What I Wish I Knew About the 1st & 2nd Trimester

What I Wish I Knew About the 1st & 2nd Trimester

Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is going pretty well so far and since I’m writing this in advance, I also hope mine is too! Today I’m sharing 5 things I wish I had known about the 1st trimester and the 2nd trimester. We are so bombarded with information before we are pregnant that we come to have certain expectations and sometimes they just aren’t true! Hope this helps anyone curious or perhaps someone going through this now! 

What I Wish I Knew About the 1st Trimester:

  • Often times, nothing helps with nausea and it’s not just in the morning: Also, everyone will ask if you’ve tried ginger or sipping tea….
  • If I’m not eating bread products, I want to be asleep: If I’m not trying to jam carbohydrates down my throat, I want to be sleeping.
  • Working Out is not always the healthiest option: I decided against working out when I felt nauseous. I was having trouble keeping weight on and who wants to jostle around while nauseous?!
  • Having Trouble sleeping is not only when you’re huge: Some women (me included) have trouble sleeping the whole time! 
  • I felt  worried all of the time if everything is okay: Before you can feel the baby moving, it’s hard to keep calm that everything is okay. I often second guessed every position I was in and everything I was doing.

What I Wish I Knew About the 2nd Trimester:

  • That magical extra energy is bologna: Not feeling the extra energy! 
  • There is not always a glow: My skin has been way worse during pregnancy than before!
  • The movement and kicks aren’t comfortable: They can really hurt! But, I actually love them so much that I don’t care 😀
  • You will feel like mama bear in the wild: I feel so protective when I so much am crossing a busy street. Don’t mess with my bear cub! 😉 
  • Advice will be given out non-stop: Whether or not you ask for it, everyone will tell you what to eat, drink, wear, buy, and do. 

What do you wish someone had told you? What’s the best part of the 3rd trimester? Worst part? 

Tell me in the comments below!

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13 thoughts on “What I Wish I Knew About the 1st & 2nd Trimester

  1. I wish someone had told me that you don’t really need that much “stuff” for a baby, or to bring to the hospital. There are so many lists online of what you need with SO many things on them! I think it’s best to wait to get the non-essentials because you never know what your individual baby will like / need. I didn’t go crazy with my hospital bag or anything, but I really feel like I needed pretty much nothing, other than a toothbrush and a change of clothes. It’s exciting you’re getting close!

    • That’s a good one! I’m hoping to pack light and pack only the things I need. I think my sister having gone through this 2 years ago has helped me know what to expect for things like this.

    • I can be like that too for certain things I feel passionate about. I always remind myself that for the most part people do have good intentions when giving you the advice. Even if it feels a little harsh or unwanted sometimes haha!

    • These are just some of the harder things I didn’t expect and wish I had realized going in to it to mentally prepare. Overall, I love most things! I think one of my favorite things is feeling her move around (even when it’s not always comfy). I like to gently press my stomach and she kicks my hand back. It’s like our own secret Morse code 😀 I expected that I would be overjoyed but I didn’t expect the depth of the joy. It doesn’t matter if I’m sad, mad, exhausted, tired, moody…I still feel such immense joy just from knowing she’s there.

  2. Sooo I definitely didn’t glow with Annabelle. I think it’s a girl thing, honestly. I’m not sure I glow now, though, haha. Working out when sick is NOT ever fun so forget that during the first trimester. I didn’t really feel that energy in the second either this time around. I don’t remember my first, ha. I also had insomnia with A during the first trimester. I’d add that sometimes you can’t help how much weight you gain and that people just need to keep their rude comments to themselves 🙂

    • Could be a girl thing! I was thinking my bad skin could be a girl thing too? But then again you always here the opposite of some women too. The weight gain one is a good one too. Some weeks I’m so hungry and just end up gaining more at once!

  3. I find this soooo interesting! I think I have said in previous comments how I find these posts particularly fascinating as I will be entering this stage of life fairly soon. I would not have foreseen most of these! Thanks for sharing!

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