Also a first timer here. I have actually had a pretty smooth first trimester. The bloating was constant but no ms. I also know my body pretty well and learned several years before pregnancy when I am hungry, even just a twinge, I need to eat. If I don't, eventually I will start dry heaving. So I really think that helped me curb any nausea. Just now after hitting 12 weeks I started to feel some dizziness. I am thinking it must be blood pressure related. The round ligament pain has started now. Just a few sharp pains here and there...
I am so thankful to be getting a bunch of maternity clothes from friends as well as their used baby items. I really want to shop but with both my husband and I without jobs it is just not sensible. We tried to conceive for 6 years and in that time frame money was pretty good but I wouldn't even let myself look at baby stuff, much less buy it.
The good news on that front is we found out that if we both do not find jobs we *might qualify for medicaid. We are right on the borderline of what we need to make and be approved so going in for an interview might help us.
we are also hoping to cloth diaper. We do have a friend that will be giving us some pass downs but I know we will need to buy more. That is one thing I really don't want to compromise. I have to say it was very hard to turn down my other friend's offer for 300 pf her extra regular diapers
femmeknitzi- I hope the pain gets better soon!
i am also going to be trying out the audio for hypnobirthing. A friend is letting me borrow hers. Very excited about that!
You know, I didn't realize quite what a strong support network I had until we lost our jobs. I have always been the person to buy a friend lunch, dinner, or help anyone of them out with gifts or loans. I am truly thankful for all of them.