{ My first trimester update | The truth }

  Thanksgiving 2017, this photo was taken at our home right before heading out to dinner with the family and sharing our big news! The skirt I'm wearing was actually way too big and Cody had to sew it tighter for me right before heading out. I bet right now this skirt would probably fit me perfectly if not a little bit snug! ( #eatingfortwo right? ) 

Thanksgiving 2017, this photo was taken at our home right before heading out to dinner with the family and sharing our big news! The skirt I'm wearing was actually way too big and Cody had to sew it tighter for me right before heading out. I bet right now this skirt would probably fit me perfectly if not a little bit snug! ( #eatingfortwo right? ) 

What a relief to be out of the first trimester. People say that this is the most risky time for something bad to happen which is why a lot of people choose to hold off and wait until they are in the clear. Although you aren’t really ever in the clear because unfortunate things can happen at any point during a pregnancy, Cody and I felt more comfortable waiting to share the news with everyone. Of course we told our parents and closest families shortly after we had found out because keeping this secret from them was just way too hard. We announced it to them on thanksgiving by giving our parents a box to open with baby things inside. We think the idea worked out really well and was a huge surprise for our families. They had no idea! I know my mom has been struggling keeping the secret to herself and she did admit to spilling the beans to people at work, but I can’t really blame her, she’s been hoping for a grandchild for awhile!  

  These are the boxes we put together for our parents. They had a baby bottle, one shoe in each box, a little baby thanksgiving outfit and a photo of Cody and I holding our first ultrasound photos! 

These are the boxes we put together for our parents. They had a baby bottle, one shoe in each box, a little baby thanksgiving outfit and a photo of Cody and I holding our first ultrasound photos! 

Anyways, the first trimester overall has been really easy for me and I am extremely grateful for that. I haven’t experienced any morning sickness whatsoever. I’ve been feeling just fine and for the most part like my normal self. One of my biggest issues though has been food aversions. Although I haven’t had any morning sickness, a lot of food grosses me out. If I eat something once I cannot repeat that meal again. I can not eat the same thing twice let alone two days in a row. I’ve been grossed out by the smell of smoke, people’s BO while shopping at the mall, and almost any vegetable makes me gag at the thought of it. I struggle on a daily basis trying to find food to eat so the baby gets nutrients and I dont starve to death.  Food has always been something my life revolved around and not being able to crave it or have an appetite for anything makes living so difficult. Would you believe me if I told you that I can not even look at tacos these days? It’s true. Guacamole is another one of my true loves and I haven’t been able to eat that either. My life saver has been scrolling through Pinterest and seeing which food in the pictures doesn’t gross me out and that was the answer to what I would most likely have for dinner. 

  Biggest pregnancy craving was this Portillos cheeseburger with fries. Ate this 2-3 times every week for the first few weeks. Only food that did not gross me out! 

Biggest pregnancy craving was this Portillos cheeseburger with fries. Ate this 2-3 times every week for the first few weeks. Only food that did not gross me out! 

Another thing about the first trimester that is kind of crappy is that you kind of feel weird and unlike yourself. I am always tired these days. Constantly wanting to take a nap, trust me whatever opportunity I find for a quick nap I take. They say the first trimester is known as the “weary” one and I can definitely see that. Although Cody and I are beyond the moon excited for this baby to come and we have actually wanted this baby, we planned for it, some days you just feel so weird and unsure. I start wondering about if I will know what I’m doing and if the baby will grow up to like me. Will I know when to feed it or what to give it to eat once it can eat solid foods? What kind of things do you talk about? I start to freak out about dumb things I know don’t matter right now and I know will come to me once I become a mom and will learn it. I mean Omg I’m going to be a mom. If that isn’t a scary realization than idk what is.  The first trimester is just kind of a lot of stress. The food you put into your body affects the development of the baby. You have to be so careful. You shouldn’t stress and you should stay calm but the first trimester doesn’t make that too easy. At least not for me. I get bloated just from breathing. My jeans don’t fit me anymore because my stomach is swollen everyday. I’ve been using hair ties to keep my pants closed! Haha literally so embarrassing but it works great! Maternity clothes don’t quite fit yet so I have to use my resources haha.

  First pregnancy purchase was this little journal Cody and I picked up from Buy Buy Baby. It is so cute and fun to fill out the pages together and just spend time talking about our little baby. Btw we also realized that we have a thing for giraffes and that it may just be our theme for all baby things. 

First pregnancy purchase was this little journal Cody and I picked up from Buy Buy Baby. It is so cute and fun to fill out the pages together and just spend time talking about our little baby. Btw we also realized that we have a thing for giraffes and that it may just be our theme for all baby things. 

I know everyone goes through pregnancy differently and overall mine has been so easy thus far, I only pray the remainder of the pregnancy will be this smooth too! Im excited to be in the second trimester and see what this one will be like. The second trimester is considered the “cheery” one. So I am really excited to hopefully experience that! 

I would love to hear about your pregnancies if any of you have been pregnant before and experienced this. Did you feel similarly or am I crazy lol? Even though you should never call a preggo woman crazy, so remember that people! 

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