Friday, June 8, 2012

My Favorite Pregnancy Items So Far

I know I'm still a noob at being pregnant, but there are a few things that I have been really thankful for & that have helped me out! I said last week I've been sick, so some have to do with that but some are just general :)

1. Boppy Prenatal Cuddle Pillow
My sweet husband surprised me with this on Mother's Day because he knew I had been having trouble sleeping. Even though my belly hasn't started really growing yet, my sleep has definitely been interrupted by hip pain and I knew that sleeping with a pillow between my legs helps baby develop better anyways. The shape of this pillow is great, and will be awesome once I have a big ol' belly because of the shape at the top to support it!

2. The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy

This book is seriously hilarious. Zach keeps laughing at me because I'll be silently reading on the couch and then I'll snort I'll be laughing so hard. The author is SO funny, but she also has tons of great advice. I not only appreciate the laughs, but also knowing I'm not the only one these weird things are happening to!!

3. Delighted Momma's DIY Stretch Mark Prevention Oil
Although my mom doesn't have stretch marks (which according to the book above means I am likely not to either !!!), I still want to be preventative just in case. Since my boobs have been growing at exponential rates lately, they appreciate this intense moisture & it helps with my tummy not being itchy when it grows. I highly recommend this potion, especially since it's all natural!

4. Queasy Pops
I tried sucking on ginger and drinking Canada Dry (which actually does help) but my sweet Aunt Cindy sent me these in the mail one day and they have been life savers!! It's nice to be able to keep these in my purse at all times so I can pull one out when I start to get gaggy. I wish I had them sooner!!

5. Comet Lavender Fresh
Let's be honest here. I've never cared more about our toilet being clean until this babe decided my head needed to be in it nightly. I appreciate this comet because it doesn't smell very strong and it works realllly well. Enough said.

What are some of your favorite pregnancy items?! I would love some advice!


Mels said...

I loved that book, too - hilarious and helpful!
I also could not live without my body pillow!
Other faves:
1. Be Maternity camis from Target
2. Flats...big belly = more uncoordinated than usual (and I'm not very coordinated to begin with!)
3. Tums - a big bottle by my bed, in my desk drawer and in my purse. Hopefully you will get to avoid this symptom!!
4. Food!

Jamie said...

I love this post! I can't wait to hear many many more about you and your growing belly. Delighted momma has the best home made solutions for everything!!

Tara said...

Who knew they had Quesy Pops? What a good idea! I'm sure your adorable preggo self is glowing! Hope you're enjoying every second :)

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Laura said...

Very interesting! Not pregnant but I'm storing this post in my long term memory! Especially the queezy pops