pregnancy essentials | the east family

pregnancy essentials | the east family


(upbeat whimsical music) (kissing) – What’s up everybody? Welcome back to our channel. I’m Shawn. – And I’m Andrew. – And we are– – The East Fam, whaddup? – So loud. – I’m gettin’ good at it, I like it. – You scream in my ear. – The people love it, the people love it. – I know we just did a video about what’s in my hospital bag, but we’ve gotten a lot of questions throughout this pregnancy about what products I’ve been using, what have been my staples, what have gotten me
through the first trimester and the second trimester
and the third trimester. So I thought I would
kind of run through some of the products that I haven’t
been able to live throughout and have gotten me through
some of the rougher times. – A pregnancy haul per se. – Per se. – So anyway, I feel like
this is another video in which I am not needed. – Nope. – So I’m gonna let you do your thing. – You can sit over there
and if I miss anything, kinda yell it in. – Cool, I’ll just go sit over there. – Yeah. – But I love you.
– Love you. – Bye. – We do want to address the, I don’t want to say the
elephant in the room, but YouTube took away our comments again. We apologize. We don’t know why, we don’t
know how to get them back. We are as frustrated as you guys. So please, press the subscribe button, turn on the notification,
give us a thumbs up and head over to Instagram or Facebook. Leave your comments there
so we know what you like, what you don’t like, just everything and we can continue our community. Also we do still have Patreon going on. You can go over toe Patreon. We started that as soon as
our comments were disabled so we had a platform where we could communicate with you guys. All this will be in the description below. If you have any questions
about any specific products that I have been using and
why I’ve been using them that I don’t cover, please leave them on one of those platforms. We’ll try to answer it for you guys. We should get started. First up, I have to say every pregnancy is completely different. I have probably eight
different friends right now that are pregnant and all of their pregnancy
symptoms have been different. So if some of these don’t
apply to you, you do you. But this is what has worked for me. I have collected everything
that has gotten me through my pregnancy so far. I am currently 32 weeks. Nash, just come here. – [Andrew] I’ll put him in the background. – Come on, come say hi to the people. No, you wanna stay (mumbles)? Anyways, I’m currently 32 weeks. Baby East is closing in. I’m getting so excited and so terrified. We’re working on the nursery, we’re gonna show you guys the nursery. We’re gonna show you everything. It’s just overwhelming. I feel like there’s so much to do and not nearly enough time. Anyways, first trimester. First trimester is pretty rough. Body-wise, your body doesn’t change really hardly
at all like bump-wise. So you’re not uncomfortable, but first pregnancy I
was incredibly nauseous. I truly felt like I was
hungover every single day. I would wake up and I’d have a migraine. I would have nausea. I would never throw up, I would just feel like
I was going to throw up. And so two things that I
don’t have in this bag, I should’ve ordered it, the two things that were really,
really helpful with that. With nausea I would go
to your local drug store, CVS is right down the street. And I would get the motion sickness bands that you buy if you go on a boat and you literally wear
those all day, every day. It helped a ton. It does kind of give it
away that you’re pregnant, so if you’re trying to hide that, make sure you wear long sleeves, which is kind of sketchy. But I wore those literally
all day every day. I also lived off of Chinese food. That’s how I found out I was pregnant, or thought I was pregnant two years ago was I had this undying
craving for Chinese food, which we really don’t eat Chinese food. Andrew and I were hanging
out one day, I’m like, “I really want Chinese food.” And I had a thought, I was like,
“Whoa, maybe I’m pregnant.” Yeah, so those two things. Other things that I used first trimester and I’m still using, skin care, Drunk Elephant is my go to. It’s pregnancy safe. It’s all safe ingredients. No sketchy chemicals
and works really well. I also from the first
day that I got pregnant was told that I needed to
proactively take care of my skin so I don’t get stretchmarks. So I used Burt’s Bees
Mama Bee Belly Butter. And then this Bio-Oil Skincare Oil. So every night before I go to bed, Andrew can confirm this, I stand
buck naked in the bathroom. I cover my whole body in Burt’s
Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter and then I cover my whole body in Bio-Oil. – [Andrew] What do we call it? – Can I say that? We call it lubin’ up. I don’t know why I just
got embarrassed by that. More Drunk Elephant. Care/ofs. So I am the worst person in the world when it comes to taking my vitamins. I have an entire cabinet
filled with vitamins that I’ve never taken. And because I got pregnant and was told that prenatals
were so important, I signed up for Care/of. It’s really cool. You go online, you take this quiz that
says what your goals are. I said, “I’m pregnant,” and they send you these little packets. You just take one packet every day and it has your DHA in it,
it has your probiotics, it has your prenatal. Everything that you need for pregnancy. So I’ve been taking
