I’m linking up today again with Kiki at In Its Time to share a few of my latest pregnancy essentials. I am by no means an expert on pregnancy… if you’ve read any of my “bumpdates” then you know I haven’t had an easy go of things, but there are a few things that have really helped me through these past 35 weeks.
one- Motherhood Maternity Leggings. These leggings are the most comfortable things in the world! I have black and grey, but I wish I would have invested in a few more colors earlier on in pregnancy. Also, in store and online at the Motherhood Maternity website they frequently have BOGO free or 50% deals on these!
two- Extra Spearmint Gum. Dealing with constant nausea and heartburn is rough… but I’ve found that chewing a piece of mint gum really helps me out. This has been my go-to flavor for the past few months.
three- Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter. Most articles and books you read say that stretch marks are mostly genetic and there’s not a lot you can do to prevent them… I however did not want to chance it. I ordered this belly butter and use it frequently, and so far *knock on wood* I haven’t gotten any stretch marks. The lack of smell was really nice in the first 2 trimesters too when I was sensitive to any strong smells.
four- Adidas Women’s Ultimate Fleece Sweatpants. During my second trimester when my normal clothes started getting a bit too uncomfortable, Zack decided I needed a good, cozy pair of sweats. We went to the Adidas outlet where they were having a BOGO free sale for all fleece, and Zack and I both got some! (Only mine were a size or two bigger than my pre-pregnancy size. :) It’s been nice to have a big pair of sweats to change into after a long day of work… I highly recommend it.
five- Honey Crisp Apples. It’s been no secret that for the past few months I’ve been obsessed with apples. These are my variety of choice… so delicious!
six- Peppermint Tums. Heartburn blows. Tums help. ‘Nough said.
seven- Vitafusion Prenatal Gummy Vitamins. At the beginning of pregnancy I researched all the different prenatal vitamins and immediately ordered the top of the line brand with the best reviews. Well, after a few days of throwing those up (sorry) I could not even stand looking at the package of them. Enter these gummy vitamins… I am really bad at taking them consistently (sorry baby!) But they don’t make me vomit… and that’s always a plus.
eight- Snoogle Body Pillow. My sister let me borrow her snoogle the second she found out I was pregnant and it. is. wonderful! I haven’t slept well since I found out I was pregnant… but I’m convinced it would be even worse without this.
nine- Hot Chocolate. Along with apples, this has been a big craving. So delish!
ten- Gilmore Girls. Or Netflix in general. I’ve spent a lot of time these past 35 weeks on the couch and in bed. My go-tos have been the Office first, and now Gilmore Girls. I’m currently watching Season 4, I wonder how far I’ll get before our little bundle gets here! :)
What are some of your life essentials lately? Pregnant or not, everyone has a few things that help get them through a rough day… I’d love to hear yours!