First Trimester Recap

Now that I’ve entered the second trimester, I wanted to share a First Trimester Recap of all the happenings from months 1-3. I’ve been trying to keep up a pregnancy journal, but I won’t scare you away today with too many of the details. In case you missed it, catch up on the details of finding out I was pregnant here.

First Trimester Highlights:

      • The first time we heard/saw Baby P

    • Telling our families we were expecting was so fun! Peter and I could barely wait to tell them and it made us even more excited now that we had a few people we could talk about all things baby-related with.
    • Bump’s first travels — The day after I found out I was pregnant I was supposed to hop on a plane to Kigali. I had been feeling awful that week so when I got the positive pregnancy test I pushed my flight back a few days and luckily was feeling much better before flying. It was so hard keeping the secret about my still very early pregnancy when I was traveling, but I loved thinking about how things were already so many “firsts” happening for little Peanut. In the first trimester Bump had its first trips to Kigali and to Nairobi and to Texas. If only Bump could start racking up those frequent flier miles with me.

Symptoms:

All the ones you would expect and some you probably wouldn’t think of unless you’ve read a lot about pregnancy or gone through it yourself. Luckily my nausea and vomiting wasn’t too bad but it did get worse towards the end of the 1st trimester and in the early weeks of the 2nd trimester. My appetite was mostly strong during the first trimester though and I tried to eat a lot because if I didn’t, that’s when I would feel like I was going to either vomit or faint (both of which almost happened to me in the middle of a supermarket/shopping mall).

I’ve been breaking out like a 14 year old since day 1 and struggled to control acne that I wasn’t used to having and I was so so tired during the first trimester. Unfortunately I’ve also had a really annoying case of pregnancy rhinitis which basically means I have a stuffy nose that can’t be cured. This made getting a proper night’s sleep really difficult even though I was exhausted.

I also thought I was showing a pretty sizeable baby bump for how early I was in my pregnancy but it turned out to be mostly lots and lots of bloat.

First Trimester Recap - Highlights, symptoms and a review of my first trimester (months 1-3) of pregnancy with my first baby, Baby P!

Before our first appointment at the hospital where I’ll be giving birth

Aversions:

None! Bring on all the foods.

First Trimester Recap - Highlights, symptoms and a review of my first trimester (months 1-3) of pregnancy with my first baby, Baby P!

Pre-Wedding vs Prenatal

Cravings:

Mostly carbs and sweets, but nothing too drastic.

First Trimester Recap - Highlights, symptoms and a review of my first trimester (months 1-3) of pregnancy with my first baby, Baby P!

Workouts:

I mostly stuck to my usual yoga classes with some modifications and started doing more lower body workouts at the gym. But my workouts definitely happened less frequently because of how tired I was. Going for walks did make me feel a lot better and I started doing Ballet Beautiful’s Ballet Baby: Energized & Elegant Pregnancy Trimester One & Two which is great for when you want to do a more gentle workout and also can’t be bothered to leave your house. In case you’ve ever done the regular Ballet Beautiful workouts, I thought the prenatal workouts were particularly refreshing because Mary Hellen Bowers actually seems to get tired during them– she IS human it turns out.