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 :)

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