Part of the reason I initially started looking into being a surrogate is because my pregnancies were rather textbook easy. In the first trimester, I had a little nausea that stopped like clockwork at the beginning of the second. In the second trimester, I felt great with maybe a little back pain. In the third, I was huge and uncomfortable. I had some ankle and all over swelling with my third pregnancy.
So far, this pregnancy is not much different. I am thisclose to reaching the 13th week (second trimester) and my nausea is almost gone. I am still limited on what I can eat since I have been eating so little for 12 weeks now. For the most part, I feel great. I have no baby bump still, but I assume that will come soon enough and wreak its havoc.
As for cravings, each of my girls gave me a slightly different craving. My first pregnancy led me to love tomatoes and gold star chili with cheese. I also craved iced tea with my first pregnancy. Since I was only 19 at the time, I had very little difficulty with that pregnancy. My biggest issue was the weight gain. I had never been little, but I just did not lose the weight when the pregnancy was over.
In my second pregnancy, I craved chocolate milk... all. the. time. I also got very tired with that pregnancy. I could not wake up in the morning without taking a nap in the early morning and possibly afternoon.
My third pregnancy was the hardest, but I think it has a lot to do with the baby in question. On the bright side, I craved all things fruity and light. I lived for cherry slushes from Sonic and watermelon. This baby was not a cuddly curled up baby. She came out straight. I knew she would come out straight because I felt her feet in my ribs and her head all the way in my cervix for the last three months. If I pushed in on my belly, she would push back- kind of saying "get out of my space"
This pregnancy has pretty much been by the book as well. The main difference is that I have no serious cravings yet... more like on a daily basis what I want is something different. I'm not saying I can actually eat much of it though. yesterday, I wanted steak, watermelon, and spaghettios. My super amazing husband was very supportive and even grilled the steaks for me. Today, spaghettios sound/smell disgusting, and all I really want is... well.. nothing. I am not in the least bit hungry and absolutely nothing sounds good. That is possibly also because someone dumped something in the sink that looked and smelled...well... awful. I found it first thing this morning, started to clean it up, then made my hasty departure back to the bathroom. Fortunately I had had a glass of water with my medicine, or that would have been worse than it was. I do need to take my medicine again though.
All in all, this pregnancy is not as bad as I thought it would be. If I were trying to lose weight, it would be the best diet plan. I am supposed to eat more, but positively cannot. I have lost a total of 16 pounds as of today- literally eating everything I want (because I don't want much). Tomorrow is 13 weeks. Woot!!