For my pregnancy update this time, I am bringing you my current pregnancy favourites.I never imagined I would end up having preferences on my second pregnancy because I din’t with my first. No, I am not including food items. I am currently at 28 weeks—hello 3rd trimester!—and in a few months I will hopefully be giving birth to healthy little baby girl.
Here are the things helping me throughout this pregnancy:
- Bella Band – I purchased this earlier on in my pregnancy when I was starting to feel uncomfortable with buttoning my jeans. These are great for when you’re too small yet for maternity pants, but too big for your jeans / current pants. I have now transitioned to yoga pants but once in a while I switch it up as I’m still able to fit my jeans.
- Yoga pants – Maternity pants are expensive. Even maternity leggings are expensive especially if you’re only using them for 3 or 4 months. The next best thing? Yoga pants! I have three yoga pants: one I wear exclusively at work, the other two I wear everywhere else. The great thing about them is you can get them cheap. I bought one from Walmart which costed me about $20 CAD. The other two we got from Costco which didn’t cost very much a pair either.
- Body Lotion / Body Butter – Oh the joys of having your 2nd and 3rd trimester during the fall and winter. That combination of dry skin and cold weather. I don’t remember having the need to constantly moisturize my belly during my first pregnancy. Then again, my first sat closer to my back. This time around though, the total opposite. She’s sitting more up front which meant I showed earlier and faster. I realized I needed to moisturize more when the area close to my belly button started itching. I never experienced any itchiness during my first pregnancy so I made sure I had enough cream to lather on my belly. I’m currently using The Body Shop’s Body Butters. I love how it melts like butter on your skin regardless of how thick it feels. It’s also especially moisturizing. I put it on after I shower in the afternoon / evening and my belly still feels wonderful the next day. These Body Butters comes in a variety of scents for you to choose from.
There you have it. Those are the items I am loving for my current pregnancy. What about you? What are the things, or products, you enjoyed (or enjoying) the most during your pregnancy?