FIRST TRIMESTER (check, check) ..I’m well into my second trimester but playing catch up! We actually didn’t tell many people until around 17 weeks. I literally told my family/parents a week before we announced it on social media. The reason was because I’m Sure (well kinda) this is my last pregnancy and I wanted to tell everyone in person. We had just gotten home from being in FL for 6 months..It just wouldn’t be the same to do via FaceTime..so we waited… it seemed like forever! It was easy to hide considering we were still snowbirding in FL. I didn’t start showing until around 17 weeks so that made it easier as well. C travels back and forth while we are in Florida so I was pretty much on my own with 3 kids ..and newly pregnant. Sounds horrible and treacherous ..but in reality it was soooo nice. I could literally feed the kids cereal (and myself) and go to bed when they did! No husband to entertain or house to clean up. I really don’t have any help unless we go out for date night. My boys make it pretty easy and my oldest help me so much… so my first trimester FLEW. They kept me so busy and I guess I didn’t get a chance to feel exhausted.
My workouts have been exactly the same. I do truly believe that is where my energy comes from. I RARELY skip a workout. I need it more mentally than physically. I usually wake up around 5:45 just to get it in. I’m still doing BBG with modifications now that I am further along. I no longer run ….I just never do when I’m pregnant.
My diet is pretty much the same as well..I am the most boring pregnant woman and never get cravings/aversions. I literally eat exactly the same! I started including dairy back into my diet but still do no gluten. I mean a pregnant girl without ice cream ..is a crime! I need to take advantage.
This pregnancy has been almost identical to my last one. I feel exactly the same. I wish I had a feeling of what the gender was..but it has been so fun guessing! All signs point to a boy. Still…we won’t find out! I just love a surprise. I’ve actually never found out any of my pregnancies. My first pregnancy, I literally peed on the stick and told my husband I was pregnant with a boy. I just knew! I literally only bought boy clothes. The second one I prayed for brothers..I always wanted to be a boy mom! The last time I thought I looked different and thought a girl..so surprised! This one is just blank ..no dreams or feelings. I’ll be happy with anything! A boy would make life so easy at this point… a girl would really change our world! I can’t picture either gender but its crazy we will know so soon. Thanks for following along on my new journey! Sorry if you are not pregnant and this has been taking over my feed. I am trying to have a variety but this blossoming bump is definitely taking over!
This was taken the day I found out I was pregnant. I was 5 weeks pregnant. (My tests always show negative due to low HCG levels so I went and had my blood drawn after I missed my monthly). I got the call from the Dr. while sitting on the beach. We were vacationing in Ocean Reef. I jumped up and hugged my husband (and then begged him take my pic before I blew up overnight). I thought I was going to start showing so soon! We had been trying for a baby for a few months. Which BTW… we have gotten this question SO MANY TIMES (if this was an accident)… I assume everyone thought this was an oops. This baby was very prayed for.
Last day of my first trimester….Which I was so sad..thinking I will never be in my first trimester for the rest of my life.. SOAKING in every day of my last pregnancy.