A Pregnant Mama's Must- Haves
I wanted to share with you some of the gems
that have made that season sweeter and have helped me embrace all it's change
Canadian Made, Food Based, Taken once a day,
If there is one piece of clothing I could not live with out it is my Blanqi tights. I found these tights Pre- pregnancy when I was searching for good quality high-waisted tights. The tights I get are called support tights and are also great post pregnancy to help smooth things out. They also have other pregnancy specific wear such as tank tops to help with support. During my pregnancy I stuck with their support tights but I went up a size to the Mediums. I would pay attention to their height measurements as the tights are also sized according to height and the large tights were too long for me. They are an investment but they often also have sales especially a 50% off sale on Black Friday so I would recommend stocking up then. I have lived in these during my whole pregnancy and will most likely afterwards as well!
Super comfy & Flattering. Can be dressed up or down & matches with everything!
I know this seems like an obvious one but I wondered when I was first pregnant if this was really necessary. I tried to avoid the major investment of a new maternity wardrobe but as soon as I tried some maternity clothing on I felt so much better about my body. I felt like I went from looking awkwardly bloated to baby bump! I ended up buying just a few shirts and 1 nice dress and they became my pregnancy uniform. I would go in store and try out clothing first before buying online as sizes vary a lot. Unfortunately most stores have gotten rid of their maternity in store but some still sell them online (ex. Old Navy) I would also recommend scoping out the sale racks at Thyme Maternity, and once you know your size, checking out their frequent online sales. For me a couple investment pieces meant that I felt comfortable and confident even as my body was changing. Finding flattering maternity clothing is not impossible! ( Beware maternity clothing should often be hand washed and hung up to dry as the stretchy material over stretches otherwise! Trust me, this is the only time I have EVER bothered using a hand-wash cycle) I also recommend signing up on their email lists as many stores such as Thyme maternity, Motherhood Maternity & Pink Blush often have big sales during the year- I got a lot of clothing 30 -60% off. Also if you have friends who have had a baby, consider borrowing some clothing from them- another great way to save!
Writing is a good way to process and reflect on the newness, challenge & change of this season. I started writing in a new journal the day we found out we were pregnant. It’s fun looking back now and reading my thoughts and emotions. Also on harder days its nice to have a place to process through emotions. If you haven’t already started a journal, start one from where you are. Write in it as often as you like, I try to do it at least once a week. Life moves so fast sometimes that we don’t stop to document the journey. This is a sweet way to do that, include pictures if that’s something you’d like to do!
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Hoping you all the best Mama!