Well, I don’t know how but I made it through my first trimester. Here’s a quick review:
November: We have something to be thankful for – We’re Pregnant! Only cravings were the week we found out and I craved chili cheese anything and my Mom’s lasagna. Thanksgiving came & went.
December: An early Christmas present – We’re having twins! I had some fatigue no morning sickness & no major cravings.Christmas came & went. I told my wonderful hubsy that I thought I was the happiest I’d ever been.
January: This is where everything went downhill. On January 1st, we found my great aunt collapsed in her house due to an intracranial bleed. We spent the next 3 weeks dealing/arguing with doctors, the hospital, nursing homes & each other. It was an extremely stressful 3 weeks. My fatigue became worse and my emotions were almost unbearable.
Also, in the midst of those 3 weeks, we had our first OB appointment where the ultrasound tech saw something that was concerning with one of the babies. After a referral, one agonizing week later we saw a specialist who gave the all clear with both babies. And, to top it all off, my blood work came back and my thyroid was completely & totally out of whack….which would have contributed to the fatigue & emotional state. I seriously look back and am amazed that I didn’t have a nervous breakdown, seriously. It was ONLY by the grace of God that I managed to get through.
So that was the first trimester. Now that the babies are doing well and my aunt is being moved to a memory care facility this weekend, I’m hoping the second trimester goes a little smoother.