PREGNANCY, 1ST TRIMESTER: BLESSINGS AND LITTLE DISASTERS
It was very interesting to me to learn, after downloading five pregnancy apps after finding out I was pregnant, that for some women, the first trimester is their worst. And yes, downloading apps is the first thing I did, in case I’d miss any super vital important details on the complexity of making a human.
I thought to myself, “Oh come on! how can a little peanut make it so bad”
Well…challenge accepted. Wait for it…WAIT FOR IT…
ME, MYSELF AND THE TOILET
The day I found out, I was eating a salad and playing Mario Kart. I had just gotten back from my first cryotherapy and couldn’t shake my exhausted, foggy self.
As Peach was ruining my life (I only play Peach’s character, Queen attitude ya’ll), I was waiting for my digital test to give me an answer, which BTW takes a little too much time when you need an answer ASSAAPP. Some will just say I’m being a drama queen, and I’ll just flip my hair. Anyway, I zoned out and when I looked down that’s when I saw it. The nicely, unoffensive word Pregnant. Clearly, Clear Blue is clear on making you feel some type of way. All I remember is my salad flying and Peach driving into a wall. GAME OVER…I mean GAME ON!
In about two weeks, my life turned into the toilet and I. Me-and-the-toilet type of deal. I couldn’t even keep water down. I never threw up that much in my entire life and it basically lasted for 15 weeks…15 freaking weeks. I feel terrible for women who have morning sickness longer or throughout their whole pregnancy (which is rare)…
I also wrote a post about how I handled morning sickness, click here to read!
I actually spoke to more women out there who didn’t have any morning sickness. So basically, don’t worry. I was informed that if you had a hard time with the pill, chances are you might have morning sickness because of your sensitivity to hormones.
The first trimester is actually the biggest mind fuck (pardon my French). They tell you that you shouldn’t tell anyone for at least three months about your life-changing news. In the meantime, you’re becoming this strange creature, your hormones are more dynamic than a Daft Punk concert and you’re close to getting a 5150 as you slowly look like you hit the buffet a little too hard.
It was actually very challenging for me and I didn’t want to open up about my pregnancy because I was so sick. I was ready to punch you in the face if you looked at me with your perfect put-together-grin and said “congratulations.” I did isolate myself and it didn’t make it easier. I also waited about three months to talk about my pregnancy, I told the closest people to me but it was still very surreal. No matter how you look at it, pregnancy can get very overwhelming with the DO’S and DON’TS and I think that you should design certain aspects of your pregnancy to your own comfort.
The first trimester is the time to grasp, inform and be kind with yourself. Rest, get your prenatal vitamins, be thankful to have the chance to create life! I got ready to feel sooo much better in my second trimester! Party time!
If you’re only a few weeks pregnant, don’t drink a whole bottle of water before a test. It could come up as negative, like my second test did. If I had known that, I would’ve avoided a crazy emotional roller coaster because your hormones are not present enough in your body. If you can wait to do a test in the morning, it’s better.
My breast was painful! I felt bloated and a little swollen. Really foggy and so tired. I was hungry but not to my full potential. And yet, I would need food right away if I did get hungry. It really helped if I didn’t let myself get hungry because my morning sickness would feel worse.
BabyCenter – very informative, keeps going even after birth.
Ovia Pregnancy – you can check medication and food safety.
Pregnancy + – Add your belly pics and more.
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