This graphic I made has gotten lots of attention via pinterest, and with a lot of questions/emails. I decided to add a few additions to this post in red. Thank you for all of the wonderful responses, I am glad this is so helpful.
1. Gatorade- I never was anywhere without one handy. Great for regaining sugar/energy and staying hydrated.
2. Tylenol- with off and on headaches, tylenol is one of the only safe pain medications, so this has been fully stocked in my purse from day one.
3. Bras- those boobs will grow. And fast. It was one of my first symptoms that I overlooked in the beginning of my pregnancy. Oh, and I've felt like I'm carrying bowling balls on my chest, so good support is necessary.
4. Water bottle- Always try to keep myself hydrated because that's where most of my nausea/fatigue stemmed from.
5. Peanut Butter- I considered myself a vegetarian for the 1st trimester since meat just made me so nauseated to even think of. Peanut butter is a great source of protein and can pick me up fast if I'm feeling low blood sugar.
6. Saltine's- Oh how I never want to look at another box of these, even though they were the only mild thing I could put in my stomach. Go ahead and have your significant other wake you up about 20-30 minutes before you "get up" and have him shove these down your throat with some water. I literally could not start my morning unless I had eaten/drank something before my feet even hit the ground in the morning.
7. Prenatal Gummy's- I made the mistake of buying the horse pill, and I found myself gagging from taking them. The gummy's are much easier to take, and are actually pretty good, especially when you are already experiencing nausea. Taking these gummy's can still cause nausea. So, my routine that helped prevent the nausea was to take them at night, to ease my stomach. This was extremely helpful.
8. Burt's Bee's Acne Items: I used the roll on oil stick, because pregnancy gives you beautiful acne from when you were 13 in 7th or 8th grade. But this little stick shrunk my break outs almost immediately.
9. Belly Band- bloating was one of the first symptoms I had, so my clothes were starting to feel tight. I bought one pretty early because when my pants were too tight I developed indigestion, so this made a world of a difference.
10. Burt's Bees Lotion- my favorite is the milk and honey. Maybe it's because it's close to winter + being pregnant, but dry skin is often an irritant, and with Burt's Bees being natural and safe, it was my best friend!
1. Preggie Pops - great for nausea
2. Ginger Gum- another really great nausea remedy that works pretty fast. Also, if you drink tea, I added some ginger in mine in the morning to give me a kick start.
3. Zofran- my best friend.
4. Kellog's Fiber Plus Chocolate Chip Bars You'll need these for #3 if you take Zofran religiously, like I did. Let's just say.. some things get a little delayed in your digestive track, and need a little push. Catch my drift?
5. Earth Mama Angel Baby: Mama-to-Be kit- amazing things in here that are so refreshing. It's been working for me so far..And I will swap out with bio oil if I am wanting to switch it up.
I promise my blog won't turn into a total baby blog, but while I'm transitioning into it all, I just want to also keep this blog about me and what my life is all about at this time. As soon as I get to feeling 100%, I can't wait to beak out some posts I've been drafting. So, thank you for hanging in here with me if the pregnancy/baby posts don't interest you. The baby is a huge part of my life, but staying true to myself and what I am passionate about (hobbies, recipes, style, etc) will always be a big part of my life.