I really thought the second time around I would be a little bit better prepared for the rollercoaster the first three months can bring. But no – the first trimester just sucks! And while, YES, I know every pregnancy is different and some people might completely disagree or think I should shut up and stop whinging – here are some hard truths about the first trimester!
I feel like no body really talks about this, but it is by far one of the worst symptoms of first trimester! It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or tenth child – the fear of the unknown is excruciating. Those days or weeks leading up to your first scan to hear that heartbeat, that reassurance that everything is okay!
Some days I would wake up feeling good, no tiredness, no sickness, no breast tenderness. And while it was a nice reprieve from feeling like a bloated blob, I would freak out that something was wrong, or I was no longer pregnant!
Who ever thought ‘morning sickness’ was an appropriate name clearly has NEVER been pregnant! With Annabelle, it lasted all day every day. And this time it’s been the same – except this time I actually vomit! I’m not sure which is worse – but both suck!
Pregnancy sickness is like a three month long hangover with out the fun of actually getting shit-faced! :'(
Shit skin, sweaty nights sleep and being a certificated crazy person! Pregnancy hormones are a bitch, just like me! Although in my defence, my husband told me I have been way more manageable this time – ha thanks, I think?
I imagine in hell I would be pregnant with a thousand toddlers to look after. If you think the exhausting first three months are hard the first time, try adding a toddler to the mix. They really do not give a fuck that you feel like shit! I just keep telling myself ‘pregnant is the happiest reason to feel like crap’ – right? RIGHT?
For those who work full-time, I recon you should be able to take maternity leave for the first three months because creating babies is fucking life force draining full time work itself!
Last time I was completely put off food, I would have to force down a biscuit just to help my nausea, but really nothing was appealing (apart from KFC chips – the staple diet of the first trimester). This time, i’m hungry twenty-four seven. I could eat an entire loaf of bread, a bucket of pasta and a small family of five – and I’d still be hungry!
Sorry for the TMI, but going from nice regular bowel movements to straining to even pop out a tiny rabbit poo every four days is shit – no pun intended! #bloatedfordays
What was your first trimester like?