I had some mild pregnancy symptoms in my first trimester:
- a little nausea that wasn’t bad as long as I kept food in my stomach. I was lucky enough to never actually get sick
- acne for a few weeks, especially by my jawline. This has since calmed down a little.
- sore boobs
- lack of interest in food
- some digestive issues (I won’t go into detail on those, but I have never been so aware of my digestive system in my life)
- and the usual fatigue
Thankfully almost most of these symptoms have faded now that Baby T is 15 weeks.
I have had heartburn from almost the day that I got pregnant.
It has nothing to do with the tiny little one growing inside me. Yet.
I have suffered from acid reflux (GERD) since I was 21.
I blame it on all the cheap gin I drank in college.
I have always been able to manage my heartburn with a prescription PPI (Nexium, Prilosec, etc).
Unfortunately, you cannot take those medications while pregnant, as they can cause birth defects.
At first I thought I might be ok, since my heartburn has always been worse when I drink coffee or alcohol. Since I haven’t been drinking either of those, I thought my symptoms might not be so bad.
It doesn’t seem to make any difference what foods I eat, I have heartburn nearly every single day.
For now I am managing to get by just chewing Tums or chugging Maalox. But I am a little concerned about when Baby T actually starts to cause the heartburn.
How could it possibly get worse?!
That being said, I have stopped limiting things in my diet that might give me heartburn (orange juice, tomatoes, spicy food).
I’m going to get heartburn anyway, I might as well eat what I like.
Take last night’s dinner:
Layered bean dip with plenty of jalapenos.
I made my own re-fried black beans with onion, garlic, jalapenos, and spices.
I layered it in a dish with cheese, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, homemade guacamole, and sour cream.
Eaten with blue corn chips as utensils.
Here are a few of my other heartburn inducing meals from last week:
|A Five Guys Little Cheeseburger and fries|
|Scrambles eggs with onion, ham, tomatoes, avocado, and covered in hot sauce|
|The most delicious BLT ever; with avocado, onion, and Sriracha sauce|
I have a feeling the heartburn is sticking around for the next few months…..