Monday, February 8, 2010

Pregnancy Must-Haves

There are many things a pregnant woman can’t live without. Most of which are pretty subjective (what, not everyone had to have watermelon and cereal like me?). However, there are things that every mama with a bun in the oven simply must have:

-Very moisturizing lotion:: Can I promise that a cocoa butter belly rubdown 18 times a day will guarantee zero stretch marks? Unfortunately, no. If you’re going to get them, there’s probably not much you can do. But, it will definitely help ease your mind (I couldn’t just sit back and do nothing) and the itchiness of your ever-stretching belly.

-A good, supportive bra:: Your belly isn’t the only thing growing. The "girls" are also going to undergo what some might call a naturally-occurring breast augmentation. Consequently, they will need some good support. This will help prevent them from heading south sooner than necessary.

-Sleep essentials:: Ear plugs, a sleep mask, or a fan. Also, a body pillow or sleep wedge will become your new best friend.

-Maternity pants:: My first look at maternity pants left me mortified. I swore I’d just rubber band my way through the pregnancy. Ha. That lasted maybe two weeks. I caved and never turned back. Those panels equal comfort and as you will soon come to know. And it’s all about the comfort.

-Bella band:: I loved this for two reasons. First, it stretches the life of your pre-preggo pants. Second, it helps keep your squishy, post-baby belly tucked in.

-Flip flops:: Really, any comfortable shoes will work. Once again, by the time you near the end, it’s all about the comfort. Plus, you probably won’t even be able to see your feet.

-Spa trips:: Massages and pedicures can do wonders for the aches and pains your in-utero babe will be causing you. Oh, and you don’t need always go to the spa …a sweet, willing hubby will do just fine.



  1. LOVIN' this new blog! Thanks for so many great posts. Has anyone tried any of the creams that are supposed to "prevent" stretch marks?

  2. This is a great idea for a blog! Hope lots of moms and moms-to-be check it out!!

  3. What a cute idea for a blog Kim! Karlee I love that you are a contributer too. Keep up the great work!

  4. I'm only 10 weeks along and refuse to even pull out the rubber band yet. My pants are starting to feel snug, but I'm in denial. Hopefully I can last a few more weeks. Hopefully...

  5. this is a great idea and much needed right now! can't wait to read more...

  6. Great ideas! I would say another must have is a stretchy skirt. I got some from the maternity section at Old Navy and I LOVED them, cause they were so comfy. And we all know you can never have to many comfy clothes when your pregnant. :-)


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