My first trimester.
I definitely should’ve written this weeks ago because I really don’t remember it. Mommy brain? Pft! How about Zombie-brain (ha..ha.. get it?) Today I’m officially 16 weeks/4 months (which is prolly why I can’t remember the last trimester) and can honestly say it has been quite easy thus far.
Other than the regular lethargic, cranky, vomit-y feelings most every woman with child experiences, I have been super picky about what I eat and have craved all those things sweet or deep fried: the total opposite of my pregnancy with Zoey, which included pickles, pizza, and… pickles. With that said, I’ve surprisingly only gained 4 pounds but look more like a chub rather than a pregger. With Zoey, I felt like a pregnancy goddess. This go-around, I’m trying to stay/get active earlier with some awesome Zumba. Not gonna lie, I feel rather sexy despite my new, bouncy, pregnant bod. Haha! :P Thanks Kayley for introducing me to this ;)
Jon and I decided to find out the gender of our little nugget so we set the date for March 30th! I am too excited as I already have my predictions :} As I mentioned in my last pregnancy blog, we are working to have a natural, home birth with Tree of Life Birth and Gynecology. I am very pleased with the ladies there and recommend you check them out if this is something you’re interested in ;)
So. I remember when I was pregnant with Zoey I read EVERYTHING that had anything to do with a uterus. I always felt like I was “in the know” when it came to pregnancy, but boy oh boy was I surprised, even still, when I experienced those pregnancy milestones for myself. I thought I’d share my experiences in comparison to what I’ve read in a humorous yet honest way. Enjoy!
The Books: You have probably experienced/ will experience the inability to pass a bowel movement.
Real Life: You absolutely will not p**p for at least 2-4 days at a time no matter how much extra fiber you consume while pregnant.
The Books: You may experience some tenderness and soreness in your breasts.
Real Life: You WILL experience a pain worse than a stubbed pinky toe in your nippies, at least in the first trimester. Warn your husbands and nursing babes now ;)
The Books: Your hormone levels will increase during pregnancy causing unbalanced emotions.
Real Life: Don’t leave the house for the next 40 weeks. (no lie, in public, I have called people out on their rudeness on multiple occasions and have been ready to fight. no one will punch a pregnant lady, right?)
The Books: You might feel that you are experiencing memory loss, although their is no scientific proof.. blah, blah, blah I forgot the rest of that one.
Real Life: Blog now before you even think about getting pregnant or you will live your not so fairy-tale movie, “The Vow.” My friends get so annoyed when they say, “Hey Sylvia remember when…”, and I always respond, ” If it was pre-baby, no.”
Disclaimer: I am only speaking from my experiences.. the one’s I can remember that is.. so my normal is prolly nothing you’ve experienced or want to experience. I’d love for you to share your pregnancy experiences in comparison to how it was “supposed to happen.” We could all use a good laugh every now and then :]
also, the most gigantic palmetto bug just crawled in front of me. no, Jane Patch, we are not rich lol