In fact, this is shaping up to be a pretty uninteresting pregnancy (hopefully it remains that way!). We're not finding out the sex of the baby. There isn't a nursery for me to decorate and show you - though there will be a crib in the corner of the room currently serving as my husband's office/my craft area/the guest bedroom. The names we pick out will remain a secret (not that we have any chosen, or have actually even discussed such a thing in detail). I haven't had any extreme food cravings (save for cauliflower!), and even if I was....do you really care to know? We already took our babymoon to Mexico and even that wasn't that interesting - while we totally enjoyed lots of laying by the pool, reading, hanging out with our family, going to bed early,
But, for prosperity's sake, I'll share a few things that helped me during my first trimester:
Necessary every.single.morning around 9am.
To be paired with above. Also often consumed seated on bathroom floor, chanting "don't throw up don't throw up."
I didn't use this as much as I would have liked in the first trimester, but this is a pretty good workout. I was worried it would be really wimpy, but after completing my 40 pushups, I thought otherwise.
While I didn't gain any weight the first trimester, I needed a belly band starting around week 8. Why? I have no idea. My hips must have gotten wider or something. All I know is that while I could still button my jeans, it was super uncomfortable. Plus, I mean, Thanksgiving dinner.
Lots of QT with the bed. LOTS. I could sleep ten hours at night and still feel like I wanted to take a nap at 2pm.
Thirsty much? Our PUR water filter totally got a workout...and is still!
All in all, I feel like I really can't complain about my first trimester. Yes, I was tired constantly and I had quite a bit of nausea, but I didn't actually get sick too frequently. It worked out perfectly that my husband was on his psych rotation (read: lighter hours) so that he could do things I was unable to do, namely cooking dinner. Smelling something while it was cooking and then eating it was impossible for me. And if it involved cooking meat - forget about it. We heard a heartbeat at 12 weeks and I saw our baby at 13 weeks for a dating ultrasound (sans the husband - medical school calls). Next week, we have our 20 week ultrasound, where we won't find out the gender :) My husband has already put in a form for 2 hours of excused absence!
So far, I'm loving the second trimester. Energy AND an appetite? Who knew the combination would be so wonderful!