5 Great Things About The First Trimester
It seems to me that the first trimester of pregnancy gets a bad rap. To be honest though, it's pretty well deserved. Between the nausea, fatigue and bizarre new sensation that your brain has been taken over by a forgetful alien, the first trimester isn’t exactly a party.
However, there are a few great things about the first trimester that people often overlook.
1. You Have A Wonderful Secret
Something about secrets is just fun - especially when it’s a great secret like being pregnant. Sure, you may be jumping out of your skin to tell your family and friends, but that time where nobody knows you’re pregnant except for you and your partner is pretty magical. Don’t be surprised if it brings the two of you closer.
2. You Hear Your Baby’s Heartbeat For The First Time
Hearing your baby’s heartbeat and watching them move around in your tummy during ultrasounds is amazing every time you do it, but there’s nothing like hearing your baby-to-be for the very first time. After getting a taste of that incredible sound in your doctor or midwife’s office, you’ll feel incredibly connected to the little bean inside of you — something you may not have felt yet.
3. No Unsolicited Advice
Like it or not, many well-intending people are going to give you advice while you’re pregnant. But during the first trimester, when your pregnancy (and bump), are easy to keep under wraps, you can enjoy making your own decisions about your baby without anyone telling you you’re wrong.
4. Your Clothes Still Fit
Things may be getting a little snug during the end of the first trimester, but for the most part, there’s no need to size up or spring for maternity clothes just yet. You probably can still even wear bathers without anyone getting suspicious.
5. You Don’t Have To Pee 734 Times A Day
Enjoy this. Seriously. While you do probably have to go a little more than usual, the bathroom breaks of the first trimester are nothing compared to those of the third trimester when the baby is, literally, pushing down on your bladder. Oh, and for the record, once the baby is out, it never goes back to the way it was so as I said, enjoy it.