If you read my bio, you already know that my pregnancy was a huge influence on me deciding to jump in & start my dream blog finally. Not only did I want to use this platform to share my love of fashion & beauty, but also to share my honest experiences of pregnancy & learning to be a first-time mom. So here goes nothing…The honest truth about pregnancy hormones.
Hormones are scary. Six weeks into my pregnancy, it got REAL! Let me just start by saying that pregnancy nausea, exhaustion & emotions are no jokes. To any woman that has been through this process before, you are a superhero.
Within two weeks of pregnancy, I went from being a very health conscious eater (craving salads, avocados, fruits, juices, etc.) to eating like an 8-year-old boy – ice cream, PB & J, macaroni & cheese, fast food burgers & fries became my diet. Why? Those things were all I could stomach. Food I used to love, I now hated. Drinks I used to crave, now make me gag. I had zero control over my cravings & my daily nausea.
Guilt started to kick in around week 8… Was I hurting the baby by eating all this junk food? Was he/she getting the nutrients they needed daily? Could the baby sense how miserable I was some days? And with this guilt, came tears. Lots of tears. I cried out of fear. I cried if I looked at baby nursery idea. I cried if I was tired (which was all the time!) I cried if I dropped a french fry…I now not only had no control over my cravings & nausea but no control over my emotions too.
It took time & some uplifting words from friends to realize that not only were these feelings okay, but Baby S was (more than) okay! I was getting so caught up in the hormonal changes, that at times, I forgot why they were happening. It is truly a miracle how our bodies can produce another human that grows from the size of a poppy seed, to the size of a watermelon (according to The Bump App that I now live by.) However, none of this growth would be possible without those bodily changes & pesky little messengers called hormones.
What I’ve learned through my experience so far is that the first few months of pregnancy were both the biggest blessing & the most uncertain time of my life. Oh, and a good set of pajamas helps… because believe me, you will be in bed A LOT! But whether you’re pregnant or not, we all love a cozy, comfy, soft set of pj’s to crawl into at the end of the day. So for that, I’ve linked a few of my favs (and those still on my wish list) under my “Shop Tab” for you!