36 weeks and counting! This is my second pregnancy during my It Works “career” and all I can say is, thank goodness for It Works! This feeling is twofold.
My top 3 pregnancy related products!
1). Stretchmark Cream: 36 lbs with my first pregnancy, nearly all belly. No stretchmarks! 2 days before birth:)
2). Lip and eye cream! In this lovely time where you get little sleep, up multiple times a night, and feeling more than a tad crabby, the lip and eye cream has been amazing. Although, only a nice cup of coffee will help with me not FEELING tired, at least I don’t look so exhausted!
3) Protein Shakes. Snacking is a part of my everyday life, but even more so during pregnancies. The hard part is finding relatively healthy snacks that will satisfy your cravings and tummy rumblings. The It Works protein shakes come in both vanilla and chocolate, are non GMO, have no fake sugars, and are low on the glycemic index. Best of all, they don’t taste chalky! There are so many different combos of flavors that you can make. It never gets boring and you can tailor it to your mood/cravings that day.
My top 3 reasons I love this “job” during pregnancy.
1). Nap times. As anyone who has ever been pregnant knows, nap times can be a glorious thing during the beginning and the end of your pregnancy. Did you know growing a baby is exhausting! Whether it is just one of those days or you slept horribly the night before. Having an OPTION to take a short nap (or 3 hours) is really really nice!
2). Workouts! Fitting in a workout in a normal life can be challenging enough. Add in the feelings of being large, uncoordinated and the reduction in activities you can actually perform working out during pregnancy just gets harder and harder. I feel so blessed that I have the choice nearly every day to fit this into my schedule. Whether it is a long walk with my son, a run around the neighborhood, or a quick trip to the gym to get on the elliptical I have the ability to fit it in by owning my own time and not being a slave to the clock.
3). Quality time with my son 🙂
As the clock ticks down on the time that we have an only child, I am sure every mom starts to get a little sad. Will you love the second as much as the first? Will second child take up to much time/energy to keep the first one feeling special? Will I ever be able to leave the house and get somewhere on time again?! Those are a few of the scary and anxious feelings of having a second child. So as the day of a family of 4 gets closer and closer, I hug my little man more than normal, let him run around a little more than normal, and don’t get annoyed when he cries for me at 2am. You can never get back the time lost and I am grateful for all the time I have with him.