First Trimester Facts

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I survived the first trimester of my pregnancy! Here is a little update!

* First of all, let’s talk about my floral leggings. I think pregnancy has made me crazy. I would normally never wear anything this bold, but they are SO comfortable I can’t take them off.

* Do you see my little baby bump? It’s there!

* Cravings: bagels, grapefruit, gnocchi, PB&J, sweet potatoes, pancakes, grilled cheese, Trader Joe’s Raisin Bran, sparkling water, berries, and Mexican food.

*Aversions: mint everything-mint gum makes me gag, pretty much every vegetable, most desserts, and yogurt.

* My first trimester has been rough, but I am finally starting to feel like a normal human being. I am taking Zofran to help take the edge off. It has been my lifesaver.

* My workouts have been very sad, but I am finally back on the elliptical on most days. I am also doing push-ups and hand weights.

* I’ve gained about 3-4 pounds. All of my clothes still fit. Thank goodness for floral leggings:) I did have to go bra shopping. The joy of pregnancy:)

* I haven’t been sleeping very well. I usually wake up at 1 or 3 in the morning. I try to fall back to sleep, but if I can’t, I go downstairs and watch Netflix.

* Having a 2 year old has made this pregnancy a little more difficult. I can’t stay in bed all day, I have to get up to take care of Caleb. Luckily, he has been pretty easy going.  He is super excited there is a baby in mommy’s tummy! And Josh has been a great hubby…even when he was on crutches he was waiting on me!

* Cooking for the blog has been interesting. At first, I couldn’t even step foot into the kitchen. Josh had to make all of the recipes. I would get off the couch to take pictures and write the posts on my laptop, but that was it. I am finally getting a little of my kitchen mojo back. I’ve made a few recipes that I’ve loved, but I am a little hesitant to post them because I can’t tell if my pregnancy cravings are making me crazy. I can’t tell if a recipe is good or if I am just craving it. Most of them have passed the Josh and Caleb test so I will probably post them. But if you start seeing some weird recipes, please forgive me!

* We have been eating at Whole Foods A LOT! Food never sounds good so when Josh asks what I want to eat, I can never decide. So we usually end up at Whole Foods. I love all of the options! I can always find something to eat!

* This is super embarrassing, but I’ve been snuggling with one of Caleb’s stuffed animals at night. I can’t believe I just told you that. I never had a pregnancy pillow with Caleb and thought about getting one this time, but for now Caleb’s doggy is doing the trick:)

* I am using Palmer’s Cocoa Butter to prevent stretch marks. It worked with Caleb so I hope it does this time around! My fingers are crossed!

I am entering the 2nd trimester tomorrow! Yay! I really hope the nausea goes away and stays away!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Hi, I’ve been an avid fan of yours since I followed your blog. I am amazed with all the stories you told and I love reading them. I can’t help but comment today since I missed a few of your posts lately. I’m done with my first trimester too, and almost with my second. I’m expecting my third baby soon this coming May or June. You are beautiful with that bump. I hope you’ll get a girl this time. Enjoy your pregnancy!

  2. First trimester is the WORST. That and the last month. My least favorite!! On a good note, you look ADORABLE!! 🙂

  3. you’re beyond darling and those leggings are precious!
    Zofran saved my life during my 2nd pregnancy. I vomited for 12 straight weeks – it was hell.

    Glad you’re doing better!!! Kisses to Caleb and y’all

  4. Thanks for sharing this! I love your blog – it’s a somewhat new discovery for me. I am currently in my first trimester and actually perusing your recipes during the couple of hours midday that I don’t feel horribly nauseous! Ha ha! Can’t wait for tri two and more of an appetite! Pinning lots of your yummy recipes for when I want to be in the kitchen again! 🙂

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