Even before I got the big fat positive (or BFP, as its known among online mom group aficionados) that let me know my son was on his way, I started noticing little things that made me think it was time to take another pregnancy test. Dressed to the nines at a party at an amazing bar, I couldn't bring myself to finish a single drink because my stomach kept cramping. Appetizers I'd normally devour on sight smelled, well, off. One of the surest signs you're kicking the first trimester's ass? When you know you're in your first trimester before First Response does.
Of course, the first trimester is generally known for kicking pregnant folks' asses more than having its own ass kicked. It fights hard, with its unrelenting fatigue, overwhelming nausea (and vomiting), and barrage of new food aversions and crazy sense of smell. And all that is to say nothing of the drudgery of feeling so far from the finish line, and the anxiety brought on by worries about pregnancy loss and other potential problems.
However, as evidenced by the billions of people currently roaming the planet, most moms successfully kick the first trimester's ass right back, and end up with beautiful babies to show for it. You're probably kicking the first trimester's ass, too, and especially if you recognize any of the following: