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I wanted to thank you all so much for all of the congrats on our big news. I was so excited to finally tell you all and share why I hadn’t been posting on the blog. We ended up finding out when I was 4 weeks pregnant, which is super early. We ended up telling all our family at 4 weeks as well, and they were so excited! In regards to sickness I also knew something was up when the thought of drinking coffee made me sick. I absolutely love coffee, but wasn’t able to drink it the 1st Trimester. I wanted to answer some of your all questions in regards to my 1st Trimester.
How did you feel?
First of all it was a rough 1st Trimester. I had food aversions really bad and nausea. I couldn’t eat the things I once loved such as rotisserie chicken, asparagus, or Brussel sprouts. My husband laughed because all I wanted was grilled cheese, and McDonald’s chicken nuggets. This is one of the reasons why I couldn’t share my food on Instagram. I am not sure the last time I had McDonald’s chicken nuggets, probably when I was a teenager.
Another thing I noticed in the beginning was I was absolutely exhausted. I could sleep well at night but by 2pm I was ready for a nap. I took it with grace though and rested when I was tired because I knew it was best for the baby.
I also noticed changes in how sensitive pregnancy had made my skin. The day we found out we were pregnant I had to get a blood test to confirm the pregnancy. I ended up taking the band aid off later that day and had blisters and my arm was red. I called the Dr because I was freaked out, and he said that my skin must be sensitive to the adhesive. He told me it should go away on its own. I also ended up getting another rash from using a super mild face lotion. So my skin is definitely struggling this pregnancy.
Did you have any cravings?
For my 1st semester I really craved sour patch kids, and granny smith apples with peanut butter. As I mentioned before chicken nuggets, and grilled cheese were also my favorite. Which sour things really helped with my nausea. I would carry a box of sour patch kids in my purse every where I went.
Are you finding out the gender?
We are finding out the gender. I did the blood test at 12 weeks, and it takes about 2 weeks to get the results back. I am still deciding if we are going to do a gender reveal or just open the envelope just my husband, and I.
Do you think it is a boy or a girl?
I really am not sure. I have done some of the wife tales and some have said girl and some have said boy.
Any tips or tricks for your 1st Trimester?
-I suggest having a couple crackers when you wake up, or a light breakfast. I would usually do just an oatmeal and only eat half of it.
-Carry tums with you, I have found the chewy assorted berry ones don’t taste like chalk and aren’t that horrible.
-Make sure to snack throughout the day. I would snack on crackers between meals. It helped with my nausea.
– I also have lived in these leggings, they are under $25. They are also a dupe to the Lululemon align leggings.
-Buy a pregnancy pillow, you will thank me later. I found this one on Amazon and absolutely love it. It can also be one large u shaped pillow or 2 separate pillows. The cover is also machine washable.
-I wasn’t able to drink regular water so I bought 0 calorie vitamin water, and hint blackberry water. It also helped if I was nauseous. If you are having indigestion I suggest not drinking sparkling water. I miss my La Croix, but it just makes me feel so blah!
All and all I have been feeling so much better. I am 16 weeks and finally back to myself again. My energy has gotten better, and most of my food aversions are gone. I am back to eating vegetables and rotisserie chicken once again. I am sure my cravings will get more prominent for the 2nd trimester. I hope this post helps those Mamas to be. If you have any more questions, leave them in the comments.