The Worst Trimester

posted on: 12.03.2015

For those of you who have followed my art journey you probably noticed that between the months of August and early November I seemingly stopped making art all together. Well you saw correctly. To put it frankly, the first trimester of pregnancy kicked my ass. I don't just mean morning sickness, because believe me I got to enjoy that beautiful aspect of building a human, but I am also referring to the emotional changes. As someone who already had a predisposition to anxiety and mood swings (my poor husband), the sudden flood of hormones created a monster. Everything became difficult and uninteresting. I no longer liked my dog, I cried one day when Erik shaved his beard because he suddenly looked like a hairless stranger (true story), and yes my art suffered. I was entirely uninspired and had zero energy to crawl up to my blazing hot studio and create. My mother and the other women in my life that had seen pregnancy thru assured me that this would pass. My doctors constantly said, "only a few more weeks" but the first 14 weeks were basically never ending. Basically being the key word because these wise people were right. The sun did come out, my energy did come back and my brain no longer felt like it was trapped at an electronic music festival sober and exhausted.

When we got back from our mini vacation (which I will share with you next week) refreshed and lively, I almost immediately sat down and painted. Admittedly, I am a bit rusty, but art is being made and probably will not slow down until that little baby makes his/her debut in April. So thank you guys for not giving up on me, you have no idea what your support means. Love you all. xo

Photos via Instagram, you can see more of my art here.


  1. Oh no! I've heard from some the first trimester is the worst!!!! My coworker is in hers and she's been throwing up constantly luckily she hasn't experienced the crazy emotions! The things us woman have to go through! At least your out of the woods now and starting feel back to normal and of course the end result will make it all worth it :)

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  2. This is so true, I felt like the first trimester was such a challenging time, in both of my pregnancies! The extreme fatigue and mood swings make being excited about anything a challenge! I am so happy for you that you're feeling better now! I just wrote a post today on pregnancy skin care and self love, I hope you will check it out!


  3. I'm so happy to hear you have made it through! Pregnancy is a learning experience for sure and each one is so different. I have two boys and through my first pregnancy I had the energy of six horses, after a few weeks of early morning sickness, and even went roller blading the day before giving birth! While pregnant with my second I couldn't stay awake no matter what I did. I fell asleep in public, which I have never done before or after, and always felt drained. But at the end of them both I was given the most amazing creatures in the world. Stay strong girl! xx

  4. I've heard that it is the worst! So glad you are feeling back to yourself again :)

  5. I've never feel this way, so I can't say anything, but I'm so happy for you and you're back! Beautiful drawing as usual and cute pic with your buddy!

  6. No experience is the same, certainly it has been a bit tough period. Congrats and best wishes

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  7. wow....ur blog is so cool.and i love ur pug!so charming!have a merry christmas!

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