MY HELL OF A FIRST TRIMESTER

FIRST TRIMESTER SHENANIGANS. 

Before I go on and explain my whole pregnancy keep in mind that this is just my story and what I went through. Everyone is different and everyone’s pain tolerance is different. When I am on my period I have no symptoms and no cramps… don’t hate me just yet!  I know I am probably rare. I have never stained anything, had back or stomach cramps, no stabbing sensations, no headaches or migraines NOTHING!

I feel ya! 

Girls! I now feel for you because since day one of my pregnancy I have had it all!!!!! Well… technically 2 days after having sex! We did IT on a Monday night and by Wednesday I was already having fertility pains.

Within the 1st 4 weeks I already had back cramps, abdominal cramps and lets not forget morning sickness! The best way to describe one of the pains was literally getting stabbed by an imaginary knife! I was literally thinking someone must have a voodoo doll of me and is stabbing me RIGHT NOW! Its so sudden so I would be sitting, minding my own business and SURPRISE!!! VAGINA STAB! In order to release back pressure and my back pains I literally had to sit down like this…

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Morning sickness 

My morning sickness was easily fixed! I found out fast that bread was an instant fix for my morning sickness. Although I knew this would MAKE me gain weight fast I had to in order to not feel like throwing up which is something I could not do since I had just started a new job. Oh yeah by the way. I got my new job an literally 3 days lter is when I got a positive pregnancy test.

Cotton mouth

This is a pregnancy symptom! I have had it since week four & it makes me so thirsty ALL THE TIME!!!

 

I cried like a little bitch

The first month I was so sensitive! I literally cried during every episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Then I would just wake up crying for no reason! Ruben would literally hold me as if I was a baby! Luckily that wore off as we got to the second month. I had days where I was sensitive but it was only like once a week versus every day.

Weight gain

By the end of the first trimester I was up 8 pounds… That’s double what your supposed to be. It also didn’t help that I didn’t workout even though I am used to it because when my last pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, I was criticized by many people that it was because I did not give up my regular workout routine. So this time I gave in to the people and did not workout. THIS I REGRET NOW! I wish I would have just sent a big F-U and done my own thing. But I started walking at least 3-4 days a week after week 10 because those are the most sensitive weeks in your pregnancy… or so I read.

Green!

I have not been able to eat anything green… lettuce, spinach, even avocado! I know! It only started with greens. Later included chicken nuggets (which I am obsessed with) then other various meats. Most fast food Mexican places are a NO! But I can definitely do a burger :). I feel like I can taste chemicals in most fast foods.

Wednesdays

It didn’t take me long to realize that Wednesdays were not my days. I am not sure why but every Wednesday I throw up or feel like I have been run over! This is also the day I turn a new week pregnant so I am not sure if that has anything to do with it?

I want to stay home!

I do not want to see or do anything! I have had friends want to hang out or go out and I do not want any part of it. I just want to stay home and do nothing with my tummy. Partly because I have no energy but also because… I just don’t want to. Growing up a lot of my friends started having babies and to be honest I slowly stopped hanging out with them. I figured they have a whole new chapter going on and I am sure they are busy. Several of my friends have brought it to my attention saying they got pregnant and I disappeared. I didn’t mean to disappear but now that I am going through it I realize that it’s probably because that’s what I expect. It could be that but I also feel hideous some days and I just don’t want to have to put on make up or dress up. I just want to stay in my jammies & do absolutely nothing! I have for sure become anti social this pregnancy!

Beer?

I love beer and alcohol but to be honest I do not crave or want it. Every so often I sniff my husbands breath when he goes to sleep after a beer or 2 because I do love that smell. I always have and I am surly loving it now. In fact I am shocked that I haven’t craved it…  yet at least. Speaking of scents, I LOVE MY HUSBANDS SCENT. I can always sniff him and fall asleep happily, but lately I am not sure why… some days I will literally have to face the other way and stick my nose in my shirt! I feel so mean saying that! I’m sure it’s just temporarily though. 🙂

NOW THE SMALL LISTS OF PRO’S!

Spoiled rotten

I usually am already spoiled by my husband and family BUT now its multiplied! My mom and mother in law send me food, sometimes healthy & sometimes not so much. My husband already typically caters to me but now it’s just a little more. Everytime he went to the store he would bring me chocolate! We would stop at a gas station and I would ask him to get me a water & nothing else because I wanted to watch  my weight… and here he comes out of the gasoline station with a HUGE Hersheys bar or Snickers. As time went on and the more weight I gained I eventually had to tell him I was seriously concerned about getting diabetes so he finally stopped. The only thing with getting spoiled is that I do feel like it might get old so I am trying not to take advantage because I still have 6 more months of this!

The gift of fertility

Another pro is realizing the gift it is to be able to hold a baby inside. As a child one of my biggest fears was not being able to have children and then when I had my miscarriage that only multiplied. So far everything is checking out to be fine and I feel like this is a true blessing and gift.

Other than that…

Pregnancy sucks! I love my baby but I feel miserable, useless, emotionally & physically drained! I also feel psychotic, over dramatic and extra sensitive. The list could go on I SWEAR!

Here are some pics… I’m not a skinny girl so my belly honestly just looks fat at this point. BUT you can see it when I lay down. 

And a pic of me with clothes

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You’ll be updated with my second trimester soon! Bye now!

 

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Shit has changed!

