Popping in to share my little update on my first trimester with you all! It’s been quite a journey already! I’d love to hear how your first trimesters went in the comments below if you’re already a mama!
8 Week Pregnancy Bump
Baby went from being as small is a poppy seed to the size of a plum! I have been amazed at how much the baby grows every single week and have been using the What to Expect app and The Bump app on my phone. It’s been fun reading about the baby’s development each week!
(12 Week Pregnancy Bump)
In the first trimester I lost about 5-7 pounds from being sick. My doctor wasn’t concerned since it’s common for this to happen. Plus, I was able to keep some food down. I did my best to eat larger portions when I could actually stomach food. As a foodie to the core, this was quite a change up from my normal life.
NAUSEA! I was sick from morning to night with little to no breaks of relief from week 5. Going to work was so so difficult and one of the hardest things I can remember having to force myself to do. I basically ate gluten free bread products and broth based soups for almost 3 full months. It was insane!
Feeling exhaustion, moodiness, and very sore (and larger) breasts! I also pee every 5 seconds. On the bright side, the trips to the bathroom force me to take more stretching/walk breaks from the computer at work!
Around week 9 or 10 I started getting very bad hormonal acne and extra dry skin. This is apparently very common. I’m not surprised with this one as my skin is always super reactive to any dietary or hormonal changes I’m going through!
I kept up a normal workout routine for about a week after finding out. Once the nausea hit, I tried to do a workout and it made me feel 100 times more nauseous than before I worked out. I guess it wasn’t a terrible thing that I wasn’t able to workout since I was having trouble keeping my weight on!
Everything on this earth that was not a salty carbohydrate or broth based soup!
Salty Carbohydrates (BBQ Chips, pretzels, GF bagels, crackers), Rice Ramen, Miso soup, & plain bland carbs!
Baby Related Purchases:
Belly Butter, Pregnancy Journal, Preggie Pop Drops, Morning Sickness Tea (didn’t help!), & Announcement onesies and announcement pacifiers to tell family.
I think it’s a boy!
Finding out I was pregnant!
Hearing baby’s heartbeat at my 8 week appointment & getting our ultrasound picture!
Telling family & friends the good news.
Looking Forward To:
Feeling more myself, getting back in to working out/eating normally , & finding out the gender at 20 weeks!
Although I’ve had a bit of a rough time, I’m so so thrilled and excited for this time. I’ve never felt more overjoyed to feel so terrible in all of my life. I already feel totally in love with our little one! I’ve wanted to be a mother for as long as I can remember and this is truly a special time for me and my husband. I can’t wait to share the rest of my journey with you all! <3
Favorite 1st trimester moment? What was the best way someone announced their pregnancy to you?
Tell me in the comments below!