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:
- Pregnancy week 5 – First doctors appointment
- Pregnancy week 5 – Queasy
- Pregnancy week 5 – Girl, interrupted
- Pregnancy week 5 – Sleep
- Pregnancy week 5 – Cramps in early pregnancy
- Pregnancy week 5 – Pretending to drink
- Pregnancy week 6 – Tiredness in early pregnancy
- Pregnancy week 6 – Hormonal
- Pregnancy week 6 – Paranoia! Does everyone know I’m pregnant?
- Pregnancy week 6 – In sickness and in health
- Pregnancy week 6 – Getting used to it
- Pregnancy week 6 – Exercising in the first trimester
- Pregnancy week 6 – All day sickness
- 6 weeks pregnant – Paranoia… still
- Bra fitting when pregnant
- Pregnancy week 6 – awful!!