The first 12 weeks…

The first 12 weeks are always the hardest when it comes to pregnancy, a little secret you have to keep all to you and close loved ones, but if you are anything like me then you will also have 12 or so weeks of feeling so scared of the what ifs.

I am about to start my final week of my first trimester – 12 to 13 weeks and I am happy to say that I cant wait for it to be over.

I have had the most incredible morning sickness, which everyone tells me is such a good thing, but I have also wondered, worried most days. I wish I could be the sort of woman not to worry, but as my OB told me “You wouldn’t be a mother if you didn’t worry” – he probably just says that to all of his highly strung clients though haha.

I found out early at 3 weeks so I have had about 9 awesome weeks of some crazy morning sickness. It didn’t seem to matter what I did, the sickness just kept on rolling in. With my first, it came in the morning but stopped around lunchtime, with this little one, it has been a constant reminder of the little life growing inside me.

Even in the middle of the night if I had to go to the toilet, it would be there, urging for me to throw up.

I tried the small meals, large meals, salads, veggies, carbs, ginger, crackers, vitamin B, Mylanta. I do have to admit it wasn’t until I went to this ultra strength ginger cube that things slightly helped, it also did coincide with week 11 so it could have been just a nice coincidence.

So now we await the next scan which is tomorrow, the NT scan, which checks for all sorts of things including the probability of down syndrome. It is every parents preference to have this scan or to not have this scan, I personally just like to get it done so I am aware of everything that is going on with my baby.  So fingers crossed for some great results tomorrow.

As my 12 weeks wind down, and I know how hard and full on pregnancy can be, without sounding cheesy, I also know how extremely blessed I am, this is now my second pregnancy that besides crappy morning sickness it has gone well. Nothing unusual and I thank my lucky stars everyday that I have never had to endure countless tests and probing to fall pregnant. This is not lost on me. There are so many women out there that would absolutely kill to fall pregnant, and it breaks my heart for any woman to go through that. so apart from my whinging I am incredibly happy and very excited to be carrying my next little love.

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