Happy Sunday friends!
Kyle was home all last week on “stay-cation” and boy, did we all love having him here. I actually decided to go ahead and do our Spring break with Anna since he was home.
It went by way too fast. Tomorrow starts back to our normal routine with school and work.
We also have had a lot happening this week but I’ll share all that good stuff for another post.
Today I wanted to share some of my favorite things for this pregnancy. So, let’s get started, shall we?
This pregnancy, finding a comfortable spot to sleep became hard way too soon. Thankfully, during my last pregnancy with Harper, I bought myself a pregnancy pillow. I chose the snoogle pregnancy pillow. There are so many different kinds out there and it was a little overwhelming. This was on the lower cost end and it wasn’t as big as the wrap around you kind. It’s been a great best friend for me. 😉
Maternity clothes. Particularly maternity jeans. Let’s talk about them. I went two pregnancies without any luck of some good maternity jeans. They would either get saggy or bulky. My pregnancy with Anna, I didn’t get that big really. Well, compared to the rest of the pregnancies. Buying just a belly band did just fine. At the end of her pregnancy, I also just lived in maxi dresses that were super easy to find then. Haven’t had much luck since but anyways. Then there was the price of maternity jeans. Maternity clothes in general. Can we talk about that?? I mean, it’s not that much more fabric in them! Why you got to charge so much? Ok, I’ll climb off the soap box before I really get settled on.
I thankfully found the wonderful “Mama jeans”, (as they call them), at H&M. They are by far the best maternity jeans I have ever tried! They don’t sag or bulk. They are true to the “skinny jeans” fit. I went and bought two more pair for this pregnancy. The price isn’t any higher than what you pay for regular jeans either. That is a bonus!
Black denim is just a staple for me. I will wear them all year round. I bought the light blue wash for the spring and summer. I do live in Florida so it’s not like I wear jeans a whole lot but there are the occasions. They were each $35. You really can’t beat that!
My next favorite are my supplements. There are a few that are a little new for me this pregnancy as I just felt I needed to take or I found a different brand that I liked.
I am taking vitamin D this pregnancy. I’ve actually never have taken vitamin D before but I was feeling pulled that I needed to take some. I don’t know if it was the actual winter season we had this year or the fact that I am in my 30’s, I was feeling low on it. This brand is what was recommended to me from my Chiropractor.
I also started taking red raspberry leaf in tincture form rather than chugging tea all day. I’ve been taking the tincture for a month now and I love it. It was my sister, who is also expecting, who told me about it. Reading and reviewing, it sounded perfect. Honestly, I just haven’t been able to keep up with the tea drinking. This helps in that I just take 2 dropper fulls three times a day. It’s from Herb Lore and it’s their “pregnancy tea tincture”. You can find it HERE.
Finally, I changed my probiotic to the plexus brand. No I don’t sell it and no I don’t drink the pink stuff. I have nothing against it really. Just when you hear “Plexus” you think of both. I have been taking this probiotic for quite sometime and I do love it. It’s nice that I can give to my kids too. I just break apart the capsule and shake the powder form probiotic in there food or juice even.
The others that I take are my vitamin B, C, iron and magnesium. I have actually ran out of my iron but I take the Floradix brand in liquid form.
Next favorite is my birth ball. If you are pregnant and you don’t have one. Go right now and buy you one! You will not regret it. They are the best. We’ve already blown mine up and it’s what I sit on all the time. It’s also amazing to have after baby is born. Both Nolan and Harper loved being wrapped and bounced to sleep on this ball. Nolan actually required it most of the time when he was baby to go to sleep.
Lotion is a must for me on any given day. However, when I am pregnant and even postpartum, my skin is so crazy dry. Not even coconut oil seems to do much. Thanks hormones. I started using Hempz lotion a little before I even found out I was pregnant. Love this stuff. It’s not the most natural. The “Think Dirty” app gave it a 7, so…
However, it does a good job of keeping my skin moisturized.
My next favorite is a must! It’s another, if you’re not doing this, stop right now and make an appointment and feel amazing. I’m talking chiropractic care. I try and go often even while not pregnant. However, being pregnant, it’s a total have to! I’m already scheduling every two weeks. At the end of my pregnancy I try and go weekly.
I have an amazing chiropractor who I’ve been seeing for over 5 years. I started sometime after Anna. When I got pregnant with Nolan, I went to her after every midwife appointment. She works in the same building as the midwife I used with my pregnancy with Nolan. Growing Green Families is her practice. So if any of you are local, I highly recommend her. Regardless, local or not; pregnant or not, if you’re not seeing a chiropractor, I highly recommend you do. There’s so many amazing benefits.
My final must might sound like a given or even silly. However, I had to add it because if you see me, you see this too. I take it with me when I go to stores, church, visit friends. It’s even going with me when I just have to pick Nolan up from Pre-k. It’s pretty much attached to me. I’m talking about a good big size water cup. I use this canister because it’s stainless steal and keeps my iced water cold for a long time. It’s not a Yeti but it is a knock off that I bought at Wal-Mart. I use a straw with it as well. I am sure there are better cups out there that don’t easily spill as this one does not have a good closing. It’s just the one I have used for quite some time.
If you find one that has a straw, good closure, keeps water cold for long periods of time and doesn’t sweat, please send me the info!
Hope you’ve enjoyed my personal list of pregnancy favorites. There any favorites you have that I didn’t name? Would love to hear.
Thought I would share a recent bump picture as well. I can’t believe I am already at 27 weeks!
Thanks for stopping by!