My First Trimester
So my first trimester has been quite a doozy. I assume it is for any pregnant lady. I’ve been pretty emotional, which I think is pretty typical, and I’ve been eating much more than normal. I was able to stop smoking before I found out I was pregnant, so that turned out to be extra convenient. I think it would’ve been much more difficult to quit with the added stress of baby. I feel it is super important to make an effort during a pregnancy to treat your body extra well.
Things About The First Trimester You Probably Didn’t Want To Know
I’ve definitely noticed things during my first trimester that everyone expects. The increased hunger, being super sleepy, and peeing ALL THE TIME, are among a few of them. But there are also several things that I didn’t realize would happen around this time.
My belly seems so huge! I know it’s not actually the baby, but its not just gas either. During my first trimester, I’ve completely lost my flat tummy. Oh and the gas…my Lord the gas is absolutely terrible. I feel like I could power a few small cars. I’ve had more gas in the past two weeks than I’ve had in my entire life! And it’s sooooo uncomfortable. Feels like my tummy is going to explode. And speaking of my tummy exploding, I can’t freaking poop! And when I can, it doesn’t work right. Pooping is a total asshole right now.
One of the worst problems I’ve had is a chronic headache. It’s turned into a horrible migraine two times now and I’ve ended up in the ER twice. The first time, they gave me Reglin and Benadryl. The second time, they gave me Morphine. I refused it at first, so they tried Reglin again, but it did nothing, so I finally accepted the morphine. That was super scary for more than one reason. Surprisingly, I’ve never had morphine, and I never envisioned my first try would be with my baby. The doc told me that if I went on in that amount of pain, though, it could harm the baby. One of those benefits outweighs the risk type of deals. aye. Surprisingly, the morphine did little to ease my migraine either, so they offered more morphine or I could go home with a prescription of Percocets and Zofran. I’m really not down with painkillers and I was trying to get through this pregnancy without Zofran, because I just don’t trust it, but I figured that combo would be better than more morphine, so I went home. I was throwing up on the way home, and my migraine lasted a couple of more days. It was horrible. I’m definitely going to hold that over my baby when he gets here.
So that’s another thing. I’ve always heard a lot of women feel like they know what the sex is, and I sort of always felt that was more of a myth, like the carrying high or carrying low, high or low heart rate, etc. But I definitely have felt like this baby is a boy. I feel totally ridiculous about this, but I really feel this way.
The First Ultrasound
So yesterday, I had my first ultrasound. It was amazing! I was excited and I knew I’d be super happy about seeing my baby, but when I saw that face, I actually busted out laughing! It was uncontrollable. The tech had to stop several times because every time he jumped up and down, I laughed so hard. Tears were streaming down my eyes, but I was giggling. It was the best feeling in the whole wide world. And the sonogram pictures were awesome. Here is my amazing Mohawk baby:
And here’s the side view of the baby:
Other Side Effects During My First Trimester
-Everything tastes bad, or rather, just not right. At all. But it seems like that’s only going to be during my first trimester. I was able to eat some beef the other without it tasting super weird.
-A horrible taste in my mouth that is just now starting to go away (Thank GOD!) The only thing I could do that would give me relief from the nasty sour taste was to gargle warm salt water
-Emotional ups and downs….duh…I was already girly enough, but I have seriously been so excited by the most ridiculous things and cry about the least sad things
-Sharp pains that feel like muscle cramps in my lower belly. I found out this is ligaments stretching to get ready for baby. Rolling over at night, or moving fast was the worst, but the pains seem to be happening less and less.
-Huge boobs! I love them, but some days they hurt with the slightest touch. They really are nice though. It looks like I got mini implants. I just hope they stay this way after the baby.