Oh sweet pregnancy, it’s so worth it but let’s be honest it isn’t the funnest thing you’ll ever go through! Yet we can be encouraged because God’s Word tells us in Psalms,
Children are the greatest blessing He can give a couple.
Josh and I can attest to that promise! Our sweet one year old has brought nothing but joy (and humility) to our marriage. When we look on the face of our child we see the face of God smiling back at us! Children truly are a treasure and a blessing (even when they’re testing boundaries)!
I have put to getter some of my MUST haves items this pregnancy! What I’m about to list have greatly helped me through morning sickness, fatigue, and pain from varicose veins. What’s best, is these are all extremely affordable! Also they might give you some idea’s as to what to buy with your Christmas money!
#1 Compression socks: For the lady who deals with varicose veins, I feel you sister. I get them pretty badly. I am just into my second trimester and they’re already causing problems. I have discovered that compression socks in all their glory, do wonders for my legs! If you struggle with varicose veins you have to give them a try! Also don’t walk around the house without supportive shoes, trust me wear shoes!
#2 Age Rewind: Even with tons of sleep momma needs some help Brightening for those eyes! My first trimester I was a wreck! I was always super sick and tired, and even though I got plenty of sleep I still had major dark circles. I love this concealor, it was lightweight yet concealing, and also offers brightening! The best part is that it is extremely affordable!
#3 Prenatal’s: Where to start? There are tons out their, but you must take your prenatal. If you find the prenatal you are currently taking causes uneasiness in your tummy, try taking them at night before bed. This helps me, no more feeling sick from your prenatal. Also it allows you to finish the bottle you already spent money on.
#4 Fresh Cream Lotion: I am extremely sensitive to smells, it’s absolutely awful! Wearing perfume is out of the question for me, it just smells so strong and I can’t stand it! With my first pregnancy I only used this lotion, it smells great and I don’t want to hurl. Also, I didn’t get a single stretch mark! Granted my Doctor says it’s about 90% hereditary, if your momma got them so will you. So I guess I should be saying thanks mom for the great genes, but then again, she too had varicose veins so, I have her to blame for that one! Anyway, this lotion smells amazing and it’s not over baring while offering the perfect amount of moisture!
#5 Spearmint Gum/ Jolly Ranchers: Both helped big time with my nausea! I hate the taste of peppermint so I had to try something else to suck on. Sucking on a candy allows you to create more saliva, in return helps with the nausea. It helped me so many times!
#6 Bobble hair ties: When you have a toddler to run after, you better believe my hair is up or in a bun. Basically the only day I try to do my hair is Sunday for church. I love these invisibobble hair ties! They are perfect for creating that messy bun look! They also hold my hair better than any other hair tie.
#7 Comfy Shoes: I’m betting you already have a pair of sneakers! If you’re looking to add to your selection of comfy shoes I’d say grab a pair of Vans. They look great with tights or skinny jeans and they’re super comfortable! They come in tons of colors, allowing you to find a perfect pair! Now that my varicose veins have made their appearance, I live in my sneakers and my vans. I’m miserable if I am in anything else.
#8 Water: Everyone knows that you’re suppose to drink plenty of water while pregnant. For both of my pregnancies I had a hydro flask readily available at all times. I knew I had to drink at least three of them to get my daily recommended water amount. I was also worked all the way through my first pregnancy and it was huge having my water with me at all times! I’m telling you a hydro flask is a must!
#9 Tights: I don’t know about you but I live for comfort! Even more so when I’m pregnant. A good pair of tights are a must, if you can snag two or three pairs I say go for it! If you have a toddler you know there’s no way you’re getting a second use out of any clothing item you wear! So I must have a minimum of two haha!
#10 Coffee: Need I say more? I actually had a huge turn off to coffee in my first trimester, the thought of it made me want to hurl. But boy did I miss it, I was functional, but just barely! I’m back to enjoying a cup of iced coffee everyday. Even still into my 16th week I’ve still been waking up tired. But nothing pulls me out of bed better than the thought of a nice up of joe. Because I drink my coffee iced, (umm hello pregnancy brain) I’ve been loving my YETI cup it’s great at keeping the ice from melting!