22 Week Bumpdate


Hey there, CWS fam! It’s time for another #bumpdate today. πŸ™‚ I always look forward to writing and sharing these with you all but this one totally snuck up on me! I try to write these every 4 weeks and this past month simply flew by.

19 weeks pregnant

During my first trimester recap and my 18 week bumpdate, I had laid everything out week by week, especially when it came to sharing my symptoms. Now that I’ve been out of the first trimester and the morning sickness stage, I figured I’d shift gears and just talk through everything, rather than go week by week. πŸ™‚

The photo above was taken at 19 weeks with Baby T! That was the first week I really felt like I looked pregnant… well, only in form-fitting tops, anyway.

SYMPTOMS WEEKS 19 – 22:

My morning sickness has been completely gone now other than feeling nautious in the car as a passenger sometimes. I still keep my trusty sea-bands on-hand in my bag, because they really do help keep nausea at bay! For the most part, I’m feeling much more energetic these days and I haven’t felt dizzy at all. The awful headaches that I was getting before have subsided, as well. Thank goodness. They were completely debilitating. As for round ligament pains, I haven’t felt many over the past month. I’m sure they’ll start up more as my belly continues to grow.

I’m still experiencing lower backaches and sciatica, as I’m sure I’ll continue to. I have a petite frame so it’ll be carrying a lot throughout this pregnancy. I’m beyond thankful that Michael gives me a back massage each night. He’s been so amazing!

My emotions can be a bit crazy sometimes. Well, I’ve definitely been experiencing the crying over the silliest things thing, haha. I’m not typically a crier so it’s weird for me. Overall, I have really been on the up and up and have been feeling like my regular self most days. πŸ™‚

Girl Gender Reveal Photo, Couple Gender Reveal

ANATOMY SCAN:

We had Baby T’s anatomy scan towards the end of my 19th week of pregnancy. It was something we were looking forward to ever since the positive pregnancy test. The anatomy scan, from what I’ve gathered, is what most people associate with just finding out the gender. While that is something you have the option to find out during it, the anatomy scan is SO much more than that! You get to see the baby up close and personal. πŸ™‚

Our appointment was set for an hour because the tech has a list of photos/videos they need to capture throughout the scan. Trust me, we didn’t complain! That meant we got to see our little one for a long while. On the morning of our scan, I was feeling a bit nervous but still had overwhelming peace. I was mostly nervous that they wouldn’t get to see everything they needed to… but they did! Thank God! I drank a tall frappuccino on the way over so that I had enough caffeine to make our little one perfectly active. πŸ˜‰

By now you know that Baby T is a GIRL! You can CLICK HERE to find out all about how we found out and then had it confirmed at the anatomy scan.

Our sweet girl waved at us during the scan and she also had the hiccups at one point – way too cute! My favorite part of the scan was getting to see my baby girl’s heart and all 4 chambers. It was beyond incredible. God is such an artist.

Our girl is healthy and everything is measuring right on track. We are SO grateful.

20 Weeks Pregnant Baby Bump

Here’s the baby bump at 20 weeks! I had to have fun with this bump photo! Baby T half baked! πŸ˜‰ And you bet I’ve been living in sweatpants and sports bras when I’m at home.

CRAVINGS/AVERSIONS: I haven’t had a hankering for anything majorly specific this pregnancy. It definitely all goes through stages. Lately, I just want sweets, especially chocolate. I’m doing my best to balance my want for sweets and healthy food. I really don’t want to gain any more weight than I’m supposed to, especially because I have a small frame.

WEIGHT GAIN: As I mentioned in my last bumpdate, it can be hard to get an accurate weight reading because my body is going through so much if ya know what I mean! In total, I’ve gained about 8-9 lbs so far. Being completely transparent here, it’s scary seeing my weight go up, but I’m doing my best to be gaining how I should so Baby T continues to grow right on track. 

