10 Things I Forgot about The First Trimester

10 things i forgot about the first trimester- a mothers musings on pregnancy

Number 4 is on the way, which would account for things being very quiet on the blog-front as of late.  The toilet and I are kinda besties right now.  And on good days I figure I better focus on my neglected children rather than blogging.  But to help get me through the rough first couple months I’ve been compiling a list to humor myself.  Life always seems a bit easier to handle if you can laugh at it, right?  I tried to keep the more graphic elements of my misery off the list, you know, because who wants to read about my toilet adventures?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.  So with this being my fourth rodeo, you’d think I would not have forgotten that…

  1. The line between starvation and so full I want to cry is like… 3 bites.
  2. The amount of time that passes between being so full I want to cry and starvation again is like… 10 minutes.
  3. Much like when potty training a toddler- the first thing I am looking for when I walk through the doors of any public establishment is…. the bathroom. Image result for public bathroom sign
  4. How is it that something, which is apparently the size of an olive, is suddenly head-honcho around here- calling all the shots for a family of 5?! Yes that’s right dear family, its oatmeal for dinner again, EAT UP!
  5. Since when were all the commercials about food?? …and since when did commercials about food make me cry? And since when did whatever Chef Pasghetti is making on Curious George make me salivate?
  6. Image result for Chef PisghettiThe amount of quality sleep I get between tossing and turning, aches and pains, potty breaks, bouts of nausea and toddler interruptions is like… less than I’ll be getting when I have a newborn.
  7. The difference between being energized and ready to conquer the day and wanting to crawl in bed and call it a day is… getting 2 kids off to school in the morning.
  8. I have to pee so bad i’m pretty sure my bladder is going to explode!  Oh wait… maybe it was just a trickle… and repeat.  Every hour, on the hour.
  9. I could take a shower and do my hair and make up today… but then it would just smear all over my pillow at nap time…  And after all that work it would definitely have to be nap time.
  10. I’m planning on wearing some version of stretchy pants, sweat pants, or pajama-wear for the next 5 months.  You can judge me.  Its ok.  I would probably judge you….because…


10 things i forgot about the first trimester- a mothers musings on pregnancy


*disclaimer: I hope my remarks are taken in good fun and are not offensive to anyone in any condition.  I know pregnancy is a special and sacred thing and I am grateful to be bringing another little spirit into the world.  Pregnancy has always been a very challenging experience for me, however, and I wouldn’t mind if the next 5 months flew by 🙂

6 thoughts on “10 Things I Forgot about The First Trimester

  1. Love love love….. you crack me up. You are a very talented writer and should get a side job in some sort of comedic role. 🙂 thank you so much for sharing I enjoyed reading. I also wish to add how grateful I am for your little disclaimer at the end as a woman who spent 7 years with infertility struggles I’m certainly sensitive to that as well.

    1. Thanks Cynthia! I was nervous to publish this one on account of offending someone. Hopefully people know just because I make light of something, does not make it less special to me. Just helps me through the rough patches 😉 Love ya!

  2. Congratulations on the pregnancy! I’m glad peeing your pants after sneezing isn’t on your list, it was up there on mine… pregnancy is so glamorous.

  3. Ha ha ha! We’re trying for number 3. Thanks for reminding me what I have to look forward to? hope the time in yuck phase passes quickly for you!

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