I made it to the last week of my 1st trimester of pregnancy with pretty much no morning sickness, but by crawling on my hands and knees through the most debilitating exhaustion I have ever felt in my life! I have never felt this tired, and I have two kids – I have been tired since 2011. It is really something else, but I seem to be reaching the end of it. Turns out I am anemic, which is a bit of an issue seeing that I am severely allergic to most iron supplements I have tried.
That being said, yesterday I had my first proper scan where my baby did not look like a weird type of hybrid bean. I can tell you this, it never gets any less amazing watching that little body wiggle around and wave it’s arms inside your womb. It is absolutely mindblowing to me and I could not help but cry.
Baby is the size of a lemon…
and already has fingerprints – how mental is that? Everything looked perfectly fine at our scan and doc is happy with the growth rate. It is always such a relief to hear that everything is okay. With Knox we already knew at 12 weeks that he was a boy, he had absolutely no modesty and flung his legs open to flash us the first chance he got – this one is a tad more shy so we don’t know the gender just yet.
13 weeks marks the time most women traditionally tell people they’re pregnant, because by this stage you are officially over the ‘danger zone’ of the first 12 weeks when miscarriage is more common than the rest of pregnancy. I cannot tell you how many backhanded comments I received from people (not friends and family – just acquaintances) about announcing my pregnancy so early. “Oh, so you really feel fine? Because you told people really early on in your pregnancy… I would have waited” … yeah well, I did it on purpose just to annoy you.
Everyone is different, and everyone chooses to handle their pregnancy differently.
There is nothing wrong with that. What is wrong is that people seem to think they have a right to an opinion when it comes to these kind of things.
Some people have also struggled to hide their disappointment when I tell them I have not had morning sickness or any other symptoms besides sore boobs and being ridiculously tired. Well Susan, I survived two extremely complicated and difficult pregnancies previously, I think I deserve an easy ride – ok?
Why are people so weird?
That being said, I have never been more grateful for good friends, family and the community I found through this blog of mine. I have been touched by your sweet comments and thoughtful words of encouragement as shared our
shocking terrifying surprising happy news. After over 4 years of blogging, it really feels like I’m sharing this journey with old friends. And it’s so cool to hear that some of you are also expecting, so we are on this ride together!
Today I am also ordering my first pair of maternity leggings.
I have started showing at 10 weeks already and this swollen bump is getting extremely difficult to dress. Very few of my clothes fit me and I have gained quite a bit of weight – but YOLO! I need to find some lovely, flowy and comfy maternity dresses for Summer, so if you have seen any lately – please do let me know.
Luckily I have been sleeping really well, but I am having the craziest dreams…
and it really does not help that I have started watching the The Haunting Of Hill House recently or that I have become semi addicted to a Nintendo game called Fortnite…
I have started feeling flutters of movement, and have not had any real food aversions – except mayo. I cannot do mayo at all! Craving sour all the time – I am eating lemons by the bucketload and putting vinegar to pretty much everything. I also prefer plain chicken to red meat or pork and cannot do any fizzy drinks at all.
Other than that… I had a migraine attack last night and thought I was going to die – does anyone have any natural / pregnancy safe remedies I can try next time? Panado did not quite cut it. I get heartburn quite often, depending on what I eat and I have started getting round ligament pains – especially when I cough or sneeze (or just get up too fast!).
But yeah, that is pretty much where I am at right now! I am really enjoying this pregnancy. I am grateful that I don’t have to juggle a full-time job along with growing a human like with the previous two babes (I honestly don’t know how I made it through).
Thank you again for all the check-ins and kind words, and thank you for sharing your journey with me too!