Looking a that picture...I guess you could say Santa brought me a LATE present!! Haha *corny joke*
Congratulations! What nice Christmas present :)
The fatigue is normal and you will start feeling it ease up some when you roll into the second trimester. I craved a lot of fruit too in the first trimester. You just have to remember that fruit still has sugar in it so keep it in moderation. I don't know how your weight makes your pregnancy any different than an average gal. I'm guessing you might be more prone to gestational diabetes and hypertension. You might want to read up on that. I hear a lot of times that heavier women actually lose weight in pregnancy. Don't worry if that happens. The baby is getting everything it needs from you. I lost weight the first trimester and then started gaining in the 2nd and now 3rd. You will get a tummy eventually. I didn't really 'pop' till after 20 weeks or so.
Those prenatal vitamins are very important and will keep you from getting any deficiencies.
Make sure you drink lots of water. Eat a lot of protein and fiber too.
Best wishes to you!!!
Lots of naps are totally normal! It will get better in the second trimester and then come back in the third (so does nausea).
You should avoid: drugs, alcohol, smoking, any medications even over the counter meds unless your ob ok's it, no jumping on trampolines, limit caffeine intake to 200mg or less (preferable no caffeine in first trimester), no raw meats or fish, no runny yolk eggs, food must be completely cooked no rare meats there cannot be any pink in the meat. If you eat deli lunch meat it needs to be heated till it's steaming, same thing with hotdogs. No more than 8 ounces of fish per week (due to mercury levels), you should avoid anything with impact or chance of falling and no cleaning litter boxes for cats unless you are wearing gloves. I'm sure I'm missing something on that list :P. OH no green tea as it can cause spinal deformities. You are more suceptible to food poisoning so make sure anything you eat is not expired, cooked accordingly, correct temperature, never leave food out, always wash fruits and veggies very well before eating, wash hands very well after handling raw or undercooked foods, your immune system is lowered in pregnancy so wash your hands before eating and after being in contact with anyone in public and avoid sick people at all costs.
As for being plus size and pregnant it puts you at risk for gestational diabetes and hypertension so it is very important to eat healthy and if possible walk every day as exercise (as long as OB is ok with that).
Congrats on your pregnancy!! Oh suggestions for prenatal vitamins, take them at dinner time or bedtime with food as they can make your tummy upset.
If you get an upset tummy in pregnancy eat small frequent meals and don't lay down for 30 min after food.
Also Tums are safe in pregnancy but do not take within two hours on either side of your prenatal vitamins as it will cause you to not absorb the vitamins properly.
Never have an empty tummy as it causes nausea in early pregnancy so keep fresh fruits, veggies, crackers, dry cereal on hand to eat every few hours
Oh also forgot to mention, no hot tubs, no hot baths, no sauna's you must avoid increasing your core body temperature. This also means if you get a fever you need to call your ob right away.
Drinks TONS of water you need Approx 10 glasses or 100oz of liquid per day
Thanks for all the info guys :) I really really appreciate it! Knowing all this helps me relax about the whole thing. I'm sure it wont truly sink in until I see my first ultrasound and I start getting a belly.
I started talking about delivery location today, my husband just laughed, softly put his fingers on my lips and told me to relax.
One day at a time...