Friday, February 19, 2010

7 Quick Maternity Takes for Friday

I love Jen's Quick Takes Friday... so I thought I would start off my FIRST 7 Quick Takes Friday with some top products/things I found helpful during pregnancy.

Bradley Childbirth Classes!!!! We have finished the 12 week childbirth classes with the Bradley Method. Donna Ryan was kind enough to work long distance with us from the DFW area. I was so fearful of what was to come... and the classes are so informative that the education took the fear away. The class really involves the husband. You can find out more information at or See Donna's Blog over to the left.

I was sooooooo sick the first 12 weeks of the pregnancy. I am talking having to pull over in the alley, run to the bathroom at work, get up in the middle of the night... 4 times a day, could keep nothing down. I lost 11lbs before my first OB appointment. Nothing seemed to work. A dear friend shared with me that she ate baked potatoes. It worked! It was the one thing I could keep down... and the one thing that gave me a bit of a break from the sick feeling. I also ate Blue Bell Popsicles all the time... I went through about 5 boxes in those weeks. The good news... woke up at 13 weeks and had chili that night for dinner.


I sleep in these now. Found them back around month 5... from the same friend who told me to eat potatoes. Its a side sling tank (built in bra) from T.arget. I have 6 of them in all different colors. Great for now while I am uncomfortable....great for when its time to nurse. Not too expensive.

LOVE!!!! Everly Grey Seamless Maternity Tanks! I picked up two (one white and one nude) back in December. A little expensive... but I wear one every day under all my clothes. Its a wonderful layer piece... and has kept me warm. Its also great for under T-shirts... some of the maternity ones I ordered online were too thin. With one of these tanks, its perfect. I stop and do laundry when they are dirty.


Golden Graham Cereal... I must have a box in the house at all times! Helps with those middle of the night hunger pains. ALSO, Simply Orange OJ... I can not get enough of this stuff. We always have two bottles in the frig. I am not an OJ drinker - but once I got a taste of this, it satisfies every time! YUM!


I have found this book very helpful in preparing for nursing. Unsure with what to expect... this book has great sketches, helpful tips and an overall understanding. I picked it up at the beginning of the pregnancy... so I am starting to reread it now.

Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Stretch Oil. This stuff smells soooo good and feels great on. I have just started using it. Its not too greasy and really absorbs into the skin. Its also organic. I ordered some post baby products to help with healing after delivery... I'll report more on those later.


BusyNothings said...

Oh my gosh! Mandy's Nicole?? Your "Seven Quick Takes" are just above mine! Expecting your first? I, too, love the camis! Can't wait to browse your blog at naptime!
Rachel (Mandy's Rachel)

Fertile Thoughts said...

Yeh, thanks for the update! I am going to look into some of the things you recommended. I have a glass of that orange juice every morning that I am not feeling well. I can't believe how sick you were or awhile. That's crazy. Funny how you lost 11 pounds those first few months and I gained 11 pounds, haha! That's probably why you look so slim now with your pregnant belly. When did you sign up for your bradley birth classes, just curious :) I am glad to hear you liked them. I can't wait to sign up for them. if you have any other helpful hints that have gotten you through this pregnancy can you please share them as well :) I can use all the advice I can get.

praying for you all,

WheelbarrowRider said...

Great advice! I was also cereal crazy-ate a bowl every night before bed-lol. I will def have to look into the OJ thing-not a big drinker normally, but you never know when pregnant and what a great thing to crave! I am going to look into bradley more. I was embarrassed at how unprepared I was for the pain (I had pitocin) and I was so tense I made it totally worse! You will be very prepared! I will be interested in hearing how you like the strech mark cream after baby is born-I used some Avon stuff then and I liked it, def faded them.

Tridentine Wife said...

I love this list and our tastes in food are very similar. Instead of OJ though I'm craving this pineapple banana smoothie drink from Trader Joes (not sure if you guys have one in your area) and I just got a craving for golden grahams cereal! Also my SIL sent me a ton of those nursing tank tops so I packed a few for the hospital and have been sleeping in them at night. Way more comfortable than the nursing bras I ordered from Target.

You're getting so much closer!!!!!

Nicole said...

Just a side note.. I took off someones comments bc I thought she really did not add value to the discussion we have here. Its about sharing information about what works... if you are not going to be positive and post good stuff too.. I dont want ya commenting :)

Thanks Ladies. Not too much longer to go!