Pregnancy is an exciting time, involving many physical, emotional and social changes. I get it! I have just made it through the first trimester (for the second time!). I have had good days and not so great days!
During the first trimester, your body is going through some AMAZING changes – you are growing another human in your body and with that comes some great and not so great things!
Things you may be feeling include:
- Stress and anxiety
- Morning sickness, night sickness or even all day sickness!
- Worried, but excited
- Have ZERO energy and then bursts of it!
- Wanting to tell people, but not sure you should till you get to 12 weeks
- Yuk and Fat, clothes starting not to fit, your body is changing
- Not looking pregnant in the morning, but far out you look 5 months pregnant by night time!
But you know what, you will be OK! It will be OK, you will get through it and you will have the best prize at the end of it!
During my first trimester the thing that amazed me the most was the outer body experiences I was having with food. I usually eat clean, no packaged, processed foods and I make most things from scratch – unless I am eating out. During weeks 6-8 all I wanted I was the following:
- Hot Chips
- Fish n Chips – although I had grilled fish! Plus the potato cakes!
- Pizza – margarita with mushrooms
- I even had a day of just wanting Dim Sims – that was bizarre
I couldn’t eat vegetables, salad or anything that looked healthy. It was so not me. After about week 9/10 it started to go back to normal. I was able to eat salads again and eat vegetables – BUT only if I didn’t have to cook them! It was seriously insane! Oh and I had a thing for grapefruits for a while as well!
I have been OK in the mornings (most days!), which is lucky for me, because of the job I do! But most afternoons and nights are not great. I haven’t vomited (yet), but have come very close and trying to get through witching hour with a toddler, not being able to cook and wanting to be sick and just lie on the couch, isn’t a great combination!
But in short, everyone’s experiences will be different, just do what you can to get through it!