Monday, May 12, 2008

Favorite Things: The Pregnancy Edition

Here they are...my favorite pregnancy things:

1. Zofran
Saved.my.life. That about sums it up. This anti-nausea medicine allowed me to eat, function and go to work for the first 21 weeks of my pregnancy. Developed for chemo patients and loved by pregnant women everywhere.

2. Tums
I have estimated that I took approximately 3000 tums tablets while pregnant for a multitude of stomach issues. I couldn't have lived without them. Bonus...calcium.

3. Old Navy Maternity Seamless Support Tanks
I wore one of these things almost every single day. They do support just as they say and they also help smooth out the lines from awkward maternity clothes.

4. Gap Maternity Dark Wash Long and Lean Jeans
A gift from my mother-in-law and hands down my favorite pair of maternity pants. I love long and lean jeans. And I love dark wash jeans. And I loved these jeans. Good thing too, because I'll be wearing them for a little while after Ethan is born.

5. Daily Calendar
When I visited Brooke and Michael Hall after Audrey was born, she gave me a flip calendar that she used when she was pregnant that has a different fact every day about the baby and/or pregnancy. We kept it in our bathroom. Casey got into it too and he would make me read him the day's fact every morning. It was really fun and became a daily ritual for us as we were getting ready for the day. Thanks, Brooke!

6. Sonic Grape Slush
Somewhere along the line, carbonated sodas only helped add to my heartburn so I initiated a self-imposed ban and came to love my grape slushes more than ever. I've always been a big fan of grape. And slushes. But when I wanted something other than water or milk, this fit the bill. And no, I never made Casey go out in the middle of the night and get me one.

7. Finacea
I knew it would happen when I got pregnant. I just knew. And it did. Acne. But I only tolerated it for about a month before I high-tailed it to the dermatologist to make it go away. It turns out that there are very few things a pregnant woman may use on her skin even topically, but this was one of them and it worked beautifully.

3 comments:

Brooke said...

Oh good! I'm glad you're enjoying it!

Becky said...

amen on the zofran, sister, amen.

Supermom-In-Training said...

You have such a positive outlook on pregnancy considering how far you are along! I'm impressed!