November 22, 2023
We have roughly 8 million things to think about to prepare for the baby but don't forget about yourself, mama. The first trimester can be rough, these 7 things I got on Amazon drastically improved my day-to-day life during the first trimester.
The things I found most helpful during those first few months were pretty simple. First, I did not want to miss even a single day of prenatal vitamins. This daily pill container was perfect to both keep me on track and save time. I fill it up on Sunday, and I'm set for the week. Not only did it save me time by now pulling out a bunch of bottles every day. But when I find myself asking “Did I take my pills yet today” I simply reach for my pill container and have my answer. That’s a double win in my book.
Almost immediately after I found out I was pregnant my *girls* began to grow! If you are like me and you sleep in just an oversized tee shirt, you will probably find yourself needing a little more support now. I found these super soft bras to be PERFECTLY lightweight, breathable, and stretchy. I’m also hoping these will be perfect when breastfeeding because they are so easy to slip off and on. Even though I bought them to sleep in, they have become an everyday staple.
I was on a mission to stay as active as possible during the 1st trimester. Which meant I needed bigger sports bras with more supportive bras as well. I ordered a few sets to test out, this one was won by a landslide! As soon as put these on, I sent the rest back. They say low impact, but I have been doing High-Intensity workouts in them and feel fully supported! The racerback cut combined with a higher neckline helps me feel confident rocking my pregnancy girlies!
I suggest sizing up in both sets, just to leave yourself a little room to grow. With both sets, I love the removable pads, no underwire, and the colors in multipacks! I few times I found myself reaching for one of my Lululemon bras that fit a little bigger before pregnancy, but changed into these after about 5 minutes because they are just so comfortable!
I decided to trade in my Apple watch for this $20 step counter and here’s why. I have been wearing an Apple watch for years, and I love it. I’ve always known that the calorie count is not perfectly accurate, but I subconsciously used it as a gauge anyway.
I did not want the pressure of knowing how many calories I was burning during my workouts. Instead, I wanted to focus simply on moving my body every day vs. how hard I was going.
Secondly, I wanted to make sure I was getting 8-10k steps daily to stay active. This step counter was a perfect transition without breaking the bank.
With the promise I made to myself that I would get 8-10k steps every day combined with living in Ohio, I knew the weather would make it difficult to keep that promise. I knew part of my pregnancy it would be miserable to be outside because of the weather.
I didn’t want the price tag of a full treadmill, nor did I have the space for one. I found this walking pad to be the perfect price and size to fit my needs. It fits under my desk, so I can multitask while keeping the promise to myself of staying active.
Between nausea and exhaustion, there were a lot of days I did not want to go to the gym, so I simply went on a walk instead.
Adding in these wrist weights, weighing in at just 1 pound each was absolutely perfect to throw on to add a little spice to my walk. I also found on the days I had more energy, I threw them on while folding laundry, running the vacuum, and doing everyday house chores.
My amazing twin mama cousin told me about preggy pops, and she’s now forever a goddess in my eyes. When I felt the nausea coming on, I would pop one of these and the nausea would melt away almost immediately with the pop. My only regret was not knowing about these sooner.
I was immediately worried about getting stretch marks. I saw so many expensive brands out there but opted to try this inexpensive one with tons of great reviews instead. I LOVE it! When I ran out of my first bottle, I repurchased with the biggest bottle, because I’m using it not only on my belly but my entire body! My legs have never been smoother!
It is super easy to forget about yourself during pregnancy, but doing little daily things will help you feel a little better each day as you combat the oh-so-fun first-trimester symptoms. Looking for the perfect at-home workout program? Check this one out!
Comment to let me know what was your best investment for your first trimester.