The Snoogle maternity pillow makes a repeat appearance from the '08 list. I don't think I'd be able to walk in the mornings if it weren't for this pillow. It helps so much with back and hip pain!
I start out my night like the bottom picture and end it like the top picture. Just maybe not quite so smiley.
My first pregnancy symptom is congestion. Kicks in at about 5 weeks. Late in Andrew's pregnancy, somebody suggested that I try these suckers to tone down my heavy nighttime breathing. Now, let's be clear here: I do NOT snore. But I do heavy breathe. And that bothers somebody.
So, I slap one of these things on each evening. And, don't tell somebody, but I actually like how easy they make it to breathe.
Isn't life with children romantic?
This is imporant, though: only buy the "Clear for sensitive skin" variety. The regular ol' beige ones will take the top three layers of skin right off your nose in the morning. Not a pleasant way to wake up.
1. Sweet &Salty Nut Granola Bars
It all comes back to food, doesn't it? Mmmmmmm...these are like a candy bar, but they're in the cereal aisle, so you can eat them at ten in the morning. Which I do. Pretty much every single day.
There's something about serving a toddler a mid-morning snack that makes me think I need one too. And actually, I really do, lest I get one of those nasty blood sugar plummets a la Safeway in the snowpocalypse.