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Monday, May 14, 2012

TLC's Pregnancy Must-Haves

Happy belated Mother's Day! I hope everyone now has the loveliest memories. I was extra blessed because I spent the entire weekend with My Sweet ELC. We were beyond productive. And she was incredibly generous for my first official Mommy's Day. I have a few new fabulous finds for my home and Little Leighton’s nursery that I can't wait to share. (Recap and finds to follow soon.)

Yesterday afternoon, after ELC headed south—back home to her country casa—I was thinking about my favourite “pregnancy products” I simply cannot currently live without. So please allow me to share them—via a list. (Y'all know how much I heart lists.)

In no particular order:

1. An occasional Skinny Vanilla Latte from Starbucks. To keep me sane. (I promise they’re well below the daily caffeine-intake restrictions. That’s my story. I’m stickin’ to it.)

2. Lemon wedges in my water. Because sometimes "plain water" doesn't cut it. I need variety. It's the spice of life.

3. Anthropologie Dish Towels, which I use to tie around my right foot. I know. This sounds weird. But said foot (and it is my right foot only) has taken to super swelling by the end of the week. The Anthro towels are "flappy" enough to secure the ice pack, thereby successfully combating said swelling, and yet they're still fancy and fashionable. All at the same time. Fabulous.

4. Gap maternity leggings. Nuff said.

5. Muu-muus. AKA: extra large nightgowns. At the encouragement of ELC, I purchased two muu-muus from Macy's three weeks ago. They’ve literally revolutionized my evening comfort. I’m more than willing, at thirty weeks, to sacrifice style for comfort. Even as my husband asks me:

“Do pregnant women YOUR AGE really wear muu-muus?”

I have no clue if anyone else MY AGE wears these. This Preggo Mama does. Period. End of Story. (Honestly? I wish I could wear them to work. And don’t think I haven’t legitimately considered it. I could add a belt. No one would know the difference, right?)

6. Mini Yellow Fan from Target. It's already HOT in Texas. The fan at my desk at work keeps the air circulating, and circulating air equals one happy Workin’ Mama.

7. Sperry's Leopard Print Flip Flops from Dillard's. My feet have gone up half of a size. Already. I'm worried that come July, flip flops won't even cut it. I'll be in house slippers before I know it. In the meantime, these floppers are cute, comfy and sassy.

Do y'all have any pregnancy must-haves you'd like to share? I love new ideas! PLEASE dish. (It is your duty—as a past—or currently—pregnant person.)



Megs said...

I loved my pregnancy pillow...four years later and I still use it! Also I loved loved loved cheesecake yogurt it was amazing!

The Leightons said...

Of course! How could I forget my pregnancy pillow. It's quite fabulous. I even cart it with me when I visit ELC and Dad.

AND, I bought Yoplait's Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt last night. It sounded just too darn scrumptious.

Happy Wednesday, Megs!

The Leightons said...

Your Mama's Must-Haves when preggers with you?

Mexican Food. Three to four times a week. (Wasn't so much about the chips and salsa, thank goodness. Might have gained 70 pounds instead of 60 if I had been.) As much as you have ALWAYS adored it (and we've always understood why), I don't recommend eating it in bulk.

I don't believe we had special "pillows" 29-ish years ago. We sure didn't have blogs to help us. I don't really remember all that many books. Take advantage of everyone's suggestions--but don't let yourself feel bad. Or get worried. If you can't do or buy everything that's recommended. Little Leighton will be fine! It'll actually make you cRaZy when she loves the boxes her toys come in more than the toys.

Drink lots o' agua; walk as much and as far as possible; rest BEFORE you feel tired; eat right and light and healthy (your beloved Mexican food maybe every other week?); and sleep. Because you are going to miss that--alot.

I love you!

The Leightons said...

And stay away from ketchup, right, Mom? LOL.

Loving you.


The Leightons said...

YEP! It's evil. (Inside joke--too long--and perhaps boring--to tell, Friends!)

Loving y'ALL ditto, TLC!


Megs said...

I completely agree with ELC...sleep sleep and more sleep before the joyous bundle arrives!!! I haven't slept past 6 in a little over 4 yrs.

The Leightons said...

AMEN, Megs! Just when you think you might get some sleep (like somewhere around the time they're in college), you hit your 40s and/or 50s--when your hormones start working against you and, without an occasional Ambien, sleep completely abandons you. Sheesh.