Alrighty, no particular order here.
Make a doctors appointment, first and foremost. Get in there, get checked out, find a doctor you like, and get some information, especially if this is your first pregnancy!
As soon as you find out you're pregnant, start taking a prenatal vitamin. Super important to get that extra nutrients! And just an FYI, in my experience, it is totally normal for prenatals to make you more nauseous. My advice would be to take them with a meal. Never take them on an empty stomach. I'm not going to lie, my boyfriend makes fun of me for this, but I take a gummy prenatal vitamin. He has to share this information with everyone like I'm a little kid for taking a gummy vitamin. Well, he can laugh it up but, they're easier for me to take without feeling sick, so he can shove it! Haha!
Make sure if you don't already that you begin exercising daily. Even if it's just a brisk walk for 30 mins. It will help you, your baby, and it will make things easier for you in the long run when it comes to (dun, dun, dun) giving birth. (I know, we don't even want to think about that right now. If that's how you feel, you're not alone, I don't even want to fathom the idea right now.)
Make sure you are drinking a lot more water! Stay hydrated. It's good for you and your baby. Plus, opting for water rather than other drinks (such as sports drinks, or juices) will help you stay healthy and not gain excess weight. None of us want that!
Some times it's hard to eat in the beginning. If this is your first pregnancy you're usually prone to having more morning sickness. I have personally felt a lot better my second time around. With my daughter I felt pretty sick. Mainly I didn't want to eat anything. I had to eat very bland food for the first couple months. This time around I'm not quite as bad. I have aversions to some foods and have moments of queasiness but, I've felt pretty good overall. Try to be conscious of what you eat. Starting out with good habits is the best possible thing you can do for yourself and your baby. Some times I want to eat just to eat and then I think to myself, "Ok self, does what you're about to put in your body have any nutritious value whatsoever?" If the answer is no, I try to opt for a healthier choice. Such as, fruit and yogurt, oatmeal, eggs, veggies, acai bowl, etc.
I would say that pretty much covers the to-do's once you find out you're pregnant. Oh yes, if you're anything like me, you will need a comfortable bra! I encourage you to get a bra you can sleep in. I know, it sounds really annoying but, otherwise you take the chance of stretch marks and sagging! (Not taking that chance here. Keeping these babies tight to my chest!)
I'd say that pretty much covers all the bases. So excited to share that I am finally out of the first trimester and entering my second. Hopefully I start getting some energy because I have been exhausted. Also, an FYI, for you Starbucks lovers and coffee addicts, you can still have your coffee. Just bring it down a few notches. They say under 200mg of caffeine a day is safe to consume. This was good news for me because not only do I love my coffee but lately I've needed a little energy boost!
I've been really following my baby's growth and development and it is so amazing how quickly they develop week-by-week. We should be finding out next month what we are having. Super excited!!! What do you guys think it will be???
Questions and comments welcome. Thanks for reading guys! Xoxo I will keep you all updated on our journey.