How I Felt
When I found out I was pregnant, which was pregnancy week 5, I was already down 5 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. Traveling and then that first week at home, really took the energy right out at me.
I felt pretty good during week 6 + 7, although week 7 ended up being a whole trip to Florida. When I arrived home from Florida, I was tired and had lost more weight. By the time I reached week 8, I was down a total of 9 pounds.
Week 8 + 9 were my most tired of the whole first trimester. I also stopped losing weight by week 9 (yay)! I still haven’t gained any of it back, but I’m happy I started to maintain.
I call week ten my turn around week because my energy really started to pick up and I started to have energy to workout regularly. I’m really happy I’m able to have a fit pregnancy!
And since week 10, my energy has increased more and more each week + nothing too crazy has happened! I’m glad my nauseous phase was short + only showed up a few times — mind you never in the morning, always around dinner time when it did happen!
What I Ate
Up until week 8 I don’t think I touched meat at all, except for a few slices of bacon in Florida. Meat and the smell of it totally repulsed me. John says I have a super sniffer (and I totally do) since being pregnant. I’ve heard that can happen while pregnant!
Anyway, I also didn’t like eating chocolate for awhile; it just didn’t sit well. Now, however, it sits just fine with me. 🙂
Some ladies get aversions to fresh veggies + fruits, but I am more than okay with them. I still LOVE my salads and lots of fresh fruit.
Recently, I’ve been on a huge mac + cheese kick and have also really been enjoying tomato soup. I wouldn’t say I’ve had any specific cravings, but sometimes it’s so hard for me to decide what I’m in the mood to eat.
I’m VERY happy with how I felt and what I ate during my first trimester. I would call the nauseous I experienced mild compared to a lot of the stories I’ve heard other ladies go through. And, I’m very pleased that I’ve eaten well. My doctor isn’t concerned about the 9 pound weight loss and is just glad that I’ve been maintaining. She told me that around week 20 is when the weight gain should start to happen if it hasn’t started prior.
Stay tuned for part III, the last installment, of recapping my first trimester!