You’d think that with it being my second time around I’d have this pregnancy thing figured out, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I find myself googling “is … normal during pregnancy?” on a daily basis. So it’s basically like my first time all over again, how fun! With that said, I thought I’d share some pregnancy favorites that have made things more enjoyable this go around.
Boppy Total Body Pillow C/O Boppy
This thing has been a total game changer for me this pregnancy! When pregnant you’re supposed to sleep on your side, which is a problem for this serial stomach sleeper. Before the boppy I was seriously using every pillow in the house trying to get comfortable. The boppy is ergonomically designed for a pregnant woman and has a spot for your head, belly, and for between your legs (really important to me!) I must admit, I’ve developed a dependency problem with this pillow – it must come with me everywhere! I’m happy to finally be sleeping well again.
My favorite (and only) pair of maternity leggings. These have a full panel and yet they don’t slide down so they are perfect no matter what your stage of pregnancy. I wear them lounging around the house, with loose tunics and dresses, and even to the gym (which let’s be honest, isn’t really happening these days lol!)
My skin has always been oily/sensitive, so I am no stranger to breakouts. However, when I was pregnant with George, my skin was perfectly clear for the first time in my life. I can remember being able to essentially just wash my face with coconut oil, and it would look great the next day.
This pregnancy, my skin sucks. During the first trimester, I was breaking out like a teenager, and yet I was super dry and sensitive at the same time. In high school my dermatologist recommended cetaphil for when I was using drying products like retinol. With that in mind, I switched over to the face wash, lotion, and makeup removing wipes, and my skin has been looking SO much better.
I have this tee in three colors. It’s perfect for layering, is super comfy, and is under $15.
My most expensive maternity item, but it has been so worth it. I purchased this dress in my first trimester and have continually worn it to every event I’ve had since then, and weekly to work. The black is so slimming and it’s thick enough to wear during the winter.
I’m sure my must have items will change as I get further along, so I’ll try to updates as they come. In the meantime, I’d love to know any of your pregnancy favorites. Whether it’s things that made your pregnancy easier or just more enjoyable!