For some, finding out you're pregnant feels like falling in love for the first time. It’s an elation that you simply cannot imagine until you’ve experienced it yourself. For a few brief weeks, time seems to slow down just long enough for you to revel in the reality that your body is growing and sustaining another life. This is arguably one of many reasons why the first trimester is actually the best trimester, even though it can come with some nasty nausea and some relentless exhaustion and some horrific hormones. When you realize the first trimester is really your body at the beginning stages of (and still preparing for) something as amazing as pregnancy, labor and delivery, well, it can be tough to hate it entirely.
I definitely don't want to downplay how rough the first trimester can be. So many women start experiencing morning (read: all day) sickness and they're stressed about the new life change and their hormones are little hellions and their breasts are painfully tender. Still, other women find the first trimester to be their favorite trimester. Your body is starting to change but it's not too different that you don't feel at home in it; you're getting to tell people the news for the first time, which can be super exciting; you might be experiencing that "pregnancy glow" that I'm still not entirely sure is just sweat, but still, it's awesome. Basically, like every other part of pregnancy and motherhood, you take the good with the bad and, well, there's a lot of good in the first trimester.