It’s been a while since my last post do here’s a quick and kind of uneventful update…

I got a new job with the city near me and it’s been a huge adjustment for me. Less pay but more benefits and I went from casual attire to business attire. The less pay is taking me a while to get used to… so has the fact that I have to go in at a certain time and leave at a certain time with no flexibility. KIND OF SUCKS!

 

A week after I started I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT!!!! SO BE READY TO SEE SOME PREGNANCY BLOG POSTS!!!!

 

 

Tanias Bday

Instead of giving my best friend a gift for her B-day I decided to take her somewhere she hasn’t been. Deep Ellum. Deep Ellum is in Dallas and only an hour away so after work I picked her up and off to Deep Ellum we went.

 

1st stop 42 Murals (Not sure if you could tell but…. I love elephants)img_2872img_2871img_2875img_2864

Our 2nd stop was Serious Pizza – Of course I forgot to take a picture….

(So just imagine a HUGE yummy slice of pizza)

After dinner is desert! So we stopped and grabbed rolled Ice-cream at Chills 360

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We walked, talked and ate our ice-cream and then ran into this CUTE store called Jade & Clover. I FELL IN LOVE<3

PINK COUCH = GOALS!!!

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Afterwards Tania was supposed to meet up with a friend for drinks so we cut it short and headed back to Fort Worth.

So happy I spent part of her day with her.

24 looks good on you Tania ❤

Happy Birthday!

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Music is my escape.

The artist of the month for me so far is Maclemore. His music and deep and beautiful.He has some serious songs and some fun (dance crazy, sing in the shower songs) I love artist who can make you cry and then the make you want to dance on the next song…Here are 2 of my current favs

My cute attempt at the Military Diet.

 

Day1

Expectations 

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Reality

7am  8oz of hot water, 8oz of apple juice, 1 dash of cayenne pepper, 1 dash of cinnamon, 1tbs of apple cider vinegar (ACV)

8:30 Toasted wheat bread with peanut butter.

10am Half of a grapefruit.

11am 8oz hot water, 8oz of pineapple juice, 1tbs of ACV

30 min walk and jog on couch to 5k

1pm Tuna on toast with a cup of coffee (I added mayo and relish even though it is supposed to be plain)

2:45pm 8oz of hot water, 8oz of pineapple juice, 1tbs of ACV

3:30pm 1/2 a banana (because I am not wastefull -I bought the mini bananas)

5pm 45 min weight day

6:30pm I cheated and had 2 hot pockets 😂

8pm 8oz or water, lemon juice, 1tbs or honey, cayenne pepper, cinnamon.

 9:30 pmGreen tea with mint

-I felt like I was eating all day. Never hungry until after my workout where I couldn’t wait to cook dinner and I have in 😭

Day 2 

Expectations

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Reality

 

-I decided to stick with it even though I had cheated.

8:30am 8oz of water, 1tbs ACV, 1tbs of lemon juice, 1tbs of honey, dash of cayanne pepper, 2 dashes of cinnamon
9am boiled egg

11am wheat toast

12pm banana

45 min walk 

2pm pretzels and hummus

(yes I cheated again… I’m just not good at following diets)

2:30 8oz water, ACV, pineapple juice

3:30 dark chocolate (yuuup I did it again)

5pm Half a banana

I don’t have everything I need for tonight’s dinner so of course… once again…. FAIL

6pm 2 slices of pizza

7:30 1/2 a hot dog and 1/2 a bag of hot fries (Baseball game food)

10pm 34 oz of water

 

Day 3   

Expectations

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Reality

 

I should just give up because I mean obviously I have no will power… but here we go.

8am 8oz of water, 1dash of lemon juice 1 dash of honey, 1 dash of cinnamon, 1 dash of cayenne pepper

10am 5 crackers and 1 slice of cheese

11:30 8 oz of water, 1 freshly squeezed grapefruit, 1tbs of ACV

12pm 30 min walk & jog

1pm Toast with a boiled egg

3pm POPCORN!

This is about to look really bad…..

7:30pm …. Bacon burger with sweet potato fries

10pm 8oz of hot water, 1tbs of lemon juice, 1 tbs of honey, 1tbs of ACV, 1 dash of cinnamon and 1 dash of cayenne pepper.

 

THIS IS EXTREMELY HARD BECAUSE I HAVE NO CONTROL

AND WHEN I TELL MY SELF I CAN’T DO SOMETHING

I HAVE TO!! I DON’T KNOW WHY!!!

I GOT IT!

I have been wanting to try to be a waitress BUT I have no experience what so ever… So I kept debating on even applying because who wants someone with no experience.

AND GUESS WHAT!

I got the JOB!!!!

3/6/2017

I will be using this money to pay off my credit cards

and

to fix our house!!!

I AM SO EXCITED!!!

California in February.

Our well needed get-a-way… Hello Cali!!

As soon as we got there we got our rental car and

Day 1

1st stop. Venice Beach

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… Muscle Beach

We needed food so FATBURGER it is.

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Then of course Ice cream macaroon sandwich from Milk.

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Next… The museum

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You can’t do Cali without hollywood!

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DAY 2

Breakfast at Coco’s Family Restaurant

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Because blocks away was DisneyLand.

 

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Day 3

Our last day was ruined with rain!

So back to the beach…

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Went back to re-enact this because I couldn’t do it in jeans.

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Got a tattoo at some random tattoo shop

Ate at Small World Books

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Went to LACMA

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After this it was time to go home with out new reads.

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