Hello beauties! I finally have my first trimester post ready for you all 🙂 I have been journaling a lot of my pregnancy so that I can remember some of the details so I referred back to my journals when putting this post together. I’m coming up on 17 weeks currently so I will do a little flash back to First Trimester details and give you a little mini update for where I’m at today with this pregnancy. I have tried my best to answer questions some of you have had for me, throughout this post. Enjoy and thank you all so much for your sweet messages, means a lot!
First of all I just want to comment on how seriously amazing our bodies are! I have always been amazed by pregnant women and what their bodies are capable of doing and now that I get to experience that, I’m in constant awe of this entire process. What a miracle it truly is! I will jump into the details about my first trimester because oh my gosh I can’t tell you how many mommy blog posts I read when we were trying to get pregnant, they helped so much!
Favorite Things This Trimester
My great girlfriend recommended Nature Made’s prenatal after the First Response gummies were making me breakout pretty bad. I have had a great experience with the Nature Made brand. Leggings are my go to even more than usual as I get really bloated at night so they are comfy for me. Fruit snacks, donuts, and I can’t get enough water in me so I’m drinking all day long!
I gained 7 pounds in my first 12 weeks.
Workouts have stayed the same but I no longer increase my weight with my lifts and I have cut back the intensity of my sprint workouts. Yes, I am still lifting and yes my doctor is perfectly comfortable with it 🙂 I feel pretty lucky to have felt well enough throughout my first 12 weeks to not need to cut back on my workouts. I cannot workout on an empty stomach at all and I need to eat right after my workouts.
I got pretty brutal headaches a couple times a week towards the end of my days. My doctor recommended Tylenol and a mini can of coke and the combination of those two seem to really help. Starting at week 7 I would get nauseous every day but luckily all I had to do was grab food and it went away instantly. Hints the fruit snacks in my “first trimester favorites” they saved me! I have not experienced any extreme exhaustion, getting sick, or being uncomfortable yet (keep in mind this is written for trimester 1 only)
Coffee and plain grilled chicken. This is still so funny to Nick and I because these are two things I loved so much! Coffee is a plus because I knew I would absolutely cut back on my coffee if not cut it out completely but when the thought if it makes me want to throw up, it made it pretty easy to cut it out completely! Grilled chicken is a bummer because we usually have this multiple times a week and I just can’t stomach it. I don’t mind it in salads or sometimes as a sandwich but it just isn’t sitting well with me.
DONUTS! You guys!!! Of course my #1 craving my entire first trimester would be donuts, FOR.THE.LOVE! And you better believed I listed to my body, but I tried to limit myself to ONE big donut with white frosting and sprinkles a week. Until you tell your friends and co-workers that is your biggest craving and you walk into work with donuts on your desk multiple times a week, oops 🙂 Orange juice is another craving of mine which is funny because I have never been a juice drinker, and also brats! Nick makes so much fun of me because I could eat them every single night throughout my first trimester. Every time he asked what I wanted for dinner, the answer was brats.
It wasn’t until week 10 where I started to feel a big difference in my body and during the rest of my first trimester sleep was a little different. I was always nervous I would roll over and accidently sleep on my back so that had me waking up constantly to make sure I was on my side (first time mommy here guys, I’m a worrier) But overall, my sleep hasn’t changed much other than waking up a couple times a night.
Looking Forward To…
Our 16 week appointment to hear the heartbeat again! We got to see baby at 8 weeks and hear baby at 12 weeks 🙂 I’m also looking forward to my belly starting a little more, I’m in the in-between stage and I’m ready to be done with that (keeping in mind again this was written around week 10… that belly is showing now!)
Boy. Since the day we found out, I have thought boy. I also had a super real dream that it was a boy SO if we end up having a little girl this will be the first of many times I’m sure that she will surprise her mama!
Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?
I did buy a few pregnancy shirts from Old Navy online for this summer but the belly hasn’t grown enough to fit into those yet. Nothing for the little one just yet.
There you have it 🙂 If you have any questions for me or requests that you want to see through this pregnancy feel free to comment or email me at email@example.com
As mentioned I’m almost 17 weeks now, and this post was all about Trimester 1 so here a quick update for my current stage. I’m feeling great and baby is growing! We had our 16 week appointment this week and baby was very active and heartbeat was 145. At 19 weeks we get to find out if baby is a boy or girl and we are so excited!! Here are some pictures I snapped this week to show you this growing little human at 16 weeks. Have such a great weekend everyone!! xoxo