First trimester recap

Since I didn’t really blog around this time (hello, exhaustion! I thought I’d share what happened the first 3 months this pregnancy.)

We found out about our second pregnancy in early April–the week before my sister in law’s wedding. Since it was so early on in the pregnancy (about 4 weeks at that time), I still felt pretty good overall, but the tiredness was creeping in. I was a little disappointed to not be able to partake in a little wine or beer, but no big deal! I scheduled my first appointment for 8 weeks at Nativiti (highly recommend if you are in the Houston area), where we delivered our son, around that time.

I felt pretty good until about 6 weeks along, which is when the nausea started. I didn’t ever throw up, but felt pretty queasy and I went through a decent length of time where I couldn’t enjoy a lot of food. Food that definitely didn’t sound good was vegetables and certain meats (pretty much anything healthy!). We had just finished a Whole30 (which I credit in part to helping us get pregnant), so it was weird to go from eating super healthy to just eating whatever I could eat. Salty foods have been a craving throughout the past few months.

I have noticed a few things that are different: in the first trimester this time around, the pesky eczema on my hands pretty much went away. In the first trimester with Jimp, it got really BAD and I stopped wearing my rings around 12 weeks. Currently at 25 weeks, I still have them on! Woohoo! I also have chosen to drink 1-2 cups of coffee all throughout this pregnancy. I gave it up in the first tri the first time around. Also the aversions seemed a lot worse this time around in general, instead of sporadically with just few things.

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After Mother’s Day brunch at Black Walnut Cafe: about 9 weeks along. This makes me laugh because can you see how tired I was? Also memorable because I was nauseous but so hungry and just happy to find something (an omelette) I could eat and enjoy!

 

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2 thoughts on “First trimester recap

  1. Yay for pregnancy posts!! I’m so glad Dave and I (and CK!) will be in Texas in December so we can hopefully see y’all when baby #2 arrives 🙂

    It’s so interesting that some things have been different–I’ve been curious if some symptoms depend more on the baby or the mom, and it seems like it may be the baby!

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    1. Yes! Hopefully little baby will be here when you guys are. I can’t believe we are going to get to introduce all our babies! 🙂 Jimp was 5 days post dates so I am hoping (planning) he/she will be here by Christmas! Overall I’ve felt pretty good (or maybe it’s just the second tri), but I felt decent most of my pregnancy with Jimp so hopefully it lasts!! Hope you’re feeling ok! Not long to go now. 🙂

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