Monday, August 31, 2015

Pregnancy | First Trimester

Instead of doing a symptom by symptom breakdown of the past 3 months, I have decided to do a general narrative. There have been plenty of ups and downs over the last three months that I want to remember.

First Trimester Recap

Size of Baby: Baby M  has grown from the size of an Apple Seed to a Peach! Baby is currently 2.9 inches long and 0.81 ounces.

Gender: The unknown is killing me as I am a planner and wanted to start decorating the nursery the second I found out we were expecting. Trying to be patient and am looking forward to our ultrasound in 4 weeks!  

Weight Gain: During the first three months, I lost a few pounds due to nausea and food aversions. It's amazing how many calories I avoided due to not wanting sweets! Hausa subsided in August and I am currently up one pound from my start weight. 

Maternity Clothes: Although I have not gained much weight, my pants are getting a bit snug around the waist. I am hoping to get through September in dresses and cardigans. 

Nursery: Waiting on the gender. Believe me, I have tons of ideas hanging out on Baby Morris' Pinterest board.

Movement: Nothing just yet. I will say though that I have experienced a lot of aches and pains in my lower abdomen over the past three months. Lots of tiny aches and pinches, which I did not expect.

Symptoms: June and July were spent avoiding strong smells at all costs. I have experienced a wide range of food aversions many of which are still hanging around. For the first two months, I hated the though of anything sweet. Thankfully I am over that one! I still have a hard time stomaching any type of meat. Thanks to pregnancy, my boobs have gone up at least a cup size which has made them extremely sore as well. My selections of bras that fit has decreased drastically. When I go for a walk or short run I have to make sure to wear two sports bras. Pregnancy exhaustion is in full force. It is guaranteed that I will take a nap at least four days a week after work. I also go to bed at an embarrassingly early hour.

Sleep: I have only had a few nights of restless sleep.  I am so exhausted at night that I fall asleep very easily.

Cravings: My diet these days is mainly carbs and fruit. I have been living off of grapes, peaches, watermelon and pears this summer.

What I Miss: Cold lunch meat. I have tried a few heated subs and they are just not the same on a hot summer day. Also, over easy eggs. I was surprised when I read they were on the no-go list when pregnant.

Exercise: I really think exercising has helped keep my energy levels reasonable and nausea non existent. I go on walks 5-6 times a week and am slowly starting back to Pure Barre.

Best Moments: We have had lots of great moments these past three months, hearing baby's heartbeat each time we go to the doctor is on the top of my list. Telling our family and extended family we were expecting. Sharing the news with friends.

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  1. The boob size increase is literally one of me biggest fears about pregnancy. I swear by these sports bras. You can convert them to be a cross back too and the straps are perfectly hidden under my favorite lululuemon cool racerback tanks.

  2. Sounds like you has a pretty good first trimester overall - and the second is the best! After your anatomy scan, once you find out the gender, the fun really begins and it times up well with you feeling well! Can't wait to follow along!

  3. I swear I didn't think I cared one way or the other about a cold deli meat sandwich until I was pregnant and couldn't have one! Then it was all I wanted! HA! This is all so much fun once you're feeling good again, glad it's on the upswing now!

  4. eekkk you look so cute! Lovin' the Lilly!

  5. So cute in your Lilly! These four weeks will fly by (hopefully) - it will kill me not to know the gender at first too!

  6. You look great! I am also craving lunch meat...probably just because I can't have it! (Full disclosure: I've eaten it a few times at work lunches when there hasn't been anything else!)

  7. Congratulations again and congrats on getting through your first trimester! Can't wait to hear more!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  8. You look great! Glad you're still sleeping well!

  9. You look amazing! You look so cute in that Lilly dress.

  10. Adorable! Be sure to invest in a good pregnancy pillow.


  11. Happy second trimester! Since our due dates are so close, it will be so fun to read your recaps along the way! My boobs have grown a lot too! I used to be able to get away with cheapie sports bras since they'd always been so tiny but it seems that those days are gone.

    I am also such a planner and having a tough time waiting until 19 weeks for our anatomy scan. I found a well-reviewed private place that does early gender scans for only $65. So now just to get my husband to agree and we could go next week!

    You look adorable in your photo. I feel like I do not have the pregnancy glow at all! I just look run down from benign so exhausted. Glad you are getting some rest!


  12. How funny that you had aversions to sweets, that's all I wanted in my 1st trimester and still now! I remember having a lot of weird pinches and aches in my lower abdomen as well and it would always freak me out. Are you feeling one way or the other about girl or boy?
    Ally- Life as I know it


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