I have been tossing up this idea for a long, long time now. I wish I could say that I came up with it on my own, but I actually saw this on Leah’s blog first! She published the introductory post the very day after I found out that I was pregnant. At the time, I was very freaked out by the whole idea of actually growing something inside me. I know it’s all part of nature and that it’s a wonderful thing (some people even call it a ‘miracle’), but it was just downright terrifying.
I mean, I’m a single, pregnant, 20-something. (22, if we’re being exact).
This pregnancy was the shock of my life. It’s now a very happy (albeit terrifying) one. I am never going to forget looking down at the test and seeing the two lines appear. I swear my whole body just shook. I probably resembled a Chihuahua.
Rambling aside, I started following Leah through her pregnancy and it was oddly comforting to know that there was another pregnant person out there (and she wasn’t miles away). Since she started posting right when I found out, I could actually track my pregnancy with her posts (roughly). After a while, her posts starting racing ahead of my dates, which was actually sort of cool because I got a vague idea of what was going to happen to me, too.
I found out when I was five weeks pregnant. I know I said that I thought about writing this diary for a long time. It took me five weeks to actually start typing this all out.
Now, here we are, at the fifteen week mark and life is all dandelions and rainbows. Or is it?
Like Leah, I will be posting these diaries two or three times a week until I catch up to my current week. I had the same theory has Leah, too. There are a lot of blogs that talk about the second trimester and beyond because that’s the ‘safe zone’. It is a real struggle to find reliable and relatable material on the first trimester. I thought it would be good to have my side of things out there, too. No pregnancy is the same. Didn’t you know?
So, here’s my side of things.
Pregnancy, as told by a single, 20-something.