After my last (pretty honest) post on pregnancy, it was easy to see that I’m not alone in my food and body struggles during this time of transition. I appreciate all of your comments and continue to find comfort in the #realtalk coming from friends and colleagues on this journey.
El Capitan (baby’s nickname) is 19 weeks now, so just about halfway there and I figured it’s about time to pop in with an update. I’m feeling really good and things are starting to get real–we find out the gender next week! In the meantime, let’s talk a little bit about what I’ve been wearing and eating.
What I’m Wearing
Lots of Three Seasons Maternity pieces from Thred Up (referral link). If you aren’t familiar, Thred Up is an online thrift/consignment store and I’m pretty much obsessed with it. Even more so now that I am pregnant and need clothes to fit this ever changing body without spending a gazillion dollars on maternity wear.
Thred Up has non-maternity, kids, jewelry, accessories and more, but I’m totally digging on the Three Seasons Maternity brand these days. I’ve purchased several pieces (including the top pictured above) and I love how they don’t necessarily look like maternity clothes (aka scrunchy sides). One of my earliest maternity purchases was a pair of Ann Taylor Loft maternity jeans for only $16.77. Seriously, pretty much every piece I’ve purchased has been priced at less than $20 and most items are “new with tags”! Plus their return policy is awesome if you need to send things back.
EDITED TO ADD: ThredUp has provided my readers an amazing offer! Use promo code KIMHOBANRD to get 50% off all first-time orders (up to $50). This code is valid through the end of March, so get on it!!!
If you follow this me at all, you already know I love Stitch Fix (referral link), so I was excited to schedule my first fix while pregnant. My stylist sent a mix of maternity and non-maternity items so that they would last beyond a few months. I kept everything and have another fix scheduled in a few weeks!
Another staple these days have been these Blanqi leggings. They’re a little pricey, but Kelly shared a Black Friday deal when they were 50% and I jumped on it. They’re super comfortable and stretchy, though I have noticed they’re starting to pill a little. If you have any tips on managing that, please share!
When I’m not heading out of my house for work or play, I’m lounging around in lots of comfy pajama pants and boyfriend’s oversized sweatshirts. (#realtalk) I’ve received a lot of questions on my workouts during pregnancy, so stay tuned for a separate post on that, including what I’m wearing to the gym. Spoiler alert: I’m not finding great maternity activewear. 🙁
What I’m Eating
I’m still loving dairy products, though it seems to be calming down a little. I’m no longer gulping down milk by the glass while stirring a pot of mac’n’cheese. 🙂 My friends at Muuna (I mentioned them briefly in my FNCE recap) sent me an amazing package of cottage cheeses last month, which made this dairy-loving pregnant lady very happy, but didn’t last too long before I had to restock.
Cereal is also still a staple for me, though I continue to switch up the brands/flavors. Bran flakes are a must-have, but other favorites lately are Kix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Peanut Butter Puffins.
The second trimester brought my energy back, meaning I am now cooking (a little) more often and tolerating veggies again. Eggs are still touch-and-go and avocado has literally made me vomit, but I feel more “normal” these days. Carby foods are my jam (see above: cereal), but I’ve also been enjoying fish, cooked veggies, soups and stews. My intuitive eating practice has become more solidified with this pregnancy and I’m trusting that my body knows what to do, especially when it comes to food.
That’s all for now. I’d love to hear what questions you have for me as I share my pregnancy journey! So far I’ve received a lot of requests to talk about my journey with fitness while pregnant, so that post will be coming soon. Have a great week, y’all!