BODY CHANGES: The baby bump is growing and growing. It’s so funny because I don’t feel like I see it growing that much until I look at progress photos. I have found it hard to take accurate bump photos because phone selfies make my bump look smaller than it is and DSLR photos make it look way bigger, haha.

A little TMI here but hey, that’s pregnancy for ya! At the end of week 21, my nipples started leaking. It was the funniest thing to me because the day before, I was talking with my sister on the phone and told her how recently, I’ll feel a quick, sharp sensation in my nipples. She then said, “well, don’t be surprised if you start leaking soon then!” Then literally the next day, they did. LOL! I wasn’t expecting it but I felt a wetness and looked down and my t-shirt had spots, haha.

It is perfectly normal to be leaking so early on, even as a first-time mom. In fact, they say it’s a good sign which is great because I plan on breastfeeding/pumping Baby T.

22 Weeks Pregnant Bumpdate

HAVE YOU FELT ANY MOVEMENT? YES! YES! YES! To summarize: I started feeling flutters at 15 weeks and then more movements at 17 weeks. My last bumpdate I shared that I didn’t think I felt pronounced kicks yet and I’m standing firm there. BUT! My little girl decided to start kicking strong at 19 weeks and 2 days! I knew that I knew that I knew they were kicks. It was so special! Michael was with me the night I first felt them and of course, I cried. Michael felt her kick from the outside ever-so-slightly at 19 weeks and 4 days.

Ever since 20 weeks, baby girl has been kicking so crazy strong that we can see her from the outside. It is SO magical and is definitely my favorite thing so far about pregnancy. She’s quite active throughout the day, especially after each meal but she really loves being a night owl like her mama. I’m fine with that for now but I hope she’ll sleep through the night once she’s here, haha. πŸ™‚

HAVE YOU GOTTEN ANY MATERNITY CLOTHES YET? Yes! Finally. At 21 weeks, I had my first breakdown over my body and how nothing was fitting me anymore. Being petite is hard enough already but being petite and pregnant… y’all. It messes with you. I’ll share more on that at another time. But yes, I finally put in an order online last weekend for some maternity jeans, a pair of maternity leggings, a bra, and some tops from Motherhood Maternity.

One pair of maternity jeans fit almost perfect and they were a petite option. I was so happy that I cried, haha. The other pair fit but the ankle area was too large and the leggings were extremely big even though they were the smallest size. I’m returning those two items and will grab another pair of jeans that fit in a different wash. My new bra fit perfect – holla! And the two tops were quite big on me but I kept them because I know my bump will grow into them. I’ll share more soon!

And that’s a wrap, for now, friends! I can’t wait to share more with you soon.

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Baby T Is A…GIRL!!!


Girl Gender Reveal Photo, Couple Gender Reveal

Daddy’s girl! Mommy’s world! Baby T is a sweet baby GIRL!!! Michael and I are both over the moon about our little girl. I am so glad I’m finally able to let the secret out! πŸ™‚

Let’s rewind a bit! Going into this pregnancy, we knew we’d be finding out the gender. This was something we always planned on doing and probably will for any future babies, as well. The first few months of pregnancy felt like they dragged by so slow – probably because I wasn’t feeling the best. By the time we initially went for my first prenatal appointment and scan at 11.5 weeks, I couldn’t imagine waiting another 9-10 weeks to find out the gender.

At 15 weeks, I caved! We decided to order the Sneak Peek early gender DNA test. I know a lot of people have been skeptical by a DNA test that you get offline and perform yourself (pricking your finger to collect blood) but trust me, I did my research for months and months about this test and decided I wanted to give it a try. After all, Sneak Peek has 99.1% accuracy! We figured, why not?

The test arrived on a Wednesday morning, I performed the test, and then sent it back out that same day. We had ordered the fast-track option which meant we’d get our results in 72 hours, rather than waiting a week to find out (with the regular version). Mike worked late that Friday night and I tried to go to sleep before he got home but I couldn’t! I had the results email sent to his email instead of my own for my sanity, haha.

