Here’s my thoughts on my pregnancy; The truth.

(This is my story, some may relate, some may not. I’m just stating how I felt my pregnancy was and how I handled the situation. This wasn’t written to offend anyone in anyway)

Romeo and I found out I was pregnant sometime around November of 2008. At first I was really hesitant, having only dated a couple months I felt like we had so much room to grow that I wasn’t quite sure where our relationship was heading. I had a million questions hit my mind the moment I walked out of the bathroom with the pregnancy test. At that point even though I knew my mom was going to be disappointed in me I really had no one else to truly ask proper advice from. Getting on the phone the same night to let my mother know what was up was probably the scariest thing I’ve ever done by far at that point in my life. After talking to my mom she literally yelled at me for a good 5 seconds after she realized she was going to be a grandmother and her mood completely changed. She sounded so warm and welcoming on the phone (I swear I’ve got the best support at home from my mom and grandparents).

13 weeks

Sadly, I didn’t quite do a weekly picture of myself because I was so insecure with how much my body had changed. I definitely regret it now! I wish I could go back in time and take tons of pictures of moments that I missed out on just because I felt like I was so uncomfortable with myself. Throughout my pregnancy I think  had all the typical “pregnancy symptoms”. I went through the horrible morning sickness, bloating, gas, vertigo, stretch marks, etc.. I seriously went to battle with my pregnancy. I believe I even had horrible mood swings!

Most women love pregnancy, or at least a majority of them enjoyed being pregnant. Unfortunately, I fall in the category that hated everything about my pregnancy. To top off the fact that I gave birth in the summer was just the worst. If you know me you would know that I hate the heat and being out while lugging around a ginormous belly was frustrating and stressy for me. As excited as I was to see my new bundle of joy I was also frustrated that I had a hard, tough, stressful pregnancy.

Symptoms: 1st Trimester:

  • Nausea
  • Vertigo

Throughout the first two trimesters I’ve actually gotten in quite a tiff with my Doctors. I’ve even had to change my obstetrician because I was so unhappy with how I was being handled. The funny part was when I was in the OR she was the doctor that ended up performing the C-Sec. The first doctor was actually a really good doctor, but in the beginning of my pregnancy I had some complications. For the first couple weeks up to the 13th week the first MD. couldn’t find Ryu’s heartbeat. I was literally back and forth to the hospital since we found out I was 7 weeks pregnant and let me tell you the last thing I wanted to hear was that I was having a miscarriage. I also was such in an emotional state so the way she talked to me made me unhappy. Eventually I decided to get checked at a different medical facility and change my MD. I honestly was so happy with the decision that I made considering that the facility was only 5 minutes away from my job, and my new MD. was great she answered a lot of my questions. The one thing that wasn’t so great was she was upset with the idea that I was losing weight throughout the two trimesters I’ve been pregnant.

Symptoms: Second Trimester:

  • Cravings
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Stretch Marks
  • Swelling feet

I craved for the oiliest food ever. I definitely loved McDonalds fries. It was horrible! When MDs. tell you to eat since you’ve got a baby growing inside of you it doesn’t mean you should eat excessively either. I made that big mistake thinking that I would eventually lose all the weight once Ryu was out (Women that give birth naturally have an easier and faster recovery. Therefore, it should be easier to get back to your old self by working out properly). I tried using every type of cocoa butter out there and well that didn’t quite help with the stretch marks. I became much more moody, but Ryu was growing perfectly fine. He was healthy which is the most important part.

Symptoms: Third Trimester:

  • Mood Swings
  • Braxton Hicks
  • Swelling hands and feet
  • Cravings
  • Heartburn

My last trimester was probably by far the most difficult. I think by the time I hit 8 mo. I barely could walk with all the swelling going on in my feet. I was already on maternity leave, but at the same time not only was I bored, but I was stuck. I was pretty much getting to the point that I was so anxious to give birth because I was having such a difficult time. I even had false labor and ran to the hospital only to find out I was only 2 cm dilated. By the time I was actually admitted I was in labor for a good 12 hours. It was definitely an experience. I was very glad to introduce my baby boy to the world on July 28, 2009!



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