January 28, 2016 by Drafts & Crafts
At 22 weeks preggers, there is a lot to be thankful for. Here are my must-have items that I am thankful for each and every day!
With just a few weeks past the halfway point I wanted to share my favorite pregnancy must-have items that I have loved using thus far! At 22 weeks all I can say is that I’ve been blessed with a smooth and enjoyable pregnancy. I pray that everything will keep falling into place and my healthy pregnancy will continue. This has been a milestone week for me because baby boy’s tiny flutters are getting a little stronger and I am feeling more movement! I swear I have been able to feel him through my ever-so-round belly, but it could just be in my head! I can’t wait for the day Jason will be able to feel our son’s movements from through my belly! Here are some of the products that I use on a daily basis to make my maternity easier. Most of these products were recommended to me by friends who loved them during their pregnancy.
SNOOGLE– Say hello to Snoogle, a glorious pregnancy pillow! I manage to get in 3 comfortable positions with the pillow since I can no longer sleep on my tummy. It comes with some positioning ideas and you can Google more. The other neat thing about this pillow is that it can be used for nursing, postpartum. (ordered from Amazon)
BELLY BALM– I don’t think anyone wants to welcome stretch marks during their pregnancy. I have learned the importance of keeping my skin hydrated and soothed. The Honest Company’s Belly Balm is apart of my nightly routine. I lather my belly and my entire waistline. This little container is only half way gone and I have been using it since I was 1 week!
LIP BALM– Just like my skin, my lips have never been this dry! Luckily, there are plenty of good chap sticks available to take care of this issue. After all, you are supposed to glow during pregnancy 🙂 (sold in Anthropologie)
HAIR TIES/BELLY BAND– I have only bought a few maternity pants thanks to belly bands and hair ties! Since most the the weight is in your stomach, your pants will pull up for a long time, just eventually not button. I am way past this point, but you can use a simple hair tie to fasten your pants or get a belly band to hide your un-buttoned pants. Plus, the belly band adds some much needed support to alleviate lower back pain.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING APP & BOOK– As soon as I found out that I was pregnant, I researched the best-rated pregnancy apps. I love this app because its weekly updates are so spot on and really put my mind at ease. My girlfriend, Meghan, got me the book and it is FULL of useful info. It answered dozens of questions right off the bat. I truly think What To Expect When You’re Expecting is an awesome gift for a first time mama. (download the app for free)
I am so glad these items were shared with me to make my pregnancy stress free. I would LOVE to hear about what your favorite products were if you have had a bun in the oven!
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