He got home at about midnight that night and asked if we wanted to open the results then. I was all of a sudden on the fence. I knew what we were hoping for and was nervous about it. I couldn’t bring myself to open the email with him, haha! So, I told Mike that he could. He came back into our room and asked, “Are you sure you don’t want to know?” Mike asking that lead me to believe the result was what we were hoping for… so I said okay!

“It’s a girl!”

I was in shock and was like, “REALLY?!” and started crying, haha. I kept asking over and over that it was real and not a joke… because we wanted a sweet baby girl first. It was all real. πŸ™‚

Sneak Peek Gender DNA test

I kept sobbing because I was just so happy. I don’t think I slept a wink that night because I was so excited and just felt immensely blessed.

We shared our news with close family members and a couple of friends. Mike and I knew we didn’t want to share our results with the world just yet because we wanted it confirmed at our anatomy scan. It was! πŸ™‚

Girl Gender Reveal

Many of you are probably already wanting to ask us if we have any name ideas yet…

Your answer: Michael and I already chose our baby girl’s name before we even got married. πŸ˜‰ So, yes! She has a name but we most likely will not be sharing it until after her birth.

Cute story #1: Mike is such a man of faith that it blows me away. I could go on for days but to stay relevant… before we even knew that our baby was a girl, Michael was already calling her by her name!! Yeah, kinda crazy! πŸ˜‰ I’ll admit, I loved it but I was also a tiny bit apprehensive – didn’t want to get my hopes up. But wow, he’s awesome.

Cute story #2: Mike was the one to pick out this adorable onesie for our photo. I almost started tearing up in the store because it made me so emotional! I love how he loves our baby girl. So blessed that he is so involved in everything!

We’re so grateful to God for our baby girl. She’s healthy and is growing right on track – we are so grateful. We are SO excited to meet our baby girl in February!

XO,

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18 Week Bumpdate


Hey friends! I’m excited to be sharing another bumpdate today – 18 weeks! If you’re new around CWS, I’ll be sharing a monthly recap of my pregnancy until Baby T arrives. πŸ™‚

18 Week Bumpdate

Gosh, I always have so much joy writing these updates. It’s crazy how quickly life starts to change when you’re pregnant. I’m not complaining one bit – I’m loving it! Things have been quiet here on CWS for two main reasons: 1. Life has been quite busy and crazy. I’ll get to more details on all of that in a post coming next week. 2. Everything I’m brainstorming or feeling inspired to write is focused on my pregnancy. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing but I really want to try my best to keep a balance of my regular topics here and the joys I’m experiencing through my pregnancy journey. I so, so appreciate your patience with me!

If you haven’t read my First Trimester Bumpdate, you can click HERE to catch up!

I am currently in week 18 and Baby T is the size of an artichoke (5.59 inches, 6.70 oz). Baby T is able to yawn, hiccup, swallow. Baby T is also twisting, rolling, punching, and kicking! πŸ™‚

SYMPTOMS BY WEEK:

WEEK 14:

  • Occasional nausea
  • Morning sickness
  • Backaches
  • Visible veins – I had noticed visible veins in my legs and arms more before week 14 but this week I really noticed them in my boobs.
  • Headaches
  • Baby bump – Well, a tiny, tiny barely noticeable difference, haha!

WEEK 15:

  • Frequent peeing
  • Lower backache
  • Tiredness
  • Morning sickness started to ease up a bit
  • Sore hips – I have always been told I’ll have “good birthing hips” lol but gosh, these hips are definitely shifting a bit and it was quite sore.
  • Photo below: 15 weeks

15 weeks pregnant

WEEK 16:

  • Slightly increased appetite
  • Severe headaches – They were awful. I was properly hydrated, eating right, and even a nap or Tylenol wouldn’t help. Oh, the hormones.
  • Tiredness
  • Stomach issues 
  • Back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sore hips & tailbone
  • Morning sickness 2x 
  • Sciatica pain – I was shocked to have started to deal with some sciatica pain so early on but I think a lot of it has to do with my petite frame.

