One of the joyous parts of pregnancy is going into nesting mode and putting together all the thing that you will need for the new addition. That’s the fun part!
Please welcome my friend Anda, who is a freelance writer, who has written a wonderful article describing some key items you will need for the new baby.
You’re pregnant! Congratulations!
These are some of the most common phrases that you hear when you find out that you are going to bring another member to your family.
Apart from the normal excitement at becoming a mother, there are a lot of changes that will appear in your life.
Your body will obviously go through some transformations.
However, with patience and determination, it is possible to return to the silhouette you had before pregnancy.
One change that you will notice from the first months of pregnancy is on your shopping list.
You will start thinking about several items that you never had before on your list.
As the pregnancy evolves, the list becomes even bigger.
Moreover, apart from buying things for your comfort, you will start adding things necessary for the baby as well.
But let’s take them one by one and see what a future mom’s shopping list looks like while you’re pregnant.
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In the first months, you will be extremely curious to know as much information as possible about pregnancy and babies. Therefore, one of the first items that will have its place on your shopping list will be the pregnancy books.
You will discover many useful parenting books in your town’s library or online and you will read them with curiosity and impatience.
Even though the baby bump is not visible yet, you will also start searching for new pants and waistband extenders as well. You will notice that from one week to the other your body changes and the old pants will no longer fit you.
When you’re shopping for pants, you will also find a place in your shopping cart for a comfortable bra as well. Your breast will probably feel more tender now and so you will definitely prefer a bra without underwire.
During the entire pregnancy period and even starting from the first trimester, your skin will become drier than before.
If you neglect this aspect, you will notice that after giving birth, a lot of signs will remain on your body sometimes in the form of stretch marks.
A good all-over moisturizer will be your biggest ally during this period.
As you are approaching the second trimester, your shopping list will expand.
Therefore, when you enter in a clothing shop, you will search for more maternity wear.
This time we are talking about more than just pants and comfortable bras.
Your belly is expanding, and you will feel the need for more comfort.
Your nights will become also a bit more agitated and you will start searching for remedies that will help you have a good sleep.
Thus, you will find yourself adding a body pillow to your list.
It will help you feel more comfortable in the night and will help you find a good position that will allow you sleep as much as possible.
Baby Bedding and Furniture
During the second trimester, you will also start to look for items for your baby.
You still have enough time left to buy all the things he or she needs but take into consideration that when you are getting closer to the last trimester you will feel more tired and a bit more stressed.
This is why you can start buying several things in advance and start decorating your prince or princess’s room. For example, you can buy the changing table, baby bedding or the crib.
When you are reaching the final trimester, your shopping sessions will contain less items, but it will be more consistent.
Your baby becomes your top priority and you start preparing your pregnancy kit.
You also start preparing the supplies for the first weeks with the baby at home. Therefore, you start buying feeding supplies and diapers.
In the last trimester, you also finalize the baby’s room and add the final items that will make your life easier.
At this stage, you will buy items such as the baby’s carrier, and a car seat.
It’s better to have them already in place when the baby is born.
This is how you will have less stress after giving birth and be able to enjoy more quality time with your child.
Once you reach the last trimester you will also start feeling heavier and feel the pressure on your spine.
The baby will be positioning him or herself to get ready for delivery.
It will soon be time to meet your bundle of joy!
What does your pregnancy shopping list look like? Share your experience with us!
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___About the author___
Hello! My name is Anda. I am an enthusiastic and energetic freelance writer.
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