Hello! Welcome to my pregnancy blog! I’m officially in my 3rd trimester and time is flying! I wish I had started this sooner but better late than never! I’m 32 weeks along but since I missed blogging about my first and second trimester I’ll do a recap!
First Trimester was full of ups and downs. I had no morning sickness thank goodness! But I was overly emotional and I was absolutely exhausted. I could sleep 12 hours a day and still be tired. Not much was changing on the outside but much was changing on the inside. My Doctor (Dr. Edwards) told me that if a human grew for 18 years at the same rate they grew in the 1st trimester of pregnancy they’d be about as tall as a 3 story building!! So my body was definitely doing a lot of work. Something else I found out is that when you get pregnant typically your thyroid (regulates your metabolism) speeds up but mine pulled the E-break so to speak which is common if you already have hypothyroidism as I do. I didn’t know this until my Midwife did a blood panel in my 2nd trimester. I figured pregnancy is meant to make you tired but I also attribute some of the extreme fatigue to my thyroid which I wish I had known sooner it wasn’t functioning correctly! Get your levels checked just to make sure because your thyroid is responsible for your babies hormone production and brain development also.
I didn’t have any weird cravings, I just remember I liked Pho a lot and I had to have cottage cheese in the fridge! I ate a lot of cheese too, and although I was blessed to not have any morning sickness I felt like I had to snack often because if I got hungry I started to feel sick. I focused a lot on getting enough iron and calcium for baby’s development in this part of the pregnancy hence the pho and cottage cheese (not together lol). Folate is also really important but I got that mostly from my prenatal (I used Garden of Life).
My partner and I ended up spending about 3 weeks apart in the first trimester and that was really hard on me, I felt like a plant missing the sunshine. It’s hard to explain the feeling of growing life inside you and not have your partner there. I feel for those women who have their husbands who have to travel during their pregnancies, I really didn’t handle it well and it made me feel depressed. Luckily we got through it and he promised he wouldn’t leave for long periods of time again for the remainder of my pregnancy and I was so grateful!! Guys if you’re reading this, really try to stay with your woman if at all possible because she needs the support, it’s definitely a big change and especially first time mommies like myself, the struggle is real lol! So be there for her (even if she’s a little more crazy than normal, it’s the hormones I promise)!! Love and support go a loooong way when she’s feeling emotional, ask her what you can do to make her feel better and get good at biting your tongue lol. I hear it’s all worth it in the end so hang tight!
Thanks for reading my first pregnancy blog everyone! I’ll release my next one next week!