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Monday, August 13, 2018

First Trimester Recap!

Today I am sharing all about my first trimester, that just wrapped up a week or so ago. I thought I’d share for a few reasons. I’m sure I’ll want to look back on this during future pregnancies and compare, I’d love to share insight to anyone going through this time (even though every pregnancy is different) and also, because some people might be nosy like me. I can’t tell you how many pregnancy and birth stories I’ve read online, just out of curiosity, ha!

I’ll start all the way back in May. I discovered I was pregnant at the end of May. Since I track my cycle, I knew right away I was four and a half weeks. We hadn’t been “trying” but were planning to start soon, so we had kind of been planning on it. I had all these ideas of how we were going to tell the people we love, and it all went straight out the window. I told Chris immediately when he woke up. I couldn’t hold it in for even a second. We had seen my family the night before, and that morning my mom was heading out of town for a few days. We had lunch planned with Chris’ family that day, and I knew we wouldn’t be able to hide the news, so we FaceTimed my mom that morning and told her before she left. We decided to keep the news pretty quiet, only telling a couple people until we hit the 8 week mark, and had our first doctors appointment.

Around 8 weeks I started feeling pretty terrible. Basically, nauseous all day everyday. Everything grossed me out, and I couldn’t even drink water for awhile. The unisom/b6 combo helped, but it didn’t make it go away. I stayed sick right up to week 14, and then I started to see a little relief. I usually just feel sick now in the evenings, or if I let myself get too hungry throughout the day! I haven’t been super tired, though I’ve had my days, but my energy is definitely not the same, and I’ve definitely been going to bed much earlier.

At 12 weeks we decided to do the genetic blood test. We got results that our sweet baby is a healthy little BOY! I really thought it was a girl, so there was definitely a moment of shock, but I’m looking forward to being a boy mom!

I’m super happy to now be in the second trimester, although I’m a little intimidated by how fast it’s all going. I’m really looking forward to all the good things people say about this trimester, and hoping they’re true for me.

Are you pregnant too?
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