I am 15 weeks pregnant today! I feel like the first 8 or 9 weeks went at a snails pace and now it seems to be speeding up a lot. I am finally starting to look a little more pregnant than just like I’m putting on weight in my mid section. I have acquired a lot of pregnancy related items over the past couple of months. Some gifts, some suggestions from friends, and some suggestions from other bloggers. I figured I would compile a little list.
Pregnancy Favorites So Far
I have about 5 pregnancy related books, but the two I have loved the most are Your Pregnancy Week By Week which is a lot less daunting than What To Expect. The other is The Panic Free Pregnancy which was recommended to me by my nurse at my Doctor’s office. They are both really easy to navigate and make me feel a lot more at ease without being overwhelming.
I actually got a Snoogle during IVF because my stomach was so swollen from shots that it was hard to sleep. So the doctor told me to get one! I didn’t pull it out again till this past week when I basically wasn’t sleeping due to discomfort. I am a back sleeper, and since I am not supposed to sleep on my back and don’t feel super comfy on my side it’s been a challenge. I wake up a ton but once I started using the Snoogle my sleep improved 10 fold. It’s not a gimmick! It works!
I do not have any stretch marks yet and if I can help it I will not. I bought the Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter and it’s very thick and has no smell, which is awesome. It makes my stomach feel super soft. Hopefully I can keep those stretch marks at bay!
I have had a lot of food obsessions, but salty has been a mainstay. These pretzel crisps are a huge favorite and I could probably eat an entire bag at once if left alone.
I have had two Bubba Water Bottles I got at Target about a year, but I have been SO THIRSTY the past month that I didn’t realize how much I would love them. They are huge and hold 32oz of water. I drink about 3-4 a day. They also fit in my cup holders in my car which is amazing. I don’t go anywhere without them!
Sore boobs mean I need comfy things. So these sleep shirts from Forever 21 are amazing. You can wear them as a sleep dress, but I still wear sleep shorts with them. They are huge and comfy. A small is actually big on me, so size down! Speaking of sore boobs, bralettes are basically all I wear. My two favorites are the Nordstrom Lingerie brand and this one from Calvin Klein.
I have tons of pairs of Lululemon High Times Pants which have a higher waist a huge band. Almost as if they were made for pregnancy! They have been perfect to wear to the gym to workout in. Regular workouts, yoga, barre, everything! They are the best!
I would love to know what your pregnancy favorites were when you were pregnant or if you have any suggestions for things I should check out!