What Surprised Me About Pregnancy

When it comes to being pregnant, I really cannot complain. I would probably rate my overall experience an 9 / 10. And most of the negative experiences were emotional vs. physical for me. Since I am nearing the last few weeks of my pregnancy (3 more to go, to be exact), I thought it would be fun to share the good, bad and unexpected when it came to being pregnant for me. 

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Unexpected Gift Ideas for a Mama-to-Be

I wanted to share a few ideas of the unexpected gifts we loved receiving before baby and that will hopefully help anyone that has someone expecting in their lives! Note: this list doesn't include any items we registered for. I wanted to share the truly unexpected or requested items!

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35 Week Bumpdate

Here we are...35 weeks pregnant and it’s starting to hit me that this baby is coming SOON! I’ve had such a great pregnancy (healthy, happy and not too miserable), so I’m kind of sad knowing this phase will be over soon. 

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What I'm Packing in my Hospital Bag

I cannot believe it's that time...I've officially started to pack my hospital bag! At first, the idea of packing a hospital bag felt overwhelming. I asked all my mama friends for advice on what they REALLY liked having or truly needed while at the hospital to compile my list of essentials. Some of the ideas were helpful and some didn't seem necessary, but I loved hearing everyones advice. In the end, you just have to do what is best for you! 

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Third Trimester Healthy Meals

I shared a healthy meal plan that I was following in my second trimester, but thought I should share an updated version based on the foods I've been craving in my third trimester. It's so true that your appetite increases as you get toward the end of pregnancy, meaning you have to eat more. I also found out that I was low in iron and needed fiber, so I definitely tried to add that into my diet as much as possible. Here is what worked for me...

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How I'm Preparing for Maternity Leave

If I am being honest, the biggest stressor I have faced this entire pregnancy has been about my maternity leave. Truly, I've had more anxiety (and nightmares) about this unknown part of having a baby as a business owner than stressing about the actual childbirth process itself!

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Favorite Pregnancy Products

Since I am nearing the end of this pregnancy (SO CRAZY) I thought I would round-up my favorite products that have helped me get through all the ups and downs of growing a tiny human. To be honest, this pregnancy has flown by! I do think it's helped that I have been pretty healthy the entire time. Minus a few bouts of exhaustion, I've been able to power through. I didn't buy a ton of maternity products, but I did find some amazing essentials.

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Hello, Third Trimester!

And just like that, we are in the third trimester! It’s so crazy how fast this pregnancy is going. On one hand, I’ve really enjoyed being pregnant and all of the changes that come with it, but I’m also so eager to meet this baby boy! The third trimester just seemed to come so fast. Maybe it was because we packed a lot into the last few weeks of our second trimester? Either way, I have a feeling the rest of this pregnancy is going to fly by.

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