Throughout the month, I would occasionally do a pregnancy test just to make sure the little bambino was still there. 🙂
All in all, I think I had a pretty mild first trimester. There were a few weeks where I had zero energy and it was all I could do to lay on the couch and sleep. Cory and I would be out running errands and I’d have to ask him to go in alone because my body just couldn’t make it. I would sleep for 10 hours at night and then sleep off and on all day. After feeling guilty for awhile, I decided I had every right to be that way — I was growing a human being inside me! And since I was in between jobs, I took advantage of it and told myself there would likely not be another time in my life that I would have the opportunity to sleep so much!
I was also pretty nauseous during those few weeks and regularly snacked on saltine crackers (who knew a saltine could be so delicious!). My diet did a complete 180º. My usual breakfast of a homemade egg McMuffin+coffee suddenly sounded disgusting and our healthy dinners that consisted of something on the grill (salmon or chicken etc), a vegetable, and sweet potatoes, was appalling and about sent me over the edge. Even thinking about salmon had me gagging (still does!). My breakfast of choice now is cereal (something I hadn’t eaten in years, really) and a glass of orange juice (something we rarely would have in the house before pregnancy) and all I ever want for dinner is carbs — pasta, bread, soup, and any other comfort food you can think of. And don’t even get me started on ice cream. I am quite sure there was a a streak of eating ice cream for 10 days straight. And it’s still happening. Cory just laughs at me now when I turn to him and say “Can we go to DQ? I really want a chocolate shake”.
Last week I decided it was enough and I had to set a goal — I’d only eat ice cream two times per week. Fail. I didn’t even reach my goal the first week! I convinced myself it can be justified with a couple things:
1. I am no longer consuming empty calories from wine or any other alcoholic beverage.
2. I am advised to eat an extra 300 calories per day.
3. I’m pregnant and should eat ice cream if that is one of the only things that is satisfying. My baby likes it, I can’t help it!