That is when I noticed that Ryan wasn't home. After looking around the house for him I returned to the living room to see him walk through the door with a bouquet of flowers, a card, and a yummy Gingerbread Latte from Starbucks! "Happy first trimester sweetie!!" he said. I am the luckiest girl in the whole wide world.
So far this trimester is off to a fairly good start. My energy level is still low, but much better then it was before and food tastes normal again! I can pretty well eat anything now! HOORAY!!!!!! But I am not sleeping well, and my moods are pretty erratic. To be expected I guess as I have a lot on my mind, but I also have a history of "the blues" and a mother who got really bad post-partum depression with both children. At times it is hard for me to know what is "normal" pregnancy swings and what I should be wary of.
My midwife has referred me to a reproductive psychologist as she feels she will better be able to help me tell the difference between "normal" and "warning signs". Not that I am going crazy or anything, more that I just want to do all I can to be healthy in body and mind for this child. Also, lets face it, when you didn't have a healthy relationship with your own mother, it is pretty wild to think of yourself as becoming a mother. Well, at least it is for me. So I am going to give this head doc a try!
Those of you who have experienced the blues during pregnancy what helped you? What worked? What didn't? Do share. I don't feel that women talk about this side of pregnancy enough! Lets all help each other