Happy Friday, and Happy Independence Day Weekend to everyone in the States! I have a pretty low key weekend planned, which I’m actually happy about because I feel like I’ve been playing catch up all week. I need more time to make a dent in my to-do list! I do have a nice two hour massage scheduled for Monday which I’m SO excited about. I’ve been getting some bad pain in my left SI joint and I’m hoping my favorite massage therapist can help me with that.
With my big announcement last Wednesday, I wanted to share some of the things I’ve really been loving during the first half of my pregnancy for today’s Friday Favorites.
#1 Favorite: The Snoogle
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My sweet hubby ordered a Snoogle (affiliate link) for me right at the end of my first trimester and I love it so much!! It’s great for helping to support my legs and hips as I’m sleeping, and it’s helped keep me from sleeping on my stomach, which I naturally want to do. As you can see, the dogs are also fans. 🙂
Lemonade. I felt nauseous pretty much the entire time from about week 6 to week 14. My doctor recommended lemonade to help tone down the nausea, and it was so helpful. Again, my hubby is so sweet and he actually started making me lemonade from scratch, which was AMAZING. I might need to make another batch this summer.
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy. I’ve been loving this book (affiliate link) because it’s very comprehensive, and all of the recommendations are based on science and medicine. (Hooray, science.) It’s been really helpful as I figure out what’s going on during pregnancy, and helping me prepare for taking care of the baby once she’s born.
Shoes with good support. It’s amazing how much carrying extra weight affects your feet. When I’m not wearing shoes with good cushioning and arch support, my feet start to ache. It definitely gives me appreciation for my awesome running shoes and custom insoles!
Nuun. I’ve been getting a little cramping in my feet and in my ab muscles. My doctor recommended that I get more electrolytes, especially in the summer. I don’t want to drink a bunch of extra sugar if I can avoid it, so instead of going for a sports drink, I’ve been having a serving of Nuun every day. I think it’s helping!
Any big plans for the holiday weekend?
Moms: What did you love during your pregnancies?