Other than the HG, I’ve had my first cramps this week. Like very mild period cramping, as my body gets used to its new role in life. They’re pretty low in my stomach, and are simply irritating – not painful. Food aversions are definitely dairy at the moment, I’m even more sick than usual when I indulge in milk (even a splash in my tea) or cheese, so I think I’ll be avoiding it a little in the future. I generally feel turned off when it comes to food which is rare for me (I have quite a hefty appetite normally) and have to force myself to eat lots of little things, often.
Having a support network there that can help you through these moments is essential so tweets like the ones I received really did make me feel like I wasn’t alone.
I think the beauty of having social media during something like pregnancy
is fantastic, I’m only a few seconds away from a whole catalogue of experiences and information that women are sharing and encouraging others with – from instagram to twitter to blog posts and birth stories.. I’m never without reading material that informs me and reassures me that everything is normal. I have a thousand questions a day regarding my pregnancy, so it really is a valuable resource for me.
Blogging about it has been pretty therapeutic too, admittedly. I don’t ever want to overwhelm my readers with pregnancy so I’m attempting to keep all my arrival posts on Mondays. I have become a little bit of a baby bore though, so please bare with me during these next few months!