Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Pregnancy Favs

Only 3 more weeks to go (hopefully) until we get to meet this little one! My pregnancy has been really great overall, but here are a few of the things that have made it even better.

Dry brush- I've dry brushed on and off for years, but I was a lot more consistent with it throughout pregnancy. It's great for dry, itchy skin and circulation. It can be a bit intense at first, so I started with a dry brush for sensitive skin from Rocky Mountain Soap Company and then progressed to a normal one.
Sweet Almond Oil- again, the dry skin! I mostly used coconut oil in the beginning, but the smell and the mess started to bother me. Almond oil is scent free and seems to absorb faster.
Wiggy Winks Body Pillow- I'd seen people rave about the Snoogle, but a friend of a friend gave me this one and I love it. I like that it's supportive without being too much to maneuver in the middle of the night. Plus, the shape of it serves as a constant reminder of how you ended up needing a pregnancy pillow in the first place ;)
Lululemon Wunder Under Roll Down- unless I missed something, the leggings maternity stores try to pass off as 'workout wear' are not even close. At the same time, my usual Lululemon pants were too low rise to be comfortable. These high-waisted ones cover the belly while still providing all the good sucking in and smoothing support of actual workout leggings. An added bonus is that they'll hide the post-baby paunch.
Water bottle- now more than ever (thanks swollen feet) I'm drinking water like it's going out of style. It's nice to have a reusable bottle to keep track of how much you've had throughout the day- the nice colours don't hurt either.
Cute shoes- while maternity clothes have come a long way, there have been times where I've felt like I've had to compromise my usual style to accommodate my changing bod. I've never been much of a shoe person, but I've found that a fun pair a shoes can go a long way in making even the most basic maternity clothes a little bit more personal
Prenatal massage- Greatest. Thing. Ever.

Honourable mentions go to:
Oatmeal, all of the Popsicles, any and all of the make your own frozen yogurt bars and whichever hormones are in charge of making your skin awesome.

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