those, they’re amazing. And I have granola cereal in here. I also lived off of,
besides Chinese food, carbs. I loved this cereal. It is One Degree Organic,
Gluten Free, Sprouted, Ancient Maize Flakes. And granola. I would eat this all day, every day. On Guard essential oils. It’s not good to get sick when you’re in your first trimester or
throughout your entire pregnancy, so I traveled a lot and I would cover my
airplane seats in On Guard. I would cover myself in On Guard. I also used a lot of essential oils. I was so tired and fatigued. I would use the essential
oils that are energize. What is this? Magnesium. This is the one supplement that I would take outside of Care/of. It’s Ancient Nutrition Magnesium. If you load up on magnesium
before you get pregnant, which is hard to plan, but especially during
your first trimester, it can really help with nausea. Mama Natural. I was told to get this book
as soon as I got pregnant. It has a bunch of holistic remedies for nausea and headaches and it walks you through
your entire pregnancy. You don’t have to be a holistic person to get this book. It just gives you, like if you
don’t want to take Tylenol, or if you get stretch marks or something, it has some home remedies
that you can use. And I have toothpaste in here because I couldn’t put a dentist in here. So one of the things that
I noticed first trimester is my gums started bleeding really bad, and one of our best, close
friends is actually our dentist and he was like, “You need
to go to the dentist more. “There’s actually something
called pregnancy gingivitis “and it’s just a symptom
’cause of all the hormones.” So I have gone to the
dentist a couple times throughout this pregnancy
and I go again next week. The last two things with the
first trimester was naps. I napped all day, every day. And tissues. I was very, very emotional. Andrew and I would be watching a movie and I would just start bawling and I don’t cry when I watch movies. So that’s what got me
through the first trimester. Second trimester is a lot easier, but more confusing than
the first trimester because your body starts to change. You’re no longer nauseous
and you get your energy back which is kind of amazing. You feel invincible. You feel like you can work out. I was waking up really early. I was going to bed late. I didn’t have to sleep as much. I felt amazing, but my cravings changed. I no longer wanted Chinese food and carbs. I wanted red meat, nothing but red meat. This is a steak by the way. And this is homemade beef jerky. Lot of red meat. I also lived in, these were a god sent all the way through second trimester. Lulu sells these really baggy T-shirt. And so your body and
your boobs and your belly can change a lot and you still fit in it. And then Lulu’s align leggings. Amazing. You can pull ’em up all
the way over your belly and your belly doesn’t feel restricted. I wore these, I still wear these, but now that I’m well
into my third trimester, there’s something else that’s greater. I’ll tell you that when
we get to third trimester. I also craved watermelon,
a lot of watermelon. I would eat one of these a day. Don’t ever look at the caloric intake of an entire watermelon. I did that and I regretted it. I would use, my parent’s
dog chewed this up, a pressure point ball. I started having a lot of back
pain in my second trimester. I felt like the baby was
pulling or pushing on something, so my back would always hurt. So I’d take these on the
airplane, everywhere that I go. And then towards the end
of your second trimester, so I started feeling the
baby kick at week 19. I popped and had my
first big bump at week 20 and so I bought a belly band. This is Belly Bandit and
I got it in a size medium where you just wrap it around yourself and Velcro it right under your belly and it supports your belly. This is great for working out, especially now in third trimester. I can’t even walk
without my belly hurting, so this really helps. I also started getting prenatal massages in my second trimester just
because of my back pain, and the other thing that was pretty crazy is since around week 20 I did pop, my bump started really showing. I could no longer sleep on my stomach, which I’m a stomach sleeper and it would get really uncomfortable. So I had to invest in my
first pregnancy pillow which is amazing. I actually have two of these. I put one on each side of me and then I prop myself up
with two pillows under my head because if I lay flat, the baby lies on my
lungs and I can’t breathe which is always great. So yeah, that’s second trimester. Second trimester is definitely interesting because your body starts
changing so crazy, but it’s also really cool ’cause
you start feeling the baby. You can see that your
belly’s physically changing. It’s just kind of a crazy, crazy time. Okay, third trimester. Third trimester is crazy
because your energy that you had in your second
trimester now goes away. You were like really tired
in the first trimester, had energy in the second, now you don’t have any energy any more. And on top of that, the third trimester is when your body just goes haywire. You just become big momma. And with big momma comes a lot of, not items that you need,
but a lot of personal care that you need. So especially in the third trimester I see an acupuncturist a lot because my back pain and my hips. My hips just started super, super aching. I don’t think that was
grammatically correct. They started aching a lot, but it’s because my hips
are widening which is crazy. Your belly just gets huge
and starts stretching and it feels like you’re going to explode. This doesn’t happen to everyone but it happens of course to me, ’cause I have such an
interesting pregnancy. You have to buy boob pads
because my boobs actually started leaking already, which is really interesting. – [Andrew] Oh yeah. – Really grosses Andrew out. You also need your husband’s T-shirts because really nothing else fits. And Andrew gets mad
that I wear his T-shirts because I get leaky boobs all over them. But I was telling you
during the second trimester that I only wore the
aligned leggings from Lulu. Well, third trimester, I just found these bad boys. These are maternity
leggings from Fabletics. They’re the most comfortable
things I’ve ever worn in my life. When you get to third trimester and your belly gets bigger
than your entire body, nothing feels comfortable on your belly. So I found those, I tried ’em on and I was like, “This is heaven.” What else? Foot rubs. Your feet start swelling
which is always so attractive. So I go get foot rubs from
this place in Nashville called Bucca. You just lay in this chair and
they just massage your feet and your legs for an hours, which helps with the swelling. Another thing you definitely need, I made it all the way
through second trimester without having to buy anything maternity and I still think I could
maybe get away with it, if you just found really stretchy clothes. But I started investing
in maternity clothes. This is Isabel and Ingrid. It’s the maternity line from Target. But I got five of these dresses. It’s the most comfortable thing. Pants just suck unless it’s
the maternity leggings. So I just live in these. I also use HATCH. HATCH has some great stuff
and Fabletics maternity. The other thing, Andrew
thinks this is hysterical, but you need to invest in
a lot of extra toilet paper because I pee every 10 minutes. I probably pee six times a night? – [Andrew] Dog, it’s ridiculous. – Well, my bladder is
compressed now by a child. So if I even take a sip
of water, it’s like, aw, gotta pee now, which I get so frustrated ’cause I wake up in
the middle of the night and I go pee. And then I come back to bed, and I’m like, “I’m so thirsty.” But then I resent water ’cause I don’t want to
have to wake up again. – Like this girl, we’ll
be trying to watch a movie and we’ll have to pause
it once every 10 minutes. Just about. – Hey.
– So– – You know what’s crazy?
– What? – You can’t complain
’cause you did this to me. – We did it together. – Anyways, invest in a
lot of extra toilet paper, a lot of it. That’s it. That’s all I got. Do I have anything else? Like I said, I’m currently only 32 weeks, so maybe something else’ll
pop up that I need, but I feel like my pregnancy
has been pretty easy. My body’s been changing, I’ve been aching. I was nauseous, but
it’s been pretty smooth. If there’s anything else that you guys use when you went through your pregnancy or the pregnancy you’re
going through right now, please let us know. I’ll share it with everyone. But so far, those are the
only things that I need. – [Andrew] Can I just
butt in here real quick? – Yeah, yeah. – I do have to say that
during this whole process, what are we seven months in, eight? – We’re eight, over eight. – You’ve been a real champ. – Thanks. – I thank you for sacrificing
your body for your child. – Duh, it’s not a sacrifice. – No, it kind of is. I don’t know if you’ve
seen your belly recently. – Yeah, it keeps poking out. – Wouldn’t call that a six pack. – I wouldn’t call yours a six pack. – I was trying to be nice and
then this quickly digressed. – It’s okay. – Anyway, seriously, you’ve been– – Thanks baby.
– You’ve been really good. – Thank you. – Despite the random outbursts
of anger and emotional. – I haven’t been bad. I’ve noticed. I noticed in my first trimester (mumbles) I was a little emotional, like sappy. I’ve been really clingy
the whole pregnancy. – Super clingy. – And it’s only been
in the third trimester that I’ve noticed that I’m grumpy, but I also think it’s
because my body kind of hurts and I don’t sleep. – Yeah, I get that. I like this outfit by the way. – Anyways, one of the other
videos we’re getting ready to do is a livestream question and answer. So if you guys have any
questions for that video please submit them to
Instagram, Facebook or Patreon. Or the community page, can they do it on the community page? – I’ll do a community question. – Yeah, that’s be awesome. Thank you guys for watching this video. Please give a thumbs up,
press the subscribe button if you have not done that yet. What else? – No, that’s it. Just thanks for watching, guys. – We’ll see you next time.
– Really enjoy doing this. East Fam out. – Thank you to Care/of
for sponsoring this video and being the greatest
partner in the world. I seriously swear by these. All the information will be
in the description below. Please check them out. Go onto Care/of’s website, which is in the description below. Take your personality quiz. It’s so easy, guys. Vitamins are so important. It gets shipped to you every single month. It gives you an exact a month’s allotment. And it’s so easy. You just take one of these a day. Easy to travel with, easy to use. And really good for you. Thank you Care/of again. We’ll see you next time. (soft dancey electronic music)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *