Hey sister! So I hear your pregnant!! CONGRATULATIONS!! In case you don’t know me (yet), I’ve done this game a time or two (or FOUR). So I decided to put together a list of my top ten must have items you will be so glad you have during pregnancy!
BACK N BELLY PILLOW
Hear me when I tell you, friend, this is the best thing eva! With my first three pregnancies I had the Leachco Snoogle and it was magnificent! When I found out we were expecting baby #4, the first thing I did was have a mini fainting spell. But the second, was head for the closet to pull out my Snoogle. I was so upset when I realized, the Snoogle was no more!! So on my mission to replace my pregnancy bed buddy, I came across the Back N Belly pillow and y’all… Leachco just keeps getting better! I promise, you will want this pillow right here. Correction. You will NEED this pillow!!
If you have found the unicorn of maternity jeans, high-five sis!! Jeans were always a struggle for me and still are. Especially when I 100% LOVE my J. Crew jeans. Like, the thought of not wearing them for 9 months makes me really want to cry! I’m not crying, you’re crying- totally not hormonal over here! Que the Bellaband! This little baby let’s me wear my regular jeans- until my thighs won’t permit anymore (insert eye roll emoji)!
If you are a first time soon-to-be mommy, you may not know this yet. But get ready for the swelling sister! I’ll be honest, for some quirky reason I always resort to wearing crazy socks during pregnancy. When I found Dr. Motion’s compression socks, I was super excited. I mean come on, there is nothing sexy about the words compression socks!! But these are actually very cute and help tremendously with the swelling in the lower extremities- especially handy for those ladies out there who are standing up for long periods throughout your day!
Under The Bump Undies
Alight, sister! Feeling sexy is getting more difficult these days, am I right?! Well, just because we are feeling the size of a whale, doesn’t mean we can’t have sexy undies! I bring you Intimate Portal’s Under the Bump Maternity Panties! There are so many different patterns and styles. And the crossover style adds just enough detail to ditch the granny pantie look!
Simple Tank Dress
Have you heard… Summer is on the way! I love being pregnant in the dead heat of the summer- said NO ONE EVER!! So this little number is my go-to for when those temps start creeping up. The good news, it comes in a dozen colors and prints and you can dress it up with a light weight kimono and some heels, or keep it casual with your favorite pair of converse!
It just keeps getting better! Yes, you will need this! And no, not after the baby comes.. You will need it before and after, friend! Trust me on this one! Hormones do crazy things to our growing bodies. And creating chaos in the nipple department, is one of them. Nipple balm will help with any cracking that may come your way, it will also help to prepare your nipples for breastfeeding if you are choosing to go that route! Don’t you just love the conversations pregnant ladies get to have!
Pregnancy Water Bottle
Water, water, and more water! This is one of my toughest struggles during pregnancy. I never can remember to stay diligent with my water intake! This little bottle here offers more than just a piece of plastic that holds you water. It also, makes drinking that water a little more encouraging! Put whatever stickers and motivational wording speak to you, so that you can stay on top of this water thing. This will help you to avoid Braxton Hicks contractions and help with swelling believe it or not! Get to drinking, sister!
Baby Heart Monitor
This is so fun! No more waiting for your next doctor visit to hear your little peanut’s heart rate! This at home system allows you to listen in on your babe any time you want! AND it comes with two sets of hear-buds so you and your partner can listen at the same time.
Once again, just because we are pregnant (or just had a baby) doesn’t mean we can’t feel just a little sexy! This nursing bra is not only super functional, it will give you some of your sex back! For me, it was always comfortable to switch to one of these as I grew out of my normal bra. There is no underwire to dig into you, it’s supportive, pretty, and comfy! AND you won’t have to make another switch after the baby is born, you will be all set!
Cozy Bump Pregnancy Pillow
I know I already have one pregnancy pillow on the list, but honestly… you need both! I’m a belly sleeper, so when the bump gets in the way it’s makes getting comfy difficult! Then… there is the cozy bump pillow! It has a nice snuggle hole for the bump and allows you to resume that belly sleeping position you miss!
Alright, sister! There you have it! My top 10 MUST HAVES for making it through this pregnancy game! Enjoy, and let me know what you think!!!