Since I am well into the second trimester of this wonderful pregnancy, I wanted to share with you my first trimester must haves. I know a lot of fellow bloggers and readers are pregnant and although every pregnancy is different, some things are similar. So if you're anything like me (and end up in the bathroom the 1st 3 months) you might relate to this list.
1. Prenatal Vitamin. Were the first thing I bought when I found out I was pregnant. I called my previously pregnant friends and asked them what they recommend. So off to Target I went...
2. Pillow. I spent a lot of time with my pillow the first 2 months, so make sure you have a good one.
3. Jamba Juice. For about a good two weeks all I could have were fruit smoothies. Jamba Juice was a must stop on the way home.
4. Lotion. I have heard that there is nothing you can do to prevent stretch marks, I like to be delusional and put on lotion anyways. I hope against hope. I also hear that Vitamin E is the way to go.
5. Ice. Was about the only thing that helped with nausea, weird, right?!
6. Sports bra. It's true!
7. Nice toilet seat. I spent most of my time in the bathroom, so a nice toilet seat was a must.
8. Good friends. Although my husband is exceptionally wonderful, he's never been pregnant. You need those friends you can call up and ask all your weird questions to. Because you will have weird questions.
The number one pregnancy must for me, was a good attitude! I spent a lot of time praying about my attitude. It's easy to get frustrated, but I have found that even while pregnant we are still called to serve. Although there will be times where we are not physically able, we can still minister in other ways. You will also receive a lot of advice/opinions from people. I had people tell me that I should be able to not throw up, lift heavy things, and not be so tired (eye roll). EVERY pregnancy is different so don't let anyone make you feel guilty because you can't or choose not to do something that maybe they did.
So far it's been a humbling learning experience! Can't wait to see what's next.