WEEK 17:

  • Lower back pain
  • Frequent peeing
  • Backaches
  • More energy but got tired easily
  • Hot flashes
  • Occasional nausea – Only when in the car as a passenger.
  • Morning sickness 1x
  • Sore hips & tailbone
  • Acne
  • Photo below: 17 weeks

WEEK 18:

  • Increased appetite
  • Backache
  • Some dizziness
  • Lower back pain
  • Hot flashes
  • Acne

17 weeks pregnant

CRAVINGS:

When it comes to cravings, my second trimester so far is similar to my first trimester – I haven’t had a hankering for 1 specific craving. Instead, my tastes definitely go through changes. I hate this but I have been craving fast food and sweets like crazy. From Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets to McDonald’s nuggets with honey, to a double cheeseburger from McDonald’s… I have been trying to be self-disciplined but sometimes, you just got to give in to the cravings, haha. Oh, taco dip & tortilla chips have been a favorite, too! Oh, and anything apple!

AVERSIONS:

This makes me so sad to say… Chick-Fil-A sauce. If you know me well, I’m someone who usually has extra CFA sauce at home and even in my purse with me, haha. I didn’t see this aversion coming at all!

WEIGHT GAIN:

Over the past few weeks, I have gained about 3-4lbs. It’s hard to gauge my actual weight, even in the mornings, because my body (especially my stomach lol) is going through a lot. I didn’t gain anything my first trimester.

BODY CHANGES:

The baby bump has officially arrived!! πŸ™‚ Below is a comparison between 14 weeks and now at 18 weeks. Baby T is definitely showing themselves now.

Excuse the dirty mirror and messy office bump selfies! 

DO YOU KNOW THE GENDER YET?

Yes, we do! But we’re not sharing just yet. πŸ˜‰ I couldn’t wait any longer to find out so I ordered the Sneak Peek at-home blood test at 15 weeks. I’m glad I decided to go for it and will share my experience with the SP test in the future. We’re waiting until after our anatomy scan next week to announce the gender.

HAVE YOU GOTTEN ANY MATERNITY CLOTHES YET?

I have received a couple of gifted tops from Pink Blush Maternity that I’m loving and will definitely grow into overtime. Mike and I are moving next week (more on that to come), so I’m waiting to really purchase anything until after we’ve moved. I only have 2 pairs of leggings that still fit and none of my jeans button anymore… le sigh. I’m nervous about shopping for maternity bottoms because as a short (4’11”) and petite lady already, jeans/bottoms shopping is hard enough. Wish me luck!

HAVE YOU FELT ANY MOVEMENT? Yes, I have! πŸ™‚ From about 15 weeks, I have been feeling flutters. I was shocked I started feeling them so early since this is my first baby/pregnancy but they do say petite women can start to feel movement sooner. As far as kicks… I’m going to say maybe… There have been 2 times I thought I might have but I’m not sure.

ANY STRETCH MARKS?

Nope! Thank goodness. I’m really hoping I can avoid those buggers… but they do run in my family, so I’m staying realistic.

HOW’S YOUR SLEEP?

Pretty awful, haha. I didn’t even put this up in my symptoms because honestly, my sleep hasn’t been all that great my entire pregnancy. From having to get up to pee a few times a night to not being able to get comfortable, sleep in of itself is a journey. I do think that Unisom is starting to help me a little bit.

ARE YOU MISSING ANYTHING?

Other than missing a nice, crisp hard cider during the fall… nope, I’m trying to enjoy the entire pregnancy experience.

And that’s a wrap, for now, friends! Can’t wait to share more with you soon.

