5/8/2019 4 Comments
My First Trimester Update
Hey Friends! In case you missed it, a few weeks ago, I announced I am expecting my first child in October of 2019! And as I transition into week 15, I wanted to share my very first update with you!
How Far Along?
Today, I am 15 weeks & 4 days! Almost halfway there!!
During my first 8 weeks, I had on & off cramping, headaches and a lot of gagging & coughing. But up to this point no sickness.
When I turned 8 weeks, everything began to change. I started having bad morning sickness, getting nauseous and throwing up.
I also became extremely exhausted! A whole new level of tiredness, I was napping throughout the day, and sleeping early! I even missed my alarm a few times haha!
Morning Sickness Relief?
The morning sickness which became all day sickness, hit me bad, and while everyone had their own set of sickness remedies for me, I found that nothing worked.
Thankfully I had my appointment with my doctor shortly after my sickness began.
My doctor suggested Unisom + Vitamin B6 and boy does that medicine work like a charm! But the side effect is it makes you tired! So when I took it before bed, I spent the next day fighting falling asleep.
I also found that Ginger/Peppermint Tea was extremely helpful!
I wish I could say I have been eating healthy, but the truth is I have been eating everything bad for me! Well, not everything! The crazy thing is that salads made me sick! Weird I know! I try my best to eat healthy but thinking about anything healthy made me sick! As I have transitioned to my second trimester, I am not able to begin eating differently and get back to my healthy roots!
If you know anything about me, you know that pre-pregnancy I worked out a lot! Well, when I got pregnant I spent less time at the gym, actually I didn't go at all. But what I did do was go for walks every day. So that was great exercise. Over the last few weeks, I have gone back to the gym and added my weight training back into my workout regimen, and boy do I love it! If I'm honest, getting to the gym is sometimes hard, but once I finish my workout I feel so amazing!
What I am looking forward to?
I am looking forward to finding out the sex of the baby in the next few weeks! I have been so anxious to find out since I have found out I am pregnant! So I am looking forward to that! My gut tells me its a boy, but we will see. A lot of people ask what I want; I honestly do not have a preference I truly want a healthy baby! So I will be sure to keep you all posted!
I'm curious to hear how your first trimester went? Let's chat below in the comments!
That's all for now friends, I'll be back soon with another pregnancy update!
First of all let me tell you congratulations on your first baby!!! Kids are an amazing blessing from God. I know everybody tell you this but your life is forever changed once you become a mom. I did not have morning sickness when I was pregnant so hopefully yours will go away soon. I'll be praying for you. Love your blog!!!
5/28/2019 08:46:41 pm
5/23/2019 08:42:40 pm
Congratulations!! I remember those days. I had terrible morning sickness, and felt off balance all the time. I found that ginger helped me, too - I used to take the capsules of it. But when I could eat, I ate like I was making up for lost time, LOL. I was falling asleep at work, too, so I know what you mean about the tiredness. I say sleep until you can't sleep no more, because it will probably help with everything else. Hope the all-day sickness goes away soon!
5/28/2019 08:47:31 pm
Thank you so much for your kind words! Yes I’ve definitely been doing a lot of sleeping haha! And thank God the sickness has passed! God is good
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