What I Learned In The First Trimester Of Pregnancy

I’ve said it so many times, but I am going to say it again, pregnancy is not for the faint of heart! I know it has been a LONG time since I’ve been pregnant (9 years actually), but I do not remember this part of it. Maybe that is partially due to the fact that I did not find out I was pregnant with my daughter until basically out of my first trimester, but this pregnancy is so much different. I have learned so much in the last three months. A woman’s body is an amazingly beautiful thing and the fact that WE get to be the ones to bring life into this world is just….captivating on so many levels.

I learned so much in this first trimester. I grew as a person, I grew as a wife, and I grew as a mother. Some days were so rough and hard, I literally didn’t know how I would make it to the next morning. I kept reminding myself how blessed I was to be carrying this sweet baby inside of me and how in the spring, when we were holding a sweet baby, this would ALL be worth it. I learned a lot. And here are a few of those things…

I learned that it’s okay to need help. And more than that, it’s okay to ask for it. And 90% of that help came from my husband.
I learned that I need my husband far more than I could have EVER imagined needing him in my life. Whether it was help with dinner, cleaning up the house, homework at nights, or simply helping me to bed because some nights I literally couldn’t walk there alone. He was so good to me. He was SO SO good to me. And I learned it’s okay to need people. And to need the help.

I learned that sometimes, even for weeks at a time, it’s okay to have frozen pizzas and take out. No matter how much you’re “trying to save money”, sometimes you just have to order dinner and relax. It’s okay. Promise.

I learned that it’s okay to be scared and anxious, but with a whole lot of prayer and Jesus, it will all be okay. I’m exactly where I need to be, doing exactly what I should be doing. And at this moment, I am meant to be pregnant. I am bringing life into this world.

I learned that you pee. A LOT. Like, so much that you start to get annoyed by the amount of pee that you have to pee because you’re always getting up to have to pee.

I learned that each passing day is a gift. Each day I say a prayer thanking Heavenly Father for allowing me to be pregnant for one more day.

This first trimester has flown by for me. I HONESTLY can not believe I am days away from being out of it. It has changed my life for the better and I am just so beyond excited to be pregnant. (How many times can one person say that?!) The first trimester didn’t come without a lot of sickness, and exhaustion, and hormone changes like you would not believe, but it has been beautiful and I am so thankful this is our reality.

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