So, did you catch our announcement on Instagram yesterday?
We couldn't be more thrilled to share this news with you! I am 12 weeks along and my due date is April 4th! Although I've been enjoying every moment of this journey so far and thankful to God for this incredible blessing, I've got to admit that I am so ready for this first trimester to be behind me. I found out I was pregnant very early on and it was almost as if my symptoms kicked in the very next day. I got so tired immediately—like could not even function kind of tired! I can't express how thankful I have been for a job that allows me to be home because I've fully taken advantage of long naps basically every day. I have got to hand it to all of you mamas who have worked full time jobs during pregnancy—and those who have other babies to take care of at home while pregnant! As of the past week or so, I've finally felt a little energy coming back, which has been so nice. I'm hoping to start working out again because I've honestly probably been to the gym about 5 times this trimester. Just been too tired and weak feeling, sadly. I really want to start prenatal yoga! Other than the exhaustion, I've been feeling pretty normal other than terrible headaches once or twice a week (probably a mix caffeine withdrawal and hormones—I used to get migraines during my puberty years and this feels so similar). I thankfully haven't experienced morning sickness, other than a little mild nausea here and there.
Cravings and aversions? I've absolutely detested the taste of coffee in the mornings! An afternoon coffee shop treat is okay from time to time (especially iced ones!), but in the mornings, I just want ice cold water or orange juice—nothing hot. I'm hoping this changes because I miss the comforts of a warm cup of coffee in the mornings. I've also cringed at the thought of a salad up until this past week when I started wanting salads like something crazy. As for other cravings, I want fruit! Pineapples, grapes, oranges... yum, I cannot get enough. Up until last week, I also wanted all the junk food, but I think I ate too many Trader Joe's white cheddar cheese puffs because now the thought of snacking on chips seems gross to me. Now I want salads and cheeseburgers! As you can see, my cravings/aversions have changed a bit since the beginning of my first trimester. But no odd cravings yet! I've also lost a little bit of my major sweet tooth. (Just a little bit.)
Thank you all for the sweet comments on Instagram yesterday. I'm very excited to bring this new element of fun to Holy City Chic. I'll try hard not to let this become a pregnancy/mama blog, but I do plan on sharing my experiences with you each week! Thanks in advance for following along! :)
photo: julie livingston photography