The first 13 weeks are miserable. Yes, joy and excitement over a baby. Don't get me wrong.
But sickness. Tiredness. Puking. Constant hunger. Nothing fits. Bloating.
There are few things that I would consider essentials for the first trimester.
Shea Butter. I don't know how officially accurate this is … but when I was pregnant with Emmett someone told me that using Shea Butter will stop stretch marks from coming. Well, I have been through two babies and no stretch marks. Hoping that by starting this early, the third will result in the same! I actually hate the smell of this stuff, but if it works, I will continue to use it. The Body Shop.
These Pointe dresses from Gap were a lifesaver. I am sure that my work friends are tired of seeing me wear them. But they were amazing. Thick cotton, very loose in the right places and fitted in other places. They did a a pretty good job hiding my growing belly while still being comfortable. I wore them as-is, or with a blazer and boots or with a long-sleeved tissue tee underneath. They are from GAP. Even in to pregnancy, they still fit great.
I love Camis. Pregnant or not. I don't know about you, but I struggle to find the right ones that will 'stay down.'. Here is the secret place I found … Len outlet in Minneapolis (and I think they have stores in the suburb malls too). Have you been? They carry camis in two lengths - waist length and then "extra long." The long ones nearly cover your bootie! Perfect length to wear under tunics with leggings and they "keep it all in."
Obviously. You never know when you may puke.
I read so many articles that say not to invest in designer denim. I couldn't disagree more. Yes, it is spendy. But everyone needs a great pair (or pairs!) of jeans. You are pregnant for nine months - you deserve to feel good while you are pregnant. These jeans are awesome. They fit great, they don't look like maternity mom-pants. And they are cute. I found two pairs at A Pea in the Pod right after Christmas - they retail for about $250 but with post-holiday sales, I got each pair for about $90. That's … a great deal. And worth every penny. Watch for sales.