1st Kid vs. 2nd Kid – First Trimester

First trimester is almost over! I couldn’t be more excited to get some of my energy back, even though this time around my first trimester was a walk in the park compared to the last! I thought I’d share the differences between my two pregnancies, by trimester, to show just how different each pregnancy can be.

  • Energy: During my pregnancy with Oliver, I was working full time, 8+ hours on my feet all day, so naturally I was exhausted. This time around I’m a stay-at-home mom, and I found myself more exhausted than last time, probably because I didn’t have a full-time job to distract me. Plus, having an active toddler will definitely burn off whatever little energy I had each day.
  • Morning Sickness: First pregnancy, I was MISERABLE! I had morning sickness from week two till my four month, and its true what they say about morning sickness just being in the morning. I ate toast and cereal for almost every meal, and when I was working, I had to drag a trash can around wherever I went. This time around, I felt great in comparison! I’d feel nauseous every once in while, and yes, I’d complain, but it was still better than throwing up all day long.
  • Appetite: Obviously I had no appetite my first pregnancy due to morning sickness, and I only had a few cravings (mashed potatoes mixed with rice, eaten with chopsticks, and crushed ice…Haha). This pregnancy I can go from being nauseous one second, to never eating enough to feel satisfied. Sometimes even eating makes me hungry! As for cravings, I try not to give into them, and have so far only given into my craving for skittles. Luckily for my weight gain, once I eat what I crave, the craving goes away immediately and I don’t need to eat it again.
  • Emotions: To put it nicely, I was weepy during my pregnancy with Oliver. I cried because I didn’t get to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas (a family tradition), when Chase suddenly shaved off his facial hair, and for many more reasons that I can laugh about now. For this pregnancy I have been a lot less emotional, and I have yet to cry due to hormones…unless you count crying at the end of Coco every time, but I’d cry pregnant or not. Haha!
  • Exercise: With Oliver, I didn’t have the time or energy to workout. I also hadn’t workout out since before college, so pregnancy probably wasn’t a great time to start (although I did some workouts during my third trimester). This time, I was already workout out 5-6 times a week, and in great shape, so working out all the time was already a habit. So far I haven’t had to change much up, and have been able to continue Kayla Itsines’ BBG workouts. Ab workouts get a bit tricky in the second trimester I’ve been told, so I’ll let you know what workouts I end up doing. Due to not having morning sickness, I’ve been able to keep up with my workouts and have only missed a few days here and there, mainly from travel and injuring my back for a day (yoga is great for helping your body’s changes).
  • Belly Size/Weight Gain: When pregnant with Oliver, I started showing a tiny bump at about 10 weeks. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m in great shape this time around and exercise regularly, but I only show in the evening after I’ve had about a gallon of water that day and 3 meals and 3-4 snacks (haha, but seriously). By morning my stomach is back to being flat, and the only change I’ve noticed is my hips are wider. I’m hoping to gain less weight with this pregnancy, since I gained over 40 pounds with Oliver. We will see how that goes, especially since I’ve had lots of hunger and cravings so far in this pregnancy.

I hope you liked reading my pregnancy update post. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may have been wondering why I seemed to have taken a break from blogging. Pregnancy definitely got the better of me, plus we found out very early on, so from that point on all my inspiration had to do with pregnancy. Obviously, I had to hold off until it was safe to announce it, and now you can get back to reading more regular posts! 🙂



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