Second Trimester Essentials

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Good morning! How was everyones weekend? We had a lovely time here. Lot's of family and fun. And some beautiful weather that didn't leave me sweating puddles and changing clothes 14 times a day.  Ah, pregnancy.

I finally cleaned and orgnanized our spare room, so that we can paint it for baby Zoe's nursery. I have no idea what colors to use for her nursery. We were considering coral and navy...but now I'm leaning towards something more neutral...kind of like this...

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It's so dreamy!

The walls in our spare room are covered with some horrid wood panelling that were not ready to get into the project of removing just yet...so it'll be interesting to see if that presents any issues.

Our house was built in 1930...so it's older. Every time we've updated something, we get into what should be a quick and easy update, only to find out that it's a much much bigger project than we could have imagined. We're not ready to dive into another big project at the moment.
Sigh.


Now that we're well into the 2nd trimester, I've put together my Second Trimester Essentials.



Snoogle

Love love love the Snoogle! It cradles me in a soft, comfortable, supportive nest, and helps keep me from laying on my back while I'm sleeping, which I naturally do. Before getting the Snoogle I would wake up in the morning, and my lower back would be killing me.

Old Navy Boyfriend Jeans

These maternity jeans are so comfortable and cute. They roll up just a little at the bottom, making them hit at the ankles, which is my favorite length. They also have the full panel front, which I really like.

Kombucha Live Soda

The Target near my house sells Kombucha Live Soda. It's delicious, natural, organic and so good for you!

Peace and Calming II Essential Oil

We diffuse this beautifully sweet oil every night. It's great for unwinding from our crazy busy days.

Old Navy Ribbed Maternity Tank

These are my favorite maternity tanks! And I've tried a lot of different tanks between my pregnancy with Aria and this pregnancy. I like the ruched sides, because they accentuate the bump well. They also grow really well with my belly, which I can't say for a lot of other tanks I've bought. They come in a ton of colors and when the cold weather comes they are great for layering! Plus the price tag is just right!

Birth Ball

I use my birth ball frequently during pregnancy.
First, for sitting. It puts me in a comfortable position that relives the pressure in my hips, lower back and tailbone that the weight of the baby and the excess relaxin in my body, creates. As the baby grows and I get bigger, it will create counter pressure in my bum, to relieve the pressure the baby creates in my pelvis. If you've been pregnant before, you know how intense that pressure and weight is towards the end of pregnancy.
I also use it during workouts...mostly for core moves. I do a lot of wall squats with the ball.

I'll also use it once I go into labor for different positions and comfort techniques. As a doula it has been something I've found to be very useful for clients!
I'll do a post on all the uses for the birth ball during labor soon!

Maternity Night Gown

Comfort all the way! I'm in love with simple, pretty, night gowns with light robes. All of the ones I've bought are also for nursing so that'll come in handy in a few months.

Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal

This prenatal vitamin is easy on my stomach and I love that it's raw. The vitamins are uncooked, untreated and unadulterated, with no binders or fillers. And it contains probiotics!

Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Stretch Oil

This oil is light and moisturizing. It doesn't have much of a scent, which I really like. It also helped me avoid any stretch marks during my last pregnancy! So bring on the Earth Mama oil!!!


What are your favorite Second Trimester Essentials?


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