Time for some honesty: I hate being pregnant. Now don’t get me wrong. I love my babies. I love motherhood. But the first trimester and I are not friends. The first 3-4 months of pregnancy are a roller coaster of misery for me. The unyielding nausea, vomiting, and exhaustion make labor seem like a walk in the park in comparison. It’s like 15 weeks of the stomach flu. I’m pregnant with baby #3 and I’m so grateful to be ending my second trimester now!
Now I know some women are not on such bad terms with the Infamous First Trimester. Some women breeze through with nary a day of nausea. They’ll say, “I never feel better than when I’m pregnant!” If this is you then I’ll try to refrain from giving you a good scowl for your amazing luck.
But if you’re like me, here’s some ideas to help you survive those first few weeks if the morning sickness is going to keep you down for the count. Even if you’re one of the 25% of gals that doesn’t experience morning sickness, you will most likely experience some pregnancy fatigue and these ideas will help you make it to that second trimester burst of energy!
When you find out you’re expecting, now is the time to celebrate before those wretched food aversions creep in. Kick up your heels! Go to your favorite restaurant! I always want to enjoy a few delicious dinners of Italian food that I know I won’t be able to stomach when my pregnancy aversion to basil inevitably kicks in (to the great sorrow of my basil-loving husband.) Enjoy it!