Oct 3, 2011

Hello Second Trimester Energy Boost!

Be thankful you are reading my words and not having to keep up with them. I feel like I have an IV of Red Bull pumping through my system, so not only am I going at light speed, I am talking at it too! I had heard of the “second trimester energy boost” phenomenon, but I just couldn’t believe it was really going to happen to me. I have felt like a run down worthless turd since week 3 of being pregnant, no way could I feel good and energetic? Well, not only do I feel “good,” I feel like I can do anything! No, I am not on drugs.

Not only do I feel like I Rock star, I wanna Rock!! FYI, I am 21 weeks and 3 days and have felt like doing the damn thing since the beginning of the 21st week. It was amazing, like a switch had been turned on, and I couldn’t get to my toilets fast enough with soap and a brush. Seriously, I have been scrubbing and cleaning since the minute my proverbial Red Bull IV was hooked up. At 5 months there are so many things I have neglected to do, and I think we all know my fabulous/worthless husband’s feeble attempts are commendable/laughable at best. I feel like I have no limits, and my sweet little baby has not made a move or kick to declare otherwise. We have just been assholes and elbows to the sky with cleaning products and nesting instincts.

This morning, day 3 of my insane can do attitude, I made a list of things I needed to do before this energy fizzled out. One thing I know for sure, the book said there would be this boost and enjoy it while it lasts, because it will be gone before I know it. Please, take a tip from me, the boost is coming, get ready for it, make a list and a game plan. I am so proud of myself, I even remembered to put Christmas shop on my list. Which if I manage to accomplish that feat in the next few weeks it will be the earliest of my 33 years! (I am that girl in Wal-Mart at 11pm on Christmas Eve, with a coffee cup full of Bailey’s and Frangelico with a splash of coffee, swearing this will be my last year doing this!) That is the other great aspect of this crazy energy boost phase, I have a semi-functioning brain again, of course I am writing down all of my brilliant ideas and thoughts just in case…

I am just a few weeks from the final turn, my third trimester. I need to be on top of things before I feel like dehydrated dog crap again. I have to admit, as much as I rag on how much the pregnancy books freak me out with all the TMI and medical filth, they do seem to be spot on, not so much with, “at exactly week 12 I will stop wanting to puke on the butcher,” but with the natural course that pregnancy does seem to take. I am in my Second Trimester, and it really is turning out to be an enjoyable experience. I cannot believe I just said that! But, anything compared to my first trimester is an enjoyable experience. I have to go now because I have 1000 things to do and I’m pretty sure I can get most of them done by dinnertime! Cheers!

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  1. Psh I wish that happened to me! I'm now 8.5 months and I have felt like dehydrated turds pretty much the entire time. I don't think that will change anytime soon.

  2. Lol... I'm not thinking it's looking too good for you. At 8.5 I'd say you are close to weed whacked powdered turd. But, hey not long now... until it is mommy turd!