Updated: Apr 7, 2019
During the first trimester I was an absolute mess. I could sleep just about anywhere, in anything and pretty much anytime of the day. Every single action or thought required a huge amount of effort, effort that felt physically and emotionally impossible to exert. Now that I am in my third trimester I have to say, the exhaustion and mindlessness has crept up on me again but I'll get to that a bit later.
With the fatigue also comes the "morning sickness". Whoever came up with the idea of putting the word morning in front of sickness should have also added afternoon and evening right after it. It's pretty much all-day sickness when it really comes down to it. I would wake up and feel so nauseous, I wanted to eat but the only thing I could keep down was bread. So... I ate bread and butter pretty much every morning. What did I have for lunch? If I wasn't having bread then it had to be pasta - mmm... pasta! For the first few months I basically ate a bunch of carbohydrates until I could eventually eat and keep anything else down.
On top of the all-day sickness and the fatigue I also become EXTREMELY sensitive to the smell of mint or peppermint. Today, I am currently 35 weeks and still cannot stand the smell. I think it reminds me of brushing my teeth (something that became a somewhat horrific event for me since I became pregnant). I'll admit I've gotten much better since the all-day sickness has passed, now that I am in my third trimester, but there are still days where I cringe before brushing my teeth. Hopefully it passes when the baby is born.