroom closets installed. I lurrrrve organization, so it was a breath of fresh air to see those closets fresh, clean, and ready for organizing! Then, that weekend, we finished painting the baby room and getting things organized! It was super bowl weekend, so we rested on Sunday with Wendel's parents, watching the game! 

Twenty Six Weeks

My emotions were FINALLY getting regulated and I {and Wendel} was so thankful! I remember getting to Saturday and telling Wendel "ah...I wasn't sad at all this week!" I've got a post all about the sadness, and where it all stems from coming up this week, so be sure to check out for that one! Other than that, it was pretty normal. Getting lots of projects finished and seriously enjoying Wendel being home in the evenings and finished with his masters! 

Twenty Seven Weeks 

This was the week of Valentine's Day, and we were busy! So we didn't do our normal Valentine's Day fun like we typically do. But we got a lot of work down around the house, and had our small group over for dinner!

I have to share our Valentine's Day fail with ya'll because it's just too funny! You may have seen on Instagram, but we got all dressed up and headed out for dinner at a fancy steak restaurant! We had a super lazy day, saying no to projects and watching Arrow all day long, so we were excited to get out and have a yummy dinner. Well I'm a moron, and forgot that the restaurant was in a casino. I obviously wasn't drinking {hello...prego} so I didn't bring my ID with me. Well those security guards are no joke. They wouldn't let me in. Well in normal hormonal Lelia fashion, I started to get weepy. So we headed home, picked up Skyline and Graeters for dinner, got back in our jammies, and snuggled in to watch more Arrow. I'll be was kind of perfect and hilarious to look back on! 

So that was my second trimester! Pretty standard and typical I would say. I've been so blessed with an easy pregnancy! But like I said above, definitely have had some weepy moments. I'll be sharing a little bit of a my heart about that Wednesday, so be on the lookout for that! 

Happy Monday friends! 

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