I haven’t posted in a while because I have been preparing myself to become a first time mom. I will officially be five months pregnant in three days and I am overjoyed, excited and nervous all at the same time. Is there a word for all of these simultaneous emotions?
I think the most amazing part about being pregnant is that I did not have any morning sickness. My friends called me lucky because morning sickness drained them while they were pregnant, but all I felt was drowsy, literally ALL THE TIME during my first trimester. I would wake up, eat, drink some water, and then not realize I fell asleep where I was sitting until I woke up again. I earned the name Sleeping Beauty. I became pregnant right before the spring, so I avoided any kind of medication to relieve my allergies. I suffer from hay fever all year long, so it was pretty difficult to find natural remedies that worked for me.
Once I hit the second trimester, I gained all of this energy, but I was advised by my doctor not to do any heavy lifting. If you know me personally, I like to do a lot of things on my own. It was an adjustment for me to ask my boyfriend or my family to lift things up for me or bring things to my car so that I don’t carry it. Even if I attempt to lift something, there is always someone ready to scold me for it. If I try to carry the laundry bag up the stairs, my boyfriend always says, “Ooooh I’m telling your mom,” because of course my mom does not hesitate to scream at me, even after twenty-five years.
In my mid-pregnancy sonogram, I was informed that I am expecting a girl. You can see my gender reveal video by following this link. The second I found out I was pregnant, I was secretly hoping for a baby girl. However, my family convinced me that I was expecting a boy. I have heard an umpteen number of myths of how one can predict what gender my child would be and I must say some sounded absurd. My mother was pretty much the only person that predicted I was having a girl, apparently because of the shape of my body, the cramps I randomly have instead of back pain, and the breakouts I was having. I’m not saying her way of predicting is accurate at all. Maybe it’s because she’s been pregnant with three girls and we had the same symptoms.
Any myths you heard while you were pregnant? Share in the comments!