Post # 1
After a very long journey of TTC, we just got news that my SIL is pregnant!
I want to put together a pregnancy survival kit for her, with stuff that will help her get her through it.
So far, I have:
– Sweet almond oil for skin hydration – worked for me and I have two bottles left
– Fit Mama exercise DVD – gentle exercise to keep her moving
– Books: WTEWYE, Birthing Partner, Ina May’s guide to childbirth
I’d love to hear your ideas on what I could add to this basket… I’d also like to include something for the father!
Massage and Bella band are not options in this case.
Post # 3
Saltine crackers, a good water bottle, maybe a giftcard to a mommy clothing store, maybe a photo frame for hte sonogram.
Post # 4
Preggie pops, bath salts, tums, foot cream, pack of Kleenex, pregnancy journal, bag of chocolates, chapstick/lip balm.
For dad… KY? Preggo sex tends to be a little…. dry and uncomfortable. lol
Post # 5
one of the water bottles with a filter! thirsty all of the time.
some pregnancy-safe meds, so she doesn’t have to run out if she realizes she doesn’t have them (like I did!) such as benadryl, tylenol, robitussin, ricola cough drops.
for dad, there are some “funny” books on how to relate to your partner during pregnancy. Darling Husband liked “The Expectant Father,” I really liked Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy.
Post # 6
A little lint roller, because as your belly gets bigger, you notice all of your dark shirts seem to have lint on your belly.
A tide stick… with the same reasoning as above, as your belly gets bigger, it seems to become a magnent for food and makeup stains. I am always dropping something on my belly.
Little things of purell. I keep one in my car, one at my desk and one in my purse. I am a little more germ conscious, trying not to get sick.
And I agree with a water bottle. I went out and bought a few until I found some I like. I use the camelbak and a nalgene. I got the huge ones– 32 oz, I think– so I can fill them up and drink out of them for a while.
How sweet of you to send your SIL a care package… good luck to her!