It’s the final countdown. I’ve made it. We’ve made it! I am officially in the last days of this pregnancy. Even though I’m not quite sure how many days it’ll be before we deliver, but I do know that I’ve been in here long enough to tell you what things you’ll need/want in preparation for entering into your own third trimester.
Like our other milestone lists (first trimester must-haves and second trimester must-haves), we’re focusing on Amazon for our third trimester must-haves list, and here’s why. Amazon has an amazing Baby Registry Offer that allows you to create a baby registry and receive 15% off any purchase you make off of it!
It’s so simple to use, you just add all your favorite baby things to your list and then share it with your family and friends. If you choose to make a purchase, don’t forget about that 15% off! Amazon also offers 90-day returns on baby registry items, which really comes in handy!
If you hadn’t signed up for Amazon Prime yet, you’re totally missing out. Since their grocery delivery hasn’t hit our area yet, we opt for Walmart Grocery Pickup, but for our monthly household goods, Amazon Subscribe & Save is the way to go! Amazon Prime helps me mom like a rockstar!
Third Trimester Must-Haves
I know that this seems a little crazy, but seriously though, I can barely breathe at any given time. I can’t sit without being uncomfortable, I can’t sleep, I can barely function. Sitting on an exercise ball helps to keep the pelvis in line and baby in position, plus it’s so much more comfortable.
I begged for one of these in my second pregnancy and it was a God-send. I felt invigorated, exhilarated, refreshed. I really think it also helped me to relax and enjoy the last few weeks of pregnancy because my tension and stress were relieved.
Achy sore muscles, spasms, charlie horses; oh the woes of pregnancy. If you’re facing it, it’s likely that most mamas have, and you aren’t alone. But something as simple as a heating pad is such a great companion to your sore muscles. You won’t regret this purchase!
My first pregnancy, we were running late for church and I just grabbed my shoes and headed out the door. When we pulled up, I tried to put them on and they.didn’t.fit. It was in the middle of a Louisiana summer and I was swollen beyond what I could have ever imagined. Epsom salt and a foot spa will be your BFFs.
I know I wrote about essential oils for pregnancy already, but the third trimester is a whole different ballgame. You’ll want to keep a few bottles handy. Gentle Baby does great for the pregnant mama. Your muscles will cry for joy when you use Deep Relief. A mix of Geranium, Ginger, and Lemon are great to combat swelling.
Freezer Meal Plans
As you enter into those last days, you’re doing one of two things; nesting or resting. No matter what, you’re probably thinking about your family and the best way to take care of them even after the baby comes. Preparing your meals is a great idea! Check out Pinterest for great freezer plan ideas!
Whether you want to admit it or not, you may need a little extra support. A Belly Band or support belt is an option whether you’re having round ligament pain, swelling, or even just carrying low!
If you’re planning to nurse, or not, you’ll want to get a supportive bra that is both comfy and stretchy. Your bosom is gonna grow, it’s gonna be uncomfortable, and your gonna want the room. Do yourself a favor and get ahead of the game.
If you’re still at the beginning of your pregnancy, I definitely would love if you took the time to check out our Printable Pregnancy Journal. This journal is a great resource to help you remember all of those fun/crazy pregnancy things!
If you’re looking for a community of mamas who love Christ and are looking for friendship, then you should totally join our Facebook Group My Real Christian Mama Life. Have fun and enjoy meeting other mamas and getting some strong encouragement from people just like you!
What are your favorite third trimester must-haves?
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, I am simply a mom trying to do what’s best for my family. Any information or advice given is to help educate and inform, not to diagnose, help, treat, or prevent any disease. Statements made have not been evaluated by the FDA. You should always check with a healthcare professional before starting something new.