How I get through the first trimester:
-B-6/B-12/Folic Acid dissolving tablets : Trader Joe's has an inexpensive under the tongue vitamin that tastes fruity. I don't know about you, but those prenatal horse pills just ain't going down during the first trimester. Problem is, folic acid is very important for early fetal development and the B vitamins help with energy and nausea. Thank you TJ's for helping a mama out!
Juice/Vitamin Water : Regular water seems to make me feel very ill.
SLEEP : The first few weeks of my pregnancy were spent waking at midnight and 3am to feed our newborn foster baby. Those days were the absolute worst! I remember one day while driving, I thought I didn't have my glasses on because everything was out of focus. These days, I'm usually able to grab a nap and I sleep about 12-14 hours a night. It really helps with my nausea!
These two boys make me pretty happy and are usually a wonderful distraction from my belly aches.
Books and Shows! : Like a sick person, I need to be distracted by my illness. The more quiet a room is, the more aware I am of my aching belly. This year, I am committed to reading through the Bible chronologically so I've got plenty of reading to do each day! Favorite shows lately are Nashville and Project Runway (both on Hulu!).
Strawberries! : Every morning, I wake up and eat a few strawberries. They're so delicious and really help me to feel better.
Anyone have an amazing secret to fighting the first trimester woes?