The first trimester is so, so exciting, but also a bit terrifying – no matter if it is your first or your fourth kid. Pair not being quite comfortable with telling everyone that you are expecting with unpredictable nausea, and you have yourself a party. In case you forgot what beautiful, embarrassing moments those first 12-14 weeks bring, here is a quick list. You’re welcome.
- Open zipper. I can’t be the only one who feels uncomfortable about this! I have days where I fit into everything just fine, and then pop—out comes the belly for a bit, and I may not have my belly band act together quite yet. Or I may just be making do with a hair tie or rubber band. Either way, the buttons on my pants are just open—and I am absolutely, positively sure someone is going to comment on it every time I am in public. Ugh, those maternity pants seem so wonderful, yet so far away at this point.
- Using the work bathroom. This is horrible. One, because the shared work bathroom is So. Far. Away. And two, because if I have any nausea at all, I need to book it over there (quietly), do whatever I need to do (quietly), and slink out hoping that one of my coworkers did not happen to be in there at the same time. Also – gross, it’s a shared bathroom. I would like to just sit next to my own toilet for a half hour or so please. Though when I do, there is usually a dog and a toddler staring at me, so I don’t know which is worse.
- Ordering drinks. I may or may not like my occasional tasty beverage, and when I go to order in front of friends it can get tricky. I have been known to track down the waitress on the sly to order something non-alcoholic (but something that still looks exciting), and my husband and I have perfected ordering two beers, with him drinking mine on the sly (side note: I think my husband loves the first trimester). This may not seem embarrassing, but when you are over-sharing about how far along you are to a server in a random hallway, you’ll remember why it made the list.
- Sneaky Googling. After my first pregnancy, I swore I would never be able to forget all that pregnancy/health/wellness information that I indulged on. I was completely wrong. I forgot it within minutes of giving birth. Which of course leads me to searching “what sushi can I safely have while pregnant” in the bathroom stall of a nice restaurant. It is alright though—since I am pregnant, and need to pee every five minutes, I would probably be in the bathroom anyway.
What are your funny first trimester moments? Share below!