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Week 13
~ The Second Trimester

I am very excited to start my second trimester. As I begin my second trimester I think back and compare my first trimester with Audrey to my first trimester with this baby. First of all, this pregnancy seems to be going so much faster. I think it might be because I am not only focusing on the pregnancy, I have a very busy 19 month old to keep me busy!

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Second, I noticed when making some food for the family that there are some big differences in what I want or don't want to eat. With this baby I noticed that I am having a hard time eating sweets; they leave a yucky taste in my mouth. This is not like me at all, I love my chocolate! The good side of that is that I am eating a lot less calories just from cutting out my chocolate. I was making spaghetti the other night for Bobby and Audrey for dinner. When I was pregnant with Audrey I remember just eating the sauce, I loved it. Now I can't stand the thought of eating spaghetti or pizza or anything like that.

I am really looking forward to feeling this baby kick. I have heard that the second baby a lot of woman can feel the baby kick sooner. I am hoping in the next few weeks I will be able to say I have felt this baby kick.

On a sad note, there was a 13 year old girl in our community that took her own life last weekend due to being bullied at school. Sometimes a tragedy like this can serve as a reminder for parents. I hope that parents take the time to talk to their children about bullying and being bullied. I think that raising children is getting harder and harder, I just hope that my children will know how much we both love them and would do anything for them.

Risa

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