A first time for everything!
I am blessed to part of the few who had it easy in their first trimester. For a first time mom I am very thankful that I surpassed such pregnancy phase without much problems or aches. I’ll say it wasn’t much of a physical but rather it impacts more of my thoughts (the reason I wrote: Thoughts of a First Time Mom)
It took me close to 2 months to really grasped the reality of my pregnancy as there really are very minimal symptoms to begin with. I took me not just one (which isn’t so great, see: My Disappointing First Ultrasound) but two visit to different doctors before we’re able to confirm my pregnancy. See: Our Honeymoon Baby is here! but after that everything runs in smoothly.
Here are the highlights of my First Trimester:
- The baby is here!!! First time to see that little embryo in my uterus and first time to hear the baby’s heartbeat and knowing the expected due date. A little trivia: My husband’s birth date is October 10 and mine is October 15th. So the baby fits just right in the middle at October 13.
- Lazy like Crazy. I will just sleep and sit all day. I didn’t do anything all day and yet I feel so exhausted every night.
- I ate everything. I was still under the impression that I should eat for two and so I did. Good thing is I am never picky and I have no any food cravings. I just eat whatever I want and everyone seems happy to give and cook meals for me. (Now in my third trimester, I realize that those foods are pure evil! hahaha, all carbs and sugar huhuhu).
- Sore and heavy breast. This is a symptom that I really felt. A sure and one of the first real signs of being pregnant, that I can guarantee. My poor 32B breast before has really grown and my pretty bras were not able to keep up and so as early as 3 months I am using a seamless maternity bra that seems to shrink every week. My solution? I bought a bra extender and It was heaven!
- Read. I began to read everything pregnancy related. The most useful is the What to expect when you’re expecting book, it has all the details I need in every questions I have. Also I installed several mobile applications that I check every week for my baby’s progress.
- Few throw-ups. Up until my third trimester I had throw up a total of 4 times and the thing is, once I throw up a specific food I never want to eat it again. So now, I have 4 viands that I can’t eat.
- I have submitted all the requirements and compiled the others in one folder for my Maternity benefits so as to avoid the hassle in the future. See Documents needed for your maternity benefits.
During those times, I am really excited to enter my 2nd trimester as they described it as the “happy and energetic” trimester and based from my experience? It really was.