My First Trimester & Our Gender Reveal

 

The first trimester was one of pure happiness, but also lots of stress and anxiety. I couldn’t wait to be on the other side and feel a wee bit more secure in this pregnancy. Although I’m sure the worrying never goes away, I was excited to relax a bit and let myself enjoy my changing body and this experience I had dreamed about for so long. 

I took a mini break from the blog during this time because the exhaustion was real. Thanks for hanging in there with me and I won’t ever forget this first photo shoot, worried someone may see a bump. After that first look, it became a lot easier and chunky sweaters were my best friend! 

 

first trimester

The first sign of ‘my bump’ I think I was about 14 weeks here already, so just out of the first trimester! I was SO excited but everyone seemed to think it looked more like I ate a big burrito…

 

I thought I would answer a few questions I’ve been getting and I’m excited to share our gender reveal with you too! We wanted to do something special for just the two of us when we found out, since so much of our pregnancy up to that point had been mapped out for us. We decided to take our gender information letter and drop it off at our favorite bakery, Bake so we could cut it after our next doctor’s appointment! 

 

gender reveal

Don’t mind my outfit – it was cold and we were going to the gym after 😉

 

I’m not the greatest at technology so excuse the poor video quality below, but it has been so fun to watch again and again! 

 

When are you due? June 15, 2017

 

How did you feel? My first trimester wasn’t terrible. I had some nausea – mine was more of a night time sickness than morning, but would often hit in the evening making me gag at everything. I only actually threw up once and the nausea eased up quite a bit once the second trimester rolled around. I was also insanely tired – I would fall asleep all the time. Some weekends I would wake up, eat breakfast, take a nap and repeat with lunch and dinner. I just couldn’t keep my eyes open. I also had a few days in the very beginning that I felt like I had the flu. Just body aches, tired and felt hot. 

 

Any cravings? I had a fair appetite the entire time, but was repulsed by things I once loved. I didn’t eat eggs at all and craved more fruit than I could imagine. I always thought healthy pregnant people said that to be annoying, but the pineapple and cantaloupe cravings were real and I loved OJ. I also craved good fries and the occasional burger. Nothing standard or average – just an amazing burger, although it was embarrassing to order it well done every time and have the waiter judge me, ha. 

 

How are the hormones? You know I actually felt fairly sane during most of the first trimester. I did seem to anger quickly – I especially noticed this at work and had to refrain from flipping out on my staff. The only meltdown occurred over what else, a burger and fries. I had been out with my girlfriends having tea and thought I was getting a tad hungry. It was snowing pretty hard so after I came home I started calling around to order carryout. Burgers and fries are better fresh and I was happy to go pick it up! Sadly, the hipster restaurants in my neighborhood declared themselves ‘dine in only’ and after each denied phone call my head started throbbing more and more. Soon, I found myself bawling crying alone in my bedroom with no burger and fries. I called Trevor (who was on call) in an utter panic and then face timed Blair because I just couldn’t believe it was happening and needed someone else to witness it. It was a sad, sad night that ended with Mcdonalds…

 

Did you ever take any medicine? I was super paranoid about not wanting to take anything while pregnant. With my luck, I did have an allergic reaction (they have never been able to figure out what I’m allergic to) and avoided Benadryl but did end up with a fever one night. After hours of crying, I reluctantly took Tylenol after my doctor assured me it was okay. It’s a crazy feeling to realize you’re solely responsible for another human’s health. 

 

Are you drinking coffee? No. I know caffeine is allowed but I was trying to cut coffee out before trying to get pregnant and since I got used to it, I decided not to go back. 

 

Any weird changes? Yes! My hair is growing in overdrive – Trevor keeps commenting on my ‘voluminous hair’ and I’m already sad it’s going to fall out. My veins seem to be popping out everywhere and I had never noticed them before. My bra’s don’t fit and I’m scared about that too haha. 

 

What are your reading? I ordered Bringing up Bébé after hearing about it from other expecting moms. If you have any other good reads, please send them my way!

 

Have you relaxed yet? Hmmm, a little. I couldn’t feel anything during the first trimester, wasn’t showing at all and that made it harder to remember I was pregnant. I wanted to go in for ultrasounds every day ha! 

 

What are you having? 

 

 

We’re so excited for our BABY BOY! It’s pretty comical how confused we were but I think the red ornament was reflecting on the vanilla cake. For years, we always referred to our future baby as ‘Baby T’ and that’s still about as far as we’ve gotten on a name, haha. 

 

gender reveal cake

 

Hope I covered everything and thank you for all your sweet messages and emails after our announcement! If you have any questions at all, feel free to leave them in the comments or message me! Love sharing stories and hearing yours! 

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26 thoughts on “My First Trimester & Our Gender Reveal

  1. Jenn Lake

    Gah!!!!! Yay Baby T! Congratulations you two – and thank you for documenting your experience. The burger and fries story made me giggle (stupid hipster restaurant – and happy you got McDonalds)! In all seriousness, couldn’t be more happy for you guys!

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  2. Rachel

    YAY! So excited for you guys! I read “The Sh*t No One Tells You” (super short,fun read) and “It Sucked and Then I Cried”- I will send them to you. Love you guys!

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  3. JR

    I am sure others will recommend this book but I found “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child” by Marc Weissbluth very helpful. Admittedly, it’s a lot to get through but I was fascinated by the information about the importance of sleep and that many people (myself included) don’t realize how much sleep children actually need and it gives practical information about sleep schedules.

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  4. D. Tisdale

    Hi! Just came across your blog/instagram. I’m due with my first on June 16th and it’s a boy too! I’ve read The Happiest Baby on the Block which is about soothing your baby/preventing colic. Super useful, hands on knowledge. I figured it’d be better to read up now than when I’m sleep deprived!

    OJ has also tasted *delicious* to me too!

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