Texting is undoubtedly everyone’s favorite method of digital communication (aside from vague song lyrics written in teal, used as AIM away messages circa 2002) and it saved my sanity during my first trimester of pregnancy. It allowed me to cryptically message my partner and complain (or rather, update him) about my current state, a necessary part of any pregnant woman’s day. Seriously, the text messages sent during pregnancy often tell a complicated tale of physical and emotional side effects, burgeoning excitement and fear, and obscure food cravings (that I thought I was having, but probably was imagining things because I had actual cravings later in the pregnancy and in the name of all things holy, that was a much more dire situation).
Seriously, if anyone out there is currently pregnant, or planning to become pregnant in the near future, and you do not have an unlimited texting plan, I beg you to reconsider for your sake and the sake of everyone around you. You will use it constantly, not only during every trimester, but likely once your baby arrives, too. Still, it’s especially during the first trimester when your pregnancy is possibly still a secret, and I’m sure you can guess why texting is clutch: No one around you can tell what exactly you’re typing about. Here is just a sampling of the plethora of messages you’ll be sending to your partner along the way: