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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

surviving pregnancy... the 1st trimester

The first trimester is tough. It's new, unexpected, and random. It's nothing you have been through before, so you have no idea what it's like, what it will be like soon, and what the heck to do about all the crazy hormones you feel.

Lots of changes these first three months...
feeling bloated
emotional, crying mess
need to slow down totally or else fear throwing up
scared feelings
taking prenatal vitamins

It's all different... but you get through it, I swear.
This picture below is me at 13 weeks... barely with a bump.

A few things to keep in mind:
-rest as much as possible.
-eat whatever it is that you need to eat. I lived off of bagels those first months!
-read, but don't read too much to scare you
-ask your doctor any question you need to
-rest even more, take random naps as needed, it's OK
-forgive yourself for however you are feeling - super excited or super nervous
-be nice to your husband, he is there to help you
-get some adorable maternity clothes, early, so that you are ready to slip into something comfy!
-take walks as you feel up to it
-drink tons of water
-ginger ale helped me feel less sick to my stomach
-fresh ginger at the health food store really helped me to feel less nauseaous too
-accept that your body will be changing... it's inevitable and for a good cause

And here I am at 16 weeks along... so shocked and excited to see a real baby bump! It was kind of exciting!

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