The moment you announce that you're pregnant, everyone from your mother, grandmother, aunts, and friends (sometimes even strangers on the bus) seem very eager to share totally unasked for advice and horror labor stories with you. 'Should you really be eating that/drinking that/be careful with that/make sure you don't do that' - I could write a book about it, no doubt! But there are actually are a few tips that expectant mothers really do need to hear - and chances are they were left out in the 'becoming a mummy' manual. Pregnancy is hard - and it's ok not to love it. Don't get me wrong, being pregnant is the most beautiful experience imaginable - you're creating a mini version of you and your partner. Isn't that incredible? But it's ok not to love everything that comes along with growing your baby for nine months - constant bathroom breaks, terrible leg cramps, sore breasts etc.
I've had my 12-week scan, everyone knows our wonderful news, and now the reality is sinking in. We're going to have a baby! The first few months of pregnancy is a wonderful period. My baby is growing faster now than at any other time and my morning sickness and fatigue are now a thing of the past. Our gender reveal party is getting closer and my to-do list is getting longer. I can't even explain in words what I felt on the morning of the 2nd of June when I found out that I'm pregnant. I was bursting with excitement, but there was also an overwhelming feeling of not knowing what to do first or where to start. I also shed a few tears when I shared the exciting news with my husband.