The First Trimester
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
I am finally in the second trimester of my pregnancy. I am so glad I am out of the first trimester. It felt like I was in the first trimester for so long! I have a pregnancy app on my phone and it is so nice seeing Baby look like a proper baby now instead of a little alien (hehe!). Every Monday (and sometimes in the week) I open up the app to take a look at roughly what Baby looks like and it just gets me so excited.
I found out I was pregnant on Monday, 16th November 2015. After countless of negative pregnancy tests and a negative blood test from the doctors, I finally had a positive test when I was 16 days late. Counting back, I found out I was pregnant at only 4 weeks. So it makes sense to why the pregnancy does seem a lot slower. I found out at 7 weeks with Mia and 5 weeks with Elliw, so finding out at 4 weeks with Baby is making the first half of pregnancy extra slow.
I haven't been feeling 100% through the first trimester. I have had a lot of pains, which now I look back at and they must of been stretching pains. I've also had no energy, felt nausea very often through the day and for the past two weeks I have been feeling very hormonal and emotional. I have been teary over everything and anything, from small to big.
I don't really have any first trimester essentials. Hot chocolate is something I have been drinking daily as I have been really cold during this pregnancy and I am not usually a cold person. Before I found out I was pregnant with Baby, I would drink up to 6-7 cups of tea, with a lot of sweetener. I suddenly cut back to one a day and then to none a day! I can't stand the thought of the taste in my mouth, or even the smell right now, which is a good thing I guess!
I am really looking forward for my second trimester journey and see how I feel and cope. There area few things I am worried about during this pregnancy - but that is for another post! If you would like to read more of my pregnancy posts you can read them here.