Peace out the first trimester! I can’t believe I zoomed past my first trimester. I felt that having four kids that I am chasing after has made it go by in a blink of an eye. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely had my fair share of feeling not great, but I definitely think being busy helped keep my mind off it. 

Symptoms I experienced most:

Drowsiness: I started the day fine, but I would need a nap halfway through the day. Plus, I would say my day ends earlier. I used to stay up until about midnight because Rick is a night owl, but I have not been able to 

Nausea: I never had to run to the bathroom, but it was just the nagging feeling of my stomach being upset. On top of that, I already get car sick, and I feel like that has heightened.

Food aversion: This is a new one for me. In past pregnancies, I would have food aversions to specific items. Although I’m not turned off to particular things in this pregnancy, after I start eating an item, I become completely not into it. And begin to feel nauseous, so strange. 

My pregnancy fitness journey:

Back story, I had Gestational Diabetes for my last two pregnancies. With that, to regulate your sugars, they recommend getting plenty of exercise and adapting a diabetic diet. I am at a higher risk of Gestational Diabetes in this pregnancy and knew I wanted to start off on the right foot. I have been consistently working out 4-5 times a week. While I don’t know if I have it, I know it will help me in so many ways for pregnancy and delivery. Not to mention, it has surprisingly given me such a boost of energy. I can tell the difference when I do not work out. I start my day out with a workout. 

I am still not eating as clean as I would like, but I am noticeably different from my last pregnancies. Let’s just say previous pregnancies; all the Sonic workers knew me by name. 

As I have shared, the best surprise at the end of this pregnancy is finding out that we will be having a sweet baby girl. I cannot wait to have a girl in our family. It makes this last pregnancy even that much more special.

1st trimester must haves: