You may have noticed that I have been very quiet recently on my blog as well as my other social media platforms and the reason being is……..
Yes, I am pregnant! Three words that I never ever thought I would get to say. It’s taken quite a few years to get here, 13 years to be exact and it is only just sinking in now that I am growing a human (and realising how tiring that is too!).
I am currently 13 weeks pregnant and the last 9 weeks has been spent:
- Worrying is everything going to be ok? And that cramps, twinges and pulling sensations are normal in early pregnancy and does not necessarily mean you are about to get your period.
- Going to the bathroom to pee 36876 times in a day and during the night! And if you get a urine infection that will increase a hell of a lot more due to needing to pee every 15-20 minutes!!
- In a constant state of tiredness due to the nocturnal toilet visits. I’m getting up every 1.5-2hrs to go to the toilet, as soon as I have fallen back asleep my bladder is telling me it is full again.
- Eating! Not sure if it is due to the steroids I’m on or if I’m just being a greedy pig but I have been eating ALL. THE. FOOD. If I’m not eating I’m thinking about what I’m going to have for my next meal/snack.
- Taking medication. Until last week I was on 17 tablets, pessaries and injections a day to stay pregnant. Thankfully I’m nearly off most of them now and will only need to stay on 6.
- Feeling fat and bloated due to the medication. By 8 weeks pregnant, at night I could quite easily pass as being 6 months due to the bloat. Elasticated trousers and floaty tops are my new BFFs.
- Also being Bloaty McBloatface for the last three months due to being on steroids, apparently this will disappear after being off the meds for a few weeks…..and then no doubt replaced with pregnancy puffy face!
- Looking like I’ve had a boob job. Trying to squeeze my newly inflated chest into my pre-pregnancy tops is a struggle. By 7 weeks pregnant I had already gone up a cup size to a 34F!!
- Being unsociable. Fitting in the timing of all the meds, being knackered, feeling fat as well as not having anything to wear means the last thing you want to do is go out. Hibernation is definitely the way to go for the first few months.
- Lack of energy. A sloth probably has more get up and go than what I had! Everything seems such an effort in the first few months so lying on the sofa and watching tv sounds good to me.
Now that I am approaching my second trimester I can let out a tiny sigh of relief that the higher risk stage is now over. I can now look forward to the increase in energy and the pregnancy glow that the books promise this trimester to be all about!!
If you have been pregnant what did you spend your first trimester doing?