How amazing is pregnancy really? A woman’s body is growing this new life inside them! It’s actually the most incredible thing ever.
I am aware some people absolutely love pregnancy, some absolutely hate it. Let’s face it.. I’m sure most women can tell you that pregnancy comes with some AWFUL symptoms.
I must admit though, I am one of these people that absolutely loved pregnancy. I had my days and my moans.. but I just loved everything about it! Actually that’s a small lie.. I did not love the morning sickness! Wow! I started with morning sickness at around 8 weeks and didn’t I know about it. Every single morning without a doubt I was sick! I couldn’t stomach anything on a morning but also knew I needed to. I never was a huge breakfast eater but now I had someone else to think about. I tried every single trick that people advised.. ginger, crackers, sipping water, digestive biscuits, only eating a little bit.. NOTHING helped me! It carried on until around 18 weeks I was starting to think it was going to be forever haha! I really struggled on a morning trying to get sorted and into work on time. My work were so understanding though they were amazing with me throughout my pregnancy! I was so lucky. The thought of chicken as well.. urghhh.. I couldn’t bare to even think about it let alone cook it. And peppers as well! It’s so strange what happens to your body whilst pregnant.
Another not so great side of pregnancy.. the tiredness! I was absolutely exhausted, it was awful. Every single morning my eyelids felt heavy and my eyes were stinging. This all got better around the second trimester and I seemed to get a new lease of life! But then became worse again near the end.. although I was still sleeping fairly well I could no longer nap. For some reason my body just would not let me no matter how hard I tried (probably preparing me for having a baby) but all I wanted to do was sleep. I’m not sure what I expected though. There was a tiny human inside me who was growing!
One question people always seem to ask when your pregnant is ‘do you have any cravings’. Well yes I definitely did! However they changed on a weekly basis. I went from quavers, watsits, chocolate, Eton mess, fizzy drinks! We kept stocking up the cupboards with my cravings for them to change before I had finished it all! The only one that stuck was ice cream, and I used to never eat ice cream before I got pregnant because it gave me tooth ache. But suddenly I loved it and still do! No one was able to guess baby’s gender on my cravings seen as it was a mixture of sweet and savoury.
So every girl is completely different and find different things the hardest to adapt to during pregnancy. Well mine was 100% my weight gain! I know I was actually carrying weight for 2 of us. But I’ve never been one to take weight gain lightly. I used to have an eating disorder when I was younger (its maybe a blog for another time we will see). So the scales have never been my friend if they were showing me gaining weight. Especially when the midwives kept telling me I had to be careful how much weight I put on.. like I seriously had much control over that!! I wasn’t even eating that bad! The thing is though I LOVED my body whilst pregnant as I absolutely loved my baby bump. I just thought it was absolutely amazing. I used to lie and watch it on a daily basis. Feeling those kicks and movements was honestly the best feeling in the world (even when he was squashing my organs and kicking my rib cage). I was just so fascinated by it all. I just loved going out in public with my bump. However I must admit adapting to having a huge bump in front of me was not my strong point! My spacial awareness was so bad. I was forever walking into things and bumping it off things.. poor Freddie!!
After going through pregnancy I then had to try and come to terms with my body after I had given birth! During pregnancy I felt confident and just amazing.. afterwards I hated everything about myself! The stretch marks, the saggy belly, the changes to my boobs, the fact I was still heavier! I don’t know what I expected to happen like my body was going to snap back to how it was! I was suddenly left with all these stretch marks and a saggy belly that I felt I had no excuses for.. I no longer had a baby inside me! One thing I have learnt over time though.. please please please embrace it! The whole thing, your pregnancy and even how you look afterwards. Your body has done the most amazing thing it could EVER do! It’s created that beautiful little bundle of joy that you now can’t stop staring it. It’s been through a lot through them 9 months, we can’t expect it to go back within a few weeks (like I hoped for).
To all you pregnant ladies out there who are finding pregnancy really hard.. I promise you now it is worth every single second of the tiredness, sickness and changes. You won’t look back and regret it one bit 🖤
I could honestly waffle on to you all forever about my pregnancy! Any questions please just ask me. But I also don’t want to bore you all by carrying on. So il leave you all with some photos of my pregnancy to finish ✨🖤
My pregnancy journey.. my greatest achievement 🖤