Monday, July 15, 2013

Pregnancy Favorites

Feeling your baby kick for the first time is such a surreal experience. Everything up to that point is all talk. For me it was the first time having another human being inside me became very real and I was so jazzed over it. I can honestly say (without feeling like a bad mom) that that was the only part about being pregnant that I enjoyed. Even when he was doing Tae Kwon Do as I was trying to fall asleep was enjoyable. And the first time Ben felt him kick I was elated!! I also had a really easy pregnancy, so I don't know why I didn't like being pregnant. OK, that's a lie, I know exactly why I didn't like it. I can't stand being told what I can or can not do and from the second I found out I was pregnant I got slammed with restrictions. No coffee, no alcohol, no sushi, no tanning, no vigorous workouts, no sleeping on my stomach, no NOTHING! Not to mention I had Ben policing over me at all times making sure I was doing everything I was supposed to do. My doc told me to drink two glasses of milk a day and I admit that there were many days I didn't. Ben was sure to ask me every day if I drank my milk. I remember one day he asked and I lied and said I had both glasses already. "That's funny because the milk hasn't been opened yet!" Busted. I also hated the weight gain, drowsiness and that general not feeling myself feeling. My huge boobs put me over the edge though, I needed bigger boobs like I needed a hole in my head. For real.

Anyways, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of things (besides my husband and mom) that helped get me through my pregnancy.
1.Baby Ritmo -As I mentioned in my last post I absolutely LOVED this thing! I know there are different versions out there like these Belly Buds that Kim Kardashian used. Although the Belly Buds are less restricting I liked the Ritmo better because it has 4 speakers. Surround sound, if you will, for the babe.

2.Crane Drop Humidifier - I used this while I was pregnant AND after Charlie was born. Not only are they sleek and modern looking, they come in different colors to match your nursery. So cute!

3.Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go! - This book was specifically written to be read in utero. I might have cried at the end the first time I read it.


5.Palmer's Cocoa Butter - I used this and it worked really well but towards the end of my pregnancy the smell made me nauseous. If your not a huge fan of cocoa butter I would go with the Mustela brand.

6.Last but not least, my beloved body pillow. I used one that I already had, it's basically a super long pillow. There are some rock stars out there now though that look like a dream to sleep in, like this one .