FIRST TRIMESTER HELL
You feel like you should be loving every minute of this new journey. You feel horrible. You feel bloated. You want to vomit at every bad smell. Or just vomit all the time. You are tired. You feel fatigued. You might be keeping it a secret till the 2nd trimester. Nope, it’s not always beautiful!
YOU MIGHT NOT LOOK PREGNANT FOR A WHILE
It’s hard to explain to the world that you aren't feeling yourself when you look totally normal. If it’s your first pregnancy you might really only start properly showing just before the half way mark!
YOUR BODY IS NOW PUBLIC PROPERTY
Apparently anyone can now walk past and rub your belly, judge your food and drink choices & comment on your body changes. Welcome to pregnancy!
Noone told me that i’d be going from pancakes to Helium Balloons. Can one just say OUUUUUCCCH!
YOU CAN USE IT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Airport q’s, bathroom q’s, VIP parking - it’s all yours mama! Did you know that in most countries pregnancy gives preference. You’re growing a human, take full advantage of it haha!
BIGGEST WTF ‘MORNING SICKNESS’
You hear about morning sickness, but has anyone every told you exactly how bad it is?? You don’t eat - you feel sick. You eat - you feel sick. You don’t sit and rest, you feel sick. You sit - you get indigestion. You literally just feel SICK!
EXPECTATION VS REALITY OF A HEALTHY DIET
Oh yeah, healthy poke bowls and buckets of veggies were on the top of my list too. Prepare yourself for whatever your little heart desires in that moment. Midnight spaghetti, chocolate for breakfast or a bowl of ice for lunch. Don’t be too hard on yourself !
The grow, a whole entire shoe size. And most of the time they stay. Need I say more…..
You have plans - but they might not turn out the way you want them to so be open minded and ready for whatever comes! A healthy baby and mama are all that really matters.
THAT YOU MAY NOT LIKE IT
Pregnancy is always made out to be this incredible and magical experience that every woman is in love with. But don’t be fooled. Yes growing a human is absolutely beautiful. But not every pregnancy is. It’s okay if you cant wait for that little human to be out of you. It’s okay if you are not enjoying the way you are feeling. It’s normal! It does not mean you are not going to be an INCREDIBLE mother!