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,