After weeks spent feeling like utter garbage — even with the help of prescription morning sickness meds — I think the worst is finally behind me.
With my previous pregnancies, the all-day nausea eased up in the early second trimester. (Usually sometime around 16 weeks or so.) This time around, week 14 rolled around and *POOF* I feel like an actual human being again. Out of nowhere I have more energy, I’ve been able to go off my nausea meds, and the incredibly uncomfortable bloating has even eased up.
Honestly, this symptom reprieve is like a breath of fresh air. At the same time, though, I’m obsessing over the possibility that something could be wrong. Logically, I know that it’s normal for early symptoms to dissipate as I enter the second trimester. However, since I’m still in that awkward stage of not feeling any movement, but having my symptoms ease up, it’s still concerning.
The good news is I had a prenatal appointment on Monday, and everything sounded good with baby #4’s heartbeat. So that was reassuring, at least.
So hooray for entering the “honeymoon phase” of pregnancy. You know, that glorious stage of not throwing up all day, but not yet being horrendously uncomfortable by a flailing fetus punting your internal organs. I can’t wait to feel those first flutters!