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It will get better, I promise. Yes, the first trimester will make you tired/bloated/sick. Just ride it out the best you can. My big problem was getting super breathless, even just walking the dog. Asking my mom to slow down while we were walking was embarassing/annoying.
Find foods you can think about/eat without getting nauseated. If you can't "work out", go for a walk/swim/do light weights. If all that is too much - just take the nap and enjoy it.
Try not to let it bum you out too much, do what you can & be excited about the little human you are making.
I won't tell you to "enjoy pregnancy" because even though I had a relatively easy pregnancy I just didn't like it. I felt weird/yucky/uncomfortable. I felt so much better as soon as the little parasite was out of me. :P
It is too soon for me to say if I am into the feeling better stage of months 4-6 but I understand completely how you feel and want to say hang in there! At least in my case, it got better around 10 weeks.
Harry: "I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this."
Loyd: "I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver's full of shit, man."
Yes, it is.
It is normal to feel nauseous and very, very tired all the time. It is normal to be unable to lift yourself off the sofa. It is normal to feel like retching just because you've caught a whiff of foods you used to love being taken out of the fridge. It is normal to crave nursery food (I lived on rice pudding with tinned peaches, and potato pancakes.)
For me, it didn't get get better until week 15 or 16 (can't remember which). It was sudden. I woke up one weekend morning, expecting to feel as dreadful as the day before, and found that I didn't. I hopped out of bed and felt fine. I had lots of energy for the rest of the pregnancy (both times). Cycled, swam, walked loads. (I didn't run because I wasn't a runner then.)
But the food aversions didn't go away until a few days after the birth.
Please try not to feel bad about not working out now. Do what you can. It doesn't matter. You will be come through the whole process as fit and thin as you ever were, if those things matter to you.
In my experience, it was hard hearing "relax, you're creating a human" often in response to my fitness and weight gain concerns during pregnancy. I went from finishing an Ironman in 10:51 to being pregnant in a little over a month, and dropping off the competition scene completely. Now I am 11 weeks postpartum and actually SEEING the human that was inside of me gives a whole different perspective, and I understand why people say that. I am no longer concerned about checking the workout boxes, but I do try to fit in quality workouts when possible.
I was super sick during my first trimester, and the only way to somewhat manage my nausea was to basically eat a bagel (or something equally carb-y) every two hours. I wasn't tired, though -- instead, I had ridiculous insomnia. I'm not sure if it was my body adjusting from years of 20 hour training weeks, or just the hormones, but that insomnia was killer. I tried to do something active for 45-90 minutes every day, but if I felt terrible, I rested. I immediately noticed a difference in my runs -- my heart rate shot up a lot higher than my normal Z1 HR within a week or so of conceiving. Swimming and cycling were mostly okay -- my heart rate was still higher on the bike at the same watts, but the difference wasn't as drastic as it was on my runs.
The second trimester was better, in that I wasn't nauseous anymore. For about 6 weeks, I felt relatively good, and was able to enjoy being active again. Around 20 weeks though, I developed symphisis pubis dysfunction. SPD really messed up my plans for how active I was going to be during my pregnancy. I couldn't run more than 2.5-3 miles without feeling like someone was jabbing an ice pick in the middle of my pubic bone. Rolling over in bed at night became one of the most painful things that I did every day. I kept hiking a few miles on the weekends, swimming, lifting, and riding my mountain bike on rail trails just to get outside until about 32 weeks. I gave water running a shot for awhile, too. Since about 34 weeks, my SPD has just gotten too painful to do much. Even swimming hurts. Could I push myself to keep swimming and walking? Yes, absolutely. And if it weren't so painful, I would still be doing 3 or 4 hour hikes every weekend. Last weekend, I walked for an hour, and paid for it for three days. It's super frustrating. But, I have a couple of friends who pushed more than they should have with SPD, and both ended up with a separated pelvis and 6+ months in PT before they could start running again. It's not worth it to me. I've got a date with IMMT in August, and nothing I could have done between 34 weeks and giving birth is going to help prepare me for that race. But, a separated pelvis could be the end of that race for me before I even start training again.
I'm 37 weeks now, and he's just about done cooking. At this point, I'm really uncomfortable and puffy, and ready to start the long, slow process of feeling like myself again.
It's worse when it's your second/third/etc baby. Don't worry, things will improve eventually.
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