If you follow me on instagram you probably already know I’m having twins! I just completed my 1st trimester last week and wanted to share my experience with you while it’s still fresh in my mind 😉
I found out I was pregnant right before my 32nd birthday. Tim and I had a trip to Vegas planned for my b-day, this the fourth year in a row that we’ve celebrated there and stayed at the Wynn. I hadn’t gone to the doctors yet because they ask you to wait until 8 weeks after the first day of your last period.
Here I am 4 weeks pregnant in Vegas. Tim and I were at the Wynn pool and there was another woman my age there who was I’m guessing was 8 months pregnant. I was seriously starting at her way too much just wondering what my body would look like by the end of my pregnancy… she looked adorable by the way.
A week later we were in NYC for a friends wedding. At this point I was five weeks pregnant and nausea had set in in a big way. I never got to the point where I had to throw up, but I did feel nauseous every hour of every day from weeks 5-13. The three tricks that helped mitigate my nauseas most were sea sick wrist bands, prego pops (basically nausea lozenges), and lots of little carb focused snacks. I’ve never eaten so many carbs in such a short period of time. Basically eating like a five year old… pasta, pretzels, bagels, nothing with much spice or sweetness to it. Tim would literally bring me cereal in bed every morning because I felt too nauseous to get up until I ate something little.
Tim and I went to my first appointment near the end of October and were so incredibly shocked to find out I was pregnant with twins!! We don’t have twins on either side of our families, and before this happened I wasn’t even aware it was a possibility unless you had history in your family lineage. The scary part about this appointment was that one baby had a very low heart rate, about half the rate of the other baby. We were told the little one with the low heart rate had about a 60% chance of survival and to come back in two weeks to check on them.
We waited two weeks, and prayed they would both be healthy. During our second appointment we were incredibly thankful to find out that both babies were okay and their heart rates were normal!! I already felt so attached to both of our babies after my first appointment. My heart goes out to any women out there that have lost a baby during pregnancy.
Here I am at the pre-opening party of the Whole Foods near Denver’s Union Station, 11 weeks pregnant and thoroughly enjoying a mini macaroon. Another thing I’ll mention about my 1st trimester is that I was (still am) so incredibly tired! A nap definitely happened before this evening event, otherwise there was no chance I was making it.
One thing that really surprised me about the 1st trimester is that your body really doesn’t show the world that you are pregnant. It’s a lot of internal emotions, and physical symptoms that others can’t pick up on unless they stop to ask you about them. Maybe you look like you went a little crazy at Chipotle from a side angle, but no one is going to ask you about it 😉 I’m so glad I had Tim to listen to all of my observations on what the heck my body was doing because it’s truly crazy and amazing especially when you are experiencing it for the first time.
I hope you all enjoyed my 1st trimester article and can’t wait to share more with you in the coming months!