Monday, March 30, 2015

My Pregnancy Experience

MY pregnancy experience and by that I mean the actual pregnancy itself not the shit that happened in my life during my pregnancy.
When I first found out I was pregnant I was at work I had a feeling that I might have been pregnant because we had been trying to get pregnant and were having unprotected sex and I also knew when I was ovulating. I hadn’t had my period yet I wasn’t supposed to get it for a few more days but I just felt like I needed to check. I went and bought 2 tests and took them both waited for the allotted time and looked at them and low and behold they were both positive. I had a mixed rush of emotions I was excited and scared shitless all in one. I immediately went and told my best friend who was working I had a big smile on my face that I couldn’t wipe off.
First Trimester
My first trimester was pretty easy I have to say I didn’t have any morning sickness which I was very thankful for. The only things that I had were sore nipples it sucked sleeping on my stomach but that was the way I liked to sleep. There were a couple times where I was hit in the stomach and my reaction was to curl up in a ball and cry because I wasn’t expecting either of them. The first was early in the pregnancy we hadn’t gone for an ultrasound or anything yet and I was lying in bed and our king shepherd who was still a puppy but huge jumped on me hitting me right in the stomach it knocked the wind out of me and I curled up in a ball crying on the bed I couldn’t control myself. The second time was the exact same situation and reaction I had stupidly laid on my back in bed and the same thing happened I had learned my lesson and never did that again. MY first craving was milk I hadn’t drank milk in a long time because it doesn’t sit well on my stomach but that was all I wanted for the first little while then it quickly switched to orange juice, I drank so much orange juice it was ridiculous. I would go through about 4L of orange juice in less than a week.
Second Trimester
The second trimester from what I can remember was pretty easy I had a lot of heart burn. I craved spicy food and orange juice so that was quite a mixture. I also had a lot of stressful things happen in my personal life during the second trimester so I was constantly trying to keep my life as stable as possible by trying to keep those stresses out of my life.  By the second trimester I was no longer able to sleep on my stomach boo! I was starting to feel movement but I didn't look pregnant at all especially when wearing my uniform you could only tell when I wore tighter clothes. I was tired a lot during this trimester and had to pee all the time it was so awesome haha!
Third Trimester

The third trimester was pretty easy until the end of it I never had the swollen ankles (they came after I had her) and I didn't actually start really showing until the last maybe 2 months. I worked about 30 hours a week at this point running around the store I work at as a supervisor. getting closer to the end of my pregnancy I started having hip and leg pains. I was having issues walking. I thought it was just a temporary thing but it was only temporary until I had my daughter. The worst it got was the one day my family and I were at the neighbours having a birthday party and I needed to go home to lay down because I was very uncomfortable on their couch and in a lot of pain. So I started walking to my house slowly because it hurt so bad to walk It felt like I had pulled my groin and my pelvis was ripping apart. It took me half an hour to walk across the street all well balling my eyes out because it just hurt so bad. I ended up going to the hospital that night because my parents called an ambulance to make sure everything was ok with my baby which everything was. but from then on I was off from work so I had to leave work a month earlier than I had wanted to but I wasn't able to move easily and my job is a high movement job. So I spent the last month of my pregnancy mostly in bed with a heat pack and Tylenol and minimal movement.  So all in all my physical pregnancy experience was pretty good emotionally is a whole other story I'm not going to get into. 

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