I have been lucky and have had very few days of sickness during the first trimester. The worst part for me was how tired I felt all the time. I also had to end up going to night shift for my job and that did not help the issue. Luckily I have been able to go back to days and am feeling much more energized.
There are so many things that you can and cannot eat when you are pregnant. The worst for me has hands down been the caffeine. I can admit that I was a caffeine junky before I was pregnant. The first thing I would reach for when I wanted something to drink would be a soda, and I drank those throughout the day. I also love Starbucks, iced tea, and all other beverages which you can no longer drink while you are pregnant. When I found out I was pregnant I stopped drinking caffeine cold turkey, which was also not a great idea. I experienced headaches, jitteriness, and my hands were very shaky. I felt like I was going through withdrawals like some of my detoxers that I used to care for on 700 East. Seriously! It was crazy! I feel great now and have come up with many substitutes for my thirst quenching. Here are a few things I like: Water :-) (Great with lemon and a lime)
Perrier (plain or they have lemon and lime flavors)
Diet Root beer
Caffeine free Diet Coke
I also like to add Mio to my water to give it some flavor
Hopefully those will be helpful for those of you that are considering/trying to have a baby.
I am looking forward to the next 6 months and even more excited to find out if we will be expecting a boy or a girl sometime in early June.
These are the things baby Wolfe has acquired so far thanks to my Mom and a few things I have picked up here and there. :-)