3rd Trimester Pregnancy Vlog ~ Registry Must-Haves, Cravings, Stretch Marks, & Balancing It All
Hey beautiful mama! How are you feeling? Is it just me or does this journey go sooo fast? I can’t believe I’m already almost 3 months out with Isabelle! I meant to post this just before she came and BOOM…reality with a newborn hit. It’s so much busier than I ever imagined!
Today I’m so excited to finally share this vlog! (You can find my first trimester vlog here and second trimester vlog here.) I’m answering all your questions about my third trimester — everything you want to know about workouts, nutrition, my registry, workout clothes, stretch marks, and embarrassing moments. Wait ’till you hear the one that happened at the end of my third trimester! 🙈
I filmed this right after our babymoon and since then so much has happened ~ we finished her nursery (nursery tour coming soon!), I had my shower (see that post HERE!), and the HQ threw me a surprise shower too! And of course Baby Bella arrived ;) I’m including some updates and lots of advice below.
I’ve also been sharing lots of highlights as a new mama on Instagram in my stories @KatrinaaScott.
Comment below and let me know how you’re feeling and if you have any more questions for me! I love chatting with you, and your advice and support mean the world to me. Can’t wait to continue this journey together!
Love you girls!
Kat & Baby Bella 💕
You can also watch on YouTube & Apple TV HERE!
3rd Trimester Workouts
I’ve been fortunate to feel really good in my 3rd trimester so I’m taking advantage of every morning I feel energized to get my workout in! Lately, I’ve been doing lots of workouts in the pregnancy channel in Studio Tone It Up, plus strength training with the Daily Moves. I’ve been focusing a lot on arms and booty and just keeping my core engaged through all exercises, but of course not doing crunches. I’m also comfortable doing yoga but have been modifying a bit. And I’ve been walking around the block….slowly! haha Brian has to push me up the hills! 😂
If you’re looking for more pregnancy-safe workouts, I’d definitely recommend checking out the pregnancy channel in your app ~ it’s so amazing for mamas-to-be!! I filmed over 20 prenatal workouts for you!
What Am I Eating?
I still follow the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, which is lean, clean, and green~ and I just listen to my body and add extra food when I feel like I need to or when I have cravings.
My cravings have pretty much been the same as my second trimester ~ yogurt parfaits, protein smoothies, and allll the ice cream 🍨 Brian has been ordering pizza and I have a couple slices with extra marinara (I don’t love cheese) and a big salad.
I’ve also been craving salt more lately this trimester. I did a Taco Tuesday recently with my girlfriends and we made these baked tortilla chips, guac, and an insanely amazing salsa. You have to try this simple recipe ~
Set oven at 350. Spray pan and tortillas with a little olive oil spray. Place on baking sheet and sprinkle a little salt. Bake for 10 minutes or until perfectly ‘toasted’.
Workout Outfits & More Fave Clothes
For non-workout clothes, I went to Forever 21 so I didn’t spend a lot. Search for ‘Knit dress,’ ‘sweatshirt dress,’ ‘maxi dress,’ and any other comfy clothes and they have great basics — who wants to spend a fortune on maternity clothes when you’re never going to want to wear them again…trust me, you won’t even want to look at them after lol. I already donated mine last week!
I have one pair of maternity jeans from Good American and they’re super cute, but I mostly lived in sundresses, maxi dresses, and pajamas!
My Registry~ Must-haves!
Thank you so much for your suggestions on my registry! It was sooo helpful! I asked you girls for your recommendations on Insta and went through all 1,800 comments. If an item was mentioned more than 10 times, I marked it down to add to my list.
Here are some of my favorites from my registry ~ I wanted to wait until I tested them to recommend them too. Here’s what I use all the time and what is actually useful! If you have any other recommendations, share below!
Dockatot! This has been amazing. Especially when I need to shower or bring her somewhere and ‘dock her’ haha.
Owlet Baby Monitor – Brian and I ordered this and we highly recommend it. It tracks your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels, which for us we just really wanted it for peace of mind. It’s worth it for us…it’s a higher price item so you could add it to your registry.
We went with the Nanit Baby Monitor from BuyBuyBaby ~ she’s not in her nursery YET, but we love it so far when she naps in there. We registered for it and our friends pitched in and gifted it to us!
UPPAbaby Vista Stroller – which works with the car seat and you can add another seat to it if you’re planning for more kiddos :) The quality is insanely amazing, so we fee like it will last for years to come…and hopefully future babies! We also included the Bassinet stand, mattress pad, snack tray, and parent organizer. I got it in the “loic”color, which is a soft white.
Minu Stroller– we haven’t used this yet, but we’re excited for when she can! We ordered it in this pretty teal color!
Solly Baby Wraps – I also got her some newborn outfits on here and they were my FAVORITE thing to put Bella in!
Haaka Pumps– As you may already know (from my Q&A on my Instagram) I use these all the time. I use one as a letdown catcher and I also use them as pumps on the go! There are no parts (just a suction), no electricity needed, and they’re so convenient. Make sure to register for the ones with the base at the bottom. Keep in mind what works for me, may not work for you. We’re all individual, so just test things out for yourself!
The Willow Pump– I’m excited to use this wearable pump. You girls highly recommended it, so I’ll be trying this especially when I’m at work.
Wipe Warmer- I actually bought two more of these after I registered for one since they’re so great! Grab them from wherever!
Mustela- Someone gifted this to us and we loveee their products. We received this KIT and it includes shampoo, lotion, and just necessities.
Nose Frida – it’s a gross concept… but it’s saved us a few times already! You basically suck out their boogers. It’s the worst thing when your baby’s nose is stuffed though, so it’s a must-have!
Nipple butter – no need for an explanation ~ you’ll just need it!
Boppy Pillow – I got this + a cover. A lot of you recommended the Breastfriend too! I didn’t get it, but I saw great things. It just comes down to preference! Also- check out Etsy for the cutest Boppy covers!
Those are my must-haves! Other than those things, you can register for smaller things like swaddles, baby clothes (onesies! I love the Spearmint baby and kickee brands. They’re both so soft. And seriously ~ you won’t want to put your baby in anything else, so they’ll wear these same things over and over since they’re so comfy. Make sure to follow my stories on Instagram too as I discover more things from you girls! I really appreciate all the moms in the TIU community helping me so much!! Nursery tour coming later this week!!
Stretch Mark Oils & Creams
You girls also had amazing recommendations for stretch mark creams and oils. I’ve been using them on my belly, hips, booty, everywhere! I love the brand and Mama Mio and Eraorganics- I order it on Amazon.
My Baby Shower ~ Ciao Bella!
I couldn’t have asked for a better day to celebrate baby Bella!! I shared all the details, inspiration of how it came together, and tips for throwing your shower in this new post here!
HQ Baby Shower!
The team at the HQ surprised us with a baby shower and we were so shocked and touched! Baby Bella already has so many TIU aunties and uncles! Some pics from the shower ~
Balancing It All…
I saw this question a lot ~ how do you balance your pregnancy with work, family, friends, and everything else going on? Balance is something I’m always working on. During my 3rd trimester I was prioritizing work, sleep, food, exercise, and time with Brian. Sometimes my priorities had to shift when I had a lot going on at the office and that’s OK. I always feel like there’s more I should be doing. I know this is natural so I’m working on showing myself compassion and knowing that everything will happen with time. I mean…I’m just finally getting my 3rd trimester vlog live~ so that’s a start! BUT, good news is I’m almost done with the Nursery Tour, which is going up later this week!
I hope I covered a lot of your questions!!!
More questions for me and each other? Comment below! Love you all so much! 💕