Link Love // My 10 Pregnancy Must Haves

Happy Friday! My goodness, where did June go?! These last two weeks have been a whirlwind of fun summer times, I'm in full-on summer mode and it's amazing. Loving these warm, long days. Spending all my days off at the beach and parks and eating a bit too much ice cream ;) Mount Pleasant friends we discovered an amazing ice cream shop called Roosters Ice Cream Bar and it's my new fav in town, and way too close to my house! Give them a try if you're in the hood.

I celebrated my 29 birthday yesterday (champagne birthday!) and this little babe is now 29 weeks along! I thought I'd share some of my must haves that has gotten me through this pregnancy so far and that will help me get through these next 10 weeks. Hazel was born early in June so I only had a handful of hot days being big and uncomfortable. I'm hoping we don't get too intense of a heat wave this summer because if all goes to plan, this babe's not due to arrive until mid-September, many hot and uncomfortable days ahead. 

My 10 Pregnancy Must Haves

  • The comfiest pants from Hazel & Jools (local to you Vancouverites!) I have a pair of their leggings that have been a dream! I literally throw them on every day when I get home (if I'm not wearing them already). 
  • This iced tea I'll be making all Summer long!
  • Ginger candies from whole foods, they got me through the first few months and helped so much with sickness.
  • There's no better way to wind down at the end of the day than with a bath! Pink House bath bombs have been so nice to use and so soothing for my achy legs after long days on my feet!
  • This citrus + mint body butter from Primally Pure has been one of my go-tos! My skin has been dry and gets itchy as it stretches, this smells amazing and I'm lovin' it. 
  • These dresses from Dwell + Slumber! I have one coming in the mail and I know I will live in it this summer and fall. Comfy clothes are a pregnancy and post-partum necessity!
  • Comfy shoes, if it's raining I'm in my Nike free's, but this summer I'm all about the birks and my favorite teva slides. 
  • Obvz my bbhugme pillow! 
  • I picked up the silkiest eye shades from Harlow Atelier and they're helping my sleep as well! I'm up almost every night at 3am tossing and turning, turning on white noise and popping these on have been helping me get more restful shuteye! (They're from local company Strathcona Stockings)
  • I have a big appetite this pregnancy, I'm always snacking. I've learned to stock up on lots of fruit and veggies, and chop up my veggies so I actually eat them! When I'm lazy and want a snack I don't want to do the work of washing and chopping, so I find if I do a bunch at once, it's a lot easier to grab a jar of pre-cut veggies to munch on! Lots of stovetop popcorn as well ;)

This comfy as ever linen top is by local gal Harly Jae! She just launched her shop this month and we are loving her pieces. I've worn this top too many days in a row this week and will be most of this summer :) check out her shop here!

bbhugme Pillow // A Pregnancy Must Have

I am so excited to be sharing about this pillow called the bbhugme.  It has truly been saving my sleep this pregnancy! When I was pregnant with Hazel, I never used a body or pregnancy pillow, but this time around I was already uncomfortable sleeping by about week 10 and I knew it was something I needed! My friend told me about these pillows that were deemed magical and I started following them on Instagram, I don't know about you, but when I start following some brands on instagram it doesn't take long for me to be convinced that what they are makin', I need. The only problem was at the time, they didn't ship to Canada!

So being my crafty just do it yourself I thought, why not just make one myself? So my pregnant pal Michelle and I set out on a mission to go find supplies to just whip up these pillows! We were at the fabric store, looking at every bit of jersey and organic bamboo, pricing out and trying to figure out what we would need to make these ourselves. It was actually pretty comical. I went onto their Instagram to look at photos of it once more, and compare pricing, etc and saw their latest post that they were shipping to Canada starting THAT WEEKEND! I was like um, yup, I think we should just save our time and energy and just buy these. Leave the pregnancy pillow making to the pros, and I am so glad I did. 

Took these photos a few weeks ago and the bump has already grown so much since then! 

Honestly, it's like no pillow I've felt. It's filled with little beads so it can form to your body however you want it to. Another reason I was really drawn to it was that you can use it as a nursing pillow! Being that we live in a one bedroom apartment, and are about to have four people living in it, keeping things around that don't have much use isn't something we can't do. Hazel loves to curl up in it when she's watching her morning cartoons, and Dan and I both love it as a pillow behind our heads when we're Netflixin'. It makes a great support around baby when they're learning to sit as well!

*Just want to say, this post is not sponsored! I truly love this pillow and want to share my experience with my bbhugme!