I think I've said this enough, but in case you weren't aware, the first trimester is ROUGH. Even though it's hard, emotionally and obviously physically, throwing up all the time and feeling nauseous the rest of the time, I can't help but feel a little bit grateful. Some women have it so much worse and have to be hospitalized because they throw up 30+ times a day. Eek.
Moral of the story: be nice to pregnant women. It's the most incredible, unique experience to make a baby, but it comes with it's challenges.
I recently read a post I wrote when I was pregnant with Pipes on how to survive the first trimester, and I must say, young Becky was so wise. I would still say all those things (so I guess I'm still wise), and they're nice reminders for this time around.
Eating can be the biggest struggle because a) most things don't sound appealing, b) most things make you throw up, c) not eating makes you throw up, and d) the few things that DO sound appealing aren't usually the healthiest. It's hard but I always remind myself that IT'S JUST A PHASE! I was able to eat healthy again, no problem, once the nausea and sickness passed.
Every day varies, and something that sounded good yesterday usually doesn't sound good the next day. I just take it meal-by-meal, and try to do the best with what my stomach can tolerate. The only veggies I can eat right now are carrots and crunchy lettuce. Apples are the only fruit that sit well. For the most part, no dairy, but LOTS of carbohydrates and eggs!
FULL DAY OF EATING
Meal 1: 2 pasture-raised poached eggs. 2 slices of sprouted toast (my favourite brand is HERE). 1/2 an avocado.
Meal 2: 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats.
Meal 3: 2 rice cakes with organic jam. 1 pasture-raised egg. 3 egg whites.
Meal 4: Maple sea salt RXBar
Meal 5: Lettuce. Quinoa. Sweet potato. Grilled chicken. I took off the strawberries and goat cheese.
Meal 6: 2 slices of sprouted bread. Wild Friends natural peanut butter. Organic jam.
Meal 7: raw cashews. These actually didn't stay down very long...but that was the only time I threw up that day so heyooo!