The second trimester–such a relief!

My tricks for getting more protein in during the first trimester.

Finally, second trimester and lots of energy!

I could finally stick to a schedule again during the second trimester!

Can I do nothing on my birthday?

A couple of weeks ago, it was my birthday. I started planning the day a month in advance, and I was really looking forward to it. I was planning to take the entire day off work and only do relaxing and enjoyable things.

The Birthday Plan

In the morning, I’d get a massage. I looove a good massage.

Then, my husband and I would have a relaxed, romantic lunch together.

Afterwards, I’d go to a café, drink some tea, eat some cake, and read my book. By myself!!! Two hours for me with my book. Pure indulgence!

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First trimester: A gentle schedule?

Establishing a gentle schedule for the first trimester.

My main priority for the first trimester was to rest.

Food cravings and aversions are so tough during the first trimester!

Pregnancy time management is a real thing

Pregnancy time management: Is that even a thing? Oh yes, it is!

Pregnancy is such a unique time in one’s life that it requires a unique type of time management.

The first trimester is my least favorite! Fatigue, nausea, food aversions… Need I say more?

Trying to conceive again after loss

As I mentioned last week, I’m pregnant (now 29 weeks)! We’re very happy about this baby, and we’re hoping everything goes well. Today, I’d like to talk about what it’s been like trying to conceive after a loss.

The losses

We have a three-year-old son, and when we decided to start trying for another baby, we experienced two losses: one at 21 weeks in December 2021, and one at 7 weeks in June 2022. The first loss was devastating. The second one happened early in the pregnancy, so it’s very common (unlike the first one), but it was still sad. And since it came after the first loss, it was extra heavy.

After the first loss, everyone said, “Next time will be fine. You’ll see.” And I hoped that would be true, but it wasn’t, and that made things even more scary next time around.

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How my husband and I budget together (funny!)

When my husband wants to buy something but consults the budget first… (Btw this is funny!)

Why is the groceries budget category always overspent?!

By the way, I’m pregnant!

28 weeks pregnant, woohoo!