My Roller Coaster Pregnancy – by Writing Fairy

Story by Writing Fairy

The first trimester was a roller coaster of emotion.

Morning sickness was so bad I had to be given drugs to help with the reflux. I couldn’t stand almost every meal.

As someone who loved cooking I couldn’t use my favorite seasoning like garlic and ginger as their scent became irritating. I couldn’t eat anything except sweet cookies, and rice with a simple sauce. But at every point, I craved the mixture of ice cream and pineapple, and no, not pineapple-flavored ice cream.

The most dangerous part was my ability to fall asleep anywhere. I went to the doctor for the first time in my 2nd month of pregnancy. The whole test procedure made me want to run away.

Don’t get me started on the needles– at a point, I thought my doctor was out to get me. In my second trimester morning sickness was a bit under control and was mostly limited to in the morning when brushing my teeth.

I could stomach more kinds of foods and eat them. My major craving was bread, for someone who hated bread, I sure ate it a lot. Different flavors of bread that I didn’t even know existed.

By my fourth month, I was getting better strength-wise. This was when I started enjoying my pregnancy, My appetite returned gradually and my baby bump became visible, so I had to abandon my clothes.

For every mom who experienced the pregnancy glow, I need your secrets because I never did. And I was waiting and looking forward to it. By my sixth month, I was already so big even the clothes I bought earlier didn’t fit anymore.

I started eating so much, and was always hungry, even though I tried my best to eat healthily but the baby said no. He wanted the junk food… and who was I to deny him!

My third trimester made me search for the perfect sleeping position due to swollen legs. Turns out sleeping with my legs elevated by pillows worked best.

Then the mood swings started. I was switching emotions so fast that I thought I was crazy. It felt like everyone was going to abandon me. Let’s not even get into the stretch marks that started to appear on my breast and tummy.

But here’s the best part– after giving birth to my baby, he was fascinated by the marks and always wanted to touch them.

When and where will the 8 Billionth person be born?