Hiding this beautiful little blessing has been the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I want to scream it at the top of my lungs for the whole world to hear. But both Andrew and I agreed that we would wait until we were given the all clear from the doctor. We did tell our parents as you can tell from my previous blog, our roommate (we were afraid the morning sickness might give it away) and my dear friend Samantha. To be honest I have been really lucky with this pregnancy so far.
Here are some of the things I experienced through this first Trimester.
I consider myself extremely lucky with this one. Yes, I suffered constant nausea, but only had very mild vomiting (ewwww) thank god. I know a few friends that suffered really bad morning sickness. I was also lucky that this only last around 4 weeks. Because I was on placement at the hospital I was a bit nervous it was going to effect my time there but luckily it didn’t. I really was blessed in this aspect.
Cravings & Aversions
This one has been a bit weird. In the first month, it was gingernut biscuits, they also helped with nausea. Other than that the cravings haven’t been too bad but the aversions, wow. Most green vegetables taste like copper, red meat makes my stomach turn and for a while there Macca’s smelt like rotting meat. What comes next I don’t know but it will be interesting.
Being a first-time mama this was bound to happen. But for the first trimester I was terrified of so much: hurting the baby, losing the baby, being an emotional wreck all the time, being sick in public, falling asleep in weird places, could we really afford this baby, etc. Everything I ate I was second guessing. Then I started making lists. Oh god. This helped so much. Yes, I’m one of those. I started creating lists for everything from To-do lists for each trimester (I have attached My first-trimester to-do list at the bottom), what we needed to start stocking up for the baby and the house, and even starting to plan the baby shower. Find something that relaxes you and run with. It really helps.
This one is the most important. You need to make sure you have at least one support person. I was lucky to have a few, but my number one is Andrew. He has been above and beyond amazing. Anything I have needed or craved he has been out the door and home within minutes. Offering back rubs, doing most if not all the cleaning, and still staying on top of all his uni work. I am so blessed to have such an amazing partner and this baby is lucky to have such an amazing dad. He will be so amazing.
This is just my experience and things that have affected me this Trimester. Please remember that this is different for every single mama. No pregnancy is the same as is the birth. I am so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing supportive people. If you need extra support please always remember to ask your doctor. The sooner help is sort after the sooner you can enjoy this beautiful blessing on your life. I have also attached a to-do list to help with a few things that should be looked at during this trimester.