First Trimester

I wasn’t sure if I was going to blog about my pregnancy but after the amount of blogs I have read about pregnancy I figured someone out there may find this helpful and if not it gives me a chance to record and remember this incredible journey.

Before I begin just remember that each pregnancy is different, what I experience may not be what others experience.

0-6 weeks I had no idea. Well actually, around week 5 I started to wonder but it wasn’t until week 6 where we confirmed our suspicions. During those first 6 weeks I continued with my normal lifestyle, kayaking, climbing, hiking and more (we were on our honeymoon).

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6-10 weeks were rough. Really rough. I could barely eat, all I wanted to do was sleep but I was too hungry to sleep. I just felt sick all day long. I thought morning sickness meant sick in the morning but apparently it can also mean “all day” sickness. I spent those weeks on the couch watching tv series, sleeping, and loving Mike more than ever because he was so incredibly helpful. I did manage to go outside. It was the one thing that would make me feel better. I spent most of my time outside lying on the beach in the shade or floating in the water.

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10-12 weeks I started to feel better. Not completely better, I was still getting sick most mornings but I turned it into a routine. Get sick, brush my teeth, eat breakfast then go outside! I realized that when I forced myself to do something, I felt way better. It was sitting on the couch that made me feel worse than I already did. So I started to get back into my usual lifestyle, grabbed my kayak and headed for the water.

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Being pregnant brings a few changes to my regular activities, for example, we went on a 6km paddle where I would usually bring a bottle of water and that was all. Now for any activity I pack a couple bottles of cold water, snacks beyond snacks, toilet paper w/ a bag to dispose it in (toilet paper takes a long time to decompose FYI).

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As for hiking and climbing the same rules apply : lots of water, snacks and bathroom breaks.
I also changed my climbing style to top rope only and climbing only easy routes.

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The hardest part about the First Trimester was not just the morning (all day) sickness but more so the keeping it a secret from people part. We were so excited and while we told our family and a few close friends we just wanted to tell everyone!

I am currently 16 weeks (4 months) and feel really good!
Here’s to the second trimester and loving every minute of it (hopefully)!

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