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DIARY: MY Second Trimester (Pregnancy Journey)

In case you missed it, I officially announced that I was pregnant on YouTube and have already shared my first trimester update on Heart Rays . This is probably the most monumental thing to happen to me in my life so far, and I am documenting my journey on my blog.

This has been on the draft list for so long and now it’s time to publish it. 😊

Late December 2020 - Early March 2021
Week 13 - week 28

Yet to find a bra that fits 🙈

My second trimester. Here we are already! I’m 21 weeks pregnant as I write this paragraph, and am wondering where the last 4 months have gone. Is it me or is time really beginning to fly by?

Firstly, I’d like to start by saying thank you to everyone that responded to my first trimester post, announcing my pregnancy and detailing some of the emotions I had been experiencing. It was met with an incredibly positive response from everyone. Many of whom, simply thanking me for sharing.

That’s really why I blog – to share my journey, to help you see through my heart and let you know you are not alone.
Baby bump update

I started going for Antenantal Classes at Week 17. The classes hold at the hospital every Wednesday. But I go bi-weekly for now. Each class starts with an opening prayer and worship session, followed by a sermon, then the pregnancy lesson for the day. All these happen after the doctor’s appointment. 

It sounds silly but I was shocked at the number of pregnant women present. I started to see pregnant women everywhere I go. Actually, seeing other pregnant women at the hospital made feel as though I wasn’t pregnant enough. My bump wasn’t as big. Lol. As usual, I sent a message to Kachi telling him “I don’t look pregnant among these women here oh”. He laughed. 

Having your partner’s support during your pregnancy is indeed a blessing to not be taken for granted. There will be moments when the two of you might be in awe of the life you're creating, you'll bask in love's glow and feel extremely close emotionally — and then, you might fart. We always laugh about it. All the burping, gas, and nausea seemed a little embarrassing at first, but it is making us more connected than ever. Have I told you Kachi, my God-given husband manned the kitchen 90% of the time? Check out the video of him satisfying one of my pregnancy cravings on YouTube. 😃

I felt my baby (or, babies? Aha!) kick at week 21 for the first time. It was one of the most truly and incredible moments of my life. I screamed. Sadly, I was alone at the time. So I sent a voice note to Kachi on WhatsApp telling him about the good news.

I had gone for an ultrasound and obviously knew a baby was inside me, but feeling that movement for the first time made it more real. I marveled at the life inside of me, immediately touched my stomach, and felt more protective of the little baby I was in charge of growing. The kicks became addictive — I was always looking forward to the next one.

You will sometimes see me stop and smile out of nowhere, or rub my stomach with a comical grin on my face as if to say 'alright little one, I know you're in there.

Pregnancy diary

Written by Nwamaka Onyekachi
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