19. The Second Trimester Checklist: DPChallenge

The Mommy Lists

I am compiling my second trimester checklist. I find checklists very useful. They keep me on time and well organized.

I am at our public library. It is one of my favorite places. I come here often to work, study or read. I am surrounded with books and that inspire me.

I am halfway done with my list. The effort and time I am putting into it will pay off at the end. I stand up to take a break. I walk to the magazine section to check the latest issues. I notice the fashion magazines and smile to myself. In my mind I relive the crazy rush for finding a suitable dress for me for Myriam’s wedding.

I did find a dress at the last minute. I love it. It is a satin navy blue mid-calf dress; very chic and appropriate for the occasion.

I pick up a parenting magazine and leaf through it. An article on maternity fashion catches my attention. I still favor the sweatpants and oversized t-shirts but maybe I should give these maternity designs a try.

I’ll leave that for another day. I need to finish my checklist and go home.

Second Trimester Checklist

Health Provider Care
  • Schedule first ultrasound. Hear baby’s heartbeat. Take baby’s first picture.
  • Discuss the intensity of your mood swings with your healthcare professional.
  • Symptoms you may experience during this period are backache, achiness in the lower abdomen, heartburn, dizziness and enlarged breasts. Discuss the intensity of these symptoms with your healthcare provider during each visit.
Self Care
  • Don’t let unwanted advice get to you. Smile and nod
  • Check maternity clothes on line or in stores. You’re showing, flaunt it
  • Baby is kicking
  • Find comfortable position to sleep; use of body pillow
  • Use of Mederma Cream for stretch marks
  • Manage your food craving. Be resonable.
Delivery Preparation
  • Choose the hospital where you are going to give birth.
  • Sign up for Lamaze class
  • Start preliminary checking to set up the baby’s nursery. Details on 3rd Trimester Checklist.
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