November 2022 Moms

Miserable 2nd Trimester!

I hate to be complaining about all of this but I KNOW there are others out there that HATE being pregnant too! This is my 2nd pregnancy and I'm 37--I was overweight when I got pregnant unexpectedly. The 1st 17 weeks I was nauseas and throwing up all day and I started showing way earlier than my first--I am 19 weeks now and cannot fathom how I am going to physically handle getting any bigger. I can't bend over, I am extremely SOB, in pain constantly (back, neck, pelvic pain, knees, ankles, etc) and can barely go for a walk. Sleep has been a major issue for at least a month now and I know all of these issues get much worse and that is why I am freaking out. Unisom doesn't help at all. How do you all cope?? (besides the fact that there will be a darling baby at the end that will make it all worth it lol!) I literally feel like all I can do is lay around and everything is 110% effort--all while chasing around my 3 year-old son. I try to be active and do light workouts and will be in excruciating pain that night and won't sleep at all. I feel like doctors just shrug and pretty much tell you there's nothing they can do, which is even more irritating--not to mention all the apps that keep saying "the second trimester is when you feel so great!" Ugh. Thinking about this only being halfway over gives me serious anxiety...thanks for listening :-)

Re: Miserable 2nd Trimester!

  • No constructive thoughts but just to note I also feel like I lack the energy to do anything beyond the bare necessities. This weekend I just laid around and watched tv. Doing one thing like taking my dog to the park wipes me out for the day. 18 weeks. 
  • I honestly thought I would have more energy by 19 weeks. But it’s a struggle to get out of bed in the mornings. I have never really been one to fall asleep as soon an my head hits the pillow but that seems to be the case these days. And I have had to become creative with putting on pants or shoes. One of my hips feels like it is going to pop if I lift it too high or rotate it too much. I am almost 41 but I didn’t think my joints and sleep would be this drastic. I don’t feel old 😂
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