There are several things in my life right now that I simply could not live without. Between an expanding waistline, an achy back, and regular heartburn, it’s the little things that can make a big difference.
Bella B Tummy Honey Butter: Not sure if I can credit good genes or this belly butter, but I’m still stretch mark-free at 32 weeks pregnant! Plus it keeps my stomach from itching throughout the day.
Clinique Repairwear Intensive Night Cream: Typically my skin is oily during the summertime. But not this year, thanks to Peanut. And so I’ve incorporated this silky face cream into my nightly routine. I use it after Clinique’s 3-Step products, and Nick jokes that I now have about 12 steps to complete each night. It’s true.
St. Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter Moisturizer: Speaking of dry skin, I am in love with this body lotion. It smells sweet and goes on smooth. I use it twice a day.
Snoogle: I simply cannot sleep without this pillow — it even accompanied us on our road trip south. It hugs the natural curves of my body and forces me to remain on my (preferably left) side all night. And its soft jersey cover is comfortable enough to replace my standard pillow. So far Nick is okay with the new guest in our bed. He even “snoogles” after I get up to shower in the morning.
Crocs Flats: Wedges and stilettos may be stylish, but I just can’t wear them. Not before and definitely not now. And even my flats don’t feel as supportive as they once did. Fortunately, I found the most comfortable pair of shoes: sling back flats by Crocs. They basically haven’t left my feet since I bought them.
Jersey Dresses and Tanks from Old Navy: Comfortable. Versatile. Affordable. Love everything about them.
Prenatal Yoga DVD: I miss my power yoga class, but this DVD does the trick for now. There are planks and warriors and triangles — with modifications for each trimester. And I feel amazingly loose and relaxed after a 50-minute living room session.
TUMS Smoothies: I thought I knew what heartburn was until I entered the third trimester of pregnancy. Now, no matter what I eat, heartburn accompanies it. Enter TUMS. I have at least three per day.
Other things I can’t live without: Honey Bunches of Oats, summer fruits and sweet corn, Annie’s cheddar bunnies and macaroni & cheese, English muffins with Grandma’s strawberry preserves, and ice cream. Also: my husband. But that goes without saying, right?
What are your favorite products? Pregnancy, or otherwise?