It’s really nice to get to week 5 where you have only known you’re pregnant less than a week. I hope time is kind to me and passes efficiently. I hope my mind is considerate and focusses on good and positive things.
Good things about week 5:
I eat the most weirdest things and they taste great.. (eatable and healthy.. praise the Loard.. haha)🌮🥗🍜
I can fall asleep on the couch without difficulty.. this is a victory as I usually don’t go to sleep easily.. horraaayy🎉🎉
‘Meh’ things about week 5:
I had a pregnancy massage instead of a deep tissue massage as the therapist freaked out when I told her I’m pregnant. Although it was still good. ( I have to wait 9 months for the deep tissue massage now… but gladly willing to wait 😊😇)
I can’t use my favourite perfume. The plus side.. I got a new favourite now 😎😁
And the usual lower back pain, cramps, smell sensitivity, very mild nausea.. but I’m not complaining 😊😊
So I did a bit of research for tips and advice from fellow pregnant buddies (I believe all are mums now) on how to survive the 1st trimester specially after a miscarriage… TADAAAA..
- Remember every pregnancy is unique and different. If you had a bad experience doesn’t mean it will be the same this time.
- Believe that your baby will be ok
- Stop Googling. Specially symptoms.. if you’re really worried speak to your midwife or a professional
- Speak to someone close to stop overanalysing everything. Just pick this someone wisely (a calm and sensible friend)
- Be your own best friend. This was really a good one. You won’t ask a friend to not be worried you will try to calm them. So be kind to yourself.
- Avoid pregnancy forums. SERIOUSLY do avoid them. There is good support in these forums but remember there is more sad news than good news specially if you’re following a birth club in the 1st trimester. So just stay away.
I do hope this helps someone. Feel free to comment if you have other tips for me to survive 😊🤗
It all started with a cheap pregnancy test. The reason I took the test was that it had been a few days that everyone smelled.. like BAD.. hubby was getting ready to go to work and I asked him to change as his clothes smelled.. Poor thing.. I love him to bits.. but after he changed the problem was still there although everything was fresh.. ODD.. So on that morning I decided to take a CHEAP test.. as you don’t wan’t to spend money on a test when you know it will definitely be negative, right? WRONG. It was positive.
My reaction was very different from the first positive I got in November. This time I was scared more than anything.. I was scare of being happy.. I didn’t wan’t to loose this joy even if it meant to be less happy.. I told hubby as he was going to work :”We MIGHT be pregnant!”. He smiled, kissed me and said he was suspicious we might be.
As I still couldn’t believe I tested again the day after and again..
After the miscarrige I started reading posts from people going through similar situation and it made me feel worse. It delayed the healing process.. so I stopped reading about miscarriges and focussed on me. This helped a lot. And very soon I fell pregnant again… yeeyyyyy (discovered a few days ago)
I decided to use this blog to write my day to day hopes, feelings, concerns and wishes with this pregnancy till the bump turns into a baby in my arms.
So it all began 5 years ago when we thought we might be pregnant. To be honest we weren’t actively “trying” before that. The thought of being pregnant was very exciting and overwhelming at the same time. After a couple of weeks it turned out to be a false alarm. But the idea of having a baby was still there so we decided to actually try for one. Fast forwarding it to November 2017… we were pregnant… I could fell all the happiness in the world at the same time in that moment I saw the positive test… But unfortunately we lost the pregnancy at 10 weeks … It was a very painful experience.. physically, mentally and emotionally …
I am Maria. I live with my lovely husband in the UK. We have been married for 8 years now. I am going to document my pregnancy journey in this blog. I would love to read your comments if you pass by..