Monday, October 27, 2014

Second Trimester Favorites

Happy Monday!

Today the gals behind Monday Morning Gossip, Leann and Kimberlee, are featuring yours truly! Stop by, link up, and say hi!

We had a mellow weekend at home complete with a Halloween party, nursery planning, World Series (Go Giants!), dog walks and some baking :)

It's hard to believe I'm quickly approaching the third trimester -- I'm talking two weeks! Seriously, where has the time gone? With that said, I thought it was safe to share what I've been loving the last three months. I must say life hasn't changed much other than a growing belly ;)

Second Trimester Favorites

Friday I chatted about healthy snacks and mentioned my love for Lara Bars. However, these are my go-to bars right now. Each bar is around 200 calories making them the perfect afternoon snack. Enjoy a bar alone or with a piece of fruit. My personal favorites include: Almond & Apricot, Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio and Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate.

I'm not a soda drinker -- never have been. I've been loving sparkling water this entire pregnancy. We call it "Tiara wine/beer." If you've never tried Hint Water or Hint Fizz pick up a bottle the next time you're shopping. It's a healthy alternative to soda and flavored water. Plus, they taste good too!

One of my favorite maternity purchases to-date. I think my co-workers are going to get tired of me wearing it. I now have two :) Tip: stick with your pre pregnancy size. 

 I workout a lot -- even pregnant. Love these tanks. From the material to length they are perfect for everything from walking to crossfit. Yes, I still go to crossfit at 26 weeks!

Every morning I cover my belly with lotion. Honestly, I switch between the Burt's Bees and Kirkland Aloe lotion and so far so go. I also just added the belly butter into the mix a few weeks ago when I noticed my belly growing a bit quicker. It's not too thick and doesn't have a heavy fragrance which are both wins in my book.

Last month I mentioned all my favorite lip balms, but seriously I apply chapstick/moisturizer like it's going out of style. I love Origins and their lip balm is some of the best out there.

Often referred to as baby spanks at our house the BeBand has been a great purchase. After hearing great things about the BeBand I picked one up from Target. I loved it so much I bought another. The two bands (black & tan) have allowed me to continue to wear pre pregnancy pants and shorts throughout my second trimester! The band isn't bulky and is extremely lightweight. 

Sometimes you just need a small afternoon snack. I love dried fruit and mango is my go-to. 

Staying healthy and strong during and post pregnancy is a major goal. I really enjoy the fit tips and recipes in this magazine. Not interested in buying a subscription check out the website.

8 comments:

  1. Although I have zero experience in this department, your list looks really helpful. I know a good stretch mark cream is key!

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    1. Thanks Lady! Hopefully the Burt's Bees does the trick.

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  2. Great board. I'll have to bookmark this for a later date. :)

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    1. Thanks. Some of these are great for non to-be-moms too ;)

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  3. I love that Burt's Bee's Belly Butter, it's great! :) Can't believe you're almost in the third trimester, that's awesome!

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    1. I went back and forth about buying any special creams, but thought I should give one a shot. So glad I picked Burt's Bees. I seriously can't believe how fast the pregnancy has gone.

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  4. Happy to have you as the featured blogger this week!

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  5. Congrats on being the featured blogger!! I used to love many of these same things during my pregnancies especially comfy tanks & dresses. Thanks for stopping by my blog:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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