Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My Favorite Things: Pregnancy #2 Edition

With my due date just over a month away, I thought this would be the perfect time to share my favorite things from this pregnancy.  You can find my favorites from my 1st pregnancy here.  I still love all those products the second time around, but I found many new favorite things too!  It was nice going into this pregnancy and novice mother & just being a bit more informed in general.  So here we go:


1. Support Belt :  This was a complete game changer for running!  I didn't start wearing it until I was 24 weeks, and I wish I would have done so much earlier.  While I haven't worn it recently, I could see myself using it in these last few weeks, especially when I'm walking & hiking with Liam.  I would order one size up from what you think you need (I have a medium).

2. Skinny Leather Belt : I never belted my shirts & tops during my first pregnancy, and instead rocked the "tent" look far too often!  This time I bought this skinny belt (in black & nude) and pretty much wear it with everything.  Again, buy one size bigger than you think you need.  At 35 weeks pregnant, I'm on the last notch...I did not anticipate my rib cage growing quite so much!

3.  Tank Top : This tank is my absolute favorite maternity one.  It fits perfectly and is long enough!  I bought it in every color and seriously wear one every single day!

4.  Papaya Enzymes :  I'm all about natural remedies.  These little drops of tropical heaven are the perfect cure for heartburn.  No more Tums for me!  Again, wish I had known about these far sooner!

5.  Vitamin D : Another natural remedy.  Vitamin D helps with those awful leg cramps & charlie horses.  I take one pill with dinner every night and haven't had a charlie horse since!  Thanks to Natasha for first mentioning this!

6.  Birthing from Within : By far the best thing I've read this pregnancy.  It has given me so much insight into Liam's birth, as well as prepared for the next.  A must read for all those even considering natural birth.  The other books I think every new mother should read are The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding & Sweet Sleep!
Any favorite things I need to check out before this pregnancy is over for me?!

14 comments :

  1. Some great must-haves for sure! Can't believe you're so close!! Eeeeek!! Can't wait to see that precious baby boy!

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  2. I loved having a skinny belt when pregnant with Noah. I didn't wear it much with shirts but I wore them with every maxi dress I owned! It makes such a difference!

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  3. I've heard many a good thing about a support belt. And I love how you rock the skinny belt with your clothes!

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  4. I wish I had purchased that support belt...I am struggling on the treadmill lately! Sometimes, I hold my belly up. :) I am just walking, not running, so it's not a huge deal, but I would definitely benefit from it! Vitamin D...ahhh...life saver! I wish I could get the natural stuff, but the supplement has been wonderful!

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  5. The skinny belt is such a great idea! I didn't realize papaya enzymes were good for indigestion definitely learned something new from that one!

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  6. No way! I was downing Tums like it was an addiction with Mia- definitely checking out the papaya enzymes for my next pregnancy!
    A support belt is a genius idea! I'm still kicking myself for not investing in one for my long days at the salon with Mia! I'm all about the comfort with my next pregnancy, ha ha!

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  7. D3 has been amazing!!! I used it for an immune booster this winter. I didn't know about the effect it has on Charlie horses but that makes SO much sense. I had HORRIBLE leg cramps with lily and I haven't had a single one this pregnancy. So interesting. Love natural remedies!!

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  8. pinning this for the future ;) will definitely need that support belt!

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  9. Ahh! You are so close to meeting little Finn! Can't wait for you and Liam to have a little brother!

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  10. I'm adding all of those books to my amazon cart stat. Also I had the worst leg cramp of my life last night. It woke me up out of a dead sleep just wailing, so sign me up for some of that extra vit D. Thank you for mentioning it!!

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  11. I had "Birthing from Within" on my list to read but didn't quite get there... I did read "Hynobirthing: The Mongan Method" though and it was a lifesaver! It helped me stay so calm and relaxed during birth.

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  12. ooh pinned for the future!! and hahaha at the tent look =) it is a good look that one.

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  13. Great list - I hadn't looked up about papaya enzymes before, definitely going on the list in case heartburn attacks in the future!!

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  14. Great list!!! I'm going to keep these items in mind for baby #2!!!

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