6 February 2014

First Trimester Pregnancy Update

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Hello everyone! 

As I am new to blogging, I thought I best get you up to speed on my pregnancy, and how I found the first trimester. 

We found out I was pregnant at 5 weeks, having just got back from a week holiday in Portugal. To be honest, we hadn't been trying for very long, so we were very lucky to fall pregnant so quickly! I had been on the pill for about 6/7 years, and decided to come off the pill in August so we could start trying for a family... 4 weeks later we were pregnant! Now I know this isn't the case for everyone, and for some couples it does take a long time to conceive, so we felt extremely lucky to have had this wonderful news so early.

At 7 weeks we did have a bit of a scare, as I had some bleeding. This is very normal in pregnancy, but as this is my first pregnancy I was a complete wreck with worry. We went for a scan and thankfully Baby J was just fine. Phew! 

Up until week 8 I hadn't had many symptoms of pregnancy, apart rom feeling very tired and hormonal. But at week 8, the morning sickness came! Well for me, it was evening sickness, and having dinner just wasn't an option, as I couldn't keep anything down. Thankfully, I could get through the day at work fine without anyone noticing, but when I came home I spent most nights hugging the toilet!

This only lasted for a week or two, so again, very lucky with symptoms! I didn't really experience sore boobs either, just a little uncomfortable..

We had our scan at 13 weeks, and Baby J was doing just great! We were both so excited to share the news with our family, and Tom's daughter, who is 10. She was so excited to be a big sister, so this made it even more special for us! 

Here is a picture of Baby J at 13 weeks...

My emotions in the first trimester were pretty happy. As most pregnant women, I was constantly worrying that the baby was OK, and that Everything I was felling/doing was normal. But other than that, I was very happy and enjoyed having this new life to look forward to! 

I think that's everything covered from my first trimester! If there is anything you would like to know, please leave a comment below! Also, let me know whether you think the scan looks like a boy or girl - I love hearing people's opinion on what it might be! 

Nicola xx


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