The First Trimester… Surprise!

It’s been a while but for very good reason, and you’ve probably figured out by now why that is if you’ve read the title to this post….

Surprise! I’m pregnant!

I’m not sure how much I’m going to document on my blog regarding pregnancy, I won’t be one of those mum bloggers hats off to them ladies but I’ve no idea what I’m doing so I won’t be too helpful in that department, I’m kind of winging it, if I’m honest and trying to read as many books as I can to prepare myself for this life changing journey.

I know for a fact that I want to document my thoughts and feelings through the different stages of my pregnancy in case anyone reading this can relate or can learn something from what I’ve been through. In this post we are going to talk about the first trimester.

Symptoms From The First Trimester

One of the main symptoms that I suffered with in the first trimester was, morning sickness, which I learnt very quickly that it doesn’t only occur in the mornings so god knows why they call it morning sickness. The only way I can describe the feeling is that it’s similar to the morning after having a lot to drink and your body can’t decide if it wants to be sick or just feel very very nauseous for the day, and when you suffer with emetophobia it’s not very fun.

Tiredness was something I thought wouldn’t hit me as hard but damn I hit me like a 10 ton truck, I have never felt so exhausted in my life, even getting up and walking to the toilet was tiring. For me this lasted through the whole first trimester and I still feel it now occasionally but I’m getting better at distracting myself with hobbies, I find that works best for me.

My body aching was another thing that really hit me hard, I thought that the aching came later on in the pregnancy when you get bigger but boy was I wrong! I hurt all over, my back was the main thing that hurt the most and I know that it’s only going to get worse the bigger I get.

Mood swings. Where do I start, this coincides with how my mental health was affected in the first trimester too, I found that my mood swings brought back the feelings of ‘being a burden’ and paranoia and assuming that my boyfriend was annoyed by me constantly, which he hasn’t he’s been incredible, so shout out to you boo! I’m so thankful that I have my close friends around me that I know are there for me when I’m struggling and some of them have had children themselves so they know exactly how I’m feeling and what I’m going through. I could probably write a separate post on how my mental health has been affected in pregnancy but I’m going to wait throughout the whole pregnancy to write that as I think it would be interesting to see how it changes.

Changes I’ve Made

When you are responsible for a tiny human growing in you and stealing all your nutrients from your food it means you have to be more conscious about what food you put into your body and studies have proved what food is damaging to your baby. Steak is one that I’ve had to change I can only have it well done, Tuna is another food I have to restrict the amount I eat due to the mercury content inside it. Caffeine, I have to limit the amount of caffeine and have a limit of 200mg of caffeine a day, I have gone down to decaf though which I haven’t had much of an issue with it. Those food changes are only a few, obviously including the no alcohol thing too, but I’m not too fussed about missing out on alcohol don’t get me wrong I used to enjoy a glass of wine but it’s something I’m happy to go without for now.

So those are my little ramblings about the first trimester, I can’t wait to meet my little one. 01.12.2022

TTFN x

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