First Trimester Symptoms and Cravings

by Kimberly | Jun 4, 2018 | motherhood

First trimester

Pregnancy is such a blessing, everything in me wanted a second baby. So, naturally, when I found we were pregnant again, I was excited! I thought it will be a walk in the park just like Alyssa’s pregnancy no morning sickness, not much tiredness, just a growing bump. Yeah right! Who was I kidding? Baby girl #2 definitely didn’t want to be compared to her big sister and wanted to make sure I was aware she had her own little personality.

The first trimester was a rough one.. to say the least.

  • 6 weeks- I began experimenting ALL DAY sickness and it just got worse through out the evening. I never really threw up i was just extremely nauseous all day long. My tiredness was at all time high, and I’m not sure if it was all because of my pregnancy or because on top growing an entire human, I also had to chase after one all day, lol.So mama napped when Aly napped as a quick energizer!
    • Tip #1chewing on lemon slices helped A TON with my morning/all day sickness. If you feel like you are about to die, like i did lol. Than cut up a few slices and peel them and chew them. I love lemon so this was an easy task.
    • Tip #2Lemonade, was a holy grail. I don’t often drink anything other than water, and soda (terrible, I know) but I craved lemonade and it helped a ton.
    • Tip #3: DO NOT GO HOURS ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. I wish someone would of told me this, so I’m telling you! If I went anywhere between 1.5-2 hours without eating something, I can guarantee you i was running to the bathroom. So pack your favorite snacks in your purse or diaper bag, and keep them near your bed. My go to snack were cucumber slices! I can still eat them all day long for every meal!
    • Tip #4Buy a sea band – from your nearest drugstore. I bought mine at target and it relieved SO much of my nausea. It didn’t take it away completely but it definitely relieved much of the nausea.
    • Last but not least, Tip #5 – Suggestions, that I was given but didn’t do
      • they say Ginger ale helps (I’m not a fan so I didn’t try it), & saltine crackers, I love these – but they didn’t help me at all.
  • 10 weeks – I threw up for the very first time, and it was a done deal after that, baby girl was not afraid of letting me know she hated EVERYTHING I would eat.
  • 11 Weeks – We were finally able to see our little of bundle of joy growing. My insurance was being a pain in the butt, it took me a while to get into a new OB, because the one I had started with stopped taking my insurance. But we were able to see baby #2 at 11 weeks where she had a heartbeat of 145! (they couldn’t find it at first so they rushed us into our ultrasound to make sure they could see it on the ultrasound, and they sure could, what a relief!) – she is an active baby and was moving way to much to be found on the doppler.
  • 14 weeks – we paid for a private ultrasound and found out we were having another baby girl! I was beyond excited to be a girl mom.
  • 16-17 weeks FINALLY in the second trimester! so beyond excited! My tiredness has slowed down a bit, we found there could be a chance that I could have placenta previa (stay tuned for the next update, 18-20 week update).

Although, this pregnancy has been a rough one, I have enjoyed every minute of growing another little angel. I am amazed almost every day at what a woman’s body can do. We are definitely super hero’s!

  • Pregnant Mama: You are strong, these hard days will pass and soon you will have your bundle of joy in your arms. I am sure you are loving all the flutters and kicks that you are experiencing everyday, that there way of letting you know they love, a kick to the rub, isn’t that lovely? lol. Kidding, kidding! they can hurt sometimes but they are amazing!
  • Mama: You are Strong! You may not be a perfect mom, but you are definitely the perfect mom for your babies!

Mother: One person who does the work of twenty. For Free. 

Comment Below: Let me know what your experience during your first trimester was? If you have more then one child, did your pregnancies differ or were they about the same?

– Mommyhood Joy.




  1. kumamonjeng

    Thanks for sharing your experience for your first trimester. I can understand that once you are pregnant you will fall in love with soda. (Well, at least for some people) My colleague who was in her first trimester has to drink a can of soft drink and with bubbles everyday! I can hear her opening the can of soft drinks in the office!

  2. MS//Mommy

    How beautiful you are! October babies are the best (my little one is an October baby). All I remember from my first trimester is that I couldn’t eat (I wasn’t sick I just had no appetite to eat and couldn’t force food) and that I just wanted to sleep all the time. On the day I started my second trimester all my energy came back and then some but I still couldn’t eat. From what I’ve heard, that’s rather ideal. It beats full-on morning sickness!

  3. Nicole

    I remember my first trimester with my son! It was full of alot of nausea and cravings, but I’d go through it over and over again! Congratulations on the addition to your family. I;m excited to see whats next in the coming weeks. Thanks for sharing!

  4. trinaellen

    Congrats on the new bump, so exciting to be out of the first trimester and hit mid pregnancy!

  5. Mary

    I remember the ALL DAY sickness very well. All very well worth it, though!!

  6. Sara Welch

    You two are so beautiful! So glad to see everyone is healthy and doing well!

  7. TheSuperMomLife

    I love that you are recording all of this. It will be great to look back on!

  8. kylie cre8tone

    great updates and nice to keep track all the pregnancy journey.. it’s indeed priceless experience..

  9. Melanie Poulos Walsh

    Oh it’s so fun to remember those days of pregnancy. I remember being so exhausted the first trimester, falling asleep at 6 PM. Takes a lot of energy to grow a baby.

  10. themommyfiles03

    That’s so exciting! Congratulations on your little girl! I love how clear the pregnancy tests are today.

  11. TheMrsTee

    I remember my first Trimesters – My first was all morning sickness but my next 3 were easier. I had many cravings none very healthy but I know the first Trimester is so special. It’s like getting to know your baby one day at a time.

  12. NPC

    You look stunning! What a cute update post, I love how you list your trimester cravings. Avocados…mmmmm!


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Meet Kimberly

Mama of 2 sweet girls; Alyssa + Aaliyah, and wife to her college sweetheart; Anthony. Lover of all thinks pink & girly. Kim graduated with her BA from FSU #nolenation and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Education. Kimberly shares about her motherhood experience + everyday lifestyle.

If she isn’t at home with her husband + babies, she’s probably at Target.



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