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Maternity Must Haves

maternity clothing

Now that I’m in the blissful second trimester, I’m spending less time napping and more time peeing and eating ice cream (lets not kid anyone, I spent most of my pre-pregnancy time eating ice cream, too). 

I’m surviving this hot summer with a few of my absolute must-haves for pregnancy, and we’re thrilled to be giving away two of these favorites to one lucky follower! 

1. Good work out gear. I promised myself I wouldn’t gain a whopping 80+ pounds with this baby, like I did with Eli — and am making my efforts by working out at least four days a week. Simple maternity tank tops from the Gap and a pair of BLANQI Leggings have been my go-to. The best part about BLANQI is their pieces can be dressed up or down, and give a great amount of supper to your growing bump. They’re not too thick and not too thin, so I feel like my lumps are covered, but I’m not overheating. 

2. Zoe Organics Belly Butter— I didn’t get stretch marks with Eli and I’m hoping to avoid them this time around by slathering this stuff on daily. I tend to get really itchy as my skin makes room for baby, and this keeps my skin feeling super hydrated.

3.Basic summer dresses! I have a tendency to just look really bloated and lumpy vs having a defined bump, until I hit the third trimester, so I love wearing high-waisted dresses like this one from ASOS  that hang loose over my guts. 

4.It is absolutely no secret that I am an ice cream fanatic, and if you follow my instagram closely, you know my heart belongs with Jeni's — it can be shipped anywhere in the 50 states, plus lots of Whole Foods and health food stores carry it, so I tend to splurge once a month on 5-6 pints and live the dream. 

5.Staying hydrated, especially in the hot hot summer is super important! It keeps me peeing, but I feel less bloated and uncomfortable when I’m drinking upwards of 70oz of water a day. My favorite water bottles come from Lifefactory and since they’re glass, theres no worries about exposing my babe to BPA.


We’re so thrilled that our pals at BLANQI AND Jeni's have both generously offered to give away some goodies from their shop! 

BLANQI is giving away a pair of their amazing leggings, you can choose from Maternity or Post-Partum (these are great for feeling a little more put together in the months after delivery), and Jenis is sending one lucky winner their Build Your Own Sundae Kit! To enter, simply follow the directions below. Please note, this giveaway is available only to US residents. 


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