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First Trimester Bumpdate


Michael and I are expecting our first child! And now that the secret is out, I’ll be sharing the occasional “bumpdate” here on CWS to document my pregnancy. If you haven’t already, click here to check out my announcement post! πŸ™‚ *affiliate link

My First Bumpdate: First Trimester

I have been waiting for this time in my life for a very, very long time. I have always felt called to be a mother, so whatever I experience throughout this time, I will be thankful for.

FIRST SYMPTOMS:

As I shared in my announcement post, I found out I was pregnant at 8 DPO which was 6 days before my missed period. I found out very early! I only had one symptom before my BFP (big fat positive) and that was being extremely winded/dizzy. I have always been really in tune with my body so I definitely took notice of the more extreme windedness. I took a test that same day and it was positive. I was 3 weeks and a few days then. 

I did also have really bad hormonal acne before testing but adult acne is something I struggle with regularly, so I didn’t think of it much as a symptom then.

SYMPTOMS BY WEEKS:

WEEK 4:

  • Sore boobs – Oh my gosh. A couple of days after my first positive test, my boobs started to be so sore. This carried on consistently through week 10.
  • Fatigue – Just plain exhausted like never before.
  • Acne – I had the worst acne all around my chin area. It was not fun!

WEEKS 5 – 6:

  • Getting tired quickly
  • Bloating – I was pretty much bloated throughout my entire first trimester. 
  • Frequent peeing – And to think the baby isn’t kicking my bladder yet… oh gosh! lol
  • Nausea (occasional to severe) – Week 5 was when nausea started to creep in. It actually started on my trip to NYC for work (photo below) and I was really hoping it wouldn’t. I took a bus into the city and the trip was 2+ hours longer than it should’ve been and I felt so bleh. I couldn’t even make it through the entire conference that Saturday because I was nauseous. It was not an enjoyable trip at all but I survived!
    • That following week (week 6), the nausea was absolutely awful. I could barely leave my bed that entire week.

WEEKS 7 – 8:

  • Consistent nausea – Nausea continued. I’d have a day where it wouldn’t be so bad but the next, it was right back to awful.
  • Dizziness – Just plain dizzy if I got up too fast.
  • Lower back pain – Everything starting to stretch inside!
  • Morning sickness – After weeks of dealing with nausea, I started to get sick here and there in the mornings. At this point, I could count on 1 hand the number of times I vomited.

My First Bumpdate: First Trimester

WEEKS 9 – 10:

  • Occasional bad headache – I had one terrible headache week 9 and it made me sick to my stomach.
  • Morning sickness more consistent
  • Nausea on and off – My mother-in-law got me Sea-Bands* to try and they worked for me! I had put off trying them for weeks but they actually help a lot.
  • Excessive saliva
  • Lower back pain
  • Mood swings – (poor Michael lol)
  • Tailbone discomfort 

WEEKS 11 – 13:

  • A couple of headaches each week – This was when I caved and started taking Tylenol when a headache would happen. Tylenol is safe to take when pregnant but I am typically someone who avoids taking anything.
  • Hot flashes – I’m naturally a warmer person so I’m always warm but these weeks I started to have more times where I felt flushed and hot!
  • Morning sickness – Ironically, I didn’t vomit much the first half or so of my first trimester. It wasn’t until the closing weeks that I started to get sick once every morning when I’d wake up. I tried the saltines before getting out of bed thing but it didn’t work for me. After the morning, 98% of the time I wouldn’t get sick the rest of the day (aside from occasional nausea).
  • Back & lower back pain

My First Bumpdate: First Trimester

CRAVINGS:

I haven’t had ONE huge craving yet but I definitely have gone through a couple of different phases of cravings. The first half of my first trimester, I didn’t have any cravings at all. Instead, it was more about figuring out what my body would allow me to eat. I ate a lot of breakfast food, fruit, and yogurt. Egg & cheese on a croissant from Dunkin or McDonald’s egg & cheese on a biscuit were my saviors in the mornings.

