Thursday, 28 April 2016

My Pregnancy Journey (0-5 Months)

I don't really know how to start this post, however I thought it would be a good idea to share my experience in the hope that people can relate and I'll be able to help others who go through or are going through the same experience.

So I found out I was pregnant at the end of last November, and it was a complete shock to me I was on the contraceptive pill so being told I was 2-3 pregnant was quite a surprise. I'm a big believer in fate though and took it as a sign to go through with it.

The first trimester for me was a really struggle, from 6 weeks my morning sickness kicked in and to begin with I thought it was normal and it would pass, as was everyone else saying hang in there at 12 weeks you'll start to feel amazing, this wasn't the case.

Between 10-15 weeks I was hospitalised 3 times with HG (Hyperemisis Grevidarum) This is where you get severe sickness in pregnancy and your body suffers from severe dehydration, no matter what I ate or drank I was constantly being sick, I was afraid to go out incase I passed out or would vomit and it became absolutely exhausting. I was put on IV Fluids and monitored until I was better, my sickness was usually stabilised after taking 6+ anti-sickness pills, then I'd go home and within a few days it would be out of control again. I'm honestly going to say I got to a point where I didn't think my body could physically deal with it, I felt really poorly almost zombie like, and on top of that I was getting constant UTI's where my body couldn't fight off any infection.
Finally after my third stay in hospital and coming up to 16 weeks I started to feel a little better, I was able to keep small meals down (I was only eating biscuits and toast) and slowly eased off taking so many tablets in the day.

As much as I struggled I'm 100% glad that I stayed strong and saw it through and I honestly couldn't have done that without my partner Blake, he stayed by my side and visited me in hospital everyday and when I was home constantly making sure I was okay (and still does now).

So things have gradually improved, we had our 20 week scan last month and found we are expecting a little boy, I was really scared going into this scan as it was an anomaly scan where they check baby is growing okay, and where I had been so ill and unable to eat a lot I was afraid it would effect the growth of my child, but he's a little fighter and growing perfectly!

I'm now at 24 weeks, 25 this Saturday and I feel amazing, for the first time ever I'm at a really healthy weight, I'm eating really well and I have my 'pregnancy glow' as people keep saying which makes me so happy. Things are really working out, we have done lots of baby shopping and are hoping to move house before little man arrives, so it's a super busy year for us, but it's really changed my life for the better and I really couldn't ask for anything more.

For anyone who goes though HG or similar just stay positive, even though it seems like it'll never get better it really will, it's all worth it in the end. Now just to prepare myself for labour!

I hope this helps, I will do a baby haul soon and also updates though-out the second half of my pregnancy.


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