There is a baby boom going on... It seems like every time I turn around one of our friends or cousins are pregnant. During my pregnancy I counted 15 different babies being born in our circle within 9 months of the Junebug. We couldn't be more excited! I think June's 1st birthday party guest list is already complete!
So you are pregnant, what now? Here's my top 5 list of things you need RIGHT NOW.
1. Ezekiel 4:9 bread
Run, don't walk to the market to get this miracle food. It's a bread recipe inspired and derived directly from the Bible verse, Ezekiel 4:9 ("Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and lentils, and beans, and millet, and spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make bread of it...") . The bread is completely free of preservatives and flour and contains sprouted grains and legumes which combined make the perfect protein. If you eat this bread every day you will save yourself the agony of pregnancy constipation and hemorrhoids (I never had either). And, it's yummy!
Please note: it MUST be stored in the refrigerator and you MUST toast it to unlock the best flavor.
2. Black leggings
Get yourself a pair of black leggings; a good pair! I got a pair of Splendid leggings and wore them out... they will be your new favorite closet basic. It's time to take advantage of comfy clothes. (www.splendid.com)
3. Stretch mark cream
I recommend Bella B's Tummy Honey (www.target.com) or Burt's Bees' Mama Bee Belly Butter (www.burtsbees.com). Start using it TODAY, it helps.
4. Pregnancy Diary
It's important to start chronicling this journey. It's going to go by so fast... you might blink and miss it so take the time to write some things down for yourself and for your baby. I recommend either "Waiting for Baby" by Tracey Clark or "The Pregnancy Journal" by Christine Harris (www.amazon.com).
5. The Pregnancy Bible
Go out and buy the book, "What to Expect While You're Expecting"... if you follow this book you won't feel alone and clueless.
Enjoy every minute of it!