My first trimester was horrid, but it wasn't the pregnancy that made it so. Soon after finding out I was pregnant the family came down with a flu-like sickness. While Sam and Joey were on the mend I ended up with a double ear infection. I went to get some antibiotics, but ended up being severely allergic to them! I mentioned it in a post back in May of course. But I was pregnant as well, which complicated it a little bit. After getting over my allergic reaction I got an absolutely awful cough, and incontinence came along with it. Peeing your pants in public isn't fun. Then the exhaustion hit me. I could tell this part was hard on Sam. It was frustrating coming home to a messy house and no dinner after a hard day. But good news is I didn't get morning sickness (although my cough did cause me to throw up a few times). That and it was summer time so I didn't have to go to school.
Second trimester always saves the day. After getting energy back, I was able to be a good wife and mommy, and the cough disappeared. We found out we were having a boy around 14 weeks, and though people told us it wasn't for sure, baby boy wasn't shy the second ultrasound to confirm it. I have an anterior placenta, which would make things slightly more complicated if I were ever to have a C-Section, and it makes it harder to get a clear picture when I do go in for ultrasounds. I felt I was showing a lot faster than I was with Joey. By the time I came back to school, everyone I knew were asking when I was due, and I was 22 weeks!