Hello everybody, this is Taylor and I am back to share with you updates on my very first pregnancy. I am currently over 5 and a half months along and my baby weighs about a pound (about the size of a large mango). Because we have just started the blog, I am having to start late in my pregnancy as opposed to the beginning, which would be ideal, but I will take anything I can get to share some of my stories and experiences with you. To start for this week, I will do my best to sum up my first trimester: cravings, exercising, weight gain, and doctor’s appointments without running too long. If I miss any details, please ask me anything in the comments and I will respond as quickly as possible.
The first 3 months seemed extremely long, and were not as enjoyable as the last few weeks. While I was blessed to not have morning sickness, fatigue basically ruled my life. What was so crazy: my body felt great, but my mind felt like mush. Throughout the beginning, I slept, ate, went to school, and slept. I was the zombie that lived in the house for weeks and, to be honest, besides the nausea and the car sickness, it was very enjoyable. The amazing things about this part of a woman’s life: no periods and nobody wants to argue with anything you do. The fact that my emotions could possibly go anywhere in no time made me seemingly invincible. Some may say cruel, I say strategic. My baby grew healthily throughout those few months, and at 14 weeks, we were able to find out we were having a boy (named Aksel) through prenatal imaging (something I highly recommend!). After the reveal party, it was on for my in-laws (I am talking clothes on top of stuffed animals on top of bottles, diapers, wipes, spoons). Overall, my first trimester contained cravings, sleep, and nausea. Although, I must warn, while I did not have morning sickness, my husband did. Mother Nature had to get somebody!
Exercising did not happen much for me until recently. Between exhaustion, the wedding, prom, and graduation, I was swamped and tired. Before I was pregnant, I was in fairly good shape; I could run a few miles in decent time, do a few push ups and sit ups. Now, because it has been a few months, I have started myself out with walking a mile and a half every morning with my dog. Most days, the walk will boost my energy levels and give me a great start to my day. As of last week, I had gained 12 pounds, but I am hoping that number will not jump too high. Aksel still has a lot more growing to do and I am about halfway through the recommended weight gain for pregnancy. As for cravings, they are not helping me out! Ice cream, pickles, hot dogs even though I am allowed to eat them!), popcorn, and, more recently, fresh fruits are demanding my attention when I enter the kitchen, and for the most part have stayed the same since day one.
Well, wrapping up about my first trimester, this is my first pregnancy, so if you have any tips, stories, questions, anything, just comment below and I will be sure to get back with them. Keep a lookout next week where I will finish catching you up on my pregnancy, and tell some great stories, particularly one about my last doctor’s appointment!