Friday Favorites:: Pregnancy Edition

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Ok this week we’re going a different route on our typical Friday favorites. Since I’m heading into my 3rd trimester, I figured I could share some of my favorites making my pregnant life and belly a little easier as I slowly make my way into the last few weeks before my princess arrives!

Underwear for the Belly

 
Ok, so my underwear has gone through some challenges these last few months. To the point where I’ve considered going commando on a few occasions, but quickly take it back. Finding some appropriate underwear in my drawer that actually stay put and stay up has been difficult! I’ve noticed that as my belly gets rounder, the panties seem to bunch up under my belly. It’s so annoying and uncomfortable.  I haven’t bought any new underwear…. yet, but the ones I have on wear, wash and repeat have been a handful of No-Show Boy Shorts by Victoria Secret PINK collection! The fact that there’s no elastic waistband helps with the growing belly and surprisingly they stay up and are super stretchy and comfy! Totally recommend for pregnant mamas and non pregnant mamas alike!

Bras that I don’t Hate

 
I’m always going for comfort here, pregnant or not! I just can’t stand the straps and clips of regular bras right now and well, ever. I have always been the type of girl who takes her bra off the second she gets home, and being pregnant is no different. Because of my daily “Growing” situation, my regular bras are fitting me tight, go figure, seems like my belly isn’t the only thing popping out these days. These Cabales seamless bras I bought from amazon have done the trick for me! In the stage of “I hate wearing bras” they have definitely made my life a lot easier. I don’t feel restricted and in my opinion do the job I’m looking for, keeping my ladies covered, happy and safe! I’m not a young gal wanting all the perkiness and push up available, I just need to look presentable and have my ladies contained. 

Shopping for the Belly

I decided early on I wasn’t going to spend as much on maternity clothes as I did with my first baby 5 years ago. This time around I’m all about the sales and bargains! So for that reason my go to store has been Ross Dress for Less. Granted they don’t have the biggest maternity selection out there but you can find cute items on the cheap and on clearance too! During my first few times of maternity clothes shopping I drove around to 4-5 different Ross stores, scoping out their selection, grabbing a few items from each store and ultimately finding a nice wardrobe to fit my ever growing belly. Online shopping for maternity clothes has been a bust, so making my way out to the store every so often has been a lot easier and well scoping out the baby section is always a must!
 

Recipes I can stand to Smell, Cook and Eat

 
Food. It’s been a love/hate relationship during this pregnancy. At the beginning of this pregnancy I could cook for my family, but I wouldn’t eat it, just smelling it and seeing grossed me out. Luckily things have changed and I’ve gotten my appetite back. Recently I’ve been craving a lot of soups. The warm soup soothes my stomach plus it doesn’t feel like I’m eating so heavy. My favorite go-to soups these last few months have been Pintrest’s copycat versions of Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana and the Pasta E Fagoli. Both are instapot recipes but I’m sure there are stovetop versions out there too! At first I was intimidated trying to make these recipes, but they’re so easy and delicious, the whole family will enjoy!

Non Alcoholic Drinks

 
The only thing that sits well in my stomach and helps with the acid reflux and heartburn has been smoothies! All the smoothies and all the flavors, I’m not picky. I think the cold creamy consistency of my fav drink just helps sooth my aching acid prone belly. If I’m out and about I’ll usually stop at Smoothie King or Tropical Smoothie and get me a drink. If I’m at home my go to drink is to blend a handful of strawberries, a banana, blueberries a bit of sugar and cinnamon for the perfect combination. I always add ice because the colder it is the better, trust me.
 
I hope you enjoy some of my favorites! Let me know which ones you try!
 

 
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Elizabeth is an RGV girl, born and raised, who moved to Houston {January 2020} with her little family. She was a writer for the RGV Moms Blog for years and is now a part of the Houston team. She shares her heart and home with a 5 year old tiny teenager named Isabella Samantha {September 2015}, a baby girl on the way {April 2021} and her loving husband, Samuel. She majored in Public Relations at UT Pan American in Edinburg, Texas, now known as UTRGV. After a few short years working for a hospital’s marketing department after graduation, she found her calling and completed an alternative certification program to begin teaching. She loves working with children and hopes that by being in the classroom, she can make a difference. Elizabeth has been teaching little ones for 13 years now, ranging from 6 year olds to recently 6 month olds. She still finds time to write/blog in her free time as a form of stress reliever. She hopes to publish a SciFi book one day, as her dreams always tend to lean towards the supernatural. Which is why she loves to sleep so much! She enjoys online shopping, thrifting, scrapbooking and binge watching Netflix shows in her pajamas. In the short time she’s been living in Houston she’s come to realize that she HATES the traffic, LOVES the diversity and REALLY misses her momma back home.

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