Hard to believe I am nearing the end of the first trimester. I feel like everyone told me with the second pregnancy it flies by, but this trimester really did not LOL. Partly because we found out SO EARLY – 3 weeks 4 days! Also because I had to keep it a secret for another 5 weeks and then I have been really sick. I am anxiously awaiting the burst of energy that comes with the second trimester. When I was pregnant with Liam I wrote a little about my first trimester must haves but I want to share a little more in depth and a look at some notes I took before I announced. I do not plan to do weekly or even monthly updates as for me pregnancy is just such a personal time. I don’t LOVE being pregnant (aside from baby kicks which I can’t wait for). I Had a really hard time my first pregnancy with my body changing so I feel eh about writing about it so much. Nonetheless here are my first trimester must haves + thoughts.
First Trimester Must Haves + Thoughts
Clothes: I mostly wear the same stuff. Nike tempo shorts, t-shirts, workout tanks, Lululemon align pants, pullovers, etc. I have a few Roller Rabbit dresses that are not maternity but will definitely work throughout the warmer months! Baby girl has already started to show her appearance. I guess the second one does show earlier! I will say that with Liam, I really didn’t LOVE maternity clothes. I mostly wore non maternity and sized up a size or two. It’s a personal preference but the only real maternity clothes I liked were denim shorts and jeans.
Beauty: I am doing a HUGE post coming up on pregnancy safe beauty/skincare but I am still using most of what I used before. One thing I am really loving is my First Aid Beauty Oatmeal mask! My skin has been doing really crazy weird stuff (thanks hormones) and this mask has been a lifesaver! I am also getting regular facials with my girl Marilee at fresh faces! If you are in DFW highly suggest seeing her!
Random: Peppermints, and mints of any kind! You can buy these in bulk on Amazon-highly suggest. I have preggy pops but I don’t feel like they help as much. I have been using two apps to follow along and see what’s happening with the babe week to week. Just like with Liam I am using the What To Expect App and The Bump. I am not really reading any books but plan to reread 12 hours of sleep by 12 weeks before baby girl comes.
Thoughts and notes: I gained 70 lbs with Liam and it was a really big struggle for me. I promised myself I wouldn’t do that this time. I wasn’t allowed to work out till week 9 almost, I wasn’t even allowed to go on walks! So no exercise meant very little burning off all the junk I ate. I have tried to make better decisions this go but baby girl seems to ONLY want carbs and crap. One big craving I have had is fruit and fruit smoothies so I am trying to really embrace that as much as I can. I know that even if I gain 100 lbs I can get it off. I just have a really hard time with body image. With Liam, one of the reasons I didn’t post bump photos, etc is that I just didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin. Anyways some days you drink smoothies and eat apple slices and some days you eat bagels and mac and cheese. Balance.
I am able to work out now and I am doing a mix of walking, barre classes, and cardio/weights at the gym. I think every woman’s body just does what it’s going to do to keep baby safe and healthy.
If you are newly pregnant I hope a few of these first trimester must haves help you out too!