Bumpdate and Maternity Favorites

Dress: Pink Blush Maternity/ Sunnies: Nordstrom ($12)


Hi Friends!  I have about a month or so left to go and am feeling really good at this point! In these last few weeks of my pregnancy, I’m trying to spend as much time with Coco as possible.  It’s crazy to think that in one moment she’ll go from being my baby, to being a big sister.  Just the thought of that makes me emotional and one of my biggest anxieties as a Mom, is wondering how she’ll adapt to that transition.  I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to work from home and see her so much but because I’m home with her, I often feel torn between working, taking care of our home, blogging and preparing for a baby and simply spending time sitting on the floor playing princesses with her with my undivided attention.  It’s so easy to just glance at my phone and answer an email or post a photo. But are those things what’s most important? That is something I struggle with daily.  So if you notice an absence over the next few months here or on Instagram, know that I’m trying to prioritize.  We have some huge changes coming up and I don’t want to miss out on any of the important moments!

Having gone through the circus of pregnancy twice now, it’s fair to say that I’ve compiled a list of my must have maternity items.  Many of the things I love this time around were things that helped me survive my pregnancy with Coco so I’m excited to share this because they are tried and true.

Lululemon Align Pant: I have to be specific with these because if you walk into any Lululemon store, you’ll see mannequins in about 20 different pant options.  I’ve posted about these before but it’s worth repeating since these will carry you through your pregnancy- I did size up when I bought mine (normally I wear a 4 and I bought a 6 when I got pregnant).  They feel like you’re wearing nothing and rise up and support your belly.  You can see more pics of these amazing leggings in this post.  I also lived in these shorts all Summer long- size up two sizes though! They’ll comfortably sit below your bump.

The BEST maternity tank tops:  I wore these a ton when I was pregnant with Coco.  They’re not expensive ($12.99) although they should be with how great the fit and fabric are.  Most maternity tops don’t fit well until you’re really far along in your pregnancy (in other words, when your bump can fill out all the extra fabric), which at that point, you don’t get your money worth because you can only wear them for a short period of time.  These you can wear from start to finish and are just as cute with sweats as they are with jeans and a cute cardigan.

Underwear to Sleep In:  I’ll never forget when I went to Nordstrom, a few months pregnant with Coco to get fitted for some new bras.  The sales person brought these in and said, trust me, it’s what every single pregnant person ends up buying and wearing at night (or heck during the day works too).  I almost passed out because they were huge and hideous. But I trusted her!  And by golly, they are the freaking best.  You’re not going to win any awards for sexiness here but you certainly will for comfort.  You’re growing a baby for goodness sake.  You deserve to be comfortable. The high waisted ones will come up over your belly but the low ones will also not dig in and are great too.  I wear both (even at almost 9 months) and they’re on the Nordstrom Sale now so, yay!

Underwear for the Day:  The struggle is real when your bump runneth over. Finding underwear that does not dig into that bump is a real challenge.  But don’t worry, I’ve found the solution for you with these.  They stay put, are a lovely fabric, and most importantly, won’t give you the dreaded VPL’s (a huge no no in my book).  They are fabulous if you don’t like wearing thongs and I’ve tested them plenty under my Lulu leggings! If you prefer thongs, these are the only comfortable option pregnant or not in my book. Pregnancy is a time you should invest in your comfort.  Nine months is a long time to have shitty underwear so do yourself a favor and get yourself the good stuff.

Sweat Pants:  I’m realizing that all of my ‘favorites’ revolve around comfort but when you’re puking into the toilet or tossing and turning all night with leg cramps, you just want to feel comfortable, right? You may have seen these in my Instagram post a few days back.  They’re on the Nordstrom sale but I had debated them for a while, always talking myself out of them because they were too expensive for ‘sweats’. I’m so mad I didn’t purchase them sooner because they feel like heaven on your skin.  No joke, I live in them and you should too! Heck, just buy them and if you disagree, return them!

Let me know your thoughts on these goodies and as always, thank you so much for following along! xo

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