It wouldn’t be a true Preggo edition post if it didn’t come out late, right? So yes, behind the ball in joining 5 Favorites this week but here’s what I’ve got for all you ladies out there with buns in the oven:
Ok, it actually tastes pretty good. The raspberry stuff. It’s a magnesium supplement which most of us are not getting nearly enough of, which helps you (as the label states) balance your stress, and also reduces muscles spasms or cramping. Since I’ve been getting Charley horses like crazy… this stuff really seems to help a lot! However if you are pregnant and very naturally calm, and not experiencing any muscles spasms then you probably don’t need this. You lucky dog, you.
Spinning Babies!! If you haven’t been on this site, you are missing out. This is run by a midwife who teaches better, easier births through proper fetal positioning. I did the daily excersises for the last month of Charlie’s pregnancy… and let me tell you, it was the best birth! (seriously!) I tell everyone I know about this site. Balance and alignment of your pelvis is very easy & possible and an ENORMOUS help during birth.
A thanks to Ellen over at McSisters for opening my eyes to the glory that is coconut water, ahem that is DARK CHOCOLATE coconut water. This too, really helps with the muscle spasms and cramping…. it’s chock loaded with almost 400mg of Potassium. Not bad for a sweet tooth fix!
This dress is on clearance at Motherhood.com. I got this dress (correction. Tom sent me this dress in the mail because he ‘was going to send flowers, but flowers die and this was the same price’ major win. Tom, send me dresses instead of flowers anyyytime you want!) I absolutely love it. I feel so swishy and, well, yes sexy in it. At this phase in pregnancy, you gotta have a dress like this in your closet . A true self-esteem booster! Get it and then demand to be taken out for ice cream. You deserve it!
If you don’t go out for ice cream, then please stock your freezer with this. Um, this is literally the best tasting cookie dough ice cream ever. Unless cookie dough isn’t your thing…. (ok weirdo…why don’t you just go eat an apple instead then.)
I have this, and hot fudge, whipped cream and of course WAFFLE BOWLS all ready to grab at a seconds notice… hey. This is a pregnancy post don’t tell me you didn’t expect ice cream to make the list!
What are your pregnancy must haves? What’s been the best thing you’ve got to get through the aches and pains… and cravings?