Here's the actual link for you Haley:
I'll be 24-weeks tomorrow.
To be honest I didn't really enjoy the first few months of pregnancy all that much, though it did help when I heard the baby's heartbeat with a doppler as it makes you realise why you feel so bad. Because you don't yet look pregnant and, if you're like us, no-one knows, you need to remind yourself why it is that you feel so bad and tired, the crucial development work is all up to week 12, by that stage you've made an incredibly tiny baby! It helps to keep that in mind when you're bending over the toilet bowl and your stomach feels like it's detaching itself from the rest of your body.
From week 17 onwards I began to feel a lot better, and haven't thrown up at all since week 19. Also, people know now, so I'm less embarrassed by feeling tired and unsociable at times. And I'm now starting to show, which in some ways is a nuisance (clothes and having to get new ones) and in others is fantastic.
I think I really turned the corner sometime towards the end of week 15 when I unmistakably felt movement. It was both a physical and mental change. Now I can feel lots of movement and see plenty too, so there's no doubt that I have a small human inside.
In all it's amazing how quickly time flies, and the one thing I'd recommend is that you listen to your body. When you have energy then use it and when you need a rest then try not to feel guilty about taking one.
Posted: 16/01/2006 at 14:38