The last few weeks of my first trimester, I started to get more of a taste for things back which was so great! I am still drinking coffee but I have cut back on my intake a ton. I don’t even drink coffee every day anymore. When I do drink coffee, it has to be iced! 

AVERSIONS:

I am not someone who has a weak stomach at all, so experiencing aversions was really new to me. Sadly, I had huge aversions to pasta and cheese. Like… my favorite foods. It was so sad! I didn’t eat mac n cheese for almost 2 months, haha.

The smells of meat when being booked would gag me sometimes, so I really only ate chicken my first trimester.

WEIGHT GAIN:

I didn’t gain anything during the first trimester. My weight ranges between 2-3lbs, depending on the time of day.

WORKING OUT:

The first trimester was really rough so working out was not an option for me. I did do some deep stretches when I was feeling up to it. For the most part, I was either too nauseous or exhausted to work out. I’m hoping this changes because I really want to do my best to stay healthy and stay in shape.

BODY CHANGES:

As I mentioned before, my boobs have definitely gotten bigger. I’m not complaining. I have always been quite small-chested so I’m enjoying being a bit fuller, haha. As far as a baby bump, there aren’t any signs of one yet. I have noticed my stomach becoming softer and more relaxed but I think I’m mostly still just experiencing bloating.

FAVORITE APPS:

Pregnancy apps have been my BFFs throughout my pregnancy so far. I love The Bump, BabyCenter, and Pregnancy+ to read about my baby’s growth and about how my body is changing. My favorite app by far is Glow Nurture! I used the Glow app to track my cycle before and during when we were trying to conceive and I had the best experience with it. I was so glad to see they had Glow Nurture for your pregnancy journey. There are discussion groups which can be helpful but I really love the daily logs to track everything day by day. πŸ™‚

First Pregnancy Announcement

I think I remembered all of the big stuff! If you have any questions that weren’t answered, let me know in the comments. πŸ™‚ So excited to share this journey with you!

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First Trimester Bumpdate


Michael and I are expecting our first child! And now that the secret is out, I’ll be sharing the occasional “bumpdate” here on CWS to document my pregnancy. If you haven’t already, click here to check out my announcement post! πŸ™‚ *affiliate link

My First Bumpdate: First Trimester

I have been waiting for this time in my life for a very, very long time. I have always felt called to be a mother, so whatever I experience throughout this time, I will be thankful for.

FIRST SYMPTOMS:

As I shared in my announcement post, I found out I was pregnant at 8 DPO which was 6 days before my missed period. I found out very early! I only had one symptom before my BFP (big fat positive) and that was being extremely winded/dizzy. I have always been really in tune with my body so I definitely took notice of the more extreme windedness. I took a test that same day and it was positive. I was 3 weeks and a few days then. 

I did also have really bad hormonal acne before testing but adult acne is something I struggle with regularly, so I didn’t think of it much as a symptom then.

SYMPTOMS BY WEEKS:

WEEK 4:

  • Sore boobs – Oh my gosh. A couple of days after my first positive test, my boobs started to be so sore. This carried on consistently through week 10.
  • Fatigue – Just plain exhausted like never before.
  • Acne – I had the worst acne all around my chin area. It was not fun!

WEEKS 5 – 6:

  • Getting tired quickly
  • Bloating – I was pretty much bloated throughout my entire first trimester. 
  • Frequent peeing – And to think the baby isn’t kicking my bladder yet… oh gosh! lol
  • Nausea (occasional to severe) – Week 5 was when nausea started to creep in. It actually started on my trip to NYC for work (photo below) and I was really hoping it wouldn’t. I took a bus into the city and the trip was 2+ hours longer than it should’ve been and I felt so bleh. I couldn’t even make it through the entire conference that Saturday because I was nauseous. It was not an enjoyable trip at all but I survived!
    • That following week (week 6), the nausea was absolutely awful. I could barely leave my bed that entire week.

