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It’s my second time around at this pregnancy game and this time, I’m so much more aware of what’s needed to take care of myself. The tricky part is 1) we’re undergoing a renovation, 2) I have my own business that occupies half of my brain and 3) we have a toddler that occupies the other half. But I still know what’s needed, which is why I’m offering to lend you a hand in case you’re trying to figure out what to buy your pregnant friend. I mean, we’ve all had at least one by now, right?
wearing : the cindy by bumpsuit (use code THEGREYEDIT for 20% off)
The below items have been compiled from years of research — literally. Tested, approved, will be gifting just the same to fellow mama-to-be friends of mine. The categories span from items to wear all the way to self care, and also vary across price points. I hope this is helpful as if you’ve never been pregnant before, this stuff can be incredibly foreign. So my advice is – if you want to buy something for her baby, go to her registry and if she doesn’t have one yet and you’d like to get something more for her, follow the list below. And hey, why not go in on a just-because gift with another friend? Because as women, we’re here to lift each other up, ammiright?!
because let’s face it, lace just gets real uncomfortable as the months go on.
faves include: these hipsters by Commando, these thongs by Chantelle, these briefs by Sloggi and these boy shorts by Skims
because it’s all she’ll want to live in some days, and most definitely will be come third tri.
faves include: this terry cloth option by Parachute, this one by Barefoot Dreams and this or this option by Ugg
because no girl wants to buy these for herself, but another necessary evil.
faves include: these by Beyong Yoga, these by Hatch, and this faux leather pair if she wants to get fancy by Spanx
because she’ll want to live in them, literally. the perfect base layer year round and goes great under any jacket or cardi.
faves include: this short and pant option from Lululemon, this short option from Alo Yoga, this pant option from Beyond Yoga and this short and pant option from Bumpsuit
because she’ll need a stylish top layer to go over her unitard base layer.
faves include: this coatigan by Mango and this short or this long elevated baby Alpaca cardi by Sskein (obvs go in on with a friend)
another option for her to live in alongside her unitards and underneath her cardis.
faves include: all options modeled and listed here in this blog post
because as the belly grows, she’ll be holding onto as much sexy as she can.
faves include: this washable silk short set and pant set by Lunya, this matching set from Eberjey, and if she’s really luxe, this feather set from Sleeper
because she’ll need slipps to go with those jammies.
faves include: these shearling clogs by Parachute, this one by Ugg and this one by Jenni Kayne for the ultimate elevated option
noticing a trend here? yes, she’ll want to keep her whole body cozy, including her feetsies. plus it’s good for the brewing babe to keep mom’s toes warm at night.
faves include: these & these by Le Bon Shoppe, these by Barefoot Dreams, these by Ugg
because it’s a necessary evil, and her husband will love you (huge kidding, so a must gift if you’re not a fan… HA)
faves include: this c shaped option and u shaped optionby Leachco
because she’ll take any comfort at night she can get.
faves include: this classic by Slip, this weighted one by Lunya and this cutout option if she has lash extensions
because pregnancy brain is real and she’ll be getting distracted often, leaving her coffee endlessly cold.
faves include: this at home mug and this to go travel mug from Ember
because ultimate thirstiness is a thang in pregnancy — big time. and when there’s a straw, it’s proven, she’ll drink more.
faves include: this one by Stanley as the winner and this runner-up by Hydroflask
because getting into zen mode and having a serene environment is oh so necessary for keeping calm.
faves include: this diffuser and these oils by Vitruvi
because your girl wants to do everything in her power to avoid stretch marks — obvs.
faves include: this algea oil by OSEA, this apricot oil by Eminence and this cream by Nemah
because yes, she might get the glow, but she very well might also be getting the breakouts.
faves include: this drying cream by Mario Badescu, this tinted SPF by Epionce and this detox mask by Follain
because every pregnant mama deserves to look cute, even when she’s going into her regular OB visits.
faves include: this Kn95 set and this neutral variety pack by Maskc
because no mama to be wants to have puffy under eyes or dark circles before babe.
faves include: these and these from Patchology, these from Peter Thomas Roth
because a little spa day always brightens a woman’s day… especially when she’s growing a child.
local faves include: Le SPA de l’hôtel LOTTE, Elaia Spa, The Spa at Four Seasons & Spa Noir
because hello! time away solo will feel realll niiice (especially if she has kids). bonus points if it has a tub in the room and/or spa within the property.
local faves include: Palihotel, Lotte Hotel, Hotel Theodore, Hotel 1000 & The Alexis
Lifestyle blogger, photographer, mother to my son Boden and frenchie Smalls, wife to my hubs Trevor.
I built this space in an attempt to inspire you to find your edit and empower you to create the life you desire. Through digital content and honest storytelling, I hope to guide you along the way. Because everyone has an edit, and I'm here to help you find yours.
Get To Know Me
Mother. Wife. Blogger. Photographer. I built this space in an attempt to inspire you to find your edit and empower you to create the life you desire. Through digital content and honest storytelling, I hope to guide you along the way. Because everyone has an edit, and I'm here to help you find yours.
Hi, I'm Cortney
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