I love being pregnant and I have since the day I found out when two pink lines appeared on the pregnancy test. Tears were shed and instant love was felt for the little cells growing inside of me.
I feel so blessed and my heart is full of gratitude that I am one of the lucky ones that can get pregnant and carry a baby because a lot of women can't.
"Being pregnant is a blessing and not a right and I think sometimes this is forgotten.
But as much as I adore the growing little human inside me, the first few weeks were a little tough I'm not going to lie.
I have heard some horror stories, including from friends who were sick the whole 9 months and thank goodness I am not one of them. Or on the other side of the spectrum, the ladies who had nothing and felt great the whole way through. You lucky ducks! I was somewhere in the middle of this spectrum.
So a little back story on me and what I loved and did before I got pregnant...
:: I am an avid reader, I always have multiple books on the go.
:: I exercise 3-4 times per week and meditated afterwards.
:: I did journaling and pulled angel cards.
:: I was good with my eating besides some sneaky chocolate here or there.
:: I adore my business and write blogs and putting up content every single week.
:: And I love drinking herbal tea multiple times a day.
Well this all went out the window once "morning" sickness hit!
One of my dear friends who was also pregnant at the time warned me that between week 6 - 8 is when your HCG (pregnancy) hormones are at their peak which equals not feeling too crash hot.
Before I found out I was pregnant, I didn't really have any symptoms except a little tiredness and sorer than normal breasts. Other wise I was doing A-Okay.
So week six comes along and BAM! The nausea was constant...all day long. Lucky for me there was no vomiting except once during a migraine. The food that I usually love and makes me feel great just wasn't doing it for me. My best friend from this time until around week 13 was carbs. Bread. Crackers (Savoys). Fruit toast. Pasta. Rice. It was the only thing that would make the nausea go away and that was for about an hour or so if I was lucky.
Then there was the tiredness or more like exhaustion. I was so thankful that I worked for myself because I literally did my morning appointments then went back to bed. I got up and went straight to the couch. Then I did my afternoon/evening appointments and finished off the day back on the couch. I had never felt anything like it because I am usually a very active and energetic person.
My exercise and meditation went out the window. Reading just didn't happen. Blog posts went on hiatus. The thought of hot drinks made me sick. Cooking was easy quick food that my beautiful husband cooked for us.
My business ran on the bear minimum but I didn't let it show to my clients. I put on my poker face and was motivating and encouraging as always. I let my readers know I was taking a little break from my blog because my creativity had diminished and I needed to nurture & restore.
Emotions were really high during this time. Tears were shed but only twice because I felt terrible complaining and whinging about something that is so beautiful and special.
The thing I learnt most during this time was that it is okay to take time for me and listen to my body. If I need to lay on the couch all day, then do it. Letting my husband cook and clean is absolutely fine. I surrendered to the situation. I needed to. And it is okay for you to as well.
We are growing a human being inside of us, remember this! It takes a lot of work from your body and mind and there will be effects from this such as all of the above that I mentioned with me.
Nurture. Sleep. Surrender. Relax. Rest. Whatever you need to do, do it!
I would love to hear your story from your first trimester and pregnancy...what came up for you? What did you have to give in to? Share with me in the comments below.
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Be happy & healthy,