26 July 2012

First Trimester Reflections

Now that I'm officially into the second trimester, I thought I'd have a look back at the last few months and my experience so far:

Feathers in My Cap

  • The reactions when telling family and friends (almost everyone found out by watching the video!)
  • Our midwife, who is easy going, reassuring and very experienced
  • Seeing the baby at our first ultrasound appointment. It was nice to know that everything was progressing as it should be, and so awesome/weird/exciting to see a little person moving around in there!
  • Hearing the baby's heartbeat at our latest appointment with the midwife
  • Overall feeling pretty good for the first trimester (having only mild nausea and plenty of naps helped a lot)
  • Planning and dreaming about what's in store for January

Black Eyes

  • Although nausea was never terrible, most of it happened during our trip which wasn't the best timing!
  • Worrying about a possible miscarriage at about eight weeks (luckily everything worked out OK)
  • Feeling a lot more tired and lacking energy, resulting in a lot of early nights
  • Food aversions (often this included all food), which at least meant I wasn't bothered by the huge list of food restrictions since I didn't want to eat anything anyway!

I'm really looking forward to what the second trimester has in store - especially feeling the baby move and getting a bona fide pregnant belly!


  1. Wishing you a happy & healthy pregnancy!

  2. Hehehe I love the video announcement - very cool idea! :D
    Congratulations! :)

    1. It was really fun to make too! But every time we showed someone in person I'd feel very nervous - I'm not sure why because I knew everyone would be excited!

  3. That's my Boy/Girl rocking a goose neck.