WEEKS 7 – 8:

  • Consistent nausea – Nausea continued. I’d have a day where it wouldn’t be so bad but the next, it was right back to awful.
  • Dizziness – Just plain dizzy if I got up too fast.
  • Lower back pain – Everything starting to stretch inside!
  • Morning sickness – After weeks of dealing with nausea, I started to get sick here and there in the mornings. At this point, I could count on 1 hand the number of times I vomited.

My First Bumpdate: First Trimester

WEEKS 9 – 10:

  • Occasional bad headache – I had one terrible headache week 9 and it made me sick to my stomach.
  • Morning sickness more consistent
  • Nausea on and off – My mother-in-law got me Sea-Bands* to try and they worked for me! I had put off trying them for weeks but they actually help a lot.
  • Excessive saliva
  • Lower back pain
  • Mood swings – (poor Michael lol)
  • Tailbone discomfort 

WEEKS 11 – 13:

  • A couple of headaches each week – This was when I caved and started taking Tylenol when a headache would happen. Tylenol is safe to take when pregnant but I am typically someone who avoids taking anything.
  • Hot flashes – I’m naturally a warmer person so I’m always warm but these weeks I started to have more times where I felt flushed and hot!
  • Morning sickness – Ironically, I didn’t vomit much the first half or so of my first trimester. It wasn’t until the closing weeks that I started to get sick once every morning when I’d wake up. I tried the saltines before getting out of bed thing but it didn’t work for me. After the morning, 98% of the time I wouldn’t get sick the rest of the day (aside from occasional nausea).
  • Back & lower back pain

My First Bumpdate: First Trimester

CRAVINGS:

I haven’t had ONE huge craving yet but I definitely have gone through a couple of different phases of cravings. The first half of my first trimester, I didn’t have any cravings at all. Instead, it was more about figuring out what my body would allow me to eat. I ate a lot of breakfast food, fruit, and yogurt. Egg & cheese on a croissant from Dunkin or McDonald’s egg & cheese on a biscuit were my saviors in the mornings.

The last few weeks of my first trimester, I started to get more of a taste for things back which was so great! I am still drinking coffee but I have cut back on my intake a ton. I don’t even drink coffee every day anymore. When I do drink coffee, it has to be iced! 

AVERSIONS:

I am not someone who has a weak stomach at all, so experiencing aversions was really new to me. Sadly, I had huge aversions to pasta and cheese. Like… my favorite foods. It was so sad! I didn’t eat mac n cheese for almost 2 months, haha.

The smells of meat when being booked would gag me sometimes, so I really only ate chicken my first trimester.

WEIGHT GAIN:

I didn’t gain anything during the first trimester. My weight ranges between 2-3lbs, depending on the time of day.

WORKING OUT:

The first trimester was really rough so working out was not an option for me. I did do some deep stretches when I was feeling up to it. For the most part, I was either too nauseous or exhausted to work out. I’m hoping this changes because I really want to do my best to stay healthy and stay in shape.

BODY CHANGES:

As I mentioned before, my boobs have definitely gotten bigger. I’m not complaining. I have always been quite small-chested so I’m enjoying being a bit fuller, haha. As far as a baby bump, there aren’t any signs of one yet. I have noticed my stomach becoming softer and more relaxed but I think I’m mostly still just experiencing bloating.

FAVORITE APPS:

Pregnancy apps have been my BFFs throughout my pregnancy so far. I love The Bump, BabyCenter, and Pregnancy+ to read about my baby’s growth and about how my body is changing. My favorite app by far is Glow Nurture! I used the Glow app to track my cycle before and during when we were trying to conceive and I had the best experience with it. I was so glad to see they had Glow Nurture for your pregnancy journey. There are discussion groups which can be helpful but I really love the daily logs to track everything day by day. πŸ™‚

First Pregnancy Announcement

I think I remembered all of the big stuff! If you have any questions that weren’t answered, let me know in the comments. πŸ™‚ So excited to share this journey with you!

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