19 WEEKS. Almost half-way there!
I have definitely needed maternity clothes this time around much sooner than I did compared to when I was pregnant with Brooke and Skye! I remember thinking during Brooke’s pregnancy that I didn’t want to spend a penny on maternity clothes (mostly because I couldn’t afford any and just tried to make anything I had work for the last few months) but with this pregnancy I have definitely needed them and wanted to find some really comfortable options that I felt good in.
Here is basically the items that I wear on repeat:
*I also really love the blanqi brand of maternity belly support leggings and they are great for postpartum too!
*This dress from Amazon for when church ever starts happening again.
*I have this set (oversized top with biker shorts) that I wear a lot.
*My belly band that I use for running is no longer sold but this one looks very similar!
*Andrew’s shirts with biker shorts are always a win for me.
*As far as swimsuits go, I bought two Kortni Jeane swimsuits in a size up and it fits like a dream over my belly and gives me all of the support I need.
Here are a few things from the last week:
*Time is starting to go by a little bit faster. That first trimester feels like you are running an ultramarathon and each mile is just going by as slow as it possibly can but now the miles are kind of clicking by without noticing.
*The fun game of—> Eating part of your meal and then feeling too full to keep eating and then feeling like you are starving 5 minutes later is in full swing already and it’s only going to get worse… much worse.
*Normally I don’t mind feeling hot very much but during pregnancy I am crazy about temperatures. A little heat and all I can think about is how to cool down which means I can only last outside for a few minutes when it is hot unless I am in a pool.
*I just feel like I need to send a note of appreciation or a care package to the TUMS factory. Nothing has ever brought so much relief so quickly to me.
*I haven’t been having leg cramps but I’ve been having some intense foot cramps! I need to get back to my daily banana eating again.
*Speaking of feet, my feet have been growing during this all too because my normal running shoes are feeling much tighter than they normally do!
*Nausea has hit a bit again this last week. Luckily, I’m not throwing up again though! I have found that when I eat something high in protein (scrambled eggs were my goto this week) then I start to feel better again.
*I have also been eating cut up peaches in milk like it’s my job because fresh fruit is a constant throughout pregnancies for me.
*Some weeks I am craving all of the eating out and some weeks I want to only eat at home and you couldn’t even convince me to eat out even if it was free. This last week was one of those weeks where I just wanted to eat at home.
*With both girls I felt really emotional throughout the entire pregnancy. For this one I still haven’t felt any more emotional than normal (and to be honest, probably even less emotional than I normally am when I’m not pregnant) BUT I find myself getting upset/angry at the silliest things very easily this time around.
It’s been so interesting to see how different I feel this time around which makes me think it’s a boy.
*I hit 47 miles of running last week and running is still feeling good. I am going to be lowering my mileage and doing more strength starting up this next week!
I would love to hear from you guys about any of your favorite maternity brands or links! I definitely need some more tops (+warmer tops for the fall) and I’m sure I’ll be needing a few more things over the next 21 weeks!
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