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Welcome back to Girl Talk Tuesday! It’s so exciting to get back into the swing of things and post our first GTT for 2018.
Now that my little one is here, I look back on my pregnancy and see all sorts of things I wish I would’ve done. You know what they say though, hindsight is 20/20. The cool thing is that I have this amazing online community of Gorgeous Girls that I can share my experiences (good and bad!) and what I’ve learned along the way.
Before we hop into my tips on your first trimester of pregnancy, just a head’s up that I still have quite a few photos to share from my pregnancy that I had planned to post during my last two weeks… But, as you know, little miss decided to make an early appearance, so I’ll be sharing them with you now. 🙂
Things To Do In Your First Trimester:
- Take pictures. Man, I wish I’d done the photo every week thing. It’s so fun to watch your belly grow in a sequence of photos while wearing the same outfit standing in the same spot week after week. That’s a major pregnancy regret for me!
- Download pregnancy apps. Matt and I loved following along with the pregnancy apps and our online communities due the same month as us. It was so cool to experience all these life and body changes along with others at the same time. Our favorite apps were: The Bump, Babycenter and Ovia.
- Start taking prenatal vitamins. I started taking prenatals a year prior to conceiving in case we happened to get pregnant… So glad I did!
- Go over your current medications and supplements with your OB. Make sure nothing that you’re taking could be dangerous for baby.
- Announce in a fun way. I’m not sure what was more fun, telling our family and friends that we were pregnant or announcing it was a girl. Both are moments we’ll never forget.
- Know that not all pregnancies are not created equal. I thought that because my mom never felt sick during her pregnancy with me, that I wouldn’t be sick. WRONG. Just because a friend or family member experienced a specific pregnancy symptom doesn’t mean that you will too.
- Take care of yourself. My first trimester was rough. I had nausea all day every day. The best piece of advice I have is to relax and rest up. Don’t expect too much from yourself while your body is creating a miracle.
- Hydrate. I’m a serious water drinker pregnant or not, but my water intake was intense during pregnancy. Hydration is key, especially if you’re losing fluids from morning sickness.
- Start saving. Prepping your finances early on will make the big purchases in the third trimester a lot less painful. Babies need a lot of stuff, people.
- Soak up time with your man. Once this baby comes, it won’t be just the two of you for a long time. Take these next nine months to enjoy as much alone time as possible.
- Start shopping for maternity clothes. Chances are you won’t need maternity clothes until you’re well into your second trimester. Use your first trimester to shop ahead for some maternity bargain pieces.
Leave a comment below with your musts for the first trimester of pregnancy!
Photography by Kara Coleen.
Pinning this for when I get pregnant in a few years 😉 So glad GTT is back!
These are great tips! Thank you so much for sharing!
These are great tips! I had a rough first trimester too, oh the nausea. I’m not quite sure what I will do if I’m pregnant again and have a toddler to chase around. I took pictures fairly consistently and I’m glad I did, it’s fun to look back at them! I had the hardest time with hydrating, water just seemed so gross to me. I got better later on in pregnancy and then once I had her and was breastfeeding I was like give me all the water all the time. So now I’m a much better water drinker thank goodness!
Can’t wait for the next GTT!
I totally agree with the picture taking! I look back and I don’t have a whole lot of pictures of me pregnant. Also, I take vitamins everyday, but I took a lot more about 3 months before we started trying. It gave me such a piece of mind knowing he was getting what he needed in the very beginning which is the most crucial time. Love this post!
I love how a part of yall’s lives I’ve felt throughout listening to the podcast and reading your blog posts! I’m not married and don’t have kids yet but I’ve enjoyed learning what to possibly look forward to one day. Thank you for your openness and transparency. I’m so excited for you and Matt and the little one!! She’s absolutely beautiful and I wish so many blessings upon you and your family ?
Such a fun post! Thank you for sharing. Just a thought, if you’ll still be posting bump pictures maybe you could include how far along you were in the pictures each time! xoxo
Fantastic tips, Angela! I’ll be looking back in this if/when I get pregnant!
Angela Lanter you are seriously one of my favorite people in existence. Thank you for being so open and raw about what you go through. Too many people glaze over the rough stuff but you lay it all out. I’ve listened to all the podcasts and am now going back around through your pregnancy dreaming of being pregnant myself. Pray it happens for me one day. Love and blessings – jc
You are SO sweet! Thank you for following along and being so incredibly supportive, JC!! xoxo