Friday, 30 May 2014

Pregnancy Sucks

Yep. I said it. Pregnancy sucks. I hate to moan about such an amazing thing but sometimes the hormones take over!

I do feel so very grateful to be pregnant. With Paige we had a long road of trying to conceive and this time we conceived very quickly but I believe that it happens when the time is right. I know a lot of people struggle a lot more and some never make it. This does make me feel bad about moaning but I'm trying to keep it as real as possible on my blog. I've never met anyone who has a perfect pregnancy the whole way through with no complaints at all. If that's you then I must say I'm jealous.

For me it started in the first trimester. Morning sickness. It isn't nice throwing up multiple times a day. Not every woman gets morning sickness but a lot do and it isn't very nice. I ended up in hospital on a drip and then on sickness tablets. A lot of women suffer a lot worse and have to stay in hospital.

During the second trimester things tend to calm down a lot. You mostly feel good. Your energy comes back and morning sickness normally fades away. Although it can last all the way through your pregnancy. I am very thankful that mine fades in the second trimester.

Then you hit the third trimester. This for me is hard. I've found it really hard. I have just weeks left and I'll be honest a part of me is wishing them weeks away. Between the heartburn, tiredness, extra weight, trouble sleeping, random aches/pains, the annoying braxton hicks, mood swings, water retention, stretch marks and running around after Paige it is hard. There have been times when I've sat and cried, the joys of crazy hormones. Sometimes you need to be that crazy pregnant lady who cries at the drop of a hat or eat one two many chocolate biscuits.

I always remind myself that my body is doing such an amazing thing. I'm carrying around a 5lb+ baby who is gaining weight and developing very quickly. I wake up and thank my body each and every day for been able to create and nurture a growing baby. I feel very lucky and know that it is 100% worth it.

But it is hard.

What do you find hard about pregnancy?

Thanks for reading,

Nicola Xx


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  2. It's good to let it all out sometimes, pregnancy can be tough, when pregnant with Amelia i think i had it pretty easy looking back now even though i suffered really bad with Anaemia and was ill all the time but was lucky not to experience morning sickness. Don't worry you don't have much longer left try and relax in these last few weeks i know thats easier said than done. xx

  3. I was sick for the first and second trimesters with both of my pregnancies - I never had the happy 'glowing' time that everyone talks about. Pregnancy and my body just did not agree at all!

    1. Awww. I don't feel like I ever glow during pregnancy. Its blooming hard work growing a human! x

  4. Aww bless you! Sometimes we all need a good rant, I know I've had my fair share through this pregnancy! You're doing fab though, keep smiling and it won't be long til your bundle of joy is here :) xx

  5. I wrote a similar post last week. It is tough, undoubtedly. We can feel blessed and love our unborn children, but we don't have to pretend it's easy because it definitely isn't! Some people don't have food, houses, jobs, but we don't feel guilty if sometimes we moan about a bad meal, a leaky roof or a nightmare colleague. Embrace pregnancy for what it is but by all means allow yourself to feel the lows when they come xxx


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