Jillian’s Pregnancy Must-Haves

1. I loved reading Expecting Better by Emily Oster. She’s a renowned economist who wanted to make informed decisions about raising her kids based on facts and research. I also just ordered Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman and plan to read it while on maternity leave.

Expecting Better by Emily Oster, $17 // Multiple locations (Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Target) // penguinrandomhouse.com

Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman, $18 // Multiple locations (Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Target) // penguinrandomhouse.com

2. Glow Nurture app

Glow Nurture App, Free // Apple App Store and Google Play // glowing.com/nurture

3. I am so thankful that supercute flats are trendy right now! I have stocked up on Sam Edelman and Jeffrey Campbell slip-ons and loafers.

Sam Edelman Slip-ons and Loafers, from $50 // Multiple locations (Sam Edelman at NorthPark Center, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus) // samedelman.com

Jeffrey Campbell Slip-ons and Loafers, $145 // Multiple locations (Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters) // jeffreycampbellshoes.com

4. For beauty, I love Mama Mio products. Their face wash and boob tube are awesome!

Mama Mio Products, prices vary // Multiple locations (Buy Buy Baby, Amazon, Walmart) // mioskincare.com

5. I have gone through about five bottles of Bio-Oil to prevent any stretch marks or skin irritation as my bump grows.

Bio-Oil, from $5.99 // Multiple locations (CVS, Walgreens, Ulta Beauty) // bio-oil.com

6. I didn’t realize I could use a heating pad until I was already in my fifth month, but it has been a lifesaver for my back ever since.

7. When it comes to local restaurants, Chris and I are creatures of habit. You will find us rotating between Mi Cocina, Taverna and The Porchon a weekly basis.

Mi Cocina // Multiple locations // micocinarestaurants.com

Taverna // Multiple locations // tavernabylombardi.com

The Porch // 2912 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, 214/828-2916 // theporchrestaurant.com

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