Pregnancy

First Trimester Symptoms

I remember being in the first trimester and looking up all these symptoms I had to see if they had anything to do with pregnancy and it seemed like they all did and often the explanations for the symptoms were really interesting. Some of these symptoms I probably wouldn't had noticed though if I hadn't been paying special attention due to pregnancy so it's hard to say if they all were real symptoms or if I only thought they were pregnancy related. However, I listed them all because I remember how I liked to read about other people's pregnancy symptoms during those early months. So here are mine, listed by week.

Fifth Week
Menstrual cramp type of pain on my lower abdomen
Constantly thirsty
Bloated
Sneezing
Feeling cold

Sixth Week
Thirsty
Tired
Bloated
Menstrual cramp type of pain on my lower abdomen
Sneezing, stuffed nose
Feeling cold
Digestion not working well

Seventh Week
Bloated
Nausea

Eight Week
Tired
Bloated
Cravings that are constantly changing. I may crave for something but then have already changed my mind on what I want before either one of us has had time to go to the store. The foods that disgust me, such as shrimp, don't change though.
Nausea

Ninth Week
Tired
Bloated
Cravings are constantly changing, aversions stay the same
Nausea
Feeling cold again

Tenth Week
Emotional
Nausea
Tired
Waking up to ligament pains
Cravings are constantly changing, aversions stay the same
Feeling cold

Eleventh Week
Waking up for the bathroom
Bloated
Stuffed nose

Twelfth Week
Waking up for the bathroom
Tired
Nausea
Stuffed nose

Thirteenth Week
I'm starting to get a reaction to cosmetics I've used for a long time. This keeps happening to different products throughout pregnancy until I can only use hypoallergenic cosmetics.
Tired
Nausea
Stuffed nose

I think I got pretty lucky with the symptoms as I didn't get bad nausea at any point - I didn't get sick once. The nausea eased off after the first trimester and stopped completely at some point in the second trimester. The tiredness eased off too, I rarely fell asleep in the middle of the day after the first trimester though the tiredness never left completely but has been bugging me throughout the pregnancy. In the early pregnancy I could barely stay awake beyond 8.30pm and usually woke up around 5am, nowadays I can stay awake longer and sleep a few hours longer too.

Now there's just two months left! Right now I feel good, apart from the tiredness, let's hope I keep feeling this good until the end :).

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