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The last weeks before my pregnancy have been very busy although we are supposed to rest during those moments. One of the things that I did early on was getting ready my hospital bag. I think I was way too excited for that moment that I got ready way ahead of time. A list? You will find many online. But what did I actually use?
The preparation of “the suitcase” is done in two steps: essentials for mommy and essentials for baby.  Today, it’s all about Mommy needs:
– Super comfy pajamas ideally with an easy access top to facilitate breastfeeding. I enjoyed going to the Thyme maternity’s comfy section and I will share with you some of my favorite pieces.

– You will also need breastfeeding bras (especially after “milk flow”). I purchased two items from thyme maternity and I loved one so much that I went back and got 3 more. They come in very handy when breastfeeding outdoors and I also feel comfortable sleeping in it. (I also packed my nursing pillow and some nursing pads)

– Extra large and absorbing sanitary pads (for the first days at least) since baby won’t be the only one wearing diapers.
– Large comfortable underwear. I got mine from Walmart (Fruit Of The Loom).
– A complete bathroom kit. I know that some women shower at the hospital and put on makeup but I personally feel like I brought way to many unnecessary items. I barely used my face-wash, cream, lip balm, hair ties, deodorant, face mist and toothbrush.
– Things to snack on (obviously).
– Clothes to leave the hospital. Prepare maternity pants or an elastic pant ( I will include a selection of nice pants that I loved wearing while pregnant). I left the hospital with my zipper wide open. I thought I would fit into my boyfriend jeans but no luck there! I realized then that I have to give my body the time it needs to get back in place.

– Your phone charger.
Biggest thank you to my husband and my parents that were the single most important elements I brought with me to the hospital.
Don’t hesitate if you have any questions or doubts, I will be happy to help ?

15 September 2016 0 comment
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Off the shoulder top Le Chateau Sandals Off the shoulder top

What I appreciate the most lately, is spending time with my husband. We take advantage of every opportunity to be together, at home or outside. Last week, we did a delivery to the Kubik store in Saint Jean sur Richelieu (that sells the Bibouzi Boutique bags) and we took advantage of being there to take some pictures of my outfit to share with you this easy going look and my new favourite sandals. I hope you are enjoying your summer and that you are taking the time to do your favourite activities!

Le Chateau Sandals Off the shoulder top

I’m wearing
Shorts: H&M Maternity
Top: Winners
Sandals: Le Chateau
Clutch: Bibouzi Boutique

3 August 2016 1 comment
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No Stretch marks

As I became pregnant, my mom made sure that I knew how important it is to stay hydrated. She certainly speaks from experience, so I better follow her advice. The further I go in my pregnancy, the more inelastic my skin becomes and the more I realize how relevant my mom’s advice! Every pregnant women is a target of stretch marks, hence why we should be even more careful: avoid scratching sensitive areas such as the tummy even though at some point it becomes very hard not to, and hydrating as much as possible to enhance the elasticity of the skin. Lately, I’ve been using three products religiously: an oil and two creams. The oil allows me to deeply massage my tummy and I use the cream when I am in a rush, when I don’t want to stain my clothes and that I don’t have enough time to to wait on the product to be fully absorbed. As of now, the creams seem to be working , we shall see how it does in the long run…

A little extra: the Attitude cream smells heavenly good and is soft like cotton! I want to cream my entire body with it. It is also a Montreal brand that makes products for the home, for mothers, for babies, etc. These products are safe which is reassuring, it is a very important factor for me.

20 July 2016 0 comment
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Tiffany Rose Tiffany Rose Tiffany Rose Tiffany Rose

Before I write anything, these pictures were taken a few weeks ago: my tummy is now bigger than it looks here. I’d like to take a moment to talk very quickly about all the changes that occur in the last trimester of pregnancy from a physical perspective. I receive a lot of love from you guys and that fills my heart with happiness. Nevertheless, let me tell you that it could look cute on pictures but it isn’t on a daily basis. Since my tummy is getting bigger and bigger, the baby it getting stronger and stronger and I am having more and more trouble moving and I become out of breath very fast. The result: I am often tired and do less things that I wished I would. This doesn’t stop me from staying positive and to think of the role of a mother: we “endure” everything and we don’t mind it, we just want our baby to be healthy.
Moving on, I discovered an English designer, Tiffany Rose, that makes the cutest little gems: everyday dresses, evening or ceremony gowns, you will find something for every occasion. What I loved the most from my experience is the choice and beauty of the different dresses and the quality of the materials. I can’t wait to wear it after my pregnancy, I am sure it would look just as great!

Tiffany Rose Tiffany Rose Tiffany Rose

I’m wearing
Dress: Tiffany Rose
Shoes: Le Chateau

27 June 2016 0 comment
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