I am a favorites person. Keith isn’t. There is no more annoying question in this world than asking him what his favorite [insert anything] is. He always says he likes a lot of things and doesn’t have one favorite.
I have favorites. Favorite color, favorite book, favorite food, favorite number, favorite parts of vacation, years, days, etc. There is something so satisfying to me about picking something as “the favorite.”
So it would be only natural that throughout this pregnancy I would have favorites. I know Keith is rolling his eyes.
Favorite Trimester: Definitely the third. Hands down! The first trimester was so stressful for me. After the two miscarriages I didn’t know from week to week (or day to day) what was going on inside my body and every ultrasound (I had one a week) was stressful. The second trimester I got all my energy back but my body was weird. I was showing but not enough to really be considered pregnant and then once I did pop out I was worried that I was too big. That trimester was characterized by a lot of body insecurity. The third has been THE BEST! I am without a doubt pregnant to the naked eye. I’m tired but I feel really happy about almost being a mom. I am just happy. Very very happy. Still a little worried that something will go wrong but that’s me. I’m a worrier and always have and probably always will be.
Favorite Pregnancy Symptom: My skin is AMAZING! Since I got my positive pregnancy test back in February I have not had one pimple. Not one. I am attributing it to the new surge of hormones and I’m sure the fact that I started using a Clarisonic in May hasn’t hurt either. But seriously guys…not one pimple in 33 weeks. That’s awesome! (knock on wood lest my face explode tomorrow…ha!)
Favorite Food Craving: I am going to go with a genre here. Mexican food is my absolute favorite. I could quite literally eat it every single day for every single meal. I crave hot sauce, guacamole and fajitas. Crave them. Even Keith, my serious Mexican food loving husband, gets sick of it! And that is hard to do!
Favorite Baby Book: I read a lot of books simply because I am one of those really annoying people who likes to be as prepared as possible. But my favorite is Baby 411. I just liked how it was broken down in easy to read question and answer format. I found that to be less overwhelming than long chapters of information. I will also definitely buy Toddler 411 once Trey is 1.
Favorite Clothing Brand: Pink Blush Maternity! They have the cutest stuff for reasonable prices. I have lived in their long maxi skirts most of the second and third trimesters. Especially when I want to dress up and go out with Keith. I got super lucky because my friend Allena (blogger at A Gurley Gurl) gave me boxes and boxes of maternity clothes that she wore during her two pregnancies. She was a lifesaver!
Favorite Baby App: Baby Bump Pro. This app lets you track everything, upload pictures and even write a birth plan. I check it everyday for my daily updates. A must have in my opinion.
Are you a favorites person?