Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Pregnancy Favorites

I thought I'd share a few of my must-haves for pregnancy today!
 Maternity favorites - Great list of essentials for any pregnancy!

Old Navy Maternity Shirred V-Neck Tee - This is one of the most versatile shirts I have in my maternity wardrobe.  The fit is great whether you're 5 or 9 months pregnant, and it has actually held up pretty well.  Plus it's crazy inexpensive!

Indigo Secret Fit Belly Maternity Jeans - I stumbled upon these at a consignment store...and they are seriously the best maternity jeans I own.  So incredibly comfortable, but don't look slouchy at all.  They fit perfectly and have a little bit of stretch to them!

Old Navy The Flirt Skinny Jeans - I've said many times that these are my favorite jeans on earth.  Amazingly (miraculously), they still fit at 8 months pregnant...I don't know how, but they do.  They have a little bit of stretch and the waistline is incredibly forgiving. They look great whether you're pregnant or not!

Bella Band - Especially during the second trimester (when your maternity pants don't quite fit yet, but your regular pants don't either), this one is a must.  It's a band that goes over your mid-section and allows you to basically walk around with your pants unbuttoned with no one knowing. :) It's great to wear under shirts towards the end too, if you need a little bit extra length!

Maternity Pillow - I had one of these on loan with Emmie's pregnancy, and for some reason I just never got one with this one...and my sleep has definitely suffered because of it.  As you get towards the end of pregnancy, you have to have support for your tummy and legs throughout the night, and this is the perfect way to get it.  You could sleep with a pillow on your side, but it just gets kind of annoying.  Do yourself a favor and invest in one of these!

Tervis Water Bottle - I've had to drink an absolute ton of water each day to ward off contractions and just generally keep myself feeling human during this whole pregnancy.  This little guy has stayed by my side the whole time.  It has ounce measurements on the side to keep you on track and a pretty big capacity, so you're not going to the fridge every 5 minutes.

Vitafusion Prenatals - Seriously love these...they make taking vitamins fun!  I did a review on them a few months back and was absolutely hooked from there.  I'd recommend the flavors I have linked...they are a little sour, which always helped me during the morning sickness phase.

Amazon Prime - Ok, if you're an expecting mom and haven't done this yet...do it.  Seriously.  Amazon Prime is just a no-brainer when you get towards the end of your pregnancy...I know I don't want to go to the store for one item with this huge belly, and this allows you to order so many items on the site with free shipping.  But what I love the most...it gives you 20% off diaper subscribe and save orders and 5% off wipes.  So start stocking up now like I did - we love the Huggies Snug and Dry diapers, and with your 20% discount, they are so cheap on Amazon!  Just make sure you cancel the subscribe and save after your order has shipped if you don't want to receive it again.

Sour Patch Kids -I live off of these things during my morning sickness phase.  Don't pay ridiculous prices for those pregnancy lollipops - these work just as well to ward off sickness.

Merona Maternity Leggings - Oh y'all - if I could just walk around in these all day, every day, I would.  So comfortable, especially when your belly gets big.

Full Term App -  I've had more contractions than I care to for the past month or so...so much that timing them has become necessary a few times.  When you get to that point, this is a great contraction timer.  It notes the frequency and length of contractions for you.  It also has a kick counter if needed...not really necessary with this little guy, but good to have just in case!

Tums - No explanation needed.  Do yourself a favor and order some to have on hand, because you never know when they will be needed (and you don't want to get caught without them).