First Trimester Update!
I’m almost 15 weeks right now and it’s finally sinking in that this is for real. :)
Honestly, this has not been easy for me. I think above almost anything I truly cherish HOW I FEEL, which is good because it’s made me do things, seek out help and support so that I CAN have that feeling again, but it’s been hard. I am a person who likes to control, and that is a huge lesson I continue to learn, to give it up, to give in, to let myself TRUST that I am ok, that I am enough, that I am supported, and it’s not all on me.
Since I was about a month off of where I thought I was in terms of how far along I was, (I thought I was about 7-8 weeks when we had our ultrasound and was actually 12 weeks and a few days), it went faster??!?
Maybe not really, the thing that alerted me that I ‘might’ be pregnant was indeed that I felt bad. I felt off, I felt gross, tired, fatigued, I had to take 2 hour naps after getting up and taking Dalton to school. And the food thing, well I was eating more than usual popcorn and potatoes and corn. OR just completely turned off by food in general, and when it’s like your most favorite thing to come up with what to make for lunch and dinner and all of sudden the fridge makes you gag, something is up.
Here are a recap of my early symptoms to more recent (and improving)
Fatigue: aka naps in the morning, I don’t take naps like at all
Just feeling off, kind of nauseous I guess, especially in the car
Turned off by food
Craving lots of fruit (but not all fruit, like grapes, see-ya later)
Burping. hello. gross like big loud burps
Slow digestion in general, food wasn’t breaking down well, eating a normal sized meal was a big mistake, it just wans’t getting down
Gas: only 2 days I remember of this but yeah, gross
The slow digestion has been what I’m working on the most, good thing I know a thing or two about that huh? So I’ve been grazing, eating smaller meals, eating melon because they are pre-digested and easier to get down, especially cantaloupe sounds good. Mono eating just eating one kind of fruit at a time, like mangoes.
Little to zero animal protein. One, it sounds awful, two, I know it’s one of the most difficult things for the body to break down and process so if you’re digestion is slow, maybe don’t do that….(stuff I tell my clients) AND the biggest reason: SIGNS
I keep and even just a little bit ago on instagram got another reminder that I am very sensitive right now, a lot is shifting, physically, emotionally and mentally. I literally have drawn the same three angel cards about three times. And one is referring to shielding myself from all negative energies because of my high levels of sensitivity, a second is the Sacral chakra card, telling me to avoid chemicals, additives, processed foods. By the way I see this as a little hilarious since I don’t eat that stuff anyways, but to me it means being even more aware, and not having ‘healthy’ processed foods, and sticking to basics, high vibrational foods (fruits and veggies mostly) and a bigger focus on being vegan. So I am and it’s helping.
This is obviously a big deal for me, and for Heath and Dalton and I want to say it’s been so fun and easy but it hasn’t. I’m learning, I’m adjusting and I’m deciding that I get to feel well and strong and enjoy this process. So I’m doing everything I can, and I think, what would it feel like if I had had a lot of inflammation in my body or health issues before? I can’t imagine it, so I’m so thankful for this healthy body that was able to easily get pregnant.
My attitude: and I’m not perfect, it’s easy to feel bad for yourself, but I am focusing on knowing i will feel better soon and that I’m not stuck being sick for the rest of the time AND giving myself rest, not feeling bad for taking naps, for needing to lay down early at night, needing to eat a bowl of fruit for dinner and leave the kitchen because of the other smells. I don’t have to be perfect, what even is that? I am doing the best I can, and I’m always enough.
B 6: the real one, I’m taking this one, from a quality supplement company I trust. I knew B vitamins were important but didn’t know how much better this one would be for nausea.
Acupuncture: thank you God, it’s instantly opening up my energy flow, especially around decreasing nausea and increasing my desire to eat. After ONE treatment I woke up the next day and coffee didn’t smell bad, and I wanted to eat a salad for lunch, like a whole one with mixed ingredients. AND I had a yummy veggie burger on it (grab this one here from MYLK guys) I’ll leave my discount code at the bottom for you :)
NUCCA: my chiropractor practices where he takes x-rays and only adjusts at the axis and axel (where the head rests on the neck) and everything lines up from there, makes sense right? So the adjustments are very simple, all based on me and my measurements when I show up, how much weight I have on each let, the rotation of my pelvis, etc.
Walking OUTSIDE: nature is the best cure for nearly everyone in my opinion. Nature is perfect. And fresh air, being outside in the sun, especially morning sun and walking and listening to my music is so healing.
Small meals, fresh, real food. Nothing fake.
Sleep: resting when I need to and want to.