Sunday, April 6, 2014

Second Trimester Favorites

hi! since i did a little recap of all the items that got me through my first trimester....i thought it would be fun to do the same for the second trimester.

i started my 6 month (woah! time is surprisingly flying by. i can't believe only a few weeks left and i'll be entering the third trimester) on saturday, and that got me thinking about what i've LOVED the past three months or so.

some are repeats from the first trimester, but sometimes oldies are the best.

1. the body shop shea butter. this first one i wrote about in my first trimester favorites, but it's definitely something i continue to use on an almost daily basis. while, unfortunately, i do have stretch marks already, and i'm sure they'll get worse, i also have extremely dry skin ever since becoming pregnant. something i've never had to really worry about before. i'm learning that shea butter keeps my skin well hydrated and leaves me less "itchy."

2. yogi's mother to be tea. this is also a repeat from the first trimester, but any little thing to get my body ready to push out this sweet boy is a-ok in my book and this stuff supposedly helps prepare the womb for i'll keep drinking this as long as i can.

3.Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow again! a repeat from before, but my love-hate relationship has developed into a full-fledged love-love relationship. as i get bigger, this is my new best friend, unfortunately for my husband. it has taken up permanent residence in our bed, and i don't see why it ever has to leave.

4. a pea in the pod skinny maternity jeans. i didn't want to do fact, i couldn't fathom spending more than $100 on a pair of maternity jeans, because, well, they're maternity jeans. but these are so comfortable and looked so good on and just made me feel good about myself, which is so important when your body is changing, and really not your own, that i splurged. i bought the pair above as well as a pair in a lighter wash and i wear them almost every single day. so worth it.

5. a pea in the pod elbow length shirts.  again, pea in the pod for the win. i bought the above shirt as well as the short sleeve version in all your basic colors (white, grey, black and striped) and they have pretty much become my pregnancy uniform. i wear them everyday with the above jeans and just mix and match with sweaters, blazers, etc to make multiple outfits. i really really wanted to be able to find stuff that worked at a less expensive price, but target and old navy didn't have much that fit my body type.

6. Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Black. as it gets more difficult to workout, and walking becomes my main form of cardio, i'm trying really hard to keep up a good workout routine. i ordered a fitbit flex to keep me motivated and make sure i'm trying to walk at least 10,000 steps a day (i frequently clock in at about 9,300). it's been a great way to keep me motivated to get in lots of exercise, which will hopefully benefit me when it comes to, oh you know, pushing a baby out.

7. fruit. especially berries. they're refreshing, good for you, and i love love love them. i can't get enough of them, and will put them in morning breakfast smoothies as well as take them as a morning or mid-afternoon snack. if i have to have cravings, at least it's a healthy one right?

8. foot rubs. those of you who know me, know how much i HATE feet. i hate it when people touch my feet, and although i've grown used to getting a pedicure, for the most part, i don't let anyone near my feet. i also don't want to touch a foot. EVER. (i'm sure that will change for baby boy's cute little baby toes). however, any pregnant lady out there knows how much your feet HURT at the end of the day, especially after walking 10,000 steps ;0) so i am so very grateful for a husband who is willing to rub my feet at the end of the day, even if it's only for 5 minutes. it feels so stinkin' good.

9. denali's mint moosetracks. it was bound to happen, right? every pregnant lady needs a good ice cream craving and mine is definitely the mint moosetracks from denali's. holy ice cream foodgasm heaven. i may have had a heaping bowl of this for lunch two days in row. don't judge me, the baby needed calcium for bone growth, and i was happy to provide him with that. ;0) if you want to be my best friend, show up on my doorstep with a carton of this in hand, and i'll love you forever and ever.

that's it folks! everything that got me through the 2nd trimester. you can read about my first trimester must-haves here. 

Note: Some of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

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