A Look Back at My Second Trimester

February 1, 2017
Look Back at My Second Trimester

As of today, I’m 28 weeks pregnant, and I have officially entered the third trimester of my pregnancy.  So this post is all about my experiences during the second trimester.

Second trimester update

Sweater; Jeans; Boots; Lipstick; Rings;


First, let’s talk food. I have to admit that I have never before felt so hungry in my entire life. Food just tasted so delicious during my second trimester. Carbs have been my utter weakness, and even though I love fish, no meat during this pregnancy was as good as bread.

On top of that, there is a bakery on every corner here in The Hague, and I’m telling you every one of them was whispering my name.

I am all about balance, though. So if I want to have a sweet treat (or two, don’t judge me) during the day, I will just have a huge salad and some protein for dinner.


Now, let me tell you about the real struggle. It was these terrible backaches. There were times where I would be laying down on the coach, and I wouldn’t be able to get up due to the pain in my lower back. Also if I ended up being more active throughout the day, I would be in pain for most of the evening. So taking it easy was a must.

Lower back pain is something I definitely do not remember while pregnant with Belle. It might be due to the fact that I’m older now than when I had Belle. But who knows, like they say “Every pregnancy is completely different”.

Other than that, I noticed my gums were extremely sensitive and were only soothed with the use of gentle floss.


  • My nausea was completely gone as soon as I entered my second trimester. It just disappeared like magic.
  • I didn’t feel as tired anymore. At least not as tired as I did during my first trimester.
  • The most exciting part of the second trimester was finding out the gender of the baby.
  • Finally feeling the baby kick and move. This feeling somehow made it more real for the whole family, especially Belle.

Well, I’m glad I’m on to the next phase of my pregnancy. I’ll keep you all updated.

Check out the first post from these series “Look Back at my First Trimester” + see the Announcement post where we share the gender of the baby.




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  • Reply Anna English February 2, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    You look absolutely amazing love!

    • Reply Desi February 5, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Lauryn Hock February 2, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I am glad you included the good things, because pregnancy SCARES ME!

    xo, Lauryn

    • Reply Desi February 5, 2017 at 11:24 am

      :)) That made me laugh! I remember how scared I was with my first child. I guess the unknown scares everyone 🙂

  • Reply seersuckersass February 2, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    You look absolutely amazing! I hope that the third trimester is happy and healthy for you. I’m new to your blog, so I’m excited to go through some of your other pregnancy posts and get caught up!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • Reply brooke February 2, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    So beautiful, you really are glowing!! xx

    • Reply Desi February 5, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply miriam February 2, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    second trimester is the best!!! the honeymoon phase where everything tastes like butter!

    • Reply Desi February 5, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Yes! Yes!!!

  • Reply Nina - the HSS feed February 2, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    It goes by so fast – especially that second trimester! Enjoy as much as you can!

    xx Nina

    • Reply Desi February 5, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Thank you 🙂

  • Reply Jessica February 3, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Congrats on your second trimester! You look amazing in this sweater and casual outfit 🙂

    • Reply Desi February 5, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Thank you so much, Jessica.

  • Reply elise February 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    congrats on getting this far!!! you look fabulous!

    • Reply Desi February 5, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Thanks, Elise 🙂

  • Reply dashingdarlinblog February 4, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    First of all, you look fabulous in this outfit. And, the carb craving and back aches were out of control for me through all four of my pregnancies!! You look amazing at 28 wks.


    • Reply Desi February 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

      I’m glad I’m not alone 🙂 I had a crazy sugar craving when I was pregnant my daughter and all I want to eat now is butter croissants and all other types of baked goodies.

  • Reply larissa February 8, 2017 at 7:54 am

    aw, such a great sweater on you! Looks very cozy!

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