Yesterday was 11 weeks.
I don't have a bump pic because my husband is out of town, (and we all also agreed that 12 weeks was a good time to start the bump pics, remember?) but I'm gonna go ahead and write all this down for posterity sake. So when later I look back on my first trimester and tell everyone how easy it was you can all call me a liar.
My first 10 weeks were easy. I was nauseous exactly twice and I had no food aversions.
At 10 weeks 5 days everything went downhill.
I feel like shit.
I'm nauseous, tired, bloated and headachy. And food does NOTHING to make me feel better, it in fact has made me feel worse on more than one occasion. Naps also are starting to make me feel worse rather than better.
I have round ligament pain that makes rolling over at night HURT, like gasp in pain and stop moving hurt. Even if I move slowly from one side to the other, it still hurts. I have heard that for some women RLP can be so severe that it's more painful than labor and I've also heard that for some women they have NO RLP. If I'm already in pain and I'm not even 3 months in, WHAT'S THE NEXT FEW MONTHS GOING TO BE LIKE?
My boobs hurt. First pregnancy my boobs were SO SORE that I took a pregnancy test days before I wanted to and they continued to hurt bad enough that braless was completely out of the question at all times. They also grew quickly in those first few weeks. In the first 2 weeks I was a full cup size bigger with potential to grow out of my brand new bras at any moment. This time everything about my boobs has been different. They have been...tender we'll say, but they didn't hurt. They very very slowly grew but it has taken 10 weeks to get back to where they were at 6 weeks last time. But now, NOW THEY HURT AGAIN. I'm back to braless being out of the question, sports bras at night? oh yes, we're there.
And the zits, THE ZITS! I am generally one zit at a time kind of girl or zitless and I've never been plagued with acne.
But suddenly the zits are taking over.
I have 2 on my chin, 1 on my nose, 1 on my forehead and like 4 right at my hairline! Ew, hairline zits! And they appear out of nowhere. Last night I showered at 5 in the afternoon, no zits. At 8pm when I looked at myself in the mirror again all of the aforementioned zits had appeared out of nowhere!
I'm not actually complaining even though I know it sounds like I am.
Symptoms = pregnant!
I just want this all written down somewhere so that I can't say I had no symptoms in my first trimester which is my tendency when people ask me how I'm feeling. I'm like "oh, no, no nausea, other than being tired, I feel fine!"
I know some people have their head in a toilet for months and so I suppose having what I consider minimal morning sickness doesn't deserve the label and I don't want anyone to think I'm complaining.
But that's real life, here in blogland I'm keeping it real! And real means, I feel like crap, first trimester sucks, can't wait for the 2nd trimester which is just 2 weeks away!