Baby Boden: The Second Trimester.

I realized that I’m almost at week thirty-four and have yet to recap the second trimester of my pregnancy. I figured I should probably get around to doing so before it’s time to blog about the close of the third trimester! 

Growing Bump



Intense belly pain. Nothing to worry about – it’s just the stretching of nerve endings around my ribs but, boy, is it uncomfortable! My upper ribs feel like they are on fire and the only thing that seems to bring relief is standing/walking.


I had every intention of weight lifting once the second trimester began but it never ended up happening. I’ve maintained a walking routine of about 6-8 miles/day (broken up into 2-3 smaller daily walks) and that has been it. The thought of running, spinning, weight lifting (after pregnancy) is exciting but also quite daunting. I’m going to have to build back my endurance after the first of the year.


I seemed to have more intense cravings throughout the first trimester. Throughout the second, I just wanted healthy, fresh foods. Seriously. Fruits, giant salads, beans – and, okay, the occasional bowl pint of ice cream! I started to drink coffee again but towards the close of the trimester, I could barely finish half of my cup. It smells delicious but I just couldn’t drink it like I used to. Beneficial for my wallet.


Feeling really great. Not too many mood swings. I don’t feel overly emotional (quite the opposite actually?)


I’m surprisingly looking forward to getting bigger over these next several weeks. I thought I was big around twenty weeks – ha! Oh how things have changed. I’m also looking forward to my baby shower and the cooler weather that’s approaching. We had a fairly mild summer (which has been a blessing during a summer pregnancy) but I’m really looking forward to cooler weather and dressing the bump in fall clothing.

Second Trimester

24 thoughts on “Baby Boden: The Second Trimester.

  1. Hey, old friend! I’m really happy for you. Thank you for sharing about your journey. I still remember walking through the woods together talking about our futures…guys, family, etc. How quickly the time seems to go. God’s blessings to you in these next months 🙂

  2. this post is so inspiring – the first trimester i craved just about everything sweet or breaded, and i’m hoping/wishing that i return to wanting healthy things – fingers crossed my symptoms are similar. AND GIRL- you’re looking gorgeous!! the big day is so, so soon, too!

    1. I did too! Carbs = my best friend during the first trimester! I think that’s totally normal. You look so petite and little – so if you’ve gained more weight than you’d like – I can’t tell one bit! 🙂 And thank you! I appreciate the compliments.

    1. The second trimester really was the best of them all. I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of pregnancy overall but the pain of the belly stretching + lack of sleep will definitely be worth it in the end 🙂

    1. Now that I’m halfway through the third trimester I’ve definitely dropped it down to 3-6/day (broken up into 2-3 smaller walks!) 🙂 Braxton Hicks are no fun. I get them on my evening walks but my doctor said that it’s normal and I don’t need to stop unless it’s an unusual pain. You look wonderful too! I love your little belly!

    1. I know! It’s the strangest thing. I will say that I do still enjoy a large cup of Panera Hazelnut whenever I’m there – which is weird because I’m not huge on ‘flavored’ coffees! So tasty though. 😀

    1. Thanks lady! I hate that my arms have lost any bit of muscle they once had (I can’t believe I haven’t lifted in almost a ten months! AH) I definitely feel like I’m in decent shape for being pregnant though – I never knew what a workout walking could be 🙂

  3. I wonder if you’ll bite your tongue for saying you want to get bigger. haha. Just because I hear first time mom’s around 38+ weeks complaining about how big they are. 🙂 You dress your bump so cute already! Also, great job in getting in 6-8 miles/day. That’s excellent!

    1. I wrote the majority of this when I was actually still in the second trimester and I have definitely found myself biting my tongue in regards to growing bigger. It’s not so much that I dislike how I look but I’m just so uncomfortable! I’m definitely looking forward to her arrival even more now 🙂 And thank you for the compliments! The only reason I have been walking so much is because there isn’t much else to do when your unemployed! Ha.

    1. Thanks Liz! Things went better in the second trimester than they are during the third (which is to be expected!) I’m just more uncomfortable and not sleeping as much but that is normal (unfortunately!) I definitely can’t wait for her to get here! 🙂

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