Tuesday, February 5, 2013

First Trimester Recap

First I would like to thank everyone for their congratulations and kind words. My husband and I are very excited and can't wait until July.

I have no plans on turning this into a baby blog, but since I use this blog to document what is going on in my life, there will be some baby stuff. This whole pregnancy thing is new and I want to remember what happens along the way.

As of today I am 16 weeks pregnant. I am at the point where I am feeling better, but every day is different. Here is what my first trimester looked like.


This was a big one from weeks 6 to 13 with some residual nausea here and there. I am very lucky and was actually sick just once. I am hoping I can keep it that way through the rest of the pregnancy. While the nausea was not comfortable, I know I lucked out here.


Overall I have been eating relatively normally, but there were days when I wanted nothing to do with food. For about 6 weeks the only thing I wanted for breakfast was a whole wheat bagel thin with cream cheese. Veggies, especially cooked ones, were and still are much more difficult to eat than before. Sometimes some fish and chicken are rough too. I have been eating and craving a ton of apples, pears and oranges, so it could be worse. Nothing too strange just yet.


I was the least prepared for how extreme this has been. Pregnancy has knocked me out pretty much from the beginning. During the first trimester I would sleep for 10 to 12 hours a night and it hasn't really improved much at this point in the second trimester. I am asleep by 9:30 p.m. most nights and not up until 7 a.m. It also takes me much longer to recover if I stay up too late (like on Super Bowl Sunday). There are definitely times I feel like I don't get anything done because all I do is sleep.


Most weeks I have been getting 3 to 4 workouts in. Normally 2 runs and at least 1 something else, often spin or yoga. I need to try and do a little more, but the fatigue does not help with this because all I want to do after work is sleep. Exercise also takes a lot more out of me than it used to. After Saturday's race, I was ready for bed at 7:30 that night. I don't think I was that tired after the marathon last year.

I know I have had it pretty easy, but feeling so tired has been difficult. Have you ever been pregnant? What symptom was the worst for you?