It’s been forever (8 months to be precise) since I sat and wrote a blog post. For those of you who follow me on social media will know that on 11th January we found out our family of two was going to welcome a new addition. I had every intention to do a monthly pregnancy update but things just didn’t plan out as I hoped.
Whilst I was going through a rough start to my pregnancy I tried to search for ways other people coped etc but instead I came across more people talking about how wonderful their entire 9 months were and how they didn’t experience any sickness. I thought this post would bring to light some of the difficulties us mummy’s have to go through before our precious loads arrive.
When I found out I was pregnant I was roughly four weeks and felt absolutely fine and full of excitement. It’s only when I entered the sixth week that I suffered with really bad morning sickness where I was unable to keep anything down not even sips of water. Along with the sickness I was also experiencing multiple vasovagal syncope’s which also resulted in having mild seizures. As a result I was admitted into hospital and put on a drip but till this day the doctors haven’t been able to find out the reasons why I’m still experiencing these episodes.
To combat the morning sickness I was given anti-sickness tablets which caused severe drowsiness, I was sleeping for days on end but still couldn’t stomach food or fluids. I spent the first four months either in bed or with my head over a bucket. I had no idea morning sickness could get so severe, it really opened my eyes as to how difficult pregnancy can be.
I felt so down and emotional most of the time, I couldn’t see myself getting past this rough patch and felt like this is how my entire pregnancy was going to be. It also didn’t help that I had to go off sick from work for almost three months. I’m not used to being in bed all day and not being able to do things for myself, I felt like I lost my entire independence and became so reliant on my husband and my mum.
I tried all the remedies going for morning sickness but nothing worked I had to just let it past. I lost a considerable amount of weight which resulted in my Iron, Vitamin D and B12 being incredibly low. I was put on injections to boost my body back up which was gruelling but I guess it had to be done.
As I approached the fifth month I felt so much better and the morning sickness had magically disappeared. The last four months haven’t exactly been plain sailing as I’ve still experienced the vasovagal episodes but I have finally been able to enjoy pregnancy and all the great things that come with it. I’m now 38 weeks and I can’t believe how quickly the last four months have gone. I’m going to really miss my bump and the kicks but I can’t wait to meet our little one, its such an exciting time!
If you’re a mummy to be I wish you all the best with your pregnancy. For those of you who are already mummy’s please feel free to leave me any useful tips for the last stages of my pregnancy in the comments section below. Hopefully I won’t stay away so long this time and will update you all once the little one arrives.