First trimester, completed it mate. - 7/01/2020
First trimester is a rollercoaster of emotions, symptoms and thoughts.
I would like to use the beauty of hindsight to re-live some of the things I experienced in my first trimester.
Why does nobody tell you about the breast pain?
I remember waking up each morning and slowly having to peel myself out of bed, no sudden movements, as my boobs felt like bags of lead. Touching them with a feather might as well have been punching them with a boxing glove. I could barely get a bra on without wincing, oh and screw stairs.
“Morning sickness” ahh, the age old pregnancy symptom.
What people fail to tell you, is that this doesn’t come into the morning, rather just comes whenever it wants, and for a lot of women, me included, it was every EVENING, and I was never actually physically sick. Just nauseas, desperately begging to be sick to take away the nausea... Also not wanting to be sick because, being sick; ew.
Tiredness, with a capital T.
Christ, this hits you like a bus.
Rainbow baby fear. Other than lead boobs - this was the worst.
I woke up every single day for 9 weeks with a knot in my stomach that regardless of how many people told me to “just try to relax” I could not shake.
Having suffered with severe anxiety throughout most of my adult life, this level of anxiousness is something I could never have prepared for.
I did pregnancy test after pregnancy test every week to convince myself that my brain hadn’t just imagined another pregnancy. Still had another week to go here, and it was the toughest one to date.
*my favourite first trimester pregnancy symptom... “does my bump look big in this?”
As I have stated in a previous post, from the minute a woman finds out she is growing a baby inside of her she is convinced that her stomach looks drastically different to what it did before, even 5 seconds prior to finding out. I constantly felt like my bump changed every single day and all I could see was pregnancy all over my body.
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