My 1st, 2nd & 3rd Trimesters In 3 Words

First trimester

Tired, nauseous, scared

The reason I chose those 3 words:

When you first find out you are expecting, it is so exciting beyond words. At the same time, you realise your body is going to go through an insane amount of changes as a woman. You world world changes around you, as well as your own body.

Your body works in overdrive until the placenta fully develops, until that happens you are at the mercy of doing what your body needs. Generally, your body just simply needs rest. You are a whole new world of fatigued, I would come home from a full days work and barely be able to stomach any food due to my food aversions (nausea) and I was just lacking so much energy. I felt like I was truly in a zombie state.

You are scared, all the time. Every time you go to the bathroom you don’t want to see anything wrong, you just want to keep your pregnancy and keep going until you are in the ‘safety’ zone of 12 weeks. Any time during pregnancy you are at risk, however it’s just a much higher risk earlier on. It’s a scary time.

Second trimester

Energised, motivated, organised

The reason I chose those 3 words:

Once the placenta kicks in, you begin to feel like your normal self again. It’s wild. You aren’t showing tooooo much, so you just feel on top of the world and like this thick wall of fog had lifted. You still can fit into your normal clothes, so you just feel like you have this secret that you may or may not decide to tell people about, and you just feel motivated and energised.

You feel like you can tackle anything, you may even decide to start setting up your nursery and bits and bobs throughout this time and feel like you can do anything and everything.

Eating food is like normal as the food aversions lift, you feel like you can stomach whatever you want and it’s fantastic. But then, the heartburn kicks in. So you can’t get too carried away!

Third trimester

Sore, nervous, emotional

The reason I chose those 3 words:

The second trimester feels like a dream by this point. You feel sore, from all of the added weight and growth around your stomach from bubs development. You may find stretch marks, aches and pains that weren’t there before but now are coming in strong.

You begin to feel nervous as time edges closer, if you are like me you may struggle with hospitals and it may feel a bit surreal that you are spending more and more time there. It doesn’t feel like your normal routine.

You may be beginning maternity leave, as I am, and your entire routine is shifted and changed as you wait for bubs arrival. It feels intimidating, to say the least.

Emotional because everything in your mind is high wired and running at full speed. It’s a lot to take on, and adding the soreness to your body when you feel emotional is just a recipe for disaster. You will get there, keep your eyes on the prize of having a healthy bub at the end of it all!


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My name is Jessica. I'm a twenty something year old woman with a beautiful husband, a crazy cat and a bub. You can find me on Instagram/Twitter @daysixtyfive.

9 thoughts on “My 1st, 2nd & 3rd Trimesters In 3 Words

  1. Even though it’s scary and there are physical things we have to endure, it’s nothing when we set eyes on our baby. I can’t wait to read your upcoming posts on motherhood and all the joys your new baby is going to bring you!

    I did two of your blog xhakme ges by the way! Seasons and recent lesson. Check them out when you get a spare mkment and let me know what you think! I’m open to tips on better writing, length of post, etc!

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