First Trimester Pregnancy

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It has been almost twelve years since the last time I was pregnant. I feel like I am absolutely starting over and relearning how this works! My first trimester is just finishing and I wanted to share a little of what I have learned this time around with you!

First Trimester Pregnancy

{March 1975 - my very first picture with my mamma}

Battling Morning Sickness

For me, it is about the same as with Julia and Nate. I am very sick and very tired. Without medication, I cannot keep anything down. They diagnosed me with mild hyperemesis gravidarum. I am taking a medication named diclegis and it seems to work most of the time. Walmart was not so lucky the other day. I couldn't make it to the front of the store, so I decided that it was ok to get sick in the handheld basket I was holding. That was fine until I realized that those baskets have slits in the bottom. Let's just say I'm thankful for healthy babies, but I am ready for this part of my pregnancy to be behind me. 

First Trimester Pregnancy 6

{At Nate's baby shower - 12 years ago! }

Finding a Doctor

When I called to schedule a first visit after taking three pregnancy tests to confirm that I was pregnant, I leaned that my previous ObGyn no longer took my insurance. It forced me to do some research and find a new doctor. This was good for me. I don't like change and I like to stick with what I know. Even if it may not be the ideal situation.

This time, I found an office staff that I loved and a doctor that is excited to see me. I'm so thankful that I was forced to look around and find a new place. If you care like me and do not like change, can I encourage you? If you are not 100% satisfied with where you are, it's ok to find a practice that fits you. When I complain about being sick or having a tough time, there are no rolled eyes or sighs. There is complete sympathy and a true desire to make me feel better. To me, this is just as important as a place that takes my insurance, but I had not given myself permission or time to find it.

First Trimester Pregnancy - Looking forward to the joy that's to come

{Julia's baptism - Fourth of July weekend - 2000}

Resting When Needed

With Julia and Nate, I worked up until the day I delivered. This pregnancy, I am a stay at home/work from home mamma. I am giving myself the freedom to take naps and rest. The last few days, I've been able to make my family home cooked dinners and take walks with Riley. My mood and temper (yes, I said temper) are improving each day, and I completely attribute that to allowing myself to rest this time.

First Trimester Pregnancy is a time of hope and many changes

{Nate's baptism - Fourth of July weekend - 2003}

Are there any tips or tricks that you learned during the first trimester?

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Kate writes a lifestyle legacy blog named Songs Kate Sang and is a professional photographer. She enjoys handwritten correspondence, and may break out into musical numbers at any time. She and her husband Brian have been married since 1999. They have three children - Julia, 14, Nate, 11, and Riley, 3 + one on the way. She is a Texas girl and has lived in Arizona for 5 wonderful (and hot!) years. Kate writes from the heart about adoption and miscarriage. She is passionate about encouraging and serving others!

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