Happy news for both of you expecting Moms-Kendra and Lisa! May all go swimmingly for you both.
Ditto on the support stockings for your legs. Reducing salt intake will help
Of course, everyone's experience is different, but I found out a few things weathering two pregnancies while working in a pro-kitchen.
#1 early in your pregnancy, you'll get "the sleepies" during the afternoon. Power naps saved me. I just found a quiet place in the dining room or outside, stuck a timer in my pocket set to 10-15 minutes, and napped as my break. Felt much better afterwards and came back to kick butt the rest of the afternoon.
#2 for ADN (all day nausea-forget just the morning) I always kept a big cup of icy spicy ginger ale by my side and constantly sipped on it throughout the day. That mostly kept the queasies at bay, but accept that sometimes you just get that sudden urge to hurl. Go ahead and do it. You'll feel better afterward. Get the most gingery ginger ale you can find-I like Reed's super premium or Fentinman's Ginger beer. The nausea will go away. For me, it was like someone turned off a switch. I just woke up one day and it was gone. Then it was "the hungries!"
#3 Just as you will find that you crave certain foods (for me, it was Chinese Hot and Sour Soup) you might discover you have sudden aversions to foods you've always liked or even loved. The smell of rice cooking sent me straight to the bathroom to throw up-bland and innocuous right? Go figure. Bananas too. Couldn't even look at them for a year after I delivered and the smell! Eaucchhh!
#4. Keep an icy drink with you all the time and when you start to get hot, put an ice cube under your tongue. Helps a lot.
Also, make up some natural baby wipes-and keep a few with you to clean your face often. It's very refreshing and make your glowing skin even more radiant. Here's my recipe-(it will also save your baby's bum from rash and your purse hundreds of dollars during the diapering years)
Take a roll of Bounty or Viva paper towels and cut it in half to make a short roll.
Place it in a Tupperware style container.
Put 3 tablespoons facial cream or baby lotion in a bowl and add 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil.
Whisk in 2 cups warm water.
Pour mixture over the paper towels and down the center core.
Allow to sit for about 10 minutes, then pull out the cardboard core.
Pull out the wipes from the center, and keep it covered so it doesn't dry out.
Then use the wipes to clean your face often. It's refreshing and invigorating.
#5 If your feet get tired and achy, take a few wipes to the restroom and rub all over your feet. Then change to another pair of shoes.
#6 Pregnancy yoga will really help your tired back when your bump starts to shift your center of balance a little more forward.