Surviving the First Trimester

Surviving the First Trimester

Hellooo second trimester! When I look back on my first trimester with this my second child, it’s fun to compare and contrast what my pregnancies have been like. All in all I see many general patterns that ring true regardless of what I may or may not be doing differently this time around. The similarities in particular put me in a place where I can’t help but think of the old Jeff Foxworthy “you might be a redneck” jokes…except replace “be a redneck” with “have survived the first trimester.” Bear with me and enjoy a few giggles as I share with you my experiences thus far…

1. If you have become accustomed to sleeping with saltines or any other food on your nightstand…you might have survived the first trimester.
2. If you know what zofran & diclegis are…you might have survived the first trimester.
3. If you’re not sure which is bigger, your prenatals or your daily (hourly….) hormonal mood swings…you might have survived the first trimester.
4. If you spent the last 6-7 weeks queasy &/or vomitting (perhaps because you didn’t know about zofran & diclegis)…you might have survived the first trimester. (ps…some of us *ahem* are still getting sick when we try to go without our meds…not fun)
5. Speaking of the bathroom…If you have made more trips to the bathroom to pee in a 24 hour period than you used to all week…you might have survived the first trimester.
6. If you ever made your husband save his empty beer bottles & caps to refill with O’Douls to try to throw your friends & family off your trail…you might have survived the first trimester.
7. If you have fallen asleep in random places at random times over and over again to the point that you worry you might be narcoleptic…you might have survived the first trimester. (Wait a minute…that happens to me even when I’m not pregnant…hmmm.)
8. If you suddenly developed the olfactory senses of a bloodhound…you might have survived the first trimester.
9. If you have come up with more than your fair share of games to play with your other young children that involve you laying on the couch while they play around you (doctor, beauty shop, etc)…you might have survived the first trimester.
10. If, once the queasies were under control, you couldn’t stop constantly eating (a semi-full tummy is a happy tummy!)…you might have survived the first trimester.
11. If your “regular” clothes are too small but maternity clothes are still too big…you might have survived the first trimester.
12. If, to remedy the problem outlined in #12, you have used a hair rubberband hooked around the button & button hole of your pants to keep them up while wearing them completely unzipped…you might have survived the first trimester.

There you have it. My list of survival notes from the first trimester. What am I missing??? Would love to hear if you have anything to add!

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