The truth is I found it harder to dress from weeks 5 – 14 because I was so sick, anything touching my tummy felt awful. I was so ill at first I though I had the norovirus and went to the doctor to be tested. I was in fact pregnant. I had never experienced first trimester symptoms in any of my previous pregnancies and the midwife, obstetrician and every pregnancy forum I found said that my being so ill was a good sign. I was pretty text book, as in I had all the lousy symptoms. Exhaustion, bloated, excessive wind, hating the smell of everything, excessive vomiting and constipation. Lovely isn’t it, no wonder babies are cute they have to be to make you forget feeling so bad. I found it so odd that I could the sick this much and the, what is then tiny baby was not adversely affected by the retching. It truly is a wonder. However in a perverse way it was worth it, a comfort almost as it was a good sign that everything would be okay this time.
Needless to say the first day that I felt up to dressing in nice clothes, putting on make up and hitting the park and sunshine I was a very happy lady indeed. I had started to feel a little better and the second trimester was in sight, the light at the end of the tunnel, the promised land.