Saturday, 22 February 2014

Hormones: pregnant and sassy!

We all know pregnancy is famous for it's evil hormonal side effects,  so here are some of my funny stories so far. 

I already mentioned in a previous post my You've Been Framed incident, when I laughed so hard I ended up crying hysterically, and now I have to be very careful when I find something very funny. Lest I end up a) in tears again and b) wetting myself. 

I have also had a few angry moments,  from unintended anti-smoking rants to friends to a shouting match in the street... perhaps uncalled for, but whilst wearing the self righteous pregnancy bubble I haven't yet regretted anything. Probably the worst incident was when a (very brash, rude man) pushed past me when I was walking along the street,  also hitting me in the face with his umbrella.  In annoyance I then shouted after him, "EXCUSE me!! THAT was rude!"

He then proceeded to turn around and shout abuse at me for being in his way. I told him all it took was for him to say excuse me, or even SORRY, when he hit me in the face with his umbrella.  *insert the F word several times into that sentence.  And the following sentences also. And probably some other obscenities too.*
When he presented to me his opposing argument (I don't actually know what this was) I called him a number of unmentionable names and sent him on his way in the knowledge that he was a p**** who needed some effing manners.  I went on my way feeling like I had done my good deed for the day. 

Sunday, 9 February 2014

The first 12 weeks

So I'm just going to talk a little bit about what I felt like in the first trimester of my pregnancy,  my symptoms,  my emotions and just some general honesty here.

As I mentioned previously,  it took five negative pregnancy tests before I actually found out I was pregnant, and by this time I was already six or seven weeks.

In the weeks leading up to this I had become lazy and lethargic, I just wanted to sleep all the time. Obviously I know now this is a normal symptom to have at this stage. This pretty much continued until week ten. I am very lucky not to experience morning sickness in its purest form, whilst feeling very sick and not wanting to eat, I never actually threw up (apart from a 24 hour sickness bug at 9 weeks).

I know we should all eat healthily at the best of times, especially when you have a baby inside of you to nurture.  But in these weeks it was a push for me to eat anything at all (many people complimented me on weightloss at this stage, without knowing I was pregnant) so much of the time I just ate whatever I felt up to, mostly bread, cereal and biscuits.

Emotionally I was very unpredictable,  and I used to go from happy and calm one minute,  to terrified and not wanting to be pregnant anymore the next. I am not ashamed to admit this at all. I am very happy to be pregnant,  but this is just how I felt at the time.  I had one incident when watching You've Been Framed where I laughed so hard I cried,  and then couldn't stop crying and got rather hysterical. Amusing really!

Things have gotten better now,  but this was just the first 12 weeks for me :)