It feels like this pregnancy has been flying by and also going so slowly at the same time. We can’t wait to meet our baby girl, but then I also keep thinking about all of the things that still need to get done. We still have plenty of time though. Now that my second trimester is over, I thought I would share what my necessities have been (you can see my first trimester necessities here)!
1. Full panel maternity pants:
Side panel maternity pants are perfect for the first trimester when your pants are a little too tight, but your belly isn’t big enough to hold up the full panel. As my second trimester continued, the side panel pants weren’t cutting it for me anymore and they would roll down which isn’t ideal. Now I’ve been only wearing full panel maternity pants and they are so much more comfortable! My favorite pair for work is this pair and my favorite pair of jeans is this pair (and they are both on sale!).
2. Belly butter:
Each morning and night I’ve been applying Burt’s Bees Belly Better to help prevent stretch marks and to keep my skin hydrated. I’ve heard that stretch marks are genetic (and luckily my Mom doesn’t have any), but I’m doing everything I can to avoid them!
I’ve never loved pedicures more than I do right now! My feet are constantly aching and swollen, so monthly pedicures are so relaxing and essential. I have a membership at Paintbase, and it was definitely one of the best decisions that I’ve made.
4. Maternity dresses:
Recently, I’ve been adding stretchy cotton dresses to my maternity wardrobe (like this one). I love how these dresses show off my bump, and they will be able to fit me as my belly keeps growing which is a must.
5. Prenatal massages:
I’ve been having sciatic nerve pain in my back which hasn’t been a lot of fun, but I know it will be worth it in the end. I’ve been trying out different things to try to help the pain, and recently I had my first prenatal massage which was amazing. It was relaxing, and helped my back for a little while. I’m still searching for something that will help for a little longer, so let me know if you have any tips!
What are/were your second trimester necessities?
I love nothing more than a cozy cardigan once the Fall weather arrives! I recently received this one from J.Jill and it’s definitely my current favorite. I love the chunky knit, the oversized feel, and also the gorgeous color. It pairs perfectly with this black dress that I am seriously wearing all the time, and I definitely recommend if it you’re pregnant too (last seen here). This outfit is also super comfortable and easy to put together, which are big priorities for me. What’s your favorite outfit to wear once the Fall weather arrives?
c/o J.Jill cardigan | c/o Tiff Marie Maternity LBD | Me Too ankle boots | Kendra Scott necklace
Photos by Em Grey Photography
One of my must have accessories is a pair of quality sunglasses that you can wear all year round and that also go with just about every outfit! Lately you’ll find me always wearing this pair of Prada sunglasses that I received from MyEyeDr., and I am in love with them. They have such fun detailing, they are lightweight, and they are the most gorgeous tortoise color which is very versatile. I love the way that they look here with this Fall outfit for the weekend! I picked up this pair of sunglasses at their location in Cameron Village, but they also have many other locations in North Carolina. If you love these sunglasses too or if you’re in need of a new pair, then you’re in luck because today I’m excited to share a fun giveaway with you. MyEyeDr. is giving away a $150 gift card to one lucky person so you can find the right pair of glasses or sunglasses for you! Just enter below using the Rafflecopter. Good luck!
Prada sunglasses c/o MyEyeDr. | c/o J.Jill button up shirt | Articles of Society maternity jeans | Me Too booties
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This post is sponsored by MyEyeDr. but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I love the fact that this blush maternity top from Kimi + Kai, doesn’t look like a maternity top. The color is gorgeous, and the best part is definitely the buttons down the back! I really love it here with these distressed jeans and open toe booties, but I’ve also worn it to work with black pants and pointed toe flats. It’s definitely a versatile top and the detailing is so pretty!
c/o Kimi + Kai Maternity top | c/o PinkBlush maternity jeans | Open toe booties | Kate Spade bag | Kendra Scott earrings
Photos by Em Grey Photography