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This may be a dorky post. I got pregnant with my first at 19, was in college, and got by on the bare essentials. Sweats instead of maternity clothes, PB and dried beans,etc. Now 8 years later I am expecting #2. I am in a place financially to be able to get those fun things that all of my friends have gotten while pregnant and loved.<br><br>
Now this may sound a little superficial, but dang it, I dont care...lol. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
I keep hearing good things about Bella Bands. I see the cutest maternity clothes. Belly creams...lol. Body pillows. Pregnancy teas. You name it.<br><br>
I promised myself that this time around I would pamper myself a bit more during pregnancy, after not being able to buy food the first time around.<br><br>
So....what do you have that you love?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> What are your favorite pregnancy things?
 

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A really good body pillow to use in bed. It has made SUCH a difference and at just about 8 months along, I'm still sleeping well.
 

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I tried the bella band and I was too hot in it, I see the point, but I haven't actually used it! I like the old navy maternity real waist stuff, it looks like regular pants, but bigger in the waist. They run huge though, I would size down at least a size, and two sizes maybe even. Most of the fun stuff besides nice looking maternity clothes are when the baby is here!
 

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Pregnancy body pillows!! One goes in front and one behind with adjustable velcro in middle!! I should have done this 3 kids ago!!
 

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Not a dorky post at all! I'm on baby number 2 and I think last time I was so focused on the baby registry and what baby needs that I didn't get enough of what would have been nice for me to have for post partum healing up, etc. I cant think of too many pregnancy things, but here's my list of wants this time around:<br><br>
Earth Mama Angel Baby stuff - post partum bottom spray, bath herbs, and bottom balm for healing up down there<br><br>
cloth mama pads for post partum - I'm actually looking forward to using these instead of disposable ones, lol<br><br>
a cute/ nice set of nursing pjs<br><br>
for pregnancy, I cant think of much? I do have a regular body pillow that's nice. I'm thinking of buying the tummy band thing from granolababies.com - I like that it can be used for nursing afterwards too. (The bella band is made of a material that I can see getting really hot in, like a pp said.) Of course splurging on a cute maternity top is always fun too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Enjoy pampering yourself this time around!<br><br>
Ok, I thought of one thing we did and it might sound silly to anyone else, but we bought a nice expensive blender to make smoothies with and I have been drinking fruit smoothies every day now! I guess that's a pregnancy indulgence, but its good for me. So in the end I guess its whatever makes YOU feel pampered - go for it!
 

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Body Pillow !!!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Pregnancy body pillows!! One goes in front and one behind with adjustable velcro in middle!! I should have done this 3 kids ago!!</div>
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Oooh.. could you post a link to that or give a brand name? That sounds perfect!
 

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The thing that has been great this time is one awesome fitting pair of maternity pants (Gap Long and Lean underbelly style)! I *never* thought that it would be worth it to buy $68 jeans, but my mom insisted on buying them for me one day and they are heaven! Worth every penny! I wish I had had these for the first two babies!
 

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YOGA. LOTS AND LOTS OF YOGA. Truly I think it is one of the best things that a pregnant woman can do. If you treat yourself to anything... (after the pillows of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )
 

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I think <a href="http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?page=proframe&prod_id=62045&searchtype=HP_Header&keywords=maternity%20pillow" target="_blank">this</a> is the one momazon4 is talking about.<br><br>
I have it and love it!
 

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My body pillow. Get a good expensive one with good solid filling. BabiesrUs sells a huge one that wraps around your whole body to go btw your knees and under belly and breasts, its HUGE... so comfy!<br><br>
This time I am so happy Burts Bees has a Mama Bee line! I am so getting all of that. Pamper that body!
 

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A pregnancy massage! I'm counting the days til Mother's Day because I always ask for a gift certif for a massage.<br><br>
My mom made me a belly band and it was very functional, but it was too hot.<br><br>
And I'm planning to get mama cloth from Ama'z Padz.
 

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PJ pants. Pathetic, maybe. I found a pair of black PJ pants at Target for under $10. Elastic band that sets way under belly button, long, wide legged, thin material that sways with the breeze--they look real dressy-like....or college-kid-like, depending on the top/shoes I wear. Most of all...SO comfy!! I bought 2 pairs in December and have worn them loyally since....washing them regularly of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I wear them <i>everywhere</i>--work, play, nice dinners, etc--and nobody knows the difference (wouldn't care if they did <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )<br><br>
When browsing for comfy "maternity clothes"....don't forget about the PJ section--you can find real comfy things to wear! Depending on what it is, you can't tell that if they're "PJ's" or not. I hate "maternity pants"....I just can't find anything that fits right. I'm SO happy to have found my black PJ pants!
 

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My Snoogle body pillow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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You guys are AWESOME! I am so stoked to go shopping now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
What are some favorite sites to shop at? I really would like to support some WAHM in my quest to spend...lol.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">PJ pants. Pathetic, maybe. I found a pair of black PJ pants at Target for under $10. Elastic band that sets way under belly button, long, wide legged, thin material that sways with the breeze--they look real dressy-like....or college-kid-like, depending on the top/shoes I wear. Most of all...SO comfy!! I bought 2 pairs in December and have worn them loyally since....washing them regularly of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I wear them <i>everywhere</i>--work, play, nice dinners, etc--and nobody knows the difference (wouldn't care if they did <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )<br><br>
When browsing for comfy "maternity clothes"....don't forget about the PJ section--you can find real comfy things to wear! Depending on what it is, you can't tell that if they're "PJ's" or not. I hate "maternity pants"....I just can't find anything that fits right. I'm SO happy to have found my black PJ pants!</div>
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LOL I thought I was the only one who wore Target pj bottoms almost daily! I wear them to work, even!<br><br>
Here's the body pillow I have: <a href="http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?page=proframe&prod_id=1944907&AK=1" target="_blank">http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2....d=1944907&AK=1</a><br><br>
It was a gift from DH for Christmas and I just love it. Also, he got me a spa gift certificate and a few weeks ago when I was really stressed and about 35 weeks pg, I took a day off of work and went and got a facial, a manicure, and a pedicure. It was pure, pure heaven. If you want to pamper yourself, I highly reccommend it!
 

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Yoga pants! I got mine from Target, too. They're stretchy, but fitted enough to wear to work. I even wore a pair to my niece's confirmation. And some of them are short enough to be capris.<br><br>
My biggest luxury, I think, is naps. I'm not someone who likes to go home from work, ever. I have a huge guilt complex about it, but there have been a few times during this pregnancy when I've cut out early to catch a nap before dinner. My coworkers and dh have been very supportive. It sounds so simples, but you don't have to make classes now- just take a nap when you need one.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The thing that has been great this time is one awesome fitting pair of maternity pants (Gap Long and Lean underbelly style)! I *never* thought that it would be worth it to buy $68 jeans, but my mom insisted on buying them for me one day and they are heaven! Worth every penny! I wish I had had these for the first two babies!</div>
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LOVE LOVE my Gap long and leans <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Love all my Gap maternity clothes! Also, I got 2 maternity camisoles from Target in white and cream and I can put them under any top, and I've been pretty much able to wear a lot of my regular shirts up until really recently...extended my wardrobe big time!
 

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regular massage.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: Even if you only have time to fit in a 15 min chair massage, do it. So yummy.
 

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I use the pillow that goes on both sides PLUS a long body pillow to go between my knees.<br><br>
I also like those rice filled bags with herbs in them you put in the microwave and use as heating pads. We just got a hold of a microwave, so I can heat mine!
 
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