My 3rd Trimester Must Haves

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing some of my 3rd trimester must haves.

I’m currently 34 weeks pregnant with baby number 6, and i thought i would just pass along what i feel like are must haves during my 3rd trimester.

3rd Trimester Must Haves:

  • Red Raspberry Leaf Tea – Drinking a cup a day (and up to 3 cups at 37 weeks) can help to decrease labor time. I’m not sure if this is really true or not, but i’m trying it cause why not?!
  • Probiotic – My midwife has recommended that i start taking a probiotic during the 3rd trimester to help promote good vaginal flora.
  • Extra Pillows – I don’t buy into the whole gimmick of a pregnancy body pillow, because to me it’s not practical. What do you even do with it after pregnancy?! Plus they are so expensive, $50 for a pillow?! That’s crazy! I do however like to have the support of an extra pillow during the 3rd trimester, but i always buy the cheap $5 – $10 ones! Plus, even after you are done being pregnant you can always use extra pillows!
  • Dates – It’s been said that eating 6 dates per day in the month leading up to your due date can help a women go into labor on their own, and dates also help with cervical ripening. Once again, not sure if this is true or not, but why not try it?! What have you got to loose?!
  • and everything else i mentioned in my 1st and 2nd trimester must haves!

I hope this list helps you get through the 3rd trimester!!

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33 Weeks Pregnant {Baby #6 Update}

Hi Guys!

Today i thought i would share a baby #6 update!

I’m currently 33 weeks and 2 days pregnant with baby #6. I had a midwife appointment last week and everything is looking great with the baby. His heart rate was good (140’s) and my stomach was measuring at exactly 32 weeks.

Baby has been head down for the longest time now and i’m hoping he stays that way.

In my 24 week update i shared how i had gained 7 pounds, well i’ve gained another 8 pounds, for a total of 15 pounds so far.

I’m not having any cravings at the moment. I still get heartburn from time to time, which is completely normal for me when i’m pregnant.

The biggest change of all is i switched over to a midwife, at 27 weeks. I’ll share more details on all that towards the middle of January. But i will say this, i’m really happy i made the switch!

That’s all i can think of to update at the moment.

Blogmas 2020 {Day 20/ Pregnant During The Holidays}

Hi Guys!

Welcome back to another day of Blogmas!

I can’t believe I’ve made it to Day 20 of Blogmas! Last time i tried to do Blogmas i only made it to like day 16 or 17, so this is a personal best of mine!

Today i’m talking about being pregnant during the holidays. More importantly, some tips to help get you through the holidays.

Being pregnant during the holidays can add another level difficulty to an already overwhelming season. Here are some tips to help you out….

  1. Rest as needed – You are growing another human, it’s ok to need to rest and to not be able to do everything all at once. Listen to your body and slow down when necessary.
  2. Stay hydrated – It’s really easy to forget to drink water during the colder months, but staying hydrated is so very important, even more so when you are pregnant. So keep chugging that water.
  3. Limit sugar – It’s ok to have a Christmas treat, here and there, but try not to overindulge. It’s not good for you or your baby. Plus sugar makes you more tired and sluggish, so avoid it as much as possible and you will feel so much better.
  4. Take some ‘Me Time’ – This kind of goes along with rest as needed and limit sugar, but it’s important to take care of yourself during this time. You are probably busy doing ALL THE THINGS (shopping, wrapping gifts, baking, cooking, etc.), so take some time for yourself to; exercise, take a bath, read a book, whatever calms you and makes you happy!

I hope you find these tips helpful, and i hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Be sure to come back again tomorrow for another fun post!

My 2nd Trimester Must Haves

Hey Guys!

Today i’m sharing some of my 2nd trimester must haves.

I am currently 31 weeks pregnant with baby number 6, and i thought i would just pass along what i felt like were must haves during my 2nd trimester.

2nd Trimester Must Haves:

  • Maternity Clothes – By this time my stomach was growing more and more, so it was time for maternity clothes!
  • Childbirth Books – I feel like this is the right time to read different childbirth books, to help you decide what you want for your own birth.
  • Magnesium Supplement – My Midwife recommended i take a magnesium supplement, and i am really loving this Calm one. It tastes yummy and i immediately noticed a difference in my body after taking it. It’s helped me with my insomnia and leg cramps.

I hope this list helps you get through the 2nd trimester!!

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My 1st Trimester Must Haves

Hey Guys!

Today i’m sharing some of my 1st trimester must haves.

I am currently 30 weeks pregnant with baby number 6, and i thought i would just pass along what i felt like were must haves during my 1st trimester.

1st Trimester Must Haves:

  • Pregnancy Journal – To write down all the things; symptoms, cravings, feelings, etc…
  • Saltine Crackers – These were great to have on hand, when you are feeling like not eating much because of nausea, but you need a little something.
  • Propel Water – This helped me with the headaches i get during the 1st trimester & also with nausea.

I hope this list is able to help you get through the 1st trimester.

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