Part One – Pregnancy
***This post is very TMI, so please proceed with caution
and don’t say I didn’t warn you!***
Almost everyone is excited to experience pregnancy, especially when it’s your first one. My first pregnancy was a nightmare! I felt like it was never going to end. The first three months went as expected. The so-called “morning sickness” was an all day event making my pregnancy very hard. I mean how many times can you have the stomach flu before your boss and co-workers start to figure things out?
Unfortunately, the sickness got worse and worse and lasted throughout my whole pregnancy. There were times that water would make me throw up. I think I lost count of the amount of times I had to go to the hospital due to dehydration.
Well, as if throwing up wasn’t enough, homegirl in my tummy was constantly resting on my nerve causing my sciatic nerve to keep acting up. I mean I would be walking around in the store and BAM! That pain would kick in so hard that I would just collapse to the floor. I went to appointments where the doctor would try to push her around to move her off the nerve but she would snuggle right back into the same spot. Eventually it got to a point that I’d be collapsing so much that my doctor took me off work when I hit 6 months for safety.
Aside from all the aches and pains, I felt so pretty during my first pregnancy. I had the glow as some people would say. I totally went against the whole wives tale that girls take away your beauty.
No one ever explained to me all the gross side effects and things I would experience. All your ever told is how beautiful the experience is and once you hold your baby in your arms and you’ll forget everything. Ummm NO!! LIES!!!!
Let me be 100% honest with you, I NEVER forgot the pain and gross things I went through. I have zero regrets and clearly did it all over again BUT I can still feel those labour pains to this day!
Fast forward to the last month of pregnancy. The amount of times I thought my water broke was unreal but it turned out to be an excessive amount of discharge. The amount of times I thought I was having active contractions was unimaginable but it turned out to be gas pains. The worst part of experiencing these false alarms was being told “Don’t worry you’ll know when it’s time”. Can I tell you how many times that drove me up the wall? But at the end of the day they were right. I did know when things were getting real because THAT pain was like no pain I have ever experienced before!
To be continued….