Here are five things I'm thankful for during this pregnancy and something to keep in mind for any pregnant gals you might know.
1. Bella Band
This little stretchy strip of fabric was great early on in my pregnancy, when I was too small for my maternity wardrobe but getting too large for my regular clothes. Strangely, I'm using it more these days because I'm having a hard time with all my maternity pants, no matter the length of panel at the top of the pants. The Bella Band helps keep the ever-sagging bottoms up where they belong.
2. Gummy Vitamins
3. Smoothie Mint Tums
4. Bra Extenders
Some of the first parts of a pregnant woman's body to expand are the breasts. My current size became too uncomfortable, so I went for a fitting. I was up a cup-size, but my band length was the same. The sales gal suggested I use bra extenders later on, if needed, rather than invest in more bras. Soon enough I'll get fitted for nursing bras, but the extenders have been a nice interim solution.
5. Sleep Bra
A sleep bra is like a sports bra without the tightness. It's not the kind of thing one would wear out of the house, but it's perfect support for pregnant breasts while one is sleeping. I also found it to be vital right after Em's arrival -- it was easy to nurse in and kept nursing pads in place.
Any other maternity must-haves I should know about? I have approximately 79 more days to put them to good use!