3.17.2012

My Pregnancy Necessities

I figured that since I'm getting close to the end (Yay! I can count the days on one hand!), I can now share with you the items that helped me the most through pregnancy. Ya, I know... not all of you are pregnant, even close to being pregnant or already have kids. That's ok. Everyone is different and as I have learned... all pregnancies are VERY different. Totally cool. No big deal. This is my last "pregnancy" post anyway...

And as I have said before - I do not plan on becoming a "mommy blogger." Nope, no thank you... I may post pictures every once in awhile and projects and crafts but no, I refuse to become a mom that posts pictures of trips to the park, the zoo, the mall... nope, definitely not me! I will still post pictures of Rusty. He's awesome.

Back to the point of this post:

1. Zantac. Oh, the heartburn. Prevacid is also a very nice option to have!

2. LONG tank tops from Arden B. (Yeah, I know... they're not a maternity store, but I'm telling you - you will rock the long tank tops by the end... plus they're way comfy!)

3. Burt's Bees Mama Bee Oil. Yes, I definitely believe slathering this stuff on morning, noon and night helped with stretch marks (I have only as many as I can count on two hands. Very awesome). People say they're genetic and I believe there is something to that... however... when you get itchy, use this stuff. It will not only save your skin but also your sanity. It's $7.99 at Target - I go through a ton of it - maybe like a small bottle every few weeks?

4. Ice water. I don't know why, but it tastes fantastic. And I drink at minimum 4 liters of water per day. Yes, that's right 4. Sometimes 5. And I can NEVER drink it out of a glass glass - instead it has to be a huge plastic cup - I think it's because I swear... I can totally taste the dishwasher soap. Gross, right?

5. Yoga pants. I live in them when not at work.

6. For morning sickness: Ask for Zofran, Phenergan, Reglan or anything stronger than B6 & Unisom from your OB. You will function. You may not feel normal, but these will allow you to function.

7. On the same note... in regards to side effects: Fiber gummies, peaches, pears, strawberries, and whatever greens you can keep down. Staying regular is the key to happiness (I found out the hard way. Ouch).

8. Scentless lotions, body wash, shampoo, conditioners - at least for the first few months. Everything smells different, tastes different, etc... Get scentless and I promise, you'll be thanking me later! Then at like 24 weeks, get a bunch of different scented body washes from Bath & Body Works. You'll be surprised at what you pick out and what you think smells funny!

I think 8 is a good, well rounded list of items... pregnancy can be difficult sometimes, it can be rough, I thought I'd share what makes it easier for me so maybe I can help someone else be a bit more comfortable (or maybe a tad bit more prepared!). 

1 comment:

besswess said...

I am so proud of you being a momma! Miss you!