I have decided to make a list of things I found essential this time around.
I used a body pillow when I was pregnant with Miss S and almost as soon as I became pregnant with Jelly Bean I pulled it out. Who gets sore hips in the first trimester? Me - that's who. My body was instantly getting ready to deliver I think. So I have used the pillow for the last 9 months and I couldn't live without it.
Comfortable jeans and black maxi skirt
Second time pregnancy was a bit different for me. I instantly started getting a belly and due to morning sickness I decided to invest in some maternity basics in the first trimester. Great idea! I felt more comfortable and confident from the beginning and am still wearing my jeans and maxi skirt. They go with everything!
Being pregnant is not always glamorous. And my motto is comfort over style. However with these shoes I have the best of both worlds. They offer so much support for my legs and I can wear them with my jeans and maxi skirts and still feel a bit attractive.
One symptom I always seem to get when I am pregnancy is heart burn. Last pregnancy I dealt with it using warm milk. We could have done with our own cow out the back. However this time I saw that I could take Gaviscon when pregnant so of course I tried it. And guess what! It works!
During my first pregnancy I was a bit clueless when it came to pregnancy bras and brought some when I was 6/7 months pregnant. Oppps!! This time around I knew I needed some much sooner. One thing I always do when I am buying maternity bras is find ones that are supportive, comfortable and make me feel amazing.
Having sore veins during my pregnancies has been quite challenging and sometimes standing for long periods of time can be painful. I got a small stool for the shower early on in pregnancy and found it fantastic not only for leg pain but also for morning sickness.
Baby Centre Mobile App
I downloaded this free app for my phone and loved the daily information that I could read about. It tells me the size of the baby and advice and information for mum. As I am getting further into my pregnancy I really appreciated having easily accessible checklists and birth videos.
What are the things you couldn't live without?