First Trimester | Q+A

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

We found out I was pregnant pretty early...what can I say, I'm excited!! I was about 5 weeks along when I took my first test. I was surprised I wasn't feeling any symptoms but I read most start to kick in around 6+ weeks. Well... it definitely kicked in! Although, I do think I was pretty lucky with my first trimester symptoms, especially since I was working at the time. I was nervous about the morning sickness because I have a sensitive stomach to begin with, but I didn't get sick at all. PRAISE! I did  have nausea all day long. So of course I craved anything that involved carbs... bagels, pretzels, PB&J. Cheerios were my go to (and still are!) for breakfast and dinner. Also another symptom was the fatigue. This hit hard. It was soooo hard to push through the work day. I was still working out during this time so I was waking up early, but by now it was normal for me to get in bed around 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. But during my first trimester I was hitting bed earlier than normal. My last symptom was food aversions. Ah! This sucked. The thought of drinking coffee in the morning... BLAH. Which made the fatigue more difficult. Meat didn't sound too great either. I really just needed simple foods.

Other than that, I didn't really have any major or weird cravings. I was also loving fruit and any sour candy, which is kind of normal for me. I also started doing more research about my skin care and what was safe for my body. I'll probably do another post regarding safe beauty products.

For now I've listed below my Top 10 First Trimester Favorites that have helped me along the way! Some exciting news to go along with that is I'm now on where you can shop my links and I can earn a commission. You can click "Shop" at the top of my blog which will show you my Instagram Feed or download the app and follow me. Thank you for helping support me and my family!

Questions + Answers

We've been getting a lot of the same questions from friends and family so I thought I would answer a few of them here...

How did you know you were ready to start a family?
To be honest, I don't know if we ever really knew when we would be ready. Seth and I have been together for a long time so everyone always asked us when we were going to get married and then when were we going to have kids. I know it's a natural life plan to go in that order but I still felt like a child myself. Was I responsible enough for another human? Was I ready to give up things I love to do? For selfish reasons I wasn't ready right away. And neither was Seth! So we started with Poppy haha! She definitely broke us in and quickly showed us how little sleep we would get when we we're potty training her. Eventually we just prayed and talked together and realized we didn't want to wait any longer to start our family.

Do you have any names picked out?
Yes! I feel like I've had a list of names in my phone notes section for YEARS! You can ask any of my friends. We have a few top names for both but I think once we find out the gender we'll be able to narrow it down a little more. We have a mixture of family names and unique names.

Do you think it's a boy or girl?
I've only had girl dreams!! Not sure what that means, but they just felt so strong. But all of my symptoms point to boy so I'm confused! I'm hoping for a girl and obviously Seth is hoping for a boy. Either way we'd be so happy because I eventually want one of each if possible. Girl clothes are just sooo much cuter!

Have you gained weight?
This is sooo hard and definitely plays with your mind. I've been on a fitness journey for the past year where I lost pounds and body fat. I was really getting in a groove and starting to feel great. So it's weird to change my mind set now that I'm supposed to be gaining weight. Last time I went in I was up 2 pounds. So it's slowly adding. I'm trying to make good choices and stay active, but it's hard!

What are you most excited for?
There are sooo many things I'm excited for. I'm excited to see if we're having a boy or a girl. I'm excited to find out what their personality is like. I'm excited to see Seth as a dad and our parents as grandparents. I'm just over the moon these days. The emotional side is starting to kick in and I'm not much for showing emotion!

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