Hi everyone! I completely apologize for being behind on this post. I know I promised it a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to get input from others just in case I missed something. So, because you reminded me in DMs and because I try to be transparent as I can be in these posts, here are my second trimester favorites.
1. Preggie Pops. Oh my goodness! These were STILL required during second trimester and were a life saver! I kept waiting for the “second trimester is awesome” energy that everyone speaks about (and I remembered from pregnancy number one), but it seemed to evade me for quite some time. I would still find myself getting nauseous especially if the weather was warm or if someone were brewing coffee around me. These little candies helped a LOT.
2. Maternity Tanks from Target. I popped quite a bit sooner than I did with pregnancy number one. By week 16, people were pretty much in the know. Suddenly, about the same time, my shirts became increasingly difficult to put on and remove. After one particularly hard battle with a church organization shirt that I love dearly, I begrudgingly admitted defeat. Target Cartwheel just so happened to have a 20% off maternity tanks on top of a clearance sale and I decided to see if I could find a couple of tanks to hold me over. I did and they were perfect! Comfortable, roomy, stretchy, and looked great with a cardigan. Woohoo!
Equally helpful has been Full Timer, which lets me count baby kicks and time Braxton Hicks contractions. That came in handy a couple of times when I did too much and those Braxton Hicks actually had a bit of rhythm to them.