12 Signs You’re in the First Trimester

12 Signs You’re in the First Trimester

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12 Signs You're In the First TrimesterI will never understand those women who go months and months without knowing they’re pregnant. 

For me (and most other women) my body begins changing almost immediately, making it plainly obvious there’s a little one beginning to grow inside me. Most of those changes might not be apparent to those on the outside, but I sure can feel them!

 In case there’s any doubt, here are some signs that your uterus is officially inhabited.

12 Signs You’re in the First Trimester

1. You’re totally useless by 3pm, and fast asleep by 8pm.

2. You spend a whole lot more time in the bathroom—hugging the porcelain throne—and a whole lot less time in the kitchen, where there are many smells that will send you straight back to the bathroom.

3. You analyze and overanalyze every little cramp that you feel.

4. Your boobs have inflated faster than you can say “balloon”—and they hurt.

5. You know exactly how many milligrams of caffeine are in your morning java.

6. You think nothing of eating yellow mustard straight from the bottle—yummmmmmm.

7. Your mouth tastes like you just ate a roll of pennies.

8. You actually look pregnant! Oh wait, that’s just because you’re so bloated. (Bonus: You start referring to your belly as a “blump.”)

9. You can’t brush your teeth without gagging.

10. Your dreams go from slightly strange to seriously wacky—and incredibly vivid. You go to sleep wondering what kind of wild ride you’re in for that night. 

11. Just when you thought you were finished peeing, look at that, you have to pee again!

12. You see an incredible little peanut on the ultrasound screen.

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Making his or her grand entrance June 2015!

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At this point, this little guy is pretty indifferent about his promotion. His only concern is when his mommy is going to stop feeling so sick! 


How did YOU first know you were pregnant? What was the toughest part of the first trimester? 

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28 Comments

  1. Layne
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 06:30:36

    Congrats! Blessings! So excited for this little peanut!

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  2. Wendy
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 08:23:13

    You just know. Your intuition tells you all is well, and there’s a baby inside.

    Toughest part this pregnancy was the impact of twins and then loosing one at the end of the first trimester.

    Grateful we’ll be welcoming a little girl by next week.

    Best wishes and hang in there…!

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  3. lauramich
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 09:25:42

    First, CONGRATS! :cD I follow you on Pinterest, so I suspected that an announcement along these lines was in the offing. Yay!

    Next … I didn’t go “months and months” without knowing I was pregnant, but I was 8 weeks along before I found out. The thing is, I’d just been through years of infertility. A year before it finally happened, my husband and I decided we were going to stop trying for a biological child.

    In hindsight, all of my symptoms screamed “Pregnant!” The missing period (my cycles had been longer and less regular since I lost a lot of weight, so I chalked it up to having cranked up my workout intensity). The coffee aversion (I loooove coffee) and the inexplicable craving for … bran flakes. And the exhaustion. Oh, the exhaustion. But since I thought pregnancy was impossible, I chalked it all up to food poisoning or some weird, lingering virus.

    I finally went to the doctor just to rule out a serious problem. My “food poisoning” turned 2 right before Halloween.

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  4. Chris Carter
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 09:55:17

    Oh KATIE!!!!!! I AM SOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! What a huge blessing and this is just the PERFECT way to share the ‘new and upcoming addition’ to the family!! I love the pic of your cutie and his t-shirt!!

    May God bless you through the pregnancy!!! (I was miserable with both of mine- first trimester, second and third!!! sigh. But- BABY!!!!!!!! Oh, I can’t wait to enjoy this journey with you my friend!!)

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  5. Nina
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 10:23:51

    Congratulations, Katie! So happy for you. I hope you feel better soon with the second trimester.

    First trimester for both my pregnancies sucked, especially with the twins (double everything!).

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  6. Shaney Vijendranath
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 11:32:08

    Great post and Congrats 😀

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  7. another jennifer
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 11:54:07

    Congrats, Katie! I remember being incredibly sensitive to smells. All smells. Coffee actually made me want to throw up. Luckily I got over that once I had my kids. 🙂

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  8. Marnie @ SuperSmartMama
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 11:56:07

    Congrats Katie! You must be thrilled. What an exciting time. Especially the second time around, just more to anticipate!

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  9. Holly Williams Urbach
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 12:20:35

    Woo-hoo! Many blessings to you and your family!

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  10. Chelsea
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 12:23:17

    Congrats!!!! So exciting for your family. For me, the hallmark of being pregnant is having no extra “oomph”. I realized I was pregnant with #2 when I went out for a super easy jog before a race and it felt incredibly taxing. A couple weeks of that and then the puking and aversions to anything other than French fries start.

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  11. Tara Newman
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 12:36:03

    Congrats Katie! This is great news. I remember those days. I had terrible morning sickness.

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  12. Dana
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 13:48:58

    Congrats, Katie! I hope you are feeling better soon. For the record, I haven’t been pregnant in over 13 years, and #11 is still true for me.

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  13. Lou @ Mommy Sanest
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 13:58:04

    Aw! Congrats! The first trimester is the worst. I hope you start to feel better soon.

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  14. Tamara
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 14:54:51

    This is amazing and many congrats to you!!
    With Scarlet, I honestly didn’t know for six weeks. I figured the late period was stress. Had I been paying more attention, I would have noticed the 14 hours of sleep a night was weird. Also, I suddenly hated cooking smells I had liked the previous night!

    Des was planned so I was more aware. I really wanted more salt in my diet, which was weird. And I was tired, but I had a two-year-old at the time so that wasn’t weird.

    I had no vomiting with either of them, but it was definitely worse nausea with Des. With Scarlet, I had virtually none.

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  15. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 15:48:36

    Congrats!!!! That’s so exciting – though, I definitely don’t miss being pregnant. I never had much morning sickness, but I was sooooo tired. Weird story with my first pregnancy – I took a pregnancy test that was negative. A couple weeks later, still no period. Had to talk to a nurse about when was the last we had *ahem* etc., wait 10 days, take another test. Finally positive, but ultrasound confirmed that I was pregnant the whole time!! I didn’t know for sure until I was almost 10 weeks along!!!

    Hope you are feeling better soon and that the rest of your pregnancy goes well!

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  16. Jessica
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 16:44:34

    Aw, congratulations – wonderful news! Yes to most of these. I had all-day, all-night “morning” sickness, bloated up immediately, and kept falling asleep before 9. The second tri, however, was much better!

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  17. Ana Lynn
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 06:49:25

    First of all CONGRATS! And I’m due in June next year too! I am going through all these symptoms right now, and although I haven’t been hugging the porcelain throne, I am nauseous for the most part. I wish it would stop already…

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  18. Abby McDonald
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 13:35:22

    Congratulations, Katie! So happy for you. 🙂 Oh…hmmm, how did I know. I just knew. 😉 I experienced mild cramping the first week or two and I just had this feeling. And with my second I started showing almost immediately. I can definitely relate to these!

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  19. Sarah @ Beauty School Dropout
    Nov 14, 2014 @ 14:43:44

    I wondered when I saw that title!!! Congrats, Katie! (Also — glad to know I’m not the only weirdo who ate mustard straight while I was pregnant.)

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  20. Alexa
    Nov 17, 2014 @ 15:31:30

    I was lucky with my first pregnancy. No major complaints, issues, illnesses, cravings. I just had a bit of an upset stomach when I first woke up until I could get something down. No, I change my mind, it was when I was pregnant with my first child that I started hating Hazelnut flavored coffee creamer. Still do. 🙂
    Congratulations!
    And yes, I have no idea how people go months without knowing, because even though I wasn’t severely ill, it was still obvious something major was going on!

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  21. Courtney
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 13:52:06

    Congratulations!!! Siblings rock!

    Oh, #4 was more like, whoops looks like I have someone else’s boobs for some reason. Please let me know where I may return them…

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  22. Eli@coachdaddy
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 20:34:55

    Whew. I read that, and nine of them applied to me, so I thought maybe *I* was pregnant, which would be really irresponsible.

    Congratulations – and here’s hoping your pregnancy is eventful so you can blog about it and we can read about it.

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  23. Tove
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 10:23:16

    I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you – I hope everything is going well! I bet you are just sitting on the couch eating bon bons and relaxing… – or that’s at least my hope for you!!! Hugs, Tove

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  24. Chris Carter
    Dec 08, 2014 @ 10:36:18

    Hey sweetie! I am just coming by to check in on you, and I am praying you are doing okay!!?

    Praying for your health and your Holiday Season to be blessed. <3

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  25. Rabia @TheLiebers
    Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:56:42

    Congratulations, Katie!! Hope you are feeling well and enjoying the season!!

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  26. Marnie @ SuperSmartMama
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:01:19

    We haven’t seen a new post from you in awhile, I hope you are managing through the pregnancy and it isn’t keeping you away from blogging.

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  27. Angie
    Feb 20, 2015 @ 15:14:02

    I just found out I’m pregnant with baby #2 and the only indication this time around was sudden weight gain and bloat. No morning sickness (yet) or the penny flavor in my mouth like I had with the first. I definitely don’t feel pregnant=/

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