First of all, I want to thank all the sweet people who have commented on my blog and congratulated me/us on our latest news. It really means a lot to hear the kind comments and support, and means more than you know! I love getting comments on my blog, it is exciting! :)
Secondly, since I am about out of the first trimester I figured I'd give a little run down of how I have been feeling. Mostly I think I have been a little spoiled as this pregnancy has been pretty dang easy so far. I joke that I could be on the show "I didn't know I was pregnant"...except I did know I was pregnant...super early on (oh yeah, and haven't had a period in almost 14 weeks). There still have been some signs and symptoms but nothing really significant. Dad, some of this may be TMI (too much info) so you may want to stop reading now. Here are some:
-Cramping- the first few weeks after finding out I was pregnant I felt lots of cramping in my stomach. It felt like menstrual cramps and it scared me. I did some research and found out this is very normal and I may experience it off and on as the pregnancy progresses.
-Tender breasts-seriously, this has been oftentimes my only symptom. They hurt to touch and are really tender. However, it hasn't been as bad as I have heard others complain of, it didn't affect me wearing bra's or sleeping.
-Fatigue-I have felt tired especially in the afternoon and at night. I often take a long nap after work and go to bed early. Like really early. I passed out last night at 8:30. This is getting to be the norm.
-Black out/dizziness- This was one of the first signs to alrert me that I may be pregnant. I stood up too quickly and blacked out for a second. This happens a lot to me if I stand too quickly; and I have read it has to do with the increased blood supply when you are pregnant.
-Stomach issues- Yeah, its a problem. And that's about all I will say about that.
-Hormones-What??! You think I'm hormonal!?! Ha, yes, yes I really am. I find myself very irritated easily and have no patience for people and situations that in the past I would have been okay with. My poor parents and Matt are pretty much the only ones who have gotten the wrath of Jessica and thankfully they are super understanding. But seriously, one minute I'm crying at something stupid, the next snapping on my husband for not cooking the pizza on the rack (Don't you know if you cook it on the pizza stone it doesn't get as crispy, gah!?)
-Pregnancy brain-I'm not sure if this is a real thing or not, but I have heard tons of women complain of this and have read things online about this. I forget everything and am super spacey. I feel like I can never remember simple words as I am talking and forget things I do every single day (i.e. get the mail). It can be really frustrating but I try to laugh it off as it goes with the territory.
-Headaches- I have been experiencing a lot more headaches than ever. Usually in the afternoon and evening.
So basically that is it. And most of these things are very mild so it's not been bad at all. I really haven't had any nausea or morning sickness. I'd say maybe 4 times I felt a little uneasy but it went away quickly and I have never gotten sick. I'd honestly take all of these things over nausea and am so thankful that I haven't been sick. I'm hoping karma won't get me later on in this pregnancy for that one! ;) I do believe a lot of these symptoms should subside soon since I am entering the 2nd trimester, which I am very excited about!
Honestly I feel so blessed and thankful that I am pregnant and can't complain at all. It has been a great experience and I pray it continues to be and that baby is growing strong and healthy!