Pregnancy series – My first trimester

*Blog written on September 3rd, 1st trimester*

*Picture above from week 17, 2nd trimester*

Although only my closest and loved ones know right now, I would like to start writing this journal as the weeks go by so I can recall how I felt at that time and hopefully, I can help. Get a few little tips here and there for anyone. on a similar timeline!

It’s not a bad 1st trimester… I found out very early and time seemed to go by very slowly leading up to that 12 week scan but to be fair my body reacted relatively well. It’s been an extremely exhausting couple of weeks since about week 5, (I’m usually looking for a comfy bed or sofa by 4pm) and it’s like someone sucked the last bit of energy out of me. with legs as heavy as totem poles. It’s 8:20pm and I’m ready for my Pj session!

{Side note – as I’ve been uploading this blog for 17 weeks, I can confirm that hasn’t changed – I fell asleep at 8:15 last night!}

Morning sickness

I’ve tried to get it in the physical sense without lowering my head (feeling grateful for that) but most mornings are very The nausea started until I got the food in! The exact feeling you’re about to get sick, salivating, needing to sit around but luckily, I find that a high-sugar morning smoothie quickly gets me off the hook almost every time. Bizarrely speaking, drinking what I know is great for a baby also feels so good because as Jack describes – it all goes straight to his/her tummy!

My go-to formula tends to be;

1 frozen banana

Some frozen mixed berries

1/3 avocado

1 scoop chocolate vegan protein powder (so I’m not just consuming sugar!)

A large handful of fresh young spinach

Oat milk or almond milk

Lots of rocks

If I’m being completely honest, for the most partst the last three months, I wonder if the little button is really there! Obviously you’ve announced that you’re pregnant, but other than that, you’re really just hoping everything will be fine for the first 3 months. I have learned to picture a huge stop sign in my head every time I think about a miscarriage because I don’t want to let my mind and thoughts dwell on the circumstances surrounding it. I think we have quite a few masters at creating complex stories in our heads that have never happened and are not helpful at all and if anything can lead to increased tension and impact negative.


Food-wise, I don’t think I have a huge craving for specific foods but now after a couple of weeks of eating brownies and lots of smoothies, that’s probably a minor omission! The best way to describe my cravings is simple choices and LOTS of beige! I’m looking for pasta, cereal, toast with margarine, crisps and dips, bread with guac – not necessarily super unhealthy but certainly not colorful Just like my usual dishes. A seabass fillet with a side of vegetables doesn’t even appeal to me right now but give me all the risotto and linguini and I’m as good as gold. Lots of cheese, (quite less sweets!) And more fruit than I’ve ever eaten in my life! I swear most days, I just have the colors of the rainbow on my fruit plate; especially craving exotic fruits like mango, pineapple, nectarine, kiwi – all super sweet and packed with goodness. This is truly a godsend in terms of nutritional quality and enjoy it.

Oh, vino!

I’ll be completely honest in the hope that I’m not completely obsessed with alcohol… I find this VERY hard! My mother said when she was pregnant with me, even the smell of alcohol made her feel nauseous but I’m not lucky enough to apply the same senses! For me, wine has become an important part of my social life and enjoyment with great food and a beautiful setting with friends. I’ve been in Mallorca for the past two weeks so I find it really hard not to have the option of a glass of rosé at lunch. It’s hard in the sense that it’s the change in habits and behaviors that I’ve had over the past 8 years, but it’s not hard to choose. As for me, I definitely won’t be exposed to alcohol during my first and second trimesters. Maybe there will be a glass of celebratory champagne at the end but I need some more reading on that!

Do exercise

I mention this below about what I’m currently doing, but it’s really funny how my first pregnancy has affected my cardio! Honestly, I felt as if I had never run more than 100 meters in my life when I first tried to do a mini sprint. Since then, I have been advised by my gynecologist to stay away from my HIT sessions and enjoy this time to exercise but be gentler, which was difficult to accept at first because I know the amount of muscle fat. My body and eating habits fluctuate when I’m not around. However, a good fitness routine, I’m learning to adapt. Many of my 1sst Three-month strength-controlled exercise sessions with weights and straps and as much walking as possible.

The problem is back

Another sizable trouble has returned to me. Those who have been following me for a while will know that I have a fairly severe scoliosis (a type of curvature of the spine) that curves to the right at a 46-degree angle and inward. It’s going to be an exciting journey and I’m just trying to trust my body that it will allow me to keep it strong and support me throughout my pregnancy, but there’s definitely a lot of aches and pains. feeling that it may have been slightly changed in the last 3 weeks. The latter is the only hope in my mind! I’m staying as healthy as I can, going to the gym 3-4 times a week and I’ll be working back more to get those muscles stronger than ever. I believe that a positive mindset with actionable habits can fix almost anything.

Social media…

I’m trying to contain my excitement a bit, especially on my social media because I realize that not everyone cares or loves the baby thing. I don’t want to overload with posts about it, but inside, that’s the only thing I want to talk about! I’m extremely happy and can’t wait for the button to grow, to find out the gender and feel the first hit! I’m 17 weeks now and will be doing a post about the second trimester nearing its end with updates along the way!

If you have any questions or comments, message me below or above my IG pageWould love to hear from you!

Until the gender revealed!

Carly xxx


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