Sunday, February 5, 2012

10 Things That I Cannot Live Without While Pregnant

Back in July I wrote a post about the 10 things I couldn't live without while TTC, so now I figured that I would do a pregnancy edition.

1. Chanel Makeup

Yup, this is the same as last time. I have transitioned from acne caused by injectable hormones to acne caused by actual hormones. Not only do I have acne, but it is popping up in the strangest places. My upper lip seems to be suffering the brunt of it but my checks, near my nose, are also getting hit hard as well. In addition to acne I am also dealing with alligator skin. Not just dry skin, but the kind of skin that make you look like your entire face is peeling off which leads me to #2.

2. Clairisonic Mia

This thing is amazing!! I got this shortly after becoming pregnant and it is a complete lifesaver. I use it every night. Without it I would be too embarrassed to leave the house as my skin is just that bad. It exfoliates about 95% of the dry skin off and I am able to apply my makeup smoothly the next morning. I recently travelled for a meeting and didn't bring my Mia with me, and holy crap, my face a complete mess. In between meetings I was in the bathroom pulling off flakes of skin from my face. Love, love, love this thing!

3. Doppler

Without this thing I would be a complete basket-case. I know that there are a lot of women who don't like using these as they have difficulty finding the heartbeat, but this little electronic device has kept me from completely freaking out every time I convince myself that something could be wrong. Not only that but it also make me feel close to my baby right now. It just reiterates that there really is a little human growing inside of me.

4. Meatballs

This has been such a craving of mine. Meatballs with sauce, meatball sandwich, meatballs in soup. I love meatballs!!

5. Pillow Pet

Yes, I'll admit it. I sleep with the Pig Pillow Pet. Again, I got this after finding out I was pregnant and I use it to help keep me on my side while I am sleeping. I get these horrific round ligament pains at night when I try to roll, and using this to help prop me up so I don't have to use as many muscles, really helps. I know that I need to get a pregnancy pillow but I can't find one that I like. I bought the Boppy one and I hate it. I don't want anything to go under my head as I love my pillow. I just want something that encases me so I can roll from side to side with having to adjust the pillow every time.

6. My Husband

(Please pardon how awful I look in this picture. It was the middle of summer and my hair DOES NOT like humidity!)
My husband has been amazing through this pregnancy so far. He has gone to every single appointment since my embryo transfer and plans on continuing this trend. He is also concerned with my comfort and willing to do anything for me...and the baby. He has starting calling me Mama and kisses the baby every single day. What more could I ask for!

7. Pantyliners

This is a repeat from the original list as well. At that time I was using them to catch the leftover goop from the Crinone (gross I know) but now I am using them for the wonderful symptom of pregnancy called leukorrhea. I have to be honest though, I would much rather deal with this than the discharge from the Crinone. Crinone is God awful. Even if you only use one suppository a day, you still go through a half dozen or so pantyliners a day. Not only is Crinone nasty, it also irritates that shit out of your vaginal wall. I still remember that I had a piece of Crinone adhered to the base of my cervix and my doctor had to go in and remove it with large tweezers and it hurt like a MoFo. You couldn't pay me enough money to use that crap again. Ugh!!!

8. Monthly Pregnancy Forum

I belong to a monthly pregnancy forum and it is pure entertainment. The hormones are raging and all these women do is fight and argue. I will actually get a snack and login for some good entertainment.

9. Dyson Digital Slim

I know this seems like an odd one but I am a hoarder of Dyson vacuums. Since my activity is a bit limited now until we know about the cerclage, I haven't been able to clean as much as I like to. Thank God we have a housekeeper as my fatigue has really prevented me from doing much, but this little guy satisfies me enough to quiet my OCD tendencies. It is very lightweight and sucks (no pun intended) like you wouldn't believe. I use it every other day to vacuum my hardwoods, my tile floors, and all my little throw/area carpets.

10. My Little Peanut

If it wasn't for this little booger I wouldn't be pregnant...obviously. No matter how crappy I feel or how scared I get, I just keep looking at all the pictures that I have of my little miracle and I am reminded of how much it is worth it. I am very grateful for this little being that is inside of me and I cannot wait for the day that my family of two becomes a family of three.


  1. Must agree...I can't live without my pantyliners and dyson!!! Glad I'm not the only one :)

  2. This is such a fun and sweet post!! I think it's a great picture of you and your husband!! I LOL that you get a snack and login! Omygosh, what a fabulous idea! I was once on a forum and yes, I couldn't agree more - the fights are hilarious! I think the late night crowd get excited and come in ready to fight!
    Your u/s pic is Awesome!
    Lots of love

  3. If you find a magic treatment for acne...please share! My skin was HORRIBLE through my pregnancy and my son is 7 months and I'm still trying to get rid of the acne. Love the pic of you and your husband. You're both beautiful people!