4 Ways To Celebrate The End Of Your First Trimester

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You guys!

I am finally out of my first trimester! After I practically found out I was pregnant on the day it happened (OK, that's an exaggeration, but still … ), it has felt like an eternity to reach this point. 

And tell me there's not a lot to celebrate about the end of the first trimester? The risk of miscarriage goes down by oh, say 90%, the puking subsides, the energy levels return to normal. 

I am so excited to be in my second trimester that I just couldn't help but hope you will join me in this round-up of ways to celebrate the end of your first trimester!

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Start exercising again! 

OK, maybe this one isn't that exciting, but there is something that feels so good about being able to work out again, isn't there? Personally, I felt so sick during my first trimester that any attempts at exercising left me running for the nearest bathroom. Now, with the nausea subsiding, it feels good to know that I am taking steps towards better health for me and my baby. 

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Do a cute pregnancy announcement

Many couples choose to wait until after the first trimester has safely passed to announce their pregnancies.

{ MORE: When Should You Announce Your Pregnancy? }

So if you and your partner have been waiting for the perfect moment to share your good news with the world, now's the time! Make your pregnancy announcement shine, sparkle, or be just plain fun. Something tells me the way you choose to tell the world might tell us a little bit about what kind of parents you will be!

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Enjoy a meal

Odds are, up until this point, you've been feeling pretty squeamish about food. Now, hopefully, some of that food aversion has subsided, and you can enjoy some of your favorite foods again. Although, if you're anything like me, you will lose your taste for some foods completely during pregnancy. Coffee, I promise we will meet again. 

{ MORE: Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy }

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Buy something for the baby. 

I don't know about you, but it's always hard for me to believe that there is really a baby in there during those first few weeks. Even with the end of the first trimester, your baby bump is still barely there, and your ultrasound still seems like a far point in the not-so-distant future, so it can be hard to stay excited about the baby that will be here before you know it. So just for fun, buy something baby related! Make it baby's first book, baby's first blanket, or maybe baby's first outfit, or gosh, someone help me—baby shoes. (Seriously, I can't resist them! So cute.) But whatever it is, make sure it's something fun and meaningful for you.

{ MORE: What To Do When You Just Can't Set Your Crying Baby Down }

 We still have a ways to go, fellow preggos! What have you done to celebrate? 

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4 Ways To Celebrate The End Of Your First Trimester

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, mom of four, and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, a community + gift box service for moms after loss. ... More

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