2017/02/27

MY PREGNANCY IN A NUTSHELL


THE BEGINNING

The beginning of the pregnancy went down pretty well. I wasn't feeling nauseous at all, although - I was living in a constant fear. What if this baby won't stick in my belly? What if once again I'm doing something wrong and this little creature in my belly decides that he won't be sticking around? All the what ifs rolled over my head millions of times during a day. That combined with the stress about the co-operation negotiations at work and everything that happened at work after negotiations I was pretty sure I was going to lose my mind. I mean, who gets pregnant during the most stressful time of her life, meaning that she needs to quit smoking at the same time. To quit that one thing that kept me calm during, well - most of the things.
After all, quitting smoking was the easiest thing I've done these past six months. When I found out I was pregnant on 20th of June 2016 I stopped in a wall. After that, there's only one cigarette I've smoked and that's because I was so angry about something that happened between me and one of the friends I thought was a close friend of mine.

THE SECOND TRIMESTER

The second trimester was absolutely chill. Oh, my goodness, I enjoyed being pregnant, my bump was growing. We found out if Dino is going to be a boy or a girl and I was finally accepting the fact that I've successfully kept the baby inside of me and started to realise that he wasn't going anywhere. He was here to stay. I also reached some kind of calmness of mind when the second trimester started and I actually started looking like I was pregnant. Even though, everyone kept talking about my eating at the maternity clinic and doctors appointments. Haha, to your face - I managed to grow a little healthy baby with the way I eat, even though I'm not eating any meat and I hardly use dairy products.

THE BEGINNING OF THE THIRD TRIMESTER

The third trimester started out well. I was feeling confident about myself and I started creating the image of me being a mum inside of my head. I started reading more mummy blogs, found few super lovely bloggers like MaisieKendel, and Kirsty. I honestly love reading their updates about their pregnancies and well, families now that they have given a birth already.
At the beginning of the third trimester we had bought everything for the baby, decorated the nursery and we had everything ready and the only thing that was missing anymore was the actual baby.

THE THIRD TRIMESTER

Last month has been somewhat interesting.
Even though everything has been fine throughout the whole pregnancy, I began to fall down like a leaf from the Autumn tree. My sleeping got worse. I mean, I haven't been sleeping at all. I was told it's pretty normal to loose sleep at this part of the pregnancy but this is absolutely insane. I keep staying awake during nights, sleeping small amounts during the days and I'm overall exhausted all the time. It's so awful to listen to people tell me how I need to rest and get some sleep before the baby comes, but honestly - I believe I could sleep way more if the baby was out of my belly.
I started having mild, yet a bit painful contractions (or Braxton Hicks?) at pregnancy week 35 and after that walking, sitting or just laying down has been incredibly hard. I mean, what the actual hell.
Most of the times I feel like this baby is sucking the whole life out of me and I'm so tired of feeling this way. Oh, and the best part?
I had my very first pregnancy meltdown a couple of weeks ago when I realised the fact that in my closet, there's only one t-shirt (which is J's), that fits me at the moment. Nothing else fits. I felt like a whale and it lowers my self-esteem to a completely whole new level. I literally burst into tears in the middle of a pile of my clothes. That really wasn't one of my best moments and when combining it to this exhaustion I'm going through at the moment, no wonder why I'm not leaving the house anymore.

LAST WORDS

Even though this pregnancy has not really been my piece of a cake, especially during this third trimester, I've really enjoyed this. Or well, I enjoyed it until I started seeing stars, my head started to ache and I quitted sleeping during nights.

There's nothing I would change. Absolutely nothing.
Thinking about the fact that there's a living person in my belly, the one I and my husband have created is worth it all. I've complained more than I'm probably allowed to, but honestly - be pregnant and you'll know how great it is in all of its awfulness.


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25 comments:

  1. Sounds like a rollercoaster ride but I think it'll all be worth it once you have your little baby in your arms!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. Oh, it's definitely worth it :-) !

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  2. Sounds like you've had a bit of a rollercoaster ride with your pregnancy. Mine hasn't been the best I'l admit, I've been in and out of hospital a lot with various health issues, I've got about 5 weeks left but I am so excited to meet our little one. It does make it all worth it in the end right!?

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    1. Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your struggles! I'd say it's definitely all worth it at the end :-)

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  3. It sounds like you were having hard times time to time but now it's over. No more whale feelings, complains about eating or work stress. Now you can just concentrate on yourself and the baby. :) How is everything going with the baby so far?

    Nora / https://dreamerachiever.com

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    1. Oh, definitely! Everything has been great :-) Although, breastfeeding is not working with us at all :/

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  4. I've been waiting to see if there were any arrival posts!! Everyone's pregnancies are different as some people get really ill & others glow for the whole 9 months, it's always interesting what people's view points are on their one.

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    1. Haha, yeah - each pregnancy is different. Some might have the sweetest road and some the bumpiest one.

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  5. Well, whatever problem you have had during your pregnancy now it's all behind. You have now your little baby and i am pretty sure you have already forgot everything. xo xo

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  6. I can only imagine the emotional and physical rollercoaster that pregnancy brings - I think youve been quite a trooper and looked beautiful throughout.

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    1. Haha, thank you for your kind words Karoliina!

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  7. I still cat get my head around that we actually grow a human inside our bellies! It really is magical. You've done do well and you should be super proud. Ree love30

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    1. It's super magical! And so weird at the same time haha :D

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  8. Wish you all the best to you and your baby :)

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  9. Oh god I remember the sleepless nights! Believe it or not I slept better when he was born! I hope your feeling much better now x

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    1. Oh if anything, I'm sleeping so much better now! And on my stomach, oh my goodness that feels so great :D

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  10. So sorry that you are having a tough time, but think it will be worth it when your bubba arrives safe and sound. x

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    1. He arrived safe and sound haha :-)

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  11. Ah that will be lovely to look back and read in the future :)

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  12. Congrats on your new arrival - I swear the sleep in last trimester is to prepare you!

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    1. Thank you :-) yeah, that's what I've heard. It worked out well a couple of weeks but now I'm like a zombie before my morning coffee :D

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  13. Pregnancy can be really crap! More people need to speak up about the crap times instead of all the lovely glowing times!!
    Wishing you lots of luck for a smooth birth and delivery xx

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