Well congratulations, friend! How exciting! I’m already mentally compiling your baby registry in my head, and I have about four different baby shower themes I’ve been dying to use.
Too soon? Okay.
Well here are some things I’d love to buy you for these next nine months — that any decent friend would buy you, really. Assuming that I actually knew you, of course, and that I was this nice of a person. Neither of which are true:
B.D.A. Pant, $69.95 1 of 10You can't tell me you wouldn't strip off those stiff-looking jeans and climb into these luxuriously soft pants right now, given the chance. Made from silky-smooth bamboo fibre (that you'll never, ever want to take off), you'll wear these before, during, and after your pregnancy.
(Just to be clear: I'm buying myself these pants, and you can borrow them. You're welcome.)
Buy from Belly Bandit
Cozy Comfort Pregnancy Pillow, $69.99 2 of 10Because every single pregnant woman needs to have a comfy body pillow. No exceptions.
Buy from Amazon
The Belly Book, $13.59 3 of 10I went and picked out the coolest pregnancy journal I could find. Just a thoughtful gesture, from me to you.
Buy from Barnes & Noble
Let’s Panic About Babies: How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain, And Finally Turn You into a Worthwhile Human Being, $10.19 4 of 10And then you can call me up at 9 p.m. and read me passages aloud while we laugh and laugh and laugh...
Buy from Amazon
Earth Mama Angel Baby, $57.36 5 of 10Not only am I introducing you to one of the best baby skincare lines out there, but I'm giving you a goody bag filled with nausea-relieving spray, a safe tea sampler (that eases nausea, heartburn, and other pregnancy ailments), natural stretch oil, and Earth Mama body butter.
(No you're the best!)
Buy from Earth Mama Angel Baby
Korres Cherry Full Color Gloss, $17 6 of 10And of course you deserve a pretty little pick-me-up, considering all the puking and such. Korres is quite possibly my favorite natural beauty line, and Babble even deemed these lip glosses some of the safest beauty products for pregnant women due to their lack of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, or triclosan.
I'd pick out a few shades to brighten your already-glowing complexion, and then complement you every time you wore them. What a gal, huh?
Buy from Sephora
Coola Body SPF 30 Unscented Moisturizing Sunscreen, $30 7 of 10Another safe beauty product for pregnancy, I'd pick up some of this Coola moisturizing sunscreen. That way you wouldn't have to worry about potentially harmful chemicals while you obsessively scan sunscreen ingredients after hours of research. Because who has time for that? Not you, my friend. Not you.
Buy from Coola Suncare
Everyday Terry Clog Slippers, $22 8 of 10If you didn't already have a pair of comfy slippers, I'd buy you some. It's the least I can do, really.
Buy from Dearfoams
SpaFinder Gift Certificate, $50+ 9 of 10Heck, I'd even buy myself one of these so we could go together.
Buy from SpaFinder
An iPhone 10 of 10Now if you were a really good friend, and I had the extra cash lying around, I'd even buy you an iPhone (assuming you didn't already have one). Then I'd load it up with a bunch of these iPhone apps for pregnancy.
Because that's just the kind of friend I am.
If you’re a formerly pregnant friend of mine who didn’t receive much of anything from me, don’t take it personally.
I meant to buy you these things. Honest.
Read more of Michelle’s writing at Early Mama.