It all starts with a pregnancy test kit that read positive, you are elated about this whole new life developing inside you. You can’t wait to share the good news but you never expect how hellish the next 40 weeks is gonna be.
Don’t believe the soap operas or women who talk about pregnancy like its a breeze. Once you embark on this journey, you would then realize why they came up with quotes like ‘Mothers are the greatest beings on Earth’.
And I’m not even talking about giving birth naturally without epidural yet. (Big salute to those mothers out there who’ve done that!) I’m just gonna tell you about the 40 weeks of nausea, puking, water retention, insomnia, aches, cramps…. oh wait, you want me to stop?
I’d always wanted to write a blog entry titled ‘Surviving the first trimester’. However, the first trimester wasn’t exactly the most trying period of my pregnancy. Despite having a not-too-bad pregnancy so far according to most people who say I’m so blessed I did not require bed rest or suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. It sure wasn’t a smooth journey for me so far.
I may not be puking my guts out and hugging the toilet bowl during the first trimester but I was so bloated. I even resorted to drinking Pepsi just to burp it all out. I also had a loss of appetite and the nausea was so bad, I was sucking on lemon wedges to stay sane.
Come the 2nd trimester, I thought things would turn for the better but I ended up having food poisoning and vomitting everything I ate. For a moment, I thought I was a late bloomer when it came to first trimester puking.
And as we came closer to the 3rd trimester, I was obviously more tired out with constant aches all over the body. I don’t see how some women can gush on and on about how they enjoy being pregnant and how they miss being pregnant. Because I for one, will not miss this 40 weeks of suffering at all.
Every single pregnancy symptom is something you would not enjoy. They say you would glow but it’s most likely extra sebum production on your face which would eventually lead to an acne breakout if you are not careful.
And don’t even get me started on the weight gain or water retention. How ’bout the potential risk of getting yeast infection or piles? It’s really very common to suffer these ailments when you are pregnant. So yeah, I’m not trying to be a pessimist here but just being factual.
I’m currently around 2 months away from reaching the 40th week and I simply can’t wait to get it over and done with. Now, don’t you wish the men could get pregnant too? It’s only fair, right?