Now that I’m in my third trimester, I thought it was about time for a first trimester recap! Haha! What can I say, this second pregnancy has flown by. I’ll have my second trimester recap up for you all next week as I know a lot of pregnant mamas love following along!
Let me start by saying that the first trimester of this pregnancy was way different than with Eloise. I was WAY more nauseated this time around and definitely was feeling worn down the first 6-8 weeks! When I was pregnant with Eloise, I was a little tired but overall really didn’t feel pregnant at all in the beginning.
With this baby, I lost about 7 lbs in the first trimester because really no food sounded good to me at all. I ate a lot of cereal, drank a lot of water and just tried to push through. My doctor did end up giving me a a combinations of Vitamin B6 and Unisom to help me with the nausea and it really did help. (Definitely chat with your own doctor before trying anything over the counter just to be safe).
Below were some of my most used items in the first trimester…..aka all about COMFORT!
Although my bump didn’t really show in the first trimester, wearing comfortable pants with a band that wasn’t constricting on my stomach really helped with my nausea. These pj pants from Target and these two pairs of leggings HERE and HERE were the most comfy option for me!
Liquid IV definitely helped me stay and feel hydrated even when I felt like I couldn’t drink much water. Also, these water bottles were key in keeping my drinks cold all day long + I felt like I just stayed more on top of my water intake when I had these around the house.
Let’s chat BRAS. Geez you boobs hurt in the first trimester! LOL. So comfy bras are a must. I’ve always loved the AE bralettes but even more during this phase and these Soma bras kept me very comfortable!
I lived in these Urban Outfitter sweatshirts (one size – fits like an XL) because they are just so dang soft and oversized. I paired them with leggings for most of the first 8 weeks.
If you are newly pregnant or in your first trimester and just aren’t feeling your best….keep moving forward girlfriend. It gets better. The first trimester is just a season that will pass and hopefully you will feel more like yourself in the second trimester! That sweet baby is worth it!