Total Basset Case: Second Trimester Essentials

Sep 8, 2016

Second Trimester Essentials

Now that I am into my third trimester (WHEN did that happen?) I thought it would be a good time to look back at what was necessary for my second trimester. 
You can read my first trimester essentials here

All in all the second trimester went pretty well, no huge complaints.  I did start to get some more random aches and pains but that is to be expected.  Round ligament pain, sciatic pain, charley horses; all of the above!  Nothing has been unbearable and I'm pretty sure this all just comes with the territory ;)

Thankfully my appetite continued to be pretty good throughout the second trimester.  Things generally sound good which wasn't always the case in the first trimester and some days I am downright ravenous. 

Second Trimester Essentials

1. Honest Company Belly Balm : A friend gifted me this balm and it is fantastic! I have used it religiously every night and I love it! I am hoping that I can make it last until the end.  

2. Prenatal Pilates : On the days I don't make it to the gym or I am on Floyd duty, I do my best to work out at home.  Lately I have been a really big fan of prenatal pilates.  I've always loved pilates and finding modified versions for pregnancy have been great!  Granted 20-30 minutes is about all I can do, but just that little bit makes me feel better and stronger.

3.  Ice Cream Cones : Our intake of these of greatly increased.  Hey they are a $1, it is practically a crime NOT to get one.

4.  Maternity workout clothes : Cute, affordable and comfy maternity clothes are not the easiest thing to come by.  I picked up these pants a few weeks ago when Old Navy was running a 40% off sale and I am very glad I did.  Yes that band goes just about up to my chest BUT it holds my belly in and I sort of love it.

5.  Watermelon : I've officially lost count of how many watermelons I've gone through this summer but it is probably somewhere around 47.  I am going to place some blame on Floyd too.  Homeboy LOVES himself some watermelon.  It has been the perfect, refreshing snack for us.

I am sure there have been more things but pregnancy brain is a real thing and causes me to not remember what day it is sometimes so this is what we've got for now ;)


Brittany Fry @ The 26th of August said...

I am in my second trimester right now and those darn ice cream cones get me every time I drive by McD's!!! They are just do good and cheap!!!!!! Thanks for sharing about that belly lotion, I am going to snag some now!!

Flannery said...

I'll be 40 weeks on Monday. This list is spot on! I have been obsessed with watermelon and soft serve ice cream. My Old Navy maternity workout pants have served me well. Trust me, they go up to your chest now but they won't forever. They are still so comfy and useful during my training sessions with my ginormous full term belly. :)

Anne said...

soft serve ice cream = ESSENTIAL. And just wait until it looks like you're actually hiding a watermelon under your shirt ;-)

Laura Darling said...

I'm not even pregnant but I have been going to town on watermelon too lol! Glad you're feeling good!