The First Trimester

My first trimester was your typical horrific experience. But then I didn’t know it was supposed to be awful. I was still living under the great lie that pregnancy is a “special” time. Is it, bollox. The first three months of most pregnancies are like a three-month hangover complete with sickness, tiredness and The Fear.

You’re probably getting the impression that I didn’t enjoy it. You’d be correct.

I felt horribly guilt about not enjoying it too. I felt like I was failing at being a mum before I’d even begun and that some women had symptoms much worse than mine so I shouldn’t be complaining… but others had none! Not fair.

I even thought I might not be able to love my child because it was making me feel so desperately awful. But I’m out the other side now and I can safely say that when it gets better pregnancy IS a special time. But, I’m not going to lie, it’s still hard, uncomfortable and not particualrly enjoyable. It’ll all be worth it though (so I’m told).

My first trimester:

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