Wednesday, November 28, 2012

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things...

I have really enjoyed browsing some other blogs as other mommies-to-be share and recommend their favorite things during pregnancy.  Not only do I enjoy it, but I also have found it to be very useful.  SO...I am going to share some of MY favorite things every month as well!  Starting with Months 1-5:

B-Natal Cherry Therapops:  These were good for those mornings when NOTHING would stay down.  Great flavor...taste just like regular cherry lollie pops!
Crush Grape Soda-someone told me that there is something about the syrup that is supposed to soothe nausea, and low & worked!  This was a life saver during my first trimester.
Skinny Vanilla Latte: Though pregnancy may not be a time to load up on caffeine (didn't even take a sip until my second trimester), a tall SVL from Starbucks hits the spot when I began craving coffee again during cold weather and late school nights.  With only 75 mg's of caffeine, you won't exceed the recommended dose which is arguably 200 mg and if your like can have a unsweettea as well:)
Apples: Can't say enough about this fruit, I eat one probably 5 days a week.  Great tummy soother (for me)!
Jif Natural Peanut Butter:  Peanut butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Crackers, Peanut Butter with apples, YOU NAME IT...this has been in my lunch tote every day at school.  A great protein snack (especially for low blood sugar episodes)
Be Maternity BeBand:  I can't say enough about this product!  It has been on my belly since the end of my first trimester mainly for support and now it helps as my jeans are feeling snug.  Highly recommend!
Red Lobster: The Mr. & I joke that Baby A is going to require Cheddar Bay Biscuits and Popcorn shrimp blended for his bottle.  We eat here EVERY time we leave town, especially after we visit the baby doc:)  YUMMMMM
Bubble Baths: Do this almost every night...with great scented candles!  Great way to wind down from the day.
Lindsay Brin Work Out Video(s) and Book "How to Exercise When Expecting":  The videos are great at keeping you lifting weights without overexerting and performing exercises that are risky during pregnancy...has a video for each trimester and I found the video at Target:)  I bought the book for my Ipad and have found it to be one of my top resources when it comes to fitness and nutrition during pregnancy.  I also love her blog!  Check it out...
Waterbottle:  Ahh what can motivate me to drink more water?  Pretty water bottles/tumblers of course
Mary Kay Microdermabrasion Kit: My mom sells this stuff, and at a party last year the sales director mentioned that you can use it while you are pregnant to prevent stretch marks.  While I believe stretch marks are hereditary and creme isn't a miracle worker, this stuff makes sense because it removes the top layer of skin and renews it once you apply the step 2 lotion.  So far so good:)  Fingers crossed...also use cocoa butter every now and then just as a moisturizer.

Well that's it for the past 5 months, month 6 coming soon for December:)