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My First Trimester

My First Trimester

I have survived the first trimester!

Now, I’ll start by saying that I was truly and utterly blessed. I’ve heard stories that have made me cringe and I thank God that he saw fit to not put me through all of that. …well at least for now…

My first three months consisted of feeling nauseous but I never did the actual deed of throwing up.  Feeling like I had to throughout the day wasn't enjoyable though.  My nausea wasn’t triggered by smells, unfortunately. I think I could have handled that. I would just breathe through my mouth when a scent was too much, right? My nausea, and utter discomfort, had to be brought on by motion. Weird right? But yes, by motion. Anything that I saw move or even if I moved too fast, my nauseous-like feeling was triggered. Driving anywhere was a pain. Even trying to work was dreadful. I couldn't follow the mouse arrow on the computer screen or scroll on my cell phone.  I couldn't even tolerate looking at a TV screen. In a very depressed/pressing manner, I either sat with my back to the TV so I could at least listen to what was happening or I just sat in complete darkness wrapped in my unhappy and lonely feelings. It wasn't fun time for me.

To make matters a bit less enjoyable, I started getting headaches at the tail end of my first trimester. They weren’t on a migraine level, luckily, but they did their damage. The degree of pain fluctuated day-to-day but there was always a little one that remained on the left side of my head. I did take pain pills a handful of times but stopped because I felt I was taking too many while pregnant. I was afraid the baby would come out a pill head.

At our next monthly appointment, my doctor instructed me to drink more water and take iron pills and this would combat the headaches. I trusted her and the headaches eventually subsided.  Thank God.  I the nausea-like feelings also subsided and sometimes I feel like my old, un-pregnant self.  And then I start to get winded if I laugh too much and am reminded about the child within.

As I go onto the next phase, The Second Trimester, dun-dun-dun, I don't know what to expect but I think I'm ready.  Ready as long as this easy pregnancy blessing continues.

My pregnancy story doesn't stop there.

Follow my pregnancy by clicking one of the links below.

Start from the beginning and read about The Day I Realized I Was "Possibly" Pregnant or The First Time I Heard the Heartbeat.

Or jump to the next bit of my journey with all the emotional feels we had when Finding out the Gender of the  Baby.

Then proceed with:

My Second Trimester and all of my unhappiness.

My Baby Sprinkle that a few of my college friends threw for me.

My Third Trimester and the increased discomfort and annoyance.

My Delivery Story.  Spoiler alert: I die a little.

Why I Needed a Mommy Group

Why I Needed a Mommy Group

Why Breast Feeding Wasn't For Me

Why Breast Feeding Wasn't For Me