It’s been so long since I posted, life has been crazy busy and pregnancy doesn’t help!
So here’s the nitty gritty of my experience with being pregnant and the first trimester.
As you know from my blog post YES+ I found out I was pregnant at 4 weeks. For the majority of the first trimester I felt pretty great. Certain smells made me feel queasy but no throwing up yet. Everyone kept telling me how tired I’d be, and that wasn’t bad either, I was my regular self working like a fene visiting my friends in Yellowknife and making money. I left Yellowknife at week 8 and had my first doctors appointment at home. Life was good. My only compliant was extremely sore boobs; then week 10 came……
Week 10 the real fun started, I went from energetic, loving life and pregnant: what everyone wants for their pregnancy…..to the big, bad and the ugly real quick. I couldn’t do anything without throwing up. I attempted to go crab fishing and I threw up 17 times the first day. Anytime I’d cook I’d throw up, drink water I’d throw up, smile I’d throw up and I was so tired. I don’t know if I was tired because of the lack of nutrients or from just being pregnant, if I wasn’t throwing up I was working drinking ginger tea, eating ginger candy and making sure to take my prescribed diclectin so I could make it through the day without running away and vomiting, then I would get home and sleep for 2 hours make dinner and go back to bed for the night. The remainder of the first trimester continued in this pattern up into the second trimester at week 14. I’ll tell you about that in another post.
We had our first ultrasound at 11 weeks it was really neat. I measured a week and a half ahead of schedule so my new due date is November 20,2018. This part was extremely exciting! I forgot that I had already lost 5 lbs instead of gaining weight like I should be, I forgot that I was starving because I couldn’t eat anything all I focused on was that little peanut sliding and bouncing around in my uterus. I could see it on the screen but it was strange that despite how active it was I couldn’t feel it in my belly yet it was too small.
After we did the ultrasound we posted our news on Social media, even though most of our friends and family already knew.