20 Projects To Accomplish During the Second Trimester

I don’t believe there is one mama out there who isn’t happy to say goodbye to the first trimester. It’s just horrendous! Between sickness, no energy and the chubby-but-no-bump syndrome, I tend to not have many fond memories of those first 13 weeks of pregnancy. Granted, I’m thrilled that my baby is growing and developing at an exponential rate during that time, but just the same, I feel like partying once the second trimester debuts.

With the start of my second trimester, and thus, the return of my energy, I decided to take advantage of a whole bunch of projects. From experience, I know I slow down in my third trimester and once baby arrives everything is up in the air … so, second trimester projects are where it’s at!

20 Projects To Accomplish During the Second Trimester

Here’s a energy-infused list of all the things I have or am planning to accomplish during my second trimester. Some are baby related and some are just because!

  1. Read this book and cleanse EVERYTHING
  2. Move all my maternity clothes into the closet and move out all the pieces that won’t fit for awhile
  3. Dig out the box of baby boy clothes from the garage … sort, wash and settle into drawers
  4. Build bunk beds for the big kids based on this design
  5. Complete the seasonal clothing swap for the big kids
  6. Order this baby’s baby book and fill out all the pregnancy related pages
  7. Schedule my placenta encapsulation and read up on tinctures and smoothies
  8. Set up the crib
  9. Assess my babywearing stash and start buying/selling/trading … yes, I’m a little obsessed and currently hunting down a Didymos Anthracite Hemp Indio wrap. Do you have one for sale?!?
  10. Find and take a belly binding class
  11. Complete a squat challenge … did you know squatting is one of the best pregnancy exercises?
  12. Build my baby shower address list. My best friend is hosting one for me and I’m so excited to catch up with friends and celebrate this sweet little one!
  13. Plan my daughter’s 5th birthday … Cinderella theme, the movie is finally out!
  14. Start my freezer meal preparation list so I’m ready to begin cooking in November/December
  15. Order a third car seat, this one, of course
  16. Decide on gifts for my midwife and doula, leaning towards one of these
  17. Order all my Instagram Chatbooks, scrapbooking complete!
  18. Pause to enjoy autumn with my big kids – pumpkin patch, PSLs and more
  19. Create an essential oil resource journal for myself … maybe even some spares for my mom and sisters for Christmas gifts
  20. Oh yes, get on ALL the Christmas planning since I’m due the week of Christmas!

What fun projects have you accomplished during your second trimester?

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).

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