October 19, 2012

So far this pregnancy I haven't needed much.  I've been comfortable and feel great.  I know the second trimester is the "honey moon" phase of pregnancy, what with all those sweet baby kicks and not yet gigantic belly and I'm hoping it stays this way (I'm dreaming, right?) There are a few things though that I'm finding to be pretty necessary: 

- Plenty of water.  Before becoming pregnant I was a big water drinker through out the day but now I try to make sure I'm getting at least 68 ounces a day.  I find that filling a bottle with ounces listed ensures that i'm drinking my goal amount each day. My body needs a lot of water and I always just feel good with lots of it in my system.  There are a ton of great benefits to drinking loads of it during pregnancy too.

-Pregnancy Tea. Since I've not been able to enjoy nearly as much coffee as I was consuming pre pregnancy I found this amazing and yummy organic pregnancy tea that I've been so enjoying.  Filled with tons of vitamins, I just feel good about drinking it. I usually add a little milk and honey to mine too.

-Leggings. Where would I be without my leggings? Seriously, I haven't been able to fit into a pair of real pants for 2 months now and have yet to find a pair of maternity pants that I like.  I've literally been living in leggings, boots, and oversized sweaters. 

-Boppy body pillow. About a month ago I officially reached the can't sleep comfortably without a mountain of pillows surrounding me.  The boppy body pillow is perfect to have on my left side to ensure that I'm able to be comfy on the side recommended to sleep on.  It's been really great.  

What am I missing out on at this stage in my pregnancy? 


  1. I'm going to try that tea and just ordered a water bottle with ounces listed because I've know I need to be drinking more. Thanks!

    Some of my must haves:
    1. Mother's Special Blend stretch mark oil.
    2. AG maternity jeans. Expensive but so worth it.
    3. !0 minute solutions prenatal Pilates DVD.
    4. Books! I loved Ina May's Guide to Natural Childbirth and I just re-read one of my favorites The Red Tent (I always said I'd read it again when I was pregnant!).

  2. I second the 10 minute solutions prenatal Pilates DVD. LOVE that one! I am also in need of leggings for the winter months. I have been living in dresses and winter is coming:) jeans don't fit either :(

  3. a pilates DVD! yes, i need that! I've been trying to find a prenatal yoga class but nothing works with my schedule. Thanks for the DVD suggestion!!

  4. Palmers oil, I put it on every single day and never got a stretch mark! Plus it just smells and feels great!!!


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