I wanted to share some of the details from the experiences I have had in my first trimester; the good, the bad & the ugly. It is just so crazy how much a pregnancy can vary but I do like comparing how I feel now to the previous time. I am just convinced it is a girl because of how different I am feeling, but we will see.
For starters I had been super nauseous. I had been getting sick a few times a day which has not been fun at all. I was also this way with Asher, but worse. With Asher it lasted all day for 22 weeks. This time it was usually during the evening or in the middle of the night. I have never taken anything for my nausea; I had just been waiting for it to pass.
I spent two weeks recovering from a hellish, nightmare, super terrible cold. I thought I felt crappy before getting sick.. boy was I wrong. I started getting these terrible headaches (still have them on and off now). It was painful to move my eyes and I was super sensitive to light. My cold is gone and I am trying to stay as healthy as possible but I have a toddler in daycare so… there’s that lol.
I have been prescribed folic acid since prenatal vitamins make me sick. It has been working like a charm which is nice since it doesn’t make me sick. As I mentioned in my previous post I lost 2 pounds, and I don’t know how since I have been eating more than ever! I know getting sick has affected my weight gain but I was eating SO much that I didn’t think I would be affected at all. Stephen and I have been joking about how our baby already has his appetite lol.
My food cravings have been pretty fun this time around. I didn’t really have any cravings with Asher, I just lived off of Domino’s pizza haha. This time around my cravings are so demanding. When I want something I can only have that ONE thing I want. I have been loving coconut ice cream! Every once in a while I was NEEDING a veggie burger from Uburger. I have eaten so much salmon (I ate that so much that I can’t even stand the sight of it now!!). For the last month of my first trimester I had been having plantain with fish and avocado every day for breakfast. I HATE anything with onions, and can’t handle garlic. Another thing that has been killing me is my heightened sense of smell. Everything grosses me out.
Like I mentioned before I am convinced I am having a girl. I even checked my Chinese calendar and it confirmed lol. Actually my Chinese calendar was right about Asher too, I just know it’s right this time as well. Before I found out I was pregnant I had a dream that I was pregnant and that I was having a girl. My aunt also had a dream, before I told anyone that I was pregnant, that one of her nieces was pregnant with a girl! She went around asking everyone who it was LOL. My sister also had a dream, a few months before Stephen & I even decided to start trying for a baby, that we had a girl. Also, the people closest to me have a crazy connection to me because my aunt Stacey knew I was pregnant before I told her and so did my cousin. My aunt Stacey said she looked at me one day and said to her friend that she thought I was pregnant (which I was 6 weeks pregnant at the time!). It was crazy because everyone was excited for us but honestly so many people just already knew deep down. My besties Kassie & Nyarie sent me random messages one day asking me if I was pregnant, this was before I told anyone. I remember showing Stephen my texts and laughing with him saying “HOW DO THEY KNOW?!” haha.
The one downside I have had in this pregnancy has been my terrible nightmares. I won’t get into the details, just know that they are really really terrible and play on my greatest fears and I have woken up crying a few times; so frustrating, so terrifying. They were just as bad when I was pregnant with Asher. I dread going to sleep some nights.
On a brighter note, Stephen has showed me God’s grace and I’m forever grateful. He has been so unbelievable. Every night when he comes home from work he gets into super dad mode. He takes Asher right away and plays with him and feeds him. He has fully taken over the night time routine, he brushes Asher’s teeth and changes him, getting him fully ready for bed, they read a book, say their prayers and then its lights out. On the weekends he takes Asher so I can nap or just relax. He basically has been my right hand. He is always running out to get me whatever I am craving. When he wakes up on the weekends he asks what I want to eat or if I’m craving anything. Literally the best husband ever. I honestly don’t know what I would have done this trimester without him because I was so sick and faced with exhaustion like NEVER BEFORE!!
My absolute favorite memory from my first trimester is dedicated to mister Asher. Now, when I say he takes after his dad, I’m not just talking about his charm or devilish good looks. He is SO witty and he is funny as hell! As I said before I have been extremely exhausted. I have been going to sleep pretty early every single night. Asher has gotten use to this now. I cuddle him on the recliner in the living room while we watch a movie, waiting for dad to get home. Usually right as Stephen gets home I’m so ready to go to sleep. When Asher sees this he starts to rub my face and say “go to sleep, mama” in the softest sweetest voice, and I usually fall asleep EASY! After a few days of this I started getting suspicious, I was thinking to myself “why does he want me to go to sleep so bad?”. So one night I decided to fake sleep just so I could see what he was so eager to get into. I let him do his cute little routine of cuddles and face pats (which is funny because he is RARELY gentle lol). So a few min later I pretend to sleep, then I see his cute little self sneak off the recliner, beeline it straight to the kitchen and sneak a HANDFULL of mini Oreos!!!!!! HAHAHAHAH omg it took everything in me not to laugh out loud, I was dying. He was having a field day! He has his own little stash of night time goodies, man. When I say this kid is hilarious!!! I ended up clearing out the stash the next day, he still tries to get me to fall asleep early so he can get into things lol. I love that kid, there is always something to laugh about with him. Whenever I see mini Oreos it cracks me up all over again.
I am currently working on a list of movies and shows to watch on maternity leave, that was one of the best memories I had last time with Stephen. We were just binge watching every show and movie we could think of lol.
Also, I’m convinced that I will have another super quick delivery and I have been trying to convince the closest people to me to learn how to deliver a baby lol. Asher was born 30 minutes after we stepped foot into the hospital and I hear the second delivery is usually quicker than the first. SO, Stephen might have to pull over on the highway and deliver this baby…
WELL, that is it for now! :) more updates to come!
*These pictures were taken at 15 weeks <3