maternity favorites


here are my maternity favorites, updated as I’ve gone along.

for the boobies

pregnancy boob tube bust protection cream by Mama Mio

I am obsessed with this stuff. it has seriously transformed my décolletage. my neck and breast area looks visibly firmer and the skin is softer. you feel instantly better after putting it on. after pregnancy, I’m going to continue to use this cream – I wish I had known about it sooner!

for the belly

the tummy rub butter by Mama Mio

I swear when I put this on, it keeps my belly skin hydrated all day long. Lu even said to me once, “your belly looks fake!” because it was so well hydrated, it’s almost shiny! it feels amazing going on, is so creamy, and is not sticky at all. worth every penny!

belly oil by Zoe Organics

I used this towards the end of my pregnancy, once my belly was getting really big and the skin felt tighter. I used the above tummy rub butter in the evening and the oil in the morning or vice versa – I’d just switch it up!

prenatal vitamin

garden of life prenatal multivitamin

the moment I found out I was pregnant, I bought these on Amazon and bought the above tummy butter. it’s vegetarian, which was really important to me – but it’s not a one-a-day, you have to take 1 pill 3 times a day.

favorite maternity jeans

I haven’t dabbled too much just yet, but I’m obsessed with these jeans by Ingrid & Isabel with a crossover panel. they feel so, so, so supportive. and I love rolling up the bottoms and wearing with booties – and look forward to pairing them with wedges. warning: they do have thick seams up the belly, so if you’re wearing a tight-fitting shirt, the seams will show through. that’s the only negative of these jeans!

if you’re looking for something a little less heavy duty, I love these full panel maternity jeans from GAP – they don’t give your belly as much support, but they feel lighter weight and are a great option!

favorite everyday shirt

solid crew tee by GAP

I literally have bought this in every single color (well, not every, but most) – it is SO comfortable, so flattering (#sideruching), and light enough that you can wear it year-round.

favorite bras

I did not purchased a maternity bra until much later in my pregnancy (30+ weeks)! here are the bras I wore throughout my whole pregnancy:

my favorite sports bra by panache
my everyday bra by wacoal
nursing bra by motherhood maternity
nursing bra by bravado designs (this one too!)

favorite workout leggings

active knee pant crossover panel by ingrid & isabel

I can’t even do these justice. just like ingrid & isabel’s denim, these leggings offer SO much support and are thick and supportive. I wear them around the house, running errands, and of course, to the gym. can’t recommend them more!

favorite pregnancy app

I’ve been using The Bump app!

favorite tank

nursing tank by boob

this nursing tank is the BEST. I wear it as a black tank top with jeans or shorts and I wore it under sweaters or cardigans when temperatures were cooler. it’s going to be a lifesaver when nursing time comes around. it’s nice and LONG so if you have a longer torso or, like me, a bigger bust, it doesn’t ride up over the bump. it kinda sucks you in too, it’s super flattering!

favorite nursing pillow

the snoogle with this cover

OMG. I’m obsessed with this pillow and it was the only way I could sleep comfortably, starting in the middle of my second trimester up until the very end. WARNING: your husband/partner may steal it from you!

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this is my third time packing a hospital bag, and I've never packed it this early buttttt with identical (mono-di) twins, they tend to come early, so I'm prepared! plus, with everything going on with my toddlers (sleep regressions, potty training, childcare shifts), the last thing I need to worry about is being ready for the hospital. 🥴 🏥⁣

so what's in my bag? 🎒 pretty much the same as my bag with Roma, with a few tweaks for twins. here's the list, in case you're packing yours and want a good base: ⁣

to note: some of the larger & last-minute items I write on a sticky note 🟨 and place it on top of the bag, so I remember and if Lu has to grab my bag, he knows what to add last minute! ⁣

Photo ID & Insurance card⁣
~ Wireless speaker⁣
~ Snacks for post-partum recovery⁣
~ Blanket & pillow⁣
~ Sleep gown & robe⁣
~ Nursing pillow⁣
~ Flip flops for shower⁣
~ Going home outfit (maternity sweats and nursing tank)⁣
~ Extra long iPhone charging cord⁣
~ @fridamom Peri Bottle⁣
~ Charged handheld fan⁣
~ Sleep mask⁣
~ Reuseable water bottle⁣
~ Grip socks⁣
~ Newborn going home outfit x 2⁣
~ Newborn sleep gown x 2⁣
~ Short-sleeve onesie x 2⁣
~ Top knot caps x 2⁣
~ Swaddle blankets x 2⁣
~ Velcro swaddle (@theollieworld) x 2⁣

DOPP KIT (all travel-sized)⁣
~ Face moisturizer⁣
~ Shampoo & conditioner⁣
~ Body wash⁣
~ Toothbrush & toothpaste⁣
~ Deodorant⁣
~ Hair ties⁣
~ Dry shampoo⁣
~ Glasses & contact lenses⁣
~ Nipple cream⁣
~ Facial wipes⁣
~ Body wipes⁣
~ Lip balm⁣
~ Hair band⁣

TWIN MAMAS - anything I'm missing?! 👇🏼👇🏼 #twinpregnancy #hospitalbag #31weekspregnantwithtwins #monoditwins #twinpregnancy #pregnantwithtwins #31weekspregnant #expectingtwins #identicaltwins #identicaltwinpregnancy ⁣


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1️⃣ SAUTÉ -  this is my favorite way to enjoy zoodles. toss them over medium-high heat until al dente (with or without cooking oil.) the moment you notice them getting soggy, remove them from heat, drain into a colander, and pat dry. I recommend pouring a sauce on top instead of tossing with a sauce, to avoid extra wateriness. I LOVE a bolognese over zoodles.⁣

2️⃣ SIMMER - zucchini noodles don't get soggy in soups, they cook evenly and they are an easy way to add veggies into soups. just add them to the end of the cooking process (3 minutes is all you need to simmer until al dente.) think chicken "zoodle" soups and "zoodle" ramens! ⁣

3️⃣ RAW - you can eat zucchini raw! in the summertime, there's nothing better than a cold zoodle salad, and I love simple pesto zucchini noodles or you can try an Asian-inspired Thai dressing like a peanut sauce.⁣

what are YOUR favorite ways to enjoy zoodles?! #zoodles #zucchininoodles #spiralizedzucchini #zucchinirecipes #spiralizerrecipes #spiralizerrecipe #spiralizer

do these veggies make my belly look big? 😛🤰🏻 🧅🥒🍅 be honest! #29weekspregnantwithtwins #monoditwins #twinpregnancy #pregnantwithtwins #29weekspregnant ...

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I love the simplicity of this zoodle dish, it's one of those "what the heck am I going to make for dinner tonight?!" 🤔 kind of meals. you can bulk this up with some grains or some grilled potatoes, too!⁣

search the blog for the recipe! 🖥️⁣

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