FORTY FOUR DAYS TO GO!! It’s beginning to feel like we have no time at all before she comes and I think that is why the nesting has kicked in big time for me recently. I just want to organize everything and make sure that we have every little thing that we will ever need (forgetting that fact that Andrew can go out and get anything we need once she does get here though:)!
*I can now say that we are having the baby NEXT MONTH. That feels nice. And if she is anything like Brooke (Brooke was a bit early) maybe even the very end of this month she will come hang out with us.
*The other day my pregnancy app said that she is the size of a pineapple. We had a pineapple. I put it next to me and could not believe that she is now this size. Pretty exciting!
*Andrew is thinking about getting this shirt for himself:
*We used these massage chairs a few weeks ago and I still can’t stop thinking about them (maybe I’ll go back today). I think they should let you rent them out for the length of your pregnancy. I don’t think I would ever get up is the only problem.
*My belly is feeling quite itchy right about now, have any recommendations of good creams etc to use? Between the stretching and dry Utah winter coming quickly, this belly is itchy.
*Running is still feeling really great for me and I feel really lucky! My doctor is beyond supportive of my miles and the mood boost that it gives me:) My highlight run of this last week was the 5k last Saturday! It was the last race that I’ll do probably until next May and I made sure to enjoy the whole thing big time (planning to go spectate or volunteer at races over the months that I miss racing:)!
*My aunt sent me a text that she found my breast pump. I had a really nice one with Brooke and I guess I stored it at my aunt’s house in California once I was done using it (I totally forgot!!) and she said she found it! I’m pretty excited because that means we don’t have to try to get one from insurance (fun fact: our self-employment insurance is the absolute worst) or buy a new one!
*Because I’m a worrier… reading this below makes me feel better that even if I did go into labor soon, everything should be good!
*Carbohydrates are #1 in my life still. I make the bread and Andrew makes the french toast.
*I just bought this bow subscription. 3 new bows a month. I can’t wait.
*I am positive she has hiccups more than any other child ever;) I kid, but really, she has has the hiccups often.
*I am having some major food aversions to meat (unless it is chicken in my Costco chicken salad). I thought I was done with those aversions but nope… they are here again!
*The nursery is DONE!!! That feels like quite the relief. I’ll show you around the nursery next week in my baby update!
I’ve had a few people ask for my necessities during pregnancy as far as clothing goes. I really didn’t buy a lot and I rewash things a few times a week but these have been the things that I have loved the most. I’d love for you to share any of your favorites in the comments to help those searching for some good stuff. I am a huge fan of starting to wear maternity wear before you even really need to… it makes life so much more comfortable while pregnant.
*This nursing bra. It has been fabulous for pregnancy too as my chest keeps growing and growing. There is no underwire yet it keeps a great shape and it is SO COMFORTABLE.
*The Snoogle. I honestly do not know how I would sleep without this thing.
*Maternity pants—> these and these are my favorite ever. I bought a few of them and just rotate them throughout the week. They are SO comfortable and I wonder why we wear pants outside of pregnancy with buttons and other uncomfortable things.
*Target maternity stuff too… I love it. This sweatshirt is what I want to wear every single day of my life.
As far as maternity active wear goes, I have not bought anything specific for my running. I have bought bigger sizes in a few things but a lot of my stuff was already long enough (I am hooked on long tanks) and stretchy enough to grow with me!
Sports bras—> here, here and here.
Shorts—> here. have been my favorites and they have stretched nicely!
Next pregnancy I am buying one of these cozy bump maternity pillows.
Where have you found great maternity active wear? Or did you find tops that were longer that worked well?
Use any creams etc that helped with itchy skin?!
Moms reading… did you deliver early, right